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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 31, 2014

A Guide To The 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival, Returning November 4-15 With Storytelling, Panels And A Food Event With Chefs Marcus Samuelsson And Jennifer Carroll

Now in its 13th year, the First Person Arts Festival continues its unique celebration of documenting real life through storytelling. Internationally renowned artists join everyday people from both Philadelphia and across the country to take part in the annual event, sharing their tall tales and personal experiences on stages around town from November 4 to […]

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October 27, 2014

Broadway Philadelphia Launches Its Season With Tony Award-Winning Musical Newsies At The Academy Of Music, Opening Tuesday, October 28

If you think a trip to New York is required to catch a big Broadway show, think again. The hottest tickets to the best Broadway shows can be had with ease in Philadelphia, thanks to the performances of the Kimmel Center-affiliated Broadway Philadelphia series, which hosts the national tours of straight-from-Broadway shows. This month kicks […]

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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

Coming Attraction: The Barnes Foundation Presents William Glackens, The First Major Survey On The Philadelphia-Born Painter In More Than 40 Years, Opening Saturday, November 8

Any day of the year, a visit to The Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway involves an awe-inspiring permanent collection featuring 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes and 59 Matisses, along with works by Manet, Degas, Seurat, Prendergrast, Titian, Picasso and so much more. This fall and winter, in addition to the remarkable collection, visitors to […]

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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

The Annual 215 Festival Spotlights Philadelphia’s Literary Scene On South Street This Weekend, October 23-26

Starting today, October 23 and running through Sunday, October 26, the 215 Festival returns to celebrate Philly’s literary scene with free readings, cocktail-fueled events and more. This year, the literary fest fills locations along South Street with a variety of events that celebrate the written word. The festivities kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. with […]

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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 21, 2014

Must-See Exhibition: The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Debuts The Sweeping Retrospective Paul Strand: Master Of Modern Photography, On View Now Through January 4, 2015

Nowadays, everyone is a photographer. Smartphone cameras and Instagram have enabled the general public to take on the photographic medium like never before, giving rise to a widespread contemporary appreciation for the craft. This fall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art gives photography fans the chance to cull tips from one of the greatest masters of […]

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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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