THE ILLUSIONISTS-WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE Adds 2/28 Performance at Kimmel Center
(2/28/2015) - Broadway Philadelphia announced today that an additional performance of THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE, has been added to the one-week engagement of the blockbuster theatrical magic show coming to the Academy of Music on Tuesday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, March 1 due to popular demand! Broadway Philadelphia is presented collaboratively by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Organization.
Could ROCKY Musical Find a New Home in Philadelphia?
(2/27/2015) - ROCKY the musical, based on the 1976 movie, closed last August after just five months on Broadway. Philly.com entertainment writer Chuck Darrow shared an idea today to bring ROCKY to Philidelphia as a permanent attraction.
GYPSY, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, 1776 and More Set for Media Theatre's 2015-16 Season
(2/25/2015) - Mama Rose, Billy Elliot, Atticus Finch, Eddie Birdlace, and John Adams. Five names, each encapsulating what The Media Theatre's 2015-16 season promises--people who tried their hardest to change the world, to leave an indelible impression so that their lives and the lives touched by their presence and innovation would recognize excellence, courage, and passion.
The Wilma Theater's HAMLET Begins 3/25
(2/25/2015) - The Wilma will produce what many believe to be the greatest play written by Shakespeare, and many others consider the greatest play written in the English language. The fight for the throne of Denmark, quest for moral righteousness, and complexities of vengeance will be reexamined on our stage with resonances to contemporary society. The title character in Shakespeare's tragedy will be played by the powerful actress Zainab Jah, who appeared as Prudence in last season's production of The Convert. Immediately following Hamlet, the Wilma will stage Tom Stoppard's now classic behind-the-scenes comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, both directed by Wilma Artistic Director Blanka Zizka and using the same company of actors.
MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Heads to Philadelphia, 4/3-5
(2/24/2015) - MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, will come to Philadelphia for one weekend only, performing at the Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106) for five shows only: Friday, April 3rd, 2015 @ 8pm; Saturday, April 4th, 2015 @ 2pm & 8pm; and Sunday, April 5th, 2015 @ 3pm & 7:30pm.
Philadelphia Theatre Company's Theatre Masters Series to Continue with Tony Winner Billy Porter, 3/23
(2/24/2015) - Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter continues Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters Series on March 23 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Porter will be joined in conversation by theatre historian and author John Kenrick. Launched as part of PTC's celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Theatre Masters offers an array of Monday night on-stage interviews with major theatre artists with whom PTC has worked, each sharing personal journeys of transformation and creative growth over time and how it has impacted both art and life. The series, which launched February 16 with a sold out house for Bill Irwin, concludes with Anna Deavere Smith on May 11.
Act II Playhouse Presents UNNECESSARY FARCE, Now thru 3/20
(2/24/2015) - Two Cops. Three Crooks. Eight Doors. One Killer in a Kilt. Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents Unnecessary Farce by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Bradley. The zany comedy is on stage in Ambler from tonight, Feb. 24-March 20, 2015.
THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE Begins Tonight at Academy of Music
(2/24/2015) - Tickets ranging in price from $20 to $105.50 are available by calling 215-731-3333, online at kimmelcenter.org/broadway, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad & Spruce Streets (open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or at the Academy of Music box office, Broad & Locust Streets (open during performances only). Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling 215-790-5883 or 866-276-2947. Performances include: Today through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.; Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m.; matinees Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.