Remembering Philadelphia’s Beloved Broadway Star: Ann Crumb, the down-to-earth diva from Media

Media Theatre hosts a memorial service for Ann Crumb, December 29

An Irish Masterpiece Still Shocking: Considering Synge’s PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD

An extended consideration of the new Synge production from Mount Airy’s Quintessence Theatre.

The good, the bad, and the ugly—The latest LGBTQ+ news from around the globe

The LGBTQ+ shows in this year’s Fringe inspire a look at queer news from around the globe

Fringe is Here. Fringe is Queer.

Fringe if you’re glad to be gay, Fringe if you’re happy that way.

A Welcome to the International Artists at the 2019 Fringe Festival

Henrik Eger greets international Fringe artists.

Philadelphia theater through the eyes of J. Cooper Robb, Part 2: 2004

Revisiting Philly theater history through the eyes of one of its finest critics.

Philadelphia Theater through the eyes of J. Cooper Robb, Part 1: 2002–2003

Remembering Philadelphia theater history through the eyes of a venerable theater reviewer.

Presenting stronger new dramas by overcoming “premieritis”

The “one-and-done” premiere problem and filling more theaters through “rolling WORLD premieres”

Up and Over the Rainbow: The Impact of Judy Garland on the work of Tyler Houchins

From being bullied to falling in love with Judy Garland. Tyler Houchins takes us down the yellow brick road.

“Passionate iconoclast and maverick”: Interview with Robert Smythe, Ahab in Hedgerow’s MOBY-DICK

Henrik Eger thought he knew MOBY-DICK until he saw Robert Smythe as Ahab.

JOHNNY DEPP (Val Dunn & Jenna Kuerzi): A Valentine date with late-stage capitalism

I didn’t dare to tell anyone what “Depp” means to German-speakers, as I didn’t want to spoil the most unusual Valentine’s date I had in my entire life. Yes, Johnny…

The Annual Christmas “Cash Cows”: Cultural demands or financial survival for new productions?

Is the Christmas period still a financial savior for their theaters and choruses.

An American soldier in bombed-out Germany: The Message of the Christmas Night

A true story by Margret Hatting, translated from the German by Henrik Eger

WINTER WONDERETTES (Walnut Street): The lovely ditzies of winter

Henrik Eger’s entertaining, yet sensitive review of a fun holiday show.

America the Beautiful, America the Ugly: An open letter to a German visitor

Henrik Eger considers PTC’s Sweat, Walnut’s Holiday Inn, and the state of American culture.

Jennifer Summerfield Medea

MEDEA, A Woman in Crisis: Interview with Jennifer Summerfield

Henrik Eger interviews the star of Hedgerow’s new production of a classical Greek tragedy.