Walnut Street Theatre http://wrti.org en At The Walnut Street Theatre: A Fresh Reworking Of An Iconic Love Story http://wrti.org/post/walnut-street-theatre-fresh-reworking-iconic-love-story <p>The film&nbsp;<em style="font-size: 15px; ">Love Story</em>&nbsp;was a massive cultural phenomenon in the early&nbsp;1970s. Adapted by Erich Segal from his novel of the same name, the romantic tragedy starred Ryan&nbsp;O'Neal&nbsp;and Ali&nbsp;MacGraw&nbsp;as two students from different social classes who meet at Harvard, fall in love, and wed. After which, personal tragedy strikes.</p> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 15:02:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 4576 at http://wrti.org At The Walnut Street Theatre: A Fresh Reworking Of An Iconic Love Story Walnut Street Theatre Presents a Fresh Reworking of an Iconic Love Story http://wrti.org/post/walnut-street-theatre-presents-fresh-reworking-iconic-love-story <p>The film <em>Love Story</em> was a massive cultural phenomenon in the early 1970s. Adapted by Erich Segal from his novel of the same name, the romantic tragedy starred Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw as two students from different social classes who meet at Harvard, fall in love, and wed. After which, personal tragedy strikes.</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 13:58:54 +0000 Jim Cotter 4410 at http://wrti.org Walnut Street Theatre Presents a Fresh Reworking of an Iconic Love Story Composer Steve Mackey's TONIC--VAN GOGH UP CLOSE--Producer of THE MOUSETRAP Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen http://wrti.org/post/composer-steve-mackeys-tonic-van-gogh-close-producer-mousetrap-sir-stephen-waley-cohen <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles composer Steve Mackey as the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia readies the world premiere of Mackey&#39;s <i>Tonic</i>.<br /><br />Susan Lewis takes us to <i>Van Gogh Up Close</i> at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.<br /><br />Jim Cotter speaks with Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen, worldwide producer of <i>The Mousetrap</i>. The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia is presenting its production of the longest-running play in history though March 4th.</p><p class="legacy-audio-url">More Information:</p> Sat, 11 Feb 2012 19:09:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & David Patrick Stearns 3259 at http://wrti.org Composer Steve Mackey's TONIC--VAN GOGH UP CLOSE--Producer of THE MOUSETRAP Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen Clarinetist Anthony McGill--Painter Elizabeth Osborne--The Life and Music of Mozart--The Stoogeum http://wrti.org/post/clarinetist-anthony-mcgill-painter-elizabeth-osborne-life-and-music-mozart-stoogeum <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles Anthony McGill. The principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera plays a concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society on March 9, 2011, and is the soloist in a performance with Symphony in C on March 12th.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Elizabeth Osborne. A new exhibition of her work at Locks Gallery in Philadelphia shows the versatile, veteran painter moving in a new direction.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers the story of Mozart's life and music as told in Walnut Street Theater's <i>Amadeus.</i></p> <p>Tom Keels explores the Stoogeum. The Ambler, PA museum celebrates the life and legacy of The Three Stooges.</p> Mon, 07 Mar 2011 21:47:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Tom Keels 2502 at http://wrti.org Clarinetist Anthony McGill--Painter Elizabeth Osborne--The Life and Music of Mozart--The Stoogeum AMADEUS: The Story of Mozart and Musical Rivalry at the Walnut Street Theatre http://wrti.org/post/amadeus-story-mozart-and-musical-rivalry-walnut-street-theatre <p>The life of the popular composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has engendered conjecture and controversy. WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the musical rivalry between Mozart and composer Antonio Salieri, suggested in Walnut Street Theatre's production of AMADEUS.</p> Mon, 07 Feb 2011 12:35:04 +0000 Susan Lewis 3371 at http://wrti.org AMADEUS: The Story of Mozart and Musical Rivalry at the Walnut Street Theatre Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Civil War at Rosenbach--Mozart's Life and Music at Walnut Street Theatre http://wrti.org/post/composer-diego-luzuriaga-civil-war-rosenbach-mozarts-life-and-music-walnut-street-theatre <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles the Ecuadorian-born, Philadelphia-based composer Diego Luzuriaga. The Philadelphia Orchestra performs his <i>Responsorio</i> on January 14, 2011.</p> <p>Tom Keels explores a project at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers the story of Mozart's life and music as told in a new production of <i>Amadeus</i> at the Walnut Street Theatre.</p> Sat, 15 Jan 2011 17:20:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis & Tom Keels 2479 at http://wrti.org Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Civil War at Rosenbach--Mozart's Life and Music at Walnut Street Theatre Walnut Street Theatre History and Opening of State Fair http://wrti.org/post/walnut-street-theatre-history-and-opening-state-fair <p>This week Jill takes a look at one of Philadelphia's historic treasures: The Walnut Street Theatre. Their new season opens with <em>State Fair</em>, which includes songs from various Rodgers and Hammerstein productions that were deleted during out-of-town tryouts before the shows' original Broadway openings.</p> <p>Guests include key staff of the Walnut Street Theatre including Tom Miller, Communications Director; Bruce Lumpkin, Director; and Doug Watts, Music Director. Tune in to hear them share stories about the history of the theatre, and discuss <em>State Fair</em>.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2008 18:25:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2021 at http://wrti.org Walnut Street Theatre History and Opening of State Fair Vanished Gardens--Bernstein's Candide revamped--America's Oldest Theatre http://wrti.org/post/vanished-gardens-bernsteins-candide-revamped-americas-oldest-theatre <p>Jim Cotter speaks with writer Sharon White. The Temple University professor's latest book <em>Vanished Gardens: Finding Nature in Philadelphia</em>, is published this month.</p> <p>In the first of a two-part report, David Patrick Stearns examines the history of Leonard Bernstein's <em>Candide.</em> A production opens this week at the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia. </p> <p>Jason Peifer explores the rich history of Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre, which is now in its 200th season.</p> Sat, 13 Sep 2008 18:12:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & David Patrick Stearns & Jason Peifer 2017 at http://wrti.org Vanished Gardens--Bernstein's Candide revamped--America's Oldest Theatre Christopher O'Riley--Rosenbach Museum and Library--the role of stage managers http://wrti.org/post/christopher-oriley-rosenbach-museum-and-library-role-stage-managers <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Christopher O'Riley. The broadcaster and pianist is in recital at the Kimmel Center on Feb 29th.</p> <p>Susan Lewis explores the Rosenbach Museum and Library.</p> <p>Jason Peifer has a behind the scenes look at the role of the stage manager. We'll hear from stage managers of the Arden Theatre, the Wilma Theater, and the Walnut Street Theater.</p> Sat, 23 Feb 2008 18:49:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1939 at http://wrti.org Christopher O'Riley--Rosenbach Museum and Library--the role of stage managers Settlement Music School -- Walnut Street Theater -- Reading Public Museum http://wrti.org/post/settlement-music-school-walnut-street-theater-reading-public-museum <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Settlement Music School Executive Director Robert Capanna. The school celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. </p> <p>Jason Peifer visits the Walnut Street Theater as it stages Arthur Miller's play, <em>The Price</em>. The show features renowned film actor Robert Prosky, a Philadelphia native.</p> <p>Susan Lewis explores the Reading Public Museum, which over the course of its 100+ years has grown from a science collection into a multi-disciplinary museum with galleries for art and artifacts from all over the world.</p> Sat, 19 Jan 2008 16:31:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1927 at http://wrti.org Settlement Music School -- Walnut Street Theater -- Reading Public Museum