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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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From Broadway to the Gilmore Girls reboot

“My number one piece of advice is to not be an asshole and be kind and respect people around you. You can actually achieve your dreams […]

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INTERVIEW: Six Questions with RAIN Creator Mark Lewis

It isn’t the first time that the wildly popular touring Beatles tribute show RAIN is playing in Philly, and it won’t be the last. The concert, […]

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Five Best Bets for PIFA 2016

Further details about Kimmel Center’s PIFA 2016 were released late last week, including the unveiling of the festival’s signature installation, The Kinetic Tree, at Commonwealth […]

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REVIEW: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has origins as early as 1968, when Andrew Lloyd Webber was asked to write a “pop cantata” for St. Paul’s […]

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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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Familiar Holiday Story, Big Anti-Bullying Twist

Alright, admit it: How many times have you watched those stop-motion animated holiday television specials, sang along to the songs, and thought, “These would make […]

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Theatre Exile Wins Big at 2015 Barrymore Awards

It was a big night for Theatre Exile as the company’s production The Whale took home a ton of Barrymore Awards, making them the most-winning theater of the year at […]

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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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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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Food Network Star Giada De Laurentiis Coming to the Merriam Theatre

Even if you’ve watched only a bit of Food Network, you know Giada De Laurentiis: The chef-turned-television star is coming to Philadelphia’s Merriam Theatre this […]

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Tyler Perry Coming to Philly as Madea

Girl, get your finest wig and your biggest church hat: Tyler Perry himself will be coming to Philadelphia in November to play his iconic alter […]

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Blonde Bombshell: Megan Hilty Coming to Philly

Goodness, Kimmel Center: You are driving all of us show tune queens broke! First, Audra McDonald. Then, Kristin Chenoweth. Now, you’re bringing the utterly divine […]