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Lewis Whittington


BSR Contributor Since June 25, 2016

Lew Whittington is a Philadelphia based arts writer. His articles on the performing arts appear in the LGBTQ online magazine EdgeMediaNetwork and other publications including Philadelphia Dance Journal, Dance International, American Record Guide and CultureVulture.

Lewis Whittington is an arts journalist based in Philadelphia. He started writing professionally in the early 1990s as a media consultant for AIDS organizations and then as a theater and dance reviewer for the Philadelphia Gay News. He covered dance, theater, opera and classical music for the Philadelphia Inquirer and City Paper.

His profiles, features, and stories have appeared in the Advocate, Dance International, Playbill, American Theatre, American Record Guide, the Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, EdgeMediaNetwork, and Philadelphia Dance Journal. He has received two journalism fellowships for dance and music writing.

In addition to interviews with choreographers, dancers, writers and directors from every discipline. His commentaries on GLBTQ activism and gay culture have appeared in Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly Weekly, City Paper, and the Advocate.

He is an amateur photographer of flora, fauna, and Philly architecture and is currently looking for a publisher for two volumes of poetry if you know anyone.

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Stuck on one another. (Photo courtesy of The Bang Group)

The Bang Group's 'Stuck on You' at GayFest!

Sticking together in dance and in life

The Bang Group returns to GayFest! for the third time. 'Stuck on You,' their selection of old and new material, brings humor and MGM-style dance magic.
Lewis Whittington

Lewis Whittington

Articles 4 minute read
Up close and personal with two of the gentlemen. (Photo by Kyle Cassidy)

Shakespeare in Clark Park's 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona'

Smiles on a sultry night

Shakespeare in Clark Park's 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' combined the wonders of nature with the magic of theater.
Lewis Whittington

Lewis Whittington

Articles 2 minute read
So much to see and hear. (Photo courtesy of the Mann Center)

'Firebird: Reimagined' with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Janni Younge

The orchestra and puppets and dancers, oh my!

This reimagined version of Stravinsky's 'Firebird' brings together the Philadelphia Orchestra, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Handspring Puppet Company's Janni Younge, and yes, even more.
Lewis Whittington

Lewis Whittington

Articles 3 minute read
Terell Stafford pulling double duty. (Photo courtesy of Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia)

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia's 'A String of Pearls' at the Kimmel Center

These big-band classics stay fresh

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia goes in to full swing with bandleader/trumpeter Terell Stafford, Pat Martino and his trio, and "A String of Pearls," classics from the big-band era.
Lewis Whittington

Lewis Whittington

Articles 3 minute read