'Ring of Fire' is a smiley-face disservice to Johnny Cash

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Imagine that two decades from now, some Broadway producer penning a jukebox musical about the music of Nirvana used Kurt Cobain's songs to... Read more

Freedom Theatre remakes 'Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope' in Philly's image

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If you don't see it now, Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, now in production at Freedom Theatre, is one of those shows you won't see staged professionally... Read more

'The Producers' wages war on Hitler with laughter

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A zesty revival of The Producers (2001), the Mel Brooks musical, is now running at the Broadway Theatre in Pitman, N.J. Once again we get to... Read more

'One-Act Bonanza': Feminist slaps at old sterotypes

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Alice Gerstenberg would have been pleased at the sight of the Old Academy Players' One Act Bonanza in East Falls last weekend. Her He Said... Read more

'Broadway on Butler' celebrates a great American artform

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Using their veteran stars, Eileen Cella and Sonny Leo, Act II Playhouse is serving up a delicious mid-summer treat, Broadway on Butler. Created... Read more

A whirlwind tour of Broadway's romance

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By Hugh Hunter FOR THE INQUIRER Using their veteran stars, Eileen Cella and Sonny Leo, Act II Playhouse is serving up a delicious midsummer... Read more

New City's 'Roseburg': The dream of gun control, in 1968 - and now

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The New City Stage Company's Roseburg, running through July 31 at the Adrienne Theater Second Stage, is a play about gun control, set in the... Read more

Review: Pride and Prejudice

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By David Patrick Stearns INQUIRER CULTURE CRITIC Jane Austen has handily overtaken pretty much everybody among staged romantic comedies, not... Read more