(photo by Richard Lovrich) This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of one of the most beloved Beatles albums of all time, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The members of RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, will celebrate this classic album by playing it all the way through, every single track, when they perform at the Academy of Music March 23 – 25. Along with … Continue reading Celebrate Beatlemania this Weekend with the 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper at the Academy of Music.
-Brenda Hillegas -Photos by Mark Garvin Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence on Studio 3 is a hidden gem a few floors up from the venue’s main performance space. The studio is often used for small, intimate performances and Keith Huff’s (Mad Men, House of Cards) 2009 Broadway show, A Steady Rain, might just be the most intimate (and intense) theatre experience you get. You meet Denny, a … Continue reading Up Close and Personal: A Steady Rain at Walnut Street Theatre
photo by Jeremy Daniel The ten time Tony-nominated Something Rotten! will make its Philadelphia debut on February 27th at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music. Set in the late 1500s, this hilarious musical tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, a pair of brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. Philadelphia actress Maggie Lakis, who plays the role of Bea, tells us that you don’t even have to be … Continue reading Philadelphia’s Maggie Lakis on her Role in Something Rotten! and her Favorite Local Spots.
by Marialena Rago photo by Joan Marcus A romantic musical comedy good enough to eat is the perfect gift for your Valentine (or Galentine)! Waitress, now at the Forrest Theatre, is a humorous, heartfelt tale based off of the 2007 movie starring Keri Russell and written and directed by the late Adrienne Shelly. Jenna (Desi Oakley), a pie-baking waitress, discover’s she is pregnant with her husband’s child. … Continue reading Waitress the Musical: The Sweetest Thing in Philly This Week
by Joei DeCarlo The Reading Terminal Market (RTM) located at 12th & Arch Streets in Center City has been a source of local goods and produce since 1893. The Market is located in a National Historic Landmark building and offers patrons a variety of items ranging from fresh fruit and produce to table linens, desserts, flowers, meats and fish. This nonprofit’s mission is to provide … Continue reading Celebrate Reading Terminal Market’s 125th Birthday with a Year-Long Lineup of Events!
International Superstar Returns to World Cafe Live on Valentine’s Day by Mark Casasanto Somewhere, back around eleven or twelve years ago, I was enjoying a rare night off with nothing on my agenda except a little peace and quiet. No wife, no kids, no work… just a single luxury… the remote control. Back then, that was as unheard of as a Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl … Continue reading Patrizio Buanne…To Philly with Love
-Marialena Rago photos by Mark Garvin The human condition is “the characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of human existence, such as birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, conflict, and mortality.” Though The Humans, now playing at the Walnut Street Theatre, is not called The Human Condition, it very well could be. The play, written by Stephen Karam, is the winner of 20 “Best … Continue reading Join the Blake Family for Thanksgiving Dinner: The Humans at Walnut Street Theatre
-Marialena Rago -Photo by Matthew Murphy Chances are you have heard the music or story of Les Misèrables at one point. This musical theater staple, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, premiered in Paris in 1980 and has been pleasing audiences on Broadway and through international tours ever since. With classic songs like “One Day More”, “Castle on a Cloud”, and many, many more, … Continue reading Don’t Miss Your Chance: Les Misèrables is at the Academy of Music until January 21st.
Would you and a guest like to attend this year’s Hair O’ The Dog? It’s considered the longest-running black-tie affair in the country and attracts not only local but national celebrities, athletes, and media personalities. Keep reading to find out how you can win a pair of tickets for the 24th annual Hair O’ The Dog on January 20th! This year’s event will be hosted … Continue reading Win a Pair of VIP Tickets to the 24th Annual Hair O’ the Dog!
-Brenda Hillegas (photo by Jeremy Daniel) Everyone knows Peter Pan. The lost boys. Wendy. Captain Hook. Tinkerbell. But do you know why those characters exist? Finding Neverland tells us the real-life story of author J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the Llewelyn Davies boys. Through playtime in London’s Kensington Gardens and encouraging make-believe games, the boys became the inspiration for Barrie’s most beloved tale, Peter Pan. Finding … Continue reading Don’t Stop Believing…in Finding Neverland!