HAIM plays to jam-packed Tower Theater crowd

It really is a magnificent feeling walking into The Tower Theater, regardless of who’s playing or what’s going on. Under the dim firefly glow of the lights on the large sign that literally towers over the Philadelphia area of Upper Darby, entering the venue instills feelings of nostalgia and antiquity.… Continued

Pulitzer winner Doug Wright speaks at the URBN Annex

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Doug Wright spoke to a group in the URBN Annex Screening Room May 7. Wright is completing a residency at Drexel, in which, he has hosted three drop-in conversations with screenwriting and playwriting students, a “producing” class to discuss arts policy, censorship, funding and advocacy… Continued

Drexel Players spell out success

The Drexel Players opened their presentation of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Nov. 9. The musical comedy’s final performances will take place Nov. 16-18 at the Mandell Theater on 33rd and Chestnut streets. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a humorous musical based on an improvisational… Continued

Off-Broadstreet brings quality theater to Philly

Philadelphia’s theater community is known as one of the most diverse in the United States. A handful of these theater communities make up the alliance Off-Broadstreet. “I think Philadelphia’s theater community is extraordinary,” Kevin Glaccum, producing artistic director of Azuka Theatre and founder of Off-Broadstreet, said. There are now over… Continued

What’s Happening in Philly

New City Stage Co. presents “Terrorism” There’s a bomb scare at the airport and a suicide at the office. A man ties up his lover, and an old woman plots murder. At the scene of a gas explosion, the rescue workers are busy photographing limbs for fun. What do these… Continued

What’s Happening in Philly

PTC@Play Festival Mix and mingle at Philadelphia Theatre Company’s second annual festival, featuring staged readings of new plays and musicals all week long. Each event is free (though reservations are recommended) and begins at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5: The inaugural announcement of The Terrence McNally New Play Award —… Continued

What’s Happening in Philly

First Annual German Society Bierfest Celebrate Pennsylvania’s German brewing heritage at Bierfest, an afternoon tasting event with a lively beer-garden vibe, delicious German-inspired beers and live traditional bluegrass music. Twelve Pennsylvania brewers will be pouring German-inspired lagers, pilsners, bocks, weizens and more. The Philly Roller Girls will be pouring beers… Continued