Nia Vardalos pivots from 'Big Fat Greek Wedding’ to ‘Tiny Beautiful Things,’ now at the Arden

Her adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's book has played twice off Broadway and is now on stage in Philadelphia. And, yes, the two women have become fast friends.

Philly friends of Leo Beebe say ‘Ford v Ferrari’ gets the Ford exec wrong

“You ask a thousand people here about Leo Beebe, you’re going to get a thousand positive opinions,” said Ron Jaworski, the former Eagles quarterback-turned-entrepreneur, who came to Beebe for business advice.

Philly friends of Leo Beebe say ‘Ford v Ferrari’ gets the Ford exec wrong

“You ask a thousand people here about Leo Beebe, you’re going to get a thousand positive opinions,” said Ron Jaworski, the former Eagles quarterback-turned-entrepreneur, who came to Beebe for business advice.

Pasek & Paul adapted ‘Dogfight’ for stage before they got famous. See it at Eagle Theatre now.

Based on Nancy Savoca’s 1991 movie, the musical follows a group of Marines set to ship out for Vietnam. Sal Pavia and Anabelle Szepietowski are terrific in the roles River Phoenix and Lili Taylor played on screen.

Pasek & Paul adapted ‘Dogfight’ for stage before they got famous. See it at Eagle Theatre now.

Based on Nancy Savoca’s 1991 movie, the musical follows a group of Marines set to ship out for Vietnam. Sal Pavia and Anabelle Szepietowski are terrific in the roles River Phoenix and Lili Taylor played on screen.

The afterlife of Prince, in words and music

Three and a half years after his death at age 57, Prince is once again alive in pop culture, with a newly released memoir and no shortage of re-issues. But would he have wanted it that way?

The afterlife of Prince, in words and music

Three and a half years after his death at age 57, Prince is once again alive in pop culture, with a newly released memoir and no shortage of re-issues. But would he have wanted it that way?
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JACK Quartet goes beyond known musical worlds

Played in a darkened auditorium, this string quartet work was uncompromisingly quiet. You were either asleep or transfixed.

Matt Damon talks about ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ Marvel vs. Martin, and the end of the movie world as we know it

Matt Damon talks about playing legendary auto designer Carroll Shelby in the new racing movie.

‘Shrek The Musical’ at Walnut Street Theatre: Right-sized fun for the family

The frothy production does its stage magic with fewer moving parts than the Broadway version, and in this case less is more.

This art exhibit in the Philly suburbs really nails it, carpenter-style

"Music for 150 Carpenters" at Ursinus College is one of this month's must-sees on the art-gallery scene. Two more: a Jim Lee show at Larry Becker Contemporary and pets galore at Cerulean Arts.

Analysis

Talented, vulnerable children: How the Curtis Institute of Music may have been ripe for abuse

The power dynamic between music instructors and extremely talented young musicians is similar to the one between Olympic coaches and elite gymnasts. And then there's this: Curtis is free.

See the real cars from ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ at Philly’s Simeone Museum

Fred Simeone's collection was recently named by the International Classic Car Trust as the best in the world.

‘Sunset Baby’ at Azuka: A talent trove of acting in Dominique Morisseau’s small gem

The Tony-winning playwright braids together her two great themes: love and revolution.

Album reviews: FKA Twigs, Joe Henry, and Chris Knight

What you should, or should not, be listening to this week.

This giant, crawl-through ‘Cocoon’ made of tape is coming to the Navy Yard on Saturday

Group X​, the group behind last year’s wildly popular Navy Yard Sea Monster has commissioned this new work, too.

Christmas Village is adding a Ferris wheel

Christmas Village is getting bigger this year — and it's adding a Ferris wheel.

Jazz great Ralph Peterson and Messenger Legacy are coming to Philly to celebrate Art Blakey

For the 100th anniversary of Blakey's birth, a group of jazz greats who came up under his wing are touring with a show of music he inspired.

At the Met Philadelphia, opera is about to come back for the first time in more than 80 years

The Academy of Vocal Arts, Philly's launching pad for opera stars, is bringing in Angela Meade, Latonia Moore, Vanessa Vasquez, Michael Fabiano, André Courville, and others.

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