Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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"Bach at Leipzig, 1722": Jabari Brisport, Danny Gardner, Stephen Novelli at People´s Light and Theatre.
"Bach at Leipzig, 1722": Jabari Brisport, Danny Gardner, Stephen Novelli at People's Light and Theatre. MARK GARVIN

New This Week

Andy: A Popera (Bearded Ladies/Opera Philadelphia) The cabaret stage of this work-in-development will change nightly as it examines Warhol's life and the question, "Is immortality worth dying for?" Opens Wednesday.

Macbeth (Delaware Shakespeare Company) Ambition, witches, bloody doings all around. Previews Thursday and Friday, opens Saturday.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Bucks County Playhouse) Three siblings and a muscle-bound wild card make gloomy, loopy hay out of Chekhov. Previews Thursday and Friday, opens Saturday.

 

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Reviewed by Wendy Rosenfield (W.R.)and Toby Zinman (T.Z.). Read complete reviews at www.inquirer.com/theater

A Thousand Clowns (Montgomery Theater) Hal Gardner's '60s comedy is a worthwhile journey back in time. Ends Sunday. - W.R.

Bach at Leipzig (People's Light and Theatre Company) Leipzig, 1722. Many are vying for the job of organist at the grand Thomaskirche. Where's Bach? Through Aug. 10.

Deathtrap (Bucks County Playhouse) How do you murder a sure thing? This production of Ira Levin's thriller finds a way. Ends Sunday. - W.R.

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? (Broadway Theatre of Pitman) Watch a class of parochial-school kids grow from kindergarten to graduation. Through Aug. 3.

Hamlet (Delaware Shakespeare Theatre) Something is still rotten in the state of Denmark. Through July 27.

Herringbone (Flashpoint Theater) All singing, all dancing, all acting - and all by one possessed guy. Through July 29.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Walnut Street Theatre) J. Pierrepont Finch shows how it's done in a pleasant production of this Tony winner. Ends Sunday. - T.Z.

The 39 Steps (Hedgerow Theatre) Four actors tackle 150 characters in this zippy, farcical take on Hitchcock's movie version of John Buchan's thriller. Through Aug. 17.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival) This shimmering production is what fits summer Shakespeare best: a little romance, some comedy, a dash of heartbreak, and pretty tunes. Ends Sunday. - W.R.

Xanadu (Mazzeppa Productions) Cliches, Greek gods, roller skates - who could ask for more? Through July 26.

 

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