Photo Flash: First Look at Media Theatre's THE MIRACLE WORKER
(1/28/2015) - 'The Miracle Worker', William Gibson's classic play which focuses on the stormy relationship between Helen Keller and her governess Annie Sullivan is at The Media Theatre now through February 15. Jesse Cline directs the production which features a cast of Actors Equity Association actors led by Jennie Eisenhower and Lexi Gwynn. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below!
11th Hour Theatre to Debut Michael Ogborn's Latest FIELD HOCKEY HOT, 3/5-22
(1/28/2015) - 11th Hour Theatre Company is heading back to the 80s this Spring with its first commission. The company is finalizing the World Premiere of Michael Ogborn's Field Hockey Hot - its first World Premiere and commission. This gender-bending field hockey musical will run March 5-22. Opening night is Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m.
BWW Reviews: Spend an Evening with Mark Twain at Act II Playhouse's MARK TWAIN UNPLUGGED
(1/27/2015) - Mark Twain is not only one of the most beloved and widely read American authors, but he is also a gifted raconteur and distinctive humorist. MARK TWAIN UNPLUGGED, the latest show at Act II Playhouse, wonderfully captures all these characteristics of Twain and brings him to life in this show. This production, which is like spending an evening with Twain in the form of a stop on his small town speaking circuit, beautifully captures the essence of Twain with a dialogue that is witty, passionate and clever.
BWW Reviews: Aging Book, Refreshing Cast in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Bucks County Playhouse
(1/26/2015) - It's an amusing show, and it's not so female-oriented that men won't be able to get a few laughs at it as well. It's surprisingly free of male-bashing, celebrating women rather than complaining about the opposite sex, and it's relatively gentle, although if you're easily embarrassed by the subject of masturbation, don't bring family members who will be dying to tease you about it after the section on sex. If you see it for no other reason, see it for the cast themselves.
Society Hill Playhouse to Present LAFFERTY'S WAKE
(1/26/2015) - Society Hill Playhouse will present LAFFERTY'S WAKE, an Irish-style comedy with lots of audience involvement. The interactive Irish comedy returns to the Society Hill Playhouse Cabaret for a limited run.
Kimmel Center Presents Fat Tuesday Celebration w. Debut of IRVIN MAYFIELD Leading The NEW ORLEANS JAZZ ORCHESTRA, Feb. 17
(1/24/2015) - The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts hosts Fat Tuesday Celebration with the debut of Grammy winning Artistic Director Irvin Mayfield leading the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO)on Tuesday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Verizon Hall. Founded byIrvin Mayfield in 2002, NOJO's 18-piece big band ensemble creates a jazz celebration like no other in Philadelphia with swinging, brassy big band tunes, true to New Orleans' Mardi Gras festivities. NOJO captures New Orleans' cultural authenticity and origins of Jazz, bridging its legacy with a transformative future, as part of the ongoing Jazz at the Kimmel season-long focus. Pre-show and post-show parties will be held in the Plaza featuring a roving band led by pianist Drew Nugent with free beads and masks, and Garces Events special offerings (Pre-show: 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; Post-show: 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.).
Media Theatre's MIRACLE WORKER Will Benefit Two Local Schools for the Blind
(1/23/2015) - If Helen Keller were a student today in the Philadelphia region she would have her choice of two outstanding schools -- Overbrook School for the Blind in Philadelphia and Royer-Greaves School for the Blind in Paoli. Helen's story and struggles to learn from her governess Annie Sullivan come into sharp focus in Media Theatre's The Miracle Worker. The classic play by William Gibson opens for previews Wednesday, January 28.
Players Club of Swarthmore's WINGS Opens Tonight
(1/23/2015) - The Players Club of Swarthmore presents Wings by Arthur Kopit, directed on the PCS Second Stage by George Mulford of Swarthmore. The cast, headed by Trina Tjersland of Hockessin, Delaware, includes Doris Chan of Garnet Valley, Kevin Doerr of Havertown, Sally Donovan of Blue Bell, Rick Gross of Philadelphia, Ellie Knickman of Ardmore, Suzette Krausen of Norristown, Jack Murphy of Hockessin, and Amy Stott of Chadds Ford.
Philly POPS to Welcome Tony DeSare for AMERICAN SONGBOOK, THEN AND NOW in March
(1/22/2015) - Whether he's swingin' like Frank Sinatra or sizzlin' like Jerry Lee Lewis, internationally acclaimed singer/pianist Tony DeSare will thrill The Philly POPS audiences in American Songbook, Then and Now on Friday, March 13, through Sunday, March 15. Conducted by Philly POPS Music Director Michael Krajewski, DeSare will perform the great jazz standards from the classic American Songbook and add new standards that bring a contemporary touch to this collection of music. The concerts will take place in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 13, at 8 p.m.; and on Saturday, March 14, and Sunday, March 15, at 3 p.m.
Temple Theaters to Present ARCADIA, 2/11-21
(1/22/2015) - Temple Theaters continues its 2014-2015 Season with Tom Stoppard's 1993 masterpiece Arcadia, directed by Liz Carlson, performing February 11-21 in the Tomlinson Theater. This classic drama, describe by The Times as a "perfect marriage of ideas and high comedy," follows the inhabitants of a wealthy English country estate, Sidley Park, as they wrestle with secrets, discovery, and romance. Crossing the centuries, Arcadia explores the mysterious human intersection between head and heart, with passion and wit.