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 ...
‘Million Dollar Quartet’
Written by Colin Escott and Floyd MutruxDirected by Eric SchaefferForrest Theatre, Philadelphia (part of the national tour)Dec. 11-16, 2012
A whole lotta shakin’ going on at the Forrest Theatre with the first national tour of ...
The horn section from the Curtis Symphony OrchestraPhoto by David DeBalko
The Other Fab Phils
Curtis Symphony OrchestraCarlos Miguel Prieto, conductorVerizon Hall, PhiladelphiaOct. 15, 2012
All attention has been on the Philadelphia Orchestra, which has a new conductor ...
‘Angels in America’
(Parts One and Two, “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika”)
By Tony KushnerDirected by Blanka ZizkaWilma Theater, PhiladelphiaThrough Oct. 21, 2012
Theatergoers in Philadelphia have been waiting for months for "Perestroika," part two of Tony Kushner's epic ...
Victory : The Triumphant Gay RevolutionHow a Despised Minority Pushed Back, Beat Death, Found Love and Changed America for Everyone
By Linda HirshmanHardcover, 443 pages, $27.99HarperCollinsJune 2012
Linda Hirshman's "Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution" threads the legal milestones ...
From left: Adam Hundt, Will Laury and Colby Damon in "MashUP," choreographed by Adam HouglandPhoto courtesy of Ballet X
Hot Summer, Hot Dance
Ballet XWorks by Adam Hougland, Tobin Del Coure, and Darrell Grand MoultrieWilma Theatre, PhiladelphiaJuly 11-15, 2012