Rich History, New Visions

At Penn Live Arts, the legendary Negro Ensemble Company is creating new work that explores this country’s racial tensions and challenges. A February world premiere, Mecca is Burning, brought together five playwrights to imagine how four Black families in Harlem might navigate a white-supremacist revolution.

Musical Man

The legendary Prince of Broadway talks about the golden age of musical theater—and his next show.

The Good Citizen

When asked why he gave, the late Walter Annenberg—Penn’s largest benefactor, who for years headed the list of Most Generous Americans—always said, “Because it’s the right thing to do.”