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. 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 […]

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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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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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Spend an Evening with The Sunshine Boys and Be Prepared to Laugh…A Lot

Funnyman Allen Lewis Rickman portrays one member of a famous Vaudeville duo that parted on bitter terms and haven’t spoken for a decade in the Bristol Riverside Theatre’s hilarious production of The Sunshine Boys. Running through March 31, the production is a lovely homage to the award-winning late playwright, Neil Simon, and a showcase for a […]

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Epic and Sweeping Production of Miss Saigon at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia

From the moment that an American G.I. named Chris and a young girl named Kim fall in love during the fall of Saigon, we are swept up in their harrowing love story. From the creators of Les Miserables Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon is having its Philadelphia premiere from March […]

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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. […]

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The Favourite Tops Women Film Critics’ Circle Awards List

The Women Film Critics’ Circle (WFCC) has just announced its 2018 awards and it is a great place to go to select the best movies to watch this holiday season and beyond. Topping the list is the female-driven period film The Favourite, starring Olivia Coleman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz. Olivia Coleman was awarded best actress […]

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Stand-up Comic Allan Sidley: Follow Your Passion and Pursue Your Dreams

Renaissance Man Allan Sidley A Favorite on the Northern Virginia-Washington D.C. Comedy Scene Did you have a rough day, a rough week, or a rough year? Do you need to de-stress? Do you need to leave your woes behind? Three words: Tysons Comedy Cellar. Located in the basement of Tyson’s Biergarten, TCC is a comedy room run by […]

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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 […]

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Noah Weisberg’s Willy Wonka Provides a Sweet Treat for All of Our Senses

It is a journey of Pure Imagination in the current Philadelphia Tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory From the moment Willie Wonka steps on the stage at the Academy of Music he takes his audience on a tasty and magical journey sure to enliven all of our senses. Wearing his signature fuchsia velvet coat and top […]

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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 […]

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American Idol Winner Maddie Poppe is Setting the Music World on Fire

America’s Sweetheart Maddie Poppe is Delighting Fans Around the Nation During The American Idol 2018 Summer TourIf you work hard, and believe in yourself, the impossible can happen. Just ask American Idol winner Maddie Poppe, the new sweetheart of the music world. At age 20, the native of small-town Clarksville, Iowa, (population 1,500), took a […]

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A Demo Of ‘The Walking Dead: Our World’ And Tour Of ‘Dead Quarters’ Activation At SDCC

Words and images by: Karli Higdon (PCM) While we were out exploring San Diego Comic Con we had the opportunity to check out an awesome demo of the new augmented-reality game “The Walking Dead: Our World”, as well as, spend some time having a blast in AMC’s “Dead Quarters” off-site activation. One building was set […]

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A First Look At FOX’s ‘The Masked Singer’

(PCM) FOX has put in an order for a new reality competition series titled “The Masked Singer”, which is set to premiere in January of 2019. The series will be based upon the popular South Korean format of a similar series and will be hosted by Nick Cannon. The series will feature a slew of […]

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LINE Webtoon Green Room Party Reigns Supreme At SDCC!

(PCM) We have to say that the LINE Webtoon Green Room party held at the Altitude Sky Lounge during San Diego Comic Con was absolutely top-notch! We had an absolute blast! The music was bumping as the elevators whisked us away to a gorgeous roof deck that featured fire pits, themed cocktails, delicious finger food […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Women Film Critics Circle Gives Awards to Lady Bird, I Tonya, Three Billboards, Mudbound and More

Women Film Critics Circle Gives 2017 Awards to Several Movies That Are Receiving Attention As Oscar HopefulsIt was a year to highlight and celebrate women in film and there were several movies, directors, actresses and more that are worth cheering about. As such, The Women Film Critics Circle has declared Lady Bird — the mother-daughter story starring […]

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Nik Wallenda Soars to New Heights in the Big Apple Circus

Performer Nik Wallenda Dazzles Audiences at the Big Apple Circus and BeyondWhen Nik Wallenda was 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.   A seventh-generation member of the legendary Wallenda family, known for his incredible […]

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Pennsylvania Ballet Presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker This Holiday

Pennsylvania Ballet’s Sensory-Friendly Performance of The Nutcracker Provides a True Holiday GiftIt is time for you and your children to immerse yourselves in sugar plum fairies, the land of the sweets, and other delights, with the return of a favorite holiday tradition, The Pennsylvania Ballet’s memorable presentation of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. The Pennsylvania Ballet […]

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Interview with Carrie Compere for The Color Purple

The Epic Tale of The Color Purple Returns to Philadelphia When people enter the world of The Color Purple they immediate see that they are embarking on a remarkable, emotion-filled journey. The Color Purple celebrates the healing power of love and the importance of a zest for life, and its themes of empowerment for women […]

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Screenwriter Susan Coyne Interview for The Man Who Invented Christmas

Noted Screenwriter Susan Coyne Creates Magic in The Man Who Invented Christmas  Having two leading actors of the caliber of Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens embrace the magic of your screenplay is quite memorable for any writer. This is definitely the case for Susan Coyne, who wrote the screenplay for The Man Who Invented Christmas, […]

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Interview with Brooke Shields for Daisy Winters

Brooke Shields Plays an Emotional Mother in Daisy Winters Brooke Shields has the perfect opportunity to show her maternal side in “Daisy Winters,” her riveting new movie, in which she plays an extremely hands-on mother. This thought-provoking and powerful movie is filled with many vital life lessons, so much so that you do not want […]

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Christopher Plummer Talks About A Man Who Invented Christmas

Charming Storyteller Christopher Plummer Helps Us Usher in Christmas A pajama-clad Christopher Plummer fondly remembers the annual traditional family reading of the Dickens’ holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” and the indelible impression it made on him as a young boy. These are the earliest recollections of the 87-year-old actor, who grew up in Quebec, Canada, […]

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David Cassidy April 12, 1950 to November 21, 2017 A Tribute

David Bruce Cassidy was born to Jack and Evelyn Cassidy on April 12 1950.  His parents divorced when he was young but didn’t tell him.  He found out two years later from a neighbor.  His Father would marry actress and musical comedy star Shirley Jones who would become a step mother of sorts to David […]

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Take Your Family to the Vibrant Holiday Celebration of Coco

(PCM) Helping to create the vibrant, inspiring and musical world for “Coco” has been a dream come true for Jason Katz, the film’s story supervisor. Throughout the lengthy process of making this beautiful animated holiday movie, there was one vision that went through Katz’s mind: celebrating family. Katz, who has spent the past six years […]

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Finding Neverland Soars into Philadelphia’s Academy of Music

(PCM) Holiday time is always the perfect opportunity to escape to magical places with loved ones, and what better way to spend Thanksgiving then with Peter Pan. This holiday, the story of playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, will soar into the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music in Philadelphia from Tuesday, […]

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Stunning Cinematic Treasures Offered at the 26th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival

Stunning Cinematic Treasures Offered at the 26th Annual Philadelphia Film FestivalIn keeping with the tradition of cultivating, showcasing, and nurturing films, from near and far, the 26th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival offers an array of memorable cinematic treasures. The much-anticipated event, which runs through October 29, has a staggering number of offerings: 92 features, 18 […]

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Dina and Scott’s Romance in ‘Dina’ – an Award-Winning Documentary

Director Dan Sickles’ Wild Ride With “Dina” His Award-Winning Documentary When director Dan Sickles was a boy he met a remarkable young woman named Dina, who despite a myriad of difficulties, would later transform his life, and the lives of other who crossed her path in his new award-winning documentary that proudly wears her name. […]

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‘The Stray’ Director Mitch Davis on Family, Faith and Film

A mysterious mutt comes into the lives of a stressed-out family and helps each member overcome insurmountable odds in the charming new movie, The Stray. Mitch Davis was an overworked father working as a Hollywood studio executive, and despite considerable career success, his marriage and family were splintering apart. That was until one day in […]

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Going Live with John Stamos and Finn Wolfhard

The classic film Willy Wonka starring Gene Wilder has had a sweet spot in our hearts for generations. Starting out as a children’s book to hitting the big screen for the first time in 1971 before Tim Burton delivered his take on the popular story in 2005, the story is now making its way to Hollywood more »

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Box Office Roundup: ‘It’ Slips Past ‘American Made’

The Tom Cruise led American Made was expected to take the top spot at the weekend box office, but things were far closer than anyone expected. In a close three-way race, It was able sneak past both American Made and last weekends champ Kingsman: The Golden Circle. While the final numbers may not come out until more »

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Halloween Programming for Syfy, Google Play and More!

Do you feel that? It’s Halloween spirit in the air! Halloween is my favorite holiday when it comes to holiday programming, well that and Christmas. But with Halloween just around the corner, you can bet there will be loads of new series and already established series airing Halloween related episodes. Below we have the Halloween more »

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Box Office Roundup: ‘Kingsman’ Takes the Crown

After two weeks on top, Kingsman: The Golden Circle has topped the juggernaut hit IT.  While the Kingsman sequel earned enough to take the top spot, the film performed under expectations.  Kingsman: The Golden Circle brought in an estimated $39 million domestically in its opening weekend.  The original Kingsman earned $36.2 in its opening weekend domestically ($128.2 million in total more »

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Upcoming Supernatural Thriller ‘American Satan’ Features A Star-Studded Cast!

Just in time for the Halloween season comes the supernatural thriller from director and writer Ash Avildson (son of the legendary Academy Award-winning director John Avildson) American Satan. The film is packed with a star-studded cast that included Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), John Bradley (Game Of Thrones), Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), BooBoo Stewart more »

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Jamie Lee Curtis Returns For 40th Anniversary ‘Halloween’ Movie. But Can The Series Stay Relevant?

It was strongly hinted on social media that True Lies star, Jamie Lee Curtis will be reprising her role as the virginal Laurie Strode in the upcoming Halloween sequel, scheduled to be released on October 19th, 2018.

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First Look at David Harbour’s ‘Hellboy’

A first look of the rebooted Hellboy has been released by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola via Twitter. The image below is actor David Harbour as the half-demon hero and it looks really similar to Guillermo del Toro‘s and Ron Pearlman‘s take on the character. Mignola’s tweet of the image was captioned with “Holy crap.” We more »

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: New Clip and Poster; Runtime Revealed

‘Blade Runner 2049’ is officially less than a month away. Let that sink in. This is one of those rare films that has the promise of being the first good sequel to a beloved classic. Luckily, the film boasts a major amount of talent. Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, and Dave Bautista all join as he reprises his role as maybe-replicant Rick Decard.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 9’: Why Colin Trevorrow Left

Earlier this week, yet another bombshell was dropped in the ‘Star Wars’ universe with the firing of Colin Trevorrow as director of ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’. In what has been a fairly rough summer for Lucasfilm, the firing of Tevorrow is just another in a series of director shuffles with their last few projects.

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Bob Iger Gives New Details Regarding Disney Streaming App

After news broke about a month ago revealing Disney’s plans to pull their films from Netflix in order to start their own streaming app, many questions needed to be answered. Will Star Wars and Marvel films stream on the service? Will the service have exclusive content? How much content will it have? How much will it cost?

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The Hype For ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Is In Full Swing

(AOTN) Tickets have already went on sale for Marvel Studio’s highly anticipated “Thor: Ragnarok” which is set to hit theaters on November 3rd! To add even more to the hype, Marvel Studios has also unveiled new character posters in support of the upcoming film, which can be seen below: In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor more »

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Head to the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival to Uncover New Cinematic Treasures

(PCM) It is clearly the time to enter the world of cinematic treasures by heading to the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, now in its 16th year, and running through April 30. There is a great deal to shout about at this year’s festival, including several world premieres, riveting documentaries, nearly 100 feature films, special screenings, Gala […]

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Spend the Afternoon with ‘Wilson’ Screenwriter Daniel Clowes

(PCM) When Daniel Clowes was sitting at his father’s bedside as he was losing his battle with cancer, the graphic novelist and screenwriter he started drawing comic strips about the hospital. The film, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, opened on Friday, March 24, to the delight of movie goers who were looking for something with more meat […]

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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Film Review

(PCM) Going into the theater with doubts about whether or not we were going to enjoy the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures film “Kong:Skull Island” we came out pleasantly surprised by just how much we ended up enjoying this film. When taking a look at other critical reviews of the film, we almost have to wonder if […]

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