‘Pretty Woman’ star Olivia Valli Continues Her Grandfather’s Musical Legacy

What more of a treat could Philadelphia area theater lovers want than a night at the Academy of Music watching a live performance of Pretty Woman: The Musical? We will have that opportunity for the Philly premiere of Pretty Woman at the Kimmel Cultural Campus; Academy of Music from Tuesday, January 4 through Sunday, January… Read More

Kimmel Center Announces Magical Return of the Philadelphia Broadway Shows

Area theater lovers have a great deal to celebrate this fall with the return of the Philadelphia Broadway Series of Shows, coming more than a year of pandemic isolation.  The Kimmel Cultural Campus has announced the return of live Broadway programming to Philadelphia in the fall of 2021, with 13 memorable shows that will bring… Read More

Philadelphia Broadway’s Hello Dolly! Is a Feast for the Senses

Dolly Gallagher Levi of Yonkers, New York, has a gift for matchmaking and Carolee Carmello, of New York City, has quite a gift for musical theater. Stepping on the Academy of Music stage as the lovable-yet, meddling Dolly Levi is as thrilling for the actress, who has received much acclaim for her stage work, as… Read More

Lorenzo Pugliese Makes a Big Splash in the National Tour of ‘The Spongebob Musical’

Lorenzo Pugliese says that “a crazy number of people” told him he had to audition for the leading role in The Spongebob Musical…and so he did. And the rest, as they say on the hit Nickelodeon animated TV series is Bikini Bottom history. It quickly became a cult favorite and has charmed viewers of several… Read More

Come From Away’s Julie Johnson Calls This: “One of the Most Life-Affirming Shows You will Ever See!”

Julie Johnson, who first came to New York to perform in the early 1990s, is proud to still be gracing the stage in the national tour of the life-affirming show Come From Away. Now playing at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music as part of the Philadelphia Broadway series through Sunday, November 3, Johnson says… Read More