Walnut Street Theatre Celebrates Epic Love Stories With Its 214th Anniversary Season

Walnut Street Theatre, America’s Oldest Theatre and a National Historic Landmark, is excited to announce its 214th season of live entertainment, and its 40th season as a not-for-profit producing theatre company. The ‘Knockout’ line-up includes three stunning musicals, a hilarious comedy by Neil Simon, and an American masterpiece. As a self-producing regional theatre, the Walnut is the most popular theatre company in Philadelphia.

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Shudder: Upcoming Horror Movies Halloween 2022

Shudder is the home for Halloween in 2022, and the popular horror movie streaming service is getting started early. Below is the full announcement with all the details of its annual 61-day Halloween event beginning September 1.

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Interview: Peter Atkins Discusses Clive Barker, Hellraiser, Nightbreed, Wishmaster, & More

I had the pleasure of interviewing Peter Atkins, the man who wrote Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III, Hellraiser: Bloodline, and Wishmaster. We talked about his work on the Hellraiser franchise, including the 30th anniversary of Hellraiser III, the upcoming Hulu movie, and the HBO TV series. We also talked about what it was like working with two masters of horror: Clive Barker and Wes Craven. Peter shared his thoughts with me on Doug Bradley, Nightbreed, his books, including his new release this fall, and much more. We spoke for three hours, so grab some popcorn, kick back, and enjoy our conversation. You can watch the full interview below.

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Clive Barker Grilled About His Negative Effect on People

On December 8, 1987, Clive Barker took part in a TV interview where the studio audience grilled him about the potential negative effects his work has on people. As you’ll see, his answers are excellent. You can watch the full TV appearance below.

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Clive Barker Interview: Abarat, Art, & More

In 2002, Clive Barker took part in an interview with Adam Weissler about the Abarat novels, his art, and much more at a gallery showing in West Hollywood. You can enjoy the full interview below.

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Lord of Illusions: The Magic of Clive Barker

Released in 1995, Lord of Illusions is a film written, directed, and produced by Clive Barker. It is a cinematic adaptation of his short story “The Last Illusion,” published as part of his seminal Books of Blood anthology in 1985. Below is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Lord of Illusions, including thoughts from the master of horror himself: Clive Barker.

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Rent 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour Comes To Philly

The Kimmel Cultural Campus will present the return of the RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour, back by popular demand, in the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater on March 4 – 6, 2022. Additionally, former Kimmel Education student and Philadelphia native Shafiq Hicks, a graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts and a voice major at Temple University, will star in the role of ‘Tom Collins.’ Read on for more details.

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Sherlock Holmes Comes To Walnut Street Theatre

Walnut Street Theatre (WST) continues its 213th season with a world premiere adaptation of a classic mystery with Sherlock Holmes – The Adventure of The Speckled Band. Written and directed by Walnut favorite Bill Van Horn, the production begins previews February 22, opens March 2, and continues through March 27 on the Walnut’s Mainstage. Read on for more details.

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Movie Review: The Wrestler

Today, I watched The Wrestler for the first time since it came out nearly 11 years ago. It is still a fantastic movie. It’s very much the pro wrestling version of Rocky Balboa, an equally fabulous piece of cinema that is gritty, authentic, and overflowing with emotion.

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Remembering Sean Connery

It was reported today that Sir Sean Connery died at the age of 90. He will forever be remembered as the original James Bond, playing a pivotal role in launching the pop culture phenomenon that is still going strong today. As a lifelong Bond fan, I’m thankful for his immeasurable contributions to the series. Moreover, I appreciate Sean Connery for the countless roles he played outside of 007. He wasn’t a one-trick pony. Rather, this skilled Scottish actor was a chameleon who could embody a wide range of characters that swept us away with wonderful stories for nearly 60 years.

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