The Celluloid Activist

Larry Kramer (right) comforts Vito Russo in his California home several months before he died.Photo from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration website La Dolce Vito "Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo"By Michael SchiaviUniversity of  ...

May Dance, Philadelphia

Dance Blooms in Philly Lots of dance in Philly the first week of May, with three contemporary companies premiering new work: In their first appearance at the Annenberg Center, Aszure Barton & Artists finished out the  ...

Tosca, Philadelphia

Adina Nitescu and Thiago Arancam in Opera Company of Philadelphia's "Tosca"Photo courtesy of Opera Company of Philadelphia 'Tosca' By Giacomo PucciniConducted by Corrado RovarisDirected by Jonathan EatonOpera Company of PhiladelphiaAcademy of MusicApril 29-May 8, 2011 Even with its squirrelly  ...

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

Tara Keating and Matthew Prescott in "Proliferation of the Imagination"Photo by Alexander Iziliaev Two Innovative Premieres at PIFA Dance innovations dominated the Paris scene circa 1920, and that is the theme of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts  ...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Philadelphia

Charlie DelMarcelle and Joanna Liao in Lantern's "Midsummer Night's Dream"Photo by Mark Garvin Burlesque Bard: Lantern's Lusty 'Dream' "A Midsummer Night's Dream"By William ShakespeareDirected by Charles McMahonLantern Theater Company, PhiladelphiaMarch 10-April 17, 2011 The Lantern Theater’s production of "A  ...

Philadelphia Orchestra, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

Stephen Hough at the piano. (He was the soloist for the Tchaikovsky concerto.)Photo by Hiroyuki Ito Fab Phils: Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev Philadelphia OrchestraVasily Petrenko, guest conductorStephen Hough, pianistVerizon HallMarch 19, 2011 There are reasons why Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.  ...

Superior Donuts, Philadelphia

Superior Donuts By Tracy Letts Directed by Edward SobelArden Theatre Company, PhiladelphiaMarch 3-April 3, 2011 Tracy Letts’ "Superior Donuts" is set in a the changing urban landscape of uptown Chicago, yet it is not so far afield  ...

Pilobolus, Philadelphia (national tour)

Pilobolus dancers in a scene from "Gnomen"Photo by Joseph Mehling Pilobolus Dance Theater 40th Anniversary TourAnnenberg Center, Philadelphia March 3-6, 2011 Philly dance fans continue their love affair with that amorphous troupe Pilobolus Dance Theater. The company's appearance at  ...