Friday, July 29, 2022

Vengeance (dir. B.J. Novak): Film review by Jeremy Kibler

Vengeance walks a pretty confident tightrope as a crime-focused, West Texas-set black comedy with more substance than a deep-fried Twinkie. It never really comes across as… The post Veng…

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

A Recurring Theme: Actor Greg Wood on TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Debra Danese

Actor Greg Wood will return to Philly with the national tour of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD The post A Recurring Theme: Actor Greg Wood on TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD appeared first on phindie.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Flux Gourmet (dir. Peter Strickland): Film review by Jeremy Kibler

Peter Strickland’s Flux Gourmet is another auteur-flavored oddity all the way. Capturing the senses whether it’s through sound mixing in film production (“Berberian Sound Studio”),…

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Philadelphia Theater Calendar July 2022 by Calendar

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

In Search of the Kitchen Gods (1812 Productions): A recipe for success by Krista Mar

Everyone is welcome in Bi Jean Ngos Vietnamese kitchen The post In Search of the Kitchen Gods (1812 Productions): A recipe for success appeared first on phindie.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Acro on Ice: Cirque du Soleil’s Robert Tannion talks about Crystal by Debra Danese

Cirque du Soleil is known for pushing creative and physical limits. In the company's first ice show, Cirque expands those boundaries with both acrobats and skaters.  The post Acro on Ice: …

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (dir. Sophie Hyde): Film review by Jeremy Kibler

There are plenty of movies about sex, but not enough movies about sexual pleasure involving women of a certain age. The post Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (dir. Sophie Hyde): Film review appe…

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Showing Their Mussel: Living art lab on Cherry Street Pier considers the mollusk and fresh water by Smalley Bogg

Freshwater mussels were once the most abundant bivalve mollusks in rivers around the world, but their populations have seen steep declines. They are now some… The post Showing Their Musse…

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

TALLEY’S FOLLY by Lanford Wilson (1980): Chosen by Committee episode 54 by Phindie Podcasts

Lanford Wilson’s quiet one-act play about an unlikely love between a leftist Jewish immigrant and the daughter of a Missouri garment factory dynasty won the… The post TALLEY’S FOLLY b…

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Monday, June 13, 2022

INTO THE WOODS (Arden): A Sondheim show for grown-ups by Toby Zinman

No woods. No cutesy pop-up book set. Just three hours of pure musical theater pleasure: gorgeous melodies, clever lyrics, profound ideas and a dream cast.… The post INTO THE WOODS (Arden)…

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Friday, June 10, 2022

FABULATION, OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE (Lantern): A funny play with a serious agenda by Toby Zinman

Lynn Nottage knows how to “sustain the complexity” so that this funny play with a serious agenda works The post FABULATION, OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE (Lantern): A funny play with a s…

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Monday, June 6, 2022

FAIRVIEW (Wilma): 60-second review by Christopher Munden

Pulitzer winners aren’t always great theatrical works, but they are often very revealing about the times in which they won The post FAIRVIEW (Wilma): 60-second review appeared first on phi…

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Calling on Spirits: Mary Martello on her psychic role as Madame Arcarti in BLITHE SPIRIT by Debra Danese

Actress Mary Martello is back on the Walnut stage in the current production of Blithe Spirit. The post Calling on Spirits: Mary Martello on her psychic role as Madame Arcarti in BLITHE SPIRI…

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Fire Island (dir. Andrew Ahn): Film review by Jeremy Kibler

Pack your poppers, lube, and rainbow bikini briefs — director Andrew Ahn’s Fire Island takes us to the gay mecca off the South Shore of… The post Fire Island (dir. Andrew Ahn): Film r…

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Philadelphia Theater Calendar June 2022 by Calendar

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

BURIED CHILD by Sam Shepard (1979): Chosen by Committee episode 53 by Phindie Podcasts

Sam Shepard's dark look at the American family won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, so it gets the Chosen by Committee treatment on this episode of the much-loved podcast. The post BURIED …

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Friday, May 20, 2022

HAIRSPRAY (National Tour at Miller Theater): As fresh as ever by Joshua Herren

I was delighted to find that the charms of Hairspray are still hard to resist. The post HAIRSPRAY (National Tour at Miller Theater): As fresh as ever appeared first on phindie.

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The “Look” Behind Freestyle Love Supreme: Talking with Costume Designer Lisa Zinni by Debra Danese

Costume designer Lisa Zinni is heading back to the area as part of Freestyle Love Supreme (FLS). The Philly native found her passion for design… The post The “Look” Behind Freestyle L…

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

The Musical Legacy of Charles V: Piffaro Founders’ Finale by Margaret Darby

The final concert for Piffaro founders Joan Kimball and Bob Wiemken is far from a somber affair as they celebrate a thriving Renaissance band as their legacy. The post The Musical Legacy of …

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Friday, May 13, 2022

REVERIE (Azuka Theatre): Aiming for a high bar by Toby Zinman

What with James Ijames winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (bravo!) two days ago, the bar was set very high for his newest play The post REVERIE (Azuka Theatre): Aiming for a high bar appea…

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Pleasure (Dir. Ninja Thyberg): Film review by Jeremy Kibler

They always say, “it’s not what you know, but who you know.” That might be true in any industry where there’s room for growth, and… The post Pleasure (Dir. Ninja Thyberg): Film re…

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Philadelphia Ballet’s HUMANKIND: Interview with stager Thierry Michel  by Debra Danese

French native Thierry Michel staged Humankind on the Philadelphia Ballet, running at the Academy of Music May 12-15, 2022.  The post Philadelphia Ballet’s HUMANKIND: Interview with stager…

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Winning a Pulitzer, Directing a Pulitzer-winner by Christopher Munden

2022 Pulitzer Prize winner James Ijames directs the 2019 Pulitzer winner Fairview at the Wilma. The post Winning a Pulitzer, Directing a Pulitzer-winner appeared first on phindie.

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Can’t Stop the Beat: Catching up with HAIRSPRAY’s Emmanuelle Zeesman and Helene Britany by Debra Danese

Broadways’ Tony Award winning musical Hairspray makes its return to Philadelphia this month. Two of the tours cast members- Emmanuelle Zeesman (Prudy Pingleton/Gym Teacher/Matron) and Hel…

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

RIGOLETTO (Opera Philadelphia): A Dilettante at Large reviews by Toby Zinman

Dilettante at Large (Toby Zinman) has awakened from her long pandemic slumber, and is once again writing about stuff she knows little about but enjoys, unlike theater which she knows quite a…

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Philadelphia Theater Calendar May 2022 by Calendar

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Dancing in Pepperland: An interview with Nicole Sabella by Debra Danese

Dancer Nicole Sabella is returning to Philly this month with Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), celebrating the Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with Morris’ Pepperl…

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Hatching (Dir. Hanna Bergholm): Film review by Jeremy Kibler

A satire of suburban ennui melded with a girlhood drama has never morphed more seamlessly into a body-horror monster movie. The post Hatching (Dir. Hanna Bergholm): Film review appeared firs…

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Saturday, April 23, 2022

WHERE WE BELONG (PTC): A young woman’s earnest and confused identity crisis by Toby Zinman

An impressively credentialed show from The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in association with the Folger Shakespeare Library is launching its national tour in Philadelphia. The post WHERE WE…

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

RE!flecting on a career with PHILADANCO!: Interview with Kim Bears-Bailey by Debra Danese

As PHILADANCO! prepares for their upcoming performance at the Kimmel Center, Kim Bears-Bailey looks back on her illustrious career with the company. Bears-Bailey joined the company in 1981 a…

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The Northman (dir. Robert Eggers): Film review by Jeremy Kibler

“The Northman” might be Robert Eggers’ most accessible film and yet it never compromises itself as a Robert Eggers film, complete with old-world authenticity and forbidding weirdness. …

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