Experience the magic of CATS as it returns to Philadelphia after twenty years!

-feature photo by Matthew Murphy 1999. That’s the last time our city hosted CATS, a musical from Broadway legends Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh, and based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. The classic show is one of Broadway’s biggest hits and forth-longest running production (opening in 1982, closing in 2000 with a revival in 2016) to date. It won seven Tony … Continue reading Experience the magic of CATS as it returns to Philadelphia after twenty years!

Hello! Have you heard about The Book of Mormon?

photo by Julieta Cervante What’s the most offensive thing you can think of? Does it involve sex? Race? A life threatening disease? Countless F-bombs? Religion? All of the above? Great! If you missed The Book of Mormon last time the show was in Philly, you’re in luck! It’s back- now until June 9th at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music. This 2011 Tony Award winner for … Continue reading Hello! Have you heard about The Book of Mormon?

More than 50 FREE, Family-Friendly Events Announced for the 2019 Wawa Welcome America Festival (6/29-7/4)

Press release courtesy of Phila.gov. Photos courtesy of Tony Webb, Office of the City of Representatives  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Philadelphia, Pa. (May 16, 2019) – Welcome America, Inc. and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney today announced more than 50 free events that will create the six-day Wawa Welcome America festival. Taking place from Saturday, June 29 through Thursday, July 4, the 2019 festival will encompass free, multicultural and multigenerational, patriotic … Continue reading More than 50 FREE, Family-Friendly Events Announced for the 2019 Wawa Welcome America Festival (6/29-7/4)

PRH Interviews Buck County’s Jordan Ross- Co-Creator of Cruel Intentions the Musical

-Brenda Hillegas (cast photo by Jenny Anderson) Cruel Intentions was released in theatres on March 5th, 1999. Cast members Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Sarah Michelle Gellar (just as hot now as they were then) were stuck to my bedroom wall during my high school years as they graced the Cruel Intentions poster hanging above my bed. Twenty years later, the movie is still a … Continue reading PRH Interviews Buck County’s Jordan Ross- Co-Creator of Cruel Intentions the Musical

The Exciting Story of Anastasia is at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music This Week

Feature photo: Lila Coogan (Anya), Stephen Brower (Dmitry) and the company of the National Tour of ANASTASIA. Photo by Evan Zimmerman, MurphyMade.   Adventure, romance, beautiful music, breathtaking snow-inspired costumes. Anastasia has it all. If you haven’t seen a musical in Philadelphia yet this season, take a journey to 1920s Russia and Paris by way of the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music. Anastasia will be … Continue reading The Exciting Story of Anastasia is at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music This Week

Stephen Brower Talks About His Role as Dmitry in ANASTASIA at the Academy of Music 4/9-4/14

Lila Coogan (Anya) and Stephen Brower (Dmitry) in the National Tour of ANASTASIA. Photo by Evan Zimmerman   This week, the iconic tale of ANASTASIA makes its Philadelphia premiere! You’ll be transported to Paris, 1920s as the young Anya sets out to discover the mystery of her past and tries to outsmart the Soviet officer who wants to silence her! With the help of a conman … Continue reading Stephen Brower Talks About His Role as Dmitry in ANASTASIA at the Academy of Music 4/9-4/14

Tour Publicist Laura Wheeler Talks About PAW Patrol Live at the Kimmel Center and Her Philly Roots

PAW Patrol LIVE! is coming to the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music from April 5th to the 7th. This puppy-filled adventure takes place on race day! Audiences join the PAW Patrol crew as Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger are about to compete. But Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found! Ryder calls on his friends Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma, and … Continue reading Tour Publicist Laura Wheeler Talks About PAW Patrol Live at the Kimmel Center and Her Philly Roots

Miss Saigon Comes to Life at the Kimmel Center until March 31st.

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.

Actor Red Concepcion Talks About Bringing the Role of the Engineer to Life in Miss Saigon

Last week, I called Red Concepcion. He’s the actor currently portraying the Engineer in Miss Saigon’s US tour. After speaking to him, I’m not sure who is more pumped up about the show’s Philadelphia stop- me or Red! With almost two weeks here, March 19th to the 31st, Red is excited that Miss Saigon is making longer than usual visits to each town, giving him … Continue reading Actor Red Concepcion Talks About Bringing the Role of the Engineer to Life in Miss Saigon

This Year’s ‘RENT’- Broadway’s Bittersweet Rock Musical is SOLD OUT in Philadelphia

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