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Hamilton — National Tour, Academy of Music on the Kimmel Cultural Campus

  Sweep on several levels accounts for the achievement and excitement of “Hamilton.” It’s no wonder it’s earned both critical acclaim and popular support since the Lin-Manuel Miranda burst of … Continue reading

October 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

I’m a Stranger Here Myself — Prince Music Theater

Mark Nadler has a lot to impart in his 90-minute show, “I’m a Stranger Here Myself:¬† Musik from the Weimar and Beyond.” The veteran cabaret performer uses a barrel-house piano … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Phantom of the Opera — National Tour — Academy of Music

Lucky, lucky Andrew Lloyd Webber. He sets a Grand Guignol classic, Gaston Leroux’s “The Phantom of the Opera” to music that is lush with romance, witty in both parody and … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas — Walnut Independence Studio on 3

¬†Kathy Halenda nails all the traits that made Sophie Tucker popular and unique during her heyday as a nightclub entertainer and raconteuse whose career spanned more than half of the … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

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