Thursday, April 22, 2021

When a UK-based oat milk company pasted over Philly street art, our artists answered by Mina Reinckens

When Minor Figures Oat Milk pasted ads over street art across the city, many Philadelphians responded in force. Who belongs in this space, and why did this ad campaign feel so personal to so…

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Lightning Rod Special presents Lee Minora and Scott Sheppard’s ‘Nosejob’ by Alaina Johns

Lightning Rod Special launches a new series of audio works with ‘Nosejob,’ a story that connects a 9th-century nunnery to modern college kids, asking what really makes up our fantasies. …

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InterAct Theatre Company presents Eleanor Burgess’s ‘The Niceties’ by Kyle V.  Hiller

InterAct’s virtual presentation of ‘The Niceties’ hits close to home for college students of color. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.

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Monday, April 19, 2021

‘Water I Won’t Touch’ by Kayleb Rae Candrilli by Matthew John Phillips

Kayleb Rae Candrilli’s newest poetry collection, ‘Water I Won’t Touch,’ explores what it means to live amidst crisis—ecological crisis, addiction crisis, and the crisis of endemic …

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Opera Philadelphia presents Caroline Shaw and Anne Carson’s ‘We Need to Talk’ by Gail Obenreder

Opera Philadelphia concludes its 2021 digital series with ‘We Need to Talk,’ an exciting collaboration between composer Caroline Shaw and poet Anne Carson. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Inis Nua presents Siân Owen’s ‘How to Be Brave’ by Josh Herren

Inis Nua’s virtual presentation of ‘How to be Brave’ reminds us of the power of a small story well told. Joshua Herren reviews.

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Friday, April 16, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Ellington, Gershwin, and Stravinsky by Cameron Kelsall

George Gershwin and Duke Ellington take their place beside Stravinsky in the latest digital offering from the Philadelphia Orchestra. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

One year later: What Philly theater artists dreamed up when stages shut down by Cameron Kelsall

In part 1 of our One Year Later series, Cameron Kelsall spoke with Philly artists about the moment shutdowns began. Now, he looks at what emerged as the shutdowns lasted for the next 12 mont…

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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.

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Monday, April 12, 2021

PBS presents ‘Great Performances: Beethoven in Beijing’ by Linda Holt

‘Beethoven in Beijing’ follows the Philadelphia musicians who helped open doors between the US and China in the 1970s and beyond, and the artists and leaders of China’s thriving cultur…

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Hulu presents ‘Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself’ by Kelly Conrad

‘Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself’ is a film adaptation of a theater production that combines storytelling, magic, and audience participation to explore the complexities and contra…

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South Camden Theatre Company presents Dominique Morisseau’s ‘Pipeline’ by Cameron Kelsall

The streaming regional premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s ‘Pipeline’ showcases the pluck and polish of South Camden Theatre Company. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

When we can’t meet in person, do we need a shorthand for our identity? by Anndee Hochman

It’s hard enough to navigate our identities IRL. What happens when we’re reduced to a Zoom box or other distanced communication? Anndee Hochman considers.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents Smetana, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky by Gail Obenreder

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra continues its distanced season with a livestream of rich musical narratives from Smetana, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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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…

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‘My Broken Language’ by Quiara Alegría Hudes by Kirsten Bowen

In her new memoir, playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes writes about coming of age as part of a large Puerto Rican family in North Philadelphia. Kirsten Bowen reviews.

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‘Muddy Dragon on the Road to Heaven’ by Grant Clauser by Kelly Conrad

‘Muddy Dragon on the Road to Heaven,’ a new collection from Pennsylvania poet Grant Clauser, evokes the hope of searching for home in a broken world. Kelly Conrad reviews.

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Friday, April 2, 2021

The Annenberg Center presents Rennie Harris Puremovement by Melissa Strong

Rennie Harris Puremovement offers embodied history for our times in a livestream performance from the Annenberg. Melissa Strong reviews.

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Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents Richard Goode by Cameron Kelsall

After a pandemic cancellation last season, pianist Richard Goode returns to Philadelphia Chamber Music Society with a striking program of Bach, Beethoven and Debussy. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Museum of the American Revolution presents Melissa Dunphy’s ‘Remember the Ladies’ by Gail Obenreder

Abigail Adams’s famous “remember the ladies” letter returns to Philly for the first time since she sent it to her husband in 1776, and composer Melissa Dunphy gives it new life. Gail O…

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George Street Playhouse presents Becky Mode’s ‘Fully Committed’ by Cameron Kelsall

Maulik Pancholy superbly embodies more than 40 characters in George Street Playhouse’s ‘Fully Committed,’ but Becky Mode’s restaurant comedy shows its age in uncomfortable ways. Came…

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Monday, March 29, 2021

‘Travel by Haiku’ by Marshall Deerfield by Helen Walsh

‘Travel by Haiku, volumes 6–10: Far Out on the Road with Friends’ offers free spirits a backseat in a collaborative road trip across the American West. Helen Walsh reviews.

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Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents Jason Vieaux and Clancy Newman by Linda Holt

PCMS presents classical guitarist Jason Vieaux and cellist Clancy Newman on a livestreamed program of mostly Latin American and Spanish classical works, with a surprising rock encore. Linda …

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

How many female composers does it take to change a narrative? by Meg Ryan

Women’s History Month is rife with content celebrating the achievements of women, and classical music is no exception. Meg Ryan is cranky about it.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

One year later: Philly theater artists open up about the first shutdown by Cameron Kelsall

A year after theaters around the country suspended in-person performances due to the pandemic, Cameron Kelsall speaks with Philadelphia theater artists about looking back and moving forward.

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‘Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning’ by Cathy Park Hong by Christina Anthony

Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong’s ‘Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning’ explores Asian American consciousness and tackles the truth about anti-Asian hate. Christina Anthony c…

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Monday, March 22, 2021

‘Pinball’ by Patrick Shields by Kirsten Bowen

In Patrick Shields’s debut autobiographical novel, ‘Pinball,’ set in the early 1990s, we follow a senior at a North Philadelphia boarding academy as he reckons with his past, present, …

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The Print Center presents its 95th Annual International Competition Exhibition by Pamela J.  Forsythe

The Print Center’s 95th Annual International Competition Exhibition showcases three artists out of hundreds of entrants, and, for the first time, presents the winning art digitally. Pamela…

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The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Mozart and Valerie Coleman by Cameron Kelsall

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s latest program brings together chamber-sized wind compositions by Mozart and Valerie Coleman. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Friday, March 19, 2021

‘I’m Not Holding Your Coat’ by Nancy Barile by Chelsea Spear

Since the pandemic has left us longing for live music, Nancy Barile’s new punk-scene memoir, ‘I’m Not Holding Your Coat,’ is an especially welcome window on a bygone musical era. Che…

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Arden Theatre Company presents Kash Goins’s ‘74 Seconds…To Judgment: A Radio Play’ by Kyle V.  Hiller

The Arden adapts its 2019 production of ‘74 Seconds… To Judgment’ into a provocative, meta radio play. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre