Best of Philly

Best Theatrical Collaboration

2014 BEST Theatrical Collaboration

Opera Philadelphia and the Bearded Ladies Cabaret

While the Philadelphia Orchestra has been futzing around with live accompaniments of Star Trek Into Darkness and Gladiator and performing with a Beatles tribute band (ugh), Opera Philadelphia is figuring out how to get a new audience interested in opera without sacrificing its credibility and self-respect. The company has teamed up with the gender-bending Bearded Ladies Cabaret on Andy: A Popera, an opera based on the life of Andy Warhol. We’ve been following this important work-in-progress closely (there were staged previews in May and July) and look forward to its 2015 debut.

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