New Year's Eve in Philadelphia with Top Parties, Dinners and Concerts to Ring in 2019

New Year's Eve in Philadelphia with Top Parties, Dinners and Concerts to Ring in 2019

Get out and celebrate on New Year's Eve in Philadelphia and the Main Line with thirty-five top NYE parties, dinners, special events, count-downs, concerts, champagne toasts - and much more. Aversa PR clients will count down to 2019 in a big way in every neighborhood from South Philadelphia to South Street, Old City to Rittenhouse, University City to Midtown Village, Exton to Ardmore -and beyond.

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Inis Nua Theatre Presents American Premier of Box Clever by Monsay Whitney February 6 to 24, 2019

Inis Nua Theatre Presents American Premier of Box Clever by Monsay Whitney February 6 to 24, 2019

Inis Nua Theatre presents English playwright Monsay Whitney’s Box Clever for its American premiere, directed by Artistic Director Tom Reing. In a women’s shelter in London, headstrong, mouthy and maybe a little crazy Marnie struggles to take care of her four-year-old daughter in a moving and relevant dark comedy. This edgy two-hander stars Inis newcomer Ruby Wolf as Marnie, and Inis alum Rachel Brodeur playing all other roles. Previews begin Wednesday, February 6, with opening night on Friday, February 8.

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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 Artists' Collective Presents 'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford March 28 - April 14, 2019 at Philadelphia Boy's Choir

Philadelphia Artists' Collective Presents 'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford March 28 - April 14, 2019 at Philadelphia Boy's Choir

Philadelphia Artists’ Collective (PAC) continues its 2018-19 season with ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore by John Ford.  Jessica Bedford will direct a cast of thirteen actors – Monroe Barrick, Brandon Castillo, Trevor Fayle, Nathan Foley, Stephanie Hodge, Annette Kaplafka, John Lopes, Eric Mills, David Pica, Ebony Pullum, Amanda Jill Robinson, Abdul Sesay and Josh Totora.  Theatre critics and members of the press are invited to request tickets by contacting the PAC box office at (267) 521-2210. The show runs Thursday, March 28 through Sunday, April 14, 2019

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Debut of Jingle Bars Christmas Bar Crawl Spreads Holiday Cheer in Center City with Stops at Ten Bars and Restaurants - Including Tinsel Pop-Up Christmas Bar

Debut of Jingle Bars Christmas Bar Crawl Spreads Holiday Cheer in Center City with Stops at Ten Bars and Restaurants - Including Tinsel Pop-Up Christmas Bar

Jingle Bars Christmas Bar Crawl will spread the holiday cheer this Saturday, December 22, 2018, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. The most festive bar crawl of them all will give you a chance to celebrate the holidays one last time as some of Midtown Village, Center City and Rittenhouse's top bars and restaurants open their doors for an afternoon of Santa-approved festivities. Jingle Bars will begin with registration at Smokin' Betty's at 116 S. 11th Street and continue on to Tinsel Christmas Pop-up Bar, followed by newly opened Tradesman's, underground secret club Kontrol, decked from top-to-bottom BRU Craft & Wurst, underground beer club U-Bahn and others.

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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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Season Guide: Christmas Village in Philadelphia Presented by Bank of America Announces Theme Weekends, Special Events, New Decorations, Expanded Menus

Season Guide: Christmas Village in Philadelphia Presented by Bank of America Announces Theme Weekends, Special Events, New Decorations, Expanded Menus

Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by Bank of America will once again return to the newly renovated LOVE Park for its 11th season (1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102). From Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22, 2018) through Christmas Eve (Monday, December 24, 2018), Christmas Village will transform LOVE Park for the month into an authentic open-air German Christmas market, with holiday sights and sounds featuring thousands of twinkling lights, festive Christmas decorations, live music, children’s activities, and photos with Santa presented by ACME. Shoppers will find high-quality international and local gifts along with beautiful decorations and are invited to warm up with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate while enjoying the great variety of European food and drinks. Admission is free as always, with food, drink and shopping pay as you go. Spread the cheer by following @philachristmas on Instagram and Twitter, liking Christmas Village in Philadelphia on Facebook and visiting http://www.philachristmas.com/.

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"Historic Holidays Return to Old City" Festivities Begin on Small Business Saturday and Run Through the New Year

"Historic Holidays Return to Old City" Festivities Begin on Small Business Saturday and Run Through the New Year

Celebrate the season in America’s most historic square mile with Historic Holidays in Old City!

Festivities kick off on Small Business Saturday, November 24, with the launch of the brand new Old City Holiday Market, presented by Fezziwig’s Sweet Shoppe!  The pop-up Holiday Market, organized by local businesses and located at The Clay Studio’s parking lot (137-139 N. 2nd Street), will feature trees, wreaths, and other holiday greenery by Petit Jardin en Ville, one-of-a-kind gifts from some of Old City’s shops and galleries, and seasonal sips and bites from local restaurants!

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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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