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I Sat Through 12 Hours of Taylor Mac’s Philly Show — and Loved It

This is a guest post from playwright and author R. Eric Thomas, senior staff writer at ELLE.com, with additional bylines in the New York Times, […]

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Let’s Watch a Bunch of Tim and Eric Clips

Before Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim moved to Hollywood to make big (and weird), they were known around Philadelphia for their uniquely off-kilter comedy shows. […]

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Q&A with Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally

With great comic pairs, we often assume that one provides the broad stuff and the other plays straight man (or woman). Think of Lucille Ball and […]

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Interview: Hamilton Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler

I couldn’t have an interview with Andy Blankenbuehler without asking about Hamilton, the mega Broadway musical which he choreographed that has equivocally become a cultural phenomenon. Sure, I was […]

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Audra McDonald Showcases Her Powerful Voice—and a Little Gossip—at Merriam Theater

Last evening at Philadelphia’s Merriam Theater, Audra McDonald demonstrated, yet again, why she is the undisputed premier interpreter of the modern American songbook.

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Win Tickets to See Serial Creators Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder at Merriam Theater

Veteran radio journalists and producers Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder will be in town on May 14th for a live presentation that delves into the creation […]

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Who to See at First Person Arts Festival 2014: Kathryn Erbe, Marcus Samuelsson, Ira Glass and More

The First Person Arts Festival marks its 13th year next week, and it features a star-studded lineup. The festival runs Tuesday, November 4th through Saturday, November 15th […]

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GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to See Melissa Etheridge at Merriam Theater On November 4th

Last week we had the great pleasure of chatting with music legend and gay icon Melissa Etheridge. She opened up about everything from accidentally becoming a […]

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INTERVIEW: Melissa Etheridge On Becoming a Gay Icon, Defeating Breast Cancer, and Why You Should Bring an Extra T-Shirt to Her Concert

“There’s an exchange of energy and spirit between the audience and myself,” says Melissa Etheridge, the iconic singer/songwriter who is bringing her “This Is M.E.” tour […]