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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 — 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

Fool For Love — EgoPo; Words for Snow — Inis Nua; Outside Mullingar — Delaware Theatre Company

FOOL FOR LOVE — EgoPo Classic Theater at Latvian Society, 7th and Spring Garden Streets, Philadelphia, 267-273-1414, http://www.egopo.org -through Sunday, February 23- EgoPo’s production of “Fool For Love” holds out … Continue reading

February 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

My General Tubman — Arden Theatre; A Woman of No Importance — Walnut Street Theatre

MY GENERAL TUBMAN — Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, 215-922-1122, http://www.ardentheatre.org, through March 1 — “My General Tubman,” is ambitious in its attempt to tie 19th century slavery … Continue reading

February 12, 2020 · 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 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

O19: A Genuine Festival and an Operatic Feast

Producing one opera is a chore. Even when, in an unusual course of events, scenery and costumes are minimal, there’s a score, orchestrations, a libretto, the staging, and the delicate … Continue reading

October 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Our Town — People’s Light & Theatre Company

Thornton Wilder’s elegy to unadorned simplicity, “Our Town” receives a warm, moving, pitch-perfect production at People’s Light & Theatre Company where director Abigail Adams and cast endow this valentine to … Continue reading

August 21, 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

Nominees — Helen and Morris Zoren World Theater Award 2018-2019

Two awards are issued a year. At the beginning of each year, the Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Award is bestowed to productions and performers appearing between New Brunswick, N.J. and Wilmington, … Continue reading

August 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

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