BABEL (Theatre Exile): Uncertifiable

Theatre Exile’s newest offering left Josh Herren cold. He is trying to figure out why.

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RACHEL (Quintessence): Screaming from the Past

A work of incredible importance to American theatrical history

THE BED SHOW (Unattended Baggage): 60-second review

A delightfully immersive peek into “bed culture”

KING LEAR (Bristol Riverside): Mommy issues

We start to experience the world as Lear might, slowly losing their sense of reality

MARRY, MARRY, QUITE CONTRARY (Paper Doll Ensemble): 60 Second Review

There’s manic energy to this parody of ABC’s hit The Bachelor

Bong Joon-Ho Before PARASITE: An ongoing series from Philadelphia Film Society

Interview with PFS programming director Travis Trew about Bong Joon-Ho’s films before PARASITE

GINTRY (Die-Cast Productions): Gentrification with a twist

At Whitey’s bar, gentrification and poetry are on the menu.

SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL (Forrest Theatre): An Unlikely Hero

Philadelphia gets a visit from Bikini Bottom in Spongebob the Musical.

LITTLE RED ROBIN HOOD (People’s Light): What is a panto?

Takeaway: Bring your kids to this unique Philadelphia area tradition!

[nyc] A New(ish) EVITA at New York City Center

Director Sammi Cannoid brings a lot of thought to the Webber/Rice juggernaut EVITA. Can the show’s libretto handle it?

[nyc] SLAVE PLAY (Golden Theatre): Process this!

Jeremy O. Harris’ brilliant SLAVE PLAY is designed to shock, provoke, and trigger. It succeeds on all fronts.

MEAN GIRLS (national tour): Doesn’t quite clique

“It’s not Ibsen,” I reminded myself, “It doesn’t have to be Sondheim. Just enjoy the show and have fun!”

ONCE (Bucks County Playhouse): Once upon a time in New Hope

Bucks County Playhouse’s stunning production of ONCE leaves audiences hungry for more.

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP (Curio): A comedy of labor

Curio’s The Mystery of Irma Vep requires virtuosity. Watching the production turns out to be more exhausting than fun.

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NEXT TO NORMAL (Bristol Riverside): Rock concert or psycho-drama?

Bristol Riverside Theatre’s snazzy Next to Normal leaves reviewer Josh Herren cold.

A SMALL FIRE (PTC): 60-second review

Joanie Schultz’s direction centers on masterful and delicate performances by Bebe Neuwirth and John Dossett.

A Millennial’s Guide to Seeing Theater in Philly and Still Paying Your Rent

Theater tickets are expensive. What’s a young theater lover in Philadelphia to do? 

DANCE NATION (Wilma): What it means to be ferociously pubescent

The constant menace of teenage ambition hums under the entire production.