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BWW Review: JOSEPH at DE All State TheatreBWW Review: JOSEPH at DE All State Theatre
Posted: Jun. 22, 2017


BWW Previews: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Previews: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Candlelight Music Theatre
Posted: Jul. 11, 2017


BWW Previews: THE GRAND/PLAYHOUSE/baby grand 2017 -'18 SEASONBWW Previews: THE GRAND/PLAYHOUSE/baby grand 2017 -'18 SEASON
Posted: Jul. 11, 2017


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BWW Review: RIVERDANCE 20 at The PlayhouseBWW Review: RIVERDANCE 20 at The Playhouse
Posted: Feb. 23, 2017


BWW Review: PIPPIN at The PlayhouseBWW Review: PIPPIN at The Playhouse
Posted: Mar. 9, 2017


BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Walnut Street TheatreBWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Walnut Street Theatre
Posted: May. 30, 2017


BWW Review: THE ELEPHANT MAN at UD REP EnsembleBWW Review: THE ELEPHANT MAN at UD REP Ensemble
Posted: Mar. 7, 2017


BWW Review: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Review: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Candlelight Music Theatre
July 22, 2017

Great actors immerse themselves in their character such that one cannot consider anyone else playing the role. They study the writer's words to develop a full sense of character; bringing to life every shade and every nuance. Could you conceive anyone else but Pacino playing Michael Corleone or anyone else but Streep in SOPHIE'S CHOICE? No, of course not.

BWW Previews: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Previews: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Candlelight Music Theatre
July 11, 2017

Ah, we all love rom coms. But decades prior to the term becoming part of contemporary lexicon. there was BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. Those of a certain baby boomer age all know Robert Redford and Jane Fonda were in the movie. However, we must stretch back even farther to see that the Sundance Kid and Elizabeth Ashley premiered the show on Broadway in (cough) 1963.

BWW Previews: THE GRAND/PLAYHOUSE/baby grand 2017 -'18 SEASONBWW Previews: THE GRAND/PLAYHOUSE/baby grand 2017 -'18 SEASON
July 11, 2017

In late May The Grand/Playhouse Management staged a Preview Party announcing the season in the 3 venues which includes the 300 seat baby grand. Included in the event were announcements regarding The Grand's resident companies: DE Symphony, First State Ballet and OperaDE.

BWW Review: JOSEPH at DE All State TheatreBWW Review: JOSEPH at DE All State Theatre
June 22, 2017

The 10th anniversary production of DE All State Theatre JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is staged at the sumptuous Laird Performing Arts Center at Tatnall School.

BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Walnut Street TheatreBWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Walnut Street Theatre
May 30, 2017

The Bee Gees won 5 Grammys, including Album of the Year in the late '70's with the album SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. The brothers three, along with Donna Summer, ushered in the disco era, and 'Stayin' Alive' became its anthem.

BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Candlelight Music Theatre
May 19, 2017

I have great advice for The Gershwin Trust, those descendants of George and Ira who have clipped coupons all their lives by virtue of the brothers' genius and copywrite law. They wrote 17 Broadway shows. Only one, GIRL CRAZY (rewritten and renamed CRAZY FOR YOU, compiled without input from The Trust in 1992 and choreographed by Candlelight's own superstar Sue Stroman) is produced contemporarily

BWW Previews: CRAZY FOR YOU at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Previews: CRAZY FOR YOU at Candlelight Music Theatre
May 5, 2017

It is always sensational news when we hear Dann Dunn is returning to Candlelight to direct and choreograph. Coming off a most recent and successful WSS at Media Theatre, Dunn opens with Gershwin's CRAZY FOR YOU on May 13th at the newly renovated Arden barn. The existing show was adapted from the original Gershwin show, GIRL CRAZY.

BWW Review: TARTUFFE at UD REP EnsembleBWW Review: TARTUFFE at UD REP Ensemble
May 2, 2017

Unconditional attention to detail has always been a signature of UD Rep. The audience is first met with the towering 17th century set with a wooden switch-back staircase rising 3 stories

BWW Review: HETTY FEATHER at Delaware Theatre CompanyBWW Review: HETTY FEATHER at Delaware Theatre Company
April 26, 2017

The performing arts has many siblings, many guises, many mutations on a theme. Is HETTY FEATHER a drama, is it a musical? Or is it a creative hybrid with no discernible niche?

BWW Review: JERRY'S GIRLS at The Walnut Street TheaterBWW Review: JERRY'S GIRLS at The Walnut Street Theater
April 24, 2017

The Independence Studio 3 at The Walnut is the ultimate black box, seating perhaps only over 100. It gives the audience a thrilling intimacy with performers. The Walnut, whatever the size of the audience, never relinquishes their high production standards.

BWW Preview: ONCE at The Playhouse, 3/31BWW Preview: ONCE at The Playhouse, 3/31
March 24, 2017

The Playhouse ends a very successful season with the March 31 opening of ONCE. This year, Aisle Say's personal fav

BWW Review: CAMELOT at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Review: CAMELOT at Candlelight Music Theatre
March 21, 2017

After a 3-month hiatus to create a new stage at the 70-year-old barn, Candlelight opens their second season with CAMELOT. Congratulations must be extended to their non-profit board President Tom Hornung and major contributor State Senator Cathy Cloutier who called in all their chips to fund the $300,000.00 project.

BWW Preview: CAMELOT at Candlelight Music TheatreBWW Preview: CAMELOT at Candlelight Music Theatre
March 13, 2017

Candlelight, the only dinner theatre in the state and indubitably the best theatrical value, opens its doors after a 3-month hiatus with CAMELOT on March 18.

BWW Review: PIPPIN at The PlayhouseBWW Review: PIPPIN at The Playhouse
March 9, 2017

There was an abundance of "Magic To Do" in PIPPIN, The Playhouse's penultimate production this season. This tour brought along skilled acrobats that dazzled the crowd not only with their Cirque de Soleil-type gymnastics but with jaw-dropping magic.

BWW Review: THE ELEPHANT MAN at UD REP EnsembleBWW Review: THE ELEPHANT MAN at UD REP Ensemble
March 7, 2017

In this supercharged political environment, we are buffeted with tweeted grotesqueries daily. We ask ourselves where is the humanity in this?

BWW Interview: Savannah Sprinkle of PIPPIN at The PlayhouseBWW Interview: Savannah Sprinkle of PIPPIN at The Playhouse
March 2, 2017

Stephen Schwartz, the composer and lyricist who brought us WICKED in 2003, began his career over 40 years past with GODSPELL in '71 and PIPPIN the next year. After a successful 2014 Equity tour a follow up non-equity tour opens at The Playhouse on March 7 for a 6-day run.

BWW Review: RIVERDANCE 20 at The PlayhouseBWW Review: RIVERDANCE 20 at The Playhouse
February 23, 2017

What has consumed 400,000 bottles of water, 50,000 rolls of self-grip tape by company physiotherapists, created 60 marriages netting 88 babies born (and more on the way)?

BWW Review: AFTER BIRTH OF A NATION at City-TheaterBWW Review: AFTER BIRTH OF A NATION at City-Theater
February 17, 2017

Co-founder and Director Michael Gray has created an admirable culture at City-Theater. The group takes risks with most every production. Well one supposes they should for their mission statement is to 'rid the planet (not just Wilmington!) of complacency, redundancy, indifference and FEAR'.

BWW Review: CINDERELLA at The Playhouse - A Lavish, Luxurious Production Fit For Any Age!BWW Review: CINDERELLA at The Playhouse - A Lavish, Luxurious Production Fit For Any Age!
February 9, 2017

This is not the CINDERELLA from our childhood. Wise people reconfigured the fantasy tale into a lavish contemporary production that coalesced with gorgeous and stunning technical aspects that make this a memorable theatrical experience for any age.

BWW Review: WHITE GUY ON THE BUS at Delaware Theatre CompanyBWW Review: WHITE GUY ON THE BUS at Delaware Theatre Company
February 7, 2017

White people still don't get it. August Wilson and James Baldwin tried to drive home the message. In WHITE GUY, Playwright Bruce Graham (who teaches theatre at Drexel) follows in these august footsteps.



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