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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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SEMINAR Citizen Reviews

We engaged a group of everyday citizens to see SEMINAR then send us their reviews – here they are! Edited for spelling corrections – and to avoid spoiling the plot!   I really loved the show. It’s funny, witty, candid and very sophisticated storytelling. Gregory W. We really loved this show. We loved that it’s […]

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Writers Behaving Badly: Biting Quips from Great Authors

compiled by Carrie Chapter, PTC dramaturg “The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.” —Philip Roth “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” —Stephen King “Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can’t fake quality any more than you can […]

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Name Dropping in SEMINAR

“Name Dropping” in SEMINAR | A Reference Guide by carrie Chapter, PTC Dramaturg The play contains a wealth of “literary insider” buzzwords and a “Who’s Who” catalog of vital authors and editors. Join the Algonquin Round Table *, and be in the know with the following terms: Yaddo An exclusive artists’ retreat colony located in Saratoga Springs, […]

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PTC and Stagehand’s Union Reach Resolution

Dear PTC Patron: We are pleased to have reached an agreement with IATSE Local 8, and the stagehand union strike is now over. We are extremely grateful to our loyal subscribers, patrons, and artists for their support and patience during this time. A settlement has been attained that is reasonable for PTC and appropriate for […]

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THE MOUNTAINTOP SOARS despite stagehands strike

Dear PTC Patrons, The power of The Mountaintop lies within the core of its story, and we have committed to bring you that story through the beautiful and masterful words of Katori Hall, performed with eloquence and passion by our two actors, Sekou Laidlow and Amirah Vann, and staged by the immensely talented director, Patricia McGregor. As […]

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THE AWARD-WINNING DRAMA THE MOUNTAINTOP BY KATORI HALL AT PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY

Philadelphia Premiere By One Of America’s Most Important New Playwrights Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the man and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the leader merge in Katori Hall’s award-winning drama The Mountaintop, receiving its Philadelphia premiere at Philadelphia Theatre Company on January 18-February 17 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets).  Directed by […]

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