[NYC] Dance in Sketch: CORBEAUX (Bouchra Ouizguen at the Crossing The Line Festival)

The Brooklyn Museum welcomed its visitors to sit in on a chanting, mantra-like performance. The woman covered up delegates a cultural observance, respect, and worship. In the Brooklyn Museum, the…

A Red Orchid Theatre’s SIMPATICO at McCarter. Jennifer Engstrom and Guy Van Swearingen. Photo by Richard Termine.

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?


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.


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.

Un_Sung (Lauren Whitehead, center) surrounded by ghosts in We shall not be moved.(from left, Tendayi Kuumba, Caci Cole Pritchett, Michael Bishop and Duane Lee Holland, Jr.).Photo by Dave DiRentis

After the O17: A reflection on Opera Philadelphia’s brave endeavor

This bountiful menu of music had something for every taste

The Magic Flute, part of Opera Philadelphia's O17 Festival.

THE MAGIC FLUTE (Opera Philadelphia): An animated opera in the O17 Festival

A worthy anchor of Opera Philadelphia’s inaugural O17 Festival.


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


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.


Fringe in Sketch: TRIAGE (Bent Antennae)

The play enters the Gray Cloud.

Talia Mason by Irina Varina

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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MUJERES (Evalina Carbonell and Annielille Gavino): 2017 Fringe review

Carbonell + Gavino give powerful and genuine explorations of motherhood.


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

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


THEN THE TAIL (allendance): 2017 Fringe review

Allendance has again delivered a contemplative take on movement through effortless contact and a fresh atmospheric perspective on the intimate space that is the Iron Factory.


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

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

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CLOSE MUSIC FOR BODIES (Michael Kiley): 2017 Fringe review

CLOSE MUSIC FOR BODIES is sensual choral performance. Sixty-five of us follow the directions of the performers and position, and re-position, ourselves around the big, open space at the Christ Church…

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17C (Big Dance Theater): 2017 Fringe review

Big Dance Theater has built a reputation of articulate and speculative work, pairing theater and dance to dissect both historical and contemporary ideals. 17c is comical and stark, and the…


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….