Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Entertainment, Theater

Theater news, reviews, and criticism from The Philadelphia Inquirer.

People's Light's fine cast and creative choreography enhance this delightful adaptation of Jane Austen's definitive romcom.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: (L-R) Actors Elisabeth Rohm, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence accept the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award for ´American Hustle´ onstage during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Want to get up close and personal with Rydal's own Bradley Cooper? The recent Oscar nominee will reprise his role as John Merrick in a revival of Bernard Pomerance's "The Elephant Man," Entertainment Weekly reports.
Glen Macnow, of WIP Sportsradio. (Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel / Staff Photographer)
Glen Macnow has settled on new contract details with SportsRadio WIP.
"On the Concept of the Face, Regarding the Son of God' is such a boat-rocking experience that I can’t recommend it across the board. But I wouldn’t have missed it for anything, says critic David Patrick Stearns.
Says critic David Patrick Stearns of this truncated A Doll's House, "EgoPo made you reappreciate the full text in its absence. Too bad for those seeing the play for the first time. They might mistake it for 'Feminism for Dummies.' "
"What doesn't kill us makes us stronger." Nietzsche's dictum, great for individuals seeking motivation, bad for couples incapable of masking mutual resentment. Case in point: Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years, now receiving a soulful production by 11th Hour Theatre Company, says critic Jim Rutter
The Arden Theatre first staged Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music in 1995 at the Arts Bank on Broad and South Streets. Two decades on, they've upstaged the musical with a gorgeously designed, magnificently presented production that, as a capstone to the Arden's 25th season, revels in its success.