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The Best New York Theater to See This Summer

This Sunday, Neil Patrick Harris will host the Tony Awards for the forth time. The entire night will really be the battle between two musicals: […]

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A White Uncle Tom?

The various theatrical versions of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 classic Uncle Tom’s Cabin were once among the most-performed works in American theater. But in more […]

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“The Office” Star Performing in Philly for the Summer

Kate Flannery–aka Meredith the sexually irresponsible Supplier Relations Representative on “The Office”–will be in Philly this summer for a two-week run at the Suzanne Roberts […]

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Coming Soon to A Stage Near You: Frank Rizzo

Before he left the Inquirer for ESPN, before he published a manifesto on “overrated and underrated” players, before he stalked Barry Bonds for a year, Salvatore […]

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Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe Is Now FringeArts

The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe is now the much more succinctly named FringeArts. Festival founder and executive director Nick Stuccio announced the […]

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Review: Mask and Wig Club’s Beautopia: A Face Odyssey

I’ve only lived in Philadelphia for 5 years, so I’m way behind when it comes to understanding all this city’s traditions. I still don’t quite […]

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The Philadelphia Stagehands Strike Is (Almost) Over [UPDATED]

Last night at 9 p.m., IATSE Local 8 business manager Mike Barnes told me that negotiations between his stagehands union and Philadelphia Theatre Company — […]

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EgoPo Theater Co. to Stage Uncle Tom’s Cabin—With White Slaves

When was the last time you saw Uncle Tom’s Cabin in a theater? The answer is probably never. As far as I can tell, a […]

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Philadelphia Theatre Company Board Member Resigns Amid Stagehands Strike

Late last week, striking members of IATSE Local 8, Philadelphia’s stagehands union, began targeting the businesses of Philadelphia Theatre Company’s board members, as PTC opened […]

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Union Rep: Philly Businesses “Will Be Targeted” [UPDATED]

Scroll down for an update. Last week, I broke the news that the stagehands of Philadelphia Theatre Company had gone on strike, setting up the […]

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Giant Union Rat Makes Debut at Suzanne Roberts Theatre [UPDATED]

The inflatable union rat has reared its ugly head again. This time, the rat is standing (well wobbling, really) at the corner of Broad and […]

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Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia Finalists Announced

Every year, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation asks Philly artists and arts organizations the question: “What’s your best idea for the arts?” […]

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“Hipstoric” Old City Makes Top 12 Art Places List

Most Philadelphians and suburbanites still equate Old City with a place you’re likely to get puked on at 2 a.m., but according to a new […]

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“Disastrous” Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Coming to Kimmel Center

Ah, the Kimmel Center, that $235 million beacon of the arts that has graced Broad Street since the venue’s debut in December 2001. Named after […]

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Our Picks: Dancing, iPhone Fixes and Angels

Do It: Not So Strictly Ballroom Learn how to dance like a star at the Society Hill Dance Academy (409 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, 215-574-3574; […]