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Bay Area Playwrights Fest Announces Artists and Added Events Photo Bay Area Playwrights Fest Announces Artists and Added Events
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

The casts for BAPF‚Äôs live streamed readings spotlight acclaimed actors including TV/film actor and theatre mainstay¬†Emily Kuroda, known for her role as Mrs. Kim in ‚ÄúGilmore Girls,‚ÄĚ as well as¬†Bay¬†Area¬†theatre veterans¬†Halili Knox,¬†Tasi Alabastro,¬†Keiko Shimosato Carreiro¬†and¬†Michael Ray Wisely, plus many others.

BWW Review: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE at Buriel Clay examines the hardships of finding Mr.  Photo BWW Review: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE at Buriel Clay examines the hardships of finding Mr. Right for two successful, single Black females.
by Steve Murray - Oct 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.

Photo Flash: Bay Area Musicals Welcomes The 60's With HAIRSPRAY! Photo Photo Flash: Bay Area Musicals Welcomes The 60's With HAIRSPRAY!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2019

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) is thrilled to announce the full cast and creative team for the final production of the Company's 2018-2019 season, the international smash hit HAIRSPRAY (Winner of 8 Tony Awards including "Best Musical"). Based on the 1988 John Waters film, HAIRSPRAY features music by Mark Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman & Mark Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan.

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of Bay Area Musical's Behind the Scenes of HAIRSPRAY Photo VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of Bay Area Musical's Behind the Scenes of HAIRSPRAY
by Alan Henry - Jul 2, 2019

HAIRSPRAY opens THIS Saturday and runs through August 11th at the Victoria Theater from Bay Area Musicals! Go behind the scenes of the show!

Bay Area Musicals Announces 2019-2020 - IN THE HEIGHTS, GYPSY, and More! Photo Bay Area Musicals Announces 2019-2020 - IN THE HEIGHTS, GYPSY, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2019

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the show titles for its upcoming fifth season, which will include four spectacular titles. The 2019-2020 seasonwill include the powerful 6-time Tony Award-winning GYPSY (November 9 - December 8, 2019), the hysterical 10-time Tony Award-nominated THE FULL MONTY (February 15 - March 15, 2020), the game-changing Tony Award-winning Best Musical A CHORUS LINE(April 11 - May 10, 2020) and Lin-Manuel Miranda's pre-HAMILTON career-making Tony Award-winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS(July 11 - August 9, 2020). GYPSY and THE FULL MONTY will perform at San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre (650 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94103) and A CHORUS LINE and IN THE HEIGHTS will perform at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103). Subscriptions to the 2019-2020 season are available now at www.bamsf.org.

Bay Area Musicals' Presents VIOLET Photo Bay Area Musicals' Presents VIOLET
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2019

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for the Company's first 2019 production, the Tony Award-nominated VIOLET. Inspired by the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, the World Premiere 1997 Off-Broadway production of VIOLET won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, and the revised version that debuted on Broadway in 2014 was Tony Award-nominated. Featuring a folk/bluegrass/gospel-flavored score from Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (CAROLINE, OR CHANGE; THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; SHREK; FUN HOME) and book and lyrics by the acclaimed Brian Crawley (A LITTLE PRINCESS), VIOLET has been astounding critics and audiences alike for over two decades.

Cast Announced For Bay Area Musicals' VIOLET Photo Cast Announced For Bay Area Musicals' VIOLET
by Stephi Wild - Jan 8, 2019

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for the Company's first 2019 production, the Tony Award-nominated VIOLET. Inspired by the short story "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts, the World Premiere 1997 Off-Broadway production of VIOLET won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, and the revised version that debuted on Broadway in 2014 was Tony Award-nominated. Featuring a folk/bluegrass/gospel-flavored score from Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (CAROLINE, OR CHANGE; THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; SHREK; FUN HOME) and book and lyrics by the acclaimed Brian Crawley (A LITTLE PRINCESS), VIOLET has been astounding critics and audiences alike for over two decades.

Bay Area Musicals Presents its Holiday Fundraiser ONCE UPON A DECEMBER Photo Bay Area Musicals Presents its Holiday Fundraiser ONCE UPON A DECEMBER
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the line-up of performers for the Company's first annual Holiday Benefit Fundraiser, ONCE UPON A DECEMBER - an evening celebrating family, community, and the Holiday season. This merry and bright holiday cabaret will star some of the Bay Area's best musical performers, including Jenny Angel (Seussical), Alissa Sanchez (The Wedding Singer), Jesse Cortez (Crazy for You) and Jack O'Reilly (La Cage Aux Folles, The Hunchback of Notre Dame), among many others (and perhaps even a special appearance by Mr. Claus himself)! Audiences will enjoy beautiful renditions of Yuletide and show tunes, while food and cocktails will be available to purchase.

Photo Flash: Bay Area Musicals Presents Gershwin Musical CRAZY FOR YOU Photo Photo Flash: Bay Area Musicals Presents Gershwin Musical CRAZY FOR YOU
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for the first production of the Company' 2018-2019 season, CRAZY FOR YOU. Winner of the Tony and the Olivier Awards for Best Musical, CRAZY FOR YOU has wowed audiences on Broadway, the West End and around the world, reimagining classic Gershwin songs into a hilarious new book musical.  The show-stopping production will be an intimate version of the large-scale musical featuring the original Tony Award-winning choreography of Susan Stroman, recreated by Director/Choreographer Matthew McCoy.

Bay Area Musicals Announces Casting for CRAZY FOR YOU Photo Bay Area Musicals Announces Casting for CRAZY FOR YOU
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for the first production of the Company' 2018-2019 season, CRAZY FOR YOU. Winner of the Tony and the Olivier Awards for Best Musical, CRAZY FOR YOU has wowed audiences on Broadway, the West End and around the world, reimagining classic Gershwin songs into a hilarious new book musical.  The show-stopping production will be an intimate version of the large-scale musical featuring the original Tony Award-winning choreography of Susan Stroman, recreated by Director/Choreographer Matthew McCoy.  

Photo Flash: Bay Area Musicals Presents CRAZY FOR YOU Photo Photo Flash: Bay Area Musicals Presents CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for the first production of the Company' 2018-2019 season, CRAZY FOR YOU. Winner of the Tony and the Olivier Awards for Best Musical, CRAZY FOR YOU has wowed audiences on Broadway, the West End and around the world, reimagining classic Gershwin songs into a hilarious new book musical. The show-stopping production will be an intimate version of the large-scale musical featuring the original Tony Award-winning choreography of Susan Stroman, recreated by Director/Choreographer Matthew McCoy.

Bay Area Musicals Announces Cast of CRAZY FOR YOU Photo Bay Area Musicals Announces Cast of CRAZY FOR YOU
by Julie Musbach - Oct 1, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for the first production of the Company' 2018-2019 season, CRAZY FOR YOU.

Bay Area Musicals Announces Cast For THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Photo Bay Area Musicals Announces Cast For THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for the final production of the 2017-2018 season, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.

Photo Flash: Bay Area Musicals Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Photo Photo Flash: Bay Area Musicals Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 6, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for the final production of the 2017-2018 season, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME showcases the film's Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Tony and Academy Award-winners Alan Menken (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ALADDIN, POCAHONTAS) and Stephen Schwartz (GODSPELL, PIPPIN, WICKED, POCAHONTAS). Peter Parnell's new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo's gothic novel.

Theatre Rhinoceros Presents PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT ‚Ä" THE MUSICAL Photo Theatre Rhinoceros Presents PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT ‚Ä" THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2018

After last year's (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40 year history of Theatre Rhinoceros, we are thrilled to be presenting - BY POPULAR DEMAND - an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS - ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS.

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Extends at Gateway Theatre Photo PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Extends at Gateway Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 19, 2018

Due to popular demand, Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical will extend for one additional week through Sat. July 7, 2018 (5 additional Performances).

Bay Area Musicals Announces Cast For THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Photo Bay Area Musicals Announces Cast For THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Julie Musbach - Jun 11, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for the final production of the 2017-2018 season, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.

Theatre Rhinoceros Presents PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT ‚Ä" THE MUSICAL Photo Theatre Rhinoceros Presents PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT ‚Ä" THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

After last year's (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40 year history of Theatre Rhinoceros, we are thrilled to be presenting - BY POPULAR DEMAND - an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS - ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS.

Theatre Rhinoceros Presents PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT ‚Ä" THE MUSICAL Photo Theatre Rhinoceros Presents PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT ‚Ä" THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

After last year's (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40 year history of Theatre Rhinoceros, we are thrilled to be presenting - BY POPULAR DEMAND - an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS - ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS.

Bay Area Musicals Announces 2018-2019 Season Photo Bay Area Musicals Announces 2018-2019 Season
by Julie Musbach - May 23, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the show titles for its upcoming fourth season.

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