Broadway Philadelphia's 2015-16 season kicks off with the Woody Allen musical Bullets Over Broadway, opening this Tuesday at the Academy of Music. Don't miss our interview with the star of the show, Penn State alum Emma Stratton. Tuesday, October 27th through Sunday, November 1, various times, $20-110, Academy of Music.
Comedian Rachel Feinstein is bringing a preview of her new comedy special to Helium this Tuesday for Philly audiences. Local comedy fans will get a chance to check out Rachel's act before she films it for a one-hour television special. Tuesday, October 27th, 8 pm, $15-23, Helium Comedy Club.
The Arden's newest production tells the story of the great "Shagspere" of 1605, who is commissioned to write a historical play about some scandalous political events. Will he keep his cool or lose his head? To lie or not to lie: that is question. Now through December 13th, various times, $15-40, Arden Theater.
This free pre-theatre reception at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania celebrates the Wilma Theater's stunning production of Antigone. Guests will enjoy Mediterranean bites, wine, and a display of items from the HSP collection that feature female activism and civil disobedience. Read our review of the show here. Thursday, October 29th, 6 pm, free with Wilma Theater purchase, Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia magazine's own festival dedicated to brown liquor is invading Lincoln Financial Field this Thursday evening. Over 200 premium spirits will be available for tasting, and some of the city's best restaurants will be offering bites throughout the venue. Thursday, October 29th, 6:30 pm, $95, Lincoln Financial Field.
Gershwin specialist Jon Kimura Parker will be joining the Philadelphia Orchestra this week to play the original version of Rhapsody in Blue. Conductor Marin Alsop will also lead the ensemble in performances of Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5. Thursday, October 29th through Saturday, October 31st, various times, $49-104, Kimmel Center.
Everyone's favorite hairy drag queen Martha will be playing a jazzy show this Thursday featuring Drew Nugent and The Midnight Society. They're also offering a $5 student table credit when you purchase a ticket online. Thursday, October 29th, 8 pm, $20, Chris' Jazz Cafe.
Philadelphia's sustainable theater artist cohort Orbiter 3 is throwing a big old Halloween party this Thursday night at Elixr Coffee, featuring "unconventional costume contests," spooky games, a sexy silent auction, and a dance floor. All proceeds will benefit their upcoming productions. Thursday, October 29th, 8:30 pm, free, Elixr.
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