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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Netflix presents Jeremiah Zagar’s Hustle by Stephen Silver

The set of Hustle, the latest from star Adam Sandler, was hard to avoid during its extensive on-location Philly shoots. Now it’s out on Netflix, for fans of Sandler and the Sixers alike. S…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:21PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

June 2022 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver rounds up indoor and outdoor screenings in the Philly area for the month of June.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:00PM
Monday, May 16, 2022

The Philadelphia Film Society presents SpringFest 2022 by Stephen Silver

In one movie-packed weekend, PFS SpringFest screened 22 films at the Philadelphia Film Center, from a full-length treatment of a viral shell with shoes to the film Apple hopes will be the ne…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:51PM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

May 2022 movie repertory roundup by Stephen Silver

Screenings in the Philadelphia area for the month. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:00PM
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

April 2022 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

April films screening in the Philadelphia area, including a series honoring Michelle Yeoh's storied career and another visit from The Room's Tommy Wiseau. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:59PM
Monday, April 4, 2022

The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival presents We Feed People by Stephen Silver

This year’s Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival featured a new Ron Howard documentary about globetrotting humanitarian chef José Andrés. Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:49AM
Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Philadelphia Orchestra presents Fiddler on the Roof by Stephen Silver

Chuck Cooper talks about Philadelphia Orchestra's upcoming production of the legendary show, returning to the stage, and how Fiddler reflects the times. Stephen Silver previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:40PM

March 2022 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver's roundup of the upcoming films screening in Philadelphia and in the Greater Philadelphia region in March.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:55AM
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

February 2022 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

Honoring Sidney Poitier's legacy, screenings for February holidays, and more in this robust list of films in the Greater Philadelphia Metro area. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:55PM
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality by Mike Sielski by Stephen Silver

The new book about the late Kobe Bryant captures his early days, his high school and NBA career, and his achievements and failures with a Philadelphia-centric lens. Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:01PM
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Three films about Philly, family, and Eagles fandom by Stephen Silver

Game Day and Maybe This Year recently joined Silver Linings Playbook in the movie canon of Philly football fans, but do they really capture our region? Stephen Silver considers.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:04PM
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

December 2021 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

An assortment of holiday films, including off-beat and lesser-known classics. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:24PM
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

The November 2021 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

A roundup of select screenings in the Greater Philadelphia Metro area in November. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:30PM
Monday, October 25, 2021

The 2021 Philadelphia Film Festival presents Belfast, Finding Cousteau, and Storm Lake by Stephen Silver

After an all-digital event last year, the Philadelphia Film Festival is back in theaters through October 31 with a series of notable new releases, including Belfast, Finding Cousteau, and St…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:40PM
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

HBO presents The Many Saints of Newark by Stephen Silver

The new Sopranos movie, The Many Saints of Newark, isn’t nearly as transcendent as its series predecessor. But it does tell a much more honest story about the Mafia, Newark, and race. Step…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:07PM

The October 2021 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

A Halloween-y lineup of films screening in the Philadelphia area this month. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:58PM
Thursday, September 2, 2021

Ardmore’s Viva Video closes after nine years on Lancaster Avenue by Stephen Silver

Fans of TLA Video found a new home after Miguel Gomez opened Viva Video in Ardmore. As Viva Video now closes, the community that loved it reflects on the future of movie-watching. Stephen Si…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:57PM
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The September 2021 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

From recognizable classics like 'Casablanca' to notable anti-classics like 'Evil Brain From Outer Space,' a variety of films are screening in the Philadelphia area this month. Stephen Silver…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:00PM
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The August 2021 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

A highlight reel of film screenings in the Greater Philadelphia area in August. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:00AM
Friday, July 2, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021

The Philadelphia Film Festival presents SpringFest 2021 at the Bourse by Stephen Silver

Movie theaters are back, and with them film festivals. The recent PFF SpringFest screened seven films including ‘Summer of Soul,’ ‘The Meaning of Hitler,’ and ‘Swan Song.’ Stephe…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:11PM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

‘Norman Jewison: A Director’s Life’ by Ira Wells by Stephen Silver

Norman Jewison, director of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ and ‘Moonstruck,’ is one of the most prolific filmmakers of the second half of the 20th century. A n…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:57AM
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

As Bryn Mawr Film Institute and others reopen, what’s the future of movie theaters? by Stephen Silver

Movie fans have been waiting a year to get back to movie theaters. Stephen Silver visited Bryn Mawr Film Institute on its reopening day, contemplating the future of in-person moviegoing.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:09PM
Monday, April 5, 2021

Netflix presents ‘Concrete Cowboy’ by Stephen Silver

‘Concrete Cowboy,’ Ricky Staub’s directorial debut, provides a compelling and beautifully rendered look at the subculture of Black horsemanship in North Philadelphia. Stephen Silver re…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:26PM
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Grasshopper Film presents Ephraim Asili’s ‘The Inheritance’ by Stephen Silver

Ephraim Asili’s ‘The Inheritance,’ a thought-provoking new film about a Black socialist collective in West Philadelphia, combines fictional characters with real-life appearances by vet…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:46PM
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

‘True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee’ by Abraham Riesman by Stephen Silver

Journalist Abraham Riesman has authored a definitive biography of the famed Marvel creator Stan Lee, uncovering truths that may make Lee's fans uncomfortable. Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:38PM
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Sundance Film Festival presents ‘Philly D.A.’ by Stephen Silver

‘Philly D.A.,' a new docuseries about Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival February 3. It’s a multifaceted look at the controversial civil-…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:39PM
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Goodbye to Riverview, Philadelphia’s movie theater for everyone by Stephen Silver

Like the city itself, the Riverview movie theater in South Philly was far from perfect. But it formed lasting memories for generations of Philadelphian moviegoers from all walks of life. Ste…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:40PM
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

‘Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Heart of White Supremacy’ by Talia Lavin by Stephen Silver

Talia Lavin, one of the current political moment’s most incisive journalists, details her confrontations with the world’s worst trolls in ‘Culture Warlords.’ Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:32PM

‘Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy’ by Talia Lavin by Stephen Silver

Talia Lavin, one of the current political moment’s most incisive journalists, details her confrontations with the world’s worst trolls in ‘Culture Warlords.’ Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:32PM
Monday, October 26, 2020

Philadelphia Film Festival 2020: Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ by Stephen Silver

‘Nomadland’ launched the 29th annual Philadelphia Film Festival's hybrid presentation, with a showing at the PFS Drive-in at the Navy Yard on October 23. Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:36AM

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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