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COLLECTED STORIES (Act II): Friendship in the real world

As we enter the season of unpredictable weather, go to Act II to get their take on the warm and fuzzies mixed with the cold shoulder.

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KING KONG (Broadway Theatre): Going ape on Broadway

We like our fantasies to be readily identifiable as such and to be realistic in their details.

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PETITE MORT and World Premieres (Pennsylvania Ballet): Lamentation and Revolution

The exuberant choreography was spectacular, the dancers striking, and the dramatic finale stirred the viewers’ imagination.

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EMPATHY, INC. (dir. Yedidya Gorsetman): Film review

The film explores the lengths that someone will go just to save their reputation and/or bank account.

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How Big Is That Theater? Seating capacities of Philadelphia theaters

Ranked list of Philadelphia theaters by seating capacity

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Talking to Willy Wonka: Noah Weisberg brings Roald Dahl’s classic to Philadelphia

Broadway veteran Noah Weisberg is starring as Willy Wonka in the national tour of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 (Arden): Imagining another Nora

Naomi Orwin asks: Would a woman have envisioned a different Nora? A different Torvald?

Sketches by Chuck Schultz.
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BODIED (dir. Joseph Kahn): Philadelphia Film Festival review

The film blogosphere has been alight about Joseph Kahn’s latest feature, Bodied, since its explosive debut at TIFF over a year ago.

Tina Brock with her Barrymore for Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play. Photo by Mike DiFebbo.

Winners of the 2018 Barrymore Awards

Full list of 2018 Barrymore Award winners

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WARPLAY (Azuka): A playground at the gates of Troy

Not quite “Sing, oh muse, of the rage of Achilles.”

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A World Premiere by a Pennsylvania Ballet Dancer: Interview with Russell Ducker

The experienced dancer and aspiring choreography spoke to Phindie days before his world premiere.

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A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 (Arden): After the slam

Lucas Hnath takes up Nora’s story fifteen years after the events of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play.

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DIAMANTINO (dir. Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt): Philadelphia Film Festival review

From Portugal comes what is easily the funniest film of 2018

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MR BURNS (Wilma): Darkness on the edge of Springfield

Civilization has collapsed but The Simpsons is still going.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar November 2018

What’s onstage in Philadelphia theater in November 2018?

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A Door Slams, A Door Opens: Previewing A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2 at the Arden

Chuck Schultz previews Lucas Hnath’s sequel to Ibsen’s classic.