Friday, July 31, 2015
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The big Shakespeare pilgrimage of the summer would seem to be to the Druid Theatre Company's marathon performances of Shakespeare's "second tetralogy," a saga of English monarchs and wars from Richard II to Henry V imported from Ireland to the Lincoln Center Festival.
At one point in Shakespeare's play The Winter's Tale, the royal adviser Camillo remarks that " 'Tis safer to avoid what's grown...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out...
Radio and TV talker Michael Smerconish is suing a Main Line art gallery for allegedly selling him a phony signed photo of British Prime...
Theater Professional/semi-professional Defending the Caveman One-man comedy performance that examines the battle of the sexes. Closes...
Everybody appreciates a few days at the Jersey Shore. Especially the Clown Princes of Basketball. The Harlem Globetrotters finish up...
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. Tue.-Fri....
With witches, temptresses, and all manner of homicidal activity, Center City Opera Theater's first season under its resurrection moniker...
Czech pianist Ivan Moravec, 84, died Monday in a Prague hospital after having been treated for pneumonia for several weeks, his New...
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm.
With witches, temptresses, and all manner of homicidal activity, Center City Opera Theater's first season under its resurrection moniker Vulcan Lyric would seem to be operatic business as usual.
Czech pianist Ivan Moravec, 84, died Monday in a Prague hospital after having been treated for pneumonia for several weeks, his New York agent said.
New This Week Heathers (Vulcan Lyric at the Prince). Mean girls, the musical! Opens Friday. The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (Cape May Playhouse). In Jane Wagner's brilliant one-woman show (Lily Tomlin originated), Trudy the Bag Lady does her best to bring a committee of aliens up to speed on late-20th-century life. Preview Wednesday, opens Thursday.
New This Week Heathers (Vulcan Lyric at the Prince). Mean girls, the musical! Opens Friday. The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (Cape May Playhouse). In Jane Wagner's brilliant one-woman show (Lily Tomlin originated), Trudy the Bag Lady does her best to bring a committee of aliens up to speed on late-20th-century life. Preview Wednesday, opens Thursday.
In the more populist realm of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Orchestra got back to its core purpose - playing an all-Beethoven concert, as opposed to accompanying a Lord of the Rings movie. The combination of good weather and a Saturday night slot (usually, it's week nights) showed how true classical concerts, even ones without cannons and fireworks, do what skeptics suspect isn't possible.
The photographer George Tice has a long-running romance with his home state of New Jersey. It shines through in his large platinum prints of ordinary small-town fixtures: a movie theater, a White Tower hamburger joint, the well-stocked shelves of an old-f
Sunday Old friends Best known for his role in the sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, Keir Dullea has had a long and distinguished stage career. He stars with
An Evening in the Theater ... Patti LuPone made headlines a few weeks ago by confiscating an audience member's cellphone during a Lincoln Center show. Now, Lambertville, N.J., composer Robert Maggio and lyricist Matthew Hardy are on YouTube with "An
With a certainty that's rare anywhere, much less on Broadway, Al Hirschfeld's drawings accompanied the opening of most major New York shows for a showbiz eternity - the 1920s to his 2003 death at age 99 - drawing viewers into that world with a veracity photographs rarely touch.
In 1796, when Thomas Jefferson was vice president of the United States, he received a shipment of "certain bones" found in a cave in Virginia.
The Mural Arts Program unveiled the second work in its "Open Source" series Thursday, by the French artist JR. The piece is the first in a new series and focuses on immigration, a recurring theme in JR's work. Titled Migrants, Ibrahim, Mingora-Philadelphia, it depicts a Pakistani immigrant who works at a Center City food truck. Mingora is Ibrahim's hometown in Pakistan.
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm.
Theater Professional/semi-professional Defending the Caveman One-man comedy performance that examines the battle of the sexes. Closes 8/30. Independence Seaport Museum - Penn's Landing Playhouse, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.; 855-448-7469 (HIT SHOW). www.cavemania.com. $45-$65.
WILMINGTON - Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew has engendered much controversy for its alleged abusiveness, misogyny, and insistence on patriarchally enforced gender roles in marriage.
By the end of Stella and Lou, the excellent Bruce Graham play that opened over the weekend at People's Light & Theatre Company in Malvern, you're relieved that this love-amid-the-ruins play, about middle-aged people getting a second chance at life, was premiered with respectable success in Chicago.
Like most of the artists it covered, Metronome magazine is long-gone. The periodical was published from 1881 to 1961, and during its mid-20th-century heyday it was a bible of the jazz world.
The personality of the screen composer is often a baffling mystery.
A wide range of styles typifies the annual Come Together Festival, opening Wednesday at Suzanne Roberts Theatre.