Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Inquirer Daily News
NEW YORK (AP) - Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time.
NEW YORK - Have so many important people ever come so far for only 17 minutes of music? The Philadelphia Orchestra traveled two hours to the United Nations world headquarters here, where the 69th session of the General Assembly broke for a gala dinner Monday that featured orchestra members and the Philadelphia Singers Chorale performing Ode to Humanity by Chinese composer Wang Ning.
'Who is it that can tell me who I am?" So asks the aged monarch early on in Shakespeare's King Lear.
Times are tough, right? That's one of the few reasons I can imagine for the spreading revival of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, which opened this week both at Delaware Theatre Company and on Broadway.
In After the Summer Sun, Ballet Fleming takes a smart step forward. For its second Fringe show, Christopher Fleming's fledgling company follows other young ensembles by hiring established choreographers to augment repertoire and grow audience.
 
'In the Pony Palace/Football': These girls got game
No Philadelphia actress is busier than Mary Martello - or less recognizable from role to role. Maybe she'll be a femme fatale singing "The Saga of Jenny." Or a grizzled Irish mom in The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Her current role in Walnut Street Theatre's 9 to 5 surprised even her: When first offered the part of Roz Keith, she was sure she wasn't right. Now, it's a perfect fit.
 
Philly artists debut pop culture driven installation at ICA
"Art saves lives" is the staple statement, and Executive Director Jane Golden’s personal mantra, that has backed years of progress, expansion, and funding for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.