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David L. Cohen Becomes Philadelphia Theatre Company Board Chair David L. Cohen Becomes Philadelphia Theatre Company Board Chair
by BWW News Desk on June 28, 2017 in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) is pleased to announce that David L. Cohen will serve as the next Chairman of the Board.  Cohen served as Vice Chair for the past two years.  He is joined on the Executive Committee by Vice Chair Julia Ericksen, formerly Vice President of the Board, Treasurer John Hanamirian, and Secretary Carol Saline. (more...)
ZANNA, DON'T (THE REBOOT) Adds Extra Performance at Theatre Horizon ZANNA, DON'T (THE REBOOT) Adds Extra Performance at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2017 in Philadelphia

Due to overwhelming popular demand, Norristown's Theatre Horizon has added an extra performance of the brand new version of Tim Acito's off-Broadway hit musical Zanna, Don't. (more...)
Tim Acito Debuts Revised ZANNA, DON'T (the Reboot) at Theatre Horizon Tonight Tim Acito Debuts Revised ZANNA, DON'T (the Reboot) at Theatre Horizon Tonight
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2017 in Philadelphia

Everything old is new again, and leave it to Tim Acito, writer of the 2003 off-Broadway hit Zanna, Don't, to prove that adage. The composer will premiere a brand new version of his beloved musical, appropriately called Zanna Don't (the Reboot), at Theatre Horizon for a one-night-only concert reading, part of the company's 42nd and Main Concert Series tonight, June 29, 2017 at 7:30PM. (more...)
Theatre Horizon Announces 2017-18 Season Of 'Women Who Dare' Theatre Horizon Announces 2017-18 Season Of 'Women Who Dare'
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2017 in Philadelphia

Theatre Horizon (401 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA) has declared that it is 'The Year of the Woman.' (more...)
Broadway and Philadelphia Stars Team Up for Theatre Horizon's ZANNA DON'T Broadway and Philadelphia Stars Team Up for Theatre Horizon's ZANNA DON'T
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2017 in Philadelphia

Welcome to Heartsville High and the magical musical Zanna Don't, where the captain of the chess team is a sex symbol, the quarterback is a nerd, and everyone is gay!-well, almost everyone. Following the success of last year's sold-out Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Theatre Horizon (401 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA), Philadelphia and Broadway stars join together once again for a one-night-only concert reading, part of the company's 42nd and Main Concert Series. Zanna Don't will be presented today, June 29, 2017 at 7:30PM. (more...)
Raimundo Santos and More Set for Philadelphia Jazz Project's 'VOICES OF THE PEOPLE' Raimundo Santos and More Set for Philadelphia Jazz Project's 'VOICES OF THE PEOPLE'
by BWW News Desk on June 28, 2017 in Philadelphia

Raimundo Santos takes pride in being included in the Philadelphia Jazz Project's "Voices of the People: Celebration of Singers" a three-day vocal festival that takes place in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on July 6, 7, and 8, 2017. (more...)
Media Theatre Welcomes New Resident Music Director Ben Kapilow Media Theatre Welcomes New Resident Music Director Ben Kapilow
by BWW News Desk on June 27, 2017 in Philadelphia

The Media Theatre heads into its 2017-18 season with Ben Kapilow as its new Resident Music Director. The theatre's Artistic Director Jesse Cline made the announcement recently when discussing the upcoming Broadway Series which includes the titles "Carousel", Disney's "Beauty and The Beast", "Next To Normal", "IF/ THEN", and "Newsies". All are musicals, as the theatre is not preparing a classic play for the first time in three years. (more...)
An Inside Look Behind the Scenes of BUDDY at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope An Inside Look Behind the Scenes of BUDDY at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope
by BWW News Desk on June 28, 2017 in Philadelphia

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Details of the performers, who will appear in both presentations, were released by Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alex Fraser, and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler. Directed by Tony nominee Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro, Buddy will first run at the Bucks County Playhouse from May 27 through June 17 and will then transfer to the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on June 24 for previews, with the official opening June 28. The show will run at the Kimmel Center through July 9. (more...)
Opera Philadelphia to Premiere WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED This Fall Opera Philadelphia to Premiere WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED This Fall
by BWW News Desk on June 27, 2017 in Philadelphia

September marks the launch of O17, the inaugural edition of Opera Philadelphia's game-changing new annual season-opening festival, and We Shall Not Be Moved (Sep 16-24) is one of three world premieres with which the company looks forward to baptizing the festival by fire. (more...)
New Philly POPS BIG Band to Debut on 7/4 New Philly POPS BIG Band to Debut on 7/4
by BWW News Desk on June 27, 2017 in Philadelphia

The new Philly POPS BIG Band will perform its first two shows on July 4 during the Wawa Welcome America Festival. At 10 a.m., the ensemble will play at the City of Philadelphia's July 4 Celebration of Freedom ceremony and parade on Independence Mall. At 7 p.m., the BIG Band will open the city's Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. NBC10 and Telemundo62 will televise both performances. (more...)
The Philly POPS Return to Independence Hall Next Week! The Philly POPS Return to Independence Hall Next Week!
by BWW News Desk on June 26, 2017 in Philadelphia

The Philly POPS will perform its annual free Independence Day Weekend concert at Independence Hall on July 3 at 7 p.m. (more...)
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is Coming to UD Summer Stage THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is Coming to UD Summer Stage
by BWW News Desk on June 26, 2017 in Philadelphia

Something big is coming to the Philadelphia region. Upper Darby Summer Stage presents the Philadelphia regional premiere of  "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" on July 28 & 29, August 4 & 5 at 7:30 pm and July 29 and August 5 at 1:30 pm. Performances take place at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. (more...)
Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy to Bring International Students to Curtis Institute of Music Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy to Bring International Students to Curtis Institute of Music
by BWW News Desk on June 26, 2017 in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA) will be celebrating its fifth year as an international event when it returns to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music located at 1726 Locust St in Philadelphia from August 8 through August 15, 2017. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at THE NERD at Bucks County Playhouse Photo Flash: First Look at THE NERD at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on June 26, 2017 in Philadelphia

Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler present "The Nerd," Larry Shue's outrageously funny comedy, running at Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) now through July 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 25 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 25
by Audition Roundup on June 25, 2017 in Philadelphia

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 25, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 6/25/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 6/25/2017
by BWW on June 25, 2017 in Philadelphia

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/25/2017 for Philadelphia (more...)
Farewell Tour of MAMMA MIA! Comes to State Theatre in July with Local Actress as Lead Farewell Tour of MAMMA MIA! Comes to State Theatre in July with Local Actress as Lead
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Philadelphia

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the State Theatre  on July 12th and 13th as a part of its final farewell tour. (more...)
State Theatre to Host 90th WOW Gala This Today State Theatre to Host 90th WOW Gala This Today
by BWW News Desk on June 24, 2017 in Philadelphia

The Follett Family & Follett LLC presents the State Theatre 90 Years of WOW Gala this Today, June 24 at the historic State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, PA. (more...)
Ardmore to Host BIG DIG Construction-Themed Family Carnival Ardmore to Host BIG DIG Construction-Themed Family Carnival
by BWW News Desk on June 24, 2017 in Philadelphia

The Ardmore Initiative along with several Cricket Avenue businesses will present the Big Dig today, June 24, 2017, from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The family-oriented construction carnival will take place along Cricket Avenue and on the building site of One Ardmore Place, the 110-unit apartment being built by Dranoff Properties in Ardmore's vibrant downtown. The Big Dig is the first in a series of community events being rolled out by the business community to spotlight Ardmore as a live, work and play destination. (more...)
Cast Complete for John Dewey-Led BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Bucks County Playhouse Cast Complete for John Dewey-Led BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on June 24, 2017 in Philadelphia

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)
Philly Playwright Wins Yale Prize and Programs Summer of Writing Classes Philly Playwright Wins Yale Prize and Programs Summer of Writing Classes
by BWW News Desk on June 24, 2017 in Philadelphia

PlayPenn, Philadelphia's artist-driven organization dedicated to improving the way in which new plays are developed, has announced their Summer 2017 education offerings, including several opportunities to 'binge learn' during curated packages created especially for ambitious students. (more...)
Exclusive: Lesli Margherita, Elena Shaddow, Ruth Gottschall and More Set For Bucks County Playhouse GUYS AND DOLLS Exclusive: Lesli Margherita, Elena Shaddow, Ruth Gottschall and More Set For Bucks County Playhouse GUYS AND DOLLS
by Alan Henry on June 26, 2017 in Philadelphia

BroadwayWorld has exclusively learned that Elena Shaddow (The Bridges of Madison County), Lesli Margherita (Olivier Award Winner for Matilda), Lenny Wolpe (The Drowsy Chaperone), Darius de Haas (Shuffle Along), and Ruth Gottschall (Mary Poppins) will take to the stage in Buck County Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS. (more...)
Tiny Dynamite to Present U.S. Premiere of PERFECT BLUE This Summer Tiny Dynamite to Present U.S. Premiere of PERFECT BLUE This Summer
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Philadelphia

Philadelphia theatre company Tiny Dynamite is bringing an explosive and inventive piece of theatre to Christ Church Neighborhood House this summer. The company is presenting the US Premiere of G.S. Watson's Perfect Blue, a play performed by two actors on two continents, connected by a live internet connection.  (more...)
Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces New Season and Membership Program Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces New Season and Membership Program
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Theatre Company announced today the starting lineup of the organization's 2017-2018 season, including the Philadelphia premieres of two plays, a concert series of pre-Broadway musicals, knife-edge comic theater, a musical parody of The Game of Thrones, and sing-a-long holiday programming for family audiences. (more...)
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia to Host First Adult Fan of LEGO Night LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia to Host First Adult Fan of LEGO Night
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Philadelphia

Today, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia announced its first "Adult Fan of LEGO Night" will be held on July 20 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (more...)