Theater

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.

Oscar-Winning Movies Don’t Come From Plays Anymore

No published or produced play has been the source for a Best Adapted Screenplay award since 1989.

Right Hand Woman: An interview with Emily Zeck, PTC’s managing director

Emily Zeck brings a wealth of experience to her new role as Philadelphia Theatre Company’s managing director.

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.

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

This bountiful menu of music had something for every taste

BIND (Corinna Burns): 2017 Fringe review

An ambitious, unfinished work by one of Philadelphia’s best.

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.

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Eugene Ionesco’s THE BALD SOPRANO (IRC): 2017 Fringe Review

Tina Brock and company make Ionesco’s absurd SOPRANO sing.

Your guide to Opera Philadelphia’s O17 Festival

Here’s everything you need to know about the musical smorgasbord that awaits.

2017 Barrymore nominees: In their own words

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

Opera Innovator: An Interview with David Devan ahead of the O17 Festival

Opera Philadelphia’s innovative general director previews the upcoming O17 Festival.

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.

PROJECT DAWN (People’s Light): The hug or the hammer

A well-intentioned but dull play about an important legal program in Philadelphia.

LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR (Walnut): Funny, morbid, timely, and of a time

Theatergoers who long for the good ol’ days of pre-political correctness will love it. Everyone else, just enjoy the ride.

MILLENNIA (Brad Ogden): 2016 Fringe review 63

Millennia is funny, ambitious, and a little bit confused—just like millennials.

BIG CRUNCH (TOLVA/Sam Congdon): 2016 Fringe review 45

A tale of queer liberation in a predictably dystopian sci-fi world. Prepare for merciless repetition.

THE INSTITUTE FOR RELATIVITY STUDIES (Brian Shapiro Presents): 2016 Fringe review 37

Comedy for people who want to have a little extra to think about after the show

THE 7-PERSON CHAIR PYRAMID HIGH WIRE ACT (Der Vorfuhreffekt Theatre): 2016 Fringe review 35

A Smokey Robinson-loving yeti aims to win a dance contest and a randomly chosen audience member delivers a love letter to the electromagnetic spectrum on behalf of a bat.

Mood Music and Mind Control at SoLow Fest

Music accompanies modern life, whether it’s a new band your friends like, the on-hold music of doctor’s office or half your office going to see Beyoncé last Sunday. But what happens when music takes control?