Theater

Opera Philadelphia is bringing incredible works of art to life on stage with their production of "La bohème"

This weekend Opera Philadelphia is bringing back a beloved classic to grace its stage- Puccini’s colorful and vibrant show “La Bohème.” The incredible opera first hit the stage in the City of Brotherly Love in 2012, the production was directed by David Livermore and was deemed a massive success...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 5:06pm

Discover the treasure of Arden Theatre's "Treasure Island"

The Arden Theatre Company’s latest work of art follows one of the most famous stories in the world, “Treasure Island.” But this adaptation takes a different approach to the beloved Robert Louis Stevenson tale. The story follows Emily, a young girl who has a vivid imagination and takes audiences on...

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 4:34pm

'How to Catch Creation' hits the stage this weekend

Philadelphia Theatre Company’s latest work of art hitting the stage in Philly this weekend, “How to Catch Creation,” comes from the talented young playwright Cristina Anderson. “How to Catch Creation” follows the story of four artists and intellectuals in San Fransisco who are struggling to find...

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 1:03pm

Harry Potter parody play Puffs graduates to Off Broadway with bigger emotions and special effects

Going to wizarding school is hard, even when you’re not the Boy Everything Happens To. This is the premise of Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, a hilariously heartfelt parody of the famous seven-book series focusing on the often forgotten house...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 12:58pm

Everything you need to know about the Magic Mike Musical

Get those dollar bills ready, because a musical based on the hit Magic Mike films will soon hit the stage in Boston. The production will make its debut in the Hub later this year before heading for Broadway, so local fans will get the first glimpse at what could be the hottest musical of the year....

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 1:21pm

See 'Beauty and the Beast' on stage and other things to do this weekend inPhilly

Theatre Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' Thursday through Feb. 21 Academy of Music 240 S Broad St. From $26.50, Kimmelcenter.org This Broadway musical is a delight, telling the classic story of a beautiful peasant named Belle and a young prince cursed to take the form of a...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:25pm

Katdashians, a Kardashian-Cats musical, claws its way to Times Square

The Venn diagram of Keeping Up with the Kardashians watchers and fans of the Broadway musical Cats probably looks more like two separate circles, but that didn’t stop Bob and Tobly McSmith (of the Saved By the Bell parody Bayside! The Musical) from mashing them up into Katdashians: Break...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:08pm

A Christmas Carol in Harlem takes on gentrification with music and love

In 1920, the Harlem Renaissance saw the black community embrace its identity and declare its traditions and art an equal part of American culture. Now, almost 100 years later, Harlem is facing a very different kind of renaissance because of gentrification — but that doesn’t have to be a...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 12:11pm

Everything to know about this year's performance of The Nutcracker at The Pennsylvania Ballet

When the holidays begin to approach there are a few shows that genuinely get everyone in the festive spirit. The Nutcracker is a classic and has that nostalgic holiday feel that audiences crave, and this year the Pennsylvania Ballet promises not to disappoint. Everything to know about this year...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:16am

NYC to help make theaters more accessible for hearing, visually impaired

New York City theater shows are about to become more accessible to the hearing- and visually-impaired communities thanks to a partnership between the city and the mobile app GalaPro. The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) announced on Wednesday a partnership with GalaPro to...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 12:14pm

The Best Things to Do in New York City in February

We may be looking at six more weeks of winter, but you shouldn't spend them indoors. Here's our guide to everything New Yorkers need to put on their calendar in February 2018.   A post shared by Fraunces Tavern® (@frauncestavern) on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 3:14pm

A Basquiat musical is Broadway-bound

Jean-Michel Basquiat died 30 years ago, but the iconic New York City artist is set to live again in the form of a Basquiat musical that is being developed for Broadway. Based on the life and art of the artist, who died from a heroin overdose at age 27, the Basquiat musical will feature music and...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:49pm

Be More Chill is the teen musical heir to Dear Evan Hansen

Coming-of-age stories have always featured plenty of drama, outrageous characters and over-the-top settings — so why are they just now trending on Broadway? The last couple years have seen the genre become a hugely popular niche in musicals, with Dear Evan Hansen racking up six Tony Awards in...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 3:40pm

'That Golden Girls Show!' is a love letter to the ladies, now with puppets

Everyone’s favorite geriatric BFFs are coming to Union Square this fall, just not quite as you remember them. Director Jonathan Rockefeller is re-creating “The Golden Girls” using puppets — again. After the huge success of his first “Golden” puppet production...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 12:37pm

Tevye Served Raw is the honest version of Fiddler on the Roof

You probably know Tevye, the father torn between tradition and his daughters’ happiness, from the hugely successful Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. But the show was only a snapshot in the life of a man created by Sholem Aleichem, who wrote several stories starring him — and there...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:17am

Quiara Alegría Hudes talks 10th anniversary of In the Heights

If interviews are any good example, playwright-composer Quiara Alegría Hudes is as warm and smart offstage, as she is onstage. You only need consider Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue, her 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning Water by the Spoonful, her recent Off-Broadway collaboration with jazz-folkie Erin...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:27am

One to Watch on Broadway: George Salazar of Godspell

On Nov. 7, Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell was revived at Circle in the Square Theatre — and George Salazar made his debut on Broadway. The lead soloist on Light of the World, Salazar also adds humor to the show with quips, imitations and physicality that prove he’s a talent who won...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:59pm

VIDEO: Bette Midler gets a massive ovation at Hello, Dolly!

The Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! was missing its original leading its lady, but even Bette Midler was surprised by how much. The revered Ms. Midler, who is such a part of what made the revival so successful that the New York Times review was simply titled Bright, Brassy and All Bette, is back...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 2:33pm

Cross Swan Lake with The Matrix and you've got Ninja Ballet

You’d think a performance group called Ninja Ballet would have enough to do combining two totally different styles of movement. But it’s actually even more spectacular than it sounds: dancing, fighting, circus tumbling, dueling with weapons and even using fire to fuse the worlds of...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 8:50pm

The full (and surprising!) list of the 2018 Tony Awards nominees

It’s a tie for the most-nominated show of the 2018 Tony Awards. The American Theatre Wing and Broadway League have revealed who will be competing for the top prize in theater, with two musicals leading the way: Tina Fey’s adaptation of Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants, both scoring...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 3:16pm