Thursday, April 15, 2021

ZOO MOTEL (Theatre Exile): Checking in to the Zoom room by Scott Wiser

Catches perfectly the quarantine vibe of feeling isolated, alone, and somehow simultaneously overexposed The post ZOO MOTEL (Theatre Exile): Checking in to the Zoom room appeared first on ph…

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Irina Varina Knows What You Did Last Summer by Christopher Munden

In 2020, filmmaker and theater creator Irina Varina had a plan to make a film called I Know What You Did in the Summer of… The post Irina Varina Knows What You Did Last Summer appeared fi…

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Enter the ZOO MOTEL with Theatre Exile by Smalley Bogg

From April 15 through May 2, 2021, South Philadelphia theater company Theatre Exile will present an exclusive, limited engagement of the sensational Zoom production of… The post Enter the…

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong (dir. Adam Wingard): Film review by Dan Scully

This clash of the titans is absolutely wonderful to behold The post Godzilla vs. Kong (dir. Adam Wingard): Film review appeared first on phindie.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Take a Sound Break with Lightning Rod Special’s New Audio Series by Smalley Bogg

Lightning Rod Special launches new series of FREE theatrical audio works, The post Take a Sound Break with Lightning Rod Special’s New Audio Series appeared first on phindie.

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Religious Cults in Philadelphia: Interview with author Thom Nickels by Christopher Munden

Religious cults have marked every society throughout history, and Philadelphia has seen its share of peculiar groups. The city’s streets have seen such charismatic figures… The post Rel…

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Oscars Facing Backlash For No Zoom Policy by Smalley Bogg

The Oscars will be going ahead on Sunday, April 25, to the delight of the film industry, TV executives and film aficionados. However, it remains… The post Oscars Facing Backlash For No Zo…

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

NOBODY (dir. Ilya Naishuller): Film review by Dan Scully

If someone told me that the cinematic trend kicked off by Liam Neeson in which a middle-aged gentleman with a certain set of skills has… The post NOBODY (dir. Ilya Naishuller): Film revie…

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Living in A DOLL’S HOUSE: An Ibsen adaption for these times by Christopher Munden

On March 23, 2020, Philadelphia officially went into a lockdown that’s still to end. It’s kinda like we’ve all been stuck in an artificial world,… The post Living in A DOLL’S HOUS…

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

CRISIS (dir. Nicholas Jarecki): Film review by Dan Scully

Crisis does for the opioid crisis what Crash attempted to do for race relations in America. The post CRISIS (dir. Nicholas Jarecki): Film review appeared first on phindie.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

100 Days to Live (dir. Ravin Gandhi): Film review by Dan Scully

In the absence of resources, all you really need is a good story and the desire to tell it The post 100 Days to Live (dir. Ravin Gandhi): Film review appeared first on phindie.

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A Welsh Play Is Coming: Inis Nua presents HOW TO BE BRAVE by Smalley Bogg

Inis Nua Theatre continues its 17th season with the American premiere of How to Be Brave by Welsh playwright Siân Owen. Set in Newport, Wales,… The post A Welsh Play Is Coming: Inis Nua …

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Monday, March 15, 2021

SLAXX (dir. Elza Kephart): Film review by Dan Scully

A pair of possessed jeans comes to life and starts killing the staff in delightfully brutal ways The post SLAXX (dir. Elza Kephart): Film review appeared first on phindie.

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Monday, March 8, 2021

A MODERN-DAY CARMEN FANTASY by The Philadelphia Orchestra and Brian Sanders’ JUNK by Dorie Byrne

The Philadelphia Orchestra teams up with Brian Sanders’ JUNK for a reimagined, COVID-cautious CARMEN.  The post A MODERN-DAY CARMEN FANTASY by The Philadelphia Orchestra and Brian Sanders…

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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Live dance begins to return with Dream Chapters by Christopher Munden

As warm weather and herd immunity approach, a new dance-theater work heralds a safe return to live performance. The post Live dance begins to return with Dream Chapters appeared first on phi…

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Expert Advice on How to Get Rid of Guitar Squeaks by Smalley Bogg

Learn how to get rid of guitar squeaks. The post Expert Advice on How to Get Rid of Guitar Squeaks appeared first on phindie.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Sacrifice (dir. Andy Collier, Toor Mian): Film review by Dan Scully

Takes its time getting to the scary stuff, but uses that time to ratchet up the dread in a big way, leading to a surprising finale that chills to the bone. The post Sacrifice (dir. Andy Coll…

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Greenland (dir. Ric Roman Waugh): Film review by Dan Scully

Worth checking out before the world ends The post Greenland (dir. Ric Roman Waugh): Film review appeared first on phindie.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

PAC’s New Play Festival February 14 and 15 by Smalley Bogg

The New Venture Reading Series: 10-Minutes Play Festival will be presented online: Sunday, February 14 and Monday, February 15 The post PAC’s New Play Festival February 14 and 15 appeared …

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Friday, February 5, 2021

BLISS (dir. Mike Cahill): Film review by Dan Scully

An empty novelty, presented in a way that can only keep the audience at a distance The post BLISS (dir. Mike Cahill): Film review appeared first on phindie.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Little Things (dir. John Lee Hancock): Film review by Dan Scully

I have a feeling that The Little Things is going to be a bit of a critical punching bag, but I enjoyed the film The post The Little Things (dir. John Lee Hancock): Film review appeared first…

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Henrik Eger’s Memorial Service by Christopher Munden

A virtual memorial service held on Sunday, January 17, 2021, for Dr. Henrik Eger, who died January 3, 2021, at the age of 79. The post Henrik Eger’s Memorial Service appeared first on phin…

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Psycho Goreman (dir. Steven Kostanski): Film review by Dan Scully

It's hard to overstate how wonderfully fucked up this movie is. The post Psycho Goreman (dir. Steven Kostanski): Film review appeared first on phindie.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Phindie editor Christopher Munden goes Into the Absurd by Smalley Bogg

IRC producing artistic director Tina Brock interviews Christopher Munden about Kensington Soccer Club, Chosen by Committee, his work as a theater critic and editor, and his hungry cat Walter…

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One Night in Miami (dir. Regina King): Film review by Dan Scully

A fictionalized meeting of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke, adapted from the play by the same name. The post One Night in Miami (dir. Regina King): Film review appeared fir…

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

J.B. by Archibald MacLeish (1959): Chosen by Committee Episode 38 by Phindie Podcasts

On this episode of Chosen by Committee, Josh, John, and Chris talk poetry and bible, and wonder why this play didn't quite work. The post J.B. by Archibald MacLeish (1959): Chosen by Committ…

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Henrik Eger, 1941–2021 by Christopher Munden

The performing arts lost a vocal supporter and the world lost a vibrant presence last weekend. Editor-at-Large Henrik Eger died on Sunday, January 3, 2021, after being admitted to hospital f…

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Look Homeward, Angel by Ketti Frings (1958): Chosen by Committee Episode 36 by Phindie Podcasts

In 1958 the Pulitzer Prize for Drama went to Look Homeward, Angel, Ketti Frings's adaptation of the Thomas Wolfe novel. This week's episode of Chosen by Committee discusses the award-winning…

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Friday, January 1, 2021

A Bingo Lingo Guide by Smalley Bogg

Bingo is rapidly becoming one of the most played gambling games in the world The post A Bingo Lingo Guide appeared first on phindie.

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Phindie’s Most Read Articles of 2020 by Christopher Munden

What a fucking year that was. The post Phindie’s Most Read Articles of 2020 appeared first on phindie.

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Holiday Concerts in Review: 6 shows that went on despite the pandemic by Henrik Eger

Some of the most beloved choruses and orchestras in the Philadelphia area became creative in entertaining audiences in safe and often unexpected ways via virtual holiday performances.  The …

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre