All stories by Anndee Hochman on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Thirteen ways of looking at a war zone: Poetry as vital pause by Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman was at an artists’ retreat on October 7, 2023, making things with words. She remembers how poetry works, even as atrocities rage.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:49PM
Monday, November 13, 2023

Rinse, by Elaine Terranova by Anndee Hochman

Philly writer Elaine Terranova’s eighth book, Rinse, shows the author’s poetic sensibilities, with lyrical language that captures emotional tones and thrumming silences. Anndee Hochman r…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:47PM
Monday, October 9, 2023

As a mom, daughter, and freelancer, I'm good at juggling (figuratively). But can I really catch and let go? by Anndee Hochman

Writer Anndee Hochman is used to toggling through life: her mom, her family, her home, her work. So when life got grim, she decided to try juggling for real. How do you learn to catch and le…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:09PM
Tuesday, July 25, 2023

No house lasts forever, including our own bodies. We keep moving as long as we can. by Anndee Hochman

While Anndee Hochman faces treatment for osteoporosis, she remembers the different homes we live in, from our bones to our houses, and everything we’ll do to keep them standing.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:28PM
Saturday, July 8, 2023

Done Doing Time: A Portrait of Life After Prison, by Hinda Schuman by Anndee Hochman

In her second book, Philadelphia photographer Hinda Schuman’s sensitive and unflinching lens documents the lives of two women struggling to rebuild their lives after incarceration. Anndee …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:24PM

Working 9 to 5: A Women’s Movement, A Labor Union, and the Iconic Movie, by Ellen Cassedy by Anndee Hochman

This book by longtime Daily News columnist Ellen Cassedy explores the roots of a modern movement for women workers’ rights—a fight that continues today. Anndee Hochman reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:18PM
Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Do we need a child’s humanity to see unhoused people? by Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman remembers her daughter’s childhood in a home that was open to others who needed it. But eventually, the little girl asks: who is that person on the street?

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:26PM
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Puppies, love, and chocolate: how to live on life’s knife edge by Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman was never a dog person … until her daughter brought home a poodle puppy who got into the chocolate. How do we live and love when catastrophe is always waiting?

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:43PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen, by Isaac Blum by Anndee Hochman

Philly author Isaac Blum’s debut YA novel, The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen, follows an Orthodox Jewish teen in a new town for a fully up-to-the minute story of conviction and contradic…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:57PM
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

A Girlhood: Letter to My Transgender Daughter, by Carolyn Hays by Anndee Hochman

A Girlhood: Letter to My Transgender Daughter, a tender, inquisitive, humble, and heartbreaking new book about raising a trans kid, gets it right—in memoir and in parenting. Anndee Hochman…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:15PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

It’s no big deal to get glasses or treat anosmia. Why was it so hard to face my hearing loss? by Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman had no problem getting help when her sense of smell or her sight suffered. But somehow, addressing her hearing loss felt different.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:40PM
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

From Philly to Chile: meeting the pandemic in a whole new hemisphere by Anndee Hochman

After almost two years of sheltering at home, Anndee Hochman flew to Chile, and experienced a very different response to the pandemic there. What made the difference, and why is it important…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:51PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

When home leaves you: a Father’s Day foray into holding on and letting go by Anndee Hochman

When Anndee Hochman’s parents moved to the Philly suburbs in 1965, it was a compromise. Almost 60 years later, the house holds a departed father’s heart. It’s time to say goodbye again.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:49PM
Thursday, June 2, 2022

Children on the edge: a fourth-grade poetry teacher mourns Uvalde by Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman is a parent. She remembers what a horrible day for schoolkids used to mean: sniffles, the dentist’s chair, lima beans for dinner. Today, she teaches fourth graders. The four…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:49PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Ways of Walking, edited by Ann de Forest by Anndee Hochman

A new anthology by Philly writer Ann de Forest explores how we walk, and where, and why that experience means such different things for different bodies. Anndee Hochman reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:35PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

The Roots of Educational Inequality: Philadelphia’s Germantown High School, 1907-2014, by Erika M. Kitzmiller by Anndee Hochman

We know how the story of Germantown High School ended, but how did it begin? A new book explains, and highlights the fault lines that remain in our schools today. Anndee Hochman reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:26PM
Monday, April 11, 2022

Philly’s Germantown neighborhood remembers Jim Bear, the founder of G-Town Radio by Anndee Hochman

Jim Bear, a hardworking advocate for the power of accessible local media, passed away in March. His G-Town radio colleagues speak with Anndee Hochman about his legacy.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:18PM
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

POOL: A Social History of Segregation exhibit emerges from adversity by Anndee Hochman

POOL: A Social History of Segregation, an exhibit at the Fairmount Water Works, opens this week after having been delayed by flooding from Hurricane Ida. Anndee Hochman previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:45AM
Monday, February 14, 2022

What Walk Around Philadelphia taught me about our city’s borders—and my own by Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman’s Walk Around Philadelphia began as a refuge from the first year of the pandemic, but as her route continued into 2022, she remembered that living in Philly is a lifetime of…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:29PM
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Poetry at Payne Tech: Finding the words that show where you’re from by Anndee Hochman

Writer Anndee Hochman makes space for poetry at a New Jersey school of technology, where students prepare for a national contest, and appreciate the masks they’re tired of wearing.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:32PM
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Marguerite Anglin and the future of Philadelphia public art by Anndee Hochman

The new director of public art in the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy wants more public art in the city to reflect more identities. Anndee Hochman profiles.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:34PM
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Decades after childhood, is it too late to learn how to play? by Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman considers her decades-long journey of finding what it means to play, integrating play into life, and the life lessons learned from a year of "fun" prompts from friends.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:32PM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Library Company presents Imperfect History by Anndee Hochman

For the 50th anniversary of its graphic arts collection, the Library Company looks beyond the images themselves to highlight what is missing—and why. Anndee Hochman reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:11PM
Monday, August 23, 2021

Repairing the world takes all kinds of builders, including the ones with words by Anndee Hochman

A volunteer stint repairing a Germantown row house reprises Anndee Hochman’s teenage impulse to wield a hammer in lieu of words, and reminds her that all tools can both create and destroy.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:58PM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The mixologist’s daughter: raising a glass to reinvention, again by Anndee Hochman

Over the course of almost 30 years, some things change and some don’t—and Anndee Hochman, from writing to bartending and back again, learns that personal reinventions don’t have to sha…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:08PM
Monday, May 24, 2021

‘The Diamond Cutter’s Daughter: A Poet’s Memoir’ by Elaine Terranova by Anndee Hochman

Poet Elaina Terranova has more in common with her father than she knew. ‘The Diamond Cutter’s Daughter’ explores power, fear, and longing in a Philadelphia Orthodox Jewish family. Annd…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:06PM
Friday, April 9, 2021

When we can’t meet in person, do we need a shorthand for our identity? by Anndee Hochman

It’s hard enough to navigate our identities IRL. What happens when we’re reduced to a Zoom box or other distanced communication? Anndee Hochman considers.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:53PM
Thursday, March 11, 2021

After a year of pandemic life, how do we measure the distance between then and now? by Anndee Hochman

How have we weathered the last year? Let us count the ways. Births. Zooms. Funerals. The hugs we missed. Anndee Hochman is still realizing that anything can happen.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:58PM
Monday, February 15, 2021

‘A Cartography of Home’ by Hayden Saunier by Anndee Hochman

A new poetry collection from Hayden Saunier weaves Pennsylvania’s natural world with its mini-marts and hotels, exploring possibility, loss, compound perspectives, and calls to customer se…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:37PM
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

What happens when the stress of the pandemic leads to a surprising yes? by Anndee Hochman

Plan and lead a family bat mitzvah in four days? Anndee Hochman is a writer, not a rabbi, but something about the COVID-19 pandemic made her say yes to her cousin's request.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:28PM
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Here’s how my Jewish great-grandparents’ Philly bakery lives in me today by Anndee Hochman

While braiding and baking the Friday challah, Anndee Hochman imagines her great-grandmother’s journey from Russia. What did she carry with her? Are those things alive today?

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:28PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards