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Wilma Theater Releases Pro-Basketball Inspired Comedy Short, THE FLOOR WIPERS Photo Wilma Theater Releases Pro-Basketball Inspired Comedy Short, THE FLOOR WIPERS
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021

THE FLOOR WIPERS, conceived by Wilma HotHouse member Taysha Marie Canales and featuring the HotHouse's Jaylene Clark Owens, is a hilarious sketch that tells the story of two women who clean the floors during basketball games.

People's Light Launches Digital Winter/Spring Season With A CHRISTMAS CAROL In Concer Photo People's Light Launches Digital Winter/Spring Season With A CHRISTMAS CAROL In Concert
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 20, 2020

People's Light announces a Winter/Spring Digital Season of premium online performances streaming on their virtual stage, Always On.

The Wilma Theater Presents Their First Ever Audio Drama, IS GOD IS Photo The Wilma Theater Presents Their First Ever Audio Drama, IS GOD IS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2020

The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia  has announced their first ever full-length audio production, IS GOD IS, in collaboration with 2X2L Programme and Die Cast

Photo Flash: First Look at A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE At Arden Theatre Company Photo Photo Flash: First Look at A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE At Arden Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 12, 2020

This spring, Arden Theatre Company will transform the F. Otto Haas stage into the sweltering streets of the New Orleans French Quarter.  Tennessee Williams' masterpiece A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE depicts a story of love, lust, and the memories we leave behind. The production, directed by Arden Artistic Director Terry Nolen, plays March 12 through April 12, 2020.  Reviewing press are invited to the 7PM performance on March 18.

Photo Flash: Nia Vardalos' TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Begins Performances At Arden Theatre Photo Photo Flash: Nia Vardalos' TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Begins Performances At Arden Theatre Company
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 28, 2019

Cheryl Strayed's TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, the best selling book that collects the highlights of The Rumpus's ‚ÄúDear Sugar‚ÄĚ advice columns, is loved for its insight, humor, and compassion. Nia Vardalos, the star of MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, along with Marshall Heyman and Thomas Kail, co-conceived a stage version inspired by Strayed's beloved book.¬† TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, the play, makes its Philadelphia premiere at¬†Arden Theatre Company¬†this fall.¬† The production runs¬†now¬†through December 8¬†at the Arcadia Stage.¬†

Dear Sugar Columnist Cheryl Strayed Comes To Life In TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At Arden T Photo Dear Sugar Columnist Cheryl Strayed Comes To Life In TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At Arden Theatre Company
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 4, 2019

Cheryl Strayed's TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, the best selling book that collects the highlights of The Rumpus's 'Dear Sugar' advice columns, is loved for its insight, humor, and compassion. Nia Vardalos, the star of MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, along with Marshall Heyman and Thomas Kail, co-conceived a stage version inspired by Strayed's beloved book. TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, the play, makes its Philadelphia premiere at Arden Theatre Company this fall. The production runs October 24 through December 8 at the Arcadia Stage. Reviewing press are invited to the 7PM performance on October 30, or any performance afterwards.

Theatre Philadelphia Announces Nominees For The 2019 BARRYMORE AWARDS Photo Theatre Philadelphia Announces Nominees For The 2019 BARRYMORE AWARDS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 19, 2019

Theatre Philadelphia, the non-profit organization that promotes and celebrates theatre across the Philadelphia region, has announced this year's nominees for the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. 

Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS Comes To Bristol Riverside Theatre Photo Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS Comes To Bristol Riverside Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Mar 26, 2019

Community, collaboration and challenging questions capture the mood at Bristol Riverside Theatre's production of The Christians by Lucas Hnath, running April 30 - May 19. The winner of the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play, The Christians tells the story of Pastor Paul, a man about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation's beliefs. The shocking revelation of his sermon has powerful consequences.

People's Light Presents Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-Winning SWEAT Photo People's Light Presents Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-Winning SWEAT
by Julie Musbach - Jan 7, 2019

People's Light presents Lynn Nottage's Sweat, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominee for the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play. Currently the second-most produced play in the country, Sweat is an extensively researched portrait of early 2000s Reading, PA and an incisive examination of deindustrialized America.

Arden Theatre Company Celebrates August Wilson With Two Unique Productions In 2019 Photo Arden Theatre Company Celebrates August Wilson With Two Unique Productions In 2019
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 2, 2019

This winter and spring, the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia will celebrate the work of late playwright August Wilson with two productions that explore the genius of the iconic writer. Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN, the first installment of his decade-by-decade, ten-play chronicle, The American Century Cycle, begins performances on February 27, 2019 at the F. Otto Haas Stage. Starting on March 7, 2019, Wilson's autobiographical solo show, HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED, co-conceived by Todd Kreidler, will play the Bob and Selma Horan Studio Theatre at the Arden's Hamilton Family Arts Center.

People's Light, Arden, and More Win Barrymore Awards - Full List Announced! Photo People's Light, Arden, and More Win Barrymore Awards - Full List Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2018

Theatre Philadelphia's Barrymore Awards were announced yesterday. The awards recognized the best Philadelphia area theater from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. Judges and recommenders saw 112 productions by 40 companies were eligible, of which 10 companies won awards, for 11 productions.

BWW Review: Thought-Provoking and Stunning KING JOHN at Folger Theatre Photo BWW Review: Thought-Provoking and Stunning KING JOHN at Folger Theatre
by Pamela Roberts - Nov 1, 2018

Political legitimacy and enduring human connections are at the forefront of a gorgeous and spare King John at the Folger Theatre. In the assured hands of Helen Hayes Award-winning director Aaron Posner, and with a dynamic and gifted cast, the production makes a powerful case for bringing King John off the shelf and onto the stage far more often.

Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Shakespeare's KING JOHN Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Shakespeare's KING JOHN
by Julie Musbach - Oct 25, 2018

Secret deals. Threats of mass destruction. Shifting loyalties. Folger Theatre follows its sold-out run of Macbeth with King John, Shakespeare's rarely performed history play chronicling King John's turbulent reign from 1199 to 1216.

Aaron Posner Stages Rare KING JOHN At Folger Theatre Photo Aaron Posner Stages Rare KING JOHN At Folger Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Sep 20, 2018

Secret deals. Threats of mass destruction. Shifting loyalties. Folger Theatre follows its sold-out run of Macbeth with King John, Shakespeare's rarely performed history play chronicling King John's turbulent reign from 1199 to 1216. Directed by six-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner, the production features Kate Eastwood Norris (Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew) as Philip Faulconbridge (the Bastard) and Holly Twyford (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Arcadia) as Arthur's tragic mother, Constance. Brian Dykstra, last seen on the Folger stage in Romeo and Juliet, will play the inscrutable King John.

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Concludes 27th Season With SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, KIN Photo Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Concludes 27th Season With SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, KING RICHARD II, and ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2018

After 144 performances of seven different productions presented over 55 days, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival concluded the 27th season with its rotating repertory of Shakespeare in Love and King Richard II; and its "Extreme Shakespeare," production of All's Well That Ends Well.

2018 Barrymore Award Nominations Announced For Excellence In Theatre Photo 2018 Barrymore Award Nominations Announced For Excellence In Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 21, 2018

Theatre Philadelphia, the region's marketing and leadership organization for theatre, proudly announces the 2018 nominees for the Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre. Celebrating the rich, diverse professional theatre scene in the Greater Philadelphia region, the Barrymore Ceremony will be held on Monday, November 5th at 7pm at the Bok Building at 1901 S. 9th Street in South Philadelphia. Guests will continue the festivities with an after-party Celebration at the same location. Tickets for artists, supporters, and the general public are now on sale at www.theatrephiladelphia.org.

Arden Theatre Company Receives Nineteen 2018 Barrymore Award Nominations Photo Arden Theatre Company Receives Nineteen 2018 Barrymore Award Nominations
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 20, 2018

Arden Theatre Company, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is proud to announce that they have received 18 2018 Barrymore Award Nominations for Excellence in Theatre.

Juniper Productions Announces Inaugural Partnership With Arts + Crafts Holdings To Pr Photo Juniper Productions Announces Inaugural Partnership With Arts + Crafts Holdings To Present World Premiere Of SPLINTER AND CRACK
by Julie Musbach - Mar 8, 2018

Juniper Productions continues its mission to open the doors to exciting and enriching theatrical experiences in unconventional venues throughout Philadelphia with its newest project and first full-length production, staged at 1025 Hamilton in the city's Spring Arts District designed especially for entrepreneurial creatives.

A DOLL'S HOUSE At Arden Theatre Company Opens January 17th Photo A DOLL'S HOUSE At Arden Theatre Company Opens January 17th
by Stephi Wild - Jan 16, 2018

Arden Theatre Company presents A DOLL'S HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen in a version by Simon Stephens from January 11 February 25, 2018. Terrence J. Nolen directs on the Arden's intimate Arcadia Stage. The production sponsor for A DOLL'S HOUSE is TD Bank and the Honorary Producer is Elizabeth Gemmill.

Arden Theatre Company Continues 30th Anniversary Season with A DOLL'S HOUSE Photo Arden Theatre Company Continues 30th Anniversary Season with A DOLL'S HOUSE
by Julie Musbach - Dec 21, 2017

Arden Theatre Company presents A DOLL'S HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen in a version by Simon Stephens from January 11 February 25, 2018. Terrence J. Nolen directs on the Arden's intimate Arcadia Stage. The production sponsor for A DOLL'S HOUSE is TD Bank and the Honorary Producer is Elizabeth Gemmill.

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