42nd Street Moon News

LUNA GALE Comes to Aurora Theatre Next MonthLUNA GALE Comes to Aurora Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 26th season with Rebecca Gilman's (Blue Surge, Spinning Into Butter, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball) LUNA GALE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross directs this powerful and arresting Bay Area Premiere, featuring Jamie Jones (Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Mud Blue Sky, Gideon's Knot), Laura Jane Bailey (Mud Blue Sky), Devin S. O'­Brien (Mud Blue Sky), Joshua Marx (TheatreWorks), Alix Cuadra (Theatre of Yugen), Kevin Kemp (Shotgun Players), and Jennifer Vega.  LUNA GALE plays September 1 through October 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus SeasonSISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Opens at Saint Michael's PlayhouseMURDER FOR TWO Opens at Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 19 opening of the Off-Broadway hit Murder for Two at Saint Michael's Playhouse. Murder for Two features book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and stars Noel Carey and Jeremiah Ginn, both from Murder for Two's national tour. Murder for Two creative team is led by director Jeremy Scott Lapp with choreography by Wendy Seyb, scenic design by John Paul Devlin, costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design Anthony Pellecchia, and sound design by Jill BC DuBoff. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Assumes Lease of Newly-Renamed Gateway Theatre42nd Street Moon Assumes Lease of Newly-Renamed Gateway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

San Francisco's acclaimed 42nd Street Moon has announced that it has assumed the lease (as of July 5, 2017) of the newly-renamed Gateway Theatre at 215 Jackson Street (the former home of the recently-shuttered Eureka Theatre Company). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS at TheatreWorksPhoto Flash: First Look at THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. Drawn from one of the first ever graphic novels, set to an infectious ragtime and vaudeville score by local composer/lyricist Min Kahng, the comic musical follows four Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of-the-twentieth-century San Francisco. From a tumultuous earthquake to an exhilarating World's Fair, the quartet pursues the American Dream, despite limited options in the land of opportunity. Directed by TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Director Leslie Martinson, and developed at TheatreWorks' 2016 New Works Festival, the World Premiere ofThe Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga will be presented July 12-August 6, 2017 (press opening: July 15) at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visitTheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Symmetry Theatre Stages THE OTHER PLACE at Live Oak in BerkeleySymmetry Theatre Stages THE OTHER PLACE at Live Oak in Berkeley
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

Imagine this. You're a brilliant scientist, a biophysicist studying the causes of dementia. And one day, mid-Power Point, you can't recall what you're supposed to say when the next slide comes up. Eventually you learn that the disease you're studying is now the disease you have. (more...)

Casting is Set for BECKY SHAW at Windy City PlayhouseCasting is Set for BECKY SHAW at Windy City Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Gina Gionfriddo's "Becky Shaw," the dark, "ferociously funny" (The New York Times) comedy. Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein directs the final production in Windy City Playhouse's third season, starring Theo Allyn ("The Matchmaker" at Goodman Theatre) in the title role as Becky Shaw. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival to Stage KNIGHTS OF THE SALES OFFICE This SummerAdirondack Theatre Festival to Stage KNIGHTS OF THE SALES OFFICE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Adirondack Theatre Festival is presenting Knights of the Sales Office as part of its 23rd summer season of professional theater. (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre to Stage SHREK THE MUSICAL This SummerFoothill Music Theatre to Stage SHREK THE MUSICAL This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents Shrek The Musical, a family-friendly production that boasts a new score by recent Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) and a wildly comic book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. (more...)

Lamplighters Music Theatre Announces Dennis Lickteig as Artistic DirectorLamplighters Music Theatre Announces Dennis Lickteig as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

San Francisco's internationally acclaimed Lamplighters Music Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Lickteig as its new Artistic Director. Lickteig has been a successful and popular stage director around the Bay Area since moving here in 1991. (more...)

WINTER by Julie Jensen World Premiere Opens 7/15WINTER by Julie Jensen World Premiere Opens 7/15
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

A searing, compassionate, and often very funny examination of the end of life-and the unconventional path one woman takes to get there, WINTER opens with a press night on Saturday July 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Previews July 13 &14), and runs through August 13 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Nationally acclaimed playwright Julie Jensen explores one of the most controversial topics in America. (more...)

Central Works Extends Comedy EDWARD KING Through 6/18Central Works Extends Comedy EDWARD KING Through 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Central Works Spring production, Edward King by Gary Graves,  has extended and must close June 18 (originally scheduled to close June 11). (more...)

Craig Jessup Brings THIS FUNNY WORLD to Society CabaretCraig Jessup Brings THIS FUNNY WORLD to Society Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

???????In 1926, Lorenz Hart wrote: 'This funny world makes fun of the things that you strive for. This funny world can laugh at the dreams you're alive for." (more...)

Maureen McVerry Brings LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS to Feinstein's at the NikkoMaureen McVerry Brings LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Comic Actress and Bay Area favorite Maureen McVerry returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko in her critically-acclaimed solo show: LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS, an eclectic selection of songs celebrating love, life, loss and lyrics, - for 1 night only - Thurs. June 1, 2017 - 8:00 pm at Feinstein's at the Nikko. (more...)

TheatreWorks Launches 48th Season with World Premiere of THE FOUR IMMIGRANTSTheatreWorks Launches 48th Season with World Premiere of THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. Drawn from one of the first ever graphic novels, set to an infectious ragtime and vaudeville score by local composer/lyricist Min Kahng, the comic musical follows four Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of-the-twentieth-century San Francisco. (more...)

Humphry Slocombe Creates Limited Edition 'Tim Tam Slam' PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Ice Cream FlavorHumphry Slocombe Creates Limited Edition 'Tim Tam Slam' PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Ice Cream Flavor
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

For those who are fans of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, ice cream, Australia, over-the-top flamboyant costumes and gay musical theatre - do we have a new ice cream flavor for you! (more...)

Cast Complete for Griffin Theatre's New Chamber Version of RAGTIMECast Complete for Griffin Theatre's New Chamber Version of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company concludes its 2016-17 Season with a newly-orchestrated chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME, reimagined by director Scott Weinstein with new orchestrations by Matt Deitchman, music direction by Jermaine Hill and Ellen Morris and choreography by William Carlos Angulo. (more...)

Eureka Theatre presents NO, NO NANETTEEureka Theatre presents NO, NO NANETTE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

No, No, Nanette is musical theatre's equivalent to the perfect glass of champagne. It sparkles, tickles your taste buds, and you can't get enough of it.   San Francisco's acclaimed 42nd Street Moon has announced the tap spectacular No, No, Nanette to close their 24th season. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

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...)

Casting Announced for Griffin Theatre's RAGTIME at The Den TheatreCasting Announced for Griffin Theatre's RAGTIME at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its newly-orchestrated chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME, reimagined by director Scott Weinstein with new orchestrations by Matt Deitchman, music direction by Jermaine Hill and Ellen Morris and choreography by William Carlos Angulo. (more...)

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