Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Lion Dance and 15 other things to do this weekend in Philadelphia, January 27-29

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LUNAR NEW YEAR Philadelphia Suns Lion Dance Parade Head to Chinatown to watch the Philadelphia Suns welcome in the Lunar New Year with a parade... Read more

'Jitney' at the Friedman Theatre: The enriching intensity of August Wilson

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Of all the intense, shocking father/son confrontations that roil American drama — Willie and Biff in Death of a Salesman, Big Daddy and... Read more

'Dear Evan Hansen': Heart-wrenching, thrillingly right

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Benj Pasek, who co-wrote with Justin Paul the music and lyrics for this brilliant hit musical Dear Evan Hansen, was a student at Friends Central... Read more

'Bortle 8': A murky play looking for light

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The fine British-pub tradition of “A Play, A Pie, and A Pint” continues with Tiny Dynamite’s productions as this generous... Read more

Chaos comes again in New York Theater Workshop's 'Othello'

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It is director Sam Gold’s magic: humanize the great, the iconic, the tiptoed-around. This is not the impulse to high concept, to replay... Read more

McCarter's 'Carol': Adorable sugar plum

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I’ve seen at least one version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for every December I’ve been reviewing theater (which... Read more

'The Road': The songs and sorrows of being in John Denver's band

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In The Road: My Life With John Denver, now at People's Light, a man and a woman stand side by side on stage against the backdrop of a rustic... Read more

'The Carols': Corny, hilarious holiday fare

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The Carols, a cheerful, corny throwback of a musical by 1812 Productions at Plays & Players Theatre, is pure holiday fare. If you want... Read more