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VIDEO: ALADDIN's James Iglehart Pays Tribute to Robin Williams with Audience Sing-AlongVIDEO: ALADDIN's James Iglehart Pays Tribute to Robin Williams with Audience Sing-Along
Posted: Aug. 13, 2014


Photo Coverage: Broadway Theaters Dim Lights to Honor Robin WilliamsPhoto Coverage: Broadway Theaters Dim Lights to Honor Robin Williams
Posted: Aug. 13, 2014


VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Reenacts Robin Williams Routines in Heartfelt TributeVIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Reenacts Robin Williams Routines in Heartfelt Tribute
Posted: Aug. 13, 2014


BWW Exclusive: Broadway's Patrick Page Shares His Personal Struggle with Depression; Reflects on Death of Robin WilliamsBWW Exclusive: Broadway's Patrick Page Shares His Personal Struggle with Depression; Reflects on Death of Robin Williams
Posted: Aug. 18, 2014


Michael J. Fox Reacts to News of Robin Williams Parkinson's DiagnosisMichael J. Fox Reacts to News of Robin Williams Parkinson's Diagnosis
Posted: Aug. 15, 2014


VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Dares Steven Spielberg, Dame Helen MirrenVIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Dares Steven Spielberg, Dame Helen Mirren
Posted: Aug. 16, 2014


Photo Coverage: Broadway and Times Square Tribute the Late Robin WilliamsPhoto Coverage: Broadway and Times Square Tribute the Late Robin Williams
Posted: Aug. 14, 2014


BWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- Pitch PerfectBWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- Pitch Perfect
Posted: Aug. 15, 2014


New Sondheim INTO THE WOODS Song Cut from Final Version; Marshall Calls Streep's Voice 'Off the Charts'New Sondheim INTO THE WOODS Song Cut from Final Version; Marshall Calls Streep's Voice 'Off the Charts'
Posted: Aug. 14, 2014


Andrew Rannells Accepts Lena Dunham's ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeAndrew Rannells Accepts Lena Dunham's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Posted: Aug. 17, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman Accepts ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeSTAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Posted: Aug. 18, 2014


Robin Williams' Wife Reveals Actor Was in Early Stages of Parkinson's DiseaseRobin Williams' Wife Reveals Actor Was in Early Stages of Parkinson's Disease
Posted: Aug. 14, 2014


Lin-Manuel Miranda Uses Musicals to Comment on Events in Ferguson, MOLin-Manuel Miranda Uses Musicals to Comment on Events in Ferguson, MO
Posted: Aug. 19, 2014


New INTO THE WOODS Still of Meryl Streep as The Witch Revealed!New INTO THE WOODS Still of Meryl Streep as The Witch Revealed!
Posted: Aug. 14, 2014


PUSHING DAISIES Reunion! Lee Pace & Anna Friel Visit Richard Armitage At THE CRUCIBLEPUSHING DAISIES Reunion! Lee Pace & Anna Friel Visit Richard Armitage At THE CRUCIBLE
Posted: Aug. 18, 2014


ON YOUR FEET Finds Its Home on Broadway- Theatre and Opening Night Announced!ON YOUR FEET Finds Its Home on Broadway- Theatre and Opening Night Announced!
Posted: Aug. 18, 2014


TCM to Honor Lauren Bacall with Film Marathon this SeptemberTCM to Honor Lauren Bacall with Film Marathon this September
Posted: Aug. 14, 2014


NBC Developing Two Musical Miniseries with Boardwalk Entertainment & Adam LevineNBC Developing Two Musical Miniseries with Boardwalk Entertainment & Adam Levine
Posted: Aug. 14, 2014


VIDEO: HEDWIG's Andrew Rannells Channels Hugh Jackman on Tonight Show!VIDEO: HEDWIG's Andrew Rannells Channels Hugh Jackman on Tonight Show!
Posted: Aug. 14, 2014


BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Premiere Episode of COVERS Webseries from CHICAGO's Jason Patrick Sands and Brian O'Brien!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Premiere Episode of COVERS Webseries from CHICAGO's Jason Patrick Sands and Brian O'Brien!
Posted: Aug. 18, 2014


Varla Jean Merman to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 10/3-5Varla Jean Merman to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 10/3-5
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/20/2014) - The purported love child of Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine, Varla Jean Merman makes her long awaited return to San Francisco for her debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko for three performances only - Friday, October 3 (8 p.m.), Saturday, October 4 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, October 5 (7 p.m.). Varla Jean, aka Jeffery Roberson, unveils a show of hilarious songs, videos and fabulous costumes, featuring Tom Shaw at the piano and Roberta Drake on drums. Tickets for Varla Jean Merman range in price from $35-$50 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.


MTC Presents FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS, Now thru 9/7MTC Presents FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS, Now thru 9/7
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/20/2014) - Marin Theatre Company presents a Bay Area Children's Theatre World Premiere as part of MTC's Theater Series for Young Audiences by Ernie Nolan, based on the books by Eileen Christelow, and directed by Karen Altree Piemme. Five Little Monkeys will run from today, August 30 to September 7, 2014.


Charles Busch's DIE! MOMMIE, DIE! to Make Bay Area Debut at NCTC, 10/5-11/2Charles Busch's DIE! MOMMIE, DIE! to Make Bay Area Debut at NCTC, 10/5-11/2
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/19/2014) - New Conservatory Theatre Center welcomes back the Hollywood glamour and camp hilarity of Charles Busch with the Bay Area Premiere of Die! Mommie, Die!.


Tony Winner Leslie Uggams Comes to the Venetian Room with CLASSIC UGGAMS, 11/2Tony Winner Leslie Uggams Comes to the Venetian Room with CLASSIC UGGAMS, 11/2
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/19/2014) - Bay Area Cabaret is honored to present Tony and Emmy Award winning actress/singer Leslie Uggams in her first Bay Area concert in more than two decades CLASSIC UGGAMS.


Yoshi's to Welcome the Cast of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, 8/25Yoshi's to Welcome the Cast of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, 8/25
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/19/2014) - San Francisco welcomes Berry Gordy's "Motown: The Musical," which has been sweeping the nation. Monday, Aug 25 from 5:00pm - 8:30pm. Planned as San Francisco's official welcome, Supervisor London Breed will represent the city with opening remarks. Praised for its invigorating musical numbers, the popular musical plays at the Orpheum Theater from August 15 - September 28.


Ray of Light Theatre Sets YEAST NATION Cast; Performances Begin 10/3Ray of Light Theatre Sets YEAST NATION Cast; Performances Begin 10/3
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/19/2014) - Ray of Light Theatre, San Francisco's non-profit musical theatre company, today announced the cast and production team behind the second show in its season of new musicals that explore the distant past. Opening October 3, 2014, at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco, Yeast Nation (the triumph of life) teams Ray of Light up with Tony-winners Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann, the brains behind the smash-hit Urinetown, to develop the West Coast premiere of this bizarrely hilarious rock musical. In the year 3,000,458,000 B.C., the salt-eating yeasts are the only living creatures on earth, and they're up against a food shortage, a strange new emotion called "love" and the oppression of a tyrannical king. When the king's dreamer of a son ventures out of the known yeastiverse, the yeasts' story - and ours - is changed forever.


BWW Contest: Share Your Stage Door Photos For Free Tickets!BWW Contest: Share Your Stage Door Photos For Free Tickets!
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/19/2014) - BroadwayWorld.com has just launched a new Facebook Contest, which is all about YOUR great stage door photos! To enter, upload your BEST stage door images, and be entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets to one of Broadway's hottest hits. Want more chances to win? Have your friends vote for your photos -- it's that easy! x


BWW Interviews: BUYER & CELLAR'S Michael UrieBWW Interviews: BUYER & CELLAR'S Michael Urie
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges (San Francisco)

(8/19/2014) - This month, San Francisco is in for a scrumptious theatrical treat called Buyer & Cellar, which is touring the country after rave reviews Off-Broadway in New York.


CEREMONY Coming to Chicago, San Francisco and Los AngelesCEREMONY Coming to Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/18/2014) - Ceremony, the award-winning solo show about love, fear and ayahuasca written and performed by Michael Kass and directed by Diana Wyenn, continues its national tour with performances at the Chicago Fringe Festival (August 30-September 1, 2014), San Francisco Fringe Festival (September 9-18, 2014) and Los Angeles' Bootleg Theater (September 26-28, 2014).


Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Maxine Nightingale, 9/27-28Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Maxine Nightingale, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/18/2014) - Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to welcome R&B and soul legend, Maxine Nightingale, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, September 27 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, September 28 (7 p.m.). The evening will be packed with songs from the Great American songbook, as well as the greatest hits from throughout Maxine's impressive 25 year career. Tickets for Maxine Nightingale range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.


BUYER & CELLAR National Tour Begins Performances Tomorrow at SHN Curran TheatreBUYER & CELLAR National Tour Begins Performances Tomorrow at SHN Curran Theatre
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/18/2014) - New York's runaway hit comedy Buyer & Cellar, about a (fictional) Los Angeles actor who takes a job working in the (very real) basement shopping arcade of Barbra Streisand's Malibu estate, begins performances at San Francisco's SHN Curran Theatre (44 Geary Street) on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, August 31, 2014. Buyer & Cellar is written by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Stephen Brackett, and produced in San Francisco by Darren Bagert, Dan Shaheen and Ted Snowdon.


Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for BUYER & CELLAR with Michael UrieHodges & Hodges Set the Stage for BUYER & CELLAR with Michael Urie
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges (San Francisco)

(8/18/2014) - Pop Quiz! Who's the greatest star, who is by far, a person who needs people like us to love her from a-far? You guessed it - Barbra Streisand! This month San Francisco bay area people are in for a scrumptious theatrical treat called Buyer & Cellar, which is touring the country after rave reviews Off-Broadway in New York. It's being presented to us by SHNSF at the Curran Theater, August 19-31, 2014 so get your tickets now!


Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 17Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 17
by (San Francisco)

(8/17/2014) - Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 17, 2014.


Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 17Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 17
by (San Francisco)

(8/17/2014) - Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 17, 2014.


Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 8/17/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 8/17/2014
by BWW (San Francisco)

(8/17/2014) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/17/2014 for San Francisco


DOGFIGHT Begins Run at Lesher Center for the Arts on 9/5DOGFIGHT Begins Run at Lesher Center for the Arts on 9/5
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/15/2014) - Dogfight is the Off-Broadway smash hit musical Produced by "OMG, I Love That Show!" Productions playing a limited 3-week engagement from September 5th through 21st at the Lesher Center for the Arts. Tickets are $30-$39 and available at The Lesher Center for the Arts box office (1601 Civic Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94596), by visiting www.omgilovethatshow.com, or by calling 925-943-7469. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 925-943-7469.


Marin Shakespeare Co. Stages AN IDEAL HUSBAND, Now thru 9/27Marin Shakespeare Co. Stages AN IDEAL HUSBAND, Now thru 9/27
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/15/2014) - Marin Shakespeare continues its 25th Silver Season with Oscar Wilde's wonderfully witty story 'An Ideal Husband', a play about scandal, seduction and insider trading, directed by Robert Currier.


MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS Plays the Dragon Theatre, Now thru 9/7MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS Plays the Dragon Theatre, Now thru 9/7
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/15/2014) - Celebrate 75 years of Gone With the Wind with Moonlight and Magnolias at the Dragon Theatre in in downtown Redwood City, today, August 15 - September 7, 2014.


Broadway By the Bay Stages DREAMGIRLS at the Fox Theatre, Now thru 8/31Broadway By the Bay Stages DREAMGIRLS at the Fox Theatre, Now thru 8/31
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/15/2014) - The sensational musical DREAMGIRLS runs from today, August 15th through 31st at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA).


FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, PERSUASION, RAW and More Set for Ross Valley Players' 85th SeasonFOX ON THE FAIRWAY, PERSUASION, RAW and More Set for Ross Valley Players' 85th Season
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/14/2014) - Ross Valley Players have announced their 2014 - 2015 season which celebrates their 85th consecutive year.


Transcendence Opens 'Broadway Under the Stars' Series with THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT TonightTranscendence Opens 'Broadway Under the Stars' Series with THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT Tonight
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/14/2014) - Tonight, August 14th, Transcendence Theatre Company opens its newest Broadway Under the Stars concert, entitled 'The Music of the Night.'


Marin Theatre Company Produces West Coast Premiere of FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN, Now thru 9/7Marin Theatre Company Produces West Coast Premiere of FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN, Now thru 9/7
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/14/2014) - Marin Theatre Company, in a bi-coastal co-production with Maryland's Round House Theatre, will open its 48th Season with the West Coast premiere of Fetch Clay, Make Man, an historical drama that draws its inspiration from a peculiar event from the Civil Rights Era: a press conference at which heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, ne Cassius Clay, introduced his 'secret strategy man' - the former Hollywood comedic actor Stepin Fetchit, ne Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry.


Hotel Nikko Presents Tony Vincent and Jessica Phillips in I HEART THE 80'S, Now thru 8/24Hotel Nikko Presents Tony Vincent and Jessica Phillips in I HEART THE 80'S, Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/14/2014) - Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are excited to present Broadway stars, Tony Vincent (Broadway's American Idiot; NBC's 'The Voice'), and Jessica Phillips (Broadway's Leap of Faith; NBC's 'Law and Order SVU'), in Broadway Pops International's production of I HEART THE 80's (today, August 14-24, 2014).


FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN Makes West Coast Debut at Marin Theatre Company, Now thru 9/7FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN Makes West Coast Debut at Marin Theatre Company, Now thru 9/7
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/14/2014) - Fetch Clay, Make Man by Will Power will make its West Coast premiere with Marin Theatre Company, directed by Derrick Sanders (Fences) and running today, August 14 - September 7, 2014, with an Opening Night slated for Tuesday, August 19. Previews: Thursday, August 14 - Sunday, August 17.


Stephen Schwartz, Ana Gasteyer and More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2014 Opening Gala, 9/27Stephen Schwartz, Ana Gasteyer and More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2014 Opening Gala, 9/27
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/13/2014) - Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, launches its 11th season this fall at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room with an Opening Night Gala celebrating the work of songwriter/composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt). The evening will feature two on-stage interviews with Mr. Schwartz by ASCAP's Director of Musical Theatre Michael Kerker, and performances by Saturday Night Live's Ana Gasteyer, who performed the role of 'Elphaba' in Wicked on Broadway, and by two masterful interpreters of Schwartz' work, Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. Bay Area Cabaret's Opening Night Gala Tribute to Stephen Swartz will take place 8 pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street, atop Nob Hill, San Francisco.


Seth Rudetsky Heading to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/13-14Seth Rudetsky Heading to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/13-14
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/13/2014) - Sirius/XM radio's Broadway host, Seth Rudetsky, is bringing his hilarious one-man show - Seth's Big Fat Broadway - to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, September 13 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, September 14 (7 p.m.). Seth's Big Fat Broadway is described as a combination of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' and 'The Daily Show.' The 90-minute tour-de-force features his trademark 'deconstructions,' in which Rudetsky uses his audio/video collection to break down brilliant performances from beloved Broadway divas (Patti LuPone, Betty Buckley) as well as showcase mind-boggling videos like The Osmonds singing a medley from Fiddler On The Roof or Cher performing all of West Side Story. Seriously. This award-winning show recently played to a sold-out crowd in London where it received 5-star reviews and was called 'blindingly brilliant' 'unmissably fantastic' 'hysterical', a 'must-see'! Tickets for Seth Rudetsky range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.


Custom Made to Open Season with Kurt Vonnegut's SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE, 9/12-10/12Custom Made to Open Season with Kurt Vonnegut's SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE, 9/12-10/12
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/13/2014) - A satirical and horrifying anti-war story, Slaughterhouse Five, carries a unique poignancy - and humor. A best seller when released, the novel brought Vonnegut to prominence as a major voice in American fiction. It has been adapted for the stage by Tony-nominated and Oscar-winning Eric Simonson and is directed by Custom Made Theatre's Artistic Director Brian Katz.


Feinstein's at the Nikko Kicks Off New Wednesday CITY SINGERS Series TonightFeinstein's at the Nikko Kicks Off New Wednesday CITY SINGERS Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(8/13/2014) - Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to announce 'City Singers,' a new weekly concert series featuring a wide range of performers from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area held every Today at Feinstein's at the Nikko.




 
🔀SAN FRANCISCO SHOWS
Oliver! in San FranciscoOliver!
(Runs 8/15 - 8/31)
Buyer & Cellar in San FranciscoBuyer & Cellar
(Runs 8/19 - 8/31)

(Runs 6/24 - 9/6)
"Romeo and Juliet"
(Runs 7/26 - 9/28)
Motown the Musical in San FranciscoMotown the Musical
(Runs 8/15 - 9/28)
Pippin in San FranciscoPippin
(Runs 9/23 - 10/19)
Kinky Boots in San FranciscoKinky Boots
(Runs 12/2 - 12/28)

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