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Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW on April 23, 2017 in San Francisco

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for San Francisco (more...)
SF Live Arts' Women in Music Series Continues with Claudia Schmidt SF Live Arts' Women in Music Series Continues with Claudia Schmidt
by BWW News Desk on April 22, 2017 in San Francisco

A favorite of Garrison Keillor on the Prairie Home Companion show, Claudia Schmidt has been moving and delighting audiences of all sizes and locations (from small venues to festival stages in front of 20,000 people) for over 40 years. (more...)
 Town Hall Theatre Closes Season with Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND Town Hall Theatre Closes Season with Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in San Francisco

Town Hall Theatre Company (THT) is excited to announce the final show in its 2016-2017 Season, the witty and "Wilde" AN IDEAL HUSBAND. Oscar Wilde's scintillating and timely comedy, AN IDEAL HUSBAND, will have 12 performances, including two previews, June 1 through June 24, 2017, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $20 - $32, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com. (more...)
City Lights 2017-18 Season Focuses on Family Matters City Lights 2017-18 Season Focuses on Family Matters
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in San Francisco

Family is where you find it-not just where you're born. How do we define our kin and who we are in relation to them? In City Lights Theater Company's 35th season, family and community are found in a Chekhovian country house, Washington Heights, and Mr. and Mrs. Darcy's Christmas. They're also in the pages of a controversial children's book, and in how we connect with each other to meet the dark side of humanity. (more...)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music  Appoints Katie Nicely Vice President of Advancement San Francisco Conservatory of Music Appoints Katie Nicely Vice President of Advancement
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in San Francisco

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of Katie Nicely as Vice President of Advancement. Nicely, an established fundraising figure in the nonprofit and arts communities, comes to SFCM from United Way Bay Area where she most recently served as Chief Development Officer. She will start her position on Monday, April 24. (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards!
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in San Francisco

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Dance professionals, professional dance companies, and professional dance productions in all dance genres in any part of the United States are eligible. The awards honor professional dance in America that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15. (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards!
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in San Francisco

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! The awards honor professional classical music recordings that were released from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our BWW editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15th. (more...)
Photo Flash: This Pair Is 'Easy to Love'! Meet the Stars of ROMAN HOLIDAY, Stephanie Styles and Drew Gehling Photo Flash: This Pair Is 'Easy to Love'! Meet the Stars of ROMAN HOLIDAY, Stephanie Styles and Drew Gehling
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in San Francisco

San Francisco's SHN will present the pre-Broadway world premiere engagement of ROMAN HOLIDAY, the new musical premiering as part of SHN's 2016-2017 Season this summer. Scroll down for a sneak peek at Stephanie Styles and Drew Gehling, set to star in the show! (more...)
Theater of War to Address Racial Injustice, Gun Violence, Mental Health and More with Over 65 Events Worldwide Theater of War to Address Racial Injustice, Gun Violence, Mental Health and More with Over 65 Events Worldwide
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in San Francisco

In an unprecedented effort to bring arts-based public health projects to communities around the U.S. and globally, Theater of War Productions is partnering with government, community, and educational organizations to stage over 65 events in 2017, in more than 20 cities worldwide. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 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 WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
The Lamplighters present the Original Musical A SONG TO SING O!: THE GIBERT & SULLIVAN STORY The Lamplighters present the Original Musical A SONG TO SING O!: THE GIBERT & SULLIVAN STORY
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2017 in San Francisco

The Bay Area's acclaimed Lamplighters Music Theatre closes it's 64th Season with the Company's award-winning original musical A Song to Sing, O!: The Gilbert & Sullivan Story. Featuring a salon orchestra and the phenomenal voices of the Lamplighters, this is the fascinating story of one of the greatest partnerships in theater history, as told in their own words through their letters and diaries, with musical highlights from all 13 of their comic operas. (more...)
Mira Nair Discusses Creation of MONSOON WEDDING at Berkeley Rep Mira Nair Discusses Creation of MONSOON WEDDING at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2017 in San Francisco

Berkeley Rep today announced that celebrated director Mira Nair will hold a free public event to discuss the creation of the world premiere musical, Monsoon Wedding. Audiences eager for the world premiere can get a sneak peek behind the scenes at Page to Stage on Monday, May 15 at 8pm. Page to Stage is free and open to the public but you must RSVP. To make a reservation, visit http://bit.ly/2o43lmI Seating is not guaranteed. (more...)
Bay Area Musicals! presents its Second Annual Benefit Fundraiser A TWIST OF LIMELIGHT Bay Area Musicals! presents its Second Annual Benefit Fundraiser A TWIST OF LIMELIGHT
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2017 in San Francisco

Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area arts community, presents its second annual benefit  fundraiser, A Twist of Limelight, on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Alcazar Theatre (650 Geary St) in San Francisco. Tony Award-winning actress Alice Ripley (Next to Normal, American Psycho, Sideshow, Sunset Boulevard) will give a special performance. Proceeds from the benefit support upcoming productions by Bay Area Musicals! (more...)
Curran Presents PLUGGED IN AT CURRAN Event Series Curran Presents PLUGGED IN AT CURRAN Event Series
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2017 in San Francisco

Carole Shorenstein Hays and the Curran are excited to present PLUGGED IN AT CURRAN, a series of events that invites you to explore your relationship with sound in unique and innovative ways. (more...)
The Flight Deck's OVERNIGHT Extends Into Spring The Flight Deck's OVERNIGHT Extends Into Spring
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in San Francisco

Ragged Wing Ensemble announced today that, due to high volume and demand, Overnight will extend one week. Originally scheduled to close on April 22, the show will now run for an additional four performances through Saturday, April 29. (more...)
BWW Feature: San Francisco Students Participate in HAMILTON EduHam Program BWW Feature: San Francisco Students Participate in HAMILTON EduHam Program
by Harmony Wheeler on April 19, 2017 in San Francisco

History had its eyes on thousands of students last Wednesday when they arrived at SHN's Orpheum Theatre for the second San Francisco EduHam. Fourteen high schools participated in the April 12th program, with groups of one to three students from each school given the opportunity to "tell their story" on the Orpheum stage. (more...)
Colossal Clusterfest Announces Daily Festival Lineup; Single Day Tickets on Sale 4/19 Colossal Clusterfest Announces Daily Festival Lineup; Single Day Tickets on Sale 4/19
by TV News Desk on April 18, 2017 in San Francisco

Comedy Central Presents Colossal Clusterfest, the brand new comedy and music festival experience created by Comedy Central and Superfly, the brains behind Bonnaroo, and Outside Lands co-producer Another Planet Entertainment are excited to announce the daily festival lineup with single day tickets going on sale Wednesday, April 19 at 10am PT. (more...)
Ellyn Marie Marsh Will Bring Solo Show to San Francisco Tomorrow Ellyn Marie Marsh Will Bring Solo Show to San Francisco Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in San Francisco

On April 19 at 7:00 pm one of Broadway's favorite beltresses, Ellyn Marie Marsh debuts her solo show, 'Ellyn Marie Marsh. Live! From Carnegie Hall' at Martuni's in San Francisco produced by Ray of Light Theater Company.   In Live! From Carnegie Hall, Ellyn Marie Marsh shares her sharp comedic wit and high belting, offering an evening of popular songs, musical theater songs, and of course, medleys- accompanied by stories of performing on Broadway and persuading her daughter to be doctor. (more...)
Theatre Rhinoceros to Present PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Theatre Rhinoceros to Present PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2017 in San Francisco

Theatre Rhinoceros presents Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical, with a book by Australian film director-writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score, directed by John Fisher, with msical direction by Dan Feyer and choreography by AeJay Mitchell. The show will run May 27 - July 1, 2017. (more...)
Liss Fain Dance to Put on Free Preview at Z Space Liss Fain Dance to Put on Free Preview at Z Space
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2017 in San Francisco

Next month Liss Fain Dance will unveil her latest performance installation, KNOWN ONCE, based on personal stories collected in partnership with 826 Valencia, a San Francisco-based organization that supports writing and literacy in young people, and The Redwoods, a mixed-income residential community for seniors in Mill Valley. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/16/2017 Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW on April 16, 2017 in San Francisco

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for San Francisco (more...)
Director Tony Kelly and Lead Actor Joseph Valdez Chat THE MEMORY STICK Director Tony Kelly and Lead Actor Joseph Valdez Chat THE MEMORY STICK
by BWW News Desk on April 15, 2017 in San Francisco

San Jose Stage Company, in collaboration with Dublin City Arts Office, present the World Premiere of acclaimed Irish playwright Donal O'Kelly's The Memory Stick as the fourth production of its culturally diverse 34th season. (more...)
Spreckels Theatre Company presents North Bay Premiere of Disney's TARZAN Spreckels Theatre Company presents North Bay Premiere of Disney's TARZAN
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2017 in San Francisco

The award-winning Spreckels Theatre Company presents a main stage production of "Disneys Musical Tarzan."  The legendary story by Edgar Rice Burroughs comes to life in this exciting, memorable theater experience for all ages with music, choreography and high-flying aerial acrobatics. (more...)
Literary Tales Get Sexy for BC/EFA in 'BROADWAY BARES SF II: MANUSTRIPT' Literary Tales Get Sexy for BC/EFA in 'BROADWAY BARES SF II: MANUSTRIPT'
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2017 in San Francisco

Philanthropy and all-star entertainment take center stage as the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) presents Broadway Bares SF II: ManuSTRIPT: Literary Tales with Happy Endings - a special one-night-only benefit strip show benefiting REAF and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Sun. June 18, 2017 - 9:00 pm (doors open 8:30 pm) DNA Lounge, 375 11th St. (Folsom & Harrison Sts.), in San Francisco 94103. (more...)
Kelli Dunham to Bring LEAK OF FAITH to Sparks Arts This May Kelli Dunham to Bring LEAK OF FAITH to Sparks Arts This May
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2017 in San Francisco

Brooklyn's favorite ex-nun genderqueer nurse author nerd comic is in town for one night only (5.6 at 7 pm) and has hella stories to tell about the Lord's Boot Camp, an exploding knee replacement and the neverending search for a gender friendly bathroom. New York podcast superstar Katrina Goodlet and Bay Area favorite Red Durkin open! (more...)