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By the Sweat of Their Brows…
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By the Sweat of Their Brows…

In 2017, Sweat won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Playwright Lynn Nottage based her play on interviews with steelworkers in Reading, Pennsylvania, conducted in 2011, at a time when the U.S. Census Bureau officially ranked Reading as one of the poorest cities in America.  Nottage cast her factory worker characters against a background of job…

SpongeBob SquarePants: A Joyous Effervescent Bubbly Funfest
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SpongeBob SquarePants: A Joyous Effervescent Bubbly Funfest

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical, at the Palace Theatre, is a lively musical based on the worldwide favorite Nickelodeon cartoon series. It’s the story of a sponge who lives under a pineapple in the undersea world of Bikini Bottom—which is threatened with extinction by a volcanic eruption. All of the characters panic, but the day…

Once on This Island: An Enthralling, Joyous Musical Celebration
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Once on This Island: An Enthralling, Joyous Musical Celebration

Once on This Island, at the Circle in the Square Theatre, is a wonderful revival of the 1990 musical, as well as a reunion of the Tony award-winning team of lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty (Anastasia and Ragtime). The show bursts with Caribbean rhythms and dance as the story unfolds. Lea Salonga, Phillip…

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