After 35 years at its helm, Sara Garonzik plans to step away from the Philadelphia Theater Company. Critic Gary Day recalls the impact she had on him and his career.
Lucifer is showing promise of something more sophisticated than a simple good vs. evil story set in a flashy fantasy environment. We are seeing a story unfold that questions the very nature of good and evil, and the proper place of both in today’s world.
Ziggy Stardust’s strange, androgynous appearance held a strong fascination for a teenager just beginning to realize how different he was in other ways. For me, as for most teenagers, music played a crucial role in building an identity, and David Bowie played an important part in my early search for self.
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal presented an evening of mostly first-class work that used the memories of our distant origins to propel us into an unknown but fascinating future.
Instead of the usual December fare (A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker), Philadelphia Theatre Company presents a Sherlock Holmes spoof this month. It will put you in the holiday spirit.
I understand the practicalities of the television business. I understand that if these stations don’t make up their budget shortfalls, the quality of their offerings is likely to suffer, or they might even close down altogether. My concern is the fundraising programming itself and how it is threatening to take over a large segment of our PBS stations’ schedules.
While the exhibit, covering a half century of gay rights progress, is impressive in its breadth, it’s lacking in depth, as if the archivists geared things primarily for an audience suffering from attention deficit disorder.
While the Food Network has its share of old-fashioned cooking shows, hosted by pleasant, chatty cooks, each with a personal schtick, the network's dominant subgenres are the cooking competition and the eating travelogue.
RUBBERBANDance Group's artistic director and choreographer Victor Quijada takes hip-hop dance language, with all the athletic expressiveness of urban youth culture, and injects it into a formal modern dance structure.
Playwright Jeff Talbott tackles a tough subject, and he should be given credit for what he was trying to say. Unfortunately, the way he said it leaves much to be desired: The Submission is not a particularly well-written play.