BEN Around Philly - Episode 135

This episode of BEN Around Philly has a theater theme! First, Kristen speaks with Leigh Goldenberg, the Executive Director for Theatre Philadelphia about the organization and the debut of Philly Theatre Week - which is going on February 8-18th all over the region, with over 80 events and 40 different organizations involved. Find more information and tickets at

Then Broadway Philadelphia and the Kimmel Center bring us the legendary, EPIC musical - Les Miserables, which is playing at the Academy of Music now through the 21st of January - a two week engagement! Kristen had a chance to check out the show this week, and then interview Nick Cartell, who plays the show's lead character Jean Val Jean (24601). If there's any musical that Kristen would recommend to a musical theater newbie, this is the one. A classic. Watch it a million times and you'll just love it more. Tickets at Find more on Nick at or follow him on Twitter/Instagram @NickCartell.