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Christopher Sutton and Lyn Philistine in MATILDA THE MUSICAL. Photo by
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How Big Is That Theater? Seating capacities of Philadelphia theaters

Ranked list of Philadelphia theaters by seating capacity

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Talking to Willy Wonka: Noah Weisberg brings Roald Dahl’s classic to Philadelphia

Broadway veteran Noah Weisberg is starring as Willy Wonka in the national tour of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 (Arden): Imagining another Nora

Naomi Orwin asks: Would a woman have envisioned a different Nora? A different Torvald?

Sketches by Chuck Schultz.
Tina Brock with her 2018 Barrymore for Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play. Photo by Mike DiFebbo.

Winners of the 2018 Barrymore Awards

Full list of 2018 Barrymore Award winners

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WARPLAY (Azuka): A playground at the gates of Troy

Not quite “Sing, oh muse, of the rage of Achilles.”

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A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 (Arden): After the slam

Lucas Hnath takes up Nora’s story fifteen years after the events of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play.

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MR BURNS (Wilma): Darkness on the edge of Springfield

Civilization has collapsed but The Simpsons is still going.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar November 2018

What’s onstage in Philadelphia theater in November 2018?

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A Door Slams, A Door Opens: Previewing A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2 at the Arden

Chuck Schultz previews Lucas Hnath’s sequel to Ibsen’s classic.

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Cooking Up Theater and Indian Food: Shreshth Khilani talks Immigrant Kitchen

Traverse a culinary landscape marked by family memories and ancient myth

01. Henrik Eger & Elke Brackmann on their way to MoMA in NYC, Aug. 2018. Photo by Britta Jesinghaus-Eickelbaum

America the Beautiful, America the Ugly: An open letter to a German visitor

Henrik Eger considers PTC’s Sweat, Walnut’s Holiday Inn, and the state of American culture.

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MEDEA, A Woman in Crisis: Interview with Jennifer Summerfield

Henrik Eger interviews the star of Hedgerow’s new production of a classical Greek tragedy.

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“Anything might be there in the dark”: Josh Hitchens talks fear, ghosts, and horror theater

Never underestimate the power of taking away the lights. Then anything might be there in the dark.

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Broadway tour at Academy of Music): An updated Fiddler

The thrill of a big show-biz production and the feeling of authenticity

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Theater in Sketch: DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS (EgoPo Classic Theater)

EgoPo Classic Theater is looking at the South African region to consider the geographical mysteries and beauty of African culture.

Is everybody a critic? Statler and Waldrof. (Photo via muppet.wikia.com)

10 Ways YOU Can Improve Theater Criticism

Actions you can take since you’re upset with theater criticism in Philadelphia.

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SWEAT (PTC): What’s the matter with Reading?

Why does SWEAT appeal to us, as aging urban middle-to-upper-to-upper-upper-class theatergoers? Do we hope to understand? Relate? Gawk? What do we applaud?