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2021 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Recipients

  Never, since I began seeing theater on a regular basis and keeping a running diary of all the shows I see and the performers in them, have I seen … Continue reading

May 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

2021 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Nominees

Because of COVID, I saw only 22 plays in the Philadelphia area in 2021. Usually, I present what I call “The Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Award” — Notice the placement of … Continue reading

May 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

2020 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Recipients

Difficult! Difficult! Difficult!     The shortened theater year — Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards are annual based on the calendar year because that’s the way they began when conceived by an … Continue reading

May 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

2020 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Nominees

 From the beginning of the abbreviated 2020 theater year in Philadelphia, sterling performances were seen in several shows.       I noted some of them when posting nominees and recipients of … Continue reading

May 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

2020 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — Qualifiers

 It’s May 23, 2021.         Last week, on May 20, for the first time since March 13, 2020, I, who have seen more than 100 plays a year every year … Continue reading

May 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

2019 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Recipients

In the past week, performances by Marcia Saunders (“The Children”), Janis Dardaris (“The Children”), Dana Delany (“Goodnight Nobody”), Ellen McLaughlin (“Midwives”), and Alicia Roper (“A Woman of No Importance”) were … Continue reading

January 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

2019 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Nominees

You never know when you will enter a theater and see the “best.” Of a season. Of a year. Of a decade. Of a lifetime. I don’t go to the … Continue reading

January 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

2019 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Qualifiers

In 2019, I saw and ranked 138 theater productions in the Philadelphia area, which I define as being from New Brunswick, N.J. to Wilmington, Delaware., These shows range from national … Continue reading

January 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

One Eclectic Season — 2019-2020 in Philadelphia

The list, not totally complete, sometimes because of forgetfulness, sometimes because of blissless ignorance, and mainly because all the imminent Fringe activity might double the number, stands at 211, including … Continue reading

August 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

2018-2019 Helen and Morris Zoren World Theater Awards — The Recipients

I enjoy showing appreciation. I began keeping a diary of the shows I see when I saw my first professional performance ever — Carol Lawrence, James Mitchell, Sylvia Syms, and … Continue reading

August 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

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