Books & CDs
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
Scott Greer (left) and James Ijames in "Endgame"Photo by Mark Garvin
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...