Author Archives: Dan Luner

Review: Hand To God at Philadelphia Theatre Company

Philadelphia Theatre Company opened one of its final shows for the 2016-2017 season with the Tony Award-nominated comedy “Hand to God“ by Robert Askins. The show runs March 31 through April 30, 2017 and Luner on Theatre attended a sunny, Sunday matinee and brings readers an official review of the production! “At its core, Hand To God truly shows what happens mentally

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Review: Movie-Musicals Continue to Appease with Latest, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s latest movie-musical, Beauty and the Beast hit the screen two weeks ago and it has dazzled and delighted audiences as well as the producers. Though what does Luner on Theatre think about the new film that spans just over two hours. Let’s get into it! The movie starts off quite rushed and before you know it, “Be Our Guest”

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Bristol Riverside Theatre Announces 2017–2018 Season

Bristol Riverside Theatre moves into its third decade with a jam-packed season of three musicals, a heartwarming comedy and a contemporary drama. The 2017–2018 season features the Tony Award-winning musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, and conceived by Rebecca Feldman; Quartet by Ronald Harwood; the Pulitzer Prize-winning

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Kimmel Center’s Broadway Philadelphia 2017–18 Season To Showcase 12 Blockbusters

2017–18 Season Highlights Include First National Tours of School of Rock, Finding Neverland, Waitress, Something Rotten!, Disney’s Aladdin, and On Your Feet! The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization recently announced today the 2017–18 Broadway Philadelphia season, featuring a dazzling lineup of Tony Award-winning productions and the most recent Broadway hits. The upcoming season features productions with

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Arden Theatre Co. Announces First Three Shows of 2017–18, 30th Anniversary Season

Arden Theatre Company announces the first three shows of their 2017–18, 30th Anniversary Season and continues their mission to present great stories by great storytellers. Producing Artistic Director Terrence J. Nolen says, “We are thrilled that our 30th Anniversary season includes some of our most treasured artists. We’ve premiered eight plays by Michael Hollinger throughout our history, and next season

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Philadelphia Theatre Co. Closes Season with The Absolute Brightness Of Leonard Pelkey

Philadelphia Theatre Company will close its season on May 17 — June 4 with The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written and performed by James Lecesne and directed by Tony Speciale with original music by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening). This production replaces the world premiere of American Canvas by Bill Cain, the winner of PTC’s Terrence McNally New Play Award. The

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Superstar headed to Bristol Riverside Theatre Just In Time for Easter

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21 through April 16. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features a diverse, talented cast. Jesus Christ Superstar,

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The Last Emperor of Mexico — Comical with a Modern Take on Spanish History

Earlier this week, we gave you a preview and inside look into Chris Davis’ The Last Emperor of Mexico. And after connecting via Twitter and seeing other publicity from sources such as WHYY’s NewsWorks… Luner on Theatre had to see if the hype lived up to the tale. Needless to say it did! Nestled into the Italian Market in South

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Upper Darby Summer Stage Announces 2017 Season

With 41 seasons of magic behind them, Upper Darby Summer Stage is gearing up for its 42nd come Summer 2017! The nationally recognized and award-winning theatre program, located in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, has officially announced it’s 2017 Summer season! Upper Darby Summer Stage is one of the nation’s oldest and most successful youth theatre programs. A staple of the Philadelphia region since 1976,

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