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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

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

2018 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Qualifiers

Yes, I’m alive. And going to the theater. But less. Taking on a new career and working 70 hours a week besides writing, while working on some creative material, including … Continue reading

January 16, 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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