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Annenberg Center Live Welcomes U.S. Tour of Pilobolus' Wildly Popular Theatrical Experience SHADOWLAND Annenberg Center Live Welcomes U.S. Tour of Pilobolus' Wildly Popular Theatrical Experience SHADOWLAND
by BWW News Desk on March 30, 2017 in Philadelphia

Annenberg Center Live welcomes the U.S. tour of Pilobolus Dance Theater's wildly theatrical Shadowland. Continuing the company's experimentation with shadow-theatre, Shadowland is a full-length performance about a teenage girl's fantastical journey through a dreamlike shadow world. The show runs April 6-8 at Annenberg Center Live. Tickets are $30-$75 and are available online at AnnenbergCenter.org or by phone at 215.898.3900.  The Annenberg Center is located at 3680 Walnut Street. (more...)
Orbiter 3 to Stage PEACEABLE KINGDOM, a New Play from the Mind of Mary Tuomanen Orbiter 3 to Stage PEACEABLE KINGDOM, a New Play from the Mind of Mary Tuomanen
by BWW News Desk on March 30, 2017 in Philadelphia

Orbiter 3, the acclaimed theatre company helmed by some of Philadelphia's most renowned playwrights, will produce their fifth world premiere this May. From the playwright who brought you Marcus / Emma at InterAct and Hello! Sadness! at FringeArts, comes her most ambitious play yet: Mary Tuomanen's Peaceable Kingdom. (more...)
Lawrence Brownlee Joins Opera Philadelphia as Artistic Advisor Lawrence Brownlee Joins Opera Philadelphia as Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk on March 30, 2017 in Philadelphia

Opera Philadelphia announced today that Lawrence Brownlee, whose lead performance in the 2015 world premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD kick started the company's "big commitment to new repertoire" (The Wall Street Journal), has joined the company as an Artistic Advisor. (more...)
Plays and Players with Local Artist Scott Rodrigue Present THE FEVER Plays and Players with Local Artist Scott Rodrigue Present THE FEVER
by BWW News Desk on March 30, 2017 in Philadelphia

Plays and Players Theater and Scott Rodrigue proudly present a new political re-staging of Wallace Shawn's The Fever. Written during the waning consumerism of the first Bush era, this work is poignantly relevant today. (more...)
New Spring Break Circus Camp Lets Children in Philadelphia Run Off to the Big Top New Spring Break Circus Camp Lets Children in Philadelphia Run Off to the Big Top
by BWW News Desk on March 29, 2017 in Philadelphia

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts announces a brand new, full-day Spring Break Circus Camp for students looking to run off to the big top. Children (ages seven to fourteen) are invited to walk the wire, take to the air and juggle their creativity from 9:00am to 3:00pm, between April 10-14, 2017, at PSCA's studio (5900A Greene Street). (more...)
Country-Rock Group The Mavericks to Perform at SugarHouse Casino Country-Rock Group The Mavericks to Perform at SugarHouse Casino
by BWW News Desk on March 28, 2017 in Philadelphia

Grammy-award winning artists The Mavericks will take The Event Center stage at SugarHouse Casino on Saturday, June 10, at 9 p.m., performing some of their greatest hits and songs from their upcoming LP, "Brand New Day." (more...)
Philly Pops And Kimmel Center To Present All-City Jazz Festival Philly Pops And Kimmel Center To Present All-City Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk on March 28, 2017 in Philadelphia

The Philly POPS and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will present the School District of Philadelphia's All-City Jazz Festival, a free day-long music event, on June 9. (more...)
BWW Review: THE KING AND I  is Still 'Something Wonderful' BWW Review: THE KING AND I is Still 'Something Wonderful'
by Pati Buehler on March 28, 2017 in Philadelphia

Wiry and witty, this production can proudly stand among Rogers and Hammerstein's best. (more...)
Improvised, Acrobatic Pretension Descends on Philly 4/6-8 Improvised, Acrobatic Pretension Descends on Philly 4/6-8
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in Philadelphia

Called "The little dance theatre troupe that could" by Philadelphia's City Paper, Almanac was founded in 2013 by Nick Gillette and Ben Grinberg, graduates of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, with Adam Kerbel, a graduate of the Headlong Performance Institute. The company pursues present performance at the edge of what is possible, through playful honesty. (more...)
Get Your Family Together for THE BERENSTAIN BEARS LIVE! at Bristol Riverside Theatre Get Your Family Together for THE BERENSTAIN BEARS LIVE! at Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in Philadelphia

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the family show The Berenstain Bears LIVE! on April 22-23.  Performances are 11:00AM, 1:00PM and 3:00PM on both Saturday and Sunday.  (more...)
David Blaine to Take His Magic On The Road in First-Ever North American Tour David Blaine to Take His Magic On The Road in First-Ever North American Tour
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in Philadelphia

Having revolutionized modern magic and mesmerized audiences unlike any performer in history, magician, illusionist, and stunt artist David Blaine will embark on his first-ever North American tour, announced today.  (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BIRTH AND AFTER BIRTH at the Players Club of Swarthmore Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BIRTH AND AFTER BIRTH at the Players Club of Swarthmore
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in Philadelphia

The Players Club of Swarthmore presents Birth and After Birth by Tina Howe, directed by George Mulford of Swarthmore, on the Raymond W. Smith stage. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)
'BIG GAY ITALIAN...' Trilogy Takes a Gamble on Atlantic City 'BIG GAY ITALIAN...' Trilogy Takes a Gamble on Atlantic City
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in Philadelphia

Have you always had dreams of being on Broadway? Do you love to act? Well then do we have a BIG opportunity for you! (more...)
Arden Children's Theatre's THE LIGHT PRINCESS Opens in Previews Next Week Arden Children's Theatre's THE LIGHT PRINCESS Opens in Previews Next Week
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in Philadelphia

Arden Theatre Company presents the world premiere of THE LIGHT PRINCESS, adapted from the story by George MacDonald, with book and lyrics by Tony Lawton and original music by Alex Bechtel. Steve Pacek directs. It runs from April 5 - May 28, 2017 on the Arden's F. Otto Haas stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)
DETROIT '67 Premieres in Philadelphia DETROIT '67 Premieres in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in Philadelphia

'DETROIT 67'... A PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE AT THE STAGECRAFTERS THEATER Detroit '67 , an award-winning drama by Dominique Morisseau ,opening on Friday, April 7 2017 at The Stagecrafters playhouse tells the story of Lank and Chelle, two African-American siblings who are struggling to make ends meet by running an after-hours 'night spot' in the basement of their family home. (more...)
Throwback with Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows at Hersheypark Stadium Throwback with Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows at Hersheypark Stadium
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in Philadelphia

Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows join forces to bring "A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017" to Hersheypark Stadium on Monday, August 28th at 6:45 p.m. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 3/26/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW on March 26, 2017 in Philadelphia

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Philadelphia (more...)
BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
by Kyle Christopher West on March 25, 2017 in Philadelphia

Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.' (more...)
Country Music Star Trace Adkins to Take the State Theatre Stage This Spring Country Music Star Trace Adkins to Take the State Theatre Stage This Spring
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Philadelphia

Trace Adkins' trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. For the first time in five years, the country music superstar returns to the State Theatre on Sunday, April 23. (more...)
1812 Productions to Present Marc Camoletti's HAPPY BIRTHDAY Farce 1812 Productions to Present Marc Camoletti's HAPPY BIRTHDAY Farce
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Philadelphia

1812 Productions, Philadelphia's all comedy theatre company, will present the Philadelphia premiere of Marc Camoletti's raucous farce Happy Birthday. (more...)
Polyphone Festival to Take the Stage with Four New Musicals This Spring Polyphone Festival to Take the Stage with Four New Musicals This Spring
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Philadelphia

Now in its third year, Polyphone, a 'festival of the emerging musical,' returns to the University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts with four new musicals. (more...)
Andrea Bocelli Returns to US and Joins Philly POPS for One Night Only Andrea Bocelli Returns to US and Joins Philly POPS for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Philadelphia

World-renowned and legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli announced his return to the U.S. with special concert dates, including one at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, December 8. Bocelli will be joined on stage by the beloved 65-piece Philly POPS orchestra. Bocelli last performed at the Wells Fargo Center with the Philly POPS on December 12, 2015. Access high-resolution photos and photo credits from 2015's concert. (more...)
Broadway Show-Stoppers Fill the Intimate Independence Studio on 3 in JERRY'S GIRLS Broadway Show-Stoppers Fill the Intimate Independence Studio on 3 in JERRY'S GIRLS
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Philadelphia

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with an electrifying tribute to an all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, in JERRY'S GIRLS. Directed and choreographed by Ellie Mooney, the production begins with previews on April 4th, opens on April 6th and continues through July 2nd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3.   (more...)
Comedy Stars Colin and Brad to Appear at Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater Comedy Stars Colin and Brad to Appear at Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Philadelphia

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the stage with their uproarious live improv show, The Scared Scriptless Tour.  The show is coming to Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, PA on Friday May 12, 2017 at 7:30p.m.  To purchase tickets, $59, $49, $39, call 717-337-8200, visit www.gettysburgmajestic.org or stop by the Box Office, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg. The Box Office is open Monday through Saturday from Noon until 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (more...)
Gamut Theatre Group to Present 2nd Annual IMPROVAPALOOZA Gamut Theatre Group to Present 2nd Annual IMPROVAPALOOZA
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Philadelphia

Gamut Theatre Group presents, IMPROVAPALOOZA 2017: An Evening of Improvisational Comedy, featuring the area's most loved improv theatre troupes. These ' April fools' will be performing appropriately on April Fools Weekend, Friday, March  31, 2017. (more...)