The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Our World NOW: An Opening Night Celebration
The Philadelphia Orchestra takes the digital stage
A scaled-down Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2020 opener offered a distanced yet defiant celebration of music and new energy for social justice, with works by Coleman, Rossini, Verdi, Mozart, and Steve Martin. Linda Holt reviews.
Philly Fringe 2020: TONGUE presents ‘Currency’
The wild dance of the dollar
In TONGUE’s Fringe Festival entry, ‘Currency,’ we borrow the five stages of grief to explore capitalism. Corey Qureshi reviews.
Philadelphia Theatre Company presents ‘The Days of Re-Creation’
What streaming theater should be
With ‘The Days of Re-Creation,’ Philadelphia Theatre Company presents seven short plays that reinterpret the Book of Genesis in the best use of Zoom you’ve ever seen. Mina Reinckens reviews.
Philly Fringe 2020: Kangaroo Zulu Dancers present ‘Indlamu’
Shaka Zulu lives
South Africa’s Kangaroo Zulu Dancers joined this year’s Philly Fringe with ‘Indlamu,’ a performance captured on video that reminds us some dance doesn’t need a stage. Lindsay Gary reviews.
Free Fringe Philly 2020: Greg T. Nanni presents ‘FAT’
Fat folks deserve better
For this year’s Free Fringe, Greg T. Nanni offers a one-man show about the weight we carry. Josh Herren reviews.
Philly Fringe 2020: Green Light Group presents ‘Crossover: A New Pop Musical’
A multi-genre mess
Despite its promising music and lyrics, the digital world premiere production ‘Crossover’ is failed by the virtual reality of 2020. Jill Ivey reviews.
Philly Fringe 2020: Artist House/Asya Zlatina + Dancers and stb x at
Dancing into the future
Two performances explore dance during pandemic for the 2020 Fringe Festival. Artist House/Asya Zlatina + Dancers and stb x at offer different experiences combining movement, technology, and collaboration in innovative ways. Melissa Strong reviews.
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Philly Fringe 2020: Allens Lane presents Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Eurydice’
Til death do us part
Allens Lane’s ‘Eurydice’ explores themes of isolation and heartbreak in a way that feels familiar in a world marked by COVID-19. Mina Reinckens reviews.
BalletX presents four world premieres on film for its new subscription series
BalletX goes beyond
BalletX opens its 15th season virtually with a quartet of world premieres in film from choreographers as near as the company’s own star, Caili Quan, and as far as New Zealand’s Loughlan Prior. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
‘Seeing Things in Black and White’ by Antoine K. Stroman
The Black experience is stranger than fiction
Despite its flaws, Antoine K. Stroman’s debut novella, ‘Seeing Things in Black and White,’ paints the Black experience in a multitude of colors. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.