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America’s Diva Comes to Philadelphia: An interview with Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming has been at the forefront of classical music for three decades.

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The Mother of All Roles: E. Ashley Izard plays Mary Tyrone in LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

E. Ashley Izard tackles one of the most daunting roles in the American canon.

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CABARET (Arden): Glücklich zu sehen?

CABARET has taken on a new level of relevance, but Matthew Decker’s re-creation of Sam Mendes’ famous production remains stuck in the past.

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BIND (Corinna Burns): 2017 Fringe review

An ambitious, unfinished work by one of Philadelphia’s best.

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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Walnut Street Theatre): 60-second review

The promise of “something for everyone” is both too little and too much.

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HELLO BLACKOUT! (New Paradise Laboratories): 2017 Fringe review

How can a radically plotless work communicate a complex and controversial theory?

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I’M OK, ARE YOU OK? (PHIT Comedy): 2017 Fringe review

For Molly Scullion, the only way out is through comedy.

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Eugene Ionesco’s THE BALD SOPRANO (IRC): 2017 Fringe Review

Tina Brock and company make Ionesco’s absurd SOPRANO sing.

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Your guide to Opera Philadelphia’s O17 Festival

Here’s everything you need to know about the musical smorgasbord that awaits.

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2016-2017 Phindie Critics’ Awards

Philadelphia theater writers choose their favorite plays of the last season.

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2017 Barrymore nominees: In their own words

Phindie asked this year’s crop of Barrymore Award nominees about their experience of being nominated.

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2017 Barrymore Awards nominations

On August 21, Theatre Philadelphia announced nominees for the 2017 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. Established companies led the day.

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Opera Innovator: An Interview with David Devan ahead of the O17 Festival

Opera Philadelphia’s innovative general director previews the upcoming O17 Festival.

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A Woman Who Dares: Interview with KC MacMillan

KC MacMillan talks about making the transition from freelance artist to administrative director, what she envisions for the next phase of her career, and what advice she has for young women who aspire to direct in Philadelphia

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MOON OVER BUFFALO (People’s Light): A few doors short of a farce

Why did People’s Light exhume this largely forgotten play from its well-deserved obscurity?

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THE NEW & IMPROVED STAGES OF GRIEF (Act II): Laughing through tears

Philadelphia’s queen of comedy takes on a dark subject with humor and heart.

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THE NERD (Bucks County Playhouse): 60-second review

Larry Shue’s 1979 farce has seen better days.

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PROJECT DAWN (People’s Light): The hug or the hammer

A well-intentioned but dull play about an important legal program in Philadelphia.