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AN ILIAD (Arden): Rage returns to Ilium

A bold, visceral performance giving the strong script its due.

[nyc] YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA (Signature Theatre): Times change

The style—despite a major cast—might be best described as wooden realism

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[nyc] PUMPGIRL (Irish Repertory Theatre): Things are fine in Irish drama

Everywhere you turn, there’s another Irish play, and each seems better than the last.

Visiting Bikini Bottom with Tristan McIntyre, star of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL

Among his many other skills, Tristan McIntyre can proudly add “planktonic copepod” to his list of theater roles. McIntyre joins SpongeBob and the proud residents of Bikini Bottom in the…

MEAN GIRLS (national tour): Doesn’t quite clique

“It’s not Ibsen,” I reminded myself, “It doesn’t have to be Sondheim. Just enjoy the show and have fun!”

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THE LAST MATCH (Lantern): Set points

Playwright Anna Ziegler drops us deep into an intricate game of high-stakes tennis

Things You’ll Like to Watch: A new web series from a local filmmaker

Spice up your weekend with a funny, sexy, and painful web series from local filmmaker Irina Varina

Why Philadelphia is the Best Music City

Philadelphia’s music scene is popping.

A Fairy Tale Role: Julia Udine on playing Fiona in SHREK THE MUSICAL

Walnut Street Theatre’s production of Shrek has Julia Udine transforming between princess and ogre.

SHREK THE MUSICAL (Walnut Street): 60-second review

A witty as well as funny musical that brought the happy house game.

SUNSET BABY (Azuka): A shining lead performance

Victoria Aaliyah Goins shines in a new play by a hot young playwright

WORLD PREMIERES (PA Ballet): A diverse program of new work

What is contemporary ballet? Where is it heading? Pennsylvania Ballet offer some answers.

Remembering Veterans and War Through Art

Today we are celebrating the lives of those who have fought for our country.

ONCE (Bucks County Playhouse): Once upon a time in New Hope

Bucks County Playhouse’s stunning production of ONCE leaves audiences hungry for more.

OH MERCY! (orig. “Roubaix, une lumière”) (dir. ARNAUD DESPLECHIN): 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival Review

Suspense is just a side effect to this crime-ridden film that’s not a crime film

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EUREKA DAY (InterAct): 60-second review

Another, brief take on InterAct Theatre’s latest production

Theater in Sketch: DRUNK LION (Chris Davis)

Chris Davis displays an amazing talent to paint with memory and to share the fruits of his personal experience and imagination.

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP (Curio): A comedy of labor

Curio’s The Mystery of Irma Vep requires virtuosity. Watching the production turns out to be more exhausting than fun.