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Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; FOR THE RECORD: BRATP Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; FOR THE RECORD: BRATPACK Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; FOR THE RECORD: BRATP Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; FOR THE RECORD: BRATPACK Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

BWW Review: WINTERTIME at Berkeley Rep Photo BWW Review: WINTERTIME at Berkeley Rep
by Steve Murray - Nov 19, 2021

Who doesn't enjoy a good farce? The genre's been around since recorded history, and playwright Charles L. Mee is a whiz at incorporating his influences throughout Wintertime, his comedy of the heart that sparkles with wit, charm and superb ensemble acting opening Berkeley Rep's first in-person performance in twenty long, long months.

Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast For Season Opener WINTERTIME Photo Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast For Season Opener WINTERTIME
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2021

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced casting for its production of Wintertime by Charles L. Mee, directed by Berkeley Rep's former Associate Artistic Director Les Waters.

Palo Alto Players Presents Original Solo Play AREN'T YOU…? Photo Palo Alto Players Presents Original Solo Play AREN'T YOU…?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

Palo Alto Players for the first time in its recent history will premiere an original one-man show by Bay Area actor Fred Pitts. AREN’T YOU…? recounts Pitts’ hilarious journey to visit all 21 California Mission churches, where he discovers being black makes him an instant celebrity – the question is which one?

BWW Review: SHOOT ME WHEN at SF Playhouse Photo BWW Review: SHOOT ME WHEN at SF Playhouse
by Steve Murray - May 7, 2021

I can't remember how many times I've joked 'Shoot Me if.... Shoot me if I ever wear my pants below my underwear. Shoot me if I eat this entire pint of Haagen-Dazs, etc. Writer Ruben Grijalva uses this usually non-actionable catchphrase as the catalyst for this untypically light drama about the effects of dementia on both the victim of the disease and the family.

San Francisco Playhouse Announces Casting For SHOOT ME WHEN… Photo San Francisco Playhouse Announces Casting For SHOOT ME WHEN…
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 23, 2021

San Francisco Playhouse has announced casting and streaming dates for Shoot Me When…, a new play written by Ruben Grijalva and commissioned by San Francisco Playhouse. 

BWW Interview: Lynne Kaufman of DIVINE MADNESS at MarshStream Explores the Boundaries Photo BWW Interview: Lynne Kaufman of DIVINE MADNESS at MarshStream Explores the Boundaries Between Creativity and Insanity
by Jim Munson - Jan 28, 2021

If your former spouse wrote a book describing how they left you to take up with someone else, even quoting your personal letters during the breakup – what would you do? That is the tantalizing question explored by Lynne Kaufman in her newest play, 'Divine Madness,' debuting January 30th and 31st on MarshStream. Local stage favorites Julia McNeal and Charles Shaw Robinson will play the roles of celebrated writer Elizabeth Hardwick and poet Robert Lowell, who had a long and intensely complicated marriage. Lowell went on the win the Pulitzer for this work, while Hardwick was left destroyed. What are the chances you would reunite after that kind of public betrayal? BroadwayWorld spoke with Kaufman from her home in San Francisco to learn more about what prompted her to write about Hardwick and Lowell, and also to talk about her long and productive partnership with The Marsh, where her play Who Killed Sylvia Plath? recently won top honors at the The MarshStream International Solo Fest. Kaufman is a terrific conversationalist, at once uncommonly erudite and naturally chatty. It is also clear that she is a born storyteller. Even the simplest question can lead her to unexpected places, like a fascinating tale of meeting spiritual guru Ram Dass in Hawaii.

BWW Interview: Lorri Holt of WHO KILLED SYLVIA PLATH? at MarshStream Brings the Iconi Photo BWW Interview: Lorri Holt of WHO KILLED SYLVIA PLATH? at MarshStream Brings the Iconic Writer to Life
by Jim Munson - Dec 7, 2020

If you've attended theater in the Bay Area with any degree of regularity over the past few decades, chances are you've seen actress Lorri Holt - a lot! Since the 1980's, Holt has become a veritable local treasure, performing with theater companies large and small across the Bay Area, creating roles in scores of new plays along the way. Among many career highlights, she was part of the fabled Eureka Theatre Company that commissioned Tony Kushner to write Angels in America where Holt originated the role of Harper Pitt. Holt's latest performance, in Who Killed Sylvia Plath? by award-winning playwright Lynne Kaufman, is enjoying a virtual return engagement on MarshStream November 28th and 29th after winning the award for Best Full Length at the recent MarshStream International Solo Fest. The play had premiered at The Marsh in 2019 before being adapted into a virtual offering for Solo Fest. For further details on the livestream, visit the MarshStream website. BroadwayWorld speaks with Holt from her home in Nevada City, California where she relocated just prior to the Covid pandemic.

MarshStream Offers Science With A Twist, Powerhouse Lorri Holt, and More This Month Photo MarshStream Offers Science With A Twist, Powerhouse Lorri Holt, and More This Month
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 13, 2020

The Marsh continues to offer a wide variety of new programming at 7:30pm nightly on MarshStream, its popular broadcast platform.

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STAGE TUBE: Director Richard E.T. White Talks Berkeley Rep's 'VANYA AND SONIA'
by Stage Tube - Sep 5, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 46th season this September with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews in the Roda Theatre on September 20, opens September 25, and runs through October 20. Click below to watch Director Richard E.T. White introduce the show!