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JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Fall JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Fall
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in San Francisco

Get ready, San Francisco! Jim Caruso's Cast Party is coming Feinstein's at the Nikko for two nights only - Friday, September 22 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, September 23 (7 p.m.). (more...)
Aurora Theatre Company's A NUMBER Extends Aurora Theatre Company's A NUMBER Extends
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in San Francisco

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional two weeks of performances for the company's upcoming production of prolific playwright (Cloud Nine, Top Girls, Far Away, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, Bliss, Love and Information, Mad Forest) Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER. Barbara Damashek (Splendour, American Buffalo, The Lyons, Fat Pig and Private Jokes, Public Places) directs this pithy drama. (more...)
San Francisco Fringe Festival Returns for its 26th Season This September San Francisco Fringe Festival Returns for its 26th Season This September
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in San Francisco

Sabrina Wenske and Cara McClendon of Naked Empire Bouffon Company in You Fucking Earned It, part of the 2017 San Francisco Fringe Festival. This September, the San Francisco Fringe Festival returns for its 26th season presenting a bold line-up of eclectic theatrical offerings for adventurous and open-minded audiences of all persuasions. With the entirety of the festival's programming determined through a non-curatorial lottery, the Fringe is an open access performance platform and, this year, brings together a wild collection of 30 productions from local and non-local companies and artists.  (more...)
Marin Center Partners with Award-Winning Actor, Comedian & Author Brian Copeland Marin Center Partners with Award-Winning Actor, Comedian & Author Brian Copeland
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in San Francisco

Marin Center and the Marin Cultural Association, in partnership with Brian Copeland, are thrilled to present The Best of San Francisco Solo Series. For the first time ever in Marin County, Brian Copeland will present FIVE of the Bay Area's most critically-acclaimed, award-winning, and beloved solo shows for an exclusive run at Marin Center. Featuring performances by Copeland, Will Durst, Marga Gomez, Josh Kornbluth and Don Reed. The series runs from October, 2017 through April, 2018. (more...)
Fall in Love with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST presented by STARS 2000 Fall in Love with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST presented by STARS 2000
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in San Francisco

STARS 2000, a Pleasant Hill based teen theatre company, will present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Diablo Valley College July 21 - August 6, 2017. This marks the 25th Anniversary of STARS 2000, a non-profit, pre-professional teen theatre company. (more...)
Jennifer Holliday to Bring 'MELLOW TONE' to Marines' Memorial Theatre Jennifer Holliday to Bring 'MELLOW TONE' to Marines' Memorial Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in San Francisco

Tony and two-time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday will bring Jennifer Holliday: In a Mellow Tone to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St.) for one performance only - Today, July 21 at 8 p.m. (more...)
A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory to present HOMEFRONT A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory to present HOMEFRONT
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in San Francisco

This August, American Conservatory Theater's Young Conservatory (YC) will present Homefront, a passionate and powerful musical that tells the story of remarkable young people courageously struggling to come of age in a world rocked by conflict. Emma Kolmeier and her two young siblings flee from Germany to escape World War I, leaving everything they know far behind. The family settles in southern Illinois, where they make new friends-but also begin to confront harsh persecution as America enters the war against Germany. As they experience the first twinges of romance and dream of the future, their lives are transformed in astonishing ways, forever redefining their understanding of home. Homefront was the first commissioned musical for the Young Conservatory and received its world premiere in June 2011. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 21, 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 Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)
Mike Birbiglia at Berkeley Rep Extended by One Week Mike Birbiglia at Berkeley Rep Extended by One Week
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in San Francisco

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today that, due to sold out shows in the first week, Mike Birbiglia: The New One will extend by one week. Originally scheduled to close on August 13, the show will now run for an additional 8 performances through Sunday, August 20. (more...)
Sandbox Series presents ZENITH at A.C.T.'s Costume Shop Sandbox Series presents ZENITH at A.C.T.'s Costume Shop
by BWW News Desk on July 19, 2017 in San Francisco

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) concludes its 2016-2017 Sandbox Series for new works with the World Premiere of Zenith, written by Kirsten Greenidge. Lauren English directs. Performances will be held at A.C.T.'s Costume Shop. (more...)
Ninjas of Drama to Stage HAMLET at Phoenix Theatre Ninjas of Drama to Stage HAMLET at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in San Francisco

  What more can be said about Hamlet, arguably the most famous play in Western theatre?  The Ninjaz of Drama consider it the quintessential masterwork of poetry and philosophy in the English language.  Under the direction of Rey Carolino an earnest and experienced cast highlight the language-the poetry and philosophy-that flows through Shakespeare's tale of power, introspection, and revenge. The Ninjaz's production of Hamlet runs for eleven performances, July 20-August 5 at the Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason Street, Suite 601. In San Francisco 94102.  The Phoenix Theatre is Located in the historic Theatre District next to Union Square and close to the Powell St BART Station and SF Muni. (more...)
Foothill Music Theatre to Stage SHREK THE MUSICAL This Summer Foothill Music Theatre to Stage SHREK THE MUSICAL This Summer
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in San Francisco

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents Shrek The Musical, a family-friendly production that boasts a new score by recent Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) and a wildly comic book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. (more...)
AN AUDIENCE WITH SHURL Heads to New York and San Francisco this Summer AN AUDIENCE WITH SHURL Heads to New York and San Francisco this Summer
by BWW News Desk on July 19, 2017 in San Francisco

What's a girl to do when at just fifteen she's forced to give up her new-born for adoption? Only connect. Follow our tragicomic Shurl in her search for solid ground in an ever-shifting landscape. (more...)
Shaunna Hall Joins The Cast of BLUES IS A WOMAN Shaunna Hall Joins The Cast of BLUES IS A WOMAN
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2017 in San Francisco

Sadly, BLUES IS A WOMAN'S beloved guitarist Pat Wilder had an unexpected and serious illness. Although she will recover it will not be in time to join her fellow cast members onstage in August at the Custom Made Theater. (more...)
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Additions to 2017–18 Lineup Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Additions to 2017–18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2017 in San Francisco

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of several new performances to its 2017-2018 lineup continuing to showcase chart topping musicians, holiday performances, groundbreaking storytellers and authors. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, August 4 at noon and are available online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). (more...)
BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Broadway San Jose has you at 'Hello!' BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Broadway San Jose has you at 'Hello!'
by Robert Sokol on July 18, 2017 in San Francisco

There's not a lot to be written about The Book of Mormon that's new but the tour currently in San Jose is definitely worth another joyful, irreverent look. (more...)
The Richmond / Ermet Aid Foundation Presents HELP IS ON THE WAY 23 – Puttin' On The Glitz The Richmond / Ermet Aid Foundation Presents HELP IS ON THE WAY 23 – Puttin' On The Glitz
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2017 in San Francisco

The Richmond / Ermet Aid Foundation presents HELP IS ON THE WAY 23 - Puttin' On The Glitz. (more...)
Playwright Min Kahng's 'THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL MANGA' is a World Premiere Masterpiece Playwright Min Kahng's 'THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL MANGA' is a World Premiere Masterpiece
by Linda Hodges on July 17, 2017 in San Francisco

Playwright Min Kahng's 'THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL MANGA' is a World Premiere Masterpiece. Get your tickets now at www.theatreworks.org. This show is not to be missed! (more...)
Novato Theater Co. Hosts Its Second Comedy Weekend 8/4-5 Novato Theater Co. Hosts Its Second Comedy Weekend 8/4-5
by BWW News Desk on July 17, 2017 in San Francisco

Novato Theater Company Hosts a Comedy Weekend at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Drive in Novato. A stellar lineup of the Bay Area's top comedians and improvisers will take the stage for two shows only. - Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5 at 8:00 pm.  The event is sponsored by Humor Resources www.thehumorresources.com (more...)
35th Annual Chamber Music Series Opens 10/22 35th Annual Chamber Music Series Opens 10/22
by BWW News Desk on July 17, 2017 in San Francisco

Music at Kohl Mansion has announced the lineup for its 35th Anniversary season of chamber concerts in Burlingame's historic Kohl Mansion, opening Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7 pm. The series will feature three string quartets; a piano trio; a piano-clarinet duo; a piano recital; a string octet; and a string quintet with clarinet. Highlights include four returning audience favorite ensembles, four exciting Music at Kohl debuts, free pre-concert Master Classes with Young Chamber Musicians and captivating pre-concert talks with popular Musicologist Kai Christiansen, as well as special guests, historical features and surprise treats. (more...)
Margaret Cho's 'Fresh Off The Bloat' Tour to Hit US, UK, Belgium and More Margaret Cho's 'Fresh Off The Bloat' Tour to Hit US, UK, Belgium and More
by BWW News Desk on July 17, 2017 in San Francisco

Five-time Grammy and Emmy nominated comedian Margaret Cho has much to celebrate as she was recently named one of Rolling Stone magazine's 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time and is set to launch what is sure to be her sickest stand-up comedy show to date this fall. (more...)
Custom Made Theatre Presents BLUES IS A WOMAN Custom Made Theatre Presents BLUES IS A WOMAN
by BWW News Desk on July 16, 2017 in San Francisco

BLUES IS A WOMAN celebrates women in the blues from Ma Rainey to Bonnie Raitt and beyond.  Fired up after a round of sold-out previews in Northern California (Kuumbwa, Freight & Salvage, SFJAZZ, Cinnabar Theater) in which audiences leapt to their feet with mid-show standing ovations, this new theater/concert piece will have a month long theatrical run at Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16
by Audition Roundup on July 16, 2017 in San Francisco

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 16, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16
by Audition Roundup on July 16, 2017 in San Francisco

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 16, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 7/16/2017 Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 7/16/2017
by BWW on July 16, 2017 in San Francisco

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/16/2017 for San Francisco (more...)