Azuka Theatre Continues to Champion Local Philadelphia Voices with New Playwrights' Group Featuring Production Commitment

Azuka Theatre Continues to Champion Local Philadelphia Voices with New Playwrights' Group Featuring Production Commitment

Hot on the heels of receiving the Independence Award for Outstanding Production of a New Play (The Gap by Emma Goidel) at The Barrymore Awards, Azuka Theatre announces a new writers’ program designed to develop new works by Philadelphia playwrights. Azuka has long been a champion for local voices and this new writer’s group represents the next level of support. New Pages gives local playwrights a unique writer-centric space to develop their work. Based on the needs and processes of the individuals in the group, New Pages seeks to support Philadelphia playwrights from the spark of an idea to a production-ready script. Azuka Theatre has committed to producing one play per season by a writer from this group for the next three years, beginning in its 2019-2020 season. This is the first writers group in Philadelphia to make a commitment for full productions, and Azuka hopes to not only foster playwrights as they build full bodies of work, but to help them deepen their roots in the Philadelphia theatre community.

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Philadelphia Theatre Company Welcomes Jason Robert Brown for One-Night Only Concert Performance January 26

Philadelphia Theatre Company Welcomes Jason Robert Brown for One-Night Only Concert Performance January 26

Philadelphia Theatre Company will kick off the new year welcoming one of the greatest living American musical theatre composers to the stage at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. For one-night only, Jason Robert Brown will perform an intimate solo concert on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7 p.m.

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Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces Cast for the Bridges of Madison County

Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces Cast for the Bridges of Madison County

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces the director and full cast for the Philadelphia premiere of Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown’s sweeping musical version of the best-selling novel, The Bridges of Madison County. The production is the second of the inaugural season under Producing Artistic Director Paige Price. For Bridges, Price has tapped Mark Martino to direct a cast rich with local theatre stars and Barrymore Award-winners, alongside actors with notable national and Broadway credits.

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Philadelphia Christmas Bar Tinsel Brings Holiday Cheer to Center City in Former Jewelry Store - Bigger, Better, and More Holiday Bling!

Philadelphia Christmas Bar Tinsel Brings Holiday Cheer to Center City in Former Jewelry Store - Bigger, Better, and More Holiday Bling!

Teddy Sourias and Craft Concepts Group announce the season grand opening of Tinsel Christmas Pop-up Bar at 116 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia.  The mad elves from Tradesman's, BRU Craft & Wurst, Cinder Copper & Lace, U-Bahn, Uptown Beer Garden, Kontrol and Finn McCool's Ale House have spent months decking the halls to bring this holiday sensation back with an even bigger space, extended hours, more days, extra twinkle, added glitter, festive holiday tunes and more. New surprises include music playlist curated with help from Mr. Christmas himself, DJ Robert Drake from XPN, and a custom take-home Tinsel soup can with cocktail to benefit MANNA.  The holiday-themed cocktail and craft beer bar will grand open on Thursday, December 6, 2018 and run through New Year's Day.  Tinsel's hours will be Monday and Tuesday, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 2:00pm to Midnight, Saturday Noon to Midnight, and Sunday Noon to 10:00pm. Tinsel will offer happy hour specials Monday through Friday 5:00pm to 6:00pm with $2 off select craft beer, Winter Wonderland cocktails and wine. During Happy Hour, professional "mall" Santas will enjoy their first drink for free when they "drop down the chimney" in full Santa attire and show credentials. Mall Santas in full attire will drink for half off all other times! Tinsel will end the season with a special New Year's Eve Party and New Year's Day Celebration. Details of New Year's Eve and other special events will be announced shortly. 

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Top Thanksgiving Eve Parties at New Spots in Philadelphia, Happy Hours and Special Kickstart Holiday Season

Top Thanksgiving Eve Parties at New Spots in Philadelphia, Happy Hours and Special Kickstart Holiday Season

Thanksgiving Eve in Philadelphia is one of the biggest nights of the year for bars and restaurants in the Delaware Valley. Celebrate the start of the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend with parties, happy hour and special events at four brand-new area hot spots, including Stats on 17th (111 S. 17th St.), Tradesman’s (1322 Chestnut St.), Kontrol (1320 Chestnut Street) and The Bercy in Ardmore (7 Lancaster Ave.). All locations will be hosting Thanksgiving Eve extravaganzas on the night of Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Slip out of the office early - and raise a glass with your friends, neighbors and family members. Details for each Thanksgiving Eve Party in Philadelphia and the Main Line are found below.

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Ardmore's Cricket Cringle Brings Outdoor Pop-Up Holiday Market to the Main Line with Shopping, Music, Food, and Family Fun

Ardmore's Cricket Cringle Brings Outdoor Pop-Up Holiday Market to the Main Line with Shopping, Music, Food, and Family Fun

Ardmore Initiative will kick-off the holidays with the return of the 5th Annual Cricket Cringle on Friday November 30 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, and Saturday, December 1 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The Main Line's festive open-air holiday market is a two-day pop-up festival that takes over Cricket Avenue at Lancaster, and features over 40 artists, makers, businesses and restaurants, plus complimentary tote bags, live music, performances, cookie decorating, Santa's arrival, free hot cocoa, live greenery, decorations and tons of holiday cheer. This year, vendors will include a mix of Downtown businesses, local artists and makers, new and long-time restaurants, and popular food trucks. Bring Santa's shopping list for everything from jewelry, housewares, clothing, greens, wreaths, toys and gifts for all ages. Food trucks and food vendors will feature seasonal food and drink menus, including holiday cocktails and seasonal craft beer. Cricket Cringle is free and open to the public. The event is rain or shine. Visit destinationardmore.com for the entertainment schedule and final list of vendors.

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Christmas Village Brings Big Surprises to Baltimore with New 65 Feet Tall Ferris Wheel, Special Preview Weekend, Expanded Layout and More Food

Christmas Village Brings Big Surprises to Baltimore with New 65 Feet Tall Ferris Wheel, Special Preview Weekend, Expanded Layout and More Food

Christmas Village in Baltimore will once again transform West Shore Park (501 Light Street) into a traditional indoor and outdoor German Christmas Market. For the new holiday season, this annual Baltimore tradition will even open one weekend early (Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2018) to give visitors the opportunity to catch a first glimpse at the remodeled event venue featuring not only an indoor area, but also an extended outdoor area with booths around a magnificent Christmas trees and along the Inner Harbor promenade.

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Michael McDonald Brings the Holiday Hits to Bucks County with the Season of Peace, Holiday and Hits Tour at Parx Casino

Michael McDonald Brings the Holiday Hits to Bucks County with the Season of Peace, Holiday and Hits Tour at Parx Casino

Five-time Grammy Award winner Michael McDonald will bring his Season of Peace, Holiday and Hits Tour to Parx Casino® on Friday, November 30, 2018. Following the release of Season of Peace: The Christmas Collection on BMB, the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter will usher in the holidays in Bucks County with Christmas favorites like “White Christmas/Winter Wonderland," “Oh Holy Night,” “Children Go Where I Send Thee” and a new version of “Winter Wonderland." This special holiday performance will take place at The Xcite Center, with doors opening at 7:00pm and the show starting at 8:00pm. Tickets are $45.00 to $250.00. VIP and meet and greet packages are available. Each and every ticket holder will receive a copy of Season of Peace included with their ticket price. Tickets and packages are available now at  www.parxcasino.com/xcitecenter.

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Grammy Award-Winning 80's Hitmaker Rick Springfield Gets Up Close and Personal with Stripped Down Tour at Parx Casino

Grammy Award-Winning 80's Hitmaker Rick Springfield Gets Up Close and Personal with Stripped Down Tour at Parx Casino

Parx Casino®, Pennsylvania’s #1 casino, welcomes Rick Springfield on Thursday, December 6, 2018 with his “Stripped Down - An Intimate Performance of Music and Storytelling.” This intimate concert performance will feature an all acoustic set in The Xcite Center. Tickets are $29 to 69 each. Doors open at 7:00pm, with the show starting at 8:00pm.For more information and tickets, visit www.parxcasino.com/xcitecenter.Parx Casino®, Pennsylvania’s #1 casino, welcomes Rick Springfield on Thursday, December 6, 2018 with his “Stripped Down - An Intimate Performance of Music and Storytelling.” This intimate concert performance will feature an all acoustic set in The Xcite Center. Tickets are $29 to 69 each. Doors open at 7:00pm, with the show starting at 8:00pm.For more information and tickets, visit www.parxcasino.com/xcitecenter.

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Philadelphia Theatre Company Invites Audiences Behind the Scenes for See and Be Scene Staged Reading Preview

Philadelphia Theatre Company Invites Audiences Behind the Scenes for See and Be Scene Staged Reading Preview

Philadelphia Theatre Company invites theatre lovers to See and Be Scene, a one-night only staged-reading showcase on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7:00pm. Producing Artistic Director Paige Price has assembled some of the hottest talent in local theatre for an up-close-and-personal preview of potential work for the company’s 2019-2020 season. In an informal reading setting, actors will present scenes from eight plays and musicals.

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