In a Philly theater season marked by plays involving women, Curio Theatre Company gives us a classic in the genre by Beth Henley.
"When you walk around and hear the music and see the dancers, you are reminded of why you do what you do and work so hard."
The Philadelphia Orchestra and Symphonic Choir didn't quite have their arms around Haydn's "The Seasons," a major oratorio that was given its first full performance by the orchestra. But the vocal soloists were wonderful.
"Annie," through Jan. 7 at the Walnut Theatre, has been a perennial favorite since its debut on Broadway in 1977 - but the Walnut production is slow and awkward.
The exhibition will include works from public institutions and private collections around the world.
Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart, who met at Princeton University in 1930, had a bromance that lasted 50 years. Both projected integrity and perseverance on stage and screen and off. Where Fonda was tightly wound, Stewart was more relaxed. They made a handfu
Most viewers of the new Kenneth Branagh film version of Murder on the Orient Express will already know "who done it," as well as how and why. Still, at least a few people, mainly young, will be encountering this genre classic for the first time, and old Agatha Christie fans, such as myself...
The phrase that serves as the title of Hayden Saunier's latest collection occurs in "Dear T, Who Overdosed." It tells of a "bone dry slice of bread / I find deep in the pocket of my good wool coat / as I walk into church for a wedding."
New This Week Finding Neverland (Academy of Music). The musical back story to the creation of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. Tuesday through next Sunday.
The Rodin Museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway hosts a ceremony Friday morning honoring its namesake French artist, who died 100 years ago to the day. In other Rodin news, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is now displaying the Rodin bust of Napoleon that recently turned up in a New Jersey town hall...
Ailyn Pérez is now starring as Thais at the Metropolitan Opera. Philly saw that coming: Even before her graduation from the Academy of Vocal Arts, Pérez was drawing adoration.
Anselm Kiefer and Auguste Rodin, featured at the Barnes Foundation in a joint exhibition, find common ground across the centuries in the great medieval cathedrals. The exciting show opens Friday and runs through March 12.
"Every Brilliant Thing" is playing at the Arden Theatre Company through Dec. 10. Scott Greer turns a one-man show into a cast of 80 in the brand-new "Bob and Selma" stage. This is an audience-participation heartbreaker, about what makes life worth living, what the brilliant things in life really are...