Golden Age, Philadelphia

Golden Age by Terrence McNally
Directed by Austin Pendleton
Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia PAJanuary 22 - February 14, 2010Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington DCMarch 12- April 19, 2010www.PhiladelphiaTheatreCompany.orghttp://www.kennedy-center.org Marc Kudisch as Tamburini and Jeffery Carlson as Bellini. Photo: Mark GarvinCrouching  ...

The Jazz Life–Thelonious Monk

The Jazz Life
Life and Times of an American Original by Robin D.G. KelleyThe Jazz Loft Project. Sam Stephensonhttp://www.amazon.com/Thelonious-Monk-Times-American-Original/dp/0684831902www.jazzloftproject.orgThelonious Monk’s life looms so large that legends about him have at times eclipsed his musical legacy.  two books revisit Monk’s life  ...

Philadanco, Philadelphia

Philadanco!40th Anniversary JubileeNov. 14, 2009Verizon Hall, Philadelphiahttp://www.philadanco.org/Photo by Lois GreenfieldJoan Myers Brown wanted her favorite choreographers represented for her hometown 40th anniversary season in November and asked frequent collaborator Christopher Huggins to create something unique for the occasion.  The  ...

Il Trittico, New York

Il TritticoMetropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center;www.metopera.org Through Dec. 12, 2009Puccini’s sublime heroinesPatricia Racette in Suor AngelicaThe Metropolitan Opera first performed Il Trittico, Puccini‘s trilogy of one-act operas - Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi- in 1918, without the composer  ...

Philly Classical

From Russia, with Philly LoveVladimir JorowskiPhiladelphia OrchestraOctober 29-31, 2009Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor Sergey Khachatryan - ViolinProgram:Stravinsky - Scherzo fantastique Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto Prokofiev - Symphony No. 4 (1947 revision)http://www.philorch.org/ Philadelphia Chamber Music SocietyIgnat Solzhenitsyn accompanied the Moscow QuartetNovember,  ...

Liberty Medal to Spielberg

Liberty Medal presented to SpielbergNational Constitution Center, PhiladelphiaOctober 8, 2009 (Pool/Laurence Kesterson/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT)Under a gorgeous autumn sky on Independence Mall in Philadelphia,director Steven Spielberg received the Liberty City Medal in aceremony at the National Constitution Center October 8.President Bill Clinton,  ...

History Boys, Philadelphia

The History BoysArden Theater, PhiladelphiaThrough Nov. 1, 2009www.ArdenTheare.org Photo: Mark GarvinTerrence Nolen, artistic director of the Arden Theater has been expertin scaling down musicals for more theatrical punch and he shows equalskill with challenging drama in delivering a finely tuned  ...

The Gonzalez Cantata

The Gonzales CantataLive Arts-  Philly FringeSept. 4, 2009The Rotunda, Philadelphiawww.gonzalescantata.com Even though the Rotunda in West Philly was only a quarter filled for the premiere of composer Melissa Dunphy’s new choral work ‘The Gonzales Cantata‘ there was an undeniable  ...

Welcome to Yuba City

Welcome to Yuba CityPhiladelphia Fringe FestivalThe HubThrough September 19, 2009www.liveart-fringe.orgRod Serling would approvePig Iron Theatre serves up plenty of sagebrush philosophy at the diner in ‘Welcome to Yuba City’ located somewhere between Roswell and that last chance Texaco in  ...

Never the Sinner, Philadelphia

Never the Sinner-The Leopold and Loeb Story Mauckingbird Theatre CompanyAugust 8-30, 2009Adrienne Theatre, Philadelphia  www.MauckingbirdTheatreCo.orgEven with the stock plotline of a murderous homosexual couple already built into the story, John Logan’s Never the Sinner -The Leopold and Loeb Story,  ...