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2017 FringeArts Festival Philadelphia

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Strange Tenants’ by Sam Tower + Ensemble at Power Plant Productions

Evincing the seminal inspiration of Fringe mainstays Pig Iron Theatre Company and New Paradise Laboratories, Strange Tenants is the latest original work developed in Sam Tower + Ensemble’s characteristic method and experimental style. A mash-up of ensemble-devised neo-expressionist movement, a script that parodies the mid-20th-century genre of film noir, and a critical feminist eye on […]

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Review: ‘Always… Patsy Cline’ at The Media Theatre

Anyone who has ever felt any heartfelt connection to another can hear a legendary Patsy Cline song and say “Oh yes, been there, seen, done that.” The lyrics are about much more than trucks, beer or bygone dogs. Her tunes depict those special times in life – looking back, looking forward, or being ‘in the […]

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‘Bus Stop’ at Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bristol, PA

Oh, the weather outside is frightful. It’s the middle of the night on an isolated Kansas highway, somewhere between Kansas City and Topeka, and a massive winter snowstorm has stranded a group of bus passengers in a diner. They pass the time by drinking coffee, eating some modest meals, and getting to know each other. […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ’13 Men – Cabaret’

(Best of the Capital Fringe 2014) If by 13 Men — A Cabaret you were expecting a beefy crop of men in tights traipsing in and out of the followspot, that ain’t it, kid. The “it” here: marquee-worthy Jack O’Reilly morphing from a stringy, doe-eyed waiter into a smörgåsbord of beefcake. This colorful karma chameleon […]

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Alan Ostroff on Investing in ‘Pippin,’ the Tonys, and Infinity Theatre Company’s New Season by Joel Markowitz

Infinity Theatre Company’s Anna Roberts Ostroff and Alan Ostroff are Broadway Producers. Their show Pippin is on a roll with wins at The Outer Critics Circle Awards, Drama League Awards, and Drama Desk Awards, and has received 10 Tony Award nominations. How did this all happen? Alan tells us about this magical experience. Joel: Mazel Tov on the […]

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Neil Berg’s ‘101 Years of Broadway’ at The Music Center at Strathmore by Mike Spain

Neil Berg was a great narrator weaving stories about artists, musicals, and the history of the Broadway Musical throughout his 101 Years of Broadway last night at The Music Center at Strathmore. Berg has produced over 1,000 Broadway concert shows worldwide with his company Leftfield Productions. He has arranged, composed, and written lyrics for several […]

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Linda Eder at The Music Center at Strathmore by Tiffany Draut

The audience entered Strathmore on November 8, 2012, for Linda Eder’s concert Songbirds with high expectations — expectations which were more than amply fulfilled by the delightful concert. Eder explained that often she is asked to choose a “theme” for her concerts, though normally she just sings what she wants. Yet the theme for tonight was […]

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