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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.

Neal Zoren’s Shows to See in Philadelphia This September

September is most active month in Philadelphia theater

One Eclectic Season — 2019-2020 in Philadelphia

A rundown of an enticing season of theater in Philadelphia

The Legend of Mulan: Liaoning Ballet brings Chinese story to the Merriam Theater

THE LIAONING BALLET OF CHINA is gearing up to take the stage at the Merriam Theater for a one night only performance, August 28, 2019.

Music in Sketch: Zaccai Curtis Quintet (Exuberance Music)

The music in the Exuberance Music space is fashioned to set the bar for the finest taste in design and sound. The home entertainment in this urban designed living room…

Dance in Sketch: FROM THE FEMININE GAZE (Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Co)

Review by Chuck Schultz; illustrations by Yumna Tolaimate

Presenting stronger new dramas by overcoming “premieritis”

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

Full Cirque: Alix Croop returns to her hometown with AMALUNA

Allentown native, Alix Croop, couldn’t imagine how her talents would translate to what she had seen in Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria when the show played at her college campus. At…

Theater in Sketch: JOHNNY DEPP: A RETROSPECTIVE ON LATE-STAGE CAPITALISM (Val Dunn & Jenna Kuerzi)

I was looking forward to catching Val Dunn and Jenna Kuerzi’s presentation on late-stage capitalism, JOHNNY DEPP: A RETROSPECTIVE ON LATE-STAGE CAPITALISM, ever since I first heard about it. It showed…

Remembering Stonewall: Gay Liberation 50 years on

The goal of the movement should be the erasure of that hostility so that the movement itself is no longer necessary.

Theater in Sketch: GINTRY (Die-Cast Productions)

Drinks, theater, and sketches from Quig’s Pub

Theater in Sketch: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (Walnut Street)

A review in words and sketch by Chuck Schultz and Yumna Tolaimate

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.

Theater in Sketch: CRUEL INTENTIONS (Kimmel Center)

Sketches of the musical by Chuck Schultz.

Getting into the Swing of CATS: Bucks Co native Justin Geiss on his feline roles

Justin Geiss talks about working as a “swing” performer who can be called on to take the stage at a moment’s notice.

A Passion for Dance and Music: Bryan Koulman talks ahead of his 4th annual show

Phindie interviewed director and choreographer Bryan Koulman about the program and his passions for dance and music.

Cirque on Ice: Director Fabrice Lemire talks Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL

Lemire talks to Debra Danese about the unique challenges of bringing acrobatics and skating together.

It’s a Philadelphia Thing: A new performing arts festival fosters artistic exchange

There’s new performing arts festival in town: Trade School PHL/LAX runs June 5-8

Rennie Harris Gets Funky: Interview with the choreographer ahead of FUNKEDIFIED

Rennie Harris: Funkified is inspired by the funk music of his youth.