Monday, August 1, 2022

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents August Wilson’s Fences by Josh Herren

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s Fences has been waiting in the wings since 2020. Josh Herren reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:25PM
Friday, July 29, 2022

The BSR Podcast: RestART with BSR, episode 5, Intercultural Journeys by Darnelle Radford

BSR is excited to team with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's RestART Initiative on this special podcast episode about Intercultural Journeys.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:43PM
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Shakespeare in Clark Park presents The Taming! by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

For its 16th production, Shakespeare in Clark Park presents one of Shakespeare’s most problematic plays…and a refreshing antidote. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:29PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The Weekly Roundup, July 27-August 2 by Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller rounds up offerings from Da Vinci Art Alliance, ConsenSIS, Shakespeare in Clark Park, Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Weitzman.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:54PM

Maori Karmel Holmes talks the 11th annual BlackStar Film Festival by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver spoke with BlackStar's founder, artistic director, and CEO Maori Karmel Holmes about this year's film festival.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:11PM

Remembering home, history, and culture with Brandon Leung and Baisun by Dara McBride

Baisun Candle Company founder Brandon Leung finds inspiration in trips to Philadelphia’s H Mart and memories of Hong Kong summers. Dara McBride profiles.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:59PM

The 2022 Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival by Melissa Strong

The 2022 Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival focuses on mental health with seven new plays by local playwrights, a wellness fair, and a works-in-progress presentation addressing parentin…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:42PM
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Delaware Are Museum presents In Conversation: Will Wilson by Gail Obenreder

An important new exhibition of portraits by Diné photographer Will Wilson at the Delaware Art Museum is both strongly historic and strikingly contemporary. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:41PM

School reunions in a pandemic make us wonder what could have been, but are we looking in the wrong direction? by Michelle Chikaonda

A pair of school reunions this year, plus emerging from the shutdowns of the pandemic, restarted Michelle Chikaonda’s habit of wondering who she would be in an alternate universe. But this…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:44AM
Monday, July 25, 2022

Why a trip to Kentucky’s Creation Museum makes me worry about Pennsylvania’s future by Rob Laymon

Nowadays, Kentucky’s Creation Museum is starting to feel awfully familiar to the Christian battleground looming in Pennsylvania, thanks to far-right politicians like Doug Mastriano. Rob La…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:06PM

These Are a Few of My Least Favorite Things, by Shannon Frost Greenstein by C.m. Crockford

Philadelphia writer Shannon Frost Greenstein’s new poetry collection, These Are a Few of My Least Favorite Things, chronicles a 21st-century life in which terror is part of daily existence…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:28PM

Exploring Philly Nature: A Guide for All Seasons, by Bernard S. Brown by Pamela J. Forsythe

Philadelphians don’t have to leave the city—even its most urban corners—to enjoy a wealth of wildlife. Exploring Philly Nature, a new book by Bernard S. Brown, is an accessible and eye…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:27PM
Friday, July 22, 2022

The BSR Podcast: RestART with BSR, episode 4, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers by Darnelle Radford

BSR is excited to team with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's RestART Initiative on this special podcast episode about Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:49PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

The Weekly Roundup, July 20-26 by Kyle V. Hiller

Cabaret, punk rock, children’s theater, summery ensemble music, and a powerful photography exhibit decorate the area this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:11PM

Delaware Art Museum presents Indigenous Faces of Wilmington by Dara McBride

Indigenous Faces of Wilmington at Delaware Art Museum focuses on representation and explores varied expressions of Indigenous identity. Dara McBride previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:02PM
Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Delaware Shakespeare presents The Tempest by Gail Obenreder

Delaware Shakespeare celebrates its 20th year of the Bard in Rockwood Park with a strange and satisfying production of The Tempest. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:38PM

Jayson Musson: His History of Art and the Philadelphia Wireman are worth exploring together by Emily Schilling

Jayson Musson launches His History of Art at The Fabric Workshop and Museum while the anonymous Philadelphia Wireman’s work appears at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery. Emily Brewton Schilling sugg…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:50PM

The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents the national tour of Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill A Mockingbird by Marta Rusek

A new, nonlinear retelling of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, stopping in Philly on its national tour, makes us face an America that never really changed. Marta Rusek reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:14AM

A walk in the woods, with the wrens, makes me wonder: if things were simpler, when? by Kile Smith

A photo of a common bird gives flight to Kile Smith’s thoughts on technology and gratitude. Where things really simpler “back then”? What do we witness nowadays, and how?

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:36AM
Monday, July 18, 2022

BalletX presents its 2022 Summer Series by Melissa Strong

BalletX returns to the Wilma for world premieres by three star choreographers: New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck, TITOYAYA director Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, and Alvin Ailey re…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:48AM
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

The Weekly Roundup, July 13-19 by Kyle V. Hiller

The week features pop-up jazz, an annual jazz party, new plays from PlayPenn, a joyful film festival, and a Philly artist preparing to take their talents across the Atlantic. Kyle V. Hiller …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:47PM

The Wildflower Composers Festival and the future of contemporary music by David W. Webber

In its fifth year, the Wildflower Composers Festival continues to push for the equitable inclusion of gender-marginalized composers. David W. Webber previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:35PM
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

As Pennsylvania moves to ban abortion, fight the rhetoric that threatens our rights by Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns has found that even in pro-choice spaces, the rhetoric around abortion can be hard to separate from the facts. But we all need to sharpen these skills, especially as Pennsylvani…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:56PM

Winterthur Museum presents From Winterthur to the White House: Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont by Gail Obenreder

A new Winterthur exhibition revives the historic collaboration that turned the White House into the museum it is today, thanks to the vision of Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont. …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:10AM
Monday, July 11, 2022

When your disability is often invisible, it can be hard to claim your identity by Daralyse Lyons

Journalist Daralyse Lyons was living with the symptoms of a rare connective-tissue disorder long before she had a word for it, but her official diagnosis led to an important life decision.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:31PM

Act II Playhouse presents Together Off-Broadway: Merman & Martin by Wendy Rosenfield

In its new revue, Act II Playhouse takes on two legends of the American theater, Mary Martin and Ethel Merman, with mixed success. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:10PM

The Delaware Art Museum presents Stan Smokler: Steel in Flux by Gail Obenreder

Sculptor Stan Smokler, who has worked in Chester Country for more than 20 years, comes to the Delaware Art Museum with Steel in Flux, whose found-object abstractions are almost impossible no…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:53PM
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

The Weekly Roundup, July 6-12 by Kyle V. Hiller

A handful of selections from DelArt, Olney Culture Lab, the Crossing, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:34PM

The BSR Podcast: RestART with BSR, episode 3, EgoPo Classic Theater by Darnelle Radford

BSR is excited to team with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's RestART Initiative on this special podcast episode about EgoPo Classic Theater.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:51PM
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

People’s Light presents Paul Osborn’s The Vinegar Tree by Gail Obenreder

People’s Light revives The Vinegar Tree, a rarely staged comedy of manners by a playwright who was America’s answer to Shaw and Coward. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:34PM

As a retired librarian who loves to read books, I’m all for giving kids screen-time by Roz Warren

As a bookworm kid who became a librarian, Roz Warren used to assume screens were bad news for youngsters. But now she takes a different view.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:21PM

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