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Lantern Theater Company Announces Filmed Version Of 2018's THE TEMPEST Photo Lantern Theater Company Announces Filmed Version Of 2018's THE TEMPEST
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 29, 2021

Lantern Theater Company continues its reimagined 2020/21 season with a filmed version of its 2018 mainstage production of The Tempest by William Shakespeare, directed by Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon, and streaming May 4 ‚Äď 30, 2021.

Soundman Confidential Podcast Launches Season 2 Photo Soundman Confidential Podcast Launches Season 2
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 27, 2021

Frank X. Gallagher, the host of the podcast, Soundman Confidential is on a mission to keep the magic of live music in the public’s imagination.

Soundman Confidential Podcast with Host Frank Gallagher to Launch Nov 18th Photo Soundman Confidential Podcast with Host Frank Gallagher to Launch Nov 18th
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 18, 2020

Frank X. Gallagher, the host of the podcast, Soundman Confidential is on a mission to keep the magic of live music in the public’s imagination.

FU Celebrates Region's Unique Culture With Virtual Appalachian Festival Photo FU Celebrates Region's Unique Culture With Virtual Appalachian Festival
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2020

Frostburg State University's much-anticipated Appalachian Festival is going virtual this year. Returning for its 15th year, the event will take place from Thursday, Sept. 17, to Saturday, Sept. 19.

Lantern Theater Company Announces 2020/21 Season Photo Lantern Theater Company Announces 2020/21 Season
by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2020

Lantern Theater Company has announced its upcoming 2020/21 season, which will include an ambitious and eclectic mix of classic and contemporary work for the stage. The five plays that comprise the company's mainstage season include Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning comic masterpiece Travesties; the Philadelphia premiere of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's satirical Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine; Philadelphia legend Frank X in Novecento by Italian writer Alessandro Baricco; Robert Bolt's award-winning classic A Man for All Seasons; and William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. The Lantern will also present a remount of its original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, a new holiday tradition co-created by Philadelphia theater artists Anthony Lawton, Christopher Colucci, and Thom Weaver.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theater- A Treasured Show for the Holiday S Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theater- A Treasured Show for the Holiday Season
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 18, 2019

The magic continues! 'A Christmas Carol' at McCarter Theater, is now on stage through December 29th. Adapted by David Thompson and directed by Adam Immerwahr, the production has marvelous acting, elaborate staging, and exciting new flourishes.

Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theatre Center Photo Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theatre Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 13, 2019

McCarter Theatre Center presents the return of A Christmas Carol, directed by Adam Immerwahr. This family-friendly production runs December 10 - 29 in the Matthews Theatre. A popular annual event for families all across the region, McCarter Theatre Center's production of Charles Dickens' timeless story brings a tale of memory and redemption beyond the stage and out into the aisles and lobbies. 

McCarter Theatre Center Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo McCarter Theatre Center Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 18, 2019

McCarter Theatre Center is proud to announce the return of A Christmas Carol, directed by Adam Immerwahr. This family-friendly production runs December 10 - 29 in the Matthews Theatre. A popular annual event for families all across the region, McCarter Theatre Center's production of Charles Dickens' timeless story brings a tale of memory and redemption beyond the stage and out into the aisles and lobbies.

Lantern Theater Company Presents Bertolt Brecht's THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Photo Lantern Theater Company Presents Bertolt Brecht's THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Lantern Theater Company launches its 2019/20 season with the Philadelphia premiere of Ralph Manheim's translation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht, which begins previews tonight. Focusing on a shady businessman's rise to power, Brecht wrote this brilliant drama on the eve of World War II as a parable about the rise of Hitler and fascism. Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon directs a cast that includes Anthony Lawton as Arturo Ui, with Mary Lee Bednarek, Charlie DelMarcelle, Julia Hopkins, Gregory Isaac, Jered McLenigan, David Pica, Brian Anthony Wilson, and Frank X. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to request press comps for opening night on Wednesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. by contacting Anne Shuff at ashuff@lanterntheater.org. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui runs Thursday, September 5 through Sunday, October 13, 2019; a complete schedule of performances and audience enrichment events is included in the fact sheet below.

BWW Review: THE JEWISH QUEEN LEAR at Theater J Photo BWW Review: THE JEWISH QUEEN LEAR at Theater J
by Rachael Goldberg - Mar 21, 2019

If the cultural and historical relevance weren't enough incentive, Theater J's production of 'The Jewish Queen Lear' will make you glad for the current revitalization of Yiddish theater. The play is an emotional journey, with insights into family, power, pride, and love. 'Mirele Efros' is a surprisingly modern play, and 'The Jewish Queen Lear' honors both the past and present in its performance. It's a touching story, a wonderful cast of characters (in both senses of the phrase), and a beautiful production.

BWW Interview: Frank X of THE JEWISH QUEEN LEAR at Theater J Photo BWW Interview: Frank X of THE JEWISH QUEEN LEAR at Theater J
by Rachael Goldberg - Feb 24, 2019

Frank X is making his Theater J debut as Shalmen in the upcoming production of 'The Jewish Queen Lear' (also known as 'Mirele Efros'), which runs at Georgetown University's Davis Performing Arts Center in the Gonda Theatre from March 13th through April 7th.

Theater J To Debut THE JEWISH QUEEN LEAR Photo Theater J To Debut THE JEWISH QUEEN LEAR
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2019

Theater J completes its four-show 2018-2019 season Around Town with the English language premiere of the Yiddish theater classic The Jewish Queen Lear, a translation of Jacob Gordin's Mirele Efros. The Jewish Queen Lear runs at Georgetown University's Davis Performing Arts Center in the Gonda Theatre March 13 - April 7. The press is invited to Opening Night of The Jewish Queen Lear on Monday, March 18 at 7:30 PM.

BWW Review:  A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theatre is a Brilliant Production of the T Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theatre is a Brilliant Production of the Timeless Classic
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 14, 2018

'Tis the season to be merry and there's no better way than gathering friends and family to enjoy the best in entertainment. McCarter Theatre is now presenting Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol,' wonderfully directed by Adam Immerwahr.

McCarter Presents Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo McCarter Presents Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Julie Musbach - Nov 15, 2018

McCarter Theatre Center is proud to announce the return of A Christmas Carol, directed by Adam Immerwahr. This family-friendly production runs December 4 - 29 in the Matthews Theatre. A popular annual event for families all across the region, McCarter Theatre Center's production brings Charles Dickens' timeless story of memory and redemption beyond the stage and out into the aisles and lobbies. Of special note this year is the addition of a sensory-sensitive relaxed performance on December 28 (details below).

The LA Film Festival Announces 2018 Winners Photo The LA Film Festival Announces 2018 Winners
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 1, 2018

The LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, announced the winners of the 2018 Festival at the Awards Reception at the W Hotel in Hollywood presided over by Festival Director Jennifer Cochis and Film Independent President Josh Welsh. Cochis and Welsh also took the opportunity to thank the more than 50 generous sponsors, funders and media partners without whom the Festival would not be possible.

Kentucky Novelist Has A Banner Summer Photo Kentucky Novelist Has A Banner Summer
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 30, 2018

University Press of Kentucky author Crystal Wilkinson's novel, The Birds of Opulence, has been named the winner of the 2016 Appalachian Writers Association's Appalachian Book of the Year for Fiction. The multigenerational novel follows four generations of women in a bucolic southern black township as they live with and sometimes surrender to madness. This marks the fourth award The Birds of Opulence has won, including the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, the Weatherford Award for Fiction, and the Judy Gaines Young Book Award.

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.

New Documentary HILLBILLY Set To Screen at San Francisco Docfest June 8 & 10 Photo New Documentary HILLBILLY Set To Screen at San Francisco Docfest June 8 & 10
by Macon Prickett - Jun 4, 2018

hillbilly, a new documentary film that explores the 'hillbilly' stereotype and its role in America's current, heated cultural divide between rural and urban communities, is set to make its debut during the 17th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival on June 8th, 9:30 pm PT at the Roxie Theater, and a second showing on June 10th, 2:30 pm PT at the New People Cinema. To buy tickets for either of these showings, please click here.

New Documentary HILLBILLY Set For World Premiere at Nashville Film Festival May 19th Photo New Documentary HILLBILLY Set For World Premiere at Nashville Film Festival May 19th
by Macon Prickett - May 7, 2018

hillbilly, a new documentary film that explores the historical basis of cultural stereotypes about people from Appalachia, is set to make its worldwide debut during the Nashville Film Festival on May 19th, 7:00 pm CT at the Regal Hollywood Stadium 27 & RPX. To buy tickets for the film's world premiere, please click here.

Nashville Film Festival Announces The 2018 Competition Features In Narrative, Documen Photo Nashville Film Festival Announces The 2018 Competition Features In Narrative, Documentary, And Graveyard Shift
by Macon Prickett - Mar 27, 2018

Following the announcement of kicking off Opening Night with the world premiere of Steven Tyler's documentary OUT ON A LIMB, the Nashville Film Festival continues its lineup for the ten-day festival (May 10-19, 2018) with the announcement of 48 additional feature films in Narrative, Documentary, New Directors and Graveyard Shift competitions. Capturing the essence of today's most relevant social issues, historical stories and more, these 48 films hail from China, South Africa, Netherlands, Denmark, India, France and more, as well as 31 from the U.S. A jury of industry professionals will select the winning films that will take home up to $20,000 in cash and prizes.

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