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Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 3/26/2017 Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW on March 26, 2017 in San Francisco

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for San Francisco (more...)
BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
by Kyle Christopher West on March 25, 2017 in San Francisco

Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.' (more...)
Tickets On Sale Today for the Innovative and Critically Acclaimed Complicite Production of THE ENCOUNTER at The Curran Theater Tickets On Sale Today for the Innovative and Critically Acclaimed Complicite Production of THE ENCOUNTER at The Curran Theater
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in San Francisco

The Curran theater announced that tickets are on sale to the general public beginning today, Wednesday, March 22nd, at 12:00pmPST (Noon) for highly anticipated San Francisco engagement of the Complicite production of The Encounter, Simon McBurney's riveting one-man play where audience members must wear headphones to take part in the journey. Tickets can be purchased at SFCURRAN.com/shows/the-encounter, by calling 415-358-1220, or in person at the Curran Box Office (445 Geary Street). Performances begin Tuesday, April 25, 2017, for a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, May 7, 2017. For more information on The Encounter, visit SFCURRAN.com (more...)
Pear Theatre presents PEAR SLICES 2017 in May Pear Theatre presents PEAR SLICES 2017 in May
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in San Francisco

Pear Theatre continues its season with its annual showcase of original short plays by members of the Pear Playwrights Guild. From Anasazi to Aboriginals, private detectives to proposals, this year's crop of plays promises to engage, delight, and inspire. All eight plays will be performed in the same evening, with a cast of seven actors performing all the roles. 'Pear Slices 2017,' directed by Troy Johnson and Robyn Ginsburg Braverman,previews on May 4. (more...)
BWW Review: Opening Night of HAMILTON: A Rapper's Delight, Now thru August 5 BWW Review: Opening Night of HAMILTON: A Rapper's Delight, Now thru August 5
by Linda Hodges on March 24, 2017 in San Francisco

Alexander Hamilton Lin was waiting just to sing for you. Alexander Hamilton We're so happy that your life rings 'new! (more...)
2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals Continue April 9 with THE WOODS: A ROM-COM RECITAL 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals Continue April 9 with THE WOODS: A ROM-COM RECITAL
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in San Francisco

The 34th season of Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday,April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater with mezzo-soprano Renee Rapier, bass Anthony Reed and pianist and San Francisco Opera Head of Music Staff John Churchwell. They will present The Woods: A Rom-Com Recital, a series of songs by American composers compiled by Reed into a narrative with original dialogue. The performance will be directed by first-year San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Aria Umezawa. (more...)
Critically Acclaimed Dance Troupe Bodytraffic Makes Santa Rosa Debut Critically Acclaimed Dance Troupe Bodytraffic Makes Santa Rosa Debut
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in San Francisco

 Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC)welcomes the critically acclaimed dance company, BODYTRAFFIC, for one night only onTuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8 p.m. Called "one of the most talked-about companies nationwide" by the Los Angeles Times, BODYTRAFFIC takes centerstage in Santa Rosa for the first time for an evening of fierce technique and style that has wowed audiences around the world. Tickets for BODYTRAFFIC including a pre-show discussion at 7 p.m.range in price from $15-$45 and are available now 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...)
Full Cast Announced for the Mountain Play Presentation of HAIR Full Cast Announced for the Mountain Play Presentation of HAIR
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in San Francisco

The Mountain Play - Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of HAIR In Concert, which will be presented as part of the Magic Mountain Play Music Festival commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the first ever outdoor rock festival - the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival. HAIR In Concertwill take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org   (more...)
Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre presents Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical  EVITA at the Firehouse Arts Center Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre presents Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical EVITA at the Firehouse Arts Center
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in San Francisco

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to present the Tony Award winning musical EVITA with Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice. (more...)
Carey Perloff to Depart American Conservatory Theater After 25 Years at the Helm Carey Perloff to Depart American Conservatory Theater After 25 Years at the Helm
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in San Francisco

After 25 years at the helm, Carey Perloff, artistic director at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), announced today that she will be departing the Bay Area's premier nonprofit theater organization following the conclusion of the 2017-18 season. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 24, 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 SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Custom Made Theatre Co. and EXIT Theatre present a Workshop Production of YOU'LL NOT FEEL THE DROWNING Custom Made Theatre Co. and EXIT Theatre present a Workshop Production of YOU'LL NOT FEEL THE DROWNING
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in San Francisco

This April, You'll Not Feel the Drowning - written by Marissa Skudlarek and directed by Gabriel A. Ross - is the first play to be workshopped by Custom Made Theatre Company as part of their new play development program, Undiscovered Works, a project in collaboration with EXIT Theatre with the goal of creating more direct avenues from page to stage.  (more...)
Spend AN EVENING WITH RITA MORENO at Feinstein's at the Nikko This Spring Spend AN EVENING WITH RITA MORENO at Feinstein's at the Nikko This Spring
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in San Francisco

Legendary actress and singer, Rita Moreno, will bring her acclaimed show, An Evening with Rita Moreno, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, April 21 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 22 (7 p.m.). (more...)
Lucky Penny 10 Minute Play Festival Winners Announced Lucky Penny 10 Minute Play Festival Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in San Francisco

Lucky Penny Productions is pleased to announce the 'Audience Choice Awards' for its '8 X 10 Kids Rule' short play festival.  Lucky Penny judges picked 8 ten-minute plays out of over 150 submitted from around the country and produced them live on stage.  Audience members then voted on their favorites at the end of each show.  This year's theme was 'Kids' and each script had to have at least one youngster featured in the cast.  At the end of each play's eleven performances, the audience votes were counted. The top vote getter received a $100 honorarium.  Here are the top three audience favorites in order of most votes received: (more...)
Custom Made Stages New Play Development Winner, Skudlarek's YOU'LL NOT FEEL THE DROWNING Opens 4/13 Custom Made Stages New Play Development Winner, Skudlarek's YOU'LL NOT FEEL THE DROWNING Opens 4/13
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in San Francisco

You'll Not Feel The Drowning, written by Marissa Skudlarek  and  directed by Gabriel A. Ross, is the first play to be workshopped by Custom Made Theatre Company as part of their New Play Development Program, Undiscovered Works, a project in collaboration with the EXIT Theatre with the goal of creating more direct avenues from page to stage.  (more...)
Jarrod Spector to Bring JUKEBOX LIFE to Feinstein's at the Nikko This May Jarrod Spector to Bring JUKEBOX LIFE to Feinstein's at the Nikko This May
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in San Francisco

Following a sold-out engagement of his celebrated show, A Little Help from My Friends, in 2015, Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his new show, Jukebox Life. (more...)
New Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 Season New Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in San Francisco

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a collection of seven productions for its 2017-18 subscription season. Featured in the season are new and classic works by Tony Kushner, Julia Cho, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Dominique Morisseau, Nilaja Sun, Lillian Hellman, directed by Tony Taccone, Lisa Peterson, Des McAnuff, and Ron Russell. The season includes two world premieres and one West Coast premiere. (more...)
San Francisco Opera Education Presents UP IN THE MOUNTAIN, 4/19-23 San Francisco Opera Education Presents UP IN THE MOUNTAIN, 4/19-23
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in San Francisco

San Francisco Opera Education presents Up in the Mountains, an interactive performance created for infants to 3 year olds with accompanying parent(s) or guardian(s). Up in the Mountains combines words, song, gesture and visual media to tell a story inspired by fairy tales. (more...)
Stunningly Staged Production of Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Runs Through 4/2 at Luther Burbank Center Stunningly Staged Production of Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Runs Through 4/2 at Luther Burbank Center
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in San Francisco

'Audiences are raving about - A View from the Bridge,' says John DeGaetano, artistic director for North Bay Stage Company and their production of Arthur Miller's 'A View from the Bridge' at Luther Burbank Center running through April 2nd. (more...)
Full Cast Announced for 104th Annual Mountain Play: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Full Cast Announced for 104th Annual Mountain Play: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in San Francisco

Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which will enchant the San Francisco Bay Area this May. Beauty and the Beast will take place every Sunday fromMay 21 to June 18, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org (more...)
Yuri Yunakov to Headline 20th Anniversary Herdeljezi Romani Music Festival Yuri Yunakov to Headline 20th Anniversary Herdeljezi Romani Music Festival
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in San Francisco

Voice of Roma, a human rights advocacy organization dedicated to the promotion of Balkan Romani (Gypsy) cultural arts and traditions, has announced the program for its 20th anniversary Herdeljezi Romani Music Festival to take place Saturday, May 6 at the Croatian American Center in San Francisco. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 3/19/2017 Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW on March 19, 2017 in San Francisco

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for San Francisco (more...)
SonoMusette Performs One Night Only in Napa SonoMusette Performs One Night Only in Napa
by BWW News Desk on March 18, 2017 in San Francisco

SonoMusette brings the moody, melancholic sound and spirit of mid twentieth-century Paris to Napa tonight -  Saturday, March 18th -  for an 8:00pm performance at the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center. (more...)
Environmental Consciousness, Corporate Greed and More Fill Berkeley Playhouse's Stage in URINETOWN Environmental Consciousness, Corporate Greed and More Fill Berkeley Playhouse's Stage in URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk on March 18, 2017 in San Francisco

In a time when Bay Area headlines feature stories about corrupt politicians, global warming, drought updates, water conservation measures, grass-roots protests, and big, revolutionary Broadway shows coming to town, Berkeley Playhouse is proud to present the three-time Tony Award-winning musical about corrupt politicians, global warming, drought updates, water conservation measures, public protests, and big, revolutionary Broadway shows (but not that one)-Urinetown, the Musical. (more...)
Groundbreaking Drama MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE Coming to Magic Theatre Groundbreaking Drama MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE Coming to Magic Theatre
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in San Francisco

The critically acclaimed New York production, My Name Is Rachel Corrie, comes to San Francisco's Magic Theatre for a limited run. (more...)