Berlin-based Katharina Grosse is the latest artist to work with the wonderful folks at Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program and she’s about to make your train ride a lot more colorful.
Yo, Paulie, I hope this don't sound crazy or nothing, but I think I feel a song coming on. In the strangest pop crossover since Jerry Springer: The Opera, Rocky, the saga of the stumblebum boxer from Philadelphia, will open this week on the Great White Way. As a musical.
There's no doubt Jacqueline Goldfinger's authorial voice rings loud and clear through her tales of Southern misfits. Skin and Bone, the second pitch-black comedy in her planned trilogy about the residents, transients, and dear departed of Transfer, Fla., and a world premiere by Azuka Theatre, brings back some of the sound and fury of Part 1, the terrible girls. But to paraphrase another Southern writer, this time, it signifies less.
It's a love letter to her hometown of Cádiz, Spain. As a highlight of the 2014 Philadelphia Flamenco Festival, Rosario Toledo presented Vengo (Coming Back) Sunday night in the Forum space at WHYY's building on Independence Mall.
'Abandon all hope, ye who enter here." Dante's words, hung over the gate of Hell, could serve as a warning to theatergoers approaching Hinckley, Ginger Dayle's engrossing new work, now being premiered by New City Stage Company at the Adrienne.
So extreme are the four string quartets of experimental Greek composer Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) that can't enter their tactile world until experiencing them live.
No matter that Tempesta di Mare has been giving enterprising concerts at venues as prestigious as New York's Frick Collection and making good recordings for the Chandos label. For its debut at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on Saturday, the Philadelphia baroque orchestra hatched a red-letter-day program that at times took the group too far from its comfort zone.
A life-sized animatronic Abe Lincoln is among the historical figures and tableau scenes from a Gettysburg wax museum set to hit the auction block just months after the town celebrated the 150th anniversary of his "Gettysburg Address."