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
Remembering Philadelphia theater history through the eyes of a venerable theater reviewer.View More Philadelphia Theater through the eyes of J. Cooper Robb, Part 1: 2002–2003
Jess Conda joins Sam Tower + Ensemble in an all badass female rock noir cabaret.View More Getting NOWHERE FAST: Sam Tower and BRAT team up for female-fronted rock ‘n’ roll dance theater
BRAT brings a raw alternative true-fringe experience to this year’s festival with Pat Finnerty’s original work of rock-n-roll cabaret theater.View More THE LID (Pat Finnerty & BRAT): 2015 Fringe Review 8
Useful if you have a time machine. A full listing of events for the 1997 Fringe Festival.View More Blast from the Past: Schedule for the very first Philadelphia Fringe Festival
Jess Conda IS Fringe. Here are her in-the-know picks and plugs for the 2015 Fringe FestivalView More Jess Conda’s Shameless Plugs and Top Picks for the 2015 Fringe Festival
It’s more dope than Lance Armstrong. And ballsier too. The Phindie Fringe Bike Tour is the best way to enjoy the 2015 Fringe Festival.View More How to Fringe? On a Bike.
Top Philly theater writer Deb Miller previews the best of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.View More Deb Miller’s 15 Top Picks for the 2015 Fringe Festival
Brat Productions’ PLANT ME HERE presents a saccharine dream of ruin and rebirth.View More PLANT ME HERE (Brat): Sound and fury
The theater community contains a wealth of multi-talented artists who are not only gifted actors, but also highly skilled singers, musicians, and composers.View More Theater Artists Making Beautiful Music in NY and Philly
New Jersey native Erik Ransom developed a huge following in Philadelphia with his original work COMING: A ROCK MUSICAL OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS, for which he wrote the book, music, and lyrics, and also starred as glam-rock protagonist Damian Salt.View More Erik Ransom Takes New York by Storm!
Vaudeville, bouffon, and circus meet progressive rock in BRAT Productions’ ensemble-devised cabaret performance ALWAYS COMING SOON: THE FUTURE. It’s a compelling combination that entertains, mocks, and provokes through BRAT’s signature high-energy music, intriguing visual design, and dynamic physical theater which begins the moment you enter the venue as aggressive carnival buskers hawk popcorn, drinks, and breaths of fresh air to the incoming audience.View More ALWAYS COMING SOON: THE FUTURE (BRAT Productions): Alternative Cabaret with a Timely Message
In ALWAYS COMING SOON: THE FUTURE, BRAT Productions takes another look at what the future holds, and the auguries are not pretty: Derelict clowns, aggressive barkers, and obscene control culture. But THE FUTURE is funny and fun: It’s another of the entertaining rock cabarets which the company has launched in recent years,View More THE FUTURE has arrived: Interview with Peter Gaffney, musical creator of BRAT’s latest production
Sebastian’s dance-music-theater creations draw from each art without being confined to easy definitions. This Saturday’s Sorry, I’m Just Human marks a culmination of two years of choreographic, musical, and theatrical experimentation.View More Seven dancers. 200 Surveys. 4-inch Leather Boots. SORRY, I’M JUST HUMAN.
BRAT Productions, Philly’s foremost purveyor of fearless rock-and-roll theater, rocks the Tin Angel with a new installment of its Barrymore Award-winning series THREE CHORD FICTION:…View More THREE CHORD FICTION: LOVE BITES (BRAT): A Riotous Night of Rock-Theater Cabaret
A remount of Jess Conda’s gloriously glitzy glam-rock musical that enjoyed a smash-hit world premiere at the 2012 Fringe, Brat Productions’ ETERNAL GLAMNATION invaded this…View More  ETERNAL GLAMNATION (Brat Productions): Fringe review
Aaron Cromie, one half of a double-act with Mary Tuomanen, describes with relish the process of creating their latest Fringe piece, Saint Joan, Betrayed. For Saint…View More SAINT JOAN, BETRAYED, a preview: Really cool masks and puppety things
Phindie is gearing up its coverage of the 2013 Fringe Festival, with previews, interviews, and reviews featuring over 60 shows in theater and other performing…View More Shameless Plugs and Badass Shows: Jess Conda’s picks for the 2013 Fringe Festival
Eugene Ionesco’s absurdest masterpiece The Bald Soprano (“La Cantatrice chauve”) ends as it begins: with an Englishwoman talking about french fried potatoes. Her husband isn’t listening, but this…View More Philadelphia’s BRAT Productions makes the theater of the absurd even more absurd
Philadelphia has quite the noir pedigree. It was home to William McGivern, author of the source material to such hard-boiled classics as Rogue Cop and The Big Heat, and David…View More Meanwhile . . . a noir-spoof mystery at the Ruba Ballroom