theater

“Cabaret” at the Bristol Riverside Theatre
Tori Repp
Lauren Lipton
March 08, 2020 - 8:30 am
The Bristol Riverside Theatre is one of the most popular stages in the area, but it didn't start out that way. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Auto Show
Courtesy of the Philadelphia Auto Show
Holli Stephens
February 07, 2020 - 4:00 am
Looking for something to do in or around Philadelphia? All the details are in The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philly this weekend.
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The cast of a production of "King Lear" at the Bristol Riverside Theatre.
Courtesy of Philly Theatre Week
Lauren Lipton
February 02, 2020 - 8:00 am
From Feb. 6 to 16, the third annual Philly Theatre Week offers more than 300 opportunities to see something new. Read more here or listen to the KYW Newsradio original podcast Positively Philadelphia.
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In this Nov. 19, 1996, file photo, composer Jerry Herman displays his book "Showtune," in New York. Herman, the Tony Award-winning composer behind "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles," has died at age 88.
Jim Cooper/AP Photo, File
AP News
December 27, 2019 - 10:30 am
Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such classic shows as "Mame," "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles," died Thursday. He was 88. Read more here.
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The Walt Disney Co. is ruling the box office again with the record-breaking debut of “The Lion King” this weekend.
Disney via AP, File
July 21, 2019 - 12:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of "The Lion King" devour opening weekend records for the month of July and a PG-rated film, but "Avengers: Endgame" also crept...
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This image released by DKC O&M Co. shows Patrick Page, left, and Reeve Carney during a performance of "Hadestown," directed by Rachel Chavkin.
Matthew Murphy/DKC O&M Co. via AP
June 09, 2019 - 8:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The big question at this year's Tony Awards is whether hell can triumph. The arty and original "Hadestown," which takes place in the underworld of Greek mythology, has a leading 14 Tony nominations going into Sunday night's CBS telecast. That's followed by the jukebox musical "Ain't...
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American actor Clark Gable in his role as Rhett Butler kissing the hand of a tearful Scarlett O'Hara, played by Vivien Leigh, in "Gone With The Wind."
Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Rachel Kurland
February 07, 2019 - 4:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you don't give a damn about cinematic classics, stop reading here. For those who are hungry again for an all-time cult favorite, you can see "Gone with the Wind" in theaters at participating locations for two days at the end of the month. Tomorrow may be another...
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9: The cast of "Matilda The Musical" performs onstage at The 67th Annual Tony Awards.
Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions
Rachel Kurland
November 01, 2018 - 2:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the holiday season of giving approaches and the musical tour of "Matilda" calls Philadelphia its temporary home, Walnut Street Theatre is asking its patrons to stay on theme with an act of kindness. Drawing from the young and intelligent Matilda's love for reading...
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Actors Vanessa Lock, left, as Betsy DeVos, Cole Sitilides, center, and Jenny Waxman perform in the play "The Confirmation Hearing for the Secretary of Education" in Washington's Arena Stage theater on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.
AP Photo/Maria Danilova
September 18, 2018 - 10:48 am
Guns in schools to protect students from grizzly bears? Betsy DeVos endured yet another rocky confirmation hearing in the Senate to become education secretary — this time on a theater stage. In a play performed on Monday at Washington's Arena Stage theater, about a dozen student actors from local...
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Kids rehearse six hours a day for Music Theatre Philly's summer camp series production of "Hamilton."
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
August 28, 2018 - 8:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of lucky kids aren't throwing away their shot to bring a miniature version of one of the nation's most popular Broadway musicals to the stage this week. Nearly two dozen kids are rehearsing six hours a day — plus more practice time at home — to perfect Music...
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