In Bed With Gore Vidal

The Times of London correspondent Tim Teeman knew Gore Vidal as the aging literary lion in winter, a brilliant novelist of "Burr" and "The City and the Pillar," living in semi-exile and harboring lifelong resentments. Teeman’s respect for  ...

Classical Crossovers

Dec. 31, 2013 Bramwell Tovey, conductor Tracy Dahl, soprano Travis and Jaimee Tuft, Joanna Meller, Slawek Roszak, MalachI Osai and Waszkiewicz, dancers Conductor-composer Bramwell Tovey was such a huge hit conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Christmas concert  ...

BodyVox, on tour

BodyVox That rowdy dance troupe from Portland, Oregon known as BodyVox returned to their avid fan base at Dance Celebration in Philadelphia. They performed The Cutting Room an ambitious, erratic multi-media dance satire about movies. It was conceived by  ...

Paul Taylor Dance Company

At 83, choreographer Paul Taylor continues to be legendary in his own time, his company perpetually youthful, even when (as in the case of “American Dreamer,”) the dance is sketchy. He is a longtime favorite at Dance Celebration in Philadelphia,  ...

Cock, Philadelphia

Written by Mike Bartlett Directed by Deborah Block Theatre Exile, Philadelphia Oct. 17 – Nov. 17, 2013 Theatre Exile has a theme this season of plays about the search for identity.   It kicks off with Mike Bartlett’s play “Cock,” a scabrous  ...

Parade, Philadelphia

Book by Alfred Uhry Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown Co-conceived by Harold Prince Directed by Terrence J. Nolen Production conceived by Jorge Cousineau and Terrence J. Nolen Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia Sept. 26 - Nov. 3, 2013  ...

LyricFest, Philadelphia

Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, led the LyricsFest performance'Journey Toward Freedom' LyricFestFirst Presbyterian Church, PhiladelphiaMarch 3, 2013 LyricFest designs concerts with scope and historical significance so well that it often results in uniquely vital programming. Earlier this year, their single  ...

Endgame, Philadelphia

Scott Greer (left) and James Ijames in "Endgame"Photo by Mark Garvin ‘Endgame’ By Samuel Beckett Directed by Edward Sobel Arcadia Stage, Arden Theatre Company, PhiladelphiaThrough March 10, 2013 Samuel Beckett busted open theatrical conventions in his plays "Endgame" and  ...

The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Philadelphia

Megan Bellwoar (left) and Mary Martello in "The Beauty Queen of Leenane"Photo by Mark Garvin 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' By Martin McDonaghDirected by Katherine MacMillanLantern Theater Company, PhiladelphiaThrough Feb. 10, 2013 Martin McDonagh’s 1996 play "The  ...

Debussy’s Preludes by Pierre-Laurent Aimard on DG

A Master Interprets Debussy’s ‘Preludes’ Pierre-Laurent AimardClaude Debussy, “Preludes” Books 1 & IIDeutsche GrammophonCD 477 9983 The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presented pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s concert of Claude Debussy’s "Préludes" (Book II) at the Perelman Theater late  ...