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The Second Mrs. Wilson — George Street Playhouse

Heaven bless Joe DiPietro for eschewing the current penchant for 90-minute works that dwell on single issues or one character’s stifling neurosis in a staccato shorthand that barely scratches surfaces, … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Memphis — Walnut Street Theatre

“Memphis” lives for, and on, its production numbers. While the 2010 Tony-winning musical brims with story, its plot, by Joe DiPietro, alternates racially charged scenes involving prejudice, segregation, and even … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me — George Street Playhouse

Everyone should have an Ernest Shackleton. As drawn by writer Joe DiPietro and composers Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Millburn in their musical, “Ernest Shackleton Loves Me,” the Antarctic explorer is … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change — Walnut Studio on 3

Far from contempt, familiarity breeds enjoyment in Christopher Sutton’s smart, adult approach to the 19 sketches comprised in the Walnut Independence Studio production of the widely-produced “I Love You, You’re … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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