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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.
Fiasco Theater's pared-down production of Sondheim's extreme-fairytale musical at Princeton's McCarter has wonderful moments but isn't quite as charming as it thinks it is.
Benj Pasek get a Tony nomination
This excellent production by InterAct of Thomas Gibbons' 2003 "Permanent Collection" tells the story of a fabulous trove of art and the people entrusted with its care. Fascinating, says David Patrick Stearns.
By Wendy Rosenfield FOR THE INQUIRER Only heaven and producer Whoopi Goldberg know why Sister Act — the 1992 film featuring Goldberg as Deloris...