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By Bill Chenevert

You’re all winners: Theatre Philadelphia bestows Barrymore Awards

Monday night’s glamour-filled ceremonies saluted our city’s best in stage amid rousing performances and poignant speeches.

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Posted Oct. 29, 2014 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE > STAGE

By Sheena Lester

Dice Raw's "The Last Jimmy" is transformed into a hip-hop musical

First presented at a “Sittin’ In” session at the Kimmel Center, "The Last Jimmy" has morphed from a pitch-black hip-hop satire into a pitch-black hip-hop musical set in a courtroom

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Posted Oct. 22, 2014 | Comments: 1

ARTS AND CULTURE > STAGE

By Bill Chenevert

Suburban panic fuels the affecting "Detroit"

Lisa L'Amour's Pulitzer-finalist play is director Maria Mileaf’s eighth Philadelphia Theatre Company production.

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Posted Oct. 10, 2014 | Comments: 2

ARTS AND CULTURE > STAGE

By Bill Chenevert

Pennsylvania Ballet stays on its toes

The revered company’s new artistic director shows his mettle soon in "Press Play, The Directorial Debut of Angel Corella."

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Posted Sep. 24, 2014 | Comments: 3

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Alexander Peters steals the show at PA Ballet’s “Director’s Choice”
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By Bill Chenevert

That’s the Queen Freedia herself up there, looking totally sickening and ready to tackle her largest audience yet with upcoming Just Be Free. There are more than a handful of juicy upcoming releases that we can look forward to before summer even hits, and we broke em’ down by release week for you. Our bets [...]