Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Nisan 26, 5776
Philadelphian awakens to being a Broadway star
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What better time than the heart of winter for Broadway to mend its heart with a much-needed "Spring" break? And "Spring Awakening" is just that, a break from the past prosaic way of performing things on Broadway, where the tried-and-true traditional has become so ho-hum -- with more an emphasis on the first -- that it would even make Tevye...
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What's all this kreplach about Jews and Italians sharing one mind and a million gestures? Show who believes this by a show of hands! And it is in such handiwork -- ever see a Jew and an Italian talking together? It's like a case study in semiotics -- that Steve Solomon has made the wisest of choices: splitting his heritage...
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DeBris, meet de Brad. The two are familiar enough; after all, Brad Nacht's turn as Roger DeBris in "The Producers" is musical theater at its most cutting. As the flamboyant and fey director who shimmies as he shakes up anyone's conceit of good taste, DeBris is delight on his feet -- and his brain doesn't weigh three pounds either. He...
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They are the anti-Borat. If the Kazakhstan Kutup of a reporter truly believes that "No Jews is good news," then this jerk of a journalist better not scan today's headlines. Because there they are front-page news, headlining the ongoing arts fest on Nov. 9 at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill: Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson, creators/stars of the smash...
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The name's LaGuardia ... No ... wait. It's Cunningham. No ... it's Sheriff Tupper ... No, these days, it's Thayer, Norman Thayer, didactic dad of "On Golden Pond," where Tom Bosley plays the part to perfection Oct. 31 to Nov. 5 at the Merriam Theater. But father figures have always figured prominently in Bosley's bountiful career: He was Richie Cunningham's...
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