NEW YORK - To honor the 80th birthday of celebrated South African playwright Athol Fugard, The Road to Mecca, a play he wrote in the mid-'80s, opened Tuesday night for the first time on Broadway.
Bring on the mEEps. They live, well, a mEEp's life, rising each morning in their forest of found-object playthings, testing the air with hand-puppet fingers, then flipping open the tops of their trunks or large cans to climb out and play as a group in whatever endeavors they choose. Till bedtime.
NEW YORK - The musical On a Clear Day You Can See Forever has undergone a sex-change operation. When it opened on Broadway in 1965, it was about a woman named Daisy with a distinct hidden 18th-century personality named Melinda - and the psychiatrist who falls in love with Melinda, the alter ego.
A new theater run by a professional stage company is coming to downtown Norristown next fall.
Howard Shapiro joined The Inquirer in 1970 and has held many writing and editing positions, including cultural arts editor and travel editor. He now writes for The Inquirer’s features section.
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