Feature Image: Jonathan Bangs and Lindsay Smiling. All photos by Paola Nogueras A bare bones set of a few couches, desks, glasses of wine, books. This is all that’s needed to tell the stories of Stokes and Riley, Griffin and Tami, Natalie and G.K.; and their various interactions. How to Catch Creation, written by Christina Anderson and directed by Nataki Garrett is simply fascinating. The play follows … Continue reading How to Catch Creation is a Unique Story About Finding What Makes You Shine and How We’re All Connected
photos by Jeff Fusco for AIDS Fund On March 23rd, the 20th Annual Black-Tie GayBINGO raised funds for HIV/AIDS emergency services and awareness efforts in the region. The AIDS Fund event featured bingo with drag queens, cocktails, dinner, entertainment and three special awards. The Favorite Straight Person of the Year award went to Gershman Y Maintenance Supervisor Keith Jenkins. The Founders’ Award was presented to Stephen P. Carlino and Dennis R. Fee, owners of … Continue reading The AIDS Fund’s 20th Annual Black-Tie GayBINGO Recap
Photo: Austin Nedrow in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Walnut Street Theatre. Photo courtesy of Walnut Street Theatre. A dead dog, a small town outside of London, some suspicious neighbors, a mystery, a secret, a journey. These elements make up the story of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, playing at the Walnut Street Theatre until April … Continue reading Step Inside the Mind of Christopher Boone in the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
PHOTO: Emily Bautista as “Kim” and Anthony Festa as “Chris” in the North American tour of Miss Saigon singing “Last Night of the World”. Photo by Matthew Murphy. Miss Saigon is one of the most successful shows in musical theatre history. The story was first brought to life in London, in 1989. Composer Claude-Michel Schönberg was inspired to write the show after seeing a photo of a Vietnamese … Continue reading Miss Saigon Comes to Life at the Kimmel Center until March 31st.
I’ve been talking up the Screaming Orphans a lot recently. But, it’s hard to describe these four sisters from Ireland without just bringing someone to the nearest Irish festival to see them live. This Friday’s release, Life in a Carnival, is album number 14 for the band. It was recorded in London with producer John Reynolds (Sinead O’Connor, Damien Dempsey, Brian Eno, Robert Plant, David … Continue reading The Screaming Orphans’ “Life in a Carnival” Will Pull You Out of the Winter Blues
Katharine Hepburn is a household name. She was a queen of film and stage (despite being labeled as “box office poison” at one point). She also received four Academy Awards for Best Actress- a record that will be hard to beat- for Morning Glory, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter, and On Golden Pond. We’ve all seen at least one of her … Continue reading Get to Know Katharine Hepburn at Walnut Street Theatre
Feature photo: The Company of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, photo by Carol Rosegg A Pulitzer Prize winner. A 20th anniversary tour. A SOLD OUT run in Philadelphia. This is RENT. It’s no surprise that Jonathan Larson’s RENT once won the Tony award for best musical. It’s also no surprise that this show, about a group of young friends living with HIV/AIDS, received so many other … Continue reading This Year’s ‘RENT’- Broadway’s Bittersweet Rock Musical is SOLD OUT in Philadelphia
Photo: Tyler Eisenreich, Kaitlyn Mayse and Gage Martin in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. By Carol Rosegg Fairy tales. We hear them often. We read them to our children. They were read to us as children. But very rarely do we get the opportunity to see them unfold before our eyes. The Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella you’ll see on stage at the Kimmel Center has a very … Continue reading Spend the Weekend with Cinderella at the Academy of Music
A simple (on the surface) story of an Italian war bride and a stranger she meets while her family is out of town doesn’t seem too exhilarating. It certainly doesn’t seem like something worth turning into a musical. But The Bridges of Madison County is far from mundane. It’s breathtaking. It’s thought-provoking. It’s at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre until March 3rd and you should go … Continue reading The Bridges of Madison County is a Must-See Musical from the Philadelphia Theatre Company
It’s not very often that I come home and immediately write about what I just saw. Usually I sleep on it, gather my thoughts and a few cups of coffee, and then say what I have to say. Totally not true this time…dude. Listen, it’s cold outside. The best thing for you to do this weekend is head to the Kimmel Center and see the … Continue reading Go Back to the ’80s This Weekend with the Philly POPS!