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By J. Cooper Robb

Chekhov gets a modern update, two times over

The Arden Theatre Company and the Philadelphia Theatre Company are both presenting innovative spins on the dramatist’s work.

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Posted Apr. 9, 2014 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE > STAGE

By J. Cooper Robb

Philly theaters heat up the 2014 spring performance season

Now that spring is dawning, Philadelphia area theater companies are heralding the new season with excitement—and an abundance of exciting new productions to share with hungry audiences.

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Posted Mar. 19, 2014 | Comments: 7

ARTS AND CULTURE > STAGE

By Kennedy Allen

Black comedy legend Paul Mooney hits Helium this week

Asked how he felt about "12 Years A Slave" winning the Academy Award for Best Picture, Mooney laughs. “Oh, it was only 12 years? Is that what they’re saying now?”

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Posted Mar. 12, 2014 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE > STAGE

By Genevieve Valentine

"Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" confirms she's that brassy dame we adore

Part retrospective, part behind-the-scenes doc, there's nary a Stritch detractor to be found in this biography. It's not that kind of party.

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Posted Mar. 5, 2014 | Comments: 0

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