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Pati has been involved in various aspects of theater for about 25 years; from writing reviews and interviews for the past 10 years to producing theater events. Pati also runs PB Entertainment Agency working with several Broadway and Regional performers booking workshops/Master classes, concerts and theater programs for high schools, colleges and theater groups. She also works raising funds for non profit organizations. www.pbentertainmentinc.com
BWW Highlights: A Celebration of the Life of Kevin Gray
May 16, 2013
'He simply couldn't live without it. He breathed it like air. 'He was fearless, full in and flat out'. He devoured the stage ravenously,' Furthermore Kevin Gray's addiction to his passion for theater was contagious as he shared his enormous talent and energy with so many.
BWW Reviews: Ritz Theater's DROWSY CHAPERONE Almost Dazzles
April 23, 2013
Wake up! No time to dose or you'll miss the fun. Winner of 11 Tony's including Best Musical, score, book and more, this audience was in for a real treat, but someone forgot to set the 'time to laugh alarm'.
BWW Reviews: Bristol's PIRATES OF PENZANCE - 'Tis a Glorious Thing to be a Pirate King!'
March 28, 2013
The Pirates of Penzance just might be the wackiest operetta ever written and Bristol's director Keith Baker has a magnificent command of the piece.
BWW Reviews: Wilma's UNDER THE WHALEBACK -Not Such a Great Catch
March 18, 2013
Wilma's Under the Whaleback takes you by the scruff of the neck, shakes you round a bit and dumps you knowing a lot more about the subject than you ever knew or really wanted to know about.
A Tribute to Kevin Gray - 'His Time To Shine'
March 4, 2013
There are few who have seen Kevin Gray on stage and have not been touched by his performance. There are none who have worked with or known Kevin Gray whose lives have not been enhanced by this incredible person.
BWW Reviews: Eagle Theater's A CHORUS LINE is One Singular Sensation
January 21, 2013
Each revisiting of this iconic show has a life of its own and the160+ seat Eagle Theater has found a way to capture all the elements you love about this classic and bring it right into your lap!
BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES the Musical Still Soars!
January 7, 2013
Surrounding the new Les Miserables musical film frenzy, the 25th Anniversary musical production is the pinnacle of the world's longest running musical and for good reasons.
BWW Reviews: JEKYLL AND HYDE - "The Only Thing Constant is Change"
December 29, 2012
If "the only thing constant is change" then Constantine's Jekyll/Hyde along with the creative team will change your persepetive of this "revisal" as they call it, which is destined to arrive on Broadway in April 2013.
BWW Reviews: Walnut Street's THE MUSIC MAN Marches in the Holidays
December 1, 2012
Walnut Street Theatre is at it again this holiday season with a delightful production of Meredith Willlson's The Music Man jam packed with a stellar cast.
BWW Interviews: Walnut Street Theatre's 'Music Man' Jeff Coon
October 31, 2012
Oh those wonderful Philly actors! Some come and go but they all call Philadelphia home. Let's zero in on one of Philly's brightest stars- Jeff Coon.
BWW Reviews: Eagle Theatre's SPELLING BEE earns a B+
October 19, 2012
This clever, silly, funny Broadway show earned a Tony and Drama Desk Award in 2005 and continues to find new spelling champs and audiences in theaters around the country.
BWW Reviews: Non-Stop Fun in COOKING WITH THE CALAMARI SISTERS at Society Hill
October 1, 2012
Julia Childs has nothing on these two bosomy sisters from Bay Ridge, New York when it comes to a hilarious presentation of the culinary arts. Yes, The Calamari Sisters have found their way to the city of Brotherly Love.
What's On - Philadelphia 2012-13 Theater Season
August 30, 2012
The curtains are up for the Philly 2012-2013 Theater Season. From daring new works and world premieres, popular Broadway tour stops and of course, your favorite classic stage productions. Here's just a few of Philadelphia's favorite theaters listings.
BWW 'Dinner and a Show' Review: Eagle Theater's MY WAY Tribute to Frank Sinatra
August 14, 2012
We enjoyed an evening of Sinatra music and dined at a restaurant that is surrounded by glimpses of Ole Blue Eyes himself both in the heart of South Jersey.
BWW Interviews: Broadway’s Little Tramp Rob McClure as Charlie Chaplin
August 6, 2012
We caught up with the very, very busy Rob McClure, who has been seen waddling around New York City, baggy pants, cane-in-hand, twitchy mustache tickling and already capturing the crowd as the incomparable Charlie Chaplin.
BWW Reviews: A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING and Lambertville Station Restaurant
July 9, 2012
This was indeed a "Grand Night for Singing" and celebrating for the town of New Hope as they welcome all to the re-opening their cultural jewel The Buck's County Playhouse.
BWW Reviews: 'Dinner and a Show' at Captain's Inn - MAN OF LA MANCHA
June 26, 2012
Steve Steiner, Producing Artistic Director of the Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Ocean County's newest professional theatre has formed partnerships with local restaurants. Steve is no stranger to theater and his unique New Jersey shore tradition of "Dinner and a Show". Having been the artistic director of the Surflight Theater in Beach Haven, NJ for years, Steve has enjoyed 25 years of great theater and sharing this with audiences and local business as well.
BWW Interviews: John Davidson on Returning to MAN OF LA MANCHA
June 21, 2012
Fresh from the Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks, long time entertainer, TV host and stage performer John Davidson will be appearing as Don Quixote for the third time-this time with the new Ocean Professional Theater Company's (OPTC) production of Man of La Mancha.
BWW Reviews: Academy's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 'A Tale as Old as Time'
June 10, 2012
Disney took a great animated movie and turned it into an equally good stage musical, probably one of the best and most popular films to stage production in Disney's history besides Lion King.
Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Philadelphia & South Jersey!
June 7, 2012
best of summer theatre in Philadelphia and South Jersey!
Remembering Richie Schwartz- JEKYLL & HYDE Fan Club Co-president
May 31, 2012
Among all the famous Broadway people are the dedicated loyal fans that support them and their shows. Few were more loyal than Richie Schwartz.
BWW Reviews: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, 'Oh Boy!' - Buddy Would Be Proud
May 27, 2012
Walnut Street Theatre finishes out its 203rd season with an all-new production of Broadway's Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story.
RIVERDANCE: A Heart-Stomping, Pure Spectacle
May 14, 2012
RIVERDANCE draws on Irish traditions and the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music to the present day capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. The show will take its last steps in June 2012.
Kimmel Center's Girls Night - The Musical, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, thru 5/13
April 21, 2012
Girls Night - The Musical's opening night at the Kimmel Center's Innovation Studio looks a bit like a 'back room" bachelorette party: pink feather boas, light-up tiaras and lots and lots of drinks served in kiddie sippy cups!
'Dinner and A Show' - Bristol Riverside Theater's Steel Magnolias & King George II Inn
March 29, 2012
On the banks of the Delaware River we find historical Bristol Pa.where we also find some fine dining and professional live theater at the Bristol Riverside Theater and The King George II Inn.
'Dinner and A Show' - Cuba Libre and Arden's CYRANO
March 26, 2012
'You're gonna love the arts in Philadelphia' is a the catch phrase of some pretty famous celebrity actors in a Philly based TV ad. You're also gonna love the paring of some great Philly area eateries before or after a great theater experience. That's what our 'Dinner & A Show' article series is all about.
BWW Interviews: Josh Young - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's 'Judas'
February 7, 2012
Josh Young makes his Broadway debut as 'Judas Iscariot' in The Stratford Shakespeare Festival's production of Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Des McAnuff at The Neil Simon Theatre. Preview performances beginMarch 1, 2012 with an opening on March 22.
BWW Reviews: The Walnut Street Theater Opens THE MOUSETRAP - A Surprisingly Wild Ride
January 30, 2012
Agatha Christie's timeless mystery, "The Mousetrap," celebrates its 60th anniversary and The Walnut Street Theater has battened down the hatches and sworn all to secrecy as to "who's dun nit". It begins with the dark stage, the proverbial squeaky door, the muffled scream and the eerie sound of someone whistling softly "Three Blind Mice".
RENT 'Goes Up' at South Jersey's Newest Theater Company
January 23, 2012
Fans of Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, RENT, will find plenty to enjoy in the Collaborative Stage Productions' 2012 Season opener at the Eagle Theatre.
BWW Reviews: Walnut Street Theater's THE KING AND I is 'Something Wonderful'
November 21, 2011
This classic musical has captured the hearts of theater lovers and the Walnut Theater presents a royally wonderful production.
From the tinest child to its adult leading roles, a flawless cast is directed under the creative hand of director/chorographer Marc Robin.
Interview: Broadway's Rachel York plays Anna in WST's The King & I
November 14, 2011
Walnut Street Theater will 'Whistle A Happy Tune' as Broadway's Rachel York joins the fun.
'What's On' - Philadelphia 2011-2012 Theater Season!
October 31, 2011
Here's some up -to- date information on some of the shows taking place at some of Philadelphia's great theaters. Visit theater websites for more details on all their productions.
BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES - 'Cum On Feel The Noize'
October 21, 2011
The musical that has been dubbed 'an arena -rock love story set to mind blowing, face melting rock hits of the 80's' is a pretty fair description of what took place at the Merriam Theater on Opening Night, October 18th.
BWW Review: Broadway's Linda Eder at the Scottish Rite Theater
March 24, 2011
About 14 years have passed since this tall beauty graced the stage of the Plymouth Theater in NYC and exploded in songs that rattled the roof and had the audience whispering 'wait till you hear her sing'.
BWW Interviews: Rob McClure - From Bagels to Broadway
February 7, 2011
Born in New Milford NJ in June 1982, Robert McClure juggled high school, baking bagels in the wee hours and theater.
Menopause The Musical "Sweatin’ with the Oldies"
October 6, 2009
Every woman will experience it but only a handful of women can sing, dance and laugh their way through it. Yes, welcome to Menopause The Musical.
| Rory O'Malley, Anthony Rapp & More Set for THE NIGHT LARRY KRAMER KISSED ME Benefit for BC/EFA Tonight|
Jim Caruso's Cast Party Celebrates 2013 Tony Nominees With Stephanie J. Block, Keala Settle and More Tonight
Tovah Feldshuh Hosts BROADWAY BEAUTY PAGEANT Tonight; Andra Martin, Billy Porter and Michael Urie Judge
SPECIAL COVERAGE: All the 2013 Drama Desk Award Winners - MATILDA, VANYA AND SONIA, PIPPIN, VIRGINIA WOOLF and More!
STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/19 - SHOW BOAT
InDepth InterView: Susan Stroman Talks PBS Mel Brooks Doc, BIG FISH, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, SCOTTSBORO BOYS In LA/UK, BLAZING SADDLES & More
ORPHANS, Starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster & Tom Sturridge Closes on Broadway Today
Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, May 18 - STAR TREK Edition with BOOK OF MORMON, KINKY BOOTS and More!