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Grammy Winner Boz Scaggs to Take the State Theatre Stage Grammy Winner Boz Scaggs to Take the State Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Philadelphia

For the first time ever, singer/songwriter, Boz Scaggs will take the stage at the historic State Theatre. The Grammy Award-winner will perform on Friday, September 15 as part of the first month of the 91st season at the venue. (more...)
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Announces 2017-18 Season at the Kimmel Center Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Announces 2017-18 Season at the Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Philadelphia

A founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) announces its 2017-2018 Season. From September 2017 through May 2018, the Chamber Orchestra will perform six programs as part of its subscription series. All six concert pairs will be performed in the Kimmel Center's intimate Perelman Theater. (more...)
Broadway's Ava Briglia, Kelly Briggs and More to Appear in Media Theatre's THE TOGETHER SHOW Broadway's Ava Briglia, Kelly Briggs and More to Appear in Media Theatre's THE TOGETHER SHOW
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Philadelphia

The Media Theatre's Roger Ricker has his annual fundraising concert today August 17. 'The Together Show' will feature Ricker singing songs focused on the theme of friendship and working together to do 'positive' things, a youth ensemble, The State Street Miracles, and special guests including Broadway performers. (more...)
PHIT Comedy Seeks Submissions for 2017 Black Friday Comedy Marathon PHIT Comedy Seeks Submissions for 2017 Black Friday Comedy Marathon
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Philadelphia

For the fourth consecutive year, the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT Comedy) will be the site for a 40-hour comedy marathon. (more...)
Photo Flash: Alex Newell, Christopher J. Hanke, Ryann Redmond and More Take the Stage with Broadway Dreams Students in Philly Photo Flash: Alex Newell, Christopher J. Hanke, Ryann Redmond and More Take the Stage with Broadway Dreams Students in Philly
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Philadelphia

Broadway Dreams just stopped at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center as part of its 2017 Summer Intensive Tour, #ComeTogether, offering the international non-profit's unique brand of performing arts training. BroadwayWorld has photos from the culminating performance below! (more...)
HAMILTON Sparks Record Kimmel Center Subscription Sales HAMILTON Sparks Record Kimmel Center Subscription Sales
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Philadelphia

Broadway Philadelphia's 2017-18 subscription sales are at an all-time high following the announcement of the 2018-19 Philadelphia premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's record-setting Tony Award winning musical, Hamilton: An American Musical. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special on August 18, 2017 in Philadelphia

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)
 TO MY UNBORN CHILD Opens Next Month at Philadelphia Fringe TO MY UNBORN CHILD Opens Next Month at Philadelphia Fringe
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Philadelphia

Forgotten by many and underexplored by current social justice movements, Fred Hampton was the exemplar of compassionate protest and humane policy. He found common ground between groups without compromising his values. He spoke out on education, revolution, racism, and more. (more...)
Gokash OnSTAGE presents New Play SEVENTY IV SECONDS... TO JUDGMENT Gokash OnSTAGE presents New Play SEVENTY IV SECONDS... TO JUDGMENT
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Philadelphia

In 2016, playwright Kash Goins, a native of South Philadelphia and graduate of Lincoln University, produced his original drama 'V to X', under his 10 year-old Philadelphia based theatre company, GoKash OnSTAGE.  (more...)
91st Season at the State Theatre Kicks Off with The Oak Ridge Boys on 9/8 91st Season at the State Theatre Kicks Off with The Oak Ridge Boys on 9/8
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Philadelphia

???????Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits, a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. The Country Music Hall of Fame quartet will kick off the State Theatre's 91st season on Friday, September 8. (more...)
Dito van Reigersberg to Lead 1812 Productions' BUYER & CELLAR Dito van Reigersberg to Lead 1812 Productions' BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Philadelphia

Dito van Reigersberg, best known for his work with Pig Iron Theatre Company and as his alter-ego, cabaret queen Martha Graham Cracker, is set to star in Jonathan Tolins' one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar. van Reigersberg replaces previously announced John Jarboe after Jarboe's departure to join Arden Theatre Company's production of Kander & Ebb's Cabaret. (more...)
Theatre Philadelphia to Announce 2017 Barrymore Award Nominees Next Week Theatre Philadelphia to Announce 2017 Barrymore Award Nominees Next Week
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Philadelphia

Theatre Philadelphia, the non-profit organization that celebrates and promotes theatre in the greater Philadelphia region, will announce the 2017 nominees for its Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, which includes cash awards of over $75,000 to artists and organizations. (more...)
Players Club of Swarthmore Presents FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY Players Club of Swarthmore Presents FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY
by BWW News Desk on August 13, 2017 in Philadelphia

The Players Club of Swarthmore's Children's Theater Series ends their summer series with  musical comedy,  Freckleface Strawberry, directed by Alexandra Greene.  Performances are August 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24  at 7 p.m.  on the Raymond W. Smith Stage at Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children and free for children under age 3. Buy tickets at www.pcstheater.org or at the door. Running time is 50 minutes. (more...)
Kimmel Center Plans Extensive Alterations in Renovation of Merriam Theater Kimmel Center Plans Extensive Alterations in Renovation of Merriam Theater
by BWW News Desk on August 12, 2017 in Philadelphia

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Kimmel Center has discussed a series of plans in regards to renovating the historic Merriam Theater. (more...)
N'Kenge Makes Debut with Philadelphia Orchestra in SOPHISTICATED LADIES N'Kenge Makes Debut with Philadelphia Orchestra in SOPHISTICATED LADIES
by BWW News Desk on August 12, 2017 in Philadelphia

Known for her powerful and riveting vocals, Symphony Siren and Broadway Diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) makes her debut with the Sophisticated Ladies concert at the Sarasota Performing Arts Center with Tony Nominee Montego Glover and Capathia Jenkins. These three Leading ladies will take the stage by storm with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Steve Reineke.  Its a one night only event Saturday August 16, 2017 at 8:00PM following a pre-performance talk at 7:00PM with conductor Steve Reineke. (more...)
Kimmel Center Calls for Public Input in Renovation of Merriam Theater Kimmel Center Calls for Public Input in Renovation of Merriam Theater
by BWW News Desk on August 12, 2017 in Philadelphia

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts today announced a comprehensive community engagement process intended to solicit innovative ideas for the renovation of the historic Merriam Theater, located in the heart of the Kimmel Center campus on the Avenue of the Arts in Center City. (more...)
Lisa Kron's 2.5 MINUTE RIDE to Make Philly Area Premiere at Theatre Horizon Lisa Kron's 2.5 MINUTE RIDE to Make Philly Area Premiere at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Philadelphia

Theatre Horizon's season of #WomenWhoDare starts off with a moving story of one family's history and culture that is made huge and universal by the power of theatre. Lisa Kron's 2.5 Minute Ride will have it's Philadelphia-area premiere at the Norristown theatre from October 6 through October 29, 2017. (more...)
PA Ballet Welcomes Corps de Ballet Member, Four Apprentices PA Ballet Welcomes Corps de Ballet Member, Four Apprentices
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Angel Corella has announced the roster for the 2017/2018 Season with the additions of Corps de Ballet member Zecheng Liang, and new Apprentices Federico D'Ortenzi, Erin O'Dea, Taro Kurachi, and Cassidy McAndrew (previous member of Pennsylvania Ballet II). (more...)
Bucks County Playhouse Celebrates Record Breaking Sales, Improvements Bucks County Playhouse Celebrates Record Breaking Sales, Improvements
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Philadelphia

As patrons lined up for the evening performance of 'Guys and Dolls' on Friday, August 4, most were already aware that the show, which closes on August 12, was a hit. Strong critical reviews and happy audiences have fueled tremendous interest in the revival - creating a demand for tickets that is unprecedented at the Playhouse. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 11, 2017 in Philadelphia

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Chicago, Kill Local, 42nd Street, and More! (more...)
Lantern Theater Company presents Philadelphia Premiere of RED VELVET Lantern Theater Company presents Philadelphia Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in Philadelphia

Lantern Theater Company will launch its 24th season with the regional premiere of Red Velvet, Lolita Chakrabarti's stirring play based on the true story of 19th century actor Ira Aldridge, who made history as the first African-American actor to portray Othello in 1833 London. Longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier will direct a cast that includes Tony Award nominee Forrest McClendon as Ira Aldridge, with David Bardeen, Damon Bonetti, Liz Filios, Adam Hammet, David Pica, Ebony Pullum, and Lauren Sowa. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. A full schedule is included in the fact sheet below. (more...)
Lantern Theater Company to Present Philadelphia Premiere of RED VELVET Lantern Theater Company to Present Philadelphia Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in Philadelphia

Lantern Theater Company will launch its 24th season with the regional premiere of Red Velvet, Lolita Chakrabarti's stirring play based on the true story of 19th century actor Ira Aldridge, who made history as the first African-American actor to portray Othello in 1833 London. (more...)
London's CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC Tour Headed Stateside This Fall London's CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC Tour Headed Stateside This Fall
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in Philadelphia

Following in the footsteps of Downton Abbey, John Oliver and James Corden, the latest British sensation to hit our shores is the Champions Of Magic tour. (more...)
Reimagined EVITA Flies into PRiMA Theatre Reimagined EVITA Flies into PRiMA Theatre
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in Philadelphia

PRiMA Theatre is offering a fresh imagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA, known to theatre audiences as a musical masterpiece. "Our take on EVITA will offer a new look at a historic story that carries universal themes." says the show's director, Mitch Nugent. "It's a story about obsessively striving for a better life for yourself, obsession with the ladder of success, and then coming to the tragic realization that all that truly lasts are your legacy and love. I'm also excited to explore the relationship between the press and those in political power."  (more...)
Music Theatre Philly Will 'Defy Gravity' with a Wicked Broadway Master Class Music Theatre Philly Will 'Defy Gravity' with a Wicked Broadway Master Class
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in Philadelphia

Get ready for a very 'popular' afternoon of gravity-defying Broadway dance, singing, and acting! Music Theatre Philly, named 'Best of Philly' by Philadelphia Magazine, will be sponsoring a Wicked Broadway Master Class featuring Wicked cast member Lauren Haughton. The intensive behind-the-scenes look at one of Broadway's most popular musicals will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at The Rock School (1101 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia). (more...)