Henrik Eger considers PTC’s Sweat, Walnut’s Holiday Inn, and the state of American culture.
IRVING BERLIN’S HOLIDAY INN takes us back to a kinder, gentler time when people could burst into song for no reason whatsoever.
THE HUMANS is a difficult play to like or to watch
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.
The promise of “something for everyone” is both too little and too much.
A great entertainment present for Philly’s Christmas present.
In a Philadelphia theater season with an auspicious beginning, this production of MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION might be the most auspicious of all.
Award-winning actress Mary Martello and philanthropic businessman Richard Vague are the Luminary Award honorees at Lantern Theater Company’s 2016 spring fundraising gala.
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.
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.
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.
In doing MARY POPPINS, a director has to decide between approaches: light and fantastical like the movie or darker like the book.
Sharp performances keep 9 TO 5 so consistently entertaining it masks a contrived plot and mediocre music and lyrics.
The historic Walnut Street Theatre celebrates two milestones with its mainstage presentation of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, written by New York playwright Joseph Kesselring in 1939: the play’s 75th anniversary and its own 205th landmark season. Directed by Charles Abbott, the Walnut Street’s crackerjack production (in association with Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, PA) whips up the perfect concoction of murder, mayhem, and misplaced “mercy,” topped with a large dollop of macabre madness, in this delectable recipe for hilarity.
The Lantern Theater Company’s production of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE completes its presentation of Martin McDonagh’s Leenane Trilogy, following 2007’s THE LONESOME WEST and 2011’s A SKULL IN CONNEMARA….