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SONGS OF THE PHOENIX, Featuring Sondheim, Schwartz, Lippa, and More, Available Now Photo SONGS OF THE PHOENIX, Featuring Sondheim, Schwartz, Lippa, and More, Available Now
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

Just in time to celebrate Pride weekend! The live recording of Songs of the Phoenix, will be available everywhere, digitally, Friday, June 24th. Songs of the Phoenix features music by composers and lyricists Ty Defoe, Alexandra Elle, Siedah Garrett, Joriah Kwame, Daniel Lazour, Patrick Lazour, Melissa Li, Andrew Lippa, Ingrid Michaelson, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, Diana Syrse, and Kit Yan.

BWW Review: RAGTIME at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Photo BWW Review: RAGTIME at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Steve Murray - Jun 5, 2022

Photos: Inside Look at TheatreWorks' Production of RAGTIME Photo Photos: Inside Look at TheatreWorks' Production of RAGTIME
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 51st season with the hit musical Ragtime. This sweeping and stirring musical masterpiece paints a portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, interweaving the lives of three families—an African American family, a Jewish Immigrant family, and a wealthy white family—finding their places and pursuing the American Dream in a rapidly changing world. Featuring a Tony Award-winning book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Terrence McNally (Master Class, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink) and a Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Anastasia, Seussical The Musical), this musical is based on E. L. Doctorow’s best-selling novel of the same name. Ragtime will be presented June 1-26, 2022 (press opening: June 4) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets (starting at $30) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (877)-662-8978.

Christine Dwyer to Star as Mother in RAGTIME at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Photo Christine Dwyer to Star as Mother in RAGTIME at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

This sweeping and stirring musical masterpiece paints a portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, interweaving the lives of three families—an African American family, a Jewish Immigrant family, and a wealthy white family—finding their places and pursuing the American Dream in a rapidly changing world.

SFBATCO Announces Virtual Extension Of Critically Acclaimed I, TOO, SING AMERICA Photo SFBATCO Announces Virtual Extension Of Critically Acclaimed I, TOO, SING AMERICA
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 17, 2022

​​​​​​​The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company announced on Thursday that I, Too, Sing America will be available for streaming on the platform AnywhereSeat beginning Friday, February 18.

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus To Present VOICES RISING Photo San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus To Present VOICES RISING
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2022

Today, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Artistic Director Dr. Timothy Seelig and Executive Director Chris Verdugo announced Voices Rising, a one-night-only event taking place on Sunday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall.

SFBATCO Presents Award-Winning Play I, TOO, SING AMERICA Photo SFBATCO Presents Award-Winning Play I, TOO, SING AMERICA
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2022

SFBATCO'S AWARD-WINNING I, TOO, SING AMERICA, filled with inspiration, hope, and drama, gives a full view of the BIPOC experience beyond pain and oppression. The vibrant and hopeful I, TOO, SING AMERICA hits the BRAVA Theater Center stage in San Francisco from January 28th-February 13th, 2022.

American Conservatory Theater Announces Appointment of New Board of Trustees Photo American Conservatory Theater Announces Appointment of New Board of Trustees
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2021

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Executive Director Jennifer Bielstein and Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced the appointment of seven members to their Board of Trustees—Schatzie Allen-Jefferson, Jill Cowan, Kathleen Donohue, Rodney Earl Jackson Jr., Cristy Johnston Limón, Jomar Tagatac, and BD Wong.

Photos: First Look at Francois Battiste, Nancy Opel & More in A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Photos: First Look at Francois Battiste, Nancy Opel & More in A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021

Production photos are now available of the San Francisco company of the Tony Award-winning production of A Christmas Carol led by Obie Award winner Francois Battiste (Ebenezer Scrooge); beloved Broadway veteran Nancy Opel (Ghost of Christmas Past); and award-winning actor, writer, and producer Amber Iman (Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig).

Amber Iman, Nancy Opel & More to Lead A CHRISTMAS CAROL in San Francisco Alongside Fr Photo Amber Iman, Nancy Opel & More to Lead A CHRISTMAS CAROL in San Francisco Alongside Francois Battiste 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2021

Casting has been announced today for the San Francisco production of the Tony-winning production of A Christmas Carol with Broadway veteran Nancy Opel (Ghost of Christmas Past) and award-winning actor, writer, and producer Amber Iman (Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig) joining the previously announced Francois Battiste (Ebenezer Scrooge).

Rodney Earl Jackson Videos

VIDEO: Inside Opening Night of AIN'T TOO PROUD at the Ahmanson Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Inside Opening Night of AIN'T TOO PROUD at the Ahmanson Theatre

by Stage Tube - Sep 4, 2018

The Broadway-bound production of the new bio-musical, Ain't Too Proud, recently celebrated its opening night at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre! Check out all the action from inside opening night below!

VIDEO: Get A Behind The Scenes Look At Berkeley Rep's AIN'T TOO PROUD Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A Behind The Scenes Look At Berkeley Rep's AIN'T TOO PROUD

by Alan Henry - Sep 13, 2017

A new musical, AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS chronicles the journey of five young men on the streets of Detroit who became music legends. The show runs through October 22 at Berkeley Rep Theatre!