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2017 FringeArts Festival Philadelphia

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Joan Crawford in Her Own Words’ by JC Productions at Tabu Lounge & Bar

Created by Michael McHugh, directed by Peter Tupitza, and starring the fabulous Eric Singel, JC Productions’ revival of Joan Crawford in Her Own Words reunites the show’s original team for a revamped version of their 1990s hit, with some newly added material for the current Fringe presentation. As indicated by the title, the up-close-and-personal direct-address […]

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Review: ‘The Little Foxes’ at Arena Stage

The enduring popularity of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes offers proof positive that themes of greed, racism, and misogyny continue to resonate with contemporary audiences. Though set in a small Alabama town at the turn of the 20th century, as the South struggled to modernize its economy, the Hubbard family’s tragic tale echoes many of […]

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A Conversation about Women and Aging with Jennifer Childs and Harriet Power of 1812 Productions’ ‘I Will Not Go Gently’

Reaching middle age and beyond has long been a topic for popular commentary on the human condition, from the commonplace that “Growing old isn’t bad when you consider the alternative” to Bette Davis’s famous observation that “Old age ain’t no place for sissies!” 1812 Productions’ producing artistic director and co-founder Jennifer Childs is joining in […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Paper Glass’

Movie star Bette Davis used to say that she always wanted a crack at playing the title character in Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland. Davis thought Alice a spitfire like herself, not a sweet demure little girl as often portrayed. Monica Dionysiou finds her own guiding light in Paper Glass which is adapted from Carroll’s Alice […]

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‘Dr. Zhivago’ at The Broadway Theatre in New York City

This will be a short review because I have respect for the creative team behind Doctor Zhivago, but disappointment in their relentlessly moving musical now at the Broadway Theatre. Boris Pasternak was an influential  Russian poet whose novel is the source material which attracted Michael Korie (lyricist Grey Gardens),  (co-wrote lyrics with Andrew Lloyd Webber […]

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‘WTF Happened To Baby Sister?’ at Rainbow Theatre Project

A hilarious, unique and a “no-holds barred” approach to satire was offered to an appreciative audience in the creative and subversive comedy WTF Happened to Baby Sister?. Presented by the Brave Soul Collective and the Rainbow Theatre Project, this entertaining spoof of the campy, classic 1962 film Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (Starring Bette Davis and […]

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