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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
Monday, June 12, 2023

Two River Theater presents Nilo Cruz’s Two Sisters and a Piano by Cameron Kelsall

Playwright Nilo Cruz revisits Two Sisters and a Piano, a tale of passion and oppression in early-nineties Havana, in a stagnant production at Two River Theater. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:10PM
Friday, June 2, 2023

Arden Theatre Company presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Cameron Kelsall

At the Arden, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee lingers on cheap jokes at the expense of adolescent self-discovery. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:31PM
Friday, May 26, 2023

The Lantern Theater Company presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night by Cameron Kelsall

Lantern Theater Company offers a delightfully comic and effortlessly romantic new production of Twelfth Night to close its season. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:37AM
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Review: King James at New York City Center Stage I by Cameron Kelsall

Rajiv Joseph dribbles a new play about the friendship between two straight men and their love of basketball. Cameron Kelsall reviews. The post Review: King James at New York City Center Sta…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 09:00PM
Monday, May 8, 2023

Azuka Theatre presents Christine Evans’s Galilee by Cameron Kelsall

Azuka Theatre presents the world premiere of Christine Evans’s Galilee, which brings a personal dimension to the threat of climate change. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:45PM

Curtis Opera Theatre presents Handel’s Ariodante by Cameron Kelsall

Curtis Opera Theatre closes its season with an ambitious but underwhelming Handel rarity. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:06AM
Monday, May 1, 2023

Opera Philadelphia presents Puccini’s La Bohème by Cameron Kelsall

Opera Philadelphia’s new production of La Bohème reverses the order of the classic opera, beginning with tragedy and progressing toward love. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:15PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Review: Summer, 1976 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by Cameron Kelsall

In the case of David Auburn's new play, you end up with something far less than the sum of its considerable parts. Cameron Kelsall reviews. The post Review: Summer, 1976 at the Samuel J. Fri…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 10:18PM
Monday, April 17, 2023

Inis Nua Theatre Company presents Lolita Chakrabarti’s Hymn by Cameron Kelsall

A pair of strangers learn to be brothers in Hymn, a tender two-hander from Inis Nua Theatre Company. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:56AM
Thursday, April 6, 2023

The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents the national tour of Into the Woods by Cameron Kelsall

The national tour of Into the Woods loses the thread of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s fairy-tale parable. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:16PM
Friday, March 31, 2023

Philly Theatre Week 2023: Jenna Kuerzi and Val Dunn’s Johnny Depp: A Retrospective on Late-Stage Capitalism by Cameron Kelsall

After performances running from Philly to the UK and back, Jenna Kuerzi retires her irreverent and enlightening solo show Johnny Depp: A Retrospective on Late-Stage Capitalism. Cameron Kelsa…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:53PM

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