All Things Entertaining and Cultural

The Two Gentlemen of Verona — Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

“The Two Gentlemen of Verona” is Shakespeare in embryo. You see history’s most talented and perceptive psychologist at work as he dissects elements of love, friendship, betrayal, and redemption. You … Continue reading

June 28, 2014

Deathtrap — Bucks County Playhouse

Ira Levin is one clever bugger. In conceiving his 1978 comedy thriller, “Deathtrap,” Levin went beyond crafting a murder mystery, in which perpetrators believe they have executed the perfect, untraceable … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Thousand Clowns — Montgomery Theater

 The Montgomery Theater production of “A Thousand Clowns” settled two nagging curiosities, and both to gratifying satisfaction. I have always been interested in whether the comedies produced on Broadway so … Continue reading

June 26, 2014

Nominations for 2013-2014 World Theater Awards

The 2013-2014 theater season was chock full of wonderful productions and performances. Choosing the most outstanding from among a magnificent selection was not an easy task. Selecting the Top Five … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fiddler on the Roof — Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

 “Fiddler on the Roof” celebrates the 50th anniversary of its original production this fall. The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival production at DeSales University demonstrates Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick’s … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Unconstitutional — Philadelphia Theatre Company at Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Colin Quinn is for abortion, for guns, for gay marriage, and for the death penalty. Besides crossing entrenched party lines to put some common sense into politics, Quinn says his … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Evita — National Tour — Academy of Music

Michael Grandage’s production of “Evita,” touring the United States after runs in London and New York, is a pageant-like affair that successfully meets the challenge of staging a work that … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Dear Liar — Hedgerow Theatre at Farmhouse Studo

The history of “Pygmalion,” the insanity of war, the personal lives of artists, and the deep, deep love that can develop between friends are among the many subjects broached in … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Qualifiers for Nomination — Helen and Morris Zoren World Theater Awards 2013-2014

Another theater season. Another theater diary completed. From the first show logged for the 2013-2014 theater year, “Mothers and Sons” at the Bucks County Playhouse, to the last, the national … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rain — National Tour — Academy of Music

“Rain” is an honest show. The Beatles tribute that arrives perennially with the regularity of precipitation is  a straightforward concert featuring the music of John Lennon and Paul McCartney and … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

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