Terrific actors playing lovable characters, important issues, snappy dialogue, and plenty of comedy
The back streets of Kensington may not have much in common with HollywoodView More California Fresh: New theater company launches in Kensington arts space
Philadelphia is in the United States, so I’ve decided that theater should be spelled theater, not the English/French theatre. Right.View More It’s “theater”
Like many people, I was introduced to THE CRUCIBLE in a high school English class. The teacher dutifully told us that it was a play…View More THE CRUCIBLE (Tri-County Performing Arts Center)
Playwright Martin McDonagh delivers a powerful political message in the most palatable of pillsView More LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE by Theatre Exile at Plays and Players
For seven years Sara Carano has been a member of The Waitstaff, a Philly-based sketch comedy troupe that has proven to be one of city’s…View More How To Succeed In Comedy With Really Trying: Interview with The Waitstaff’s Sara Carano
Having been inspired last time around to write one of PPAA’s most popular articles “What Learned From GQ Today,” I thought I might mine the current issue…View More What I learned from GQ this time around
Yeah, so it seems a shitload of people spent the night in Philadelphia in 2010. According to an Inquirer article/industry press release from Feb 19, “Philadelphia filled…View More Did you see that thing about how last year Philly hotels had more guests than ever before?
Actor John Jezior has become well known to Philadelphia area audiences through his work on Shakespeare productions; he has performed in nearly half of the…View More Don’t worry folks, he’s not like that in real life (or so he claims): Interview with Blasted’s John Jezior
Charles Dickens asked in his will that no memorials be erected to him and so the life-size sculpture of the author in Clarke Park in…View More “Great Expectations” at Curio Theatre
My dance vocabulary is limited, so please forgive me as I redefine terms for my own benefit. When I say conceptual dance, I am referring…View More Conceptual Dance and Star Power
That playwright Sarah Kane looked on the world as a pretty bleak place was confirmed by her 1999 suicide (at the young age of 28). But her…View More Sarah Kane’s Controversial Play ‘Blasted’ Comes to Philadelphia’s Luna Theater Company
I was producing a Fringe show last year, and I had an Equity actor (Actors’ Equity is the union for theatre actors). No problem, my…View More Philly needs an Equity Showcase—sound the horn!
I’m interested in the growth of The University of the Arts (UArts) and how its graduates have been sticking around and building their performing arts…View More What the fuck are they teaching our kids? Interview with UArts student Jessica Rodriguez
Cliff Lee made an appearance at the Philadelphia Auto Show, and it was the top story on the evening news. (Since this is a performing…View More Can we get Cliff Lee to a play?
Another Sondheim revival is not what will put Philly on the theater map.View More So I was looking at the PTI website the other day . . .
I got a chance to catch up with playwright/director John Rosenberg of Hella Fresh Theatre whose show California Redemption Value is in the middle of its run…View More California Living in Kensington: an interview with John Rosenberg of Hella Fresh Theatre
For those of you familiar with my appearance, you may be surprised to learn that I have a subscription to GQ. Fear not, I do…View More What I learned from GQ today
I’m not the target audience for Mauckingbird Theatre Company’s Philadelphia premier of “[title of show]”, now onstage UPstairs at the Adrienne Theatre. I’ve never been the…View More Musical theater kicks off Mauckingbird Theatre Company’s fourth season
Amazingly, there is just one weekend left until Christmas, but that’s still plenty of time to get your fill of holiday theater. Here is the…View More A Weekend of Christmas Plays
Tomorrow, Thursday 11, 2010, the Philadelphia Theater Company is presenting a special pay-what-you-can performance of its upcoming production, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.…View More PTC Preview show to benefit Philadelphia literacy organization