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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents Dawoud Bey and Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America by Gail Obenreder

Two exhibitions at the Brandywine River Museum of Art demonstrate bold curatorial vision, with Dawoud Bey: Night Coming Tenderly, Black and Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist i…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:17PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents Gershwin and Rachmaninoff by Gail Obenreder

A program of iconic works by Gershwin and Rachmaninoff, originally intended as the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s season opener, made a smashing conclusion instead. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:22PM
Monday, May 23, 2022

Piffaro, the Renaissance Band presents The Musical Legacy of Charles V by Gail Obenreder

For the close of its 38th season and a major leadership transition, Piffaro’s tribute to the life of Charles V examines musical legacies then and now. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:39PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

OperaDelaware presents The Marriage of Figaro by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder previews OperaDE's production of The Marriage of Figaro, continuing the tale of Figaro from this past winter's The Barber of Seville.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:50PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Opera Philadelphia presents Rigoletto by Gail Obenreder

Rigoletto is Opera Philadelphia’s first full production at the Academy of Music since 2019, reminding us how we sustain, and are sustained by, great art. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:57PM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Resident Ensemble Players presents Theresa Rebeck’s Yeah Baby by Gail Obenreder

Expectation and reality collide in Theresa Rebeck’s Yeah Baby, an absurdist comedy that is the playwright’s fourth Resident Ensemble Players premiere. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:44PM
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Tempesta di Mare presents On Tour from Dresden by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder looks at Tempesta di Mare as they celebrate their 20th anniversary and debut On Tour from Dresden, a film about their March 2022 Germany tour.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:26PM
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Delaware Art Museum presents Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection by Gail Obenreder

Prize Tiffany Studios works, from lamps and windows to humidors and fireplaces, transport Delaware Museum of Art visitors to the American brilliance of the Gilded Age. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:21PM
Thursday, March 24, 2022

People’s Light presents Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical by Gail Obenreder

The world premiere of Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical sings an unsung entertainment hero at People’s Light. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:19PM
Monday, March 14, 2022

The Delaware Art Museum and Somerville Manning Gallery present Holly Trostle Brigham by Gail Obenreder

Fans of Philadelphia artist Holly Trostle Brigham, whose work elevates often-forgotten women, have a double opportunity to see her work: a show at the Delaware Museum of Art, and at Brecks M…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:25PM
Friday, March 11, 2022

The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! by Gail Obenreder

The promoters of this revival of Oklahoma! promise it's like nothing you've ever seen, and they're right. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:44PM
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

OperaDelaware reopens shop with The Barber of Seville by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder previews OperaDelaware’s return to the stage with The Barber of Seville.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:27PM
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents Wayne Thiebaud 100 by Gail Obenreder

After flooding forced the Brandywine River Museum of Art to close for several months, it reopens with a delicious retrospective marking Wayne Thiebaud’s 100th birthday. Gail Obenreder revi…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:51PM
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Exploring the 17th century with Filament's Music for an Inner World II by Gail Obenreder

Filament, a rising chamber ensemble based in Philadelphia, performs in Rosement with a repertoire of Renaissance and Baroque music. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:21PM
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Piffaro, the Renaissance Band presents Let the Holidays Resound! A Christmas, Hanukkah, & Solstice Celebration by Gail Obenreder

Piffaro brings resounding music from the Renaissance with its upcoming weekend concert celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and the winter solstice. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:33PM
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Delaware Theatre Company presents Million Dollar Quartet by Gail Obenreder

Million Dollar Quartet from the Delaware Theatre Company looks to shake things up with a jukebox musical performance inspired by 1950s rock-and-roll. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:07PM
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

A look into Tempesta di Mare's A 1000-Guilder Tune: Musical Alchemy from Baroque Moravia by Gail Obenreder

A thousand guilders for your music! Gail Obenreder previews Tempesta di Mare’s holiday offering.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:30PM
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

People's Light and Hedgerow Theatre present their takes on A Christmas Carol by Gail Obenreder

People's Light and Hedgerow Theatre perform A Christmas Carol, but in two very different ways. Gail Obenreder reviews the two productions.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:13PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Choral Arts and Philadelphia Bach Collegium present The Lost Oratorios of Giacomo Carissimi by Gail Obenreder

Choral Arts Philadelphia and Philadelphia Bach Collegium present a performance of two unpublished oratorios by Giacomo Carissimi. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:23PM
Monday, November 15, 2021

Delaware Art Museum reimagines its permanent collection for a new era by Gail Obenreder

After years of preparation and community engagement, the Delaware Art Museum debuts a new vision for its world-class permanent collection. Gail Obenreder visits.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:23PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presents Simone Dinnerstein by Gail Obenreder

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia spans the centuries with keyboard mastery from Bach to Philip Glass, featuring pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:51PM
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The Museum of the American Revolution presents Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War by Gail Obenreder

The Museum of the American Revolution presents the first major exhibition of original paintings by Don Troiani, America’s foremost historical military artist. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:06PM
Monday, October 25, 2021

The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus presents Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton by Gail Obenreder

Hamilton’s long-awaited 2021 Philly run rocks the Academy of Music. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:19PM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Piffaro and Variant 6 present A New Sun Rises by Gail Obenreder

Piffaro launched its first in-person concert since the pandemic with the singers of Variant 6 for a wide-ranging program, including the premiere of Kile Smith’s Ave Maris Stella. Gail Oben…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:28PM
Monday, October 11, 2021

Delaware Theatre Company presents Ray Didinger’s Tommy and Me by Gail Obenreder

Delaware Theatre Company’s Tommy and Me is an especially welcoming reopening performance combining sports and theater, two things best experienced in a crowd. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:47PM
Friday, October 1, 2021

Resident Ensemble Players present A Scandal in Bohemia by Gail Obenreder

REP continues its popular radio drama series with a new adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Scandal in Bohemia, famous for its twists. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:30PM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Crossing presents Returning: coming home to song by Gail Obenreder

The Crossing celebrates a return to in-person performance by singing signature works from its past. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:25PM

DelShakes brings A MidSummer Night's Dream to Wilmington by Gail Obenreder

It’s Midsummer in downtown Wilmington! Gail Obenreder previews Delaware Shakespeare’s latest production.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:30AM
Monday, August 23, 2021

The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents Ian Stabler’s Queen Anne’s Lace Pod by Gail Obenreder

Ian Stabler’s magical sculpture, thoughtfully constructed in a Chadds Ford meadow, is the latest site-specific artwork commissioned by the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Gail Obenreder vi…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:17PM
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Studying with Miss Bishop: Memoirs from a Young Writer’s Life, by Dana Gioia by Gail Obenreder

In Studying with Miss Bishop, acclaimed writer Dana Gioia revisits six people who helped set him on his literary path. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:31AM
Monday, July 19, 2021

The Delaware Art Museum presents Collecting and Connecting: Recent Acquisitions 2010-2020 by Gail Obenreder

How does a museum add to its collection? And why? Delaware Art Museum’s Collecting and Connecting: Recent Acquisitions 2010-2020 has adventurous answers. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:57PM