Act II Playhouse

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WHICH REMINDS ME (Act II): 60-second review

Tony Braithwaite did it again with another original show

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THE NEW & IMPROVED STAGES OF GRIEF (Act II): Laughing through tears

Philadelphia’s queen of comedy takes on a dark subject with humor and heart.

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BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS (Act II Playhouse): The same old schtick

A play for people who need to be told how to feel.

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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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Neal Zoren’s BEST OF PHILADELPHIA THEATER, 2016

Neal Zoren chose his favorite productions, directors, and actors from the last year.

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THIS WONDERFUL LIFE (Act II): Every time a bell rings…

Tony Braithwaite re-enacts a holiday film classic in Act II Playhouse’s THIS WONDERFUL LIFE.

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Six Questions for Six Directors: John O’Hara’s 12 CHAIRS gets a revamped production

Female-centric theater group ReVamp Collective presents 12 CHAIRS.

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MAURITIUS (Act II): Feeling the philatelia

Act II Playhouse gets all dramatic with Theresa Rebeck’s MAURITIUS

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ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION (Act II Playhouse): A vote-getter

Puns, pokes, and irreverent portrayals take the place of debating issues

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Barrymore Awards Nominations

Industry insiders vote on their favorite shows and artists in their community from the preceding theater season. The resulting awards recognize the best that Philly stages have to offer, and also musicals.

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Summer Club: Swinging on the Shore

This weekend, while the cheese-steak crowd is piling into Wildwood, sophisticated Philadelphians go on their annual pilgrimage to Cape May to experience the latest program of The Summer Club.

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DRIVING MISS DAISY (Act II): A production in the drivers seat

An elderly Jewish lady and a young African American strike up an unexpected and unusual friendship.

Jennifer Childs and Tony Braithwaite star in the world
premiere of their original comedy cabaret, ON THE ROAD AGAIN at Act II Playhouse. 
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ON THE ROAD AGAIN (Act II): 60-second review

What better way to celebrate the cluster that is travel but with a charming show all about it in Ambler!

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BEHIND THE MUSIC: HOLIDAY TUNES (Act II): 60-second review

Did the holidays somehow sneak up on you? Get in the holiday spirit quickly with the warm, funny, and entertaining cast at Act II Playhouse.

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FOX ON THE FAIRWAY (Act II): Camaraderie of a club

No golf interest? No problem. This show has tongue-in-cheek humor, love, competition, and the danger of the unexpected.

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ACCORDING TO GOLDMAN (Act II): How to write a script

Act II opens its new season with a bang with Bruce Graham’s ACCORDING TO GOLDMAN

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2014/15 Critics’ Awards: The best in Philadelphia theater

Local theater writers vote for their favorites in twelve categories!

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FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS (Act II): 60-second review

Act II set a new standard for closing out an excellent season. FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS by Gerard Allessandrini is hands down hilarious. Tony Braithwaite, Elena Camp, Jeffrey Coon, and…

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Lawton), Mrs. Meekly (Gerri Weagraff), and Todd (Jake Blouch) can't
believe what they are watching in Act II Playhouse's production of
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UNNECESSARY FARCE (Act II): 60-second review

A stakeout goes awry with hilarious consequences in UNNECESSARY FARCE at Act II Playhouse.

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MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT (Act II Playhouse): 60-second review

Presented in variety-show style with skits, songs, and improv sessions, this show is downright funny.