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‘Crazy for You’at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival: Slick, but in need of joy, charm

Ken Ludwig’s reimagining of a Gershwin musical hits all the spots but seems somehow sterile.
Review

‘Crazy for You’at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival: Slick, but in need of joy, charm

Ken Ludwig’s reimagining of a Gershwin musical hits all the spots but seems somehow sterile.
Review

Betty’s Summer Vacation at IRC: outrageous mayhem, incorrect and hilarious

It may not conform to the political temper of our moment -- or any moment -- but this version of Christopher Durang's comic horror story is a hoot. Riotous energy, outsize characters, and a creepily deranged plot make for a very funny night out.
Review

Betty’s Summer Vacation at IRC: outrageous mayhem, incorrect and hilarious

It may not conform to the political temper of our moment -- or any moment -- but this version of Christopher Durang's comic horror story is a hoot. Riotous energy, outsize characters, and a creepily deranged plot make for a very funny night out.

Bradley Cooper liked to air-conduct as a kid. Now he’s channeling Leonard Bernstein at the Philadelphia Orchestra

Cooper is narrating Bernstein's 'Candide' here this week, and preparing to play him in an upcoming biopic. Bernstein's 'West Side Story' is also being remade by Steven Spielberg. Jamie Bernstein, daughter to the famous conductor/composer, filled us in on both film projects.

Bradley Cooper liked to air-conduct as a kid. Now he’s channeling Leonard Bernstein at the Philadelphia Orchestra

Cooper is narrating Bernstein's 'Candide' here this week, and preparing to play him in an upcoming biopic. Bernstein's 'West Side Story' is also being remade by Steven Spielberg. Jamie Bernstein, daughter to the famous conductor/composer, filled us in on both film projects.
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‘Save Me the Plums’ by Ruth Reichl: The ‘debacle’ of Gourmet magazine, by one who lived through it

For a while, she was among the most powerful people in the Manhattan food world. But when that world began to change she tried to take the magazine with it, and management balked. Reichl is a born storyteller, best when she has fully developed characters living and eating well.

‘A Brief History of Doom’ by Richard Vague: Borrowing, booms, and busts

Penn professor Richard Vague gives us a tour of two centuries of economic crises -- and he finds over-borrowing at the heart of each one.

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New York Theater: ‘Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune’ at the Broadhurst Theatre portrays the universal search for love in our time

With two excellent, disciplined leads in Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon, and excellent direction by Arin Arbus, this rich production immerses us deeply in this sometimes grim, romantic play.

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’The Game of Love and Chance’ at Hedgerow Theatre Company: Over-the-top, campy, winning satire

In this nutty, "meta" parody of a farce, the Hedgerow updates a classic comedy of love and mistaken identities. If the characters are sometimes taken too much for laughs alone, it's a comic, enjoyable evening poking fun at social pretense and love's pratfalls.

Hubble Space Telescope photos at Haverford College and more must-see gallery shows

The spectacular art-glass biennial in Millville, N.J., calls for a field trip.

Philly's murals are so good, they're causing problems for Google

Google’s blurring algorithm is turning some portraits into abstract art.

Cirque du Soleil takes to the ice for the first time with ‘Crystal’

The show, which melds acrobatics and skating, comes to the Wells Fargo Center June 20-23.

Artist Peter Max’s wife found dead in a suspected suicide

Authorities say the wife of the artist Peter Max died in an apparent suicide amid a family fight over her husband's work.

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’One Man, Two Guvnors’ at Quintessence Theatre Group: Nothing but entertainment, kitchen-sink style

Mistaken identity, madcap libidos, bent genders, pratfalls, lewd costumes -- this rendition of Richard Bean's 2011 farce goes at it full force. Some of the Brit humor is lost in translation, but winning performances by Philly comic treasure Sean Close and others make it a good night's...

‘Hadestown’ producer Mara Isaacs: What it’s like when your musical cleans up at the Tonys

“As you can imagine,” the weary Isaacs says, “it was a very happy room to be in.”

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