Diversions Sept. 4-10

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Theater Broadway: A Celebration — An Original Revue Dramateurs at the Barn present a collection of Broadway music and a stroll through the years and the musicals that have become part of history, through Sept. 13 at The Barn Playhouse, Christopher Lane and Rittenhouse Boulevard, Jeffersonville; (610) 539-2276.

Buddy … The Buddy Holly Story Surflight Theatre presents the hit musical about the magical early days of rock ’n’ roll, through Sept. 5, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, N.J.; (609) 492-9477.

Dangerous Corner Langhorne Players present a fascinating combination of mystery and psychological study involving the story of how a dead man disrupts his family and friends until every character and relationship is tested and revealed to be other than it appears, through Sept. 12 at Spring Garden Mill, Tyler State Park, Route 332, Newtown; (215) 860-0818.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Walnut Street Theater presents the story of two suave and shameless con men with two very different styles, Sept. 8-Oct. 25, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Fractured Fairy Tales B. Someday Productions presents a madcap, interactive live performance for kids and adults, Sept. 5-19 at the Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.; (215) 413-1318.

The Full Monty ReVision Theatre dares to bare all with the musical based on the Oscar-nominated film, through Sept. 6 at the historic Carousel House on the Boardwalk, 700 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, N.J.; (732) 455-3059.

A History of Shit: Manson in Thebes Philly Fringe and Theater of the Evangelical Scientific Revolution present the North American premiere of a play exploring and deconstructing the American obsession with Charles Manson as a counterculture icon, Sept. 4 and 17 at The Rotunda, 4014 Chestnut St.. and Sept. 11 at First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St.; (215) 413-1318.

Missed Connections, A Craigslist Fantasia Philly Fringe and the Curio Theatre Company present an ensemble-based piece created primarily from Philadelphia Craigslist personal and community forums, exploring the social dichotomy of anonymity and identity on the Internet using only found text, through Sept. 19 at Calvary Center Sanctuary, 4740 Baltimore Ave.; (215) 413-1318.

Neil Simon’s Rumors, A Farce The Players Club of Swarthmore Theater presents a production full of evasions, lies, slamming doors and assumed identities, culminating in a wildly implausible explanation of the whole tangled plot to a skeptical policeman, Sept. 10-26, 614 Fairview Road, Swarthmore; (610) 328-4271.

Salvation Road The Art Riot Theatrical Co. presents the world-premiere story of a brother trying to rescue his sister from a mysterious church, Sept. 4-6 at Walnut Street Theater’s Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Sex, Dream & Self Control Out musician and actor Kevin Thornton performs his new one-man show Sept. 4-5 and 18-19 at the William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; (215) 732-2220, and Sept. 11-17 at Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.; (215) 427-9255.

Souvenir The New Hope Arts Center presents the funny yet touching play by Stephen Temperley exploring Florence Foster Jenkins’ rise to fame, culminating in her sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall in 1944, through Sept. 6, 2 Stockton Ave., New Hope; (877) 238-5596.

Welcome to Yuba City Pig Iron Theatre Company presents an absurd performance work presenting fragments of mythic America in an outpost on the edge of civilization, through Sept. 19 at The Festival Theatre at the Hub, 626 N. Fifth St.; (215) 413-1318.

Zombie! The Musical Philly Fringe presents a production inspired by classic horror films and cult musicals as it follows a mad scientist, a surly sheriff, a pair of young lovers and a zombie hunter as they try to survive in a world overrun by zombies … and sing about it, through Sept. 11 at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place; (215) 413-1318.

Music Journey The rock group performs at 8 p.m. Sept. 4-5 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 317-1000.

The Roots & Biz Markie The hip-hop luminaries perform at 10 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 317-1000.

Labor Day Weekend Jazz Festival Jazz groups Steve Rudolph Quartet, The Victory Jazz Orchestra, Papa John DeFrancesco, Denis DiB and George Rabbai, Dave Posmontier Quarter and Budesa Brothers perform from noon-6 p.m. Sept. 4-6 at Chaddsford Winery, 632 Baltimore Pike, Chaddsford; (610) 388-6221.

Motorhead with Nashville Pussy and The Reverend Horton Heat The rock bands perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 5 at the House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 236-2583.

Camden Backyard BBQ The Camden County Board of Freeholders hosts a free daylong festival to promote health and wellness featuring performances by Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Porter Batiste Stoltz, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, North 61 and D-For, from 2-10 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Riverstage at Wiggins Waterfront Park, Mickle Blvd. at the Waterfront, Camden, N.J.; (856) 216-2170.

Pet Shop Boys The iconic synth-pop group performs at 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at the House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 236-2583.

The Proclaimers The alt-rock group performs at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs The singer-songwriters perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

The Johnny Cash Experience The cover group celebrates the release of their new CD “David Stone: Live at San Quentin” at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; (215) 222-1400.

Exhibits Adventures in Modern Art: The Charles K. Williams II Collection The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition drawn from the personal collection of Charles K. Williams II, a distinguished archaeologist and director emeritus of the Corinth excavations of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, through Sept. 13, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

The Art of Japanese Craft: 1875 to the Present The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition surveying the rich diversity of 20th-century Japanese craft, through Oct. 18, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

Autumnal Visions Edge Gallery presents an exhibition by Mike Watson, exploring nature through an abstract filter, through Sept. 27, 72 N. Second St.; (215) 413-7072.

David Kube The William Way LGBT Community Center presents an exhibition celebrating the grand-prize winner of the center’s fourth annual Juried Art Exhibition, through Sept. 25, 1315 Spruce St.; (215) 732-2220.

Henri Matisse and Modern Art on the French Riviera The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition inspired by the Mediterranean vacation spot, through Oct. 25, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

Meanderings Artists’ Gallery presents an exhibition of work by artists Jennifer Cadoff and Gail Bracegirdle, through Sept. 6, 32 Coryell St., Lambertville, N.J.; (215) 638-4614.

Say Good Morning Tiger Lily ArtStar Gallery hosts an exhibition of works from mixed-media artist Amy Rice, through Sept. 13, 623 N. Second St.; (215) 238-1557.

Shopping in Paris: French Fashion 1850-1925 The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring the American experience abroad between 1850 and 1925, through Oct. 25, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

Something to Wear: Fashion in Print 1850-1925 The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring the world of fashion and consumer culture through printed publications, through Sept. 7, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

A Taste for Modern: The Jeanne Rymer Collection of 20th-Century Chairs The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an installation of 23 chairs by the acclaimed designer, through Sept. 20, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; (215) 763-8100.

What Were They Thinking: 160 Years of Bad Taste Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts presents an exhibition of styles that were the height of fashion at some point in recent history, through Nov. 8 at The Carriage House Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, N.J.; (609) 884-5404.

Dance Urban Scuba Live Art presents the newest creation from out choreographer Brian Sanders using wild illusions created with movement and fantastical costumes over water, resulting in humor and extreme physicality, through Sept. 13 at the pool at the Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St.; (215) 413-1318.

LGBT Square Dance Open House Independence Squares shows the ropes to anyone who wants to learn, at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2111 Sansom St.; (215) 567-3668.

TIDE SCRAP Performance Group celebrates its 15-year anniversary and the return of co-artistic director Myra Bazell to the stage with an ever-evolving work of experimental dance theater, through Sept. 7 at Ice Box Performance Space, 1400 N. American St.; (215) 413-1318.

Film The Searchers The 1956 Western film starring John Wayne is screened at 2 p.m. Sept. 6 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; (610) 917-0223.

The Windmill Movie Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents a screening of the film about filmmaker Richard P. Rogers’ life, exploring the differences between documentary and fiction techniques, at 7 p.m. Sept. 8, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

Crank 2: High Voltage The action film is screened at 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; (215) 922-5483.

Books Victor LaValle The author of “Big Machine” hosts a book event at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

Nicholson Baker The author of “Anthologist” hosts a book event at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Central Library, 1901 Vine St.; (215) 686-5322.

Cabaret Chantal Curtis’ All Male Review The 21-and-over show kicks off at 10 p.m. Sept. 6 at Harlans at The Nevermore, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.

Etc. Poe-sers Pink Hanger Presents will perform a compilation of female experiences introduced through the poems of Edgar Allen Poe, from Sept. 10-12 at Historic St. George’s United Methodist Church, 235 N. Fourth St.; visit www.livearts-fringe.org for tickets.

Carlos Mencia The comedian performs at 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa’s Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 317-1000.

Tracy Morgan The comedian performs at 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; (609) 317-1000.

Bill Burr The comedian seen on HBO and Comedy Central performs Sept. 10-12 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; (215) 496-9001.