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.

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…

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.…

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.”

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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:

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."