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

'Frog and Toad' a riveting family classic

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It's rather hard to get enough of A Year with Frog and Toad. The musical, based on the much-beloved amphibian protagonists created by Arnold... Read more

'An Iliad' taps ancient power of Homer's epic

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The Lantern Theater's production of An Iliad features only two people: a bard and his muse. The poem he speaks, and the ancient rhythms in... Read more

'Georgia McBride' in last few nights

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There's a reason Georgia McBridge is legendary. She - and her musical, Matthew Lopez' The Legend of Georgia McBride, in its final few days... Read more

From Ancient Rome, Curtis Institute opera suddenly relevant

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“It is an axiom among kings,” we hear early on in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, “to use a foreign threat... Read more