Disney’s ‘Newsies’ starts limited run at Academy of Music

It’s no secret that our generation has a hankering for good old-fashioned Disney movies. Our nostalgia for the over-the-top musicals full of plucky kids, anthropomorphized objects and talking animals knows no bounds. That’s why it’s no surprise that Disney revived the 1992 film “Newsies” for a stage production a few… Continued

Unique pink beer raises awareness for cancer

If you know me, you know I hate intentional bar hops. I think the idea of deciding to stay at a bar for one drink and then leaving for no reason, even if you’re perfectly happy and maybe have a nice seat by the window, is silly. Organic bar hopping,… Continued

‘Elf’ the musical brings holiday cheer

Stage shows and musicals are one of the best parts of the holidays. Programs like the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are part of the razzle-dazzle of the season of giving. “Elf,” the musical based on the 2003 hit film now showing at the Walnut… Continued

‘Once’ redefines typical musical

Broadway is strewn with adaptations from all avenues of pop culture, both successful and unsuccessful. “Once” was adapted for the stage from the 2006 film by the same name, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The movie tells the story of Guy and Girl, an unnamed man… Continued

Television’s darkest hour

There has been a healthy conversation of late debating TV’s violence problem: whether there is one, what has caused it, and how and if it should be fixed. In the past few months, as television shows like “Breaking Bad” and “Sons of Anarchy” wrap up and announce the end of… Continued

Tony-winning show comes to Philly

College students may not be the largest demographic filling up seats at the Walnut Street Theatre, but for the venue’s run of “In The Heights,” they certainly should be. The musical premiered on Broadway in 2008, racking up four Tony Awards from 13 nominations. It was also nominated for the… Continued

South Street hosts Night Market

The ever-popular Philadelphia Night Market returned for the third time this year Aug. 15, bringing together over 80 food and drink vendors for a summer extravaganza on South Street. Their largest event yet, Night Market, hosted by The Food Trust, spanned nine blocks from Front Street to 9th Street from… Continued

‘Mortal Instruments’ stars discuss fantasy, teen series

The stars of “The Mortal Instruments,” out Aug. 21, came to visit the City of Brotherly Love Aug. 2 along their extensive national press tour. Leading actors Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, accompanied by the author of “The Mortal Instruments” series, Cassandra Clare, stopped by the Four Seasons hotel… Continued

Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’ could salvage flop-filled summer

This summer’s predicted blockbusters have seen extremely and unexpectedly poor performances. “Pacific Rim” and “R.I.P.D,” while both primed for international success, did nothing to create buzz among audiences or garner interest among critics. “The Lone Ranger” is responsible for a $190 million loss at Disney. With the spectacular flops that… Continued