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Musical in Sketch: LOVE NEVER DIES (Phantom of the Opera 2)

Sketches of the Phantom of the Opera sequel.

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Theater of the Extreme: Amanda Schoonover looks back on PHAEDRA’S LOVE

Henrik Eger talks to actor Amanda Schoonover about Sarah Kane and her career.

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Mule for Hire: John Rosenberg returns to Philly with some hella fresh theater

Our favorite DIY theatermaker returns to Philadelphia with a new play that probably won’t suck

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James Ijames Gets Kesselring Prize

Philadelphia playwright wins prestigious award.

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FRANKENSTEIN; OR THE MODERN PROMETHEUS (Quintessence Theatre): It’s Alive!!

Quintessence Theatre dynamically brings to life Mary Shelley’s classic tale of Frankenstein and his monstrous creation in a fantastic, eerily staged production

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar October 2018

What’s onstage in Philadelphia in October 2018?

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Love Never Dies: Sean Thompson talks about the Phantom of the Opera sequel

What happened after that fateful night at the Paris Opera House? Where are the Phantom, Raoul, and Christina now?

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The two most-produced plays in America come to Philadelphia

A Doll’s House Part 2 and Sweat top the 10 most-produced plays of 2018/19

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Scenes from the 2018 Fringe Festival

Sketches of the Philly Fringe by Chuck Schultz.

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“Nobody’s trash opinion is worth being late to brunch over”: Interview with Brandon Monokian

Brandon Monokian of Love Drunk Life talks about his 2018 Fringe experience

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Berlin to Broadway, a Musical Voyage with Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill: Cast interview

This Fringe, the Department of Theatre and Dance at West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) presented Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, a Musical Voyage,with a cast from the Theater and Drama Department.

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LONG TROUBLE (Svaha Theatre Collective): 2018 Fringe review

There’s a lovely simplicity in Elise D’Avella’s staging of the tragic story.

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Fringe in Sketch: POWERPOINTS FOR MY FRIENDS (Megan Chialastri / PHIT)

Philly Improv Theater presents powerpoints for my friends at the Adrienne.

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PHAEDRA’S LOVE (Svaha Theatre Collective): 2018 Fringe review

Two decades after her suicide, Kane remains one of the most truthful voices in theater. Svaha’s production captures her brilliance.

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TRUE WEST (Subscension): 2018 Fringe review

This little company has heft and promise. The Fringe has given them the opportunity to launch and they’ve certainly taken advantage of it.

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BON IVER FIGHTS A BEAR (mauraampersanddoug): 2018 Fringe review

Justin is a heartbroken young musician who escapes to his father’s cabin in the middle of nowhere

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I <3 ADRIAEN (Gerhardus): 2018 Fringe review

An artful blend of theater and history thrives among the tombstones at Old Swedes Church

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DAY OF ABSENCE (Flying Quilt/Iron Age): 2018 Fringe review

It’s haunting how relevant—and funny—this somewhat dated piece remains