Philadelphia Theatre Company http://wrti.org en Theater Review: Philadelphia Theatre Company's The Outgoing Tide http://wrti.org/post/theater-review-philadelphia-theatre-companys-outgoing-tide <p>WRTI&#39;s Lesley Valdes reviews Bruce Graham&#39;s play that tackles tough truths. <em>The Outgoing Tide </em>is at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre through April 22nd.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 20:42:02 +0000 Lesley Valdes 3730 at http://wrti.org Theater Review: Philadelphia Theatre Company's The Outgoing Tide THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS: The Story Behind the Musical http://wrti.org/post/scottsboro-boys-story-behind-musical <p>WRTI&#39;s Susan Lewis looks at THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS - a story of injustice that became the basis for a critically acclaimed Broadway musical. The show sparked controversy and earned 12 Tony nominations in 2010. A new production featuring many from the original Broadway show is now being presented by the Philadelphia Theatre Company through February 19th.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 19:51:06 +0000 Susan Lewis 3409 at http://wrti.org THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS: The Story Behind the Musical Painter Elizabeth Osbourne at PAFA--The City of Nutterly Love--Out on a Limb at Morris Arboretum http://wrti.org/post/painter-elizabeth-osbourne-pafa-city-nutterly-love-out-limb-morris-arboretum <p>We listen again to Jim Cotter's interview with Elizabeth Osborne. Her work is the subject of <i>The Color of Light</i>, an exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.</p> <p>Jason Peifer previews <i>The City of Nutterly Love: Funny as Bell!</i> A new review by the world-famous Second City comedy company at the Philadelphia Theatre Company opens this week.</p> <p>Tom Keels takes us <i>Out on a limb</i> - a new installation at the Morris Arboretum takes audiences on a journey through the tree tops.</p> Wed, 08 Jul 2009 15:09:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Jason Peifer & Tom Keels 2170 at http://wrti.org Painter Elizabeth Osbourne at PAFA--The City of Nutterly Love--Out on a Limb at Morris Arboretum Edward Albee--Long-Lost Manuscript of The Good Earth--Philadelphia's Sketch Club and Plastic Club http://wrti.org/post/edward-albee-long-lost-manuscript-good-earth-philadelphias-sketch-club-and-plastic-club <p>Jim Cotter speaks with legendary playwright Edward Albee. The Philadelphia Theater Company is presenting his <em>At Home at The Zoo.</em></p> <p>Jason Peifer visits the Pearl S. Buck House in Bucks County. An exhibition that includes the long-lost manuscript of Buck's famous novel <em>The Good Earth</em> has opened at the National Historic Landmark home.</p> <p>Susan Lewis visits the Sketch Club and the Plastic Club on Philadelphia's historic Camac Street, also known as the "Avenue of the Artists."</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2009 20:00:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 2105 at http://wrti.org Edward Albee--Long-Lost Manuscript of The Good Earth--Philadelphia's Sketch Club and Plastic Club Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas--AMERICA I AM--At Home At The Zoo--Philadelphia a Brewery Town? http://wrti.org/post/conductor-michael-tilson-thomas-america-i-am-home-zoo-philadelphia-brewery-town <p>We listen again to Jim Cotter's recent conversation with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at <em>AMERICA</em><em> I AM: The African American Imprint</em>, an exhibition at the National Constitution Center exploring the myriad contributions African Americans have made to America.</p> <p> Jason Peifer previews the Philadelphia Theater's Company production of <em>At Home At The Zoo</em>. We'll hear from playwright Edward Albee about this expanded version of his 1959 play, <em>The Zoo Story</em>. </p> <p>Tom Keels uncovers Philadelphia's history as a brewery town and explores the current renaissance.</p> Sat, 21 Mar 2009 19:52:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer & Tom Keels 2102 at http://wrti.org Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas--AMERICA I AM--At Home At The Zoo--Philadelphia a Brewery Town? A is for Art Museum--Arts & Quality of Life Research Center--Unusual Acts of Devotion--Angela Meade http://wrti.org/post/art-museum-arts-quality-life-research-center-unusual-acts-devotion-angela-meade <p>Jim Cotter speaks with with Katy Friedland and Marla K. Shoemaker, authors of a new children's book <em>A is for Art Museum</em>. We'll also drop in on an art program for pre-schoolers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at Temple University's Arts and Quality of Life Research Center, where researchers are working to demonstrate links between the arts and physical well being.</p> <p>Jason Peifer speaks with members of the Philadelphia Theatre Company and playwright Terrence McNally about his latest drama <em>Unusual Acts of Devotion</em>.</p> <p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles Angela Meade. The Academy of Vocal Arts soprano is already making a big impact on the opera world.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2008 18:19:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Jason Peifer 2040 at http://wrti.org A is for Art Museum--Arts & Quality of Life Research Center--Unusual Acts of Devotion--Angela Meade Sculptor Susan Opie--Wendy Wasserstein's Third--BalletX's Right to Spring http://wrti.org/post/sculptor-susan-opie-wendy-wassersteins-third-balletxs-right-spring <p>Bucks County artist Susan Opie walks us through her works of bugs and critters, now on view in the outdoor sculpture garden at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. The museum's ongoing Outdoor Sculpture Program features the works of contemporary American sculptors.</p> <p>Jason Peifer examines the life and theatrical works of the late Wendy Wasserstein. Her final play,<em> Third, </em>is being produced by the Philadelphia Theater Company. <em>Third </em>will be performed at PTC's new home, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at the Philadelphia-based, contemporary dance company BalletX and its upcoming world premier of Matthew Neenan's <em>Right to Spring</em> at The Wilma Theater.</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2008 16:29:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1949 at http://wrti.org Sculptor Susan Opie--Wendy Wasserstein's Third--BalletX's Right to Spring Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes--The Suzanne Roberts Theater--The Treatment of William Penn http://wrti.org/post/pianist-leif-ove-andsnes-suzanne-roberts-theater-treatment-william-penn <p>Leif Ove Andsnes, pianist, discusses his latest projects, including a new recording with the Artemis Quartet. </p> <p>The Philadelphia Theater Company moves into its new home, the Suzanne Roberts Theater. </p> <p>Conservator David Cann of Moorland Studios in New Jersey discusses the cleaning and treatment of Alexander Calder's <i>William Penn</i>, one Philadelphia's most beloved landmarks.</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2007 14:39:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1890 at http://wrti.org Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes--The Suzanne Roberts Theater--The Treatment of William Penn James Undercoffler--Philadelphia Public Art--The Artistic Director http://wrti.org/post/james-undercoffler-philadelphia-public-art-artistic-director <p>James Undercoffler: The Philadelphia Orchestra's new president. </p> <p>Public art in Philadelphia and the 100-year-old Fairmount Park Art Association.</p> <p>The role of the artistic director in theater (part of a continuing series) includes interviews with Terry Nolen of the Arden Theatre, the Philadelphia Theatre Company's Sara Garonzik, and Robin Marcotte from Hotel Obligado.</p> Sat, 18 Aug 2007 19:33:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1878 at http://wrti.org James Undercoffler--Philadelphia Public Art--The Artistic Director Ted Libbey http://wrti.org/post/ted-libbey <p>This week, a conversation with Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music. His book has broken new ground in publishing by having a companion website where readers can listen to full length examples of musical works cross-referenced in the book. Tom Dinardo explains how he spent six years trying to organize a performance of a work for organ by legendary Hollywood composer David Raksin. Susan Lewis explores Betsy Ross House. And Jason Peifer previews the world premiere of Some Men, a Terrence McNally play set to open at the Philadelphia Theatre Company.</p> Sat, 13 May 2006 16:09:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Tom Dinardo & Jason Peifer 1703 at http://wrti.org