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2017 FringeArts Festival Philadelphia

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘As the Matzo Ball Turns – The Musical’ by Heart of a Lion Productions at the Independence Seaport Museum

A ten-year account of the failed pursuit of his Hollywood dreams, Gene Duffy’s As the Matzo Ball Turns – The Musical is an ambitious stage adaptation of the eponymous 2012 autobiographical chronicle by small-town Pennsylvania native Jozef Rothstein (Duffy’s pen name) – an aspiring actor earning his living as a waiter in a Jewish deli […]

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Review: Concerto for Violin, Rock Band & String Orchestra: Composed by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills for Robert McDuffie Featuring Fifth House Ensemble at Strathmore

When I saw Mike Mills of R.E.M. was coming to town, I knew I had to see him because I grew up on his music. R.E.M.’s music was a huge part of my life. Mills and Robert McDuffie didn’t disappoint by playing one R.E.M. song, “Nightswimming.” The intimate concert featured beautiful music by several groups of […]

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Review: ‘Jelly’s Last Jam’ at Signature Theatre

The early days of American jazz come fully back to life in Signature Theatre’s Jelly’s Last Jam. But if the notion of spending two hours in the dark watching something historical sounds boring — not to worry. This raucous, flamboyant, and colorful story of Jelly Roll Morton, American jazz pianist, is as fascinating as the man […]

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Interviews from London Below: Inside Cohesion Theatre’s ‘Neverwhere’: Part 7: Melanie Glickman

In Part Seven of a series of interviews with cast members of Cohesion Theatre Company’s Neverwhere, meet Melanie Glickman. Patricia: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages and some roles you have played. Mel: I’m Mel Glickman. If you’ve seen anything Cohesion’s done this season, you’ve seen […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘All My Sons’ at Peace Mountain Theatre Company: Part 1: Director Laurie T. Freed

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the Director and cast of Peace Mountain Theatre Company‘s production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, meet Director Laurie T. Freed. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell readers where they may have seen shows you directed on local stages. Laurie: Hello! My name is Laurie T. Freed. I am the […]

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Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Announces Its 2015-2016 Season by Justin McCarthy

WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES 2015-2016 SEASON  ACCLAIMED NEW PLAYS, WORLD PREMIERE CHALLENGE CONCEPTS OF BEAUTY, POWER, AND DESIRE Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 season, featuring a world premiere as well as new plays receiving their Washington area premieres after garnering accolades from performances in New York, Los Angeles, and […]

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Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons at Strathmore

Just too good to be true, we can’t take our eyes off Frankie Vallie and his crew The Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons show at Strathmore last night was sold out and so is tonight’s performance. For a good reason. No matter your age or the size of your waistline, Frankie and his gang are […]

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‘All in the Timing’ at The Heritage Players

David Ives’ All in the Timing, a collection of six one act plays first performed in 1993, focuses on human love, life, and death (and even manages to dive in to a primate’s view of the world) all whilst being a side-splitting intelligent comedy. The Catonsville based Heritage Players chose six different directors, one for […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Preview: ‘Ligature Marks’ by Mac Rogers

Funny, twisted, suspenseful, funny again, and then suddenly mind-blowing, Ligature Marks is a play unlike any other you’ll see at this year’s Fringe. A comedy about a pair of losers that gradually morphs into an edge-of-your-seat crime drama, Ligature Marks borrows equally from the traditions of dysfunctional relationship comedies, noir thrillers, and virtual reality mind-benders. […]

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Schmoozing with Michael Urie About ‘Buyer & Cellar’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

DCMetroTheaterArts’ John Stoltenberg couldn’t have said it any better in his review of Buyer & Cellar: “The laughs come so fast in Buyer & Cellar—and Michael Urie’s solo performance is so brilliantly engaging—that the words “funny” and “fun” seem too puny, utterly inadequate to convey the extraordinary experience.” Well, there were a lot of laughs when I […]

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Alex Bryce on Playing Ty in Dominion Stage’s ‘Sordid Lives’ by Joel Markowitz

Alex Bryce is giving a powerful performance as Ty Williamson in Dominion Stage’s production of Del Shores’ popular play Sordid Lives. Alex explains how he works ‘side-by-side’ with Shawn g. Byers, who is his ‘voice interpreter.’ Joel: How did you get involved with Dominion Stage’s Sordid Lives? Alex: I first got involved with Dominion Stage in late 2012 when […]

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‘Sordid Lives’ at Dominion Stage by Eliza Anna Falk

Grim times call for comfort and lots of positive distractions. Last night’s performance of Sordid Lives at Dominion Stage was just what the doctor ordered for me and my furloughed friend. A great respite from rainy weather and the sordid politics of today. Three generations of a small town Texan family are coming together for a […]

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