NEW YORK — Fans of Broadway will have to wait a little longer for shows to resume — until at least late May.
Classically-trained ballet dancer Gabe Stone Shayer doesn't believe in wasting time.
All he ever dreamed about was becoming a sports star.
At first, Mason Reeves was just a 8-year-old boy who enjoyed sports. But his mother, who had taken over a local community theater, loved the theater and putting on plays.
When New York City shut down March 12, its theaters were preparing for a busy spring season: big names on Broadway, Tony Awards mania, millions of dollars in sales and of course a smattering of thoughtful plays on smaller stages.
He was a precocious little boy — singing, playing the piano, and leading the choir in the church where his mother was pastor when he was just 12 years old.
LAGOS, Nigeria — When Anthony Mmesoma Madu was videoed practicing ballet barefoot in the drizzling rain in Nigeria earlier this year, the 11-year-old thought the footage would be used for a common film study session.
Now in its fourth month, Bucks County Playhouse’s “Playhouse Live!” the 30-minute free Virtual Variety Show, continues streaming this Sunday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. The show features performances and interviews with notable writers, directors, designers and actors, as well as acoustic performance…
João Gilberto’s landmark “Chega de Saudade” is widely considered bossa nova’s first album. But about seven years before its 1959 release, a Brazilian musician known as Johnny Alf composed “Rapaz de Bem.” The song incorporated several elements that became hallmarks of the genre: a linear melo…
DETROIT — Get ready, because the Motown Museum is back in business.
The Wilma Theater was supposed to close its 2019-2020 season with “Is God Is,” a gory Afrofuturistic revenge story by Aleshea Harris.
Nique’Works Entertainment — the brainchild of actor, playwright and creative, Monique A. Robinson — will produce Itoro Bassey’s 35-minute play, "Unapologetically Black: Here for Facilitating Harm Reduction for Those In Need Incorporated."
Art and culture is beginning to reopen in Philadelphia. Following a closure of over three months to protect against the spread of COVID-19, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Barnes Foundation, Eastern State Penitentiary, The Franklin Institute, the Pennsylvania Academ…
Independence National Historical Park will host “Let Freedom Ring,” the annual symbolic ringing of the Liberty Bell this July Fourth at 6th and Chestnut streets. The famed Bell will be tapped 13 times at precisely 2 p.m., which is the time designated by a 1963 Joint Resolution 25 of the U.S.…
NEW YORK — The show will not go on. Well, at least for the remainder of this year.
Growing up Alexandra Espinoza says she never thought she’d go into the theater. “As a kid I thought I’d go into politics or be a lawyer or work on human rights. It really ran the gamut. But I think theater has always been the place I’ve been able to work on all my passions.”
The annual Philadelphia Fringe Festival will return in the fall, even though the coronavirus pandemic has shut down theaters everywhere.
NEW YORK — The task facing playwright Tito Livas was intense: Write a new play in a few days that could be read alone or aloud with friends. Don't worry if it's too crazy. Oh, and make it 10 minutes or less.
As this pandemic changes the face of how we see stage performances, actor Akeem Davis is embracing the new normal.
Normally, actor Benjamin Brown would be seen on TV, in films, and on the stage. But these are not normal times.
The arts in Philadelphia have always been an important part of not only the city’s identity but also its cultural landscape. In this era of coronavirus craziness, several local artists are doing their part to make sure that doesn’t change. Pennsylvania Ballet First Soloist Nayara Lopes is on…
While we are stuck inside and social distancing, there are still things we can do from our mobile devices and desktops at home:
As schools across Pennsylvania just extended coronavirus closures into April, many families are trying to keep some semblance of routine during a prolonged period of being effectively quarantined.
When “Black Panther” was released in 2018, it broke box office records and became a global cinema event.
NEW YORK — The cast of "To Kill a Mockingbird" ditched its somber Broadway home Wednesday for the cavernous Madison Square Garden, performing the play for 18,000 school kids in an electric one-time-only performance that one actor called "primal."