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Review: Kristin Chenoweth Sings With the Philadelphia Orchestra

Toward the end of Kristin Chenoweth‘s set on Saturday evening with The Philadelphia Orchestra, she turned to the audience and said, “There’s only about 20 minutes […]

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Review: Handel’s Messiah As Intimate As It Is Grand

There was something tangible about Friday evening’s performance of Handel’s Messiah with the Philadelphia Orchestra, featuring a host of opera notables and the large-scale Philadelphia Voices […]

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Q&A: Getting Down With The Skivvies

If you’ve never seen Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, you don’t know what you’re in for. The Broadway stars, who met back in 2003, are […]

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Hilary Hahn’s Homecoming

She may be from Virginia, but violinist Hilary Hahn spent her formative years in Rittenhouse Square, studying at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music from […]

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Martha Graham Cracker’s Newest Gig: Kimmel Center Leading Lady

My chat with Dito started a few minutes early because he feared he’d face a long commute going to his gig at People’s Light: It […]

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Philadelphia Orchestra Announces Holiday Concert Schedule

From the legendary Broadway voice of Kristin Chenoweth to the glorious sounds of star soprano Angela Meade and a concert especially for children, The Philadelphia Orchestra‘s holiday […]


Want Naming Rights to the Kimmel Center? That’ll be $25 Million

The Philadelphia Inquirer offered some insight this morning into what the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts hopes to gain by selling its naming rights. Yes, like […]

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REVIEW: Bullets Over Broadway at Academy of Music

Olive, a stripper who wants to be a serious actress, says this of her previous stage experience in the musical Bullets Over Broadway: “I call it interpretive […]

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Opera Philadelphia Takes Multi-Million-Dollar Risk On O17 Urban Opera Festival

Any opera company that says it’s trying to emulate Netflix is taking a risk, and that’s exactly what Opera Philadelphia announced last evening during a […]

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Penn State Alum Lands Lead Role in Broadway Philadelphia Season Opener

When the big Broadway touring shows come to town, it’s always great to find some sort of a local connection, and with the Kimmel Center’s […]

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PIFA 2016 Details Revealed

An interactive fire and sand performance, a circus made of yarn, and a traveling symphony played in water fountains are just some of the strangely […]

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Some of Broadway’s Biggest Belters Coming to Mini Series at the Kimmel

Last week’s remarkable concert with Audra McDonald and Seth Rudetsky at the Merriam Theater caused the Kimmel Center folks to announce that two additional Tony Award-winning […]

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REVIEW: Philadelphia Orchestra’s Opening Night

Before the last number of Wednesday’s season-opening concert, the Philadelphia Orchestra‘s incomparable music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, told the audience assembled in Kimmel’s Verizon Hall that it was […]

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PHOTOS: Mark Wahlberg Attends Screening of Invincible at Kimmel Center

The gossip mills were right on the money last night. Mark Wahlberg did show up on the red carpet for the screening of Eagles-inspired flick Invincible […]

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INTERVIEW: Audra McDonald on her Philadelphia Concert…and Sally Bowles

Audra McDonald was in a car driving home from a rehearsal to see her family while we talked, and her voice noticeably lit up when I […]