How Opera And Arts Lover Karen Saillant’s Life’s Work Is Bringing Us Joy When We Need It The Most!

Every summer for the last 16 years, the picturesque town of Citta’ della Pieve, (located between Rome and Florence) has hosted Karen Lauria Saillant’s opera festival where guests were treated first-hand to beautiful world premiere Italian operas; a staggering 16 operas in 16 years.

However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the structure of the 17th world premiere Italian opera had to be changed, because Saillant is not permitted to travel to her beloved “second home” in …

‘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 …

Film Director Julius Onah Probes Evocative Issues in Luce

[Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison-Jr, and Naomi Watts in the movie Luce. Photo by Jon Pack/Neon Studios]

From the moment that film director Julius Onah read J.C. Lee’s play, he wanted to take this complex story about the assumptions we make about people and turn it into a movie.

The result: a fascinating indie film starring Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer, that has viewers thinking and discussing difficult topics.

Onah, a Nigerian-American filmmaker with a …

‘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 the Academy of Music Box Office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece.

The wildly popular …

The Complete List of 2019 Tony Award Nominees

Tony Awards 2019

The 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 Ferryman and To Kill a Mockingbird each received 9 nominations, tied for most in …

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, …

Beastie Boys Story with Mike D and Adrock Adds 3rd Brooklyn Show

BEASTIE BOYS STORY

Third Brooklyn Event Added Due To Popular Demand

Tickets For New Date On Sale Thursday March 21st at 10am Local Time

https://www.beastieboysbook.com/

With their previously announced Philadelphia and two Brooklyn shows having sold out instantly, Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond have confirmed a third night in Brooklyn for Beastie Boys Story – A 2 Person 1 Man Show About 3 Kids Who Started a Band Together – As …

Beastie Boys Story As Told By Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz

BEASTIE BOYS STORY
As Told By Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz

Directed By Spike Jonze

Live On Stage

Philadelphia & Brooklyn Event Dates Confirmed

Tickets On Sale

https://www.beastieboysbook.com/

Due to overwhelmingly popular demand, Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond have confirmed three dates for Beastie Boys Story As Told By Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz.

The full itinerary is as follows:

April 5: Philadelphia, PA – The Tower Theater
April 8: Brooklyn, …

Bon Jovi’s David Bryan Premieres Diana: A New Musical

On February 19, 2019, The La Jolla Playhouse presented the world premiere of a new musical based on the life of Diana, Princess of Wales. The play delivers the dramatic story of a little girl whose fairy tale came true, for a while, until the pressures of the monarchy and a bizarre love triangle forced her to transform herself into something more. The show is exciting, revealing and touching as it uncovers the emotional undercurrents …

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 …

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

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 …