Hi, Governor! We have killer press.
Governor Ed Rendell swung by the opening night party last night. Because we ballin’. Just look at today’s press roundup:
>>>Peter Crimmins had a big feature on WHYY this morning about how the Festivals feature not only artists who’ve been in Philadelphia for a long time, but also artists from elsewhere who’ve chosen to make Philly home. Interviewees include Eun Jung Choi, John Rosenberg, and Quinn Bauriedel.
>>>Karin Phillips has a piece on KYW Newsradio. A quick item, but they’ve posted Karin’s full 10-minute interview with our fearless leader Nick Stuccio.
>>>Also at the Inky, Ellen Dunkel writes up “some of what looks hot on the creative front.” Too many to list, so just click through to read her picks.
>>>Like the Governor, Brooklyn-based writer, performer, and pamphleteer Alexis Clements knows Philly Fringe rules. She spreads the good word in New York City’s L magazine (where her article is, in fact, titled “Why Philly’s Fringe is Best”), and she’ll bring her show Conversation to the Fringe September 9 through 12. Speaking of which, did you hear that 8.4 million New Yorkers left this week?
>>>The Reporter out of Lansdale has a nice article on the Festivals, focusing on Montgomery County artists who are performing in Philly Fringe. AND an interview with Pia!
>>>The Morning Call (of Allentown) covers performers from the Lehigh Valley who are heading down to Philly over the next few weeks.
>>>Ditto Reading. The Reading Eagle has a short piece on the Fringe and Reading-area folks who are making their way down.
>>>Brian Lynch interviews the creators of Jester’s Dead for philly2philly.com.
Also on philly2philly.com, Christopher Munder offers up his Festival picks.
Phew. More later? We hope so.