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2016 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Recipients

The level of theatrical production in the Philadelphia area is so fine, choosing recipients for an annual award was a challenge in all but the Best Supporting Actress category, and … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

2016 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Nominees

Award time, and the choosing ain’t easy. Philadelphia actors have become world-class, and excellent, detailed, assured, individualized performances have become the rule. Some performers stun by expanding what looks like … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

2016 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Qualifiers

What an enriching year in Philadelphia theater! Choosing the alleged best among 176 productions proved an daunting task as companies are getting cannier about selecting plays that are good for … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a 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

Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards 2014 — The Recipients Are…

In a year chocked with sterling performance, the combined names of two actors who turn out to be recipients of the 2014 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards sound positively Dickensian. Say … Continue reading

January 8, 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

Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Award 2014 — Qualifiers

Awards are not a matter of whim. Painstaking care is taken to see that every play, actor, and director is given conscientious consideration. The Philadelphia Theater’s Critic’s Award process involves … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · 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

Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards 2013

The 2013 theater year was a strong one in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas. Companies showed both taste and assurance while presenting a wide range of plays, many of which … Continue reading

January 1, 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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