On Stage: ASH grows from Chesco roots to become nationally acclaimed

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times ASH West Chester’s Braham Crane put together his highly-acclaimed dance company in Chester County more than 10 years ago and called it A.S.H. (which stands for “Artists.Simply.Human”). A.S.H. made its area debut in 2004 with a pair of shows at the Painted Bride Art Center. In 2006, Crane brought his company back to Philly for a show at the prestigious...

On Stage: ‘Les Mis’ always finds a way back to local stages

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Les Misérables It’s hard to take farewell tours seriously. Music acts such as the Who, Frank Sinatra, Cher and David Bowie have all, at one time or another in their careers, embarked on a “Farewell Tour.” No-one really believed them and, eventually, the artists were back on stage performing again. The hit musical “Les Misérables” went out on...