From Broadway to Broad Street, the curtains will rise again! The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization announced the 2020/21 Broadway Philadelphia season…

THE KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS AND THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION PRESENT… 2020/21 BROADWAY PHILADELPHIA SEASON SHOWCASING LARGEST SUBSCRIPTION SEASON IN KIMMEL CENTER HISTORY! WITH 14 BLOCKBUSTER PRODUCTIONS AND A COMBINED 49 TONY AWARD® WINS, 2020/21 Season Highlights include FOUR Philadelphia premieres… From Broadway to Broad Street, the curtains will rise again! The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization announced the 2020/21 Broadway Philadelphia season today, reminding the … Continue reading From Broadway to Broad Street, the curtains will rise again! The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization announced the 2020/21 Broadway Philadelphia season…

Visit Popcorn Falls at Walnut Street Theatre through March 29th.

-Brenda Hillegas photo by Mark Garvin Take a trip up to the third floor of Walnut Street Theatre and enter the town of Popcorn Falls now through March 29th at Independence Studio on 3. This 2018 off-Broadway gem features two actors in over twenty roles as the residents of Popcorn Falls who scramble together to save their town. Luke Bradt and Dan Olmstead (seen earlier … Continue reading Visit Popcorn Falls at Walnut Street Theatre through March 29th.

Come see the best of “Abbey Road” performed as Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles comes to Merriam Theater March 13-15th

-Brenda Hillegas Feature photo by Richard Lovrich This show will be postponed until a later date. Please visit the Kimmel Center’s website for details and updates.  Just over 50 years ago, the Beatles released Abbey Road. We all know the words to songs like “Come Together”, “Here Comes the Sun”, “Octopus’s Garden” and so many more from this iconic album. Join the longest running Beatles … Continue reading Come see the best of “Abbey Road” performed as Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles comes to Merriam Theater March 13-15th

Philadelphia playwright Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters talks about the world premiere of “Esther Choi and the Fish That Drowned”, coming to Simpatico Theatre later this month.

-Brenda Hillegas This show will be postponed until a later date. Please visit Simpatico Theatre’s website for details and updates.  Esther Choi is an all American, overachieving Asian teenage girl. Nothing out of the ordinary really…except she has a ghost BFF. And her grandfather owns a haunted dry cleaner on Cheltenham Ave. This all seems funny, and it is…but Esther Choi and the Fish that … Continue reading Philadelphia playwright Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters talks about the world premiere of “Esther Choi and the Fish That Drowned”, coming to Simpatico Theatre later this month.

The Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney talks about his iconic Irish band and what’s in store for their Philadelphia stop next week.

-Brenda Hillegas Photo courtesy of the Kimmel Center Paddy Moloney, who founded The Chieftains in Dublin in 1962, calls his career a “long journey of music and friends” and rightfully so. The band has over 40 albums, countless collaborations with big name musician, six Grammys, credits on an Oscar-winning soundtrack, and are considered by many music experts as the group that brought traditional Irish music … Continue reading The Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney talks about his iconic Irish band and what’s in store for their Philadelphia stop next week.

Philadelphia native Phoenix Best returns as Éponine in Les Miserables at the Academy of Music 3/17-3/29.

-Brenda Hillegas This show will be postponed until a later date. Please visit the Kimmel Center’s website for details and updates.  Philadelphia’s loves Les Miserables! The acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s Tony Award-winning musical is back at the Academy of Music from March 17th to the 29th. When the musical was last here in 2018, it broke box office records during the … Continue reading Philadelphia native Phoenix Best returns as Éponine in Les Miserables at the Academy of Music 3/17-3/29.

Local playwright Douglas Williams talks about his latest creation, Ship, presented by Azuka Theatre through March 15th

Alison Ormsby (Caitlin) and Annie Fang (Nell) in Azuka Theatre’s production of Ship. Photo by Johanna Austin/AustinArt.org In Ship, written by Douglas Williams, we meet Nell. She’s just out of rehab and returns to her hometown of Mystic, CT where she has two goals in mind-  to track down her former classmate who tried and failed to grow the longest fingernails in the world, and to … Continue reading Local playwright Douglas Williams talks about his latest creation, Ship, presented by Azuka Theatre through March 15th

Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale: A must-see at Wilma Theatre

-Brenda Hillegas Photo by Joanna Austin If the weather was a bit nicer today, I’d have my windows opened and I’d be able to hear the sounds of construction a few blocks behind my house. There are new condos coming and they’re about three times the price I paid for my own house just a few years ago. And just steps away from a nearly … Continue reading Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale: A must-see at Wilma Theatre

Say “Hello” to Dolly at the Academy of Music through March 1st.

-Brenda Hillegas (feature photo by Julieta Cervantes) When I interviewed John Bolton (Hello, Dolly‘s Horace Vandergelder), he hoped that audiences would simply experience joy as they watch the production. And that’s exactly what you’ll feel. Joy. As Dolly Gallagher Levi walks elegantly down a red staircase in a stunning red dress you’ll truly feel the magic of theatre. This scene is the beginning of one … Continue reading Say “Hello” to Dolly at the Academy of Music through March 1st.

Everything is Wonderful, a Kilroys’ List honorable mention, is playing now through March 8th from the Philadelphia Theatre Company.

-Brenda Hillegas Photo of Blair Sams as Esther by Anthony Werhun Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 45th Anniversary season with Everything is Wonderful. This drama, set in Pennsylvania’s Amish Country, is about forgiveness and what happens when an Amish couple’s world is turned upside down after the deaths of their two sons. Family secrets are exposed and faith is tested. This not-to-be-missed play was an … Continue reading Everything is Wonderful, a Kilroys’ List honorable mention, is playing now through March 8th from the Philadelphia Theatre Company.