Everything Is About Family for “Council of Dads” Michael O’Neill

From the moment you meet Michael O’Neill you know two things for sure: you have seen him before in a number of television shows and movies, and you are certain that chatting with this devoted family man is going to make you feel both rich and inspired. The native of Birmingham, Alabama, where he lives […]

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The Way Back’s Director Gavin O’Connor on Why We All Need Second Chances

The Way Back’s director Gavin O’Connor is using the game of basketball to tell an important story about overcoming insurmountable odds and coming out the other side to find redemption. The new movie from Warner Bros. is about Jack Cunningham, (Ben Affleck), a former high school basketball star whose life has unraveled and is filled […]

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Philadelphia Broadway’s Hello Dolly! Is a Feast for the Senses

Dolly Gallagher Levi of Yonkers, New York, has a gift for matchmaking and Carolee Carmello, of New York City, has quite a gift for musical theater. Stepping on the Academy of Music stage as the lovable-yet, meddling Dolly Levi is as thrilling for the actress, who has been received much acclaim for her stage work, […]

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‘Spies in Disguise’ Directors Say: ‘Will Smith Was Lightning in a Bottle’

An endearing animated spy movie is the perfect Christmas treat. Especially Spies in Disguise, a family-friendly comedy with a stellar cast led by Will Smith as super-spy Lance Sterling, a debonair operative who prefers to work alone. Scientist Walter Beckett (Spider-man’s Tom Holland) is Walter’s exact opposite, a guy who lacks in social skills, but […]

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‘Harriet’ ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ and ‘Little Women’ Win Women Film Critics Circle 2019 Awards

Director Kasi Lemmons was dedicated to telling the impactful story of a woman who put herself in great peril throughout her life to help change the world and her stunning movie Harriet, reflects this commitment to storytelling with rapt attention to detail. In what is just the start of the award’s season, Lemmon’s direction, the […]

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Lorenzo Pugliese Makes a Big Splash in the National Tour of ‘The Spongebob Musical’

Lorenzo Pugliese says that “a crazy number of people” told him he had to audition for the leading role in The Spongebob Musical…and so he did. And the rest, as they say on the hit Nickelodeon animated TV series is Bikini Bottom history. It quickly became a cult favorite and has charmed viewers of several […]

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Mean Girls Star Mary Kate Morrissey Advises Budding Actors: ‘Work hard, Play Hard and Never Give Up.’

When Mary Kate Morrissey was growing up in Upper Darby, South Philly and rural Downingtown, Pennsylvania, she found her bliss while watching and performing in musical theater. In what feels like a “pinch-me” moment she is starring in the National Tour of Mean Girls. Fortunately for Morrissey, her parents nurtured her dreams, to the point […]

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Come From Away’s Julie Johnson Calls This: “One of the Most Life-Affirming Shows You will Ever See!”

Julie Johnson, who first came to New York to perform in the early 1990s, is proud to still be gracing the stage in the national tour of the life-affirming show Come From Away. Now playing at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music as part of the Philadelphia Broadway series through Sunday, November 3, Johnson says […]

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28th Philadelphia Film Festival Offers Stunning Line-Up of Movies and Special Events

Now is the perfect time to head to the 28th Philadelphia Film Festival for a line-up of remarkable films from noted directors in a wide range of genres. The festival, hosted by The Philadelphia Film Society, is running through October 27. There are 120 films from 41 countries to see during the memorable 11-day event. […]

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How Using Medical Marijuana to Treat My Chronic Pain Totally Changed My Life

One Patient’s Story: “How Using Medical Marijuana to Treat My Chronic Pain Totally Changed My Life”   For nearly a dozen years, Debbie Armstrong was taking large prescribed doses of opioids to deal with severe chronic back pain, but she hated the way she felt physically and emotionally and was worried about becoming addicted.   While looking […]

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Philadelphia’s Autism Cares Foundation Gears Up for Race for Resources

Philadelphia’s Autism Cares Foundation Gears Up for Race for Resources   Every Wednesday, when 13-year-old Jack Albeser tosses around a weighted ball in a local gym, he gets way more than just a usual workout at the Fit-n-Focus program hosted by the nonprofit Autism Cares Foundation.   The 8th grader feels invigorated, connected to a tight-knit community, and is making new […]

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Emma Brock on The Office! A Musical Parody : “There is Everything Wrapped Up In a Perfect Little Bow for All of The Office Fans Out There”

Who wouldn’t want to be part of the biggest inside joke around? On a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until,,,for no logical reason a documentary crew begins filming the employees of Dunder Mifflin. This is the premise behind The Office! A Musical Parody. Featuring everyone’s favorite TV characters, the hilarious, unauthorized parody […]

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