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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...

Musical Duel Makes Debut U.S. Performance at Congregations of Shaare Shamayim

In opera, there are plenty of famous duels, but on April 9, you can see a new kind: a vocal duel between tenors and...

Cabaret’s Jewish Themes More Relevant Than Ever 50 Years After its Debut

Director B.T. McNicholl hears it every time he leaves the theater. Reads it every time he picks up a review. And while it delights...

Walnut Street Production Brings Jerry Herman’s Leading Ladies to Life

When it comes to bringing strong female characters to the Broadway stage, with a few exceptions perhaps no one comes to mind faster than...