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Review: ‘Kinky Boots’ at the Academy of Music

Drag queens save the day and light up the stage in Kinky Boots, making its return to Philadelphia for a limited run this week at the Academy of Music. Presented in the Broadway Philadelphia series by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization, the national tour of the 2013 Tony Award-winning […]

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Review: ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ at the Forrest Theatre

When John Cameron Mitchell (book) and Stephen Trask (music and lyrics) were developing their gender-bending rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch for its Off-Broadway premiere in 1998, the Berlin Wall had only recently come down (November 1989), David Bowie and Lou Reed, icons of the glam and punk rock music of the ‘70s, were still […]

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Review: ‘Cabaret’ at the Academy of Music

Some shows never get old or lose their impact. The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning revival of Cabaret, making its Philadelphia premiere for a limited run this week at the Academy of Music, is still as stunning as the original by Joe Masteroff (book), John Kander (music), and Fred Ebb (lyrics) was when […]

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An Interview with Singer Jen Creed-Performing ‘A Night at the Oscars’ This Friday, 2/19@7:30 PM at L’Etage in Philadelphia

Jen Creed, once a mathematician and former recruiter in the investment management industry, now sits on the Board of Directors of The Voice Foundation, and teaches voice, and serves as the head of theater at Merion Mercy Academy in Merion Station, PA. Above all, Jen is a popular Philadelphia singer with an unusually wide vocal range—singing as high as a lark […]

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Filichia on Friday: ‘Gigi’s New Gig’

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week:  Gigi’s New Gig  ______ Recent ‘Filichia on Friday’ Articles April 10, 2015: Two Notorious Theatrical Performances. April 3, 2015: If You Insist on Hearing My Opinion … Peter Filichia is the New York-based theater critic emeritus […]

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‘Gigi’ at The Neil Simon Theatre in New York City

The current stage revival on Broadway of Lerner and Loewe’s film Gigi is lovely to look at. It’s filled with principal performers in supporting roles, who have played leads on Broadway, and for those of us who’ve admired them over the years, it’s a pleasure to see three of them together, still in top form. […]

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‘Filichia on Friday’: ‘If You Insist on Hearing My Opinion …’

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week:  If You Insist on Hearing My Opinion …  ______ Recent ‘Filichia on Friday’ Articles March 27, 2015: March’s Leftovers and April’s Brainteaser March 20, 2015: One of the Best Musicals to Lose Best Musical March 13, […]

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‘Blithe Spirit’ at The National Theatre

No matter how low your spirits these days, Angela Lansbury will raise them. That’s the professional promise now drawing people into Washington, D.C. from all over the Mid-Atlantic region to catch one of the final performances of Blithe Spirit at the National Theatre. It’s noteworthy that this SRO North American tour has chosen to end […]

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Peter Filichia’s ‘Filichia on Friday’: Love is the Answer (Or is It?)

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week: Love is the Answer (Or is It?) ______ Recent ‘Filichia on Friday’ Articles March 6, 2015: Art Imitates Life February 27, 2015: February’s Leftovers and March’s Brainteaser February 20, 2015: A Month Without Broadway February 13, […]

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‘The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)’ at Damascus Theatre Company

Do you love classic Broadway theatre? Do you love the work of legendary Broadway composers? Do you love clever satire, glittering costumes, and talented performers? If so, you will absolutely love The Damascus Theatre Company’s production of The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!). With music by Eric Rockwell, lyrics by Joanne Bogart, and book by Rockwell […]

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‘Filichia on Friday’: Catching Up: ‘The 2015 Broadway University Mid-Term Exam’;’Right for the Stage’;’Will “LADY” Be Good at Encores!?’; and ‘January’s Leftovers and February’s Brainteaser’ by Peter Filichia

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. Time to catch up: January 16, 2015: The 2015 Broadway University Mid-Term Exam. January 23, 2015: Right for the Stage. January 30, 2015: Will “LADY” Be Good at Encores!? February 6, 2015: January’s Leftovers and February’s Brainteaser. […]

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‘Gigi’ at The Kennedy Center

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe‘s Gigi, the Oscar-winning 1958 film musical that was later adapted for the Broadway stage over 40 years ago, premiered for a pre-Broadway engagement in the Eisenhower Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, officially opening last night. Directed by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet) — in a revitalized, re-envisioned […]

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