Past Reviews

Regional Reviews: Philadelphia

Theatre Schedule for Philadelphia PA




1812 Productions
2329 S. 3rd Street Philadelphia PA 19146
215-592-9560

Buyer & Cellar
By Jonathan Tolins
October 5, 2017 - October 29, 2017

This Is the Week That Is
By the This Is the Week That Is Ensemble
November 24, 2017 - December 31, 2017

The Carols: Live in Concert
Book and lyrics by Jennifer Childs, music by Monica Stephenson
December 11, 2017 - December 12, 2017

Hope and Gravity
World premiere
By Michael Hollinger
April 26, 2018 - May 20, 2018

TBA
May 14, 2018 - May 15, 2018


Act II Playhouse
56 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler PA 19002
215-654-0200

Which Reminds Me
World premiere
By Tony Braithwaite
August 29, 2017 - October 1, 2017

Red Herring
By Michael Hollinger
October 24, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Bad Dates
By Theresa Rebeck
December 12, 2017 - December 31, 2017

A Few of Our Favorite Things
World premiere
By Tony Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs
January 9, 2018 - January 28, 2018

I Ought to Be in Pictures
By Neil Simon
February 27, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Camelot
Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe
May 15, 2018 - June 10, 2018


Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA 19106
215-922-1122

Cabaret
Book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb
September 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017

TouchTones
World premiere
Story by Michael Hollinger and Robert Maggio, book and lyrics by Michael Hollinger, music by Robert Maggio
October 19, 2017 - December 3, 2017

Every Brilliant Thing
By Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe
November 9, 2017 - December 3, 2017

A Doll's House
By Henrik Ibsen
January 11, 2018 - February 25, 2018

Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond
March 1, 2018 - April 1, 2018

Fun Home
Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori
May 17, 2018 - June 17, 2018


Azuka Theatre
1700 Sansom Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia PA 19103
215-563-1100

The Gap
World premiere
By Emma Goidel
November 1, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Ready Steady Yeti Go
World premiere
By David Jacobi
February 21, 2018 - March 11, 2018

Mrs. Harrison
World premiere
By R. Eric Thomas
May 2, 2018 - May 20, 2018


Bristol Riverside Theatre
120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol PA 19007
215-785-6664

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Book by Rachel Sheinkin, music and lyrics by William Finn
September 19, 2017 - October 15, 2017

Quartet
By Ronald Harwood
October 31, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Time Stands Still
By Donald Margulies
January 23, 2018 - February 11, 2018

The Producers
Book by Thomas Meehan and Mel Brooks, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks
March 6, 2018 - April 1, 2018

The Triumph of Love
Book by James Magruder, score by Jeffrey Stock, lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
May 1, 2018 - May 20, 2018


Bucks County Playhouse
70 S. Main Street, New Hope PA 18938
215-862-2121

Other Desert Cities
By Jon Robin Baitz
August 18, 2017 - September 2, 2017

Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story
World premiere
Book by Gary Kupper and Larry Marshak and Rose Caiola, music and lyrics by Gary Kupper
September 12, 2017 - October 1, 2017

The Rocky Horror Show
Book, music, and lyrics by Richard O'Brien
October 13, 2017 - October 29, 2017

The New World
World premiere
Book by Regina DeCicco and L.F. Turner, music by Gary Adler, lyrics by Phoebe Kreutz
November 7, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Ebenezer Scrooge's Big Playhouse Christmas Show
World premiere
By Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen
December 8, 2017 - December 31, 2017


EgoPo Classic Theatre
1219 Vine Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia PA
267-273-1414

Lydie Breeze Trilogy
By John Guare
Various dates TBA


Inis Nua Theatre Company
1700 Sansom Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia PA 19103
215-545-9776

The Swallowing Dark
By Lizzie Nunnery
October 4, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Love, Lies and Taxidermy
By Alan Harris
February 14, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Our Few and Evil Days
By Mark O'Rowe
April 25, 2018 - May 13, 2018


InterAct Theatre Company
302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia PA 19102
215-568-8079

Broken Stones
World premiere
By Fin Kennedy
October 27, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Sensitive Guys
World premiere
By MJ Kaufman
January 19, 2018 - February 11, 2018

Human Rites
By Seth Rozin
March 23, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Draw the Circle
By Mashuq Mushtaq Deen
June 1, 2018 - June 24, 2018


Lantern Theater Company
10th and Ludlow Streets, Philadelphia PA 19107
215-829-0395

Red Velvet
By Lola Chakrabarti
September 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017

The Craftsman
World premiere
By Bruce Graham
November 9, 2017 - December 10, 2017

Copenhagen
By Brian Friel
January 11, 2018 - February 11, 2018

The Tempest
By William Shakespeare
March 15, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Don't Dress for Dinner
By Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon
May 24, 2018 - June 24, 2018


Media Theatre
104 E. State Street, Media PA 19063
610-891-0100

Carousel
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Richard Rodgers
September 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Book by Linda Woolverton, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
November 15, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Next to Normal
Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt
January 31, 2018 - February 25, 2018

If/Then
Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt
March 14, 2018 - April 1, 2018

Disney's Newsies
Book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman
April 18, 2018 - June 10, 2018


People's Light and Theatre Company
39 Conestoga Road, Malvern PA 19355
610-644-3500

Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole
World premiere
By Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor
October 11, 2017 - December 3, 2017

Aladdin: A Music Panto
World premiere
By Pete Pryor and Samantha Reading
November 15, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Morning's at Seven
By Paul Osborn
January 10, 2018 - February 4, 2018

The Diary of Anne Frank
By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman
February 21, 2018 - March 31, 2018

I Will Not Go Gently
By Jennifer Childs, music by Jennifer Child and Chris Colucci
March 21, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Romeo and Juliet: A Requiem
World premiere
By William Shakespeare, conceived for six actors by Zak Berkman and Samantha Reading
April 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018

Skeleton Crew
By Dominique Morisseau
June 13, 2018 - July 8, 2018


Philadelphia Artists' Collective
267-521-2210

Iphigenia at Aulis
By Euripides
September 7, 2017 - September 22, 2017

Maria Marten or, Murder in the Red Barn
By Anonymous
June 6, 2018 - June 24, 2018


Philadelphia Theatre Company
480 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19146
215-985-0420

Ruggedly Jewish: An Evening with Bob Garfield
World premiere
By Bob Garfield
September 15, 2017 - September 16, 2017

Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice
World premiere
Conceived by Kathleen Turner
September 25, 2017

Wrestling Jerusalem
By Aaron Davidman
October 18, 2017 - November 5, 2017

Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk's The Mad Ones
Featuring the music of Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk
October 23, 2017

This is Not Normal & The End of Journalism
By Mike Daisey
November 9, 2017 - November 11, 2017

We Know How to Die!
Featuring members of Upright Citizens Brigade
December 1, 2017 - December 2, 2017

A Dream Is a Wish: Princess Concert
December 17, 2017

Musical Thrones: A Parody
Written by Jon and Al Kaplan
February 9, 2018 - February 10, 2018

Small Mouth Sounds
By Bess Wohl
March 13, 2018 - April 1, 2018


Quintessence Theatre Group
7137 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119
215-987-4450

Long Day's Journey into Night
By Eugene O'Neill
October 4, 2017 - October 22, 2017

My Fair Lady
Book and lyrics by Frederick Loewe, music by Alan Jay Lerner
November 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Waiting for Godot
By Samuel Beckett
January 31, 2018 - February 18, 2018

Julius Caesar
By William Shakespeare
March 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018

The Wild Duck
By Henrik Ibsen
April 4, 2018 - April 21, 2018


Theatre Exile
2329 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19148
215-218-4022

Tommy and Me
By Ray Didinger
August 3, 2017 - 20, 2017

Ideation
By Aaron Loeb
October 12, 2017 - November 5, 2017

Really
By Jackie Sibbles Drury
January 25, 2018 - February 18, 2018

Sing the Body Electric
World premiere
By Michael Hollinger
April 19 - May 13, 2018


Theatre Horizon
401 DeKalb Street, Norristown PA 19401 610-283-2230 x1

2.5 Minute Ride
By Lisa Kron
October 6, 2017 - October 29, 2017

The Revolutionists
By Lauren Gunderson
February 1, 2018 - February 25, 2018

Peter and the Starcatcher
By Rick Elice and Wayne Barker
April 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018


Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19107
215-574-3550

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
September 5, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins
By Stephen Temperley
September 12, 2017 - October 15, 2017

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
By Joe Landry
October 31, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Annie
Book by Thomas Meehan, musci by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin
November 7, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Adapted by Ken Ludwig
January 2, 2018 - February 4, 2018

The Humans
By Stephen Karam
January 16, 2018 - March 4, 2018

A Steady Rain
By Keith Huff
February 20, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Noises Off
By Michael Frayn
March 13, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Tell Me on a Sunday
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Don Black
April 10, 2018 - June 10, 2018

Mamma Mia!
Book by Catherine Johnson, songs by ABBA
May 15, 2018 - July 15, 2018


Wilma Theater
265 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19107
215-546-9456

Blood Wedding
By Federico Garcia Lorca, translated by Nahuel Telleria
October 25, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Passing Strange
Book and lyrics by Stew, music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, in collaboration with Annie Dorsen
January 10, 2018 - February 18, 2018

Passage
World premiere
By Christopher Chen
April 18, 2018 - May 13, 2018



Please note that dates may change unexpectedly - always check with the theater before making plans.


- Updated 8/30/17. Changes/Corrections can be emailed to the Editor



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