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RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles Returns to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles Returns to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in San Francisco

Join RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles. The celebration takes place Friday, April 13 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 14 (2 & 8 p.m.), 2018 at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden, San Jose). (more...)
BWW Interview: 'Enough of This Pious Waffle!' Bay Area Creative Forces Walter Mayes and Anita Carey Discuss Our Inexplicable Obsession With CHESS BWW Interview: 'Enough of This Pious Waffle!' Bay Area Creative Forces Walter Mayes and Anita Carey Discuss Our Inexplicable Obsession With CHESS
by Matthew Blank on May 25, 2017 in San Francisco

South Bay Musical Theatre, a renowned Bay Area company for over 50 years, will present CHESS IN CONCERT May 28 and June 3. We speak with the creatives about the show's appeal and have a little fun with the material. (more...)
Broadway-Bound MONSOON WEDDING Extends Downpour Again at Berkeley Rep Broadway-Bound MONSOON WEDDING Extends Downpour Again at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in San Francisco

Following an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences and critics alike, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding will extend for a second week. (more...)
New Conservatory Theatre Center Extends San Francisco Premiere of SORDID LIVES New Conservatory Theatre Center Extends San Francisco Premiere of SORDID LIVES
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in San Francisco

New Conservatory Theatre Center has extended the San Francisco premiere of Sordid Lives by Del Shores and directed by Dennis Lickteig, due to the tremendous audience response to the cult comedy phenomenon finally making its San Francisco premiere. (more...)
THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts 7/11–23 THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts 7/11–23
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in San Francisco

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON-which played a record breaking two-week run in 2015-returns to San Jose for a limited engagement July 11-23, 2017 at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd. San Jose). Single tickets are available now online at www.ticketmaster.com, in-person at the City National Civic Box Office (150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose), or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787). Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 408- 792-4131. (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Berkeley Rep's MONSOON WEDDING VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Berkeley Rep's MONSOON WEDDING
by Stage Tube on May 24, 2017 in San Francisco

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING will be Broadway-bound following its run in San Francisco. Based on the iconic 2001 film, the stage musical had its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre on Friday, May 19th and where it will run through July 2nd. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Berkeley Rep's Broadway-Bound MONSOON WEDDING Photo Flash: First Look at Berkeley Rep's Broadway-Bound MONSOON WEDDING
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in San Francisco

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING will be Broadway-bound following its run in San Francisco. Based on the iconic 2001 film, the stage musical had its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre on Friday, May 19th and where it will run through July 2nd. (more...)
Maureen McVerry Brings LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS to Feinstein's at the Nikko Maureen McVerry Brings LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in San Francisco

Comic Actress and Bay Area favorite Maureen McVerry returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko in her critically-acclaimed solo show: LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS, an eclectic selection of songs celebrating love, life, loss and lyrics, - for 1 night only - Thurs. June 1, 2017 - 8:00 pm at Feinstein's at the Nikko. (more...)
TheatreWorks Launches 48th Season with World Premiere of THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS TheatreWorks Launches 48th Season with World Premiere of THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in San Francisco

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. Drawn from one of the first ever graphic novels, set to an infectious ragtime and vaudeville score by local composer/lyricist Min Kahng, the comic musical follows four Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of-the-twentieth-century San Francisco. (more...)
The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announces 2017 Winners The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announces 2017 Winners
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in San Francisco

A panel of nationally recognized judges-including casting director Michael Donovan, producer, director and choreographer Andy Ferrara, and actress Wendy Rosoff-announced the 2017 winners of The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors held last night at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)
Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound MONSOON WEDDING at Berkeley Rep Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound MONSOON WEDDING at Berkeley Rep
by Review Roundups on May 23, 2017 in San Francisco

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING will be Broadway-bound following its run in San Francisco. Based on the iconic 2001 film, the stage musical had its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre on Friday, May 19th and where it will run through July 2nd.  (more...)
The Skivvies to Return to A.C.T. This June with THE SKIVVIES: PRIDE ROCK The Skivvies to Return to A.C.T. This June with THE SKIVVIES: PRIDE ROCK
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in San Francisco

They're back - and they're shedding all inhibitions to kick off San Francisco Pride!  Following a sold-out engagement this past December, the "musically thrilling," award-winning, undie-rock, comedy-pop duo The Skivvies - featuring Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley-return to American Conservatory Theater for a special three-performance engagement of their all-new show, The Skivvies: Pride Rock, featuring eclectic covers, wacky mash-ups and eccentric originals. (more...)
Time-Bending Drama CONSTELLATIONS Comes to TheatreWorks Time-Bending Drama CONSTELLATIONS Comes to TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in San Francisco

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 season with the regional premiere of the London and Broadway hit, Constellations. This unconventional Broadway and West End sensation explores the infinite possibilities of "boy meets girl" with intelligence, heart, and humor. (more...)
Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' Season Kicks Off Next Month Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' Season Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in San Francisco

Transcendence Theatre Company kicks off their 2017 Broadway Under the Stars season on June 16 with Another Openin' Another Show! celebrating the inspiring, memorable music and dance moments from Broadway and beyond. (more...)
Burlesque Icon DITA VON TEESE Adds Two Additional West Coast Shows Burlesque Icon DITA VON TEESE Adds Two Additional West Coast Shows
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in San Francisco

International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, will be thrilling fans by extending her highly anticipated tour of glamour and seduction in her critically acclaimed, "The Art of the Teese." The tour is set to kick off July 5th in San Diego, CA with two additional shows in San Diego and Anaheim, CA. Pre-sale ticket availability for each of these added shows are listed below. (more...)
Foreign Frontiers and More Coming Up This Month at Blue Note Napa Foreign Frontiers and More Coming Up This Month at Blue Note Napa
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in San Francisco

Blue Note Napa has announced its nightclub lineup from tonight, May 22 to May 28, 2017. Scroll down for details, and visit www.bluenotenapa.com for more information! (more...)
Alan Cumming, Jane Lynch, Faith Prince and San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus to Headline CONCERT FOR AMERICA at Curran Alan Cumming, Jane Lynch, Faith Prince and San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus to Headline CONCERT FOR AMERICA at Curran
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in San Francisco

Sirius XM's Seth Rudesky and James Wesley have announced that the sixth edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! will travel to San Francisco's Curran (445 Geary Street) on Saturday, June 24th at 7:00pm. (more...)
THE WINTER'S TALE From African-American Shakespeare Company Comes to The Taube Atrium This June THE WINTER'S TALE From African-American Shakespeare Company Comes to The Taube Atrium This June
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in San Francisco

The African-American Shakespeare Company finishes off its 2016/17 season with The Winter's Tale, one of the few Shakespeare plays that has gone unproduced over its 22 years of making theater in San Francisco. The company's Artistic Director, L. Peter Callender, will direct this production. While he has appeared in the play as an actor four times over his career, this is his first time directing it. 'Our re-imagined adaptation will focus on the telling of the story through the eyes of the young Prince, Mamillius. My hope is empower young people and to explore what happens when a loving family suddenly becomes dysfunctional.' (more...)
Feinstein's at the Nikko presents An Evening with Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. Feinstein's at the Nikko presents An Evening with Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in San Francisco

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to welcome 7-time Grammy Award-winning duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. for three performances only-Thursday, August 17 (8 p.m.); Friday, August 18 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 19 (7 p.m.). The original lead singers of the internationally-renowned vocal group The 5th Dimension, McCoo and Davis will perform a musical tribute to the hits and productions that have encompassed their multifaceted 45-plus year careers, including various flavors of R&B, gospel, jazz, blues and pop. Tickets for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. range in price from $65 - $105 and are available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)
PianoFight turns 10: Celebrates with the Nation's Largest Audience-Judged Theater Competition, ShortLived PianoFight turns 10: Celebrates with the Nation's Largest Audience-Judged Theater Competition, ShortLived
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in San Francisco

PianoFight, the San Francisco born and bred theater arts production company and venue operator, will celebrate its tenth anniversary this Summer with the sixth installment of the nation's largest, audience-judged theater competition ShortLived. The competition, which helped define the interactive and inventive PianoFight aesthetic, pushed the company to grow from a three-man producing team to a business that boasts a creative company of 70 artists of all stripes, and a downtown venue that hosts and collaborates with hundreds of artists producing over 1,500 shows each year. The first round of ShortLived kicks off on Thurs, June 15 at 7pm on the Main Stage at PianoFight, 144 Taylor St, in San Francisco. Tickets are $20-$40 and can be found at www.pianofight.com (more...)
San Francisco Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Sandbox Series San Francisco Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Sandbox Series
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2017 in San Francisco

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English; Producing Director Susi Damilano) today announced the three plays that will comprise its 2017-2018 Sandbox Series of World Premieres. The season explores Americans at work in contemporary society-from the world of video game design, to a typical office job, to a new business in Austria's most notorious birthplace. (more...)
The Mountain Play presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST The Mountain Play presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2017 in San Francisco

The Mountain Play Association, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, will present the timeless classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast directed by Jay Manley for their 104th season. Based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will take place every Sunday from May 21 to June 18, 2017. (more...)
Theater of Others Updates 400-Year-Old Comedy THE ROARING GIRL 6/16- 7/2 Theater of Others Updates 400-Year-Old Comedy THE ROARING GIRL 6/16- 7/2
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2017 in San Francisco

Theater of Others continues its fearless foray into the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries with Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker's 1611 comedy, The Roaring Girl, or Moll Cutpurse.  Moll is a dramatization of the life of Mary Frith, a carouser, cross-dresser, pickpocket, and street brawler in the lower depths of 17th century London.  Gaby Schneider directs a cast of fourteen at the Theater of Others' home, the Kelly Cullen Community Auditorium, 220 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. The Roaring Girl, or Moll Cutpurse runs Thursdays through Sundays, June 16-July 2.  As with all Theater of Others productions, admission is Pay-What-You-Will. (more...)
'Shakespearean Travesty' WHAT YOU WILL Coming to Pear Theatre 'Shakespearean Travesty' WHAT YOU WILL Coming to Pear Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2017 in San Francisco

Pear Theatre's 15th season concludes with WHAT YOU WILL, a 'Shakespearean travesty' by Max Gutmann. Kidnapping, cross-dressing, and adultery combine in this madcap comedy, written by rearranging thousands of snippets cut from the plays of William Shakespeare into a completely new plot. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 19, 2017 in San Francisco

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)