Academy of Music

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Tickets on Sale Tomorrow For Return Engagement of The Lion King

The Lion King, now in its incredible 18th year on Broadway, will be returning to Philadelphia this May for a four-week engagement at the Academy […]

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13 Must-See Instagrams From The Academy Ball

A who’s-who of Philadelphia donned their best clothes and partied the night away at the annual Academy Ball on January 24, 2015. This exclusive white-tie affair […]

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17 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: WWE Royal Rumble, Billy Idol and So Many Beer Festivals

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WATCH THIS: See a Man Get Cut in Half at Philly’s The Illusionists

You’re about to see Kevin James, one of The Illusionists on the way to Philadelphia to play the Academy of Music, saw a man in half: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGkThKxQVf0 […]

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Out Opera Superstar David Daniels On Breathing New Life Into the Philly Production of Oscar

When Oscar, the opera that examines the downright depressing tale of Oscar Wilde’s love for another man and how it led to his persecution and imprisonment, first […]

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Winter Arts Guide: 10 Arty Things to Do in Philly During the Chilly Season

Contrary to popular belief, the amazing cultural scene in Philly doesn’t slow down during the winter season: There’s a host of wonderful dance, theater, music, […]

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Broadway’s Jesse Nager on Motown: The Musical and Performing with Mariah Carey

I’m chatting with Jesse Nager on the phone: it’s a week before Christmas and he’s in Minneapolis with Motown: The Musical until after the holidays. When […]

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WATCH: Man Treated to Private Concert By Bob Dylan at Academy of Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjWeVHOspm0&app=desktop Bob Dylan performed at the Academy of Music last month, but before the audience piled in one lucky fan had the opportunity to get […]

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For Broadway’s Kecia Lewis, There’s No Business Like Show (Even When Her Knees Are Killing Her)

It’s the first day of the cold spell that rocked Philly, and I’m on the phone with Broadway’s Kecia Lewis as she is sitting under an umbrella and […]

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Things To Do In Philly on Black Friday That Don’t Involve Shopping

If waiting in line at Best Buy for a $100 flat screen television is your idea of a nightmare, don’t fear. We’ve rounded up some […]

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Your Big Gay Guide to Thanksgiving Week in Philly

If you’re a vegetarian, like me, you don’t really look forward to the centerpiece on the big ole’ Turkey Day meal (but, I’d be willing […]

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LaSalle’s “Life and Work of Bob Dylan Collection” Is a Perfect Complement to His Concerts In Town This Week

The legendary Bob Dylan will come rolling into town this weekend to perform three shows at the Academy of Music—the first time, The Inquirer reports, he’s […]

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What’s Worth Seeing in November: Usher, Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld, the PMA Craft Show and More

The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence November 5-23 Off-Broad Street Theater Time and time again, we’ve heard that there’s a dearth of roles for […]

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Young Friends of the Academy of Music’s Fourth Annual Monsters Ball

The Young Friends of the Academy of Music held their fourth annual Monsters Ball on Thursday night at Delfrisco’s. Proceeds from the event go to […]

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INTERVIEW: Newsies and Black-ish Star Jacob Kemp

Jacob Kemp is having a full-circle moment: When he was a boy, his mother, a Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, native, sat him down to watch the movie Newsies. “There were […]