Final Curtain Call At 8th & South

 

“Stage lights and other artifacts from Society Hill Playhouse will be sold at an indoor yard sale on Sunday, March 13.” | Photo: Emma Lee, for NewsWorks

“Stage lights and other artifacts from Society Hill Playhouse will be sold at an indoor yard sale on Sunday, March 13.” | Photo: Emma Lee, for NewsWorks

  • WHYY’s Peter Crimmins speaks with Deen Kogan, who after 56 years at the helm of the Society Hill Playhouse, is preparing for her theater’s final performance this weekend before it is demolished next month to make way for condos. “The fiscal challenges are heavier,” says Kogan, explaining her decision last year to accept the Toll Brothers’ offer. “This is not a social theater. I never went for a law firm to underwrite the play. Getting funding is much harder. I’ve reached the point where I don’t want to bother.”
  • Bart Blatstein is determined to bring the South of France to South Broad. PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey covers yesterday’s Civic Design Review Committee meeting, in which the developer defended his vision for a Provençal retail village against the ultimately inconsequential criticisms of the board. He insists that word of mouth (and tweet) will compensate for the rooftop market’s decided lack of interaction with passersby on South Broad and Washington Avenue.
  • As expected, Drexel University has decided upon Brandywine Realty Trust as the master developer for its planned 10-acre Innovation Neighborhood near 30th Street Station, reports the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Natalie Kostelni. Brandywine is charged with marketing the project to “pioneering organizations and advance America’s next great innovation district.”
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