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What Is the Future of Musical Theater? Thoughts on the Kimmel Center 2015 SEI Residency Program

Is it adaptations of familiar works, or is there another, more intimate kind of musical that can be done without gadgets and effects and superheroes flying across the stage?

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What Do Indie Rock and Contemporary Ballet Have in Common? Musician Chris Kasper tells us ahead of his show with BalletX

Talented indie folk rocker Chris Kasper prepares for a show with Philly’s top contemporary ballet troupe, BalletX.

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Moonwalking on the Moon: Lindsay Smiling on Michael Jackson, Philly theater, and the inaugural production by Orbiter 3

This week marks a landmark in independent theater in Philadelphia: the inaugural production by Orbiter 3, a new producing playwrights collective. Over the next three years, the company will produce six…

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A Woman’s World: A conversation with Brenna Geffers, Lane Savadove, and Adrienne Mackey on bringing a new focus on women to Philadelphia theater

For the theme of its 2015–16 season, EgoPo Classic Theater has announced it will honor American female playwrights: Lillian Hellman, Clare Boothe Luce, and Sophie Treadwell.

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Hearing voices at 3 AM: Interview with POST HASTE playwright Frank E. Reilly

Frank E. Reilly’s latest play, POST HASTE, just finished its world premiere run at the Hedgerow Theatre. Henrik Eger interviewed the playwright about his works.

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A Leap of Faith: Photos and words from the creative team behind Almanac’s newest dance circus theater

The collaborators on Almanac’s newest show of dance circus theater talk about the joys of working for this creative group. Photos by Jenna Spitz.

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Katherine Perry talks SEX, SoLow Fest, and why we should definitely Web MD that shit

Katherine Perry wants to talk about sex, baby. An inventively funny comic actor, Katherine is one of nine Bright Invention ensemble members performing an original creation this SoLow Fest.  Her…

Daniel Student contemplates his SoLow piece, The Daniel Student Gay Porn Viewing Party. Photo by Sarah R. Bloom.

Brightening Up SoLow Fest: Bright Invention takes over this year’s festival with nine original shows

Nearly a quarter of the works in this year’s SoLow Fest come from one company: Bright Invention.

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A Car Full of Theater: Nell Bang-Jensen on road trips, small audiences, and her SoLow piece ROAD MAY FLOOD

Nell Bang-Jensen has drive. She’s a high octane, finely tuned machine of fully loaded artistic talent. And other motoring metaphors. As an actor, she seduced audiences at this season’s Luna…

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The SoLow Down: Six picks for SoLow Fest 2015

Phindie’s recommendations for SoLow Fest 2015.

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Supper, People on the Move: The Physicality of Migration

Supper, People on the Move reveals the traces of migration on the body. The dancers explore the layered and physical experiences of immigration.

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Kate Watson-Wallace Mashes Up Dance at FringeArts

Choreographer Kate Watson-Wallace returns to FringeArts June 4-6, 2015, with MASH UP BODY,a contemporary dance piece that examines the evolution and destruction of identity. Now based in Brooklyn, NY, Watson-Wallace was a…

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Striptease Fundraiser: A true story

Henrik Eger tried to go to a fundraiser for Hidden River Arts… and ended up at a burlesque show instead.

Dito van Reigersberg in "I Promised Myself to Live Faster," from Pig Iron Theatre Company.

How to Live Faster: Interview with Dito van Reigersberg of Pig Iron

Pig Iron’s latest wild theatrical creation opens this week at FringeArts. I Promised Myself to Live Faster is an absurdist sci-fi epic and wild allegory about gayness in 2015,

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There’s No Bizness like SHOWBIZ: Sebastian has a new show

Sebastian describes SHOWBIZ as “part theater, part concert special, part social commentary extravaganza.”

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That’s Just Like Your Opinion, Man: RAW ONION REVIVAL (IRC) actors become their own critics

Every actor has experienced theater critics who got things a little wrong. Here’s their chance to peel their own onion.

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Thaddeus Phillips Brings the Drug Trade to FringeArts: Interview with the creative mind behind Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental

The Incredibly Dangerous Astonishing Lucrative and Potentially TRUE Adventures of Barry Seal comes to FringeArts May 14–16, 2015. We interview creator Thaddeus Phillips.

Rott (Steve Underwood) interrogates Bonhoeffer (Chase Byrd) against swastika background. Photo by © James Jackson.

A Theologian and the Nazis: Interview with Mary Ruth Clarke, playwright of BONHOEFFER’S COST (Beacon Theatre Productions)

We spoke to Mary Ruth Clarke her thought-provoking play based on an extraordinary German theologian who worked for the anti-Nazi resistance.

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Lucrece’s Revenge: A Fringe masterpiece returns for a brief run at the Wilma

Hodge’s one-man adaptation of William Shakespeare’s epic poem returns to Philadelphia in a four-day copresentation with the Wilma Theater.

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Lecture, Talkback, Slam! Upcoming events at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

Philly Shakes is offering audiences a mid-spring series of supplemental events on three Sundays in April and May.