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Mister in THE COLOR PURPLE: Gavin Gregory talks about the touring production

Gavin Gregory takes on the gritty role of “Mister” in the current North American tour of THE COLOR PURPLE.

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SYMPHONY FOR A BROKEN ORCHESTRA (Temple Contemporary): One kid’s trash…

Four hundred musicians gathered at the 23rd Street Armory on Sunday night to perform on a wide array of broken instruments

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Theater in Sketch: FINDING NEVERLAND (Academy of Music)

Sketch artist Chuck Schultz paints FINDING NEVERLAND

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BEAUTIFUL DECAY (BalletX): A timely reprise

Youth is fleeting; beauty is not.

David Ingram, James Ijames, and Charlotte Northeast in THE BROWNINGS. Photo by Plate 3 Photography.

THE BROWNINGS (Orbiter 3): Let me count the f%&*ing ways

In a heartfelt moment, Elizabeth Barrett Browning tells her poet-husband, “I’m going to dip your cock in laudanum and fuck you til i’m high”

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[book review] A BODY OF WORK by David Hallberg: Dancing to the Edge and Back

This book invites readers into the world of ballet, and reminds us what it takes us to truly live our lives for a love.

Rehearsal was beginning to take off and each dancer has their own way of preparing. Some dancers are more relaxed and others are stretching. Sketch by Chuck Schultz.

Dance History Onstage: Pioneering dancers Brigitta Herrmann and Manfred Fischbeck in BEAUTIFUL DECAY

Nicolo Fonte’s choreography for Beautiful Decay includes parts for two older dancers, Brigitta Herrmann and Manfred Fischbeck. Sketches by Chuck Schultz.

Gregory Isaac and Leigha Kato. Back, l to r: Lee Coropassi, Doug Hara. (Photo by Shawn May)

MY FAIR LADY (Quintessence): A splendid holiday gift

A jubilant mix of beautiful music and songs, dancing, magic, social politics… and elocution

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CRIMES OF THE HEART (Curio): Deliciously dark Southern fare

Beth Henley’s play remains relevant because its central characters feel so vibrantly human

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Cabaret in Sketch: GET PEGGED (Bearded Ladies)

Sketches of the monthly cabaret show at La Peg.

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FINDING NEVERLAND with Lael Van Keuren: Interview with star of the touring musical

Lael Van Keuren and the cast of Finding Neverland fly into Philadelphia over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Theater in Sketch: HOLD STILL WHILE I FIGURE THIS OUT (FringeArts)

The three artists in Subcircle transform the FringeArts stage in a never-ending improvisation.

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Singing VAREKAI: Jamieson Lindenberg on the Cirque du Soleil show

Jamieson Lindenberg is just one of 50 artists from 19 different countries who will be performing in Cirque du Soleil’s VAREKAI at the Liacouras Center November 22-26. Jamieson’s first contact…

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THE CRAFTSMAN (Lantern): Crafting a good story

Now in its world premiere from Lantern Theater, the latest play by Philly’s favorite playwright Bruce Graham is based on a true story. It’s a great story.

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Theater in Sketch: ON EDGE (PA Ballet)

Pennsylvania Ballet’s new program, On Edge, is now at the Merriam Theater until November 12. Few companies could rehearse and mount a modern dance program only weeks after their Sleeping…

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ON EDGE (PA Ballet): Cutting-edge ballet by three striking choreographers

What is normal or abnormal? What is black or white? What is right or wrong? Or are those ideas all meaningless in this chaotic world?

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Cowell, Cage, and Crumb: An avant-garde piano show at the Barnes

The Barnes Foundation is sponsoring a very high-level series of musical performances, which connect visual arts and music. Robert Whalen and his wife, Katherine Skovira, who are music directors for…

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TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (EgoPo): High-spirited and delightfully messy

This musical theater version of Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona, launches EgoPo’s season as a cabaret/fundraiser.

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Right Hand Woman: An interview with Emily Zeck, PTC’s managing director

Emily Zeck brings a wealth of experience to her new role as Philadelphia Theatre Company’s managing director.

Esplanade sketch by Chuck Schultz.

PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY (NextMove Dance): Finding new by experiencing antecedent

Paul Taylor is one of the most important figures in the history of modern dance. Sketches by Chuck Schultz.