Kimmel Cultural Campus celebrates Mother’s Day social distance-style with “Kimmel’s Music for Mom”

Public invited to submit their mom to win a personalized, one-of-a-kind “Mom-inspired song” written and performed by Kimmel Residency artists and delivered via video for Mother’s Day The Kimmel Cultural Campus announces a Mother’s Day celebration – social distance-style in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Philadelphia is encouraged to share what makes their moms so special and three lucky moms will be selected to … Continue reading Kimmel Cultural Campus celebrates Mother’s Day social distance-style with “Kimmel’s Music for Mom”

Tony award-winning Hamilton star Daveed Diggs to appear live on Theatre Horizon’s #PoppaPank streaming program

Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC Tony and Grammy Award winning actor, rapper, and producer Daveed Diggs, who won critical acclaim in the original cast of the Broadway musical Hamilton for his dual roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, is making a special live guest appearance at Theatre Horizon’s weekly live show, #PoppaPank.  Diggs will appear alongside award-winning performers Jaylene Clark Owens … Continue reading Tony award-winning Hamilton star Daveed Diggs to appear live on Theatre Horizon’s #PoppaPank streaming program

The Philly POPS Releases Free Virtual Music Education Program

-Courtesy of the Philly POPS Today, The Philly POPS launched POPS in Schools@HOME- a free virtual music education programming for students and music lovers of all ages. This project continues the work of POPS in Schools that is normally presented throughout the school year at four elementary schools and 11 high schools. Each week, new videos, activities, and instructional content- in English and Spanish- will be posted online. All video content … Continue reading The Philly POPS Releases Free Virtual Music Education Program

The Business. The Best.

By Lou Pinto with contributions By Danny Vanore In the mid-nineties I had the pleasure of meeting Danny Vanore at the Iron Workers Union Health Fair. Danny hosted as the DJ and I performed as Bubbles Louie for the kids attending the fair. Danny is the grandson of Danny Cedrone, (best known for his work with Bill Haley & His Comets on their epochal “Rock … Continue reading The Business. The Best.

Music…The Chicken Soup of Quarantine

“Do You Like Good Music… Sweet Soul Music…” By Mark Casasanto  Feature photo courtesy of Jim Villare Self quarantine… Self Isolation… Social Distancing… Did I miss any? Here we are, smack dab in the middle of a pandemic. Whoever would have thought? Up until a couple months ago, “Corona” anything was associated with good times, laughs, fun and the sun. Here’s to good friends! Not! … Continue reading Music…The Chicken Soup of Quarantine

Special Encore Presentation of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” Starring John Legend – Easter Sunday, April 12 on NBC

NBC is proud to present an encore presentation of the critically acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning musical event, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. This exuberant concert staging of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic rock musical aired live on NBC in April of 2018. The cast includes John Legend as Jesus Christ, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, Alice Cooper as King Herod, Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Norm Lewis as … Continue reading Special Encore Presentation of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” Starring John Legend – Easter Sunday, April 12 on NBC

People’s Light Cancels Remainder of 2019/2020 Season and Begins Virtual Programs

(Malvern, PA) – People’s Light will cancel the remainder of its 2019/2020 Season in response to evolving public health concerns. In addition to the early closure of Shakespeare in Love, cancelled productions include Hold These Truths, a solo play inspired by the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi; Bayard Rustin: Inside Ashland, a world premiere commissioned and developed by People’s Light; Amy Herzog’s critically acclaimed contemporary drama Mary Jane; and Songs for Nobodies, a … Continue reading People’s Light Cancels Remainder of 2019/2020 Season and Begins Virtual Programs

The Wilma Theater Announces First Ever Online Fête Fundraiser, Featuring Martha Graham Cracker

  The Fête, a live streaming event, will benefit Wilma’s ongoing commitment to supporting HotHouse and Education artists. -Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations. Image by Plate 3 Photography The COVID-19 health pandemic has dramatically changed how arts organizations operate. The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia is no exception. Adapting to social distancing practices, the groundbreaking company is pleased to announce three innovative initiatives to connect … Continue reading The Wilma Theater Announces First Ever Online Fête Fundraiser, Featuring Martha Graham Cracker

Broadway’s Robi Hager (Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie) Brings His BASIC WITCHES Musical Online for Artist Fundraiser

-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations Broadway’s Robi Hager (Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie, How to Succeed…, Dr. Zhivago) is bringing his musical BASIC WITCHES to the digital screen for one night only…for a worthwhile cause! The campy drag-filled extravaganza, co-written by Hager and lyricist John Egan, will be streamed via Facebook Live starting at 8PM EST on Saturday, April 11.  Proceeds will benefit performers … Continue reading Broadway’s Robi Hager (Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie) Brings His BASIC WITCHES Musical Online for Artist Fundraiser

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…