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Season Launch Party

PTC Launched their 2012-13 season with a celebration on October 4, 2012 in their beautiful home the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.  Subscribers, Donors, Friends, and Family came together for the inside scoop on the upcoming season from special guest Stars of David Original Book Author, Abigail Pogrebin, Seminar Playwright, Teresa Rebeck, and theatre critic, Toby Zinman. […]

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Experience the Music of our STARS composers and lyricists!

[An Opening Week Indulgence by Dramaturg, Carrie Chapter ] Here are some highlighted music and lyrics from the careers of our STARS OF DAVID songwriters. Enjoy! Jule Styne and Susan Birkenhead: Frank Sinatra sings “Hey Look, No Crying” in 1981 Nathan Tysen: “That’s Why I Go Green” with the 14th Street Y Dan Messe: “Redwing” […]

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The Making of Stars of David

by Carrie Chapter, PTC Dramaturg In the Beginning…Lights Up! Rome was not built in a day – neither was the American musical. If you have strolled down 42nd Street in the last ten or so years, you have probably seen a distinct pattern of marquees – the movie-musical, the jukebox musical, or the latest British […]

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Election Season vs. Brand New Musical…Exercise Your Power of Choice!

[A Message from Dramaturg, Carrie Chapter] Come this November, get into the voting booth AND get over to the Box Office. Why? STARS OF DAVID won’t make you play games like the one below: So, you have to ask the question: Is political malaise getting me down? HMMMM…… ABSOLUTELY!!!!!! STARS OF DAVID offers you all […]

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Getting to Know…The Subjects of SOD

Getting to Know…The Subjects of SOD by: Carrie Chapter | PTC Literary Manager & Dramaturg Rodgers & Hammerstein gave us a great tune from their 1956 musical, THE KING & I, which really exemplifies, for me, how theatres welcome a fresh crop of creative teams into a new season. If you recall, Anna sits amongst […]

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PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY PLANS REEL-LY HOT SUMMER FUN

Philadelphia Theatre Company hosts THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSICAL Summer Film Series on four, consecutive Wednesday nights beginning July 11.  Each screening, beginning at 7:00 PM, will be held at PTC’s home the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets).  General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under and are […]

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PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS VENUS IN FUR BY DAVID IVES TO COMPLETE ITS 2012-2013 SEASON

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces Venus in Fur by David Ives will concludes its 2012-2013 season May 24-June 23, 2013.  Nominated this season for a Tony Award for Best Play, Venus in Fur follows Vanda, an unusually talented young actress determined to land the lead in Thomas’ new play based on the classic erotic novel, Venus […]

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PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY OPENS 2012-2013 SEASON WITH WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL Stars of David

Charles Busch, Gordon Greenberg and Top Broadway Composers and Lyricists Collaborate Philadelphia Theatre Company announces the world premiere of the new musical Stars of David to open its 2012-2013 season this fall. Stars of David is a musical stage adaptation conceived by Aaron Harnick of Abigail Pogrebin’s highly-acclaimed book of the same name.  It is […]

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PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY ACTOUT SUMMER CAMP REACHES FOR THE STARS CHILDS, BRAITHWAITE, AND MCCLENDON ARE GUEST “COUNSELORS”

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces its ActOut Summer Conservatory for teens.  The intensive four-week  Conservatory is designed for teens with some theatrical background who are interested in experiencing the fun of creating an original one-act play through an ensemble process. The program runs July 9 through August 12 and culminates in a “world-premiere” of the students’ […]

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PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES TWO PLAYS FOR 2012-2013 SEASON

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces two selections in their 2012-2013 mainstage season– Seminar by Theresa Rebeck and The Mountaintop by Katori Hall.  The remainder of the season will be announced shortly. The Mountaintop is a gripping reimagining of events taking place in Memphis the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, […]

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