Friday, December 3, 2021

Sean Thompson finds a whole new world at the Walnut with THE LITTLE MERMAID by Debra Danese

Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen story and the classic film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is delighting audiences at the Walnut Street Theatre now… The post Sean Thompson fin…

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Monday, November 15, 2021

Madeline Raube is back in Philadelphia for ANASTASIA at the Academy of Music by Debra Danese

The Broadway musical, Anastasia, is returning to Philadelphia this month in full regal splendor. The show first premiered on Broadway in 2017 and combines original music with popular son…

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

The First Step (dir. – Brandon Kramer): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

“Are you still a communist?” yells an edgy CPAC attendee as Van Jones passes by.  “You’ll have to watch my show to find out,” laughs… The post The First Step (dir. – Brandon …

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

HAMILTON (National Tour): Admirable history by Neal Zoren For Nealspaper

Excerpted from Nealspaper.com by kind permission.In HAMILTON, Lin Manuel Miranda manages to ace a feat that has daunted and defeated many. He has taken a… The post HAMILTON (National Tour…

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Monday, November 1, 2021

Catch the Fair One (dir. Josef Kubota Wladyka): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

I love boxing, and I love boxing movies, so I knew I couldn’t miss a movie starring and co-written by real-life boxer Kali Reis. Catch… The post Catch the Fair One (dir. Josef Kubota Wl…

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Agnes (dir. Mickey Reece): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

With all concessions which must be made for a movie like Agnes in place, namely that it was made rather quickly and on the cheap,… The post Agnes (dir. Mickey Reece): Philadelphia Film Fe…

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Sunday, October 31, 2021

Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes (dir. Junta Yamaguchi): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

Time travel is my favorite storytelling device in existence. It’s a great way to explore a wealth of themes, and as a concept it’s just… The post Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes (dir.…

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Petite Maman (dir. Céline Sciamma): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

I thought I’d never forget what it was like to be a kid, and I thought I hadn’t forgotten, but then I saw Petite Maman… The post Petite Maman (dir. Céline Sciamma): Philadelphia Film…

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Friday, October 29, 2021

One Second (dir. Yimou Zhang): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

Every year I try to see a movie, picked at random, for which I have no information. A total blind date with a film. Sometimes… The post One Second (dir. Yimou Zhang): Philadelphia Film Fe…

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Mother Schmuckers (dir. Harpo Guit, Lenny Guit): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

Somewhere between Tom Green, Quentin Dupieux, and that shithead kid across the street who always seems to be getting in trouble exists Mother Schmuckers, a… The post Mother Schmuckers (di…

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Mass (dir. Fran Kranz): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

Mass is a movie that feels like a play. The basic gist is that four individuals are sitting around a table discussing the fallout from… The post Mass (dir. Fran Kranz): Philadelphia Film …

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Red Rocket (dir. Sean Baker): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

Sean Baker has built a career making films that shed a light on fringe communities The post Red Rocket (dir. Sean Baker): Philadelphia Film Festival review appeared first on phindie.

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The French Dispatch (dir. Wes Anderson): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Angela Harmon

No matter what you think, you don’t have Wes Anderson pegged. The post The French Dispatch (dir. Wes Anderson): Philadelphia Film Festival review appeared first on phindie.

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The Sadness (dir. Rob Jabbaz): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

I didn’t expect to have my stomach turned in any notable way. The post The Sadness (dir. Rob Jabbaz): Philadelphia Film Festival review appeared first on phindie.

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The Novice (dir. Lauren Hadaway): Philadelphia Film Festival review by Dan Scully

A basic description of The Novice would be “Whiplash, but with rowing instead of drumming.” It’s not a one-to-one comparison, but it’s a great starting… The post The Novice (dir. …

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Here Comes the RAIN: Beatles tribute comes to Merrian Theater by Debra Danese

The Broadway Philadelphia series gearing up for the return of RAIN- A Tribute to the Beatles. The theatrical production takes audiences on a musical journey… The post Here Comes the RAIN:…

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Buzzing about the Walnut’s Season Opener: Bonnie Kelly and Karissa Harris talk about BEEHIVE by Debra Danese

Bonnie Kelly and Karissa Harris talk about portraying iconic superstars and bringing them to life on the Walnut stage.  The post Buzzing about the Walnut’s Season Opener: Bonnie Kelly and…

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Now Serving: Hedgerow resumes in-person indoor theater with THE WEIR by Christopher Munden

Marcie Bramucci took on the role of executive director at Hedgerow Theater at an interesting time. For three generations, members of the Reed/Kelsey family had… The post Now Serving: Hedg…

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Fringe in Sketch: Honky Tonkin’ — A Country Music Show by Aaron Krolikowski

Yeehaw!!! Pounds of sequins, yards of fringe and really big hair! This lil’ ol’ shindig puts the hoot in hootenanny and the jam in jamboree… The post Fringe in Sketch: Honky Tonkin’…

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Fringe in Sketch: Walk Around Philadelphia by Aaron Krolikowski

Discover the city that you thought you knew by walking its edges. Walk Around Philadelphia invites you to explore the perimeter of Philadelphia on foot,… The post Fringe in Sketch: Walk A…

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Make a RENDEVOUS IN BANGKOK: World premiere play premieres this Sunday by Christopher Munden

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was the most influential American Catholic author of the twentieth century. His autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, sold over one million copies… The post …

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

The Subject Was Roses by Frank Gilroy (1965): Chosen by Committee episode 43 by Phindie Podcasts

Chosen by Committee · Episode 43- The Subject Was Roses (1965) Today, Frank Gilroy may be best known as the father of screenwriters Tony Gilroy… The post The Subject Was Roses by Frank G…

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Monday, September 13, 2021

BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE (Elevator Repair Service): 2021 Fringe review by Christopher Munden

Like many people, I’m only now returning to in-person shows after 18 months finding other means of distraction. In a typical example, I went down… The post BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRI…

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (1962): Chosen by Committee episode 42 by Phindie Podcasts

Based on Shepherd Mead’s 1952 faux self-help book of the same name, the comedy musical How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying won the… The post How To Succeed In Business With…

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Playing “Girl Games”: WOLFTHICKET draws on playground fun for joyful dance piece by Christopher Munden

Why do we dance? Lily Kind proposes an answer The post Playing “Girl Games”: WOLFTHICKET draws on playground fun for joyful dance piece appeared first on phindie.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Lisette: A Haitian song travels through Philadelphia history and beyond by Margaret Darby

The oldest-known Haitian song has a Philadelphia connection. The post Lisette: A Haitian song travels through Philadelphia history and beyond appeared first on phindie.

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Annette (dir. Leos Carax): Film review by Dan Scully

The most exciting thing about ANNETTE is the way it breaks the formal rules of a musical, most notably in how it begins and ends its songs. The post Annette (dir. Leos Carax): Film review ap…

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Kensington-Style Shakespeare: SCP presents a community interpretation of Pericles by Christopher Munden

Shakespeare in Clark Park uses Pericles as the launching point for two community-created interpretations in different Philadelphia parks.  The post Kensington-Style Shakespeare: SCP present…

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

An Insight into How Fraudsters Cheat Slot Machines and the Methods They Use by Smalley Bogg

Slot Machine Cheats Still Pulling the Same Scams They Did Years Ago You are never far away from a slot machine, and whilst they can… The post An Insight into How Fraudsters Cheat Slot Mac…

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Friday, July 16, 2021

All the Way Home by Tad Mosel (1961): Chosen by Committee episode 40 by Phindie Podcasts

In a long-awaited return to the podcast game, Josh, John, and Chris discuss Tad Mosel’s All the Way Home, winner of the 1961 Pulitzer Prize… The post All the Way Home by Tad Mosel (1961…

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The Tomorrow War (dir. Chris McKay): Film review by Dan Scully

When the film embraces its B-movie vibes, it rocks extremely hard. It’s when it takes itself too seriously that it ends up coming across as silly. The post The Tomorrow War (dir. Chris Mc…

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre