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SEMINAR Citizen Reviews

We engaged a group of everyday citizens to see SEMINAR then send us their reviews – here they are! Edited for spelling corrections – and to avoid spoiling the plot!   I really loved the show. It’s funny, witty, candid and very sophisticated storytelling. Gregory W. We really loved this show. We loved that it’s […]

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Writers Behaving Badly: Biting Quips from Great Authors

compiled by Carrie Chapter, PTC dramaturg “The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.” —Philip Roth “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” —Stephen King “Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can’t fake quality any more than you can […]

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Name Dropping in SEMINAR

“Name Dropping” in SEMINAR | A Reference Guide by carrie Chapter, PTC Dramaturg The play contains a wealth of “literary insider” buzzwords and a “Who’s Who” catalog of vital authors and editors. Join the Algonquin Round Table *, and be in the know with the following terms: Yaddo An exclusive artists’ retreat colony located in Saratoga Springs, […]

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PTC and Stagehand’s Union Reach Resolution

Dear PTC Patron: We are pleased to have reached an agreement with IATSE Local 8, and the stagehand union strike is now over. We are extremely grateful to our loyal subscribers, patrons, and artists for their support and patience during this time. A settlement has been attained that is reasonable for PTC and appropriate for […]

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THE MOUNTAINTOP SOARS despite stagehands strike

Dear PTC Patrons, The power of The Mountaintop lies within the core of its story, and we have committed to bring you that story through the beautiful and masterful words of Katori Hall, performed with eloquence and passion by our two actors, Sekou Laidlow and Amirah Vann, and staged by the immensely talented director, Patricia McGregor. As […]

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THE AWARD-WINNING DRAMA THE MOUNTAINTOP BY KATORI HALL AT PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY

Philadelphia Premiere By One Of America’s Most Important New Playwrights Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the man and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the leader merge in Katori Hall’s award-winning drama The Mountaintop, receiving its Philadelphia premiere at Philadelphia Theatre Company on January 18-February 17 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets).  Directed by […]

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Season Launch Party

PTC Launched their 2012-13 season with a celebration on October 4, 2012 in their beautiful home the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.  Subscribers, Donors, Friends, and Family came together for the inside scoop on the upcoming season from special guest Stars of David Original Book Author, Abigail Pogrebin, Seminar Playwright, Teresa Rebeck, and theatre critic, Toby Zinman. […]

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Experience the Music of our STARS composers and lyricists!

[An Opening Week Indulgence by Dramaturg, Carrie Chapter ] Here are some highlighted music and lyrics from the careers of our STARS OF DAVID songwriters. Enjoy! Jule Styne and Susan Birkenhead: Frank Sinatra sings “Hey Look, No Crying” in 1981 Nathan Tysen: “That’s Why I Go Green” with the 14th Street Y Dan Messe: “Redwing” […]

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The Making of Stars of David

by Carrie Chapter, PTC Dramaturg In the Beginning…Lights Up! Rome was not built in a day – neither was the American musical. If you have strolled down 42nd Street in the last ten or so years, you have probably seen a distinct pattern of marquees – the movie-musical, the jukebox musical, or the latest British […]

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Election Season vs. Brand New Musical…Exercise Your Power of Choice!

[A Message from Dramaturg, Carrie Chapter] Come this November, get into the voting booth AND get over to the Box Office. Why? STARS OF DAVID won’t make you play games like the one below: So, you have to ask the question: Is political malaise getting me down? HMMMM…… ABSOLUTELY!!!!!! STARS OF DAVID offers you all […]

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