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Cape May Summer Club — Cape May Convention Hall

The sharp white dinner jackets and black bow ties tell one story. Tight harmonies on “Guys and Dolls” classics, “Fugue for Tinhorns” and “Luck Be a Lady,” tell another. Entertaining … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tommy — New Cavern Productions

The first thing I look for in the inaugural production of a theater company is the will to do good work. New Cavern Productions, the brainchild of founders who are … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Women of Will — Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Book my trip to Lenox, Massachusetts. After seeing, and hearing, the magic Tina Packer, can conjure using primarily language, movement, and attitude, I want to see anything theatrical in which … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Didn’t Your Father Have This Talk With You? — Reprise — Act II Playhouse

Tony Braithwaite is reprising his one-man show, “Didn’t Your Father Have This Talk With You?,” at the Act II Playhouse, where he is artistic director, through Sunday, August 3. This … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike — Bucks County Playhouse

Someone who writes lines as punchy and hilarious as Christopher Durang does should remember each whine, comeback, and bon mot he composes. Especially while he is playing the character that … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Macbeth — Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Patrick Mulcahy’s production of “Macbeth” for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival takes a sharp turn for the better when Ian Bedford, as Shakespeare’s title character, launches into the soliloquy in which Macbeth … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Andy: A Popera — Bearded Ladies Company at the Wilma

Andy Warhol’s fame has lasted far more than 15 minutes, and in “Andy: A Popera,” fictional professor and lecturer, Dr. Peter P. Never has been obsessed with the seminal pop … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lend Me a Tenor — Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

When a piece of a door breaks off after apparently being slammed one time past its tolerance, actor Perry Ojeda, playing an internationally renowned opera singer in “Lend Me a … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Herringbone — Flashpoint Theatre at Off-Broad Street Theatre

All hail Ben Dibble! “Tour de force” is too light a praise to let it suffice to encompass all this brave, virile, agile, expressive triple threat performer offers audiences in … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Marilu Henner — Learning Health, Unlearning Lines

Originally posted on NealsPaper:
Marsha Mason and Marilu Henner Marilu Henner returns to New Hope’s Bucks County Playhouse from July 17 to August 10 as Masha in Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning…

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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