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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The Phantom Of The Opera On Broadway January 26, 1988

(PCM) The Phantom of the Opera did not get its start on Broadway.  The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical opened On The West End London, at Her Majesty’s Theatre on October 9, 1986.  The West End is London’s equivalent to New York City’s Broadway. The Phantom however has a much longer history than that.  The Phantom… Read More

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‘Riverdance-25th Anniversary Show’ Is Simply Breathtaking

The always spectacular “Riverdance” is a show like no other, so we were absolutely thrilled to learn that the “Riverdance-25th Anniversary Show” would be returning to Philadelphia presented by the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus for a strictly limited engagement at the Merriam Theater from January 21 – 26, 2020, as part of the Kimmel Center’s Broadway Philadelphia 2019-20 season and the 2019-20 Family Discovery Series. It is hard to even find the words to describe the performance that the “Riverdance” troupe has put together, as it is a true sensory experience. The music and dancing blend together perfectly to tell an intricate story that plays out over the course of the nearly two-hour show. The visuals are hypnotic as you witness the immense talent of both the dancers and the musicians alike. The show flys by like a whirlwind giving the audience barely enough time to catch our breath. “Riverdance – 25th Anniversary Show” is “Riverdance” as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning score …

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Review: ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Opens On Broadway And Breathes Fresh Life Into Alanis Morrissette’s Already Iconic Album

It is almost difficult to put into words just how impressive “Jagged Little Pill” is on the stage, as the show has just recently made it’s Broadway debut. This is no doubt thanks to the incredibly creative team behind the production with director Diane Paulus, scriptwriter Diablo Cody and the artist behind the amazing soundtrack that makes up this show, Alanis Morrissette. “Jagged Little Pill” is loosely based upon the songs that made up Morrisette’s iconic 1995 album release by the same name and taking this music to Broadway has created a breath of fresh life for these songs that were a big part of our angsty teenage youth. After seeing “Jagged Little Pill”, we now have a completely new and different view and understanding of many stand-out tracks featured on both the album and the show including, “You Learn”, “Ironic” and the always anthemic “You Oughta Know” and from now on will definitely be listening to them in an entirely new way. Writer Diablo Cody found a way to take these songs that spoke so much to us back …

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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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China’s Beautiful and Famous Hua Ballet Comes to Merriam Theater on Wednesday, August 28

The Liaoning Ballet of China (Hua Ballet), one of China’s most famous ballet ensembles, brings the magic of Mulan to the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia. The notable ballet ensemble has dedicated over 35 years to producing new Chinese cultural works and performing beloved ballet classics. The show will grace the Merriam Theater’s stage on the Kimmel […]

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Legally Blonde: The Musical Charms Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre

[Kathryn Brunner plays Elle Woods – Photo by Mark Garvin] Watching Elle Woods “bend and snap” her way into our hearts in Legally Blonde: The Musical is the perfect way to spend a summer evening. Concluding its 210th season, the Walnut Street Theatre is hosting the show, directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford. The high-energy […]

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‘Book Of Mormon’ Announces Lottery Ticket Policy For National Tour!

(PCM) THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins May 28 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia and plays a limited two-week engagement through June 9. In Philadelphia, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at […]

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Molly Pope’s Candid Musical Polly Mope Comes to the Kimmel Center

Performer Molly Pope could have been daunted by her mental health issues, but instead, she has turned them into a witty, candid and intimate musical. Her live show, Polly Mope, is playing to the Kimmel Center’s SEI Innovation Studio from Thursday, May 9 through Saturday, May 11. Born out of Pope’s time as a Kimmel […]

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The Complete List of 2019 Tony Award Nominees

Tony Awards 2019The complete list of nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards has been released. This year, Hadestown leads all nominees with a total of 14 nominations including Best Musical. Other serious Tony contenders this year are Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations which is nominated for 12 awards and Tootsie which garnered 11 nominations. In Plays, The more »

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