Mary Martello

Risks can lead to financial loss: Interview with Bernard Havard on A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at the Walnut Street Theatre

Bernard Havard discusses the risks of running a theater as few producers and directors would be willing to

A Woman of No Importance Walnut review

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Walnut Street): Dropping a stream of bon mots from the sofa

How wonderful that we have Oscar Wilde’s works and can go and see his plays

Resurrecting a Mel Brooks’ Favorite: Mary Martello talks YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Mary Martello is scaring up some fun-and foals in Walnut Street Theatre’s Young Frankenstein.

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.

IRVING BERLIN’S HOLIDAY INN (Walnut Street Theatre): Longing for a time that never was

IRVING BERLIN’S HOLIDAY INN takes us back to a kinder, gentler time when people could burst into song for no reason whatsoever.

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.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Walnut Street Theatre): 60-second review

The promise of “something for everyone” is both too little and too much.

2017 Barrymore nominees: In their own words

Phindie asked this year’s crop of Barrymore Award nominees about their experience of being nominated.

GYPSY (Arden): A self-aware musical

Another take on the Arden’s GYPSY

GYPSY (Arden Theatre): Mary’s turn

Martello shines in an otherwise confused production of this classic musical.

THE CAROLS (1812 Productions): Ghost of past holiday movies brought to comic life

A great entertainment present for Philly’s Christmas present.

MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION (Lantern): Thought-provoking amusement

In a Philadelphia theater season with an auspicious beginning, this production of MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION might be the most auspicious of all.

Lantern to Honor Mary Martello and Richard Vague at its RITE OF SPRING Benefit

Award-winning actress Mary Martello and philanthropic businessman Richard Vague are the Luminary Award honorees at Lantern Theater Company’s 2016 spring fundraising gala.

THE THREE MARIES (no Attytude productions): Philly Phun on Broad Street

This celebration of all things Philly and silly gets the audience strutting in their seats and laughing as they leave. Shakespeare it’s not, but Ogborn and the producers hope it will be adopted as a Philadelphia staple with a life of its own.

Ben Dibble, winner of "Best Actor" for his role in Herringbone at Flashpoint Theatre.

Picks for Best in Theater, 2014/15, by Philly Reviewer Neal Zoren

Each year, Philadelphia-based reviewer Neal Zoren announces his choices for the Helen and Morris Zoren Awards for World Theater. A fair number of the picks on Neal’s list are performers and productions from the Philadelphia area.

DOUBT: A Parable (Lantern): Some things are certain

It may be daunting for theaters to produce the original theatrical source for a well-regarded movie, but Lantern Theater Company’s DOUBT shows why some plays are worth reclaiming for the stage.

MARY POPPINS (Walnut): Flying between lightness and gravitas

In doing MARY POPPINS, a director has to decide between approaches: light and fantastical like the movie or darker like the book.

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL (Walnut Street): Performance over plot

Sharp performances keep 9 TO 5 so consistently entertaining it masks a contrived plot and mediocre music and lyrics.