REVIEW: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at Music Mountain

(Photo: Kasey Ivan) By John Dwyer It was one of those things. I never had a desire to see “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” It was a David Cassidy/Donny Osmond vehicle, which prejudiced me toward it being way too bubble gum and cute. Years later, I used to talk to Donny Osmond at the ops desk at QVC, when with my other half, we did More...

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By Staff On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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Mamma Mia! Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope announces 2019 season

Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope on Wednesday announced titles and creative teams for the theater’s 80th anniversary season, which will launch May 17. The 2019 season kicks off with the nail-biting thriller “Dial More...

By Staff On Sunday, March 24th, 2019
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Hal Linden of TV’s ‘Barney Miller’ headlines ‘In the Mood’ at Bucks County Playhouse

Hal Linden, star of the classic TV sitcom series “Barney Miller,” will join the cast of  “In the Mood,” a 1940s musical revue running at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope starting April 23. Linden More...

By Staff On Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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Ralph Malph joins cast of “Middletown” at Bucks County Playhouse

Actor Don Most, best known for his role as Ralph Malph in the popular 1970s TV show “Happy Days,” will join the all-star cast of the new play “Middletown” coming to Bucks County Playhouse More...

By Staff On Monday, March 18th, 2019
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NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg performing at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope

Storyteller and comedian Ophira Eisenberg (host of NPR’s “Ask Me Another”) returns to Bucks County Playhouse for a one-night only performance on April 6 at 8 p.m. “Leaving A Mark” will also feature cameo More...

By Staff On Monday, March 11th, 2019
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‘Guys and Dolls” is musical comedy perfection at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville

Adelaide and Nathan (Photo: Kasey Ivan) By John Dwyer “For the people all said ‘Sit down!'” is one of the lyrics of this musical. But the audience wasn’t paying attention as it rose to its feet More...

By Staff On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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Guaranteed laughter and tears with ‘Steel Magnolias’ at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville

Photo: Kasey Ivan By John Dwyer “Steel Magnolias” is a play and a movie that one can come back to time and again, and it works its magic. You laugh and laugh at these iconic Southern ladies as they get More...

By Steve Chernoski On Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
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With the Oscars Near, Here are some Underrated Films at Your Local Library

Parts of The New Hope-Solebury collection (left) and Lambertville’s (right) The 91st Academy Awards are Sunday night, February 24. Theaters are quite far away from us, although On Demand options have made More...

By Staff On Thursday, February 14th, 2019
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‘Buddy’ at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope shakes the rafters with rock n’ roll

(L to R) Matt Cusack, Andy Christopher, Zach Cossman and Maximilian Sangerman (Photo: Mark Garvin) By John Dwyer One of the most iconic powerful cultural statements: “The day the music died.” This reference More...

By Staff On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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Stellar Performances in ‘Aida’ at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville

By John Dwyer Ben Brantley is a jerk! Oh, I am sorry. That was a moment of Tourette’s for me. If you are not familiar with the name, he is unarguably the most important theater critic in America and writes More...