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Posted June 17th, 2010

>>>The hubbub over Love Jerry is still hubbubing. Maiken Scott reports on the musical’s treatment of a pedophile and his family for WHYY. For our interview with playwright Megan Gogerty and Nice People Theatre’s Miriam White and Nicole Blicher, click here.

>>>In Philadelphia Weekly‘s summer guide issue this week, J. Cooper Robb rounds up summer theater offerings. It’s pretty much your run-of-the-mill picks—Philly Shakes, touring productions of Avenue Q and Second City, and Shakespeare in Clark Park—but I didn’t know that John Leguizamo has a new one-man-show, Klass Klown, up for a week at Philadelphia Theater Company starting on June 24. If you only know Leguizamo from his Hollywood work, you’ve missed out. His solo shows are crazy funny, and crazy good.

>>>Sneak peak of Vijay Iyer‘s upcoming solo album at NPR Music. The renowned pianist is performing in Release at the Live Arts Festival in September, a collaborative installation at Eastern State Penitentiary with filmmaker Bill Morrison (who’s Decasia will also screen at the Festival).

>>>How did I miss Howie Shapiro’s glowing profile of Jorge Cousineau in the Inquirer at the end of last month? Quoth Shapiro: “he brings his effects, his video tricks and electronic magic, into a theater and takes your breath away.”

–Nicholas Gilewicz