Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Koresh Dance Company presents One Thousand and One Nights by Melissa Strong

Two artists with ties to Koresh Dance Company, Melissa Rector and Jim Bunting, continue their choreography journeys with a collaborative performance exploring healing, truth, and self-awaren…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:33PM

Hedgerow Theatre Company Presents Enda Walsh’s The New Electric Ballroom by Melissa Lin Sturges

With Enda Walsh’s The New Electric Ballroom, Hedgerow Theatre spotlights women characters with existential storylines, a relative rarity in absurdist theater. Melissa Lin Sturges reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:59AM
Monday, February 19, 2024

The Science History Institute presents BOLD: Color from Test Tube to Textile by Gail Obenreder

A new exhibition at the Science History Institute explores how and why we naturally colored our clothes, bodies, and environments for millennia—and what changed when we created color in a …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:01PM

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Joshua Bell Returns by Linda Holt

Superstar American violinist Joshua Bell drew a crowd to a Philadelphia Orchestra program including Chausson, Vieuxtemps, and Brahms, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach. Linda Holt reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:28PM
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The BSR Podcast: Season 8, Episode 2: Talking with director Jeffrey L. Page by Darnelle Radford

Podcast host Darnelle Radford sits down with busy director Jeffrey L. Page for a wide-ranging conversation about his recent work, including PTC's new production of Martyna Majok's Cost of Li…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:26PM

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, February 15-21, 2024 by Kyle V. Hiller

Rebuilding classic art with LEGOs, heavenly laughs, a musical fairy tale, and Love Day vibes roundup this week. Kyle V. Hiller previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:14AM

The Museum of the American Revolution explores the travels of Washington’s war tent by Lowry Yankwich

Casting light on an installation that sits at the centerpiece at the Museum of the American Revolution, and building a narrative around more than just a tent. Lowry Yankwich explores.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:07AM
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Nasir Young and other PAFA graduates at Philly’s Gross McCleaf Gallery open up about the end of PAFA’s degree programs by Emily Schilling

Emily B. Schilling visits Philly artist Nasir Young at his first-ever solo exhibition, asking him and two gallery colleagues, all PAFA graduates, about some big news from this Pennsylvania c…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:07PM

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living by Alaina Johns

The Philly nonprofit Art-Reach, which connects our disability community to our cultural scene, partners with Philadelphia Theatre Company for Cost of Living, a show about the complexities of…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:19PM

Passage Theatre Presents Richard Bradford and Anthony Martinez-Briggs’s Ghetto Gods in Divineland by An Nichols

Ghetto Gods in Divineland, now getting its world premiere in Trenton, has successful interdisciplinary elements of music, poetry, and dance, but the script doesn’t follow through on its am…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:23AM
Monday, February 12, 2024

Lantern Theater Company presents Brian Friel’s Faith Healer by Cameron Kelsall

The line between truth and memory blurs in Brian Friel’s Faith Healer, given a riveting revival by Lantern Theater Company. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:23PM
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

BSR Classical Interludes, February 2024, part 2 by Gail Obenreder

More classical music in February, including offerings from the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Lyric Fest, Delaware Symphony Chamber Orchestra, and more. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:40PM

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, February 8-14 by Kyle V. Hiller

A run of Pass Over plays at REP, Cannonball spreads love—and hope, and the Philadelphia Suns parade into the Lunar New Year. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:38AM

Gnome Core journeys through South Philly Meadows by Dara McBride

The magical and politically relevant performance from Alex Tatarsky is a chance to connect with the earth and our inner child. journey through South Philly Meadows. Dara McBride previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:33AM

(Re)FOCUS: Then and Now honors an historic 1974 Philly feminist arts festival by Emily Schilling

(Re)FOCUS connects a landmark feminist arts festival from 1974 with a new set of exhibitions and celebrations in 2024 throughout the city. Emily Schilling previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:00AM

Jefferson’s Helix Gallery presents File/Life—We Remember Stories of Pennhurst by Barbara Sheehan

File/Life—We Remember Stories of Pennhurst at the new Jefferson University Helix Gallery highlights the work of community archivists who researched archival files of former residents of th…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:00AM

Sarah Carlson and Vernon J. Mobley present The Body Keeps the Score by Melissa Strong

Choreographer Sarah Carlson and composer Vernon J. Mobley explore trauma in The Body Keeps the Score: Dancing with Trauma and Recovery, an original work inspired by Bessel van der Kolk’s w…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:00AM
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Montgomery Theater presents R. Eric Thomas’s Mrs. Harrison by Kiran Pandey

Montgomery Theater presents R. Eric Thomas’s Mrs. Harrison, a play that contends with timely themes of storytelling and appropriation but falters for the messiness of its construction. Kir…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:28PM

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun by An Nichols

A new production of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun at Bristol Riverside Theatre honors this monumental American text while highlighting relevant struggles today. An Nichols revie…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:41PM
Monday, February 5, 2024

InterAct Theatre Company presents Jahna Ferron-Smith's Step Mom, Step Mom, Step Mom by C.m. Crockford

The world premiere of Jahna Ferron-Smith’s Step Mom, Step Mom, Step Mom, now onstage at InterAct, follows a Black woman and a white man navigating the sexual and racial dynamics of their m…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:14PM

1812 Productions and Delaware Theatre Company present Bruce Graham’s Flatlanders by Cameron Kelsall

The Flatlanders, a new play by Bruce Graham from 1812 Productions, is an unfunny throwback to the heyday of boulevard comedy. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:27PM

The Wilma Theater and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company present Sasha Denisova’s My Mama and the Full-Scale Invasion by Cameron Kelsall

Playwright Sasha Denisova channels the strength and resilience of her Ukrainian mother in My Mama and the Full-Scale Invasion, on stage at the Wilma Theater in a co-production with DC’s Wo…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:15AM
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Natural Creativity's Philly Teen Travelers rock out to Colorado by Dara McBride

Natural Creativity helps to orchestrate a trip to Colorado for a group of Philly teens, raising funds and awareness with punk rock. Dara McBride previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:13PM

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, February 1-7, 2024 by Kyle V. Hiller

The Philadelphia Orchestra debuts a “bite-sized” weekly happy hour, the Philadelphia Lullaby Project supports new and expecting families, and planning out the first week of Black History…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:48PM

The BSR February 2024 repertory movie roundup by Kyle V. Hiller

Tenet, the two Dunes, Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, and more screenings decorate February. Stephen Silver previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:58AM
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Brahms’s German Requiem by Linda Holt

A sumptuous and complex program from the Philadelphia Orchestra paired a world premiere by Mason Bates with Luis Ernesto Peña Laguna’s Oraison for chorus and orchestra, and Brahms’s mas…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:39PM

Philly jazz album double review: THE UNIVERSE IS WITHIN WHO by Spectral Forces, and The Lighthouse by Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Odean Pope by Thomas Hagen

January boasted two adventurous new albums from Philly jazz groups: THE UNIVERSE IS WITHIN WHO by Spectral Forces and The Lighthouse by Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Odean Pope, offering contrastin…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:15PM
Monday, January 29, 2024

Arden Theatre Company presents Lorene Cary’s Ladysitting by Emily Schilling

This triumphant premiere based on Lorene Cary’s 2019 memoir about caring for her 99-year-old Nana explores the burden and privilege of caretaking, interwoven with family stories that illus…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:53PM

Act II Playhouse presents Eric H. Weinberger and Elaine Bromka’s Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat, and Betty by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Sabrina Proffit stars in this popular one-woman show exploring the real lives of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford at Act II Playhouse. Does it connect to presidential politics to…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:31PM
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

BSR Classical Interludes, February 2024 by Gail Obenreder

Leaving January (with a few concerts) and starting February with plenty of music to take in. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:32PM

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, January 25-31, 2024 by Kyle V. Hiller

Ladystting at the Arden, a Jewish new year celebration, revisiting a feminist art movement, and taking a trip to India at the Please Touch Museum. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:30AM

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