BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Philadelphia in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: The Walnut Street Theater Opens THE MOUSETRAP - A Surprisingly Wild Ride


Agatha Christie's timeless mystery, "The Mousetrap," celebrates its 60th anniversary and The Walnut Street Theater has battened down the hatches and sworn all to secrecy as to "who's dun nit". It begi... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

RENT 'Goes Up' at South Jersey's Newest Theater Company


Fans of Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, RENT, will find plenty to enjoy in the Collaborative Stage Productions' 2012 Season opener at the Eagle Theatre. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

Monty Python's SPAMALOT Returns To The Hershey Theatre 3/9-10


The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, Monty Python's Spamalot, will return to Hershey Theatre on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 10 at 2 and 8 p.m.... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

AZIZ ANSARI Brings Buried Alive Tour to Philadelphia, 6/23


Comedian AZIZ ANSARI brings Buried Alive Tour to Philadelphia with stand-up comedic performance scheduled on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Merriam Theater. Tickets go on sale to the public ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Opens at Bristol Riverside Theatre, 3/20-4/8


Laughter and tears, gossip and home-grown advice are as prevalent as hair rollers in Truvy's Beauty Salon, the setting of the heartwarming comedy-drama Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, playing at Br... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

THE OUTGOING TIDE Opens At Philadelphia Theatre Company 3/23-4/22


Philadelphia Theatre Company will present the second production and East Coast premiere of Barrymore Award-winning playwright Bruce Graham's newest play The Outgoing Tide, running March 23-April 22 at... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

Bill Cain Wins Terrence McNally New Play Award


Philadelphia Theatre Company announces Bill Cain as the first recipient of the Terrence McNally New Play Award for the research and development of his newest play about Philadelphia artist Thomas Eaki... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

'Dinner and A Show' - Bristol Riverside Theater's Steel Magnolias & King George II Inn


On the banks of the Delaware River we find historical Bristol Pa.where we also find some fine dining and professional live theater at the Bristol Riverside Theater and The King George II Inn. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

'Dinner and A Show' - Cuba Libre and Arden's CYRANO


'You're gonna love the arts in Philadelphia' is a the catch phrase of some pretty famous celebrity actors in a Philly based TV ad. You're also gonna love the paring of some great Philly area eateries ... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

Kimmel Center's Girls Night - The Musical, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, thru 5/13


Girls Night - The Musical's opening night at the Kimmel Center's Innovation Studio looks a bit like a 'back room" bachelorette party: pink feather boas, light-up tiaras and lots and lots of drinks ser... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

Totem Pole Theatre's 2012-2013 Season to Include RED, WHITE, & TUNA, COLE and More


In the 62nd Season at Totem Pole Playhouse-Fayetteville, PA, audiences will be treated to six shows never before seen on the Totem Pole stage plus a special preseason presentation. Some favorite compa... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

Hershey Theatre's 2012-13 Broadway Season to Include WHITE CHRISTMAS, MARY POPPINS and More


Hershey Theatre today announced another season of Broadway shows.... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: THE Buddy Holly STORY, 'Oh Boy!' - Buddy Would Be Proud


Walnut Street Theatre finishes out its 203rd season with an all-new production of Broadway's Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

Remembering Richie Schwartz- JEKYLL & HYDE Fan Club Co-president


Among all the famous Broadway people are the dedicated loyal fans that support them and their shows. Few were more loyal than Richie Schwartz. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

The Media Theatre Announces 2012 Delco Idol and Delco Idol Jr. Contestants


The Media Theatre held auditions for the 2012 "Delco Idol" contests on May 21 and 23. More than 150 singers participated, and now the theatre has chosen this year's contestants. The final list of cont... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: 'Dinner and a Show' at Captain's Inn - MAN OF LA MANCHA


Steve Steiner, Producing Artistic Director of the Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Ocean County's newest professional theatre has formed partnerships with local restaurants. Steve is no stranger to... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Academy's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 'A Tale as Old as Time'


Disney took a great animated movie and turned it into an equally good stage musical, probably one of the best and most popular films to stage production in Disney's history besides Lion King. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: John Davidson on Returning to MAN OF LA MANCHA


Fresh from the Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks, long time entertainer, TV host and stage performer John Davidson will be appearing as Don Quixote for the third time-this time with the new O... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING and Lambertville Station Restaurant


This was indeed a "Grand Night for Singing" and celebrating for the town of New Hope as they welcome all to the re-opening their cultural jewel The Buck's County Playhouse. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Video Preview of Media Theatre's FOREVER PLAID, Opening 7/18


The Media Theatre, Delaware County's only professional theatre and one of Philadelphia's most popular theatre companies, expands its audience base this summer with the start of its new "Broadway at Th... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Mazeppa's SPRING AWAKENING, Opening 7/12


Mazeppa Productions presents the 2006 Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, opening July 12, 2012. Spring Awakening will mark the start of Mazeppa's second season of musical production as well... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW 'Dinner and a Show' Review: Eagle Theater's MY WAY Tribute to Frank Sinatra


We enjoyed an evening of Sinatra music and dined at a restaurant that is surrounded by glimpses of Ole Blue Eyes himself both in the heart of South Jersey. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

What's On - Philadelphia 2012-13 Theater Season


The curtains are up for the Philly 2012-2013 Theater Season. From daring new works and world premieres, popular Broadway tour stops and of course, your favorite classic stage productions. Here's just ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

The Media Theatre Presents SUPER SONGS OF THE 70'S, 8/15


The Media Theatre's Roger Ricker will present his annual fundraising concert on Wednesday August 15 at 7:30. This year's theme is 'Super Songs of the '70's', with a focus on classic pop and Broadway t... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Walnut Street Theatre's THE MUSIC MAN


Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 204TH season with an all-new production of Broadway's five-time Tony Award-winning family musical, Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. Directed and choreogra... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

InterAct Theatre Kicks Off 25th Anniversary with Philadelphia Theatre Story Slam, 10/1


Funny, surprising, sentimental and sometimes scandalous stories are all part of InterAct Theatre Company's season kick-off event on October 1. The unique event brings together Philadelphia theatre fav... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

Gas & Electric Arts Premieres BEHIND THE EYE, 10/24-11/18


Gas & Electric Arts brings Lee Miller's mythic story into focus with the Philadelphia premiere of Behind the Eye by renowned playwright Carson Kreitzer. With distinct, highly expressive, physical stag... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Non-Stop Fun in COOKING WITH THE CALAMARI SISTERS at Society Hill


Julia Childs has nothing on these two bosomy sisters from Bay Ridge, New York when it comes to a hilarious presentation of the culinary arts. Yes, The Calamari Sisters have found their way to the city... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: Walnut Street Theatre's 'Music Man' Jeff Coon


Oh those wonderful Philly actors! Some come and go but they all call Philadelphia home. Let's zero in on one of Philly's brightest stars- Jeff Coon. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Eagle Theatre's SPELLING BEE earns a B+


This clever, silly, funny Broadway show earned a Tony and Drama Desk Award in 2005 and continues to find new spelling champs and audiences in theaters around the country. ... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

Cirque du Soleil Presents TOTEM on Camden Waterfront; Tickets Go On Sale 12/7


Cirque du Soleil returns to the Philadelphia area with a new big top production TOTEM. Written and directed by Robert Lepage, TOTEM premieres on May 30, 2013 for a limited engagement under the blue-an... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

Holiday Rep Show, THE BENDS & PLANTA ME EN LA TIERRA Set for Flashpoint Theatre's 2012-2013 Season


On the heels of winning a Barrymore for Best New Play and the prestigious Brown Martin Award for their hit Slip/Shot, Flashpoint Theatre Company has announced its 2012-2013 season. Their season begins... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

Kimmel Center Partners with Temple University on PNC 'Grow Up Great' Free Jazz Programming, November Through February


Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces new partnership with Temple University Early Childhood Education Program in presenting new monthly installment of FREE jazz and musical theater-focused ... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Walnut Street's THE MUSIC MAN Marches in the Holidays


Walnut Street Theatre is at it again this holiday season with a delightful production of Meredith Willlson's The Music Man jam packed with a stellar cast. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

Media Theatre Offers Special Holiday Camp, 12/26-31


The Media Theatre is offering a Holiday Camp, December 26-31, for youth ages 6 and up. The Camp will meet from 9am to noon on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday. Tuition includes a free... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philadelphia Theatre Stories of 2012

Shakespeare Theatre Association Convenes at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival for 22nd Annual Meeting


The highest concentration of Shakespeare theatre leaders in the world will occur at the home of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Center Valley, Pennsylvania January 7 - 12, 2013.... (read more...)

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