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BWW Review: BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER at Academy Of Music BWW Review: BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER at Academy Of Music
by Scott Serio - December 09, 2017

There are many holiday traditions, from fruit cake to watching A Christmas Story over and over again to the neverending disagreement about opening gifts on Christmas Eve or morning. For those connected to dance, there is no greater tradition than seeing a performance of The Nutcracker. For many, tha... (more...)
BWW Review: NICOLE FONTE'S BEAUTIFUL DECAY at Wilma Theater BWW Review: NICOLE FONTE'S BEAUTIFUL DECAY at Wilma Theater
by Nicole DelRossi - December 07, 2017

Nicole Fonte's Beautiful Decay performed at the Wilma Theater on November 29th, 2017 for BalletX is a wonderful depiction of the contradiction of emotions that come with working through the processes that are the beginning of the end. Based off of Mark Golebiowski's 3-D photographs of decaying flowe... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: An Interview With Philly Pops Own “Rocky”- MAESTRO MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI at Kimmel Center BWW REVIEW: An Interview With Philly Pops Own “Rocky”- MAESTRO MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI at Kimmel Center
by Pati Buehler - October 13, 2017

With his signature Rocky entrance jog around Verizon Hall pumping up the crowd,well you know you're in for a unique musical experience.... (more...)
BWW Review: SOUVENIR, A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS at Walnut Street Theatre BWW Review: SOUVENIR, A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS at Walnut Street Theatre
by Greer Firestone - October 11, 2017

Florence Foster Jenkins' life was a once in a lifetime phenomenon. Meryl played the part in the movie with Simon Helberg (better known as Howard in THE BIG BANG THEORY) portraying her accompanist Cosme McMoon.... (more...)
BWW Review: Broadway's Bart Shatto Belts Out One Showstopper After Another at The Rrazz Room BWW Review: Broadway's Bart Shatto Belts Out One Showstopper After Another at The Rrazz Room
by Kevin Pollack - September 21, 2017

Bart Shatto is a star performer. I first heard Bart with the famed theatrical-rock group The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He's sung on a couple of their recordings, but toured the country with them for many years, notably singing the songs Old Town Bar seen below. Then I first saw Bart while he playe... (more...)
BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Walnut Street Theatre BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Walnut Street Theatre
by Greer Firestone - May 30, 2017

The Bee Gees won 5 Grammys, including Album of the Year in the late '70's with the album SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. The brothers three, along with Donna Summer, ushered in the disco era, and 'Stayin' Alive' became its anthem.... (more...)
BWW Review: JERRY'S GIRLS at The Walnut Street Theater BWW Review: JERRY'S GIRLS at The Walnut Street Theater
by Greer Firestone - April 24, 2017

The Independence Studio 3 at The Walnut is the ultimate black box, seating perhaps only over 100. It gives the audience a thrilling intimacy with performers. The Walnut, whatever the size of the audience, never relinquishes their high production standards.... (more...)
BWW Review: Valerie Joyce Breathes Life Into LITTLE WOMEN at Villanova BWW Review: Valerie Joyce Breathes Life Into LITTLE WOMEN at Villanova
by Marakay Rogers - April 06, 2017

Director Valerie Joyce takes on one of Broadway's trickier shows and makes it glow... (more...)
BWW Review: Act II Playhouse Presents a Charming TOMFOOLERY BWW Review: Act II Playhouse Presents a Charming TOMFOOLERY
by Kelli Curtin - March 07, 2017

This particular production of TOMFOOLERY shines at Act II Playhouse due to director, Tony Braithwaite's treatment of the show. Where some of the musical numbers and lyrics can seem outdated, the show is treated as a history lesson based on the importance of Tom Lehrer and his music. In addition, the... (more...)
BWW Interview: Jim Owen of CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR at Kimmel Center BWW Interview: Jim Owen of CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR at Kimmel Center
by Pati Buehler - January 27, 2017

Philly celebrates the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Album" with a special concert performance on Feb. 3, 4, 5.... (more...)
BWW Review: I WILL NOT GO GENTLY at Act II is a Story with Heart BWW Review: I WILL NOT GO GENTLY at Act II is a Story with Heart
by Kelli Curtin - January 20, 2017

Currently onstage at Act II Playhouse is the show I WILL NOT GO GENTLY, written and starring Jennifer Childs. This show, under the direction of Harriet Power, is a humorous and poignant exploration of getting older and how it affects everyone. This show premiered last spring at 1812 Productions and ... (more...)
BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH MAUREEN MCGOVERN at The RRazz Room At The Prince BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH MAUREEN MCGOVERN at The RRazz Room At The Prince
by DT Gramkee - January 18, 2017

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH MAUREEN MCGOVERN at The RRazz Room At The Prince with video and images by DT Gramkee... (more...)