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The Recipients — Helen and Morris Zoren World Theater Award 2015-2016

People ask, “How can you see 216 productions in a year?” The answer is I would see more if time and cash flow allowed. Those two life-enriching commodities rarely arrive … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Helen and Morris Zoren 2015-2016 World Theater Awards — The Nominees

  You will soon realize I did not see “Hamilton.” It wasn’t for lack of trying. I didn’t buy a ticket when the Broadway run went on sale because it … Continue reading

September 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Qualifiers — Helen and Morris Zoren World Theater Awards 2015-2016

In an unusual year during which trips to New York and London had to give way to some financial pinching, I was still able to see 216 theater productions, thanks … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Anthony Rapp — A Life in the Theater, “Rent” and All

  Anthony Rapp says he has always enjoyed the ups and downs of show biz, and he should know oodles about them given he is age 44 and in the … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tony Awards 2016 — Why Not?

The Tonys are my Super Bowl. Say what you want about Broadway, it remains the pinnacle of American theater quality and proves over and over again to be the place … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Impressions and Lightning Takes

IMPRESSIONS   Bruce Graham is having the most magnificent year of his playwriting career. His new works so far in 2016, “Funnyman” and ‘White Guy on the Bus” not only … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sex with Strangers — Philadelphia Theatre Co. at Suzanne Roberts

Originally posted on NealsPaper:
Editor’s Update: In the month since I saw “Sex with Strangers” at New Brunswick’s George Street Theatre, JoAnna Rhinehart has caught up to Kyle Coffman in…

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — A HISTORY OF RECIPIENTS

I am, by nature, a list maker and an evaluator. From the time I began going to the theater and saw my first professional show, “Funny Girl,” on September 4, … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

2015 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — THE RECIPIENTS

Theatergoing is a pleasant and relatively safe gamble. You never know when you’re going to see a special production or performance that is extraordinary beyond expectation. I didn’t know the … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards 2015 — THE NOMINEES

Reliving a theater season, program by program, is a lesson in appreciation. I was present at the birth of regional theater in Philadelphia. I attended my first Philadelphia Theatre Company … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment
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