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Monday, June 10, 2024

The Wilma Theater and New Georges present Kate Scelsa and Robert M. Johanson’s Hilma by Cameron Kelsall

Hilma, a contemporary opera receiving its world premiere at the Wilma Theater, fails to capture the artistry or mystical charisma of its subject, the painter Hilma af Klint. Cameron Kelsall …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:19PM

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Suzan-Lori Parks’s Father Comes Home From the Wars by Cameron Kelsall

Quintessence Theatre Group’s production of Suzan-Lori Parks’s Father Comes Home From the Wars: Parts I, II & III only intermittently captures the grandeur of the text. Cameron Kelsal…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:24AM
Monday, May 27, 2024

The Arden Theatre Company presents Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens’s Once on This Island by Cameron Kelsall

A thoughtfully reimagined production of Once on This Island smartly overcomes elements of the 1990 musical that haven’t aged well. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:13AM
Monday, May 20, 2024

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presents Dinnerstein Plays Mozart by Cameron Kelsall

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia’s season-ending concert welcomed star pianist Simone Dinnerstein and saw the end of Dirk Brossé’s tenure as music director. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:55PM
Thursday, April 25, 2024

Review: Suffs at the Music Box Theatre by Cameron Kelsall

Shaina Taub's likable suffragist musical could use some of its own advice. Cameron Kelsall reviews. The post Review: Suffs at the Music Box Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine NYC.

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 11:24AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Review: Uncle Vanya at the Vivian Beaumont Theater by Cameron Kelsall

Heidi Schreck's crisp new adaptation of Chekhov's play takes the stage at Lincoln Center. Cameron Kelsall reviews. The post Review: Uncle Vanya at the Vivian Beaumont Theater appeared first …

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 09:00PM
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Philadelphia Orchestra presents Orchestra After 5: Haydn and Mozart by Cameron Kelsall

The Philadelphia Orchestra experiments with a new, casual concert format in its Orchestra After 5 series. Cameron Kelsall previews their latest event.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:09PM
Thursday, March 21, 2024

Review: The Notebook at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre by Cameron Kelsall

A new musical adaptation of the weepy Nicholas Sparks novel leaves our critic with dry eyes. Cameron Kelsall reviews. The post Review: The Notebook at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre appeared …

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 02:34PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Curtis Opera Theatre presents Les Mamelles de Tirésias and The Seven Deadly Sins by Cameron Kelsall

Curtis Opera Theatre inventively pairs two works from the 20th century that consider the struggles of women in society: Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias and Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brech…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:06PM
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Ibsen’s Ghost at 59E59 Theaters by Cameron Kelsall

Charles Busch returns with a new play that gets lost in its own point of view. Cameron Kelsall reviews. The post Ibsen’s Ghost at 59E59 Theaters appeared first on Exeunt Magazine NYC.

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 08:00PM
Monday, March 11, 2024

Inis Nua Theatre Company presents Sonya Kelly’s Once Upon a Bridge by Cameron Kelsall

Inis Nua’s Once Upon a Bridge dramatizes a random act of violence with empathy and suspense. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:51PM
Monday, February 12, 2024

Lantern Theater Company presents Brian Friel’s Faith Healer by Cameron Kelsall

The line between truth and memory blurs in Brian Friel’s Faith Healer, given a riveting revival by Lantern Theater Company. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:23PM
Monday, February 5, 2024

1812 Productions and Delaware Theatre Company present Bruce Graham’s Flatlanders by Cameron Kelsall

The Flatlanders, a new play by Bruce Graham from 1812 Productions, is an unfunny throwback to the heyday of boulevard comedy. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:27PM

The Wilma Theater and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company present Sasha Denisova’s My Mama and the Full-Scale Invasion by Cameron Kelsall

Playwright Sasha Denisova channels the strength and resilience of her Ukrainian mother in My Mama and the Full-Scale Invasion, on stage at the Wilma Theater in a co-production with DC’s Wo…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:15AM
Monday, January 22, 2024

Bowerbird and the Pig Iron School present Bartók’s Monster by Cameron Kelsall

The music of Béla Bartók speaks better than its pretentious interlocutors in Bartók’s Monster, a collaboration of Sebastienne Mundheim and the Pig Iron School, inspired by Penn lecturer…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:21PM
Monday, January 15, 2024

Theatre Exile presents Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God by Cameron Kelsall

Despite its weighty title, Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God at Theatre Exile considers questions of humanity and friendship, and it's among the first must-see shows of th…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:15PM
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Celebrating 125 years of Deutsche Grammophon with Philadelphia Orchestra by Cameron Kelsall

The music recording label opens a global celebration of 125 years, and the only soirée of its kind happening in the US is right on Broad Street. Cameron Kelsall previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:06PM
Monday, November 6, 2023

InterAct Theatre Company presents Sylvia Khoury’s Selling Kabul by Cameron Kelsall

Selling Kabul, a Pulitzer Prize finalist at InterAct Theatre Company, wrestles with the human cost of occupation and war. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:20PM

Kimmel Cultural Campus and Shubert Organization present the national tour of Wicked by Cameron Kelsall

The national tour of Wicked returns to Philadelphia for the first time in six years. How’s it holding up? Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:53AM
Monday, October 30, 2023

EgoPo Classic Theater and Abrahamse and Meyer Productions present Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs by Cameron Kelsall

EgoPo Classic Theater opens a season of international perspectives with Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs, co-produced by South Africa’s Abrahamse and Meyer Productions. Cameron Kelsall re…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:17PM
Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Lyric Fest presents Ned Rorem’s Evidence of Things Not Seen by Cameron Kelsall

Lyric Fest celebrated the centennial of composer Ned Rorem with a rare complete performance of Evidence of Things Not Seen. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:25PM
Friday, September 29, 2023

Arden Theatre Company presents Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins by Cameron Kelsall

The Arden Theatre Company considers Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins through a chilling contemporary lens. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:32PM
Thursday, September 21, 2023

Quintessence Theatre Group presents George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara by Cameron Kelsall

Directorial bells and whistles impede the socialist message of George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara at Quintessence Theatre Group. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:50AM
Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Philly Fringe 2023: Philadelphia Artists’ Collective presents Citrus Andronicus by Cameron Kelsall

The fruit juice flies in Citrus Andronicus, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s creative retelling of the Shakespearean revenge tragedy in this year’s Fringe Festival. Cameron Kelsall r…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:57AM
Thursday, September 7, 2023

Philly Fringe 2023: 100th Meridian presents They’ve All Gone And We’ll Go To by Cameron Kelsall

One woman’s quest to score a ticket to her favorite band’s farewell show takes on moving dimensions in They’ve All Gone And We’ll Go Too in this year’s Fringe. Cameron Kelsall revi…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:07PM
Monday, August 14, 2023

People’s Light presents Sam Shepard’s True West by Cameron Kelsall

A highly conceptualized production of True West at People’s Light offers striking visuals but scant drama. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:21PM
Thursday, July 27, 2023

Shakespeare in Clark Park presents Two Gentlemen of Verona: The Musical by Cameron Kelsall

Politically charged yet emotionally joyous, a 1971 musical adaptation of Two Gentlemen of Verona knocks it out of Clark Park. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:17AM
Monday, July 24, 2023

Review: The Cottage at the Helen Hayes Theater by Cameron Kelsall

There's little mirth to be found in Sandy Rustin's new comedy in the manner of an old style. Cameron Kelsall reviews. The post Review: The Cottage at the Helen Hayes Theater appeared first o…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 09:00PM
Saturday, July 8, 2023

Nadia Boulanger: War Years in America and Her Last Decades, by James Whipple Miller by Cameron Kelsall

Philadelphia-based author James Whipple Miller offers a valuable portrait of the legendary composer and pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, told largely through letters to her longtime friend Ruth Ro…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:33PM
Thursday, June 29, 2023

Review: Just for Us at the Hudson Theatre by Cameron Kelsall

A Jewish man walks into a meeting of white supremacists in Alex Edelman's funny and thoughtful one-man show. Cameron Kelsall reviews. The post Review: Just for Us at the Hudson Theatre appea…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 09:44AM
Thursday, June 22, 2023

People’s Light presents Boo Killebrew’s Lettie by Cameron Kelsall

Onstage at People’s Light, Boo Killebrew’s Lettie charts one woman’s bumpy road to re-entry after incarceration. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:19PM

All that Chat

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