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The Art of a Show: Creating graphics for an independent theater production

A play with gorgeous graphics for its marketing just looks like it has its shit together. How does that happen?

Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

THE KING AND I and I: Interview with star of touring production

Anthony Chan spoke with Phindie about his role as Prince Chulalongkorn.

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Theater in Sketch: THE KING AND I (Academy of Music)

HE KING AND I is set in a time period of colonies and colonials.

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Playwrights Under Pressure: Part 2 of interview with OSLO playwright J.T. Rogers

“The American theater is chock full of inward looking plays that fester over small, personal family dramas”

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Emotion is the Heart of Melodrama: Adapting THE PRISONER OF ZENDA

“It’s easier to fix than to create,” says director and adapter Matt Tallman of Anthony Hope’s THE PRISONER OF ZENDA running March 30 to April 30 at the historic Hedgerow…

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THE CAST
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Jon Peterson
Emcee
 Leigh Ann Larkin
LEIGH ANN LARKIN
Sally Bowles
 Benjamin Eakeley
BENJAMIN EAKELEY
Cliff
 Alison Ewing
ALISON EWING
Fräulein Kost, Fritzie
 Mary Gordon Murray
MARY GORDON MURRAY
Fräulein Schneider
 Scott Robertson
SCOTT ROBERTSON
Herr Schultz
 Patrick Vaill
PATRICK VAILL
Ernst Ludwig
ENSEMBLE
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Kelsey Beckert
KELSEY BECKERT
Sarah Bishop
SARAH BISHOP

CHELSEY CLARK
Jenna Zito Clark
JENNA ZITO CLARK
Ryan DeNardo
RYAN DENARDO
Lori Eure
LORI EURE

KENDAL HARTSE
Andrew Hubacher
ANDREW HUBACHER
Joey Khoury
JOEY KHOURY

CHRIS KOTERA
Tommy McDowell
TOMMY MCDOWELL
Laura Sheehy
LAURA SHEEHY
Steven Wenslawski
STEVEN WENSLAWSKI
Bob Amaral
BOB AMARAL
Lucy
LUCY SORLUCCO
CREATIVE TEAM
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JOE MASTEROFF
Book
JOHN KANDER & 
FRED EBB
Music & Lyrics
SAM MENDES
Original Director
ROB MARSHALL
Original Co-Director & Choreographer
BT MCNICHOLL
Director
CYNTHIA ONRUBIA
Associate Choreographer & Choreography 
Re-created by
PATRICK VACCARIELLO
Musical Supervisor/Vocal Arrangements
ROBERT BRILL
Set Design
WILLIAM IVEY LONG
Costume Design
PEGGY EISENHAUER
Lighting Design
MIKE BALDASSARI
Lighting Design
KEITH CAGGIANO
Sound Design
MICHAEL GIBSON
Orchestrations
DAVID KRANE
Dance & Incidental Music
ROBERT COOKMAN
Music Director/Contractor
PAUL HUNTLEY
Hair & Wig Design
ROBERT AMODEO
Make-up Design
JOHN M. ATHERLAY
Production Stage Manager
ROBERT V. THURBER
Stage Manager
NIKKI LINT
Assistant Stage Manager
JIM CARNAHAN, C.S.A.
Casting
LARRY MORLEY
Technical Supervisor
RICHARDS/CLIMAN, INC.
General Manager
BOND THEATRICAL GROUP
Press & Marketing Director
GENE FEIST
Founding Director, Roundabout Theatre Company
ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
Todd Haimes, Artistic Director

CABARET Couple: Talking to the married stars of a Broadway tour

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony award-winning production of CABARET will make its Philadelphia premiere at the Academy of Music April 4-9

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Walnut): A trivial comedy for serious people

Walnut Street Theatre’s delectable production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST finds just the right tone and style.

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A Different Type of Theatrical Experimentation: PARROT TALK with Julius Ferraro

Philly theater creators experiment with physical theater, but use TV-type language. Julius Ferraro goes down a different path.

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IRONBOUND (Simpatico): Does this bus stop at 82nd street?

IRONBOUND takes place outside of a bus stop in front of a factory in New Jersey.

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TOMFOOLERY (Act II): Rediscovering the satire of Tom Lehrer

Tom Lehrer is the smartest, most devilish, most perceptive, and most funny of the editorial songwriters

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SIDE SHOW (Media Theatre): Coming together on a small stage

SIDE SHOW is a tricky piece, but there was much to savor at Media Theatre’s production

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CORIOLANUS (Lantern): Succeeding with a Shakespeare many companies wouldn’t attempt

With a strong cast and design wizards the Lantern has made CORIOLANUS a visceral, lively and thought-provoking experience

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Louisa May Alcott and the Civil War: A tale at an historic house

Local playwright Josh Hitchens has interpreted a Civil War story by Louisa May Alcott.

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IT’S SO LEARNING (Berserker Residents): Will this be on the test?

The Berserker Residents take us back to school

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Shelley Butler and Patrick Ross at PlayPenn. Photo by John Flak.

Beyond PlayPenn: Former conference interns come into their own, part 3

Former PlayPenn interns come into their own as theater professionals.

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IT’S SO LEARNING is Even Berserker!

Republished by kind permission from FringeArts. Bradley Wrenn, co-founder of The Berserker Residents, talks about how the company is revamping their 2015 Fringe hit It’s So Learning to reflect our new, terrifying…

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AN ADULT EVENING OF SHEL SILVERSTEIN (Allens Lane): Our ridiculous grown up world

From the author of such children’s classics as The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends comes a socially insightful series of vignettes