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Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards 2014 — The Recipients Are…

In a year chocked with sterling performance, the combined names of two actors who turn out to be recipients of the 2014 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards sound positively Dickensian. Say … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sunset Boulevard — Media Theatre

With Ann Crumb’s excitingly electric portrayal of Norma Desmond as a mesmerizing centerpiece, the Media Theatre’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Sunset Boulevard” soars with noir lushness that remains engagingly … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Other Desert Cities — Walnut Street Theatre

 Elephants of several sizes lurk around the handsome, perfectly appointed living room Todd Edward Ivins designed for the Walnut Street Theatre’s equally stylish production of Jon Robin Baitz’s 2011 play, … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

News from the Avenue — Latin Flavor Prevalent in January

ARDEN CASTS HUDES PLAY        The second installment of Central High graduate Quiara Alegria Hudes’s Elliot Trilogy, “Water by the Spoonful”  runs from January 16 to March 16 at … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Monty Python’s Spamalot — Media Theatre

Though director-choreographer Dann Dunn takes full advantage of all the jokes and silliness Eric Idle and his Monty Python cohorts built into their movie, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

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