BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of San Francisco in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Michael Jackson IMMORTAL TOUR Celebrates Jackson's Legacy with Visually Stunning Cirque du Soleil Twist


In costume, creativity and sheer visual spectacle, "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil" goes beyond any other Cirque, rocking arenas with Jackson's best-known music, pumping ... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Opera San José Announces 2012-13 Season


Opera San José General Director Irene Dalis has announced repertoire for the company's 29th season to begin Saturday, September 8 with Georges Bizet's exotic romance The Pearl Fishers, one of four pro... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Stephen Schwartz Joins SF Gay Men's Chorus, 3/20 & 21


Three time Oscar winner and four time Grammy award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz joins the 275 singers of San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in two performances of his celebrated Broadway... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Cirque du Soleil Returns to San Jose, 9 Additional Performances On-sale Now


The first visible sign of the arrival of Cirque du Soleil and its live production TOTEM in San Jose is the raising of the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) and the set-up of the Cirque du Sole... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews BEAUTY AND THE BEAST'S Julia Louise Hosack!


Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Broadway San Jose. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes and da... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Hodges and Hodges Set the Stage for Broadway San Jose's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST


'There may be something there that wasn't there before' at Broadway San Jose this March 6th thru 11th! For a short, limited engagement Beauty and the Beast will be dazzling the San Jose stage. Hodge... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Kathleen Marshall-Helmed DINER to Play SHN in October 2012


SHN today announced the complete five-show 2012-2013 Season under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays. Productions joining the previously announced engagement of 2011 Tony Award-Winning Best Musi... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

GOD OF CARNAGE Makes Bay Area Premiere at San Jose Rep, 3/22 - 4/15


San Jose Rep presents God of Carnage, winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play. Written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton, this production makes its Bay Area Premiere at San Jo... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Broadway San Jose Presents the Bay Area Premiere of Million Dollar Quartet, 5/8-13


Broadway San Jose announces tickets for the national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the true story, are now on sale. Ticket prices range from $20 to $75 and will be ... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Broadway San Jose to Host MEMPHIS, ROCK OF AGES, Billy Elliot, AMERICAN IDIOT & More 2012-13


Broadway San Jose, A Nederlander Presentation in association with Team San Jose, has announced its 2012-2013 Season, which includes the Bay Area Premiere of the Tony Award Winning MEMPHIS! The season ... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: IN THE HEIGHTS Hits the Heights at Broadway San Jose thru April 22


Wow! What a night at Broadway San Jose's production of 'In The Heights'. Winner of four 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the cast of 'In The Heights' rapped, hip-hopped and merengue'd their... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Give Away 3,000 Tickets to EMOTIONAL CREATURE


Today, Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced that it's giving away 3,000 free tickets for the world premiere of Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature in June. The Tony Award-winning theatre will deliver the ... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Hillbarn's THE PRODUCERS Features Nonstop Laughter and All-Star Cast


Perhaps the reason the film version of the musical The Producers did not do so well as its Tony-award winning Broadway counterpart because it lacked that special magic that only live theatre can give.... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Broadway San Jose's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks the House Now through May 13


'Million Dollar Quartet' is an exciting, get-up-and-dance, rock and roll phenomenon that allows the audience to be present at one of the greatest moments in rock and roll history.... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

George Watsky Joins APOCALYPTOUR in San Francisco, 5/25


Internet sensation Team StarKid will be joined by special guest rapper/poet George Watsky for one stop of APOCALYPTOUR, at Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco on Friday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. As pr... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Eve Ensler's EMOTIONAL CREATURE Empowers and Enthralls at Berkeley Rep


'Emotional Creature' exemplifies the spirit and heart of Ensler's best-selling book 'I am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, shedding light on the joys and challenges as... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Roald Dahl'S WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Set for Berkeley 7/14-8/19 Starring Vernon Bush


Berkeley Playhouse closes its 2011-12 main stage season with a delicious adaptation of Roald Dahl'S WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS!


Broadway stars Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia), Leah Horowitz (Follies) and Nicolas Dromard (Mary Poppins) will join 18 other Broadway performers in helping to kick off the inaugural season of the Transc... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

25th Anniversary LES MISERABLES Storms the Stage in San Francisco


A technically reimagined 'Les Miserables' stormed the stage of San Francisco's Orpheum theatre for its 25th anniversary victory lap, electrifying a wildly enthusiastic audience and keeping them on the... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Nicolas Dromard, Carrie Manolakos, Leah Horowitz & More Rehearse for DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM


Broadway leads Nicolas Dromard (Mary Poppins), Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia) and Leah Horowitz (Follies) will join 15 other Broadway and Hollywood performers in helping to kick off the inaugural season... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Marin Theatre Company Opens Submissions for 2013 New Play Awards; 1st Deadline 8/31


Marin Theatre Company Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis announced today that MTC is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize and 2013 David Calicchio Emerging America... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: War Horse - Stunning Stage Wizardry at Curran Theatre


Playing now through September 9, 'War Horse' will dazzle you with its stage wizardry even as it brings into bold relief the gut-wrenching horrors that humans and horses alike endured during the war th... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Curran Theatre Presents War Horse, Now thru 9/9


The Curran Theatre is set to present War Horse to San Francisco audiences from tonight, August 1st through September 9th. Based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford in association ... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

THE FATHER Launches Cutting Ball Theater's Hidden Classics Reading Series, 8/19


Cutting Ball Theater continues its 2012 celebration of August Strindberg's centennial with the first installment of this season's Hidden Classics Reading Series on August 19, 2012, at 1 p.m. One of St... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Everything is RAGTIME with Hillbarn Theatre


There is power in numbers. With 53 glorious cast members cleverly moved about the small Hillbarn Theatre stage, director Lee Foster's production of "Ragtime" excels over an imperfect script.... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

California Conservatory Theatre and Curtain Call Performing Arts Announce Merger


In the spirit of arts collaboration, Curtain Call Performing Arts, INC. (CCPA), entering its fifth season, is thrilled to announce the merger of California Conservatory Theatre (CCT), and CCPA effecti... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Cinnabar Theater Presents 'WE WON'T PAY! WE WON'T PAY!', 9/21-10/7


Cinnabar Theater presents social comedy 'We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!' by Dario Fo, translated by Ron Jenkins.... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre Presents WEST SIDE STORY


Now playing through November fourth, 'West Side Story' is gracing the stage at Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre. Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' is transported to mid-1950's New York City, as two young ... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

500 Clown Trapped Makes West Coast Debut at Segerstrom Center, 12/1


500 Clown returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts with its 'highly comical and daringly athletic' production of 500 Clown Trapped on December 1 and 2 in Samueli Theater.... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

PETER PAN, Starring Cathy Rigby, Comes to San Jose, 11/20-25


Audiences are invited to discover the magic of the two-time Emmy Award winning and two-time Tony Award nominated production: Cathy Rigby is PETER PAN! Families and fans have their chance to 'fly' int... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

San Jose Stage Company Hosts 1st Annual Bay Area High School Musical Theatre Showcase, Jan 26


San Jose Stage Company has announced the first annual Bay Area High School Musical Theatre Showcase. In conjunction with The Fourth Annual Stage Top Honor Awards, participating schools are invited to ... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Phenomenal LION KING, a Must-See Theatrical Event


San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre plays host to Disney's 'The Lion King' now through January 13, 2013. I put that out there right away because if you're one for keeping a bucket list of must-see things... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Disney's THE LION KING Opens at the Orpheum Theatre Tonight


Disney's THE LION KING returns to San Francisco for the first time since its triumphant 43 week run at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in 2004. THE LION KING will play an 11 week engagement at the SHN Orpheum... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Cinnabar Theater Presents A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS, 12/31-1/20


With Irish tunes and ballads, plus a hearty stew of interesting characters 'A Couple of Blaguards' is a rollicking, funny, musical cabaret show that recounts Frank and Malachy McCourt's life in povert... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

San Jose Rep Announces NEXT TO NORMAL, Opening 1/16


Playwright Brian Yorkey shines a spotlight on one suburban family coping with emotional crisis in the eagerly awaited South Bay debut of the contemporary musical, Next to Normal. Featuring an electri... (read more...)
BWW's Top San Francisco Theatre Stories of 2012

Broadway San Jose Presents ROCK OF AGES, 1/29-2/3


In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer - and in L.A.'s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80's. It's ROCK OF AGES, a hilarious, fe... (read more...)

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