For the 40th year, Neal picks his favorite Philadelphia-area productions and performances
Previewing December theater in Philadelphia
Rundown of Philadelphia theater shows onstage this November
Preview of Philadelphia theater this October
September is most active month in Philadelphia theater
A theater critic chooses his best theatrical works of the last year
Freda Payne does some lovely singing in ELLA: FIRST LADY OF SONG, a biographical tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
Neal Zoren reviews BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
I’ve gone from a fan and admirer to an enthusiastic supporter of Jen Childs in I WILL NOT GO GENTLY.
Most things are destined to be average, even musicals that have managed to stay on Broadway for a couple of years.
Neill Hartley’s ensemble for FROZEN makes the most of all the emotion and thoughtfulness Bryony Lavery invests in his play of forgiveness, redemption, and moving on.
In adapting THE BLUEST EYE, Lydia R. Diamond trusts Toni Morrison.
Republished by kind permission from Neals Paper. Vocally, Jenny Lee Stern channels Patsy Cline. The clean, heartfelt sounds register. Physically, I kept seeing Judy Garland and began hoping Stern, a known…
EgoPo’s presentation of John Guare’s Lydie Breeze continues with a look at a New England utopia.
David Bradley’s production of this classic is a sterling example of a strong scripts coupled with a great ensemble.
Danton, Marat, Robespierre, and their ilk have mostly been forgotten, while the guillotined Marie retains fame.