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 from Dublin and the Czech […]
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Philadelphia Museum of Art offers “Pay-What-You-Wish” program The Museum’s main building will be open until 8:45 p.m. every Wednesday. Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday Nights are casual, exciting and illuminating. Come on your own or with family or friends! Explore the Museum and its remarkable collections in inventive, interactive and dynamic new ways. Gallery conversations take unexpected forms […]
Even though the weather is not feeling the Christmas spirit, the Philadelphia Orchestra most certainly is. Cristian Macelaru and Charlotte Blake Alston ushered in the Christmas season Dec. 1 with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s “Holiday Spectacular” at the Kimmel Center. The concert showcased classic Christmas music from around the world and many cute surprises. The “Spectacular” […]
Conor Oberst performed to an enchanted audience Nov. 18 at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. Supported by Daniel Johnston and featuring accompaniment by Rachel Cox and Ben Brodin, the 19-song set seemed too short for the concert’s attendees. Johnston, somewhat of a cult icon in the indie scene, began the evening. He rose to […]
hitRECord On the Road with Joseph Gordon-Levitt Actor and director Joseph Gordon-Levitt curates and hosts an evening of original short films, live entertainment and collaborative RECording. Building from hitRECord’s recent sold-out successes from across the country, including the Sundance Film Festival and Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theater, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is inviting audiences of the Northeast to […]
21st annual Philadelphia Film Festival As one of Philadelphia’s most important cultural events, the festival is eagerly anticipated by its enthusiastic and devoted audiences, including students, film lovers and arts supporters. Critically acclaimed by industry professionals, the festival aims to promote domestic and international films that might not otherwise be seen in Philadelphia. The two-week […]
In a tribute to the musical theater classic, the immensely popular “West Side Story” returned to the stage and captivated audiences at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music from March 27 to April 8. The original 1957 Broadway production was based on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and was originally conceptualized and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. […]
The Drexel University Concert Band had its first-ever performance at the Kimmel Center Feb. 29, playing a wide selection of music by African-American composers representing a time span of almost a centuary. Director Mike Moss selected various pieces by Valerie Coleman, Roger Dickerson, Oliver Nelson, Clarence Cameron White and others for the band to perform. […]
When people hear the words “Ludwig Live!” (the Kimmel Center’s new musical), most wouldn’t believe this zany, almost comical title actually unlocks one of Philadelphia’s best, most unique and fantastic displays of theater in this city. With nothing more than a small intimate setting, a lighted stage, a grand piano, a wardrobe and two incredible […]
If you still believe that ballet is done in glittery tutus and that orchestras play only for audiences of 80-year-olds, I’m sorry to inform you that you are a bit behind the times. The performance of “Pulcinella Alive,” which I attended at the Kimmel Center last Sunday, had audiences of all ages on their feet […]
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