Lantern Theater Company Presents The World Premiere Of MINORS, A New MusicalLantern Theater Company Presents The World Premiere Of MINORS, A New Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

Lantern Theater Company's 25th anniversary season comes to a musical close with the world premiere of Minors, which opens tonight. Commissioned and developed through the Lantern's New Works Program, this intimate American roots rock drama is the inaugural work of Kittson O'Neill and Tony Award-winning sound designer and composer Robert Kaplowitz. Barrymore Award-winner Matthew Decker directs an ensemble cast of Philadelphia musical theater veterans and newcomers, including Ben Dibble, Jennie Eisenhower, Brady Fritz, Marybeth Gorman, Paul L. Nolan, Terran Scott, Sav Souza, Grace Tarves, and Mekhi Williams. Amanda Morton serves as the production's music director. (more...)

1812 Productions 2019-2020 Season Announced1812 Productions 2019-2020 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

1812 Productions is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 theatre season. The 2019-2020 season features a Philadelphia premiere from playwright Jen Silverman and three 1812 original works, including the audience favorite This Is The Week That Is and a world premiere musical Tyndale Place. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Presents William Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURELantern Theater Company Presents William Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Performances of Measure for Measure begin today, continuing Lantern Theater Company's 25th anniversary season and its annual commitment to produce the timeless stories of William Shakespeare for both the general public and local school students. Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon directs an ensemble cast of Lantern veterans, including Chris Anthony, Kirk Wendell Brown, Ben Dibble, Adam Hammet, Claire Inie-Richards, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Charlotte Northeast. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to request tickets for opening night on Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. by contacting Anne Shuff at ashuff@lanterntheater.org. The expanded six-week performance schedule runs Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, April 21, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: A COMEDY OF TENORS  at Walnut Street TheatreBWW Review: A COMEDY OF TENORS at Walnut Street Theatre
by Alyssa Biederman - Jan 24, 2019

The curtain opens on a lavish hotel room, stacked with gifts and flowers. But there's lingerie on the floor, the couch cushions are astray, and a bedraggled producer is yelling about the fate of his one-night-only opera extravaganza… and that's just the start. (more...)

Photo Credit: Walnut Street Theatre Presents A COMEDY OF TENORSPhoto Credit: Walnut Street Theatre Presents A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 210th season with the uproarious Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. Directed by and starring Frank Ferrante, this over-top-top comedy from Tony Winner Ken Ludwig begins previews on January 15th, opens on January 23rd, and runs through March 3rd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

BWW Review: 2018 BEST PRODUCTIONS in Philadelphia and South JerseyBWW Review: 2018 BEST PRODUCTIONS in Philadelphia and South Jersey
by Pati Buehler - Dec 28, 2018

2018 brought in a number of popular shows and events from the stages of Philadelphia and suburbs, right down to the Jersey Shore. Wish I could have seen them all. However, www.broadwayworld.com was there to see so many amazing people and creative teams bring out their best as my BWW colleagues also weigh in on their favorites. It was a difficult to choose from so many great offerings. So here are my picks. (more...)

A COMEDY OF TENORS Continues Walnut Street Theatre SeasonA COMEDY OF TENORS Continues Walnut Street Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 210th season with the uproarious Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. Directed by and starring Frank Ferrante, this over-top-top comedy from Tony Winner Ken Ludwig begins previews on January 15th, opens on January 23rd, and runs through March 3rd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

BWW Review: HOLIDAY INN at The Walnut TheatreBWW Review: HOLIDAY INN at The Walnut Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Sep 19, 2018

The Walnut Theater opens its 210th season with HOLIDAY INN with music by America's songwriter, Irving Berlin. One is invariably impressed by the institution's lavish sets (Robert Andrew Kovach) and the quality and attention to detail of their entire Creative Crew. (more...)

2018 Barrymore Award Nominations Announced For Excellence In Theatre2018 Barrymore Award Nominations Announced For Excellence In Theatre
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company Receives Nineteen 2018 Barrymore Award NominationsArden Theatre Company Receives Nineteen 2018 Barrymore Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN Opens Walnut Street Theatre 210th Anniversary SeasonIrving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN Opens Walnut Street Theatre 210th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 210th season with the lush romantic comedy Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN, featuring a score by "America's Songwriter."  Based on the classic film by the same name, the production will be directed by Charles Abbott and choreographed by Michelle Gaudette. Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn begins previews on September 4th, opens on September 12th, and runs through October 21st on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

BWW Review: FUN HOME at ARDEN THEATRE COMPANYBWW Review: FUN HOME at ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY
by Amber Kusching - May 30, 2018

Arden Theatre Company's production of Fun Home is moving, memorable and masterful. It is an emotionally resonant and profound story with exciting staging and production. The Arden's Fun Home is more than just an enjoyable night at the theatre; it is an impactful and relatable story about love, loss and finding meaning that will change the way audiences perceive theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Arden Theatre Company's FUN HOMEVIDEO: Get A First Look At Arden Theatre Company's FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Arden Theatre Company closes its 30th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME now on stage through June 17, 2018, on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. Honorary Producers are David and Christina Fryman. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arden Theatre Company Presents Tony Award-Winning FUN HOMEPhoto Flash: Arden Theatre Company Presents Tony Award-Winning FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Arden Theatre Company closes its 30th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME from May 17 - June 17, 2018, on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. Honorary Producers are David and Christina Fryman. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company Presents Tony Award-Winning FUN HOMEArden Theatre Company Presents Tony Award-Winning FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Arden Theatre Company closes its 30th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME from May 17 - June 17, 2018, on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. Honorary Producers are David and Christina Fryman. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Arden Theatre Company's FUN HOMEVIDEO: Get A First Look At Arden Theatre Company's FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Arden Theatre Company closes its 30th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME from May 17 - June 17, 2018, on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. Honorary Producers are David and Christina Fryman. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents One-Night Only Concert To Raise Money For Education DepartmentWalnut Street Theatre Presents One-Night Only Concert To Raise Money For Education Department
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

 The Walnut Street Theatre will host an exclusive one-night-only concert as this year's annual Gala. The concert, America Sings!, features several Walnut favorites performing over 20 American and Broadway standards. The concert will take place on the Walnut's mainstage on Friday, May 4 at 7:00PM. (more...)

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Arden Theatre Company Presents Tony Award-Winning FUN HOMEArden Theatre Company Presents Tony Award-Winning FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Arden Theatre Company closes its 30th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME from May 17 - June 17, 2018, on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. Honorary Producers are David and Christina Fryman. (more...)

BWW Review: Walnut's NOISES OFF = NONSENSE ON!BWW Review: Walnut's NOISES OFF = NONSENSE ON!
by Pati Buehler - Mar 25, 2018

A kaleidoscope of madness, confusing, and sardines has escaped and is taking over the Walnut. (more...)

The Laughter Goes On And On In NOISES OFF At Walnut Street TheatreThe Laughter Goes On And On In NOISES OFF At Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 209th season with Michael Frayn's classic backstage comedy, NOISES OFF. Directed by Frank Anzalone, this production begins previews on March 13th, opens on March 21st, and runs through April 29th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

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