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2021-2022 Helen and Morris Zoren World Theater Awards — The Nominees

 As always, paring lists of more than 50 and two of more than 200 to a select group of five is an arduous task even if it’s a lot of … Continue reading

July 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

2019-2020 Helen and Morris Zoren World Theater Awards — The Nominees

Ready for some confusion?       While reviewing diaries and rankings for the 2021-2022 Helen and Morris Zoren World Theater Awards, it dawned on me the pandemic intervened, imposed a long … Continue reading

July 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

2021-2022 Helen and Morris Zoren World Theater Awards — The Qualifiers

      Theater life increasingly turns to normal. For most of 2022, I have seen at least 10 productions a month. Adding the handful of shows that were able to open … Continue reading

July 22, 2022 · 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 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

2019 Oscars — Goodness All the Way

2019 did not look as if it was going to be an interesting, let alone an eclectic and notable film year. Until November, only Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time … Continue reading

January 15, 2020 · 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

2018 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Nominees

2018 was chocked with good productions and fine performances. Choosing nominees, let alone recipients, required a battery of combinations and permutations until the lists were set. Here, in each of … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

2017 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Nominees

I’m late, I’m late for a very important date. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima maxima culpa. And other bosh like that.   Life sometimes encroaches, and mine needed some … Continue reading

April 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

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