Complete Disney Plus Releases | November 12

Disney+ has revealed the FULL lineup of shows, films, and specials that will be available for streaming when the service launches on November 12.
Complete list of Disney Plus launch titles below!

The pricing tiers for Disney+ are available at a $6.99 monthly rate or $69.99 for a year, the subscriptions come with a seven day free trial when the service launches on November 12.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
101 Dalmatians (1961)…

Coming to Hulu in October 2019

Coming to Hulu in October 2019

Hulu is offering up a variety of spooks this October including Saw, Vampire in Brooklyn, Snakes on a Plane, Casper, and more. Get your scare on by checking out the full list of movies and TV shows to be enjoyed by the whole family.

October 1
60 Days In: Season 5
Alien Encounters: Season 2-3
American Pickers: Season 19
Basketball Wives LA: Seasons 1-5
Biography: The Trump Dynasty: Season …

Netflix Releases For October 2019

Netflix Releases For October 2019

October 1
93 days
A.M.I.
Along Came a Spider
Bad Boys
Bad Boys II
Blow
Bring It On, Ghost: Season 1
Carmen Sandiego: Season 2
Charlie’s Angels
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Cheese in the Trap: Season 1
Chicago Typewriter: Season 1
Crash
Exit Wounds
Good Burger
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Honey 2
House of the Witch
Lagos Real Fake Life
Men in Black II
Moms at War…

Coming to Amazon Prime in October 2019

Coming to Amazon Prime in October 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home, Unforgotten, and In Search of Greatness are just a few of the October flicks coming to Amazon Prime. Check out the full list of movies and TV shows today.

October 1
Spider-Man: Far From Home Available to Rent or Purchase on Prime Video
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Astro Boy
Hoosiers

October 3
High Life

October 4
Goliath (Season 3) Amazon Original Series

October 8
Annabelle …

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 of The Office, the hit TV show now on tour and in Manhattan, lovingly pokes fun at The Office,

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 Center Cultural Campus on Wednesday, August 28, at 7 p.m.

This time-honored company toured the world and …

CherryPicks Offers Movie Lovers ‘a View from the Female Perspective’

Miranda Bailey, a prolific indie movie actor, director, and producer noticed a void in film criticism and stepped up to fill it with TheCherryPicks.com, her cutting-edge new website.

Bailey describes the website as a “new media platform bringing you unique and nuanced perspectives on film with reviews, ratings, and high-quality original content, all through a female lens.”

More than a film review site, Bailey calls TheCherryPicks.com a new kind of film-loving community. …

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 musical continues through Sunday, July 14.

Based on the smash hit movie, Legally Blonde: The Musical follows the transformation …

Director Ed Zwick’s Trial By Fire Presents a Riveting Cautionary Tale

[Jack O’Connell plays convicted murder Todd Willingham in “Trial By Fire]

Oscar-winning director Edward Zwick brings the life the tragic and controversial story of Cameron “Todd” Willingham, (Jack O’Connell), who was executed in Texas for the arson-related deaths of his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.

This powerful true-life story shows the unlikely bond between Willingham, an imprisoned death row inmate, and Elizabeth

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

Molly Pope stars in Polly Mope at 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 Center Theater Residency artist in 2017, her performance is …

Didi Conn on Grease, Middletown and Enduring Friendship

[Didi Conn with Adrian Zmed in the new play Middletown]

Sometimes life imitates art. Just ask Didi Conn, whose recent stage reunion with old friends is giving us a  happy walk down memory lane and attracting new pals.

Conn is best known as Frenchy the “beauty school drop-out” in Grease, the John Travolta-Olivia Newton-John classic movie musical that has celebrated its 40th Anniversary, and she continues to have an active career as an actress, …

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Brings Magic to the Philadelphia Broadway Series

Kaitlyn Mayse fell in love with musical theater at the tender age of seven when she played a munchkin in a high school performance of The Wizard of Oz.

Already a dancer from the age of three or four, Kaitlyn said she knew during that first show that she had “caught the acting bug.”

The 25-year-old St. Louis native has performed in Oklahoma, Beauty and the Beast, Ragtime and Rapunzel, and now she is starring …

Second City Tour Member Andrew Bolduc Spreading Love in Philadelphia

Second City Tour Member Andrew Bolduc

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, who doesn’t need a little relationship advice and a chance to laugh out loud?

That’s why Andrew Bolduc of Second City’s Touring Company is excited that the show is currently in the City of Brotherly Love.

The show, It’s Not You, It’s Me, is playing from Wednesday, Jan. 30 through Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Kimmel Centers’ Perelman Theater. The world-famous …

Jorrel Javier Shines in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Photo: Jeremy Daniel

Photo: Jeremy Daniel

[Jorrel Javier (far left) and the cast of the Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical]

Ever since Jorrel Javier was a young boy, the Lightning Thief book series truly captured his imagination, so it seems fated that he would be on stage in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.  

The high energy and clever show, which has something to offer both young and old, is making its international touring debut at the Merriam

January 19, 1953 Little Ricky is Born

Lucille Ball Married Desi Arnaz on November 30, 1940.  Lucille and Desi were head over heels about each other almost from the first moment they met.  Their courtship was strained because of distance and their ultimate marriage was an elopement because the two could be in the same city at the same time.

Their marriage for several years faired little better.  Desi was a band leader that got an occasional movie part.  Lucille was an …

Riveting Teaser Scene for Impuratus is Stunning Film Audiences

Jody Quigley truly embodies the suspenseful characters that he portrays, and as a result, his latest horror movie, Impuratusis no exception. In fact, he spent hours in a make-up chair where an expert make-up artist worked to turn him into a 90-year old man.

The 38-year-old actor, best known for the suspense thriller, Apparition, portrays two stages in the life of Daniel Glassman in Impuratus; a young Civil War soldier, and a …

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Returns to Philadelphia

[Dylan Wallach and Sarah Bockel as Carole King and Gerry Goffin]

Music is clearly a universal language that transports us to a place and time where we first heard a melody or a song and we associate that song with that memory.

So when we sit in the audience and listen to Dylan Wallach portray the icon songwriter Gerry Goffin croon the love song Up on the Roof, we might just remember hearing that tune …

History of The Music Charts

Billboard Magazine began publication in 1894. It mainly covered Advertising and what they used to call the “Bill Posting” industry. It also covered the earliest Public Relations news. By 1896 it also covered agricultural fairs – there weren’t conventions back then.

In 1900 it went from being a monthly magazine to weekly, and started to cover breaking news within the industry. Within a few years they covered bigger events like State Fairs, with brought about …

History of The Music Charts

Billboard Magazine began publication in 1894. It mainly covered Advertising and what they used to call the “Bill Posting” industry. It also covered the earliest Public Relations news. By 1896 it also covered agricultural fairs – there weren’t conventions back then.

In 1900 it went from being a monthly magazine to weekly, and started to cover breaking news within the industry. Within a few years they covered bigger events like State Fairs, with brought about …

The Grinch is Coming to Steal Christmas in Philadelphia This Holiday Season

What better way to start the holiday season than to spend an evening with a tall grouchy green guy who will surely steal your heart?

So head to Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical when it makes its Philadelphia premiere from Wednesday, Dec. 19-Saturday, Dec. 29 at the Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater.

It will be a delightful time with Cindy Lou Who, her family, the rest of the adorable residents of Whoville, …

Mary Poppins Returns

 

Directed by Rob Marshall

Starring Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda

Music and Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Williams

Based upon the Mary Poppins Novels by PL Travers

 

Wow!!!  That says it all after seeing the sequel to the 1964 Walt Disney Studio hit Mary Poppins.  Mary Poppins Returns is a marvelous magical musical movie, and where Disney returned to it’s roots with The Little Mermaid back in the early 90s. now …

Top 100 Modern and Classic Rock Christmas Songs

Top 100 Modern and Classic Rock Christmas Songs

1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen
2. It’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
3. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) – Trans Siberian Orchestra
4. Please Come Home for Christmas – The Eagles
5. 2000 Miles – The Pretenders
6. Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You – Billy Squire
7. Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth – David Bowie …

Top 100 Modern and Classic Rock Christmas Songs

Top 100 Modern and Classic Rock Christmas Songs

1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen
2. It’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
3. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) – Trans Siberian Orchestra
4. Please Come Home for Christmas – The Eagles
5. 2000 Miles – The Pretenders
6. Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You – Billy Squire
7. Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth – David Bowie …

The Top 100 Christmas Pop Songs

The Top 100 Christmas Pop SongsCpop

1. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
2. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen
4. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
5. It’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
6. Last Christmas – Wham!
7. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – Alvin And The Chipmunks

The Top 100 Christmas Pop Songs

The Top 100 Christmas Pop SongsCpop

1. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
2. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen
4. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
5. It’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
6. Last Christmas – Wham!
7. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – Alvin And The Chipmunks

Top 100 Holiday Songs Secular Christmas Music

Top 100 Holiday SongsSecular

1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry (or Burl Ives)
2. Frosty The Snowman – Jimmy Durante (or The Ronettes)
3. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
4. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
5. Jingle Bells – Rosemary Clooney (or Frank Sinatra)
6. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
7. Santa Claus Is Comin To Town – Bruce Springsteen (or the Jackson 5)
8. Most

Top 100 Holiday Songs Secular Christmas Music

Top 100 Holiday SongsSecular

1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry (or Burl Ives)
2. Frosty The Snowman – Jimmy Durante (or The Ronettes)
3. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
4. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
5. Jingle Bells – Rosemary Clooney (or Frank Sinatra)
6. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
7. Santa Claus Is Comin To Town – Bruce Springsteen (or the Jackson 5)
8. Most

The Biggest Selling Christmas Albums & CDs of All Time

The Biggest Christmas Albums & CDs of All TimeChristmasAlbums

Anthology Christmas Albums:

Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits 1935-1954 (1989)

White Christmas (Bing Crosby) ~ Let Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
(Vaughn Monroe) ~ Rudolph The Rd-Nosed Reindeer (Gene Autry) ~ The
Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) (Nat ‘King’ Cole) ~ All I
Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) (Spike Jones ~ I Saw Mommy
Kissing Santa Claus (Jimmy Boyd) ~ Christmas

The Biggest Selling Christmas Albums & CDs of All Time

The Biggest Christmas Albums & CDs of All TimeChristmasAlbums

Anthology Christmas Albums:

Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits 1935-1954 (1989)

White Christmas (Bing Crosby) ~ Let Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
(Vaughn Monroe) ~ Rudolph The Rd-Nosed Reindeer (Gene Autry) ~ The
Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) (Nat ‘King’ Cole) ~ All I
Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) (Spike Jones ~ I Saw Mommy
Kissing Santa Claus (Jimmy Boyd) ~ Christmas

The Top 100 Old Time Christmas Carols and Holiday Songs

Christmas Carols and Old Time Christmas Songs
Carols

1. Silent Night
2. Jingle Bells
3. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
4. White Christmas
5. O Holy Night
6. The First Noel
7. Welcome Christmas (Reprise) – How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Soundtrack
8. O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
9. Christmas Time Is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio
10. Joy To The World
11. My Favorite Things
12. Winter

The Top 100 Old Time Christmas Carols and Holiday Songs

Christmas Carols and Old Time Christmas Songs
Carols

1. Silent Night
2. Jingle Bells
3. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
4. White Christmas
5. O Holy Night
6. The First Noel
7. Welcome Christmas (Reprise) – How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Soundtrack
8. O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
9. Christmas Time Is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio
10. Joy To The World
11. My Favorite Things
12. Winter

Noted Film Directors Bring Riveting New Dramas to 2018 Philadelphia Film Festival

Noted film directors Peter Hedges, Joel Edgerton, Paul Dano, and Jason Reitman have come to Philadelphia well aware they are reaching an appreciative film audience eager to witness their latest cinematic treasures, which are already receiving early Oscar buzz.

Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges in Peter Hedges’ Ben Is Back

Each of these directors has been discussing the art and craft of making movies and the behind-the-scenes bonding that went on during their film shoots …

Fiddler on the Roof Dances its way into Philadelphia Broadway Series

The beloved classic Fiddler on the Roof comes to Philadelphia for the first time in decades For the leading man, portraying Tevye in the Broadway Tour of Fiddler on the Roof is a true family affair, both on and off the stage.

Yehezkel Lazarov, a distinguished Israeli actor, director, and multidisciplinary artist, is portraying Tevye the Dairyman, who cares for his wife and five daughters in the remote Russian village of Anatevka, and knows this …

Murphy Brown Returns

Murphy Brown returned to CBS on September 27, 2018.  I was a huge fan of the show during it’s original run from 1988 to 1998 and was looking forward to it’s return.  I knew in the current political situation Murphy Brown, if handled well, could be a huge success if they followed a couple of rules, one, made the material as fresh as possible and two,  didn’t make the entire show about President Donald Trump.  …

Learning About Compassion From New Amsterdam’s Dr. Eric Manheimer

New Amsterdam’s Dr. Eric Manheimer is a Renaissance Man With Great Vision For Humanity

Throughout his career, Dr. Eric Manheimer, a distinguished physician, has provided much more than top-notch medical care by giving his patients large doses of compassion.

Now, Dr. Manheimer, a noted physician, author, and family man, is witnessing the fruits of his labor come to life with the season debut of New Amsterdam, the new television drama inspired by his years of …

Ryan Eggold Shines in New Amsterdam is TV’s Compelling New Drama

Step Inside the World of New Amsterdam the New Hospital Drama With Great Heart and Humanity

Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin — (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC)

The riveting new fall  television drama New Amsterdam is a stellar team effort. As such, because of that attention to detail, it often resembles the actual practice of medicine.

Making its much-anticipated series debut on NBC on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 10 p.m. [ET] right after the season …

Movies You Should Read For Kids

We are now living in an age where the senses are constantly stimulated.  Our eyes are bombarded with images both beautiful and terrifying and the same could be said for our ears.  Movies and TV  give us story after story, most of them adapted in some way from books.  After seeing the film versions of these books we think or feel that we no longer need to go back and read the original material.  We …

Dazzling An American In Paris Comes From the Stage to the Cinema

Dance Duo Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild Wax Poetic About An American In Paris Movie

When one ponders the beauty of the Geroge and Ira Gershwin musical An American In Paris the immediate thought is a timeless treasure of dance, romance, and music.

Now, the Tony Award-winning show that dazzled audiences on Broadway and the stages of London and Paris is now a movie from Trafalgar Releasing, showing at movie theaters around the nation on …

DC Comics Launches It’s First Streaming Service

DC Comics launches it’s first streaming service today.   Called The DC Universe this new streaming service and app has everything a DC fan could hope for and a little more.

 

The service which runs $7.99 a month or $74.99 for a year is full of great programing from the DC video vaults.  The original Superman Cartoon series by Max Fleisher is available followed by the Superman movie serial from the 1940s and then heading …

KIN Directors Jonathan and Josh Baker Offer A Thrilling Ride

The Riveting Movie KIN is an Explosive Sci-fi, Crime Thriller That Keeps Us Guessing

Rarely does a film take us on such a wild adventure that we cannot predict anything that is coming next, and we are at the edge of our seats wanting more and more – basically it is a thrilling ride!

Part crime thriller, sci-fi, part buddy road trip, part Western, and part family drama, the movie KIN, from the creative minds …

Wynonna Earp Whips It Up At SDCC

(PCM) SYFY brought the hit show Wynonna Earp to San Diego Comic Con. The show debuted on April 1st, 2016 and has gained a cult like following. The show even has its own conventions called Earpapalooza. The show is entering it’s third season and is based off the comic book series by Melanie Scrofano.

Wynonna Earp follows the great-great grand- daughter of lawman Wyatt Earp. Wynonna battles revenants reincarnated bad guys that Wyatt killed. She …

The Death of Superman: A Review

The Death of Superman

A Direct to Video Release

Directed by:

Jake Costorena and Sam Liu

With the voice talents of:

Jerry O’Connell (Superman), Rebecca Romijn (Lois Lane), Rainn Wilson (Lex Luther), Rosario Dawson (Wonder Woman), Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern), Christopher Gorham (The Flash), Matt  Lanter (Aquaman), Shemar Moore(Cyburg), Nyambi Nyambi (Martian Manhunter) and Jacob O’Mara (Batman)

 

In 1991 DC comics had a problem.  They had spent six years leading up to the wedding …

Falling in Love with Author Kevin Kwan and his Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians is an Engaging and Hilarious Film About Zany Families and Young LoveEven though Kevin Kwan is an international best-selling author whose brilliant romantic comedy is opening on the big screen, this master wordsmith still has family members who don’t quite understanding his high-profile writing career.

All of this makes a great deal of sense when it comes to his mega-hit 2013 novel Crazy Rich Asians, and the colorful, romantic and poignant …

Christopher Robin A Review

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

Produced by The Walt Disney Studios

Directed by Marc Foster

Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okonedo, Sara Sheen and Toby Jones.

Christopher Robin will soon join the ranks of such movies as Hook, Finding Neverland and Saving Mr. Banks.  This movie is not a bio-pic.  It is a fantasy.  It is not even a movie on the life of Christopher …

Dazzling, toe-tapping 42nd Street Delights the Bucks County Playhouse

Tessa Grady is Dancing and Singing Her Way Into the Hearts of Audiences Near and Far

By Debra Wallace

When it comes to the Grady family legacy one can easily say like father like daughter.

When Tessa Grady was a young girl it seemed quite natural that she would go into the family business and perform on stage and on television.

Growing up just outside of Hollywood; young Tessa was surrounded by examples of the …

Buffy To Co-Slay San Diego With Prize-Filled Vampire Hunt

(PCM) To celebrate Buffy the Vampire Slayer, on Saturday, July 21st, 20th Century Fox Consumer Products invites Buffy fans on the first-ever Buffy Vampire Hunt through San Diego. Every fan becomes a slayer as they must locate each ‘Vampire Nest’ across the Gaslamp District and throughout San Diego’s Convention Center. At each location, fans will be rewarded with a wide-range of prizes including Buffy Funko figures, posters, stickers, pins, t-shirts, comics and much more.…

The Hunt Has Evolved! Red-Band Trailer And Official Poster Revealed For The Predator!

(PCM) 20th Century Fox has released a new red band trailer and the official poster for THE PREDATOR. Directed by Shane Black, the film stars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Yvonne Strahovski.

And for fans headed to San Diego Comic-Con next month, the cast and filmmakers will be presenting exclusive, new film footage in Hall H on Thursday, …

The Hunt Has Evolved! Red-Band Trailer And Official Poster Revealed For The Predator!

(PCM) 20th Century Fox has released a new red band trailer and the official poster for THE PREDATOR. Directed by Shane Black, the film stars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Yvonne Strahovski.

And for fans headed to San Diego Comic-Con next month, the cast and filmmakers will be presenting exclusive, new film footage in Hall H on Thursday, …

Living Legend Nik Wallenda is Flying High in Philadelphia

Big Apple Circus Wows Crowds at the Philadelphia Mills Mall Through Sunday, June 24When Nik Wallenda was just two years old he learned how to walk on the hire wire by holding his mother’s hand. He has never looked back from that lofty career move that continues to capture everyone’s imagination.

A seventh-generation member of the legendary Wallenda acrobatic family, known for his incredible feats as an acrobat and high wire artist, he is …

Contortionist Elayne Kramer Wows the Crowds at the Big Apple Circus in Philadelphia

Big Apple Circus is Now Thrilling Audiences of all Ages at Philadelphia Mills MallWhile some of us believe we are extremely flexible, circus performer Elayne Kramer is one talented young woman who definitely knows that she is.

Kramer, 29, a contortionist, who started practicing her art at age four, performed aspects of her current act in the circus ring at age 11, and began traveling around the world as a circus professional at the …

Come Witness The Magic of Aladdin with Michael James Scott As The Genie

Philadelphia’s Upcoming Premiere of Disney’s Aladdin Is Everything You Could Wish For

When watching the vibrant production of Disney’s Aladdin it is difficult to divert your eyes for one moment.

Everything about this fantastical show is dazzling, colorful, thrilling, memorable and romantic, and a key ingredient of this success is the infamous role of the Genie, being performed by Michael James Scott for three weeks, from Wednesday, June 13 through Sunday, July 1, at the …

Lili Bordan Joins the Charming and Hilarious Book Club

Lili Bordan Learns from Four Legendary Leading Ladies in the Book ClubLili Bordan attended a recent premiere of the movie Book Club — a night that she will never forget. In her stunning hot pink gown, and surrounded by Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen, and Candice Bergen, walking this red carpet was memorable in countless ways.

In the romantic comedy, Book Club, the lovely raven-haired Bordan is starring as a dance instructor …

Blue Man Group Is A Must See Show On Your Next Vegas Vacay!

Photo credit: Lindsey Best

(PCM) Words can’t even begin to express how much we enjoyed ourselves while taking in a spectacular performance from the lovable and hilarious Blue Man Group at the Luxor Hotel and Casino during our recent trip to Las Vegas.

We have attended hundreds of concerts over the years, however seeing a Blue Man Group show is a sensory overload and the audience was loving every moment. Normally when you attend a …

Develop Your Palate with the Starz Tasty New Series Sweetbitter

Caitlin Fitzgerald is Stunning as Simone in Starz New Series SweetbitterCaitlin Fitzgerald’s television characters are always enhanced by her extraordinary attention to detail and her latest role of Simone in Starz new series Sweetbitter is no exception.

Sweetbitter, based on Stephanie Danler’s 2016 bestselling book of the same name, is a fish-out-of-water tale of 22-year-old Tess, who arrives in New York City ready to pursue a new life. She comes to the Big Apple …

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

flashback2Released on March 1, 1973, Pink Floyd’s legendary album ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ is the 7th best selling album of all time in the UK, yet it never made it to number 1 in the weekly UK album chart.

It did hit #1 for a week on the Billboard Album Chart, and eventually sold over 45,000,000 copies.

In the UK, it was kept off top spot by the compilation album ’20 Flash Back …

Jenny Vidbel and Spectacular Big Apple Circus Comes to Philadelphia

Animal Trainer Jenny Vidbel in Big Apple Circus National Tour Comes to the Philadelphia Mills MallWhen the time-honored Big Apple Circus comes town, third-generation animal trainer Jenny Vidbel, along with her 16 horses and ponies and six adorable rescue dogs, will be ready to charm and delight Philadelphia area audience members of all ages.

Vidbel, who has lived a fascinating circus life surrounded by beloved friends, learned the art of animal communication from her …

Suburban Philadelphia’s Catie Turner Makes It to American Idol’s Top 10

Langhorne’s Catie Turner Waiting to Find Out Her Future As She Inches Toward the Big PrizeWhile other high school seniors are getting ready for final exams, 18-year-old Catie Turner is performing on the world stage in American Idol.

The quirky and high-energy singer, songwriter, and musician from Suburban Philadelphia has made it to American Idol’s Top 10, a major achievement that she is still pinching herself about in addition to how dramatically her life …

WHY ARE WE STILL SAYING HELLO TO DOLLY?

On April 20th, 2017 the revival of HELLO DOLLY opened on Broadway starring Bette Midler and David Hyde-Pierce in the leading rolls of Dolly Levy and Horace Vandergelder.  In January of 2018 Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber took on the iconic roles and the show continues to stay strong running at The Schubert Theater in NYC.  It was recently announced that Ms. Midler would return to the role in the summer and that …

Sound of Music Tour to Delight Philadelphia Audiences

Jill-Christine Wiley is Glorious as Maria in The Sound of Music as Tour Comes to the Merriam TheaterWhen Jill-Christine Wiley was in kindergarten she fell in love with ballet and dance and attended a memorable performance of The Sound of Music.

The native of Lancaster, PA., fondly recalls being in the audience of her first stage musical – a high school production — along-side her mother, who remembers that Wiley sat on the edge …

Catie Turner Makes It to the Top 24 on American Idol

Suburban Philadelphia Teen Catie Turner Fulfilling Her Music Dreams on American Idol

The vibrant 17-year-old singer and musician from Langhorne, Pennsylvania, comes across in front of 10 million American Idol fans as honest, frank, bubbly and genuine. She is a likeable girl-next-door that the judges Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie and Lue Bryan, find both talented and unique. In fact, Perry, called Turner “a star.”

After surviving American Idol’s Hollywood Week, rigorous rehearsals and forging friendships, …

Philadelphia Contestant Dennis Lorenzo Goes From Homeless to Hollywood

American Idol Contestant Dennis Lorenzo Attracts World-Wide Attention

Philadelphia native Dennis Lorenzo is inching closer to the big prize on American Idol.

Dennis Lorenzo of West Philadelphia is continuing his life-altering musical journey toward the American Dream, and is thrilled that his family members, friends and legions of new fans around the world are rooting for them.

The newly-married 26-year-old Lorenzo, who now makes his home in L.A., has been going through the American Idol …

Getting Grace Opens Our Eyes to a World of Possibilities

Daniel Roebuck Delivers an Inspiring and Memorable Family Movie in Getting GraceSeeing the world through the eyes of a severally-ill child in the new film, Getting Grace, is a truly memorable family movie experience.

A labor of love from long-time film and stage actor, Daniel Roebuck, who is making his feature film directing debut about a spunky, funny, sarcastic, and empathetic young girl, who is losing her battle with cancer.

Knowing she is dying …

The Energetic School of Rock Is Now In Session

Philadelphia Native Stars in Philadelphia Tour of School of Rock Through April 1 at the Academy of MusicWhen a cast of uber-talented children play their own instruments, act, dance and belt out songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, you know that you have arrived.

This is the premise of School of Rock –The Musical, now playing on tour at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music through Sunday, April 1.

The show, which opened to rave …

John Legend to Star in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on Easter Sunday

Multi-Award-Winning Music Man John Legend Takes on Iconic Leading Role in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar on April 1

John Legend is always memorable — regardless of the venue.

The masterful 39-year-old singer/songwriter is currently on tour, awaiting the birth of his second child, a son, with his model-wife Chrissy Teigen, and rehearsing for his leading role in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

Before this, the soft-spoken gentlemen has been working on Broadway musicals, …

Mae Whitman is Stellar in NBC’s Black Comedy Good Girls

NBC’s Dark Comedy Good Girls Features Three Formidable ActressesAs an adorable child actress, Mae Whitman, completely captured our hearts in One Fine Day and Hope Floats, two endearing romantic comedies. Now, the 29-year-old actress is making an indelible mark in her NBC dark comedy Good Girls, that keeps us coming back for more.

 The new NBC series, which airs on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET, follows the lives of three dynamic and nuanced suburban …

NBC Taken Star Clive Standen Has Strong Family Ties

 Everyone is Taken with Clive Standen in the Riveting NBC drama

Not only is Irish actor Clive Standen extremely charming, and a dedicated television actor in the NBC drama Taken, he is also equally devoted to his family.

In Taken, the NBC drama, Standen stars as a younger version of Bryan Mills, the character played by Liam Neeson in the trilogy.

His character, Bryan Mills, a former Green Beret, must overcome a personal …

1964: Beatlemania Rocks The USA

1964: Beatlemania Rocks The USA
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On February 7, 1964 John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr arrived in America, with their manager Brian Epstein, producer Phil Spector, and other record company dignitaries. It started the ‘British Invasion’ – making room for The Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits, The Zombies, Freddy and the Dreamers, The Mersey Sound, The Mods, The Rockers… Beatlemania was born.

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August 8 – From Me To You/Thank You Girl was …

Sara Bareilles Portrays Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar on Easter Sunday, April 1

Sara Bareilles is Stunning in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert As She joins John Legend and Alice CooperWhen it comes to a role of a lifetime there are few that come close to spending time with Sara Bareilles, who is now portraying Mary Magdalene in NBC’s special event of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert airing on Easter Sunday.

The highly-anticipated special event, an exuberant staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim …

Chris Sullivan Gets to the Heart of His Character Toby on This Is Us

Catching Up with Chris Sullivan About Landing On NBC’s This Is Us

When Kate Pearson started to fall in love with Toby Damon on This Is Us, her protective fans wanted to make sure that he was worthy of her affections.

Since then Kate, (Chrissy Metz), and Toby, (Chris Sullivan), cemented their relationship and are currently planning their wedding, amid the trials and tribulations of their family issues.

In the meantime, scores of fans around …

Two Philadelphia Musicians Get Their Shot at Stardom on American Idol

Fans Rejoice as They Get Ready for Season 16 of  American Idol on Sunday, March 11 on ABC

Dennis Lorenzo and Catie Turner wake up every morning and pinch themselves as they are getting more than their fifteen minutes of fame.

The two Philadelphia-area musicians found their “golden ticket” by mustering up their nerve to audition in front of the all-star judges for American Idol, and being selected for the premiere episode.

Now starting its …

1962: Year of Chubby Checker and The Twist

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1962 – The Year of Chubby Checker and The Twist

Chubby Checker’s version of The Twist came out August 1, 1960 and he followed it up with non-stop touring, The Hucklebuck, Pony Time, Let’s Twist Again, and repeated The Twist with a second release on November 13, 1961.

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The Twist was first shown to the public via American Bandstand, which originated as simply Bandstand, a local show in Philadelphia in …

Exploring Complex Family Dynamics in The Humans

Actress Alex Keiper Brings Warmth and Humor to The HumansSpending Thanksgiving with your family can often bring up a roller coaster ride of emotions served with the turkey, stuffing and other holiday fare. This is the premise behind The Humans, a well-written, beautifully performed, touching, and memorable award-winning play starring Alex Keiper, now playing through March 4, at the Walnut Street Theatre, during its landmark 209th season.

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Waitress Broadway Tour is Serving a Slice of Heaven

 Leading Lady Desi Oakley Whips Up a Hit in the Waitress Broadway TourFrom the time Desi Oakley was a young girl growing up in Wichita, Kansas, she loved performing in musical theater and her passion continued to grow. Now she is starring in the Broadway tour of the musical Waitress and can’t believe the incredible journey that got her here.

It started with her first role as the spunky middle daughter, Brigitta von Trapp, …

A Confident Natacha Karam Shines On NBC’s The Brave

Natacha Karen as American sniper Jasmine “Jaz” Khan Inspires Viewers Far and Wide as a Bad-Ass role ModelEarlier this season, The Brave’s heroine Sgt. Jasmine “Jaz” Khan killed a terrorist leader and was captured by his guards and endured gruesome torture as a prisoner waiting for her team to rescue her.

When this was going on for Natacha Karam, the actress who quickly embodied this bad-ass sniper character on the dramatic television show, she …