'An American in Paris': Ecstatic joy of freedom

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The Broadway Philadelphia season at the Kimmel kicks off with an ecstatic version of An American in Paris. The show ended its Broadway run... Read more

Dazzling 'Sleeping Beauty' keeps panto tradition alive at People's Light

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I don’t know what impresses more about the annual panto tradition at People’s Light: that the company invests what’s ostensibly... Read more

'In My Body' needs a fresh pulse

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The first thing you see upon opening the program book for In My Body, the new cabaret musical about body-related matters, is a full-page topless... Read more

'Will Rogers Follies': How funny he was, how unfunny we are

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Back in the day, Will Rogers was more popular than Shirley Temple. Having attained fame in vaudeville, he starred on radio and in movies and... Read more

'Working': The dignity, joy, and hard work of work

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Working has become a favorite of school and community musical theater since its 1978 Broadway debut, yet I doubt that many productions match... Read more

Tale of guards at Taj Mahal questions levels of allegiance

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In Endymion, John Keats contended that "a thing of beauty is a joy forever." Yet, what if a thing of beauty becomes a source of unreasoning... Read more

'New Brain': An uneven ride, with great highs

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N ow playing at Theatre Horizon in Norristown, A New Brain is an autobiographical musical comedy written by Tony Award winners William Finn... Read more

'Irish moment' on stage cements link between Philly and Ireland

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It's an Irish moment for Philadelphia theater. On Saturday, the Irish Heritage Theatre concluded the run of Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel. On... Read more