‘The SpongeBob Musical’ at Forrest Theatre is gloriously giddy, and smart, too

UArts grad Lorenzo Pugliese gives a spectacular, happy-making performance as SpongeBob. Just watching this smiling dynamo will burn hundreds of calories.

‘The SpongeBob Musical’ at Forrest Theatre is gloriously giddy, and smart, too

UArts grad Lorenzo Pugliese gives a spectacular, happy-making performance as SpongeBob. Just watching this smiling dynamo will burn hundreds of calories.

BalletX marks the holidays with a pair of lovely, moody premieres

As Elvis memorably sang, it can be a blue Christmas for many. BalletX opened its fall program Wednesday night at the Wilma Theater with two world premieres about holiday stress, But they're far from being downers.

BalletX marks the holidays with a pair of lovely, moody premieres

As Elvis memorably sang, it can be a blue Christmas for many. BalletX opened its fall program Wednesday night at the Wilma Theater with two world premieres about holiday stress, But they're far from being downers.

The 9-year-old girl in this Pulitzer Prize photo will be in Philadelphia this weekend to tell her story

Now a Canadian grandmother, Kim Phuc says, "I remember so vividly what happened to me on June 8, 1972."

The 9-year-old girl in this Pulitzer Prize photo will be in Philadelphia this weekend to tell her story

Now a Canadian grandmother, Kim Phuc says, "I remember so vividly what happened to me on June 8, 1972."
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Gun violence takes center stage in powerful ‘On the Exhale’ at Theater Exile

Suli Holum is riveting in this solo show that explores the urgent topic of our times.

It’s a Wonderful List: The 10 most overlooked holiday movies

Tired of watching Jimmy Stewart struggle with the newel post in 'It's a Wonderful Life?' Here are some offbeat holiday movie alternatives.

Pa. Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ Christmas tree just got a $100,000 makeover

On Sunday in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania Ballet’s crew loaded the company’s new "Nutcracker" Christmas tree onto a truck headed toward the Academy of Music. It moved in on Monday, along with tutus, props, scenery, and flooring.

Your library card can now get you into 11 Philly cultural sites for free

The experience pass, which launched Monday, allows Philadelphia residents to use their library card to reserve tickets to science centers, botanical gardens, art museums, and historical sites that typically charge entry fees, at no cost.

From Scranton to ‘SpongeBob’: Meet the UArts grad who stars in the Broadway Philly show

Also in this week's 'Theater Beat': Another first for Truman High School and a STEM show from Applied Mechanics and Philadelphia Young Playwrights.

Questlove to direct a documentary about the legendary 1969 ‘Black Woodstock’

TV pioneer Hal Tulchin captured the original footage at the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969 featuring Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, and David Ruffin.

Penn Museum returning fragments of tablets excavated a century ago in Iraq

About 400 fragments excavated in the 1920s and 1930s in the royal city of Ur are being returned under terms of the original agreement with Iraqi authorities.

Director of ‘Knives Out’ discusses the joys of not making a ‘Star Wars’ movie

Rian Johnson had "a blast" making his Agatha Christie tribute, 'Knives Out.'

It’s the Met’s first anniversary, and Madonna is coming to celebrate

When the 3,400-seat Met on North Broad Street reopened a year ago, it was far from clear whether yet another theater-sized venue could thrive in the city’s already-crowded concert landscape.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin stares down the daunting Bach Mass in B minor — ‘I’m not even scared.’

The masterpiece takes listeners to unmatched extremes of despair and celebration. Some conductors won't touch it.

Where ‘Giuliani’ is its own punch line: Inside the writers’ room at Philly’s 1812 Productions

Trust the process: Inside the writers' room at 1812 Productions, the laugh lines are quick, and quickly discarded.

Michael Eric Dyson talks new book on Jay-Z ahead of his Philly visit

The author will be at Uncle Bobbie's in Germantown on Monday. He says the rapper is “America at its scrappy, brash, irreverent, soulful, ingenious best.”

Gorgeous abstractions from Elizabeth Osborne and other shows you’ll want to see in Philly galleries this month

Painter Mat Tomezsko and ceramic artist Roberto Lugo have a two-artist show at Wexler. South Street's C. R. Ettinger Studio is exhibiting prints made by painters.

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