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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

Bach at Leipzig — People’s Light & Theatre Company

At the end of the first act of Itamar Moses’s play, “Bach at Leipzig,” I turned to my friend, Byron Fink, and said, “I see. It’s a verbal fugue.” At … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The 39 Steps — Hedgerow Theatre

“The 39 Steps” gets broader every time I see it. My first view, at London’s Criterion Theatre in 2006, was an eye opener. It took me a scene of two … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Xanadu — Mazeppa Productions at Christ Church Neighborhood House

“Xanadu” is a musical that makes fun of itself and the 1980 movie on which it is based. Douglas Carter Beane’s tongue was so far embedded in his cheek when … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Fault in Our Stars — a movie by Josh Boone

Shailene Woodley has natural appeal. In at least three of her films — 2011′s “The Descendants,” last year’s “The Spectacular Now,” and the current “A Fault in Our Stars — … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chef — a movie by Jon Favreau

“Chef” has all the ingredients to be charmer, and it doesn’t disappoint. Although Jon Favreau’s movie raises questions about some aspects of its plot — A man whose comments and … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Side Show — Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

Bill Condon’s additions and adaptations to the cult-followed 1997 musical, “Side Show,” have differing effects as Condon endows Bill Russell’s original book with more musical glitter, makes the owner of … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

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