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Longtime Performer Relishes Role in Touring Production of ‘Dirty Dancing’

Nobody ever put Alan Scharf in a corner. “I remember being a kid taking a trip to Bear Mountain with my temple,” recalled the 78-year-old...

Broadway’s Best to Belt Out Show Tunes in Cherry Hill

If you’ve been dying to see Hamilton like every other living, breathing human in America, the cheapest ticket around awaits in Cherry Hill. Well, sort...

Gershman Y Tribute to Leonard Cohen Honors His Artistic Legacy

The world experienced the somber loss of a long, beloved list of celebrities last year, among them poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Cohen died at...

Songstress Julie Budd Honors ‘Mr. Sinatra’ With Center City Performance

Frank Sinatra may have seemed like he had the world on a string, but there’s plenty the world doesn’t know about the famous crooner. Julie...

Adath Israel Pumped Up for Kevin Nealon and Max Weinberg on Saturday Night

Live from Merion Station … it’s Saturday night. It might not have quite the same ring to it, but if all goes according to plan,...

Dr. Katz Prescribes Laughter at Punch Line

If you’re in need of a new therapist, Dr. Katz has an opening on his couch May 7. The main character of Comedy Central’s ’90s...

World War II Play About Jewish Refugees Resonates More Than Ever for Playwright

While millions of Jews were attempting to flee Europe in 1939, Eleanor and Gilbert Kraus were planning a trip there. Of course, it was no...

Opera Man David Gvinianidze Looks to Promote the Genre

The name David Gvinianidze doesn’t roll off your tongue like an Enrico Caruso, Luciano Pavarotti or his idol, Philadelphia’s own Mario Lanza. In fact,...

Philly Performance Brings Actress Monica Horan Rosenthal ‘Full Circle’

The Philadelphia area influenced Monica Horan Rosenthal throughout her career as an actress. She credits Upper Darby Summer Stage with fostering a love of performing,...

Kinky Friedman ‘On the Road Again’ With First New Songs in 40 Years

Kinky Friedman has been resurrected. The self-styled Texas Jewboy, who ran for governor of the state of Texas in 2006 and is famous for such...