The Wilma Theater Closes Season With World Premiere Written For Hothouse CompanyThe Wilma Theater Closes Season With World Premiere Written For Hothouse Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

When a family of shepherds in the suburbs of Corinth learns their adopted son Oedipus has ascended the throne of Thebes, they plan a bender to end all benders. But who's on cleanup after the party's over? Equal parts irreverent comedy and emotional journey into family dysfunction, Dionysus Was Such A Nice Man by Kate Tarker examines with horror and humor the lasting effects of personal trauma. The first ever World Premiere commissioned for Wilma's HotHouse, this searing new play directed by French physical theater master Dominique Serrand runs April 23 - May 12 at The Wilma Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at The Wilma TheaterBWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at The Wilma Theater
by Alyssa Biederman - Jan 19, 2019

Mercutio raps. Tybalt bumps coke. This is not your grandmother's Romeo and Juliet. (more...)

Music-Filled ROMEO AND JULIET Up Next At The Wilma TheaterMusic-Filled ROMEO AND JULIET Up Next At The Wilma Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Lean, vibrant, and rewired with a youthful jolt of energy and activism, this isn't the play your eighth grade teacher made you read. An age old feud, fueled by a cycle of violence and power, spiraling out of control. A generation seeking more meaning than their parents' world will allow. A burgeoning love that tries to defy it all. Artistic Director Blanka Zizka helms a refreshed re-telling of Shakespeare's famous love story, running at the Wilma from January 15 through February 9, 2019. (more...)

People's Light, Arden, and More Win Barrymore Awards - Full List Announced!People's Light, Arden, and More Win Barrymore Awards - Full List Announced!
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Wilma Theater Continues Season with World Premiere of PASSAGEWilma Theater Continues Season with World Premiere of PASSAGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Chen brings the World Premiere of Passage to The Wilma Theater in collaboration with Wilma Artistic Director Blanka Zizka and the Wilma HotHouse Company of actors. Praised by The New Yorker for his ability to find "ingenious ways to pull the rug out from under the audience's feet," Chen's new play uses the theater's primal evocative powers to examine the most essential questions of our time. Passage begins on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018, and opens on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Musical PASSING STRANGE Travels to The Wilma TheaterPhoto Flash: Tony-Winning Musical PASSING STRANGE Travels to The Wilma Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

The Wilma Theater, in association with Evamere Entertainment, presents Stew and Heidi Rodewald's Tony Award-winning musical in this major Philadelphia revival. (more...)

Tony-Winning Musical PASSING STRANGE Begins This Winter at The Wilma TheaterTony-Winning Musical PASSING STRANGE Begins This Winter at The Wilma Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

The Wilma Theater, in association with Evamere Entertainment, presents Stew and Heidi Rodewald's Tony Award-winning musical in this major Philadelphia revival. (more...)

Tony-Winning Musical PASSING STRANGE Begins This Winter at The Wilma TheaterTony-Winning Musical PASSING STRANGE Begins This Winter at The Wilma Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

The Wilma Theater, in association with Evamere Entertainment, presents Stew and Heidi Rodewald's Tony Award-winning musical in this major Philadelphia revival. (more...)