Friday, March 31, 2023

Philly Theatre Week 2023: Jenna Kuerzi and Val Dunn’s Johnny Depp: A Retrospective on Late-Stage Capitalism by Cameron Kelsall

After performances running from Philly to the UK and back, Jenna Kuerzi retires her irreverent and enlightening solo show Johnny Depp: A Retrospective on Late-Stage Capitalism. Cameron Kelsa…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:53PM
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, March 30-April 5, 2023 by Kyle V. Hiller

The Miniball Festival returns, pay no worship sees its world premiere with InterAct, Broadway sensation Into the Woods comes to Philly, and an exhibit celebrating 300 years of women in scien…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:39PM

BSR Classical Music Interludes, April 2023 by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder previews classical music happening in the first half of April in the Greater Philadelphia area.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:35PM

The BSR April 2023 repertory movie roundup by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver previews film screenings and events for April in the Greater Philadelphia area, including a visit from Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly, a Toshiro Mifune retrospective, and…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:29PM

Exploring the nature of Philly with Mike Weilbacher’s Wild Philly by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Mike Weilbacher details the amazing nature in and around the city in Wild Philly. Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:07PM

Bringing Verdi’s La Traviata to life at Opera Delaware by Dara McBride

Opera Delaware and Opera Baltimore team up to bring La Traviata to the stage in North Wilmington, using a bit of crafty magic. Dara McBride previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:59PM
Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Do we need a child’s humanity to see unhoused people? by Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman remembers her daughter’s childhood in a home that was open to others who needed it. But eventually, the little girl asks: who is that person on the street?

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:26PM

Penn Live Arts presents The Crossing and PRISM Quartet by Cameron Kelsall

The Crossing joined with PRISM Quartet to present the world premiere of Martin Bresnick’s austere, literary Self-Portraits 1964, Unfinished. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:32AM
Monday, March 27, 2023

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Cabaret by Stephen Silver

Cabaret has deep roots and a long life beyond its 1966 Broadway premiere, and a new production at Bristol Riverside Theatre honors the original creators’ intentions. Stephen Silver reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:48PM
Friday, March 24, 2023

The Kimmel Cultural Campus and the Shubert Organization present SIX the Musical by Alaina Johns

The new Tudor sensation is finally in Philly, as the national tour of SIX lands at the Academy of Music. Is it “a women’s show”? And what does that really mean? Alaina Johns reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:54PM

The BSR Podcast: Season 7, episode 4: Philly Theatre Week 2023 by Darnelle Radford

Did you know Philly Theatre Week 2023 actually runs for 11 days (and some shows go even beyond that)? Plus it's pay what you can! BSR podcaster Darnelle Radford gets into it with Katherine C…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:15AM
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, March 23-29, 2023 by Kyle V. Hiller

Music, poetry, films, and even a joint artist exhibition set up a robust week in Philly. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:30PM

Philadelphia Dance Projects’ Dance Up Close continues by Eileen B. Fisher

Philadelphia Dance Projects’ Dance Up Close series continues through early April, offering unique perspectives in its performances. Eileen B. Fisher previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:22PM

Bringing Florence Price’s lost music to the stage with Nicole Jordan by Jon Caroulis

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s principal librarian Nicole Jordan talks Florence Price, a Black woman composer whose work fell into obscurity. Jon Caroulis profiles.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:17PM
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Before international artists can hit the Philly stage, they face US immigration by Camille Bacon-Smith

Philly loves bringing international artists to our cultural scene. But whether they come from Brazil or China, England or Nigeria, they face a gauntlet of challenges from US immigration law.…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:17PM

Curio Theatre Company presents Tim Crouch & Spymonkey’s The Complete Deaths by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Three years into the coronavirus pandemic, Curio Theatre Company’s production of The Complete Deaths shows us that sometimes death can be a laughing matter. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:26PM

Twelve Gates Arts presents Numb Images by Emily Schilling

Three artists with roots in Pakistan, the Philippines, and Iran offer reality checks on the stories we’re told in a powerful mixed-media exhibition at Twelve Gates Arts in Old City. Emily …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:32PM
Monday, March 20, 2023

ICA Philadelphia presents Carolyn Lazard’s Long Take by Hanae Mason

Carolyn Lazard examines accessibility, care, and interdependence, with an interdisciplinary installation at ICA that de-emphasizes sight in favor of many other senses. Hanae Mason reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:26PM

Brandywine River Museum of Art presents Andrew Wyeth: Home Places by Gail Obenreder

This new exhibition studies the way Andrew Wyeth saw his favorite buildings, honoring the artist’s abstract work, as well as the better-known representational. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:48PM
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, March 16-22, 2023 by Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week, with events from Opera Philadelphia, Ritz Theatre Company, Uptown!, Asian Arts Initiative, and more.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:06PM

BSR Classical Music Interludes, March 2023, part 2 by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder previews more of the classical music offerings in and around the city in March.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:01PM

The Philadelphia Ballet presents Dancing with Gershwin by Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith previews the upcoming triple bill from Philadelphia Ballet, featuring three ballets from the late choreographer George Balanchine.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:54AM

Passion at the piano with Kairy Koshoeva by Linda Holt

Linda Holt profiles Kairy Koshoeva, an award-winning pianist who hails from Kyrgyzstan, as she prepares for a recital this week in Philadelphia.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:47AM

Rosine 2.0 In Practice: a love letter to Philly’s organizers by Olivia J. B. Baxter

Rosine 2.0 is a community-driven art project that invites grassroots organizers to explore and engage in collective practices of harm reduction and healing in Philadelphia. Olivia J. B. Baxt…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:40AM
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

UPenn’s Arthur Ross Gallery presents At the Source: A Courbet Landscape Rediscovered by Emily Schilling

A painting by Gustave Courbet, a fascinating 19th-century French artist, was lost in a Philly basement for decades. Now it gets its due at Arthur Ross Gallery. Emily B. Schilling reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:16PM

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers presents KyLin’s Garden by Melissa Strong

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers celebrated its 25th anniversary with two world premieres by company artists, and four reimagined works by the founder, linking past, present, and future. Melissa Strong …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:36PM
Monday, March 13, 2023

As a young trans woman, I honor my inner child by being true to myself today by Joan Rittberg

Joan Rittberg grew up as a boy, but from the time she was a teenager, she knew something wasn’t right. Now, instead of wishing she had transitioned earlier, she focuses on loving the woman…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:48PM

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents House of Photographs by Pamela J. Forsythe

House of Photographs is a visual treasure that wraps visitors in the collectors' point of view, ranging from a microscope to a Brooklyn sidewalk, from French gardens to Chinese arbors to out…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:14PM
Friday, March 10, 2023

Irish Heritage Theatre presents Brian Friel’s The Bear and Afterplay by Cameron Kelsall

Brian Friel tackles the Russian master in The Bear and Afterplay, the latest double bill from Irish Heritage Theatre. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:18PM
Wednesday, March 8, 2023

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, March 9-15, 2023 by Kyle V. Hiller

Music from Black Violin and TAK Ensemble, celebrate Women’s History Month with CultureFest! and Lost Light Luv, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:31PM

Penn Live Arts presents Legacy on Broad by Melissa Strong

Legacy on Broad, the east coast’s premier Bollywood-fusion dance competition, brings collegiate South Asian dance teams from across the country to Philadelphia to compete while celebrating…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:24PM

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