Philadelphia Theatre Company

Suzanne Roberts (L) and Ralph Roberts. (Credit: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)

Donation Keeps Curtains Open For Philadelphia Theatre Company

Earlier this year, the Philadelphia Theatre Company was in a financial free fall. The bank foreclosed on its longtime home, The Suzanne Roberts Theater, putting the building up for sale. But now, thanks to a $2.5 million gift, curtains will open on the company’s 40th season this fall.


Patrons heading into the Academy of Music. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Local Theaters Say Patrons Warming To Earlier Curtain Times

Area theaters have been tinkering with start times for a while now, and they say the more flexible curtain times are working out well.


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Stagehands On Strike Against Philadelphia Theatre Company, Suzanne Roberts Theatre

The strike was called Wednesday evening because, the union claims, their jobs are being threatened.


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Theatre Review: ‘Reasons To Be Pretty,’ at the Suzanne Roberts

A popular play with lots of emotions is currently locked in an engagement of the Philadelphia Theatre Company.


(Anthony Lawton, left, Richard Poe, and Robin Moseley star "The Outgoing Tide," at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.  Credit:  Mark Garvin)

Theatre Review: ”The Outgoing Tide,” Drama by Bruce Graham

The play has won honors as Chicago’s “best new play,” and there’s no question it will now attract attention at Philadelphia’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre.


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Theatre Review: ”Scottsboro Boys,” at Suzanne Roberts, Puts Tunes Over Tragedy

The Philadelphia Theatre Company has raised the curtain on an award-winning production of “The Scottsboro Boys,” loosely based on an ugly incident from the 1930s in which a group of African-American teenagers were falsly accused of terrible crimes.


(Stephen Rowe and Haley Joel Osment star in "Red," at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.  Credit:  Mark Garvin)

Theatre Review: ‘Red,’ at the Suzanne Roberts

The Philadelphia Theatre Company has opened its new season with the premiere of John Logan’s popular, multi-award-winning, two-character drama, “Red.”


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Theatre Review: ‘Ruined,’ at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre

The Philadelphia Theatre Company is concluding its current mainstage season with Lynn Nottage’s energetically produced Pulitizer Prize-winning drama set against the ugly civil war in the Congo.


(Anna Deavere Smith in her one-woman play, "Let Me Down Easy," at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

Theatre Review: ‘Let Me Down Easy,’ At The Suzanne Roberts

The Philadelphia Theatre Company is presenting a one-woman show conceived, written, and performed by playwright-actor-academician Anna Deavere Smith — a show that started with considerable research and may leave its audience with a few surprises.


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High Schoolers Receive Passport To Performance

Theater is a special experience that many people never have. But the Philadelphia Theater Company is providing passports — an entry to the world of theater.


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Theatre Review: “Race,” at The Suzanne Roberts

While the directorial chores are now in the hands of Scott Zigler and there are some new cast members, the play has lost little of its nastiness.


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Theatre Review: “Putnam County Spelling Bee” At Suzanne Roberts

While music and lyrics offer little to write home about, the youngsters are so unique and the mechanics of the spell-down so bizarre as to create the craziest contest imaginable.