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KINKY BOOTS (national tour at the Academy of Music): Everybody say yeah

Seeing KINKY BOOTS every couple of years turns out to be a semi-good idea

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SIMPATICO (McCarter Theatre Center): A Red Orchid Theatre’s production comes to Princeton

Ralph Malachowski see’s the Pride Night performance of Sam Shepard’s SIMPATICO.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar October 2017

What’s on stage in Philly this month?

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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Walnut): A funny thing is happening now at the Walnut

Sondheim’s classic musical in a new production is directed by Frank Ferrante.

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CABARET (Arden): Glücklich zu sehen?

CABARET has taken on a new level of relevance, but Matthew Decker’s re-creation of Sam Mendes’ famous production remains stuck in the past.

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Serving Up Success: Interview with Brad Zimmerman on MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY

My Son The Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is actor/comedian Brad Zimmerman’s hilarious and uplifting story about the perseverance and passion needed to ‘make it’ as an artist a

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DEAR DIARY LOL (AntiGravity Theatre): 2017 Fringe review

Who would want to read their middle school diaries? The members of AntiGravity Theatre Project, that’s who.

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Fringe in Sketch: TRIAGE (Bent Antennae)

The play enters the Gray Cloud.

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ONION DANCES (Talia Mason): 2017 Fringe review

Talia Mason’s DANCES is a one-woman dance / narrative piece about her Jewish heritage

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Fringe in Sketch: THE TURN OF THE SCREW (Leila and Pantea Productions)

Leila and Pantea Productions creates art that engages audiences in new ways.

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ALCHEMIST (Chris Davis & Mary Tuomanen): 2017 Fringe review

A friend “knows who you are and forgives you for it.”

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TRIAGE (Bent Antennae): 2017 Fringe review

TRIAGE is a loosely formed conceit in which a manic-fairy-pixie host wearing a gas mask prances around, forcing the audience to watch bad improv. It’s as fun as it sounds….

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THE STORYTELLERS (Joy Madden): 2017 Fringe review

“We are storytellers,” Joy Madden begins.

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Fringe in Sketch: DEAR DIARY LOL (AntiGravity Theatre Project)

Anti Gravity Theatre Project presents a theatrical excavation of their middle school diaries by staging the unaltered words found inside.

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THESE TERRIBLE THINGS (Berserker Residents): 2017 Fringe review

The Berserker Residents may parody the conventions of theater, but they clearly believe in its power

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AMERICANA PSYCHOBABBLE (Alexandra Tatarsky): 2017 Fringe review

Tatarsky’s daring, inventive, rapid-fire wordplay is unlike anything you’ll see on a Philly stage

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BYE BYE LIVER (Happy Hour Live, LLC): 2017 Fringe review

A sketch-comedy, drinking play designed to get you drunk while making you laugh at the absurdities of over-imbibing.

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