| Dec 26, 2014
| 10:34 AM
The long-awaited Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts finally opened to much fanfare in November. But there were plenty of other high points this year. Here's a sampling:
• Variety all-stars: Anna Carol gave layers to abrasive Brit twit...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:41 PM
For those with limited or no vision, a play or musical is difficult to fully experience.
Thanks to the Lehigh Valley Arts Council, theater patrons with vision impairments will soon be able to "see" sets, costumes, even the expression on the actors'...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 5:23 PM
A gentle and magical fable is sweetly staged in "Harvey," which opens Act 1's 45th season at DeSales University in Center Valley.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play presents a likeable innocent in Elwood P. Dowd, played by Matt Enters. Enters is completely...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:52 PM
A Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a giant, invisible rabbit opens Act 1's 45th season at DeSales University in Center Valley.
"Harvey," Mary Chase's comedy of errors, is about Elwood P. Dowd, a charismatic man who makes friends wherever he goes. But...
| Jun 8, 2014
Do you think you know the Tony Awards? Facts like how many times Neil Patrick Harris has hosted? Or The the year it began being televised? Maybe so, but what about the more difficult question? Here's our quiz.
Click through the gallery above for the...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:15 AM
On a recent afternoon, author Jonathan Tropper sat down in a Brentwood restaurant and surveyed the beverage options. "How honest do you want me to be?" he asked. "Sometimes I become dangerously honest with a cocktail." After a moment of careful...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:30 AM
A quarter-century after "Batman" ushered in the era of Hollywood mega-tentpoles -- hollow comicbook pictures manufactured to enthrall teens and hustle merch -- a penitent Michael Keaton returns with the comeback of the century, "Birdman or (The Unexpected...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
On "The Big Bang Theory," Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) idolizes his childhood hero, Professor Proton (Bob Newhart), much to the professor's dismay. In real life, though, the admiration is a bit more mutual -- and that was clearly evident when the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Tom Kline had a revelation after becoming president of Clermont's Moonlight Players this summer.
"It is a job," he says. "It's not glamorous. It's work."
Kline's appointment is a big change for the community-theater troupe, which was founded by Jan...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:45 PM
For Mark Keys, the pen is mightier than the scalpel.
Thirty-four surgeries on his back and legs, coupled with a host of other ailments, have left the onetime boat rigger unable to work and largely homebound since 1991.
His physical problems have led...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:35 PM
WHAT: Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy "Harvey" is the next production from Orlando's Jester Theater Company. It opens Friday, Feb. 7.
In the story, famously adapted as a Jimmy Stewart film, Elwood P. Dowd has an unusual best friend: A 6-foot-...