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Steve Murray

Steve Murray is a writer for Cabaret Scenes magazine, contributor to ForAllEvents and now BroadwayWorld. He started writing rock reviews for his college newspaper in the 1970’s, produced a variety show in San Francisco for 6 years and staged comedy, theatre and music performances in the Bay Area. An avid tennis player and competitive swimmer, Steve works in Biotech for his paychecks.

 




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BWW Review: STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW at SF Playhouse PhotoBWW Review: STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW at SF Playhouse
Posted: Sep. 12, 2021


BWW Review: CHESS IN CONCERT at 42nd Street Moon PhotoBWW Review: CHESS IN CONCERT at 42nd Street Moon
Posted: Sep. 26, 2021


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: A Red Carol at SF Mime Troupe PhotoBWW Review: A Red Carol at SF Mime Troupe
Posted: Dec. 12, 2020


BWW Review: [HIEROGLYPH] at SF Playhouse PhotoBWW Review: [HIEROGLYPH] at SF Playhouse
Posted: Mar. 15, 2021


BWW Review: HOLD THESE TRUTHS at SF Playhouse PhotoBWW Review: HOLD THESE TRUTHS at SF Playhouse
Posted: Jun. 14, 2021


BWW Review: THE LIGHT at Shotgun Players PhotoBWW Review: THE LIGHT at Shotgun Players
Posted: Dec. 7, 2020


BWW Review: Yasmina Reza's ART at SF Playhouse PhotoBWW Review: Yasmina Reza's ART at SF Playhouse
Posted: Oct. 26, 2020


BWW Review: THE JEWELRY BOX at SF Playhouse PhotoBWW Review: THE JEWELRY BOX at SF Playhouse
Posted: Dec. 1, 2020


BWW Review: SHOOT ME WHEN at SF Playhouse PhotoBWW Review: SHOOT ME WHEN at SF Playhouse
Posted: May. 7, 2021


BWW Review: YOU'LL CATCH FLIES at New Conservatory Theatre Center
January 27, 2020

A fun party among best friends takes a decidedly dark turn in the World Premiere of Ryan Fogarty's cautionary tale of the deleterious effects of gossip, judgement and miscommunications. Based on a series of real-life encounters, Fogarty presents a nightmare orgy of sniping, back-stabbing and behavior most decidedly un-friendly. While my generation had The Broken Hearts Club and Longtime Companion, You'll Catch Flies feels like a millennial version of 1968's Boys in the Band'. Playing to a young demographic, this play, like its predecessors, should scare the bejesus out of gays by representing an unapologetic vision of the worst of human nature.

BWW Review: HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE at Custom Made Theatre Co.
January 25, 2020


BWW Review: THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE at Mountain View Center For The Performing Arts
January 20, 2020

Hershey Felder has mastered the niche of incorporating the beauty of classical music with a dramatic arc to create compelling works of theatre that satisfy emotionally and educate as well. Channeling the masters Gershwin, Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin and others, Felder is a master portraitist, concert pianist and storyteller. Here, he adapts the amazing story of Mona Golabeck's mother Lisa Jura, a pianist and survivor of the Nazi atrocities in WW II. There's no denying the artistry of Golabeck's skill as she presents the works of Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Edvard Grieg and her loving tribute to her mother's journey is powerful and authentic.

BWW Review: NOURA at Marin Theatre Company
January 18, 2020


BWW Review: BECKY NURSE OF SALEM at Berkeley Repertory
December 21, 2019


BWW Review: VINEGAR TOM at Shotgun Players
December 17, 2019

Four-time Obie Award-winner Caryl Churchill is the pre-eminent writer of feminist themes involving sexual politics, abuses of power and gender equality. There's no better metaphor of these themes than the witch hunts of 17th century England which provide the backstory of Vinegar Tom, an allegory that rings so true today. The play, which includes a modern score by Diana Lawrence sung by a Greek chorus dressed as street walkers, bridges time to illustrate the continuity of women's struggle against shaming, disempowerment and inequality. In director Ariel Craft's skillful hands, Churchill's sad satire blazes anew with a remarkable cast and technical crew that conjure both history and the present in vivid detail.

BWW Review: HEAD OVER HEELS at New Conservatory Theatre Center
December 15, 2019


BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Lucie Stern Theatre
December 10, 2019


BWW Review: A NOH CHRISTMAS CAROL at Theatre Of Yugen is a stunning traditional Japanese theatre re-imagining of Dicken's famous tale.
December 8, 2019

BWW Review: A NOH CHRISTMAS CAROL at Theatre Of Yugen is a stunning traditional Japanese theatre re-imagining of Dicken's famous tale.

BWW Review: BULL IN A CHINA SHOP at Aurora Theatre Dramatizes the Love Letters of Women's Rights Activist Mary Wooley
December 1, 2019

BWW Review: BULL IN A CHINA SHOP at Aurora Theatre dramatizes the love letters of early women's rights activist Mary Wooley, President of Mt. Holyoke 1901-1937.

BWW Review: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL at SF Playhouse is a Story of Redemption and Hope
November 30, 2019

BWW Review: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL at SF Playhouse is a story of redemption and hope.

BWW Review: THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX at Berkeley Repertory Theatre is PigPen Theatre Co.'s stunning re-imagining of the award-winning book and film.
November 26, 2019

BWW Review: THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX at Berkeley Repertory Theatre is PigPen Theatre Co.'s stunning re-imagining of the award-winning book and film.

BWW Review: MOTHER OF THE MAID at Marin Theatre Company is dramatization of the life of Joan of Arc as seen through the eyes of her mother.
November 21, 2019

BWW Review: MOTHER OF THE MAID at Marin Theatre Company is dramatization of the life of Joan of Arc as seen through the eyes of her mother.

BWW Review: THE CAKE at New Conservatory Theatre Center Is A Smart Dramatization Based On A True Story
November 7, 2019

BWW Review: THE CAKE at New Conservatory Theatre Center is a smart dramatization based on the true story of a baker who refused to bake a same-sex cake.

BWW Review: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE at Buriel Clay examines the hardships of finding Mr. Right for two successful, single Black females.
October 28, 2019

The trials and tribulations of two thirty-something middle class Single Black Females (SBFs) is presented in a series of comedic vignettes in Lisa B. Thompson's 1999 effort that is being simultaneously being produced here and in Ft. Worth, Texas. Starting with the premise that their niche is invisible and ignored, these gals look at their peer images presented in media; Claire Huxtable, Diahann Carrol's Julia, Anita Hill, Condoleezza Rice and of course Oprah and elaborate on how they've attempted to manipulate those stereotypes into a workable model for finding love and fulfilment. Stepping into this feminine racial quagmire, I thought 'what does this gay male audience member have in common'- seems quite a lot. The search for love is universal, irregardless of gender, race and class.

BWW Review: THE CHINESE LADY At Magic Theatre Dramatizes the Life of Afong Moy, The First Chinese Woman In America
October 18, 2019

BWW Review: THE CHINESE LADY at Magic Theatre is a dramatization of the life of Afong Moy, the first Chinese Lady to set foot on American soil.

BWW Review: PUPPETS AND POE: DEVISED DEFIANCE at Theatre Of Yugen is a Halloween ode to Edgar Allan Poe's macabre themes.
October 6, 2019

BWW Review: PUPPETS AND POE: DEVISED DEFIANCE at Theatre Of Yugen is a Halloween ode to Edgar Allan Poe's macabre themes.

BWW Review: MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is a Musical/Historical Ride Down the Mighty Mississippi Guided by Famed Chronicler Mark Twain
October 6, 2019

BWW Review: MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is a musical/historical ride down the mighty Mississippi guided by famed chronicler Mark Twain

BWW Review: THIS SIDE OF CRAZY at New Conservatory Theatre Center is Del Shores Dramatic Confrontation of a Narcissistic Mother and Her Three Daughters
October 5, 2019

BWW Review: THIS SIDE OF CRAZY at New Conservatory Theatre Center is Del Shores dramatic confrontation of a narcissistic mother and her three daughters.

BWW Review: SOVEREIGNTY at Marin Theatre Company is a powerful, fact-based story of the historical and present day plight of the Cherokee Nation.
October 4, 2019

BWW Review: SOVEREIGNTY at Marin Theatre Company is a powerful, fact-based story of the historical and present day plight of the Cherokee Nation.



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