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Meet the Cast and Director of Providence Players’ ‘Amadeus’ Part 3: Julia Buhagiar as Constanze by Chip Gertzog

Amadeus, the late Peter Shaffer’s Tony and Academy award winning masterpiece opens next week, September 30, 2016, at the James Lee Community Center Theater and kicks off the Providence Players 2016-2017 season. In Part 3 of interviews with the cast and Director of Amadeus, meet Julia Buhagiar who plays Constanze Weber. Chip: Please tell our readers where […]

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Come to KAT’s ‘Cabaret’: Part 2: Meet Chuck Dluhy

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s (KAT) Cabaret, meet Chuck Dluhy. Joel: Where have local theatergoers seen you perform before on our local stages? What roles have you played? Chuck: I played Uncle Fester in KAT’s production of The Addams Family.  I’ve also recently been seen as Lord […]

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An Interview With Anaïs Mitchell About Appearing With John Gallagher, Jr. Tonight 9/22 @7:30 PM at The Hamilton in DC

Anaïs Mitchell is a singer-songwriter and musician who has been called the queen of modern folk music. Her 2010 album Hadestown, a folk-opera based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and set in the Depression era, has been developed into a folk-opera which recently completed a sold-out Off-Broadway run at the New York Theatre […]

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An Interview with Beth Hylton, Director of ‘Our New Girl’ Staged Reading TONIGHT at Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre is launching its 2016/2017 Salon Series of staged readings TONIGHT on Monday, September 19, 2016  at 7 PM. The Salon Series’ theme is Women’s Voices; all six plays selected for the program were written by women and will be directed by the female members of Everyman Theatre’s Resident Company. These special one-night-only events […]

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2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Nip’ at Tattoo Mom

“Who’s really sucking on who?” That’s the tagline to Nip, one of the most daring and shocking shows in this year’s Fringe Festival. Nip, written by Noemi Charlotte Thieves and directed by Amanda Holston, is gritty, sexy, and downright fun to watch. It tackles sexuality, sex itself, and the bonds of female friendship. The show […]

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Chatting with Rupert Holmes About Landless’ Symphonic/Metal Version of his Musical ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

He’s a triple threat! He’s won Tony awards for writing the book, score, and lyrics for his Tony award-winning Best Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood,  not to mention Tony nominations for the musical Curtains and his play Say Goodnight, Gracie. Now he has given Landless Theatre Company his blessing to create a symphonic/metal arrangement of his score. I asked Rupert Holmes […]

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2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Interview: ‘Revisiting Current Remounts of Past Hits with Terry Brennan, Tina Brock, and Greg Kennedy’

Three annual Fringe favorites have chosen to remount a past hit for this year’s festival, giving audiences a chance to see the acclaimed works they missed, or to revisit the shows they loved. I had the opportunity to discuss the new 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival productions of Spherus with Innovative Juggler Greg Kennedy, Antihero with […]

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Renegade Company’s Mike Durkin on ‘Animal Farm to Table’ at the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Mike Durkin, an innovative Philadelphia director who has opened many doors, starts out this interview by giving a brutally honest self-assessment on the ongoing fluctuating weight issues in our society, especially when seen from a socio-economic perspective, and how those struggles led him to devise and direct Animal Farm to Table, based on the famous allegorical […]

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The 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival: ‘Feed’: “Bring Your Appetites.This is a Play You Can Eat!” An Interview with the Applied Mechanics Collective

Applied Mechanics (AM) is a Philadelphia-based collaborative ensemble that has been making original, immersive theater since it was founded by Director Rebecca (Becky) Wright and Designer Maria Shaplin in 2009. Inspired by dioramas, theme parties, choose-your-own adventure books, zines, feminism, collectivity, and social justice movements, Applied Mechanics has become a standing ensemble of five artists who […]

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Magic Time! “I Think About How Badly I Can Break a Heart Today”: A Q&A with Audrey Cefaly, Author of ‘The Gulf’ at Signature Theatre

John: I first discovered your writing when I saw Maytag Virgin during the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, and as I said when I interviewed you back then, “it was one of those experiences of an artist’s work that make me want to see everything they do.” So when I learned that that Signature Theatre would […]

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In the Moment: An Interview With Rick Davis on ‘Arts By George!’ on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at George Mason University’s Center for The Arts

These are times of increasing emphasis on STEM as the seemingly set future direction for American students; when there is serious discussion that college bound students and their parents be presented with a ROI (Return on Investment) given the major student debt many incur. With that perspective in mind, I enjoy my regular conversations with […]

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