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October 31, 2014

The Kimmel Center Brings International Phenomenon The It Gets Better Project To Philadelphia For Residency Events And A Live Stage Show, November 4-8

Launched in 2010 with a single inspirational YouTube video by syndicated columnist Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller, the It Gets Better Project has grown into an international phenomenon that’s inspired people from all walks of life to create more than 50,000 videos supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth who have experienced […]

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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

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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October 14, 2014

Pennsylvania Ballet Opens Its 51st Season With Press Play, The Directorial Debut Of New Artistic Director Ángel Corella, October 16-26

The curtain goes up on the 51st season of the Pennsylvania Ballet this month, and adding to the thrill of a fresh fall season, our city’s exceptional company welcomes a new artistic director, Ángel Corella. At the end of the company’s 50th season, longstanding artistic director Roy Kaiser stepped down after 35 years with the […]

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October 9, 2014

Venice Island Performing Arts And Recreation Center Opens With A Public Open House, Shows And Tours This Saturday, October 11

Looking for an island escape? After 10 years of planning and development Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center in Manayunk opens its grounds and doors to the public this weekend, Saturday, October 11. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the brand-new arts and recreation center will welcome the public to explore the gleaming new […]

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