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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

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

The Recipients — Helen and Morris Zoren Awards 2014-2015

A glorious season is celebrated by citing some of the best productions and performances seen during it. Awards are a round-up of sorts,. They compact cherished memories and give a … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Nominees — Helen and Morris Zoren Awards 2014-2015

Paring a list of hundreds to a mere, but significant, five is arduous. Even for someone who is the sole judge of whom gets selected to receive the ultimate recognition … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Helen and Morris Zoren Awards 2014-2015 — The Qualifiers

Going through 214 programs collected at theatrical performances during the 2014-2015 season is four times as exhilarating as it is exhausting. Besides programs, constant theatergoers also collect memories, often cherished … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nominees — 2014 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards

Choosing nominees from the marvelous array of performances is exhilarating, heartbreaking, and downright difficult. Performance was so good that I would be able to recommend more than 100 of the … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Quarterly Report — Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards for 2014

Every January, I confer my personal honors to the theaters, actors, and directors who have worked so creatively to entertain me and, I hope, thousands of others during a year. … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nominations — Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Award 2013

  I always tell people, and many from outside the Delaware Valley are surprised to hear, that theater in Philadelphia can compete with productions anywhere in the world, even New … Continue reading

December 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

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