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IDEATION (Theatre Exile): How to succeed in business

The sterile corporate-speak of modern business pervades Aaron Loeb’s darkly comic contemporary play

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Opera in Sketch: GiariGiari Bel Canto Competition (Academy of Vocal Art)

The beauty on stage dressed every kind of part and made it possible to learn about the different styles of opera singing and acting.

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BUYER & CELLAR (1812 Productions): The way we are

This is one of those truth-is-stranger-than-fiction moments. BUYER AND CELLAR is about Barbra Streisand’s basement.

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Performance in Sketch: BLACKOUTS: Twilight of Idols (Dickie Beau at the Crossing The Line Festival with Abrons Arts Center)

This US premiere of BLACKOUTS: Twilight of Idols brings together an audience on stage to witness the underbelly of The Crossing The Line Festival.

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America’s Diva Comes to Philadelphia: An interview with Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming has been at the forefront of classical music for three decades.

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Devised Theater Workshop with Leading UK Practitioner Frantic Assembly

Innovative London-based company Frantic Assembly is coming to Philadelphia on October 18, 2017, with a Devised Theater Workshop

James Tolbert, Anna Watson, and Sebastian Cummings in Rosenberg's QUEEN OF ALL WEAPONS.

Philly Actors Who Are Better Than You (at acting) and Deserve to be Seen

Casting actors you don’t know is like getting a dog from the animal shelter. Shit is cool for a while but then they flip the fuck out and bite you or run away.

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Art at Kings Oaks: A weeklong pop-up exhibit

If you only visit one art show this month, make it Bucks County’s Kings Oaks Farm in Newtown

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The 26th Philadelphia Film Festival skates off with Tonya Harding and closes with Martin McDonagh

From October 19 to 29, the Philadelphia Film Society hosts the 26th annual Philadelphia Film Festival.

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The Mother of All Roles: E. Ashley Izard plays Mary Tyrone in LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

E. Ashley Izard tackles one of the most daunting roles in the American canon.

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A PERIOD OF ANIMATE EXISTENCE (Pig Iron): Creating an environment for thought

It is our job as artists to create environments for people to see things differently. Pig Iron did that.

Sketches by Chuck Schultz.

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[NYC] Dance in Sketch: I WILL BE THERE WHEN YOU DIE (Alessandro Sciarroni at the Crossing the Line Festival)

The Crossing the Line Festival presented by FIAF in New York brings artists from around the world to broaden our perspective.

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KINKY BOOTS (national tour at the Academy of Music): Everybody say yeah

Seeing KINKY BOOTS every couple of years turns out to be a semi-good idea

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[NYC] Dance in Sketch: CORBEAUX (Bouchra Ouizguen at the Crossing The Line Festival)

The Brooklyn Museum welcomed its visitors to sit in on a chanting, mantra-like performance. The woman covered up delegates a cultural observance, respect, and worship. In the Brooklyn Museum, the…

A Red Orchid Theatre’s SIMPATICO at McCarter. Jennifer Engstrom and Guy Van Swearingen. Photo by Richard Termine.

SIMPATICO (McCarter Theatre Center): A Red Orchid Theatre’s production comes to Princeton

Ralph Malachowski see’s the Pride Night performance of Sam Shepard’s SIMPATICO.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar October 2017

What’s on stage in Philly this month?

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM-Walnut Street Theatre-review

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Walnut): A funny thing is happening now at the Walnut

Sondheim’s classic musical in a new production is directed by Frank Ferrante.

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CABARET (Arden): Glücklich zu sehen?

CABARET has taken on a new level of relevance, but Matthew Decker’s re-creation of Sam Mendes’ famous production remains stuck in the past.

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After the O17: A reflection on Opera Philadelphia’s brave endeavor

This bountiful menu of music had something for every taste