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AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Another Week, Another Wrong Contestant Sent HomeAMERICAN IDOL Recap: Another Week, Another Wrong Contestant Sent Home
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


SOUND OFF WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE: Lea Michele Sings 'I'm The Greatest Star' From FUNNY GIRL On GLEE!SOUND OFF WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE: Lea Michele Sings 'I'm The Greatest Star' From FUNNY GIRL On GLEE!
Posted: Apr. 19, 2014


It's Here! Watch the First Full Trailer for the JERSEY BOYS Film!It's Here! Watch the First Full Trailer for the JERSEY BOYS Film!
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


SOUND OFF: GLEE Gets TestedSOUND OFF: GLEE Gets Tested
Posted: Apr. 16, 2014


James Franco Calls Out Ben Brantley for New York Times Review of OF MICE AND MENJames Franco Calls Out Ben Brantley for New York Times Review of OF MICE AND MEN
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


Review Roundup: VIOLET Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: VIOLET Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
Posted: Apr. 20, 2014


First Award Noms of the Year! 2013-14 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced! Gentleman's Guide Leads with 11 Noms...First Award Noms of the Year! 2013-14 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced! Gentleman's Guide Leads with 11 Noms...
Posted: Apr. 22, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Must Watch! More RENT from IF/THEN; Idina Sings 'Take Me or Leave Me' with Lucky Audience Members!STAGE TUBE: Must Watch! More RENT from IF/THEN; Idina Sings 'Take Me or Leave Me' with Lucky Audience Members!
Posted: Apr. 20, 2014


Review Roundup: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
Posted: Apr. 22, 2014


BWW Reviews:  Shapiro Gives OF MICE AND MEN a Classic TreatmentBWW Reviews: Shapiro Gives OF MICE AND MEN a Classic Treatment
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


BWW Review:  Parsons and Spinella Clash in THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMNBWW Review: Parsons and Spinella Clash in THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
Posted: Apr. 22, 2014


Don't Cry For Her! Christina Aguilera To Sing EVITA In Upcoming BROADWAY 4D Movie?!Don't Cry For Her! Christina Aguilera To Sing EVITA In Upcoming BROADWAY 4D Movie?!
Posted: Apr. 18, 2014


FLASH FRIDAY: Hey, JC! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Shines OnFLASH FRIDAY: Hey, JC! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Shines On
Posted: Apr. 18, 2014


Confirmed! Christina Aguilera Is EVITA For BROADWAY 4D; Aguilera & Nigel Wright CommentConfirmed! Christina Aguilera Is EVITA For BROADWAY 4D; Aguilera & Nigel Wright Comment
Posted: Apr. 20, 2014


Ryan Murphy Reveals Final GLEE Scene Will Feature Lea Michele & Matthew MorrisonRyan Murphy Reveals Final GLEE Scene Will Feature Lea Michele & Matthew Morrison
Posted: Apr. 16, 2014


VIDEO: Watch Teaser for First Official JERSEY BOYS Film Trailer!VIDEO: Watch Teaser for First Official JERSEY BOYS Film Trailer!
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


Review Roundup: OF MICE AND MEN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: OF MICE AND MEN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
Posted: Apr. 16, 2014


BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster and More in VIOLET!BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster and More in VIOLET!
Posted: Apr. 18, 2014


BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN!BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN!
Posted: Apr. 21, 2014


STAGE TUBE: HBO Releases Full Trailer for THE NORMAL HEART- with Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Julia Roberts & More!STAGE TUBE: HBO Releases Full Trailer for THE NORMAL HEART- with Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Julia Roberts & More!
Posted: Apr. 18, 2014


Kwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE to be Featured in A.C.T.'s 2014-15 SeasonKwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE to be Featured in A.C.T.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/22/2014) - A.C.T. kicks off its 2014-15 season with the West Coast premiere of the Signature Theatre production of Old Hats (September 10-October 5, 2014), starring Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner. Using music, technology, and movement - plus a few other tricks up their sleeves - Old Hats combines the inimitable magic, slapstick and hilarity of Irwin and Shiner into a wild and remarkable outing of theater for generations old and new. Directed by Tina Landau, Old Hats was the recipient of the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience and the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue. Old Hats marks the first collaboration for Irwin and Shiner since the smash Broadway hit Fool Moon, which set A.C.T. box office records during its sold-out 1998 run and their return engagement in 2001. Press night for Old Hats will be on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.


San Jose Rep to Present Bay Area Premiere of THE BIG MEAL, 5/8-6/1San Jose Rep to Present Bay Area Premiere of THE BIG MEAL, 5/8-6/1
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/21/2014) - San Jose Repertory Theatre presents the Bay Area premiere of the critically-acclaimed The Big Meal, by Dan LeFranc, the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner. This razor sharp portrait of a modern American family runs May 8 through June 1, and is directed by Kirsten Brandt, San Jose Rep's Associate Artistic Director.


BD Wong to Talk THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO and More at A.C.T., 5/19BD Wong to Talk THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO and More at A.C.T., 5/19
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/21/2014) - In advance of American Conservatory Theater's (A.C.T.) upcoming U.S. premiere of James Fenton's acclaimed adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao, a classic Chinese legend that has its roots in the fourth century BCE, A.C.T. and the Commonwealth Club of California are proud to present BD Wong and A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff in Conversation for one-night-only - Monday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St., San Francisco).


Cinnabar to Close Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 5/30-6/15Cinnabar to Close Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 5/30-6/15
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/21/2014) - After a string of sold-out hits, Cinnabar Theater in Sonoma County concludes its spectacular season of live performances with Mozart's masterpiece: The Marriage of Figaro opens at Petaluma's beloved professional theater on May 30 and plays through June 15.


Crowded Fire Theater to Present 'BRAHMAN/I,' 6/9-28Crowded Fire Theater to Present 'BRAHMAN/I,' 6/9-28
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/21/2014) - The Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) 2014 season leaps forward with the West Coast Premiere of "BRAHMAN/I: A One-Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show" by Aditi Brennan Kapil. "BRAHMAN/I " opens with a press night on Monday June 9 (Previews June 5-7) running through June 28 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill.


Aurora Theatre Company Extends WITTENBERG Through 5/11Aurora Theatre Company Extends WITTENBERG Through 5/11
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/21/2014) - To be or not to be is no longer the question - critics and audiences agree that WITTENBERG is a hit. Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 7 performances of the Bay Area Premiere of WITTENBERG, David Davalos' audacious comedy about reason versus faith. Josh Costello (San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre Company, Impact Theatre) directs this smarty-pants celebration of history, language, academia, and religion, featuring Dan Hiatt (The Arsonists), Elizabeth Carter (Trouble in Mind), Jeremy Kahn, and Michael Stevenson. WITTENBERG plays now through May 11 (added performances: Tuesday, May 6, 7pm; Wednesday, May 7, 8pm; Thursday, May 8, 8pm; Friday, May 9, 8pm; Saturday, May 10, 8pm; Sunday, May 11, 2pm and 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org.


Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 20Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 20
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/20/2014) - Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 20, 2014.


Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW (San Francisco)

(4/20/2014) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for San Francisco


Halie Loren to Perform at Yoshi's, Featuring Mads Tolling, 5/4Halie Loren to Perform at Yoshi's, Featuring Mads Tolling, 5/4
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/19/2014) - Vocalist Halie Loren has a possesses a unique story as well, the artistic product of growing up in a remote Alaskan town called Sitka, and having better access as a child to a collection jazz records than she did pop music on the radio. Interestingly, Halie has also become a musical celebrity of sorts in Japan the past few years.


Foothill Music Theatre to Take a Trip to the SOUTH PACIFIC, 7/24-8/10Foothill Music Theatre to Take a Trip to the SOUTH PACIFIC, 7/24-8/10
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/18/2014) - Foothill Music Theatre will present the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical SOUTH PACIFIC, running July 24 - August 10, 2014 at the Smithwick Theatre, Los Altos, Calif.


Marin Shakespeare Company Celebrates Shakespeare's 450th Birthday This SummerMarin Shakespeare Company Celebrates Shakespeare's 450th Birthday This Summer
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/18/2014) - Marin Shakespeare Company celebrates the 450th Anniversary of Will Shakespeare's birth (April 23, 2014) with an announcement of a special gift for Bay Area Shakespeare fans and the theater going community. Thanks to a special 25th Silver Season gift from an anonymous donor, when audiences attend any Marin Shakespeare Company performance of 'As You Like It' this summer, all tickets are 'Pay As You Like It."


MR. IRRESISTIBLE to Make West Coast Premiere at the Alcazar Theatre, 6/4-8MR. IRRESISTIBLE to Make West Coast Premiere at the Alcazar Theatre, 6/4-8
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/18/2014) - MR. IRRESISTIBLE - A New Sci-Fi Musical Comedy Thriller - described as 'The Terminator meets Ugly Betty' - directed by Jonathan J. Carpenter, with book & lyrics by D'Arcy Drollinger (Shit & Champagne / Project: Lohan)and music by Christopher Winslow (OMFG!), make its West Coast premiere June 4 - 8, 2014 for a very limited engagement of 5 performances only, running Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8:00 pm / Sun. 7:00 pm. (Preview Wed. 6/4 / Opening Thurs. 6/5) at the Alcazar Theatre - 650 Geary St. (btw'n. Jones & Leavenworth Sts.) in SF.


BAL LITTERAIRE Set for  Festival of New French Plays and Cinema in San Francisco, 5/1-25BAL LITTERAIRE Set for Festival of New French Plays and Cinema in San Francisco, 5/1-25
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/18/2014) - Playwrights Foundation (PF) Cutting Ball Theater and Tides Theatre announced the Des VoixFound In Translation Biennial 2014, a Festival of New French Plays and Cinema in San Francisco May 1-25, 2014. The Festival features a "Bal Litteraire" On Friday, May 9, 7 PM with Nathalie Fillion member of La Cooperative d'Ecriture, the founders of the Bal. Nathalie Fillion will be leading the deliciously raucous, international, and decidedly theatrical evening where the literary meets the dance floor in a disco nightclub setting.


American Conservatory Theater Partners with Dress for THE SUITAmerican Conservatory Theater Partners with Dress for THE SUIT
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/18/2014) - In conjunction with the internationally acclaimed music-infused production, The Suit, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today a partnership with Dress for Success San Francisco during the engagement of the production (April 23-May 18, 2014) to help garner donations for the celebrated non-profit and save on tickets to A.C.T. performances.


Ross Valley Players Present RAW 2014 Spring Festival, Feat. GIOVANNI IS HERE, Now thru 4/27Ross Valley Players Present RAW 2014 Spring Festival, Feat. GIOVANNI IS HERE, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/18/2014) - ROSS VALLEY PLAYERS present their RAW (Ross Alternative Works) 2014 Spring Festival, today, April 18 through 27, featuring the World Premiere of Giovanni is Here by Mercedes Cohen. Each season, RAW presents two festivals of short works or full-length plays, selected for their quality and originality. Each play is a short run production with minimal set pieces with full sound and lighting.


Joe Ortiz's SMOKE Opens Tonight at Shelton TheaterJoe Ortiz's SMOKE Opens Tonight at Shelton Theater
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/18/2014) - Shelton Theater presents Joe Ortiz's Smoke (Cabaret), running tonight, April 18th -April 26, 2014. Love-it's not for the faint of heart.


Judy Kaye, Christina Bianco, Levi Kreis and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, June 2014Judy Kaye, Christina Bianco, Levi Kreis and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, June 2014
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/17/2014) - San Francisco in June may be gloomy, but the lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko will be HOT! Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to announce the lineup for the month of June, featuring award-winning stars from stage and screen, including two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye, YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Levi Kreis, cabaret legend Justin Vivian Bond, Broadway star and recording artist Shoshana Bean, and Franc D'Ambrosio & Glory Crampton's tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber.


David Byrne, Devonte Hynes & More to Perform 'ATOMIC BOMB!' in Brooklyn, L.A. & San Francisco Next MonthDavid Byrne, Devonte Hynes & More to Perform 'ATOMIC BOMB!' in Brooklyn, L.A. & San Francisco Next Month
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/17/2014) - "ATOMIC BOMB! Who is William Onyeabor?," in which all-star lineup performs the elusive Nigerian artist's futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music from the 1970s and '80s, comes to the U.S. May 2 - 6 following tremendously acclaimed UK performances that took place April 1 at the Barbican in London and April 2 at Colston Hall in Bristol. The Stateside dates: May 2 & 3 at BAM in Brooklyn (U.S. premiere, co-presented by BAM, Luaka Bop and Red Bull Music Academy), May 6 at the Warfield in San Francisco, and May 8 at the Greek in Los Angeles, sponsored by KCRW. The events mark the first time Onyeabor's music is being performed live.


Custom Made Theatre to Close Season with THE CRUCIBLE, 5/20-6/22Custom Made Theatre to Close Season with THE CRUCIBLE, 5/20-6/22
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/17/2014) - Custom Made Theatre caps its 15th season with Arthur Miller's The Crucible, directed by Stuart Bousel. The Crucible is arguably The Great American Play, a classic story of individuals confronting the corruption within their society and standing up for their convictions under even the direst of circumstances. Custom Made has assembled a cast of 17 to portray the frightening times of 17th Century Salem, Massachusetts. The Crucible plays May 20-June 22 at the Gough Street Playhouse, 1620 Gough Street in San Francisco


African-American Shakespeare to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 5/3-25African-American Shakespeare to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 5/3-25
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/17/2014) - Closing the award-winning African-American Shakespeare Company's 19th season is William Shakespeare's glorious comedy of love delayed, Much Ado About Nothing. Celebrating the joy of love and the power of redemption, the play chronicles the clever banter and sincere affection of two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, and Claudio and Hero.


Daren A.C. Carollo Joins Berkeley Playhouse as Producing DirectorDaren A.C. Carollo Joins Berkeley Playhouse as Producing Director
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/17/2014) - Berkeley Playhouse has announced the addition of Daren A.C. Carollo to their full time staff. After devoting months to a national search for a Producing Director, they discovered the person they needed was right here in the Bay Area.


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Kicks Off Sonoma Theatre Alliance's 2014 Season TonightLITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Kicks Off Sonoma Theatre Alliance's 2014 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/17/2014) - The Sonoma Theatre Alliance, a consortium of North Bay based theater companies, announces its Festival of Theatre 2014 presented April to November, 2014 at the newly remodeled Rotary Stage at Andrews Hall, located at the Sonoma Community Center in downtown Sonoma, CA. The STA season features eight stage productions offering a wide spectrum of theater entertainment.


Aurora Theatre Company Stages THE LETTERS, Now thru 5/25Aurora Theatre Company Stages THE LETTERS, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/17/2014) - Aurora Theatre Company presents its first fully staged production in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. Award-winning Bay Area auteur Mark Jackson returns to the company to direct this sixth addition to the season, the Professional Bay Area Premiere of John W. Lowell's suspenseful psychological thriller THE LETTERS, featuring Beth Wilmurt (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale) and Michael Ray Wisely (The Arsonists). THE LETTERS plays today, April 17 through May 25 at Harry's UpStage, located in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.


SLEEPING CUTIE: A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE MUSICAL Makes World Premiere at Thick House, Now thru 5/11SLEEPING CUTIE: A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE MUSICAL Makes World Premiere at Thick House, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/17/2014) - Sleeping Cutie: A Fractured Fairy Tale Musical with Music by Doug Katsaros and Lyrics / Book by Diane Sampson will have its world premiere in this exclusive Off a Cliff / PlayGround co-production in San Francisco for a limited engagement, running four weeks only.


The Crackpot Crones and Theatre Rhinoceros to Welcome Terry Baum in 'HICK: A LOVE STORY', 7/10-27The Crackpot Crones and Theatre Rhinoceros to Welcome Terry Baum in 'HICK: A LOVE STORY', 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/16/2014) - The Crackpot Crones, known for their feminist theatrics, and Theatre Rhinoceros, the nation's premiere gay theatre, are partnering to bring a new solo play to San Francisco - HICK: A Love Story, The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt, opens on July 10, 2014, at the Eureka Theater. The play is written by Terry Baum & Pat Bond, performed by Terry Baum and directed by Carolyn Myers. HICK: A Love Story has a limited engagement of 12 performances (three weekends only) July 10 - 27, 2014 -Thurs., Fri., Sat. 8:00 pm / Sun. 3:00 pm, at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St. (at Battery St.), SF 94111.


Berkeley Rep Opens Nina Raine's TRIBES TonightBerkeley Rep Opens Nina Raine's TRIBES Tonight
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(4/16/2014) - Berkeley Repertory Theatre continues the second half of its season with Tribes, a sophisticated and moving family drama by celebrated British playwright Nina Raine. Her profound and powerful new play became an award-winning hit in London and New York. Now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep this April for its Bay Area premiere. Tribes follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia - raised by Deaf parents and going deaf herself - Billy decides it's time to speak on his own terms and to be heard. Playing out in words, sign language, and sometimes mesmerizing silence, this penetrating drama examines familial love, notions of belonging, and the intersections of communication. Tribes began previews Friday, April 11, opens tonight, April 16, and closes on Sunday, May 11, 2014.



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