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Review: ‘Bad Dates’ at Act II Playhouse

Bad Dates, by Theresa Rebeck, is the third one-person play I’ve seen in the past two months. The others were 2.5 Minute Ride, an...

Review: ‘2.5 Minute Ride’ at Theatre Horizon

There’s a lot going on in Lisa Kron’s life. There’s her brother’s upcoming marriage, a ceremony that’s being held at a Jewish community center...

Review: ‘Fun Home’ at the Forrest Theatre

Winner of five Tony Awards in 2015 - including the first-ever Best Musical honors given to a show written entirely by a team of...

Review: ‘Hir’ at Simpatico Theatre Project

Two staples of American drama have been the “kitchen-sink play,” which feature small casts and meticulously detailed, usually lower-middle class, settings, and what I’ll...

The Dream Team that Made a Small Town Big: Interview with...

Theatre Horizon (TH) is a professional nonprofit theatre company headquartered in Norristown, Pennsylvania, 20 miles west of Philadelphia. Since its inception, TH has presented...

Review: ‘Fun Home’ at The National Theatre

I never made it up to New York to see Fun Home. I did the same thing with The Ramones; it just always seemed...

Review: ‘Well’ at 1st Stage

“Social ills” is a term often used to name a problem without caring about the people affected by it—as in the phrase “racism and...

Interview: Michael Bloom, Director of Lisa Kron’s ‘Well’ at 1st Stage

Amy Kotkin recently had a chance to interview Michael Bloom about his upcoming production of Lisa Kron's Well at 1st Stage. Amy: What initially attracted you to...

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘What Do Women Want? Playwrights Edition’

The opening of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival is a good time to reflect on the state of gender parity in the American theatre,...

‘Fun Home’ at Circle in the Square Theatre in New York...

This year's Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home opened in New York when I was in California. I finally caught up with it this weekend at...

‘Fun Home’ Receives 12 Tony Nominations

The glittering prizes keep coming for Fun Home, a mainstream musical about a young lesbian and her closeted gay father. Fun Home received 12, that’s...

‘Well’ at Strand Theater Company by Amanda Gunther

Some people get sick and some people get better once they get sick. And then there are some people that are always sick and...

REMEMBERING JOEL MARKOWITZ