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2021-2022 Helen and Morris Zoren World Theater Awards — The Recipients

The Great Return occurred.      Live theater, missing from our lives for 15 months, arrived back on the stage.      Regional theaters opened. London opened. Broadway opened. Masked or not, … Continue reading

August 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

2019-2020 Helen and Morris Zoren World Theater Awards — The Nominees

Ready for some confusion?       While reviewing diaries and rankings for the 2021-2022 Helen and Morris Zoren World Theater Awards, it dawned on me the pandemic intervened, imposed a long … Continue reading

July 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

2021 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Nominees

Because of COVID, I saw only 22 plays in the Philadelphia area in 2021. Usually, I present what I call “The Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Award” — Notice the placement of … Continue reading

May 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

Alexander Hamilton: A Favorite Before It Was Fashionable

Lin-Manuel Miranda did Alexander Hamilton, and students of American history, a gratifying favor. Reading Ron Chernow’s excellent biography of Hamilton earlier in this decade, Miranda saw a life of drama … Continue reading

August 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

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