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“Clever Little Lies,” yes, but not clever liars

Prolific playwright Joe DiPietro (Memphis; The Toxic Avenger; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) had an off-Broadway hit with his 2013 comedy Clever Little...

“Foster Mom” keeps you guessing throughout

Premiere Stages, Kean University’s professional theater company, is proving to be a home of strong contemporary drama. Foster Mom, chosen from more than 400 submissions as...

Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red-Hot Mamas wows at the...

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Like Carnegie Hall in New York, which has a main stage, Zankel Hall, and Weill Hall, the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia has several venues under its roof. "Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red-Hot Mamas" is the wonderful musical being offered by the Independence Studio on 3 at the Walnut Street Theatre from now until December 29.

“Bad Jews” hides the seeds of a good drama in a...

Bad Jews, now appearing at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, gives a look into some old themes through a Jewish lens: the clash...

The Kimmel Center and “Dirty Dancing” invites you to have the...

As this entertainment writer entered the lobby of the Kimmel Center's Merriam Theater, you could feel the energy and the buzz among the theater...

“Exit the King”: A serious comedy about love and death

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s season so far has been extraordinary. Last night’s opening of Exit the King, a masterpiece by absurdist playwright...

“Noura”: A must-see work-in-progress

Award-winning Iraqi-American playwright Heather Raffo has created a poignant play in Noura, now playing a very limited engagement at the Berlind Rehearsal Room/Studio at the McCarter...

Sex plus death plus drama plus fun equals “My Big, Gay,...

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If Tennessee Williams had written his character, Big Daddy, as a Sicilian, and placed the action of that play during his funeral, you only begin to get the story line of "My Big, Gay, Italian Funeral" playing at the Saint Luke's Theatre at 308 West 46th Street in New York City. Like an episode of "The Bob Newhart Show" gone haywire because of its move to Sicily, or a Sicilian "You Can't Take it with You," we are bombarded by outrageous characters acting out, acting up, and freaking out before our eyes, only to be out done by the next arriving ethnic cliché.

“Beyond the Oak Trees” takes a last ride to freedom with...

A welcome addition to the local theatre scene is Beyond the Oak Trees, from  The Crossroads Theatre Company. Ably directed by Crossroads’ producing artistic director, Marshall Jones...

Cirque du Soleil – Toruk is over the top

With the death defying leaps, the awesome backdrops of color, the amazing artists and athletes, and the breath taking dream state the performers of...