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November 25, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company Presents John Patrick Shanley’s Romantic Comedy Outside Mullingar, Starting Friday, November 28

Best known for his 2004 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play Doubt: A Parable, playwright John Patrick Shanley debuted his latest work, Outside Mullingar, on Broadway last January to reviews that nearly equalled his much-lauded previous play. Now, Shanley’s most recent work can be seen right here in Philadelphia, presented by Philadelphia Theatre Company at […]

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November 24, 2014

1812 Productions Brings Good Cheer And Political Humor To The Holiday Season With This Is the Week That Is, Opening Friday, November 28

1812 Productions, the Philadelphia theater company that believes the world could always use more comedy, creates much mirth and laughter from the world of politics with its annual hit show, This Is The Week That Is, beginning its yearly showing this Friday, November 28. A stylistic mash-up of variety shows like The Carol Burnett Show […]

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November 21, 2014

Arden Theatre Company Presents A Boldly Reimagined Beauty And The Beast For Children, Opening Wednesday, November 26

A classic fairy tale is fully reimagined when the Arden Theatre Company presents Beauty and the Beast, opening Wednesday, November 26. Based on the much loved story by Charles Way, the two main characters are so well known — a beautiful woman and a beastly man — that they need no introduction. Be advised, however, […]

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November 19, 2014

Bob Dylan Plays The Academy of Music In His First Performances In Center City Since The 1960s This Weekend, November 21-23

Music trends come and go, but Bob Dylan never goes out of style. The original singer-songwriter has many guises, and a huge catalog of tunes, so you never know quite what to expect when he brings his band to The Academy of Music, November 21-23. Dylan’s been on the scene since the 1960s, however, this […]

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November 4, 2014

Azuka Theatre Presents A Clever Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Story With The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, November 5-23

A plot with many transformations is anything but elementary in Azuka Theatre’s new production, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, running November 5 through 23. This sci-fi time-traveling play, a 2014 Pulitzer Prize-finalist by Madeleine George, offers up many intriguing twists and turns, not to mention a love triangle that repeats through time. The […]

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October 31, 2014

The Walnut Street Theatre Opens A Delightful Family-Friendly Production Of Mary Poppins, Starting Tuesday, November 4

Colorful characters and catchy songs abound when Mary Poppins whisks her way into Walnut Street Theatre, beginning this Tuesday, November 4 and continuing all the way through January 4, 2015. Based on the popular Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins tells the tale of a nanny who magically appears at a household on Cherry Tree Lane […]

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October 27, 2014

Theatre Exile Opens Its 2014-15 Season With The Philadelphia Premiere Of The Provocative Red Speedo, October 30-November 23

The lure of fame and fortune, and what lengths some will go to get it, are the basis for provocative debate in Theatre Exile’s season opener Red Speedo, with previews at intimate Studio X in South Philly starting this Thursday, October 30. Set on the eve of Olympic swimming trials, the plot revolves around Ray, […]

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October 24, 2014

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Presents An Innovative Take On Henry V, The Ultimate Underdog War Story, Through November 16

This fall, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre puts a new spin on a classic underdog war story with an innovative staging of Henry V, on stage now through November 16. As directed by Barrymore Award-winning Aaron Cromie, this production makes the most of its youthful cast by situating the play as part of a final exam […]

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October 23, 2014

Arden Theatre Company Presents An Exhilarating Production Of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations This Fall, October 23-December 14

There are plenty of twists and turns when the Arden Theatre Company presents Great Expectations, running through December 14. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic coming of age novel, Great Expectations tells the tale of Pip, an orphan boy who finds his life irrevocably changed after one act of kindness. That seemingly small gesture sets off […]

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October 20, 2014

Lantern Theater Company Presents A Four-Day Festival To Explore The Many Facets of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, October 23-26

Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia packs in in so many rich ideas and thoughts — ranging from science to sex – that there are entire study guides devoted to dissecting the acclaimed play’s themes and meanings. Now running on the St. Stephen’s Theater stage, Lantern Theater Company’s production of Stoppard’s masterpiece, Arcadia, serves as the season opener […]

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