It has been a stressful year for Theatre Exile, a year in the life of one of Philly’s vigorous, agile neighborhood theaters. As A.D. Amorosi reported in the July 24 Metro, the South Philadelphia theater, celebrating its 20th anniversary, had its home in the Wolf Building on South 13th Street sold out from under it and faced the prospect of being … well, homeless. “I’ve been breathing into a bag for about a year,” says Deborah Block, producing artistic director.
They’re often called “Philadelphia’s Tony Awards.” Since 1994, the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre have recognized the best on local stages. Generating those awards, though, is an epic drama. Organized and administered by Theatre Philadelphia, it takes an army of people. Bigger than ever, that army turned out late last month at the Arden Theatre Company‘s Hamilton Family Art Center for an orientation meeting on the 2017-18 theater season, complete with pizza and beer.
Lots. Of. News. I'll never get to it all, so let me get to some. Dulé is coming! Dulé Hill, that is, he of The West Wing, Psych, and much else. The world premiere of Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole, by Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor, will open People's Light's 2017-2018 season (Oct. 11-Dec. 3). Hill will play Cole, with Broadway guy Daniel J. Watts playing Sammy Davis Jr.
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Selecting a term
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