Revisiting Philly theater history through the eyes of one of its finest critics.View More Philadelphia theater through the eyes of J. Cooper Robb, Part 2: 2004
The Bechdel family has a funeral home (dubbed Fun Home by the kids) and also a not-fun family home.View More FUN HOME (Arden Theatre): LOL misery
A timelessly relevant damnation of our human falsehoods is also an au courant commentary on sexism.View More A DOLL’S HOUSE (Arden): Ibsen for our times
Another take on the Arden’s GYPSYView More GYPSY (Arden): A self-aware musical
Martello shines in an otherwise confused production of this classic musical.View More GYPSY (Arden Theatre): Mary’s turn
Dito van Reigersberg in a new drag persona steals the spotlight in this riotuous, fierce production.View More THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE (Arden): “Your First Shade!”
A superb cast and creative artistic design bring the story of traumatic loss and joyful renewal to life in the haunting musical adaptation of a Victorian classic.View More THE SECRET GARDEN (Arden): Captivating mystery and haunting artistry
In the wake of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, Shakespeare is summoned to take on a play commission for the Crown.View More EQUIVOCATION (Arden): They made him an offer he can’t refuse
Excerpted from NealsPaper.com by kind permission. Stephen Sondheim’s musical PASSION comes to a pivotal point at which a young soldier, Giorgio (Ben Michael), suddenly becomes deeply…View More PASSION (Arden): Pretty anticlimactic
There’s little inherent humor in a guy needing a kidney, but evidently no one told that to Michael Hollinger.View More UNDER THE SKIN (Arden): The boundaries of the body and the limits of love: It’s complicated
In September of 1900 Anton Chekhov confessed in a letter to his actress-wife Olga Knipper: “I find it very difficult to write THREE SISTERS, much more…View More Conversations on Chekhov: What gimmicks? The Arden’s THREE SISTERS has a lasting effect
Phindie looks at tax returns for local theaters to see how much they brought in from what sources. We also look at who the best paid employee was for each “non-profit”.View More Is there money in theater? Where does it come from? Who gets it?
Set in Georgia between 1913 and 1915, PARADE examines the true story of Leo Frank, a transplanted Brooklyn-bred Jew accused of killing a thirteen-year-old girl…View More PARADE (Arden): A Musical Tragedy of Bigotry and Injustice
Like the rest of us, theater companies have to file taxes. This tax day, we look at some information from the most recent publicly available tax returns (generally 2012) for some major and independent Philadelphia companies.View More Tax time. Is there any money in theater?