Oscar Wilde’s Salomé: Illustrating Death and Desire will feature artists’ interpretations of this controversial play throughout the ages. The play was banned from production in London in 1893 and was not performed until three years later in Paris. Despite this controversy, the play’s publication, which included illustrations by the symbolist artist Aubrey Beardsley (1894), received...

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Kathy Griffin

Feb 15, 2015

Kathy Griffin has made a storied career out of bursting the bubbles of pretentious celebrities, simultaneous embracing and shocking our star-obsessed culture. Griffin has become one of the most familiar faces on TV, thanks to a Bravo reality series, co-hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve with Anderson Cooper, and outrageous guest appearances on numerous talk shows and specials. One of only three...

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Comedians Joe List & Mark Normand come to the Penn Museum on February 20th for a night of stand-up comedy and a recording of their popular podcast, Tuesdays with Stories.  Joe List, who tours the country with Gary Gulman and Nick Dipaolo, has recently been seen on the Late Show with David Letterman.  Mark Normand tours with Amy Schumer and has been on Last Comic Standing, Inside Amy Schumer,...

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Hilarious' is the only way to describe THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON? You will laugh non-stop for ninety minutes as Robert Dubac ransacks his brain to answer the age old question, "What do women want?" All while drinking a beer. Dubac has crafted an hysterical one man multi-character show that tackles the babble of the sexes with precision and wit. With a shrug of his shoulders or a crook...

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ELLIOTT ERWITT: DOG DOGS

Mar 7, 2015 - May 24, 2015

Elliott Erwitt barks at dogs. According to the renowned photographer, that is how he has caught some of his most memorable canine images. Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs features 65 of Erwitt’s best pictures of dogs. Photographed around the world between 1946 and 2004, this selection demonstrates the artist’s affectionate eye and love of surrealist juxtapositions. Funny, poignant, and...

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Robert Dubac's The Book of Moron

Mar 12, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015

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"Hilarious", "Intelligent", "Provocative", "Scorching" all describe Robert Dubac's new solo show THE BOOK OF MORON! Dubac buckles you up for a fast-paced joy ride over the pot-holed highways of cultural hypocrisy.  Riding shotgun with intelligence and absurdity he crashes head first into the barriers of sex, race, religion, politics and the media.  It's comedy on steroids.  Think your...

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Hannibal Buress

Mar 26, 2015

Hannibal Buress is widely known for his edgy sense of humor and having an “irresistible” comedic presence that lands squarely between “cerebral and swagger” (New York Times). Buress, the 2012 winner of Comedy Central’s award for Best Club Comic, signed a deal with the network that debuted his second one hour special “Live in Chicago” in March 2014. Buress serves as a series...

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David Sedaris

Apr 9, 2015

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s most pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best...

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Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together

May 15, 2015 - May 17, 2015

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A humorous, poignant and sophisticated musical "review", Putting It Together is a thematic celebration of the state and screen work of multiple Tony Award-winner Stephen Sondheim, the foremost theatrical composer/lyricist of our time. Featuring a cast of Broadway's "Who's Who", Putting It Together is studded with material from a number of Sondheim's original...

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Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together

May 15, 2015 - May 17, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

A humorous, poignant and sophisticated musical "review", Putting It Together is a thematic celebration of the state and screen work of multiple Tony Award-winner Stephen Sondheim, the foremost theatrical composer/lyricist of our time. Featuring a cast of Broadway's "Who's Who", Putting It Together is studded with material from a number of Sondheim's original musicals and films including A...

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