Performance

Michaela Shuchman and Dana Orange lying on a hardwood floor

Philly Fringe Roundup: Festival Returns With Jewish-Led Productions

Mark your calendars, because it’s time for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, which features several productions put on by members of the local Jewish community. The...
Daniel Irwin holds roses

In ‘Significant Other,’ A Man Wonders About His Future When His Friends Marry

For artistic director Peter Reynolds, Significant Other is a perfect expression of what Mauckingbird Theatre Co. tries to do — namely, produce affordable theater...
Jesse Moldovsky performing onstage

Jesse Moldovsky, 19, Takes the Stage at Philly Folk Festival

It was a couple years ago when musician Jesse Moldovsky, 19, started performing at open mic nights. Though paid gigs slowly followed, a lot...
Ninet Tayeb

Israeli Rock Star Ninet Tayeb Comes to Manayunk for Local Show

Ninet Tayeb Was the Kelly Clarkson of Israel. At 19, the singer got her big break winning the debut season of Kokhav Nolad, a...
Brian Ungar does a handstand with his legs spread on a picnic table

Philly Faces: Brian Ungar Aims to Fly High

Like many 18-year-olds, Brian Ungar juggles school, extracurriculars and fun. Unlike his peers, he does it from 10 feet off the ground. Ungar is a...
A dancer in a blue outfit performs during the Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival in 2016

Tribe 12 Coordinator Aims to Empower Women in Theater With Fifth Annual Festival

When Polly Edelstein was a graduate theater student at Villanova University, she wrote a manifesto. The concept of a “manifesto” has taken on some ominous...

Try Guy Zach Kornfeld Reflects on Jewishness Ahead of Local Show

They’re four guys who try stuff. This fairly simple premise has led The Try Guys, former BuzzFeed video creators, to internet stardom. Now after nearly...
Black and white historic photo of a sharecropping family

‘Fiddler’-Inspired ‘Garreville’ Tells Story of Sharecropper Family in 1915

A staged reading of a new musical inspired by Fiddler on the Roof is coming to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and...
Sonya Aronowitz, the producer behind the Off Boardwalk cabaret series in Atlantic City

Jewish Producer Opens Atlantic City Cabaret Series ‘Off Boardwalk’

  A new summer cabaret series, Off Boardwalk, opens July 5 at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City, featuring an eclectic mix of theater, cabaret...
Sandy Hackett performs “My Buddy,” a show about Buddy Hackett

Buddy Hackett’s Son Performs “My Buddy,” a Show About His Father

Every comedian of yore, like every musician or public performer of note, lives a second life on YouTube in 2019. Their interviews and performances, their...