Toby Zinman's night job since 2006 is theater critic for the Inquirer where she reviews New York and London as well as Philadelphia. Her day job: Prize-winning prof at UArts, author of five books about modern and contemporary drama, and doer of scholarly deeds (winner of five NEH grants, Fulbright lecturer at Tel Aviv University, visiting professor in China). She was recently named by American Theatre magazine "one of the twelve most influential critics in America."
0 CommentsOf all the intense, shocking father/son confrontations that roil American drama — Willie and Biff in Death of a Salesman, Big Daddy and... Read more
0 CommentsForget the samovar. This is a vodka party, not a tea party, unused as we may be to Chekhov’s characters getting drunk and dancing on... Read more
0 CommentsIt begins, as all good pub shows should, with a wee dram of Scotch (what else for this very Scottish play, where the accents are even tastier... Read more
0 CommentsPhiladelphia-born Benj Pasek, who co-wrote with Justin Paul the music and lyrics for this brilliant hit musical, Dear Evan Hansen, was a student... Read more
0 CommentsIt 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