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Barrymore Awards Nominations

Industry insiders vote on their favorite shows and artists in their community from the preceding theater season. The resulting awards recognize the best that Philly stages have to offer, and also musicals.

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Womanhood, Sexuality, Longing: Irina Varina on her Fringe show SPECULUM DIARIES

Irina Varina combines dances, theater, performance art, and compelling personal-fictitious narratives of womanhood, sexuality, and longing.

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Foreign Affair: Annielille Gavino-Kollman talks diversity and dance ahead of Fringe show FORE-IGN FORE-OUT

Annielille Gavino-Kollman’s piece focuses on the immigrant experience and includes a cast drawn from diverse cultural backgrounds, all of which influence the music and movement of the work.

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The Lonely Heart of Darkness: Chris Davis on his ONE-MAN APOCALYPSE NOW

Chris compares the Edinburgh and Philly Fringe festivals and shares his thoughts on waking up to the scent of Napalm.

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Sex Public and Private: Artist lovers bring STORY OF MY EYE to the Fringe

This 60-minute spectacle of trangressive theater sounds like a seriously good Fringe time. Zach Trebino and Jenni Messner tell more.

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Finding Pedro Pan: Iraisa Ann Reilly’s Fringe show ONE DAY OLD and the Cuban Lost Boys

With the Syrian refugee crisis becoming a major international issue, the Cuban exodus of the 1960s and its continued legacy merits renewed consideration. Iraisa Ann Reilly’s new play ONE DAY…

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Ionesco Anticipation: IRC’s Tina Brock on another buzz-worthy Fringe show, and her favorite chair

Tina Brock talks about Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium’s Fringe show Eugene Ionesco’s THE CHAIRS.

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Ticket giveaway: BOEING, BOEING at Hedgerow Theatre

We’re giving away two free tickets to the performance of your choice and an instant discount on any show.

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There’s No Place Like Home: Revolutionary performances by Automatic Arts

The best showcase for new performing arts in Philadelphia gets Revolutionary with an evening of beer and performance at Cliveden

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Know KING JOHN: Helen Mirren and other stars promote Philly production of little-known Shakespeare play

Revolution Shakespeare has put together a truly all-star line-up for its promotional video for KING JOHN, this year’s fall Shakespeare production in Hawthorne Park.

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Philly’s Kinda Cool episode 5: Ten citywides, harassment, and which is cooler “black or gay”?

This week’s Philly’s Kinda Cool considers Melania Trump’s plagiarism, harassment, and whether it’s cooler to be black or gay.

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Food for Thought: Southwark Queen Village Community Garden

After four decades the Southwark Queen Village community garden continues to thrive.

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Famous Philadelphians: John Wanamaker (1838–1922)

John Wanamaker is remembered as the father of the American department store and modern commercial and retail advertising.

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Un-Conventional Theater: Performances around the Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention comes to Philadelphia July 25-28, 2016, with all its trappings of political theater: Hillary inspiring the masses (?), Bernie joining her in a heart-warming display of…

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Philly’s Kinda Cool episode 4: The police, babies, local music and James Franco “getting in character”

On this week’s Philly’s Kinda Cool, we share stories of interactions between local people and the police. We also talk babies, James France “getting into character”, and whether it’s dangerous…

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A Room with a View: Jennifer Summerfield talks THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

Jennifer tells us how and why she staged this haunting tale of one woman’s mental collapse.

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Philly’s Kinda Cool Episode 3: Interviews, theater picks, local music, and WEEN

Phindie editor Christopher Munden gives his weekend performing arts picks: BalletX’s Summer Series, Jennifer Summerfield’s The Yellow Wallpaper, and Greenfield Collective’s Bad Hamlet with Brews. And more!

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Philly’s Kinda Cool: Episode 2

What kinda cool? Philly’s Kinda Cool. Episode 2 of new local music and talk podcast.

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Philly’s Kinda Cool: Episode 1

A new radio show playing local music and talk local happenings and bullshit.

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This Number is in Service: Mike Durkin gives us the SoLow down on FOR A GOOD TIME CALL

Mike gave Phindie the SoLow down (and the number) for this brilliantly conceived new work.