Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, October 20-26 by Kyle V. Hiller

The Philadelphia Film Festival returns for its 30th year. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up a selection of must-watch movies.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:30PM

1807 & Friends presents The Florian Trio by Tom Purdom

The 1807 & Friends chamber series presents a wide-ranging program featuring guitarist-composer Allen Krantz. Tom Purdom previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:30PM

Opening the doors and turning the pages with Books & Bagels founder Ellen Cappard by Dara McBride

The new Books & Bagels offers a curated selection and space for community with help from a community launchpad in Wilmington. Dara McBride profiles.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:00PM

Illustrating joy, queerness, and justice with Kah Yangni's mural We Are Universal by Jared Michael Lowe

Artist Kah Yangni talks about their new mural, its messages, and how the mural came to be. Jared Michael Lowe profiles.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:00PM

Tempesta di Mare presents Women of Antiquity by Tom Purdom

The Tempesta di Mare Baroque Orchestra presents musical portraits of legendary and reverent women in Greek and Roman mythology. Tom Purdom previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:00AM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Library Company presents Imperfect History by Anndee Hochman

For the 50th anniversary of its graphic arts collection, the Library Company looks beyond the images themselves to highlight what is missing—and why. Anndee Hochman reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:11PM

The Philadelphia Ballet presents The Spark by Camille Bacon-Smith

Following a surprising rebrand, the Philadelphia Ballet’s season opener at the Performance Garage is everything fans expect from the company. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:19PM
Monday, October 18, 2021

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Richard Benson: The World Is Smarter Than You Are by Pamela J. Forsythe

Few people know that master printmaker Richard Benson also had an exquisite body of work as a photographer. The Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrates every facet of the artist in a new exhib…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:35PM
Friday, October 15, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Florence Price’s Symphony No. 4 by Linda Holt

For its first Digital Stage concert of the new season, the Philadelphia Orchestra performed Florence Price's Symphony No. 4 in D minor, a masterpiece of musical art discovered after the comp…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:02PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, October 13-19, 2021 by Kyle V. Hiller

Nerd-centric burlesque and comedy, a pair of new music fests, Temple Theaters reopens its doors, and FirstGlance Film Festival returns for its 24th year. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:56PM

Brainchild Stageworkx presents Ryk Lewis’ The Ongoing Plight of the Ferryman by Christina Anthony

Enjoy the season and get into the spirit of Halloween with this family-friendly original musical from Philly artist Ryk Lewis. Christina Anthony previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:41PM
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

The Wilma presents New Saloon’s Minor Character by Brad Rothbart

The Wilma returns to live, in-person performance with Minor Character, a play presenting six translations of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya at the same time. Brad Rothbart reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:28PM

Inis Nua Theatre presents Janet Moran’s A Holy Show by Josh Herren

Inis Nua’s A Holy Show gives a surprising warm and fuzzy feeling despite its grim subject matter: the 1981 hijacking of Aer Lingus Flight 164. Josh Herren reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:48PM
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

Lantern Theater Company presents Neil Bartlett’s The Plague by Cameron Kelsall

Lantern Theater Company’s chilling adaptation of Camus’s The Plague, a US premiere, holds an uncomfortable theatrical mirror to our own pandemic reality. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:55PM

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presents Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony by Cameron Kelsall

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia returned to live performance with an ambitious program anchored by Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, but the results were somewhat variable. Cameron Kelsal…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:58AM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Philly’s Protect the Artist protestors take their demands to the Walnut’s opening night by Wendy Rosenfield

After a summer of protest and invitations to dialogue that went ignored by the Walnut Street Theatre, Protect the Artist organizers took their message to the Walnut’s 2021 opening night. W…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:06PM
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, October 6-12 by Kyle V. Hiller

An assorted roundup of events happening in the city and books, documentaries, and podcasts to explore beyond Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:18PM
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Philadelphia rally speakers warn that the battle for abortion rights is coming to Pennsylvania by Alaina Johns

All eyes are on the Supreme Court this week, taking up cases including one that could overturn the constitutional right to an abortion. What does Philly think about that? Alaina Johns attend…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:03PM

Lightning Rod Special presents We Are Trying to Reach You by Kirsten Bowen

Lightning Rod Special continues its audio series Sound Break with We Are Trying to Reach You, Katie Gould’s challenging path to pregnancy told through voicemails, song, and egg jokes. Kirs…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:45PM

Penn Museum presents The Stories We Wear by Pamela J. Forsythe

At Penn Museum’s The Stories We Wear, specimens of clothing spanning thousands of years prove that humans have always been dressing for success, and our tastes have changed less than you…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:13PM

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia's The Eroica Symphony opens the new season by Tom Purdom

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia opens its season with a symphony normally played by larger orchestras—Beethoven’s Eroica. Tom Purdom previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:43PM

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

Piffaro welcomes the new and old with A New Sun Rising by Tom Purdom

Piffaro returns to live, in-person concerts with a celebration of rising suns and the dawn of a new era in its 40-year history. Tom Purdom previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:43PM
Monday, October 4, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Beethoven and Iman Habibi by Cameron Kelsall

In its first performance before a paying audience at Verizon Hall since March 2020, the Philadelphia Orchestra picked up right where it left off, with a stirring interpretation of Beethoven…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:35PM

Philly Fringe 2021: Dancefusion and Movement Migration present Dance Voices by Camille Bacon-Smith

Philly’s Dancefusion teamed with the visiting troupe Movement Migration to present Dance Voices, a double bill of five pieces by the two companies, an interesting mix of modern styles for …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:31PM

Getting up close with Intercultural Journeys' Close Ups: Scars and Emblems by Christina Anthony

Ursula Rucker teams up with Intercultural Journeys for a second season of Close Ups, a series of hour-long performances and conversations. Christina Anthony previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:29PM
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

Philly Fringe 2021: Arcadia Exhibitions presents Sun & Sea by Merilyn Jackson

A former Philly railroad plant becomes the perfect home for Lithuanian opera Sun & Sea, which shines at this year’s Fringe Festival. Merilyn Jackson reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:14PM

All that Chat

REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre