Thursday, June 30, 2022

Penn’s Ross Gallery presents From Studio to Doorstep: Associated American Artists Prints 1934-2000 by Pamela J. Forsythe

This new exhibition of diverse and notable 19th-century prints explores an important corner of American art, when a Depression-era brainstorm made buying fine art accessible to the people. P…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:26PM
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Weekly Roundup, June 29-July 5 by Kyle V. Hiller

Esperanza Arts Center, Quintessence, Three Aksha, Glen Foerd, and more represent a diverse set of communities and cultures this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:17PM

The BSR Podcast: RestART with BSR, episode 2, Da Vinci Art Alliance by Darnelle Radford

BSR is excited to team with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's RestART Initiative on this special podcast episode about the Da Vinci Art Alliance.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:28AM
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

thrum by Jon Chaiim McConnell by Nick Joseph

The debut work from the Delaware-based author takes on climate change with interweaving dystopian but contemporary stories. Nick Joseph reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:24PM

Why I joined a Pride march with the church I avoided for almost 20 years by Alaina Johns

As an atheist and a divorced woman who supports gender justice, Alaina Johns definitely doesn’t belong in the church that raised her. But when the church’s more inclusive community membe…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:05PM

The Print Center presents A Brand New End: Survival and Its Pictures by Pamela J. Forsythe

With A Brand New End: Survival and its Pictures, The Print Center takes a deep dive into a visual archive of how domestic abuse survivors and advocates support each other and work for change…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:59PM

On Independence Day 2022, is our democracy failing? Not if we listen to our children. by Sarakay Smullens

SaraKay Smullens knows a thing or two about adolescence: she’s a social worker, a family therapist, and a mother. Things in the US seem pretty bleak, but she argues that this is our adoles…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:54AM
Monday, June 27, 2022

Little Rabbit, by Alyssa Songsiridej by Kirsten Bowen

Intimacy, identity, and class complicate the relationships of the artists at the center of Little Rabbit, a novel by Philadelphia writer Alyssa Songsiridej. Kirsten Bowen reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:59PM

Anne-Marie Mulgrew & Dancers Company presents Beautiful Chaos by Melissa Strong

AMM & DCO explores the beauty, hope, and connection that can emerge from chaos in its Home Season Concert Project 35, featuring the premiere of the full-length work Beautiful Chaos. Meli…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:44PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents Dawoud Bey and Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America by Gail Obenreder

Two exhibitions at the Brandywine River Museum of Art demonstrate bold curatorial vision, with Dawoud Bey: Night Coming Tenderly, Black and Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist i…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:17PM
Monday, June 20, 2022

EgoPo Classic Theater presents Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class by Cameron Kelsall

EgoPo Classic Theater finally concludes its survey of Sam Shepard with his brutal, bitingly funny Curse of the Starving Class. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:47PM

InterAct Theatre Company presents Hilary Bettis’s 72 Miles to Go… by Kirsten Bowen

This moving drama follows a Tucson family over the years as they live without their mother, who has been deported to Mexico. Kirsten Bowen reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:42AM

Brian Koulman Dance presents its Summer 2022 Show by Melissa Strong

Bryan Koulman Dance Company marks its return to the stage with several works from its repertory and a world premiere performed by artists from the Philadelphia Ballet and PHILADANCO!. Meliss…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:40AM
Friday, June 17, 2022

Tiny Dynamite presents The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged by Alaina Johns

Tiny Dynamite distills six of the English language’s best-loved novels—and then some—into this fun, fleet, and heartfelt tribute to Jane Austen. Alaina Johns reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:59PM
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Weekly Roundup, June 15-22 by Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller rounds up Juneteenth events in Philadelphia, featuring offerings from Sistahs Laying Down Hands, Uhuru, the MoAR, AAMP, and many more.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:51PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The BSR Podcast: RestART with BSR, episode 1, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture by Darnelle Radford

BSR is excited to team with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's RestART Initiative with this special podcast episode on Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:23PM

Kings of B’more by R. Eric Thomas by Kyle V. Hiller

R. Eric Thomas’s debut young-adult novel Kings of B’more is a witty, adventurous nod to Ferris Bueller that hits close to home, but may be hindered by its own genre tropes. Kyle V. Hille…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:51PM

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

When home leaves you: a Father’s Day foray into holding on and letting go by Anndee Hochman

When Anndee Hochman’s parents moved to the Philly suburbs in 1965, it was a compromise. Almost 60 years later, the house holds a departed father’s heart. It’s time to say goodbye again.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:49PM

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe’s Every Brilliant Thing by Wendy Rosenfield

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s participatory production of Every Brilliant Thing has a message we need, from Center Valley all the way to Capitol Hill. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:24AM
Monday, June 13, 2022

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Pearl Cleage’s Flyin’ West by Josh Herren

Quintessences’s Reclamation Repertory continues with Pearl Cleage’s Flyin’ West, a deeply relevant play for our ongoing conversations about redlining, gentrification, and reparations. …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:51PM

1812 Productions presents Bi Jean Ngo’s In Search of the Kitchen Gods by Josh Herren

Philly creator/performer Bi Jean Ngo’s world-premiere In Search of the Kitchen Gods is an inviting, interdisciplinary exploration of her Vietnamese heritage. Josh Herren reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:13PM
Friday, June 10, 2022

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Alexandre Dumas fils’s Camille by Cameron Kelsall

Despite a stylish physical production, Quintessence Theatre’s Camille lacks the passion of traditional melodrama and the perspective needed for a contemporary reinvention. Cameron Kelsall …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:14PM

Lantern Theater Company presents Lynn Nottage’s Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Lynn Nottage’s modern classic is a funny, fourth-wall-breaking work of art under the direction of Amina Robinson for Lantern Theater Company. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:29PM
Thursday, June 9, 2022

Arden Theatre Company presents Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods by Cameron Kelsall

The Arden takes another trip Into the Woods, with delightful and poignant results. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:03PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The Weekly Roundup, June 8-15 by Kyle V. Hiller

Getting in touch with West Park Arts Fest, ODUNDE, the Rail Park Block Party, and more this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:34PM

Celebrating 45 years of the Philadelphia ODUNDE Festival by Crystal Sparrow

Crystal Sparrow speaks about the legacy of the ODUNDE Festival with Oshunbumi "Bumi" Fernandez-West as they celebrate its 45th anniversary.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:20PM

Dancing up close with Tommie-Waheed Evans and softly, as I leave you by Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong previews Philadelphia Dance Projects' and Tommie-Waheed Evans's softly, as I leave you.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:52PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents Gershwin and Rachmaninoff by Gail Obenreder

A program of iconic works by Gershwin and Rachmaninoff, originally intended as the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s season opener, made a smashing conclusion instead. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:22PM

The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir present Beethoven’s Ninth by Linda Holt

The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir, and soloists Angel Blue, Mihoko Fujimura, Limmie Pulliam, and Ryan Speedo Green perform Beethoven for Americans. (Photo by Je…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:27AM

Koresh Dance Company presents Muse by Camille Bacon-Smith

Muse, Koresh Dance Company’s latest premiere, celebrated longtime dancer and assistant artistic director Melissa Rector, but its themes might leave the audience reflecting on their own rel…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:58AM