Carole Shorenstein Hays and Robert Nederlander Reach Settlement Over Three San Francisco TheatresCarole Shorenstein Hays and Robert Nederlander Reach Settlement Over Three San Francisco Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

Carole Shorenstein Hays and Robert Nederlander jointly announced today that they have reached an amicable settlement of on-going litigation involving three Broadway-style theaters in San Francisco; the Curran, the Orpheum and the Golden Gate. (more...)

Legal Battle Ends in Ousting of Curran Theater Operator Carole Shorenstein HaysLegal Battle Ends in Ousting of Curran Theater Operator Carole Shorenstein Hays
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2019

The legal battle has ended between Bay Area theater's top producers, and has led to the ousting of operator of the Curran Theater, Carole Shorenstein Hays, according to Datebook. The Curran has been turned over to Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG). (more...)

Book Passage and Curran Host Novelist Margaret AtwoodBook Passage and Curran Host Novelist Margaret Atwood
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019

Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that Book Passage and Curran will present a special one-night-only event featuring a conversation with acclaimed novelist Margaret Atwood-moderated by best-selling author and host of "Foreword," Kelly Corrigan-at the Carol Channing Theater at San Francisco's Lowell High School (1101 Eucalyptus Drive) on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. The event is part of Curran's popular SHOW & TELL series, featuring topical and entertaining events, and will launch Curran About Town, a new series of Curran programming outside of the theater walls. (more...)

Grand Theatre Presents August Wilson's FENCESGrand Theatre Presents August Wilson's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

The Grand Theatre is pleased to bring to the Spriet Stage a contemporary classic, AUGUST WILSON'S FENCES. One of the most honoured plays in American theatre, winning the Pulitzer Prize along with Tony and Drama Desk awards for best new play, AUGUST WILSON'S FENCES will take the Spriet Stage from March 19 to April 6. The Title Sponsor is Tricar. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced For The West Coast Premiere Of THE JUNGLEAdditional Casting Announced For The West Coast Premiere Of THE JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Today, Carole Shorenstein Hays and Sonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahy announced the additional casting for the West Coast Premiere of the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson at San Francisco's Curran. Set in Europe's largest unofficial refugee camp in Calais, France, the Jungle became a temporary home for more than 10,000 people in 2015. Under the direction of Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, the limited engagement begins Tuesday March 26, 2019 and will run through Sunday, May 19, 2019. Opening night is Thursday, April 4, 2019. Tickets for THE JUNGLE are $25-$165 and are available now at SFCURRAN.com/jungle. $25 day-of rush tickets to THE JUNGLE will be made available through a partnership with TODAY TIX. (more...)

Curran And 'New York Times' Presents BEYOND BORDERSCurran And 'New York Times' Presents BEYOND BORDERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today Curran and New York Times will present Beyond Borders on Tuesday, February 26 at 7 p.m. One month before the theater transforms into a refugee camp's Afghan cafe for the West Coast debut of the celebrated new play THE JUNGLE, New York Times journalists will discuss how the U.S. treats its migrants and immigrants, addressing what is happening at the borders and in our cities, including sanctuary cities like San Francisco. The event is part of Curran's popular SHOW & TELL series, featuring topical one-night-only events. Tickets for Beyond Borders are $25-35 and available beginning Tuesday, February 12 at 10 a.m. on SFCURRAN.com. (more...)

Casting Announced For The West Coast Premiere Of THE JUNGLE At The CurranCasting Announced For The West Coast Premiere Of THE JUNGLE At The Curran
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Carole Shorenstein Hays and Sonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahy announced today the casting for the West Coast Premiere of the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson at San Francisco's Curran. (more...)

Bay Area Theater Community To Dim Its Lights In Honor Of San Francisco's Own Carol ChanningBay Area Theater Community To Dim Its Lights In Honor Of San Francisco's Own Carol Channing
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

The Bay Area theater community will honor the life and career of theatrical legend and San Francisco local treasure, Carol Channing, with the dimming of the lights on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:45 p.m. PST for one minute. This will echo Wednesday's dimming of the lights of Broadway theaters in New York. American Conservatory Theater, Curran, Feinstein's at the Nikko, and Lowell High School will participate, and with Theatre Bay Area and its 300 theater company members, other theaters throughout the Bay Area will pay tribute to Channing throughout the day, shining a light on her marque performances over social media. (more...)

Curran Theatre To Host the West Coast Premiere of THE JUNGLECurran Theatre To Host the West Coast Premiere of THE JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Following widely-acclaimed, sensation-stirring, and sold-out engagements in London and New York, Carole Shorenstein Hays and Sonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahytoday announced that the West Coast Premiere of the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, will take place at San Francisco's Curran this spring. Under the direction of Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, the strictly limited engagement begins Tuesday March 26, 2019 and will run through Sunday, May 19, 2019. Tickets for THE JUNGLE are $25-$165 and go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, with presale access available for existing Curran subscribers. Tickets will be available at SFCURRAN.com/jungle. $25 day-of rush tickets to THE JUNGLE will be made available through a partnership with TODAY TIX. (more...)

THE JUNGLE Will Make West Coast Premiere at San Francisco's Curran TheatreTHE JUNGLE Will Make West Coast Premiere at San Francisco's Curran Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Following widely-acclaimed, sensation-stirring, and sold-out engagements in London and New York, Carole Shorenstein Hays andSonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahy today announced that the West Coast Premiere of the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, will take place at San Francisco's Curran this spring. (more...)

Book Passage at the Curran welcomes Senator Kamala HarrisBook Passage at the Curran welcomes Senator Kamala Harris
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that Book Passage at the Curran will welcome Senator Kamala Harris onSaturday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. The event is part of Curran's popular SHOW & TELL series, featuring topical and entertaining one-night-only events. Guests will join Senator Harris for an inspiring discussion about the core truths that unite us and the big challenges we face together. (more...)

Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman to Headline the CurranMegan Mullally and Nick Offerman to Headline the Curran
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that Book Passage at the Curran will welcome Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman on Today, October 6 at 8 p.m. The event is part of Curran's popular SHOW & TELL series, featuring provocative, topical and entertaining one-night-only events. (more...)

Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman to Headline the CurranMegan Mullally and Nick Offerman to Headline the Curran
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that Book Passage at the Curran will welcome Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman on Saturday, October 6 at 8 p.m. The event is part of Curran's popular SHOW & TELL series, featuring provocative, topical and entertaining one-night-only events. (more...)

Book Passage At The Curran Welcomes The Return Of Pete SouzaBook Passage At The Curran Welcomes The Return Of Pete Souza
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that Book Passage at the Curran will welcome back former White House photographer Pete Souza on Friday, October 19 at 7 p.m. The event is part of Curran's popular SHOW & TELL series, featuring provocative, topical and entertaining one-night-only events. The #1 New York Times bestselling author of "Obama: An Intimate Portrait," will discuss his new book "Shade," a powerful tribute to a bygone era of integrity in politics. Tickets for the Pete Souza SHOW & TELL event are $55-$85 and include a pre-signed copy of "Shade." VIP tickets are also available for $135 which include the book, an additional signing opportunity, and a special reception with Souza. Tickets are available now by visiting SFCURRAN.com. (more...)

Curran Celebrates Christmas In July With Single Ticket On-sale For TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCECurran Celebrates Christmas In July With Single Ticket On-sale For TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

Today, Carole Shorenstein Hays announced that Curran is celebrating Christmas in July with the public on-sale of single tickets for TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE, a Pomegranate Arts / Nature's Darling production, beginning this Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m. HOLIDAY SAUCE presents Christmas as calamity. (more...)

Book Passage At The Curran Welcomes Eric Idle As Part Of CURRAN: SHOW & TELL SeriesBook Passage At The Curran Welcomes Eric Idle As Part Of CURRAN: SHOW & TELL Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that Book Passage at the Curran will welcome Eric Idle-best known for his unforgettable roles in Monty Python-on Tuesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. The event is part of Curran's popular SHOW & TELL series, featuring provocative, topical and entertaining one-night-only events. Sharing stories from his newest book "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography" (out October 2018), Idle will reflect on the meaning of his own life and share his remarkable, absurdly funny journey from his childhood spent in a charity boarding school to his successful career in radio, comedy, television, theater, and film. Tickets for the Eric Idle SHOW & TELL event are $45-$95 and include an autographed copy of the book. Tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, August 1, by visiting SFCURRAN.com. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Will Make West Coast Debut in San Francisco in 2019HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Will Make West Coast Debut in San Francisco in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

It was announced today that the next US production of the Tony & Olivier Award-winning Best Play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will begin in the fall of 2019 at the Curran in San Francisco, California. (more...)

Taylor Mac To Perform A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC In Its Entirety For Final Time At The Kimmel CenterTaylor Mac To Perform A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC In Its Entirety For Final Time At The Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in a co-presentation with Pomegranate Arts, is thrilled to announce the special guest artists who will perform in Taylor Mac's ambitious, internationally acclaimed work A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. Local Philadelphia performance artists and musicians will join Mac in these final U.S. performances of the full, 24-hour-long pop odyssey, June 2 & 9 at the Kimmel Center's Merriam Theater, as part of the 2018 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). Mac will perform A 24-Decade History of Popular Music as two distinct 12-hour concerts, Saturday, June 2 (1776-1896) and Saturday, June 9 (1896-present day) - Mac's longest continuous performances since the work premiered at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn in 2016. (more...)

The Kimmel Center Announces Local Artists Who Will Perform With Taylor MacThe Kimmel Center Announces Local Artists Who Will Perform With Taylor Mac
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in a co-presentation with Pomegranate Arts, is thrilled to announce the special guest artists who will perform in Taylor Mac's ambitious, internationally acclaimed work A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. Local Philadelphia performance artists and musicians will join Mac in these final U.S. performances of the full, 24-hour-long pop odyssey, June 2 & 9 at the Kimmel Center's Merriam Theater, as part of the 2018 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). Mac will perform A 24-Decade History of Popular Music as two distinct 12-hour concerts, Saturday, June 2 (1776-1896) and Saturday, June 9 (1896-present day) - Mac's longest continuous performances since the work premiered at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn in 2016. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Continues Partnership with ArtsConnectionDEAR EVAN HANSEN Continues Partnership with ArtsConnection
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Producer Stacey Mindich is pleased to announce that Dear Evan Hansen will continue its partnership with ArtsConnection, NYC's leading arts-in-education organization, for a second year, thanks to the funding of producer and owner of San Francisco's Curran theatre, Carole Shorenstein Hays. This ongoing initiative, named 'ART2ART - DEAR EVAN HANSEN,' has brought hundreds of NYC public high school students to see the Tony & Grammy Award-winning musical. (more...)

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