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PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY PROUDLY ANNOUNCES 40th ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Award-Winning Hits and Celebrated New Works Highlight 2014/2015 Season Philadelphia Theatre Company announces four of its five plays for next year’s 40th Anniversary season including Lisa D’Amour’s disturbing yet bracingly funny drama  Detroit, the Tony Award nominated Outside Mullingar by Pulitzer, Oscar and Tony Award-winning writer John Patrick Shanley, the runaway hit of this year’s […]

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UNCONSTITUTIONAL STARRING COLIN QUINN REPLACES A BOY AND HIS SOUL IN PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY SCHEDULE

New Performance Schedule June 13 through July 6 Philadelphia Theatre Company has just learned that actor, writer Colman Domingo has accepted a lead role playing Reverend Ralph Abernathy in a major motion picture about Martin Luther King, Jr. which will begin filming in Atlanta this June.  This shooting schedule precludes him from appearing in PTC’s […]

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Win a Retrospec Mantra Beta Series courtesy of Community Bikes and Boards!

Win a Retsrospec Mantra Beta Series courtesy of Community Bikes and Boards! To Enter Purchase a ticket any of our 4000 MILES performances (if you haven’t already). On the day of the performance, write your e-mail in the designated area on the back of your ticket stub and drop it into the raffle box in […]

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First Friday Night Carnival

FIRST FRIDAY! SEPTEMBER 6th! Come one Come All!  To the Night Carnival! Featuring… – Electro-Circus music and beats from DJ Michael NightTime – Tarot Card readings from Tarot artist Alicia Olivant Fisher – Live sketching by caricature artist Kasual Owens-Fields – Art for the whole family by illustrator Miguel Co – Street performers + mutant […]

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Gearing up for our 2013-2014 season

By Helen Schultz, Literary Intern The Suzanne Roberts Theater has been playing host to some younger actors this summer as PTC’s Summer Camp comes to a close this week, but the administrative offices of Philadelphia Theatre Company are already rocketing towards fall 2013. Here in the literary office, it’s no different. – We’re hard at […]

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The Showmance Must Go On: Writers and Directors Seduced by their Actresses

Compiled by PTC Dramaturg, Carrie Chapter Working in film and theatre creates a powerful closeness among its artists. Its insulated playspace, which calls for extreme vulnerability and intimacy, ripens the opportunity for romance. There is the sense of fearlessness associated with the “showmance.” It forever thrives in the present, forsaking any thought of a consequential […]

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Carrie’s Must-See Spring/Early Summer Theatre in NYC

OLD HATS at Signature Theatre: Conceived and performed by Bill Irwin and David Shiner, featuring music by Nellie McKay. The new zany performance piece from PTC fave, Bill Irwin, has been so popular it has been extended. But, I would recommend getting tickets soon since they have almost sold out the extension! (Running until June […]

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Playwright David Ives on How Venus Got Her Fur

By David Ives From Broadway.com, published on October 25, 2011 My play Venus in Fur began with a very powerful, very bad idea. A few years ago I re-read Histoire d’O, the notorious erotic French novel of the 1950s. Story of O (as it’s known in English) is the tale of a woman identified only […]

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PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES ITS FIVE-PLAY 2013-2014 SEASON

Award Winning Plays, a PTC New Musical Reimagined, and a One-Man Tour de Force A Drama Desk Award, an OBIE Award, a multiple Tony-nominated play, a one-man show by a Tony-nominated actor, and the return of a new musical by an award-winning team are all part of Philadelphia Theatre Company’s stellar season next year.  Philadelphia Theatre […]

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PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY DEVELOPS WORLD PREMIERE PROJECT BY ANNA DEAVERE SMITH

Knight Foundation Supports New Project Exploring School-To-Prison Pipeline Philadelphia Theatre Company will host a residency for Anna Deavere Smith leading to the creation of her new work, The Pipeline Project thanks to a generous gift from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.  The Knight Arts Challenge […]

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