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Review: ‘Ben Dibble: Are We There Yet? Just a Little Father(hood Cabaret)’ at the Arden Cabaret Series

Ben Dibble might be as fine a cabaret performer as anyone in that field. He demonstrated that with the presentation of Are We There Yet? Just a Little Father(hood Cabaret), produced by the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Many excellent singers have failed in their attempts at that delicate art. Cabaret demands naturalism, which requires […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #11: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays and Musicals in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #11: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays and Musicals in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey  Are: Caroline Aaron as Ruth Zweigman in All the Days at McCarter Theatre Center. Justin Ariola as Dull in Love’s Labour’s Lost at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Jessica Bedford as Mollie Ralston in The Mousetrap […]

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Review: ‘1776’ at The Media Theatre in Media, PA

We all know that the Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents ever written. But have you ever actually tried to read it? Pretty boring, right? Who would expect such a dry document could make for an exciting story? But that’s the genius of 1776, the musical now being given a fine […]

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Review: ‘Harvey’ at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia

So what if he’s invisible? He’s still the best friend and constant companion of the lovably eccentric tippler Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey, a delightful revival of Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning stage (1944) and film classic (1950), with additional dialogue by Ken Ludwig, now in production at the Walnut Street Theatre. And though the eponymous […]

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‘High Society’ at The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia

Philip Barry’s 1939 play The Philadelphia Story has long been rightly celebrated as a model of wit and sophistication. It inspired a classic movie version the following year and then, in 1956, High Society, a movie musical adaptation with a handful of songs by Cole Porter, who wasn’t too shabby in the wit and sophistication […]

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They’re Back! 2014 Barrymore Awards Nominations Announced for Excellence in Theatre for the Greater Philadelphia Region

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm The Merriam Theater · 250 S. Broad Street · Philadelphia, PA 19102 Followed by an After-Party at The Kimmel Center TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 at 12 NOON The Barrymores are back! During the 2013/14 season, which ran September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, an all-volunteer team of […]

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 The cast of 'Tulipomania: The Musical': (seated, from left) Alex Keiper (Young Woman) and Joilet F. Harris (Woman), and (standing, from left): Billy Bustamante (Waiter), Ben Dibble (Painter), and Adam Heller (Man). Photo by Mark Garvin.

Philadelphia Theatre Review: ‘Tulipomania: The Musical’ at The Arden Theatre Company by Darlene Olsen

The opening performance of Tulipomania: The Musical, on Wednesday evening, May 30, 2012, was introduced with humor and winsomeness by Director and Producing Artistic Director Terrence Nolen, and Amy Murphy, Managing Director, who co-founded The Arden Theatre Company in 1988. The Arden has become a hotbed for new play development, and Tulipomania: The Musical, is its third Michael […]

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