SHN Adds BUYER & CELLAR, CHICAGO and I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE to 2014 Season
SHN has announced the addition of three special engagements coming to the SHN Orpheum and Curran Theatres: BUYER & CELLAR starring Michael Urie from TV's "Ugly Betty"; CHICAGO starring John O'Hurley from TV's "Dancing With the Stars"; and the brand new hit stage show I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE adapted from the most beloved program in television history.
Starring Michael Urie, of TV's "Ugly Betty"
BUYER & CELLAR
SHN Curran Theatre
August 19, 2014 - August 31, 2014
MICHAEL URIE, star of TV's "Ugly Betty" and Broadway's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, brings his Drama Desk and Clarence Derwent Award winning performance as Alex More to San Francisco in the critically acclaimed smash hit comedy BUYER & CELLAR.
Alex is a struggling actor in L.A. who takes a job working in the mall in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs?
Written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Stephen Brackett, BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. BUYER & CELLAR swept the Best of 2013 Theater lists including The New York Times, Associated Press, The Hollywood Reporter, New York Post, NPR, The Huffington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Entertainment Weekly, NBC New York, and Time Out New York. The New York Times' Charles Isherwood raves Urie gives "a tour-de-force performance," with Ben Brantley adding "I tell you to GO."
For more information please visit: www.shnsf.com/online/buyer
Starring John O'Hurley, of TV's "Dancing With the Stars"
SHN Orpheum Theatre
November 7, 2014 - November 16, 2014
A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen.
No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations.
It's also no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa.
Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.
"'CHICAGO' still GLITTERS HYPNOTICALLY."- Ben Brantley, The New York Times
For more information please visit: www.shnsf.com/online/chicago
I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE
SHN Curran Theatre
November 11, 2014 - November 23, 2014
I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America's favorite foursome - Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel - is live on stage and in color for the very first time!
It's 1952 and you are a member of the studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I LOVE LUCY episodes. Imagine stepping back in time onto the Desilu Playhouse soundstage where a charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process, the 1950s hi-fidelity technology and this brand-new thing called "television." The episodes begin and you witness, firsthand, the side-splitting antics of that crazy redhead in the Ricardo's New York apartment and thrill to the Cuban sounds of "The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra" at the famed Tropicana Nightclub. In between scenes? The Crystaltone Singers perform live advertising jingles of the show's newest sponsors in perfect 50s style harmony. Can you say "Brylcreem?!"
L.A. Examiner's Ron Irwin says I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE is "an absolutely brilliant and utterly engaging tribute to that iconic television show!" TV Guide's William Keck calls it, "the most entertaining stage production I've seen in years - including Broadway!"
The truth is in the title - whether young or old, everybody really does LOVE LUCY!
For more information please visit: www.shnsf.com/online/lucy
Tickets are available now for current SHN members by calling SHN Audience Services at 888-746-1799 (Press 2), or through their SHN ACCOUNT at shnsf.com. Group tickets are available beginning Monday, May 12. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 16 at 10am, through shnsf.com and 888-746-1799.
Photo Credit: Sandra Coudert