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July 24, 2014

Shakespeare In Clark Park Returns With A Huge Production Of Henry IV Featuring A 100-Person Battle Scene And More, July 30-August 3

Alfresco iambic pentameter, anyone? Now in its ninth season, Shakespeare in Clark Park revisits the West Philadelphia green space for another summer of free outdoor theatrical performances. Opening on Wednesday, July 30 and playing nightly at 7 p.m. through Sunday, August 3, the talented team behind Shakespeare in Clark Park presents its rendition of the […]

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July 17, 2014

The Bearded Ladies And Opera Philadelphia Reveal The Development Of ANDY: A Popera On Stage At The Wilma Theater Through July 27

What happens when an experimental cabaret troupe and an innovative opera company join forces? In Philadelphia, the result is a fabulously original pop-art opera. Earlier this year, The Bearded Ladies cabaret and Opera Philadelphia embarked on a year-long collaborative project to create a fully staged pop-art opera, or “popera,” inspired by the epic life of […]

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July 16, 2014

Tony Award-Winning Broadway Show The Book Of Mormon Brings Satirical Humor And A Ticket Lottery To The Forrest Theatre, Starting July 29

A bona fide Broadway hit, The Book of Mormon nabbed nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in 2011 and is still a tough ticket to score in New York. In Philadelphia, advance word of mouth for The Book of Mormon’s local stop is so hot, the show is virtually assured of a successful run at […]

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July 15, 2014

Hundreds Of The World’s Teens Will Have Their Say At The 17th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam, July 16-19

This month, Philly will welcome more than 500 teenagers from around the world to voice their views and be heard. From Wednesday, July 16 through Saturday, July 19, our city will play host to the 17th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam. Powered by Youth Speaks, Brave New Voices is the world’s largest […]

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July 9, 2014

Our Guide To Fairmount’s Bastille Day Festival Returning To Eastern State Penitentiary For Its 20th Year This Saturday, July 12

Liberté, égalité, fraternité! Mais oui, Philadelphia. Eastern State Penitentiary’s Bastille Day Festival returns this weekend, Saturday, July 12, to celebrate its 20th-anniversary year of celebrating French National Day, which commemorates the start of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille. Once again, the Penitentiary teams-up with marvelous cabaret troupe The Bearded Ladies to […]

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June 20, 2014

Bill Maher Brings His Brash Brand Of Political Humor To The Academy Of Music For One Night Only, Saturday, June 28

The man who brought politically incorrect humor into to the mainstream, Bill Maher, presents his astute stand-up act at the Academy of Music, Saturday, June 28. Maher likes to push buttons and boundaries, and you can be sure he’ll do both on the Academy stage, where no political affiliation is safe from his barrage of […]

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June 9, 2014

Colin Quinn Wisecracks His Way Through The American Constitution In Unconstitutional At The Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Starting June 13

The U.S. Constitution may be the highest law of our land, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it, as happens when Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Colin Quinn’s Unconstitutional at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, June 13-July 6. In this one-man show, Quinn offers a satirical take on 226-year old document, riffing on assorted […]

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June 6, 2014

Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles Brings Good Ol’ Rock ‘N’ Roll To The Academy of Music, June 11-15

The Beatles may have broken up decades ago, but they remain one of the world’s most celebrated bands. Which helps explain the broad popularity of Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles, coming to the Academy of Music , June 11-15. Venturing back to a time when all you needed was love, the show is a […]

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May 29, 2014

FringeArts And Chef Peter Woolsey Break Ground On La Peg, The New Restaurant To Debut At The Waterfront Performing Arts Venue This September

Last fall, FringeArts welcomed the public to its brand-new year-round home on the Delaware River waterfront – kicking off its inaugural performing arts season with past Philadelphia Fringe Festival hits, international works and incredible shows from talented locals. Housed in the former firehouse pumping station beneath the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on the Delaware River waterfront, […]

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May 27, 2014

Lantern Theater Company Wraps Up Its 20th Anniversary Season With A Stage Adaptation Of C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, May 27-June 15

If it takes a lion, a witch, and a wardrobe to define your childhood, how do you up the game for explaining the trials and triumphs of an adult? If you’re C.S. Lewis, you call on the aid of a demon and his nephew to do the dirty work for you. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, […]

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