Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, November 30-December 6, 2022 by Kyle V. Hiller

December kicks off with plenty of holiday cheer—perfect if you celebrate. And there’s plenty for those who don’t. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:43PM

Teatro Ciego and Company C present Odd Man Out by David Block

Odd Man Out from Martin Bondone, Carlos Armesto, and Facundo Bogarin is an immersive experience in complete darkness, following the story of a blind jazz musician. David Block previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:36PM

BSR Classical Music Interludes: December 2022 by Gail Obenreder

Decking the halls with holiday concerts throughout December in the Philadelphia area. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:32PM

The BSR December 2022 movie repertory roundup by Stephen Silver

Holiday cheer at the cinemas, and screenings outside of the Christmas fare coming this month in the greater Philadelphia area. Stephen Silver rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:25PM
Monday, November 28, 2022

PAFA presents Making American Artists: Stories from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1776-1976 by Gail Obenreder

What makes art American? PAFA explores this question in a major exhibition that spans 200 of our artistic years, debuting at home before a national tour. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:30PM

Three immigrants to Philadelphia share their journeys, and what the city means to them by Emily Savidge

As we continue to welcome buses of asylum-seekers from Texas, we know immigrant communities are vital to Philly. Emily Savidge speaks with three people who came here from very different part…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:01PM

Art Alliance at UArts presents New Typologies by Pamela J. Forsythe

This interdisciplinary mosaic of work by David Hartt, James Hoff, and Kahlil Robert Irving challenges, interrogates, and transforms visitors at the Art Alliance galleries at UArts. Pamela J.…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:32PM
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Gustav Holst’s The Planets by Cameron Kelsall

The Philadelphia Orchestra summoned the majesty of Gustav Holst’s The Planets, while remembering the legacy of a departed friend. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:32PM

People’s Light presents Jennifer Childs and Alex Bechtel’s Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Panto by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Alice in Wonderland, the jubilant new holiday panto by Jennifer Childs and Alex Bechtel, engages both our children and our inner child. Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:21PM

Lantern Theater Company presents Marco Ramirez’s The Royale by Gary L. Day

Now onstage at the Lantern, The Royale tells the true story of Jack Johnson, who defied Jim Crow laws with his historic boxing career. Gary Day reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:50PM

Delaware Art Museum presents A Marriage of Arts & Crafts: Evelyn and William De Morgan by Gail Obenreder

Sidelined by art history, the works of Evelyn and William De Morgan, a Victorian power couple who integrated their artistic practice with social advocacy, make a stunning debut. Gail Obenred…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:27AM
Monday, November 21, 2022

Woodmere Art Museum presents George Biddle: The Art of American Social Conscience by Pamela J. Forsythe

George Biddle, born into wealth and prestige in Philadelphia, made a career of traveling the world and showing it as it really was, from underrepresented figures to the ravages of war. Pamel…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:43PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, November 16-22, 2022 by Kyle V. Hiller

Philly-made films, writing with Blue Stoop, a new vast exhibit at the Penn Museum, and a new quartet hits the scene this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:23PM

Science and Survival at the Science History Institute by Gary L. Day

The outdoor exhibition from the Science History Institute presents the story of Georg and Max Bredig, their scientific accomplishments, and their escape from Nazi Germany. Gary Day previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:18PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Penn Live Arts presents Terence Blanchard and Andrew F. Scott’s Gordon Parks: An Empathetic Lens by Melissa Strong

Gordon Parks: An Empathetic Lens uses music and images to celebrate a legendary artist. Melissa Strong reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:42PM

The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival presents Karaoke, A Radiant Girl, and America by Stephen Silver

The 2022 Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival celebrates 41 years with screenings at the Weitzman and other venues November 12 through 19. Stephen Silver reviews three picks.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:07PM

The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen, by Isaac Blum by Anndee Hochman

Philly author Isaac Blum’s debut YA novel, The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen, follows an Orthodox Jewish teen in a new town for a fully up-to-the minute story of conviction and contradic…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:57PM
Monday, November 14, 2022

Philadelphia Contemporary and Nicole Pollard present Supine Horizons by Kyle V. Hiller

With the immersive Supine Horizons, nestled in a Germantown storefront, curator Nicole Pollard and multimedia artist Gralin Hughes, Jr. prove that rest is not a luxury. Kyle V. Hiller review…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:14PM

Brandywine River Museum of Art presents Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art by Gail Obenreder

A new exhibition from four artists at Brandywine River Museum balances artistry and polemics, merging the nature of the artist with the art of nature. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:50PM

SHARP Dance Company presents Stories by Camille Bacon-Smith

SHARP Dance Company’s 2022 fall series featured both a revival and a highly anticipated premiere from founder and artistic Diane Sharp-Nachsin, plus intriguing gender subversions from gues…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:30PM
Wednesday, November 9, 2022

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, November 9-15 by Kyle V. Hiller

The week features a restorative healing initiative, the longest running film festival in Philadelphia, The Royale from Lantern Theater Company, and a conversation with award-winning actress …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:33PM

Usiloquy Dance Designs presents Philadholphia by David Block

Usiloquy Dance Designs hosts Philadholphia, a celebration of South Asian music and dance including its performance of Chaat. David Block previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:27PM

Theatre in the X presents Pac And Biggie Are Dead by Daralyse Lyons

The spin-off of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead centers the late MCs Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., crafting a story that encourages the audience’s own self-…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:21PM
Tuesday, November 8, 2022

InterAct Theatre Company presents Will Snider’s Death of a Driver by Jeannine A. Cook

Death of a Driver, now onstage at InterAct, speaks eloquently to our shared global reality in its story about a Kenyan taxi driver and a white American engineer. Jeannine Cook reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:13PM

Wilma Theater presents Milo Cramer's School Pictures by Cameron Kelsall

Playwright and performer Milo Cramer offers an endearing portrait of the modern education system in School Pictures at the Wilma Theater. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:39PM

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Erin Courtney and Max Vernon’s The Tattooed Lady by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Philadelphia Theatre Company launches its 2022–2023 season with new artistic directors and a world premiere musical that shines bright despite a disappointing performance from its celebrit…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:08PM

Resident Ensemble Players presents Arsenic and Old Lace by Gail Obenreder

Does the legendary play Arsenic and Old Lace hold up for today's audiences? Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:44PM

Azuka Theatre presents Inda Craig-Galvan’s A Hit Dog Will Holler by Krista Mar

The Philly premiere of A Hit Dog Will Holler, onstage at Azuka, contrasts the online and IRL realms of today’s social activists, with a special lens on Black women in these spaces. Krista …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:51AM
Monday, November 7, 2022

Theatre Exile presents Hansol Jung’s Wolf Play by Cameron Kelsall

Room to make inner feelings known: (L to R) Makoto Hirano, Matteo Scammell, and Keith Conallen in Theatre Exile’s ‘Wolf Play.’ (Photo by Paola Nogueras.)

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:26AM
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, November 2-8, 2022 by Kyle V. Hiller

PAAFF celebrates 15 years, Crossing the Veil premieres in Philadelphia, a pair of multidisciplinary exhibits open, and solving the mysteries of a writer's real world past highlight the week.…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:08PM

The BSR November 2022 movie repertory roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver rounds up the Philadelphia area's November movie screenings.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:58PM

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