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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: ‘Cagney’ at The Westside Theatre in NYC

  Renowned as one of the greatest actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood, James Cagney (1899-1986) was a proverbial triple threat who could do it all. And so can Robert Creighton, the star and force behind Cagney The Musical, now playing upstairs at the Westside Theatre. With a book by Peter Colley and music […]

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Review: ‘City of Angels’ at NextStop Theatre Company

Los Angeles may be named after those who pride themselves in virtue and goodness, but NextStop Theatre Company’s production of City of Angels is a reminder that the citizens of Hollywood are anything but. Cy Coleman’s homage to the golden age of Hollywood, the cast and creatives over in this jewel box of a theatre […]

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‘By George, By Ira, By Gershwin’ at The In Series

The In Series brings to life some of the funnest and iconic music of the 20th century by George Gershwin with most song lyrics by his brother Ira. They started out on Broadway before making it big on the big screen in Hollywood’s Golden Age. For this concert cabaret, six singers, pianist, and Music Director Reenie […]

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‘Dirty Blonde’ at the Little Theatre of Alexandria

Dirty Blonde, written by Claudia Shear and directed by Jennifer Lyman, follows two stories: the rise to fame of star Mae West and the blossoming love affair of her two most obsessive fans after her death. The play is full of laughs, many coming from the fun, not-so-discreet sexual innuendos of Mae West during her […]

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Spine: Hip-Hop, Flow, and ‘How We Got On’

When I think of Hip-Hop my imagination immediately flies to urban America, to a gritty, “tougher than leather” New York City filled with N.W.A, LL Cool J, and of course Public Enemy (#1). When I think of Rap, I think of Hip-Hop as well, but also consider something much older, perhaps even as old as […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Four Dogs and a Bone’

(Best of the Fringe!) Welcome to the savage world of moviemaking where success-hungry humans, snarl and growl at each other like dogs fighting for a bone. Welcome to Hollywood, as experienced first-hand by John Patrick Shanley, a Pulitzer Prize Award-winning American playwright and a theatre and film director, whose sojourn as a Hollywood player took […]

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‘The Lunch and Judy Show’: ‘Auditions’ by Judy Stadt

I am the host and creator and writer and editor of The Lunch and Judy Show. I am so honored to bring you The Lunch and Judy Show on DC Metro Theater Arts. THIS WEEK: ‘Auditions’ (Click here to listen):  THE AUDITION 10/15/13 MY AUDITION, you think it’s glamorous?   I WANT TO BE IN PICTURES, Paul Martin BREAK: […]

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ARTISTIC SPOTLIGHT: An Interview with the Founder and Producing Director of the CATF by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

ARTISTIC SPOTLIGHT: Ed Herendeen “New plays are the future,” says Ed Herendeen, the Producing Director of the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF), located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. “That’s been our focus from the beginning and the fact that so many Theatres are doing new plays in Washington, D.C. area – I am so happy about […]

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