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A Comedy of Tenors — McCarter Theatre Company at the Matthews Theatre

Ken Ludwig cannot keep his hands off of tenors. Thank goodness! While his marvelous new farce, “A Comedy of Tenors,” does not refer significantly to his lasting 1989 favorite, “Lend Me … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Quickies on the Current — Ainsleys, Children’s Hour, Comedy of Tenors, Disgraced

To keep up with the glut, here is a listing of plays running currently in the Philadelphia region and some quick comments about them. ANTIGONE — Wilma Theater, Broad and … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · 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

The Marriage of Figaro — McCarter Theatre

The last half hour of Stephen Wadsworth’s production of “The Marriage of Figaro” at McCarter Theatre is among the most exciting, moving, and galvanizing sequences of theater I’ve ever seen. … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Barber of Seville — McCarter Theatre

Stephen Wadsworth is a master of style. As opposed to being naturalistic, he heightens gestures, facial expressions, poses, and the physical timing of the characters in plays he directs, such … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

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