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Townsend Wentz Plans a “Down-and-Dirty” Spanish Tapas Restaurant for Midtown Village

Remember when “modern Spanish tapas” restaurants were all the rage? It was a grand ol’ time (in the early ’00s), when chefs could charge big […]


Here’s What You’ll Be Eating At Walnut Street Café

Yesterday, Walnut Street Café softly opened for breakfast and lunch in University City’s Cira Center South, with dinner service starting Friday. Take a look at […]


All-Day Café From Michelin-Starred Team Opens in University City

The long-awaited restaurant from the Michelin-starred team behind New York’s Pearl & Ash and Rebelle debuts today at FMC Tower at Cira Center South. Walnut […]

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THEATER REVIEW: In The Importance of Being Earnest, Victorian Bark Without the Bite

How do you like your Earnest?  Many modern productions of Oscar Wilde’s beloved, still delectable comedy of manners have, interpretively speaking, gone to town. We’ve […]

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THEATER REVIEW: At Walnut Street, Maybe Too Much Laughter on the 23rd Floor

In the mid-1980s, Neil Simon, whose meteoric career as the King of Broadway had dimmed a decade earlier, got a reboot.  With his Brighton Beach […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Last of the Red Hot Lovers — Comedy That May Not Have Stood the Test of Time

If you know anything about Neil Simon—America’s beloved playwright, whose zingy New York comedies were the 1960s Broadway gold standard—you’ll probably have guessed that the […]

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Arts List: 6 Shows to See This Week

Macbeth @ Prince Theater | Friday, September 23 The Saturday and Sunday performances of this Fringe Festival offering from Third World Bunfight are sold out, […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Love in the Midst of War in South Pacific

In the opening moments of South Pacific at Walnut Street Theatre, the orchestra plays the intoxicating strains of “Bali H’ai” as we watch a slide […]


Post Brothers Bets on Chestnut’s Retail Future (and Walnut’s Too)

“We’re bullish on Center City, and anytime we see an opportunity, we’re going to pursue it.” That statement from Matt Pestronk explains in a nutshell […]

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Theater Review: Peter and the Starcatcher at Walnut Street May Be Too Much of a Good Thing

How you feel about Peter and the Starcatcher — the immensely clever, mind-bogglingly energetic show on stage at the Walnut Street Theatre — may depend […]

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Theater Review: Red has Intimacy Issues

Context can change everything. Four years ago, when I first saw John Logan’s Red, not much grabbed me — until the midpoint, when a wordless scene […]

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REVIEW: Harvey at the Walnut Street Theatre

As a critic, I know I shouldn’t equate one actor with another. It’s simplistic and reductive — artists should be judged on their own merits, and every good […]


Warby Parker to Le Bec-Fin Site a Sign That Center City Is Changing

On the surface, Warby Parker opening a new location on Walnut Street isn’t huge news. Sure, having the tech-based eyeglasses startup in town brings in more tax revenue, […]

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REVIEW: Becoming Dr. Ruth at Walnut Street Theatre

In the 1980s, America collectively fell head over heels in love with Dr. Ruth Westheimer. And why wouldn’t we? The diminutive German-born therapist was a […]

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REVIEW: A Christmas Story at Walnut Street Theatre

It’s an odd thing about holiday season musicals. On one hand, they’re often very successful – at least between November and January – with a […]