'The Present': Early Chekhov, all there and finely done

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Forget 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

Dancer DePrince, raised in Cherry Hill, promoted at Dutch National Ballet

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Michaela DePrince, 21, who spent most of her childhood in Cherry Hill, was promoted last Thursday to soloist at the Dutch National Ballet during... Read more

'Prudencia Hart': A wee dram of scotch, and a healthy draft of verbal fun

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It 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

Philly-born violinist Sarah Chang robbed on flight to Russia

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Sarah Chang, 36, the Philly-born violinist who began her international career with a solo gig with the Philadelphia Orchestra, was robbed of... Read more

Chaos comes again in 'Othello' at New York Theatre Workshop

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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

'Dear Evan Hansen': Thrillingly right, heartrending

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Philadelphia-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

Philly Theater world sends out yearly Happy Holiday video

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A motherlode of talent keeps the Philadelphia theater world lively and vibrant. I'm reminded of that by the annual "Happy Holidays" video that... Read more

Appreciation: Donald Montanaro and keeping tradition alive

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In music, the maxim about those not knowing history being doomed to repeat it does not hold. Quite the opposite. Those who don’t know... Read more