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Tsarina on Tour: Lila Coogan visits Philadelphia in ANASTASIA

Lila Coogan transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to 1920’s Paris in her role as Anya in the touring production of Anastasia.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar April 2019

What’s onstage in Philadelphia theater in April 2019?

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A Curious Role: Austin Nedrow on playing Christopher in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

A dog, a mystery and a curious mind! Austin Nedrow steps into the inquisitive mind of Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night- Time.

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“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.

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KING LEAR (Quintessence): England at his feet

As Lear, Robert Jason Jackson is “every inch a king.

Claire Inie-Richards and Ben Dibble in MEASURE FOR MEASURE. Photo by Mark Garvin.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Lantern): A Gchat review

Julius Ferraro and Christopher Munden discuss Lantern Theater’s production on Gchat.

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The People’s Champ: Getting to know Chris Davis

A long-form interview with Philly’s favorite solo theater artist.

(l-r) Jessie Cannizzaro, Jevon McFerrin, Steffanie Leigh, Shay Vawn, Brad Oscar. Photo by Tom Miller

THE GODS OF COMEDY (McCarter Theatre): 60-second review

A charming comedy buried under an avalanche of frenetic activity

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LASHED BUT NOT LEASHED (Martha Graham Cracker): A dilettante at large sees the new revue

Martha Graham Cracker (aka Dito von Reigersberg) is back in Philly for only three shows

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Examining Janis Stevens as Katharine Hepburn

Janis Stevens IS Katharine Hepburn in Kate: The Unexamined Life

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Getting to Know Erlina Ortiz of Power Street Theatre

A long-form interview with the resident playwright at Power Street Theatre.

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Theater in Sketch: RENT (Merriam Theater)

Sketching RENT’s 20th Anniversary Tour

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DA (Irish Heritage Theatre): Father and son

In DA, a writer has reached the “go back home” stage of the writer’s life cycle.

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GEM OF THE OCEAN (Arden): A thing of beauty

GEM OF THE OCEAN is about a lot of things, including race, mysticism, and murder.

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Getting to Know LaNeshe Miller of Theatre in the X

A long-form interview with actor and theatermaker LaNeshe Miller.

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BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS (Azuka Theatre): Great things are done by a series of small things brought together

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together —Vincent Van Gogh When Bob is born and immediately deserted in a White Castle restaurant bathroom, an employee…

Marissa Wolf in 26 PEBBLES.

26 PEBBLES (Allen’s Lane): People power

A play which powerfully purveys distinct, upfront viewpoints and perceptions unlike any other medium.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar March 2019

What’s onstage in Philadelphia theater in March 2019?

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A Fairy Tale Role: Lukas James Miller in CINDERELLA

Lukas James Miller takes on the role of his dreams as Topher in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.