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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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The League of Professional Theatre Women’s 2017 Awards Celebration and Big Mingle

Founded in 1981, the mission of the League of Professional Theatre Women, a non-profit advocacy organization headquartered in New York City, is to promote increased opportunities, greater visibility, and a positive image for women in the field, through numerous programs and events. Each year the LPTW holds an awards presentation to recognize the exemplary work […]

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Review: ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ at the Academy of Music

Words like breathtaking, awe-inspiring, and touching only begin to describe the epic journey experienced in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, currently playing at the Academy of Music. The story follows fifteen-year-old Christopher, a science and math genius on the autism spectrum, who decides to investigate the mysterious death of his neighbor’s […]

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Review: ‘An American in Paris’ at the Academy of Music

If you “love a Gershwin tune” (and who doesn’t?), An American in Paris, presented by Broadway Philadelphia for a limited run this Thanksgiving week at the Academy of Music, is the show for you! Based on the Oscar-winning 1951 film, with music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, a script by Alan Jay Lerner, […]

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Interview with Leslie Odom, Jr. on “An Evening of Unexpected Delights” Fundraiser at Baltimore Lyric Opera This Saturday,10/22 at 9 PM

You know him as Aaron Burr, Sir, the damned fool who shot Alexander Hamilton. Now get to know Leslie Odom, Jr., the man behind America’s most notorious villain. I spoke with Odom in advance of the 6th Annual An Evening of Unexpected Delights fundraiser benefiting The Journey Home at the Baltimore Lyric Opera House where […]

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Review: ‘Dreamgirls’ at Tantallon Community Players

Dreamgirls Sizzles with Soul Why is sudden fame so destructive? Can true friendship survive the pressures of show business? Those questions and a whole heaping spoonful of soulful, Motown-inspired music were a part of Tantallon Community Players’ Dreamgirls, playing through June 12th at Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington, Maryland. With music composed by Henry Krieger and the […]

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Season Preview: 2016-2017 Broadway Philadelphia Lineup at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia

Each year, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts brings the highest quality of Broadway’s offerings to Philadelphia for local audiences to enjoy. Their recently announced 2016-2017 Broadway Philadelphia Season promises to be one of the most exciting, including the best and brightest of Broadway’s most award-winning and talked about productions. “We’re 90 miles away […]

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Review: ‘Man of La Mancha’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse

Laurel Mill Playhouse proves the dream is possible in their powerful production of Man of La Mancha. This 1964 musical with its book by Dale Wasserman and music and lyrics by Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion stands the test of time. It tells the story of a “mad” knight, Don Quixote, as a play-within-a-play, performed by […]

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Review: ‘Assassins’ at The Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, NJ

Is there a more relevant topic in contemporary America, while gun control is being hotly debated by the presidential candidates, Congress, and the voting populace, than a look at gun violence via the murderers and would-be killers of US presidents? Based on an original concept by Charles Gilbert, Jr., Assassins, with music and lyrics by […]

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Review: ‘Once’ at The Academy of Music in Philadelphia

Once is not your usual Broadway musical. From the moment you enter the theater, the inventive staging immediately breaks through the proverbial fourth wall, as you are physically drawn into the performance, welcomed on stage to buy an actual drink, and soon find yourself among the cast of actors/musicians jamming to a few spirited Irish […]

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‘Cabaret’ at The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts

The Theatre Lab lived up to its reputation as one of the most beloved and well-respected acting training grounds in the DC metro area with its teen production of Cabaret, directed by Caroline Angell and music directed by Joshua Coyne. The Theatre Lab’s Musical Theatre Institute for Teens brought the timeless and eternally relevant musical […]

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‘The Producers’ at Olney Theatre Center

Camp it up with the comic free-for-all that is the Olney Theatre Center’s take on Mel Brooks’ Tony Award-winning musical The Producers. Become your very own disrupter of your very own straight-laced, most likely politically correct life-style. Political correctness be damned in this instance. Brooks’ The Producers is primed and pumped up under the gleefully spirited […]

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‘Evita’ at The Kennedy Center

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s tango drenched Evita has achieved an iconic status that rivals that of its own subject, Eva Peron, the social-climbing, deeply flawed, yet popularly beloved wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron. Immortalized on stage by Patti LuPone in 1979 and Madonna in the 1996 film adaptation, Evita has now […]

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True TheaterGoer-August 21, 2014: ‘Fall Seasons of Plays’: And Rate Your Shows and Win $100 Worth of Tickets

Every week we will be sharing John and Stephen Hauge’s TheaterThoughts from their popular site TrueTheatergoer. “From John Hauge: “My brother Stephen and I created the TrueTheatergoer.com website in October 2011 to promote theater in Washington, DC and on Broadway John Hauge. By providing an enriching collection of information on current shows and composite audience reviews and ratings […]

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TrueTheatergoer: ‘No Plays on Broadway’ & You Can Win $100 Worth of Tickets! by John and Stephen Hauge

Every week we will be sharing John and Stephen Hauge’s TheaterThoughts from their popular site TrueTheatergoer. “From John Hauge: “My brother Stephen and I created the TrueTheatergoer.com website in October 2011 to promote theater in Washington, DC and on Broadway John Hauge. By providing an enriching collection of information on current shows and composite audience reviews and ratings […]

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