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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents ¡Música Bravo! by Gail Obenreder

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra continues its 2023-24 season with guest conductor Michelle Di Russo, who programmed her ideal concert with Joaquín Rodrigo, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and more…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:36PM
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Resident Ensemble Players presents John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night by Gail Obenreder

Resident Ensemble Players at the University of Delaware continues its season with In the Heat of the Night, a world-class whodunit that doesn’t shy away from its story’s disturbing roots…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:13PM
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

BSR Classical Interludes, November 2023 by Gail Obenreder

November classical music offerings throughout the Philadelphia area, featuring performances from Articinia, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and music at the Woodlands. Gail Obenreder pre…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:01PM
Monday, October 30, 2023

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library presents Ann Lowe: American Couturier by Gail Obenreder

Ann Lowe, a Black American designer, should have been as famous as the 20th-century French couturiers who are household names today. A new exhibition at Winterthur charts her remarkable sart…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:22PM
Wednesday, October 18, 2023

BSR Classical Music Interludes, October 2023, part 2 by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder previews the second half of October’s classical music performances, including events for devotees of the organ at Longwood Gardens and Kimmel Cultural Campus.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:16PM
Monday, October 9, 2023

Delaware Shakespeare presents its Community Tour production of Cymbeline by Gail Obenreder

Tales of long ago find inspiration right at hand in Delaware Shakespeare’s vibrant Community Tour production of the rarely produced Cymbeline. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:13PM
Wednesday, October 4, 2023

BSR Classical Music Interludes: October 2023 by Gail Obenreder

The first half of October features performances by OperaDelaware, Choral Arts, Lyric Fest, Piffaro, and Delaware Symphony. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:09PM
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Delaware Theatre Company presents Michael Frayn’s Noises Off by Gail Obenreder

Delaware Theatre Company opens the season with a bang of eight doors in the ever-popular, ever-challenging backstage farce Noises Off. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:01PM

The Resident Ensemble Players presents Eileen Atkins’s Vita & Virginia by Gail Obenreder

Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players open its 15th season with Vita & Virginia, a chamber production exploring a historic intellectual and romantic affair in an era of letters. Gail Ob…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:40PM
Monday, September 25, 2023

Festival O23: Opera Philadelphia presents Karim Sulayman’s Unholy Wars by Gail Obenreder

Opera Philadelphia’s Festival O23 features the Philly premiere of Grammy-winning Lebanese American tenor Karim Sulayman’s Unholy Wars, with artistic triumph in every detail. Gail Obenred…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:51PM
Tuesday, September 19, 2023

The Crossing presents Crickets in Our Backyard by Gail Obenreder

The Crossing choir opens its new season with Crickets in Our Backyard, featuring world premieres by Tania León and Ayanna Woods, and an “indoor premiere” by Wang Lu. Gail Obenreder revi…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:13PM
Monday, August 28, 2023

Brandywine Museum of Art presents Andrew Wyeth: Abstract Flash by Gail Obenreder

Andrew Wyeth is not widely known as an abstract artist, but maybe he should be. A beautifully configured exhibition at the Brandywine Museum of Art looks closer. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:30AM
Monday, July 24, 2023

Delaware Shakespeare presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth by Gail Obenreder

North Wilmington’s Rockwood Park, with its own alleged hauntings, makes an appropriately chilling setting for Delaware Shakespeare’s summer outing with The Scottish Play. Gail Obenreder …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:51PM
Wednesday, July 5, 2023

BSR Classical Music Interludes, July 2023 by Gail Obenreder

Curating the hottest classical music events in the area this month, including those from OperaDelaware, Academy of Vocal Arts, and a performance of Black Metropolis. Gail Obenreder rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:45PM
Monday, June 19, 2023

Brandywine Museum of Art presents Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature by Gail Obenreder

Brandywine Museum of Art presents the first major Joseph Stella exhibition in more than 30 years, proving this pioneering, imaginative modernist’s ongoing importance. Gail Obenreder review…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:13PM
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

BSR Classical Music Interludes, June 2023 by Gail Obenreder

Yes, it’s summer, and Gail Obenreder previews some of its early classical music offerings.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:53PM
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Orchestra 2001 presents George Crumb: Scores at an Exhibition by Gail Obenreder

Philadelphia composer George Crumb, who died last year, was famous for his music as well as his hand-notated scores, art forms in themselves. Orchestra 2001 had both on display in this combi…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:58PM
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Piffaro presents Entre dos Álamos by Gail Obenreder

Piffaro closes its season with Entre dos Álamos, a musical trip to South America including Spanish and Indigenous texts and music, proving that great music has always been created everywher…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:30PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

BSR Classical Music Interludes, May 2023, part 2 by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder previews the rest of May’s classical music offerings, with events from Astral Artists, Artcinia, Orchestra 2001, Lyric Fest, and Relâche.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:31PM
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Tempesta di Mare presents The Women Behind the Screen – The Sensational Female Musicians of Venice’s Orphanages by Gail Obenreder

Tempesta di Mare explores the music of Baroque Venetian charitable institutions that were famous for their vocal and instrumental ensembles, made up of brilliant women artists who were hidde…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:41AM
Tuesday, May 9, 2023

St. Joseph’s University opens its Frances M. Maguire Art Museum in the former home of the Barnes by Gail Obenreder

Like many university art collections, St. Joseph’s is an eclectic one, but it now boasts an elegant new home in the former quarters of the Barnes Foundation. Gail Obenreder visits.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:27AM
Wednesday, May 3, 2023

BSR Classical Music Interludes, May 2023 by Gail Obenreder

May offerings from Curtis Opera Theatre, Jeremy Winston Chorale, and Pyxis Piano Trio; and Tempesta di Mare celebrates its Fasch Prize win. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:45PM
Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents Amado Conducts Beethoven by Gail Obenreder

David Amado and the Delaware Symphony closed the season with back-to-back Beethoven, a familiar yet thrilling performance to finish the maestro’s two-decade tenure. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:21PM
Monday, April 24, 2023

Lyric Fest presents The Metamorphosis of Plants: A Lieder Celebration for Earth Day by Gail Obenreder

For its first concert at Longwood Gardens, Lyric Fest honored Earth Day with a program inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s surprisingly sophisticated 1790 text, The Metamorphosis of P…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:57PM
Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Delaware Theatre Company presents Man of La Mancha by Gail Obenreder

Delaware Theatre Company closes its 43rd season with a thoughtful, inventive, and dazzling rendition of the classic musical with the triple-decker story, Man of La Mancha. Gail Obenreder rev…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:29AM
Wednesday, April 12, 2023

BSR Classical Music Interludes, April 2023, part 2 by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder previews the second half of April’s classical music offerings, including performances by Opera Philadelphia, Delaware Symphony, Variant Six, and more.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:28PM
Tuesday, April 11, 2023

The Delaware Art Museum presents Our Red Planet and Estampas de la Raza by Gail Obenreder

This spring, Delaware Art Museum boasts a pair of striking but very different exhibitions: Our Red Planet: Anna Bogatin Ott, and Estampas de La Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collec…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:08AM
Tuesday, April 4, 2023

OperaDelaware and Opera Baltimore present Verdi’s La traviata by Gail Obenreder

In a world of operas known for romance and tragedy, La traviata really delivers the romance and tragedy in this co-production of OperaDelaware and Opera Baltimore. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:18PM
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

BSR Classical Music Interludes, April 2023 by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder previews classical music happening in the first half of April in the Greater Philadelphia area.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:35PM
Monday, March 20, 2023

Brandywine River Museum of Art presents Andrew Wyeth: Home Places by Gail Obenreder

This new exhibition studies the way Andrew Wyeth saw his favorite buildings, honoring the artist’s abstract work, as well as the better-known representational. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:48PM
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

BSR Classical Music Interludes, March 2023, part 2 by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder previews more of the classical music offerings in and around the city in March.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:01PM

All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards