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Swashbuckling Soiree Raises A Bounty To Support Theatreworks Silicon Valley Photo Swashbuckling Soiree Raises A Bounty To Support Theatreworks Silicon Valley
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2021

Scallywags set sail across the seven seas to swarm a swashbuckling soiree as TheatreWorks Silicon Valley hosted its spring fundraiser, The Pirates of the Shores of Redwood. Donning tricorn hats, head scarves, and other pirate finery, the party pirates feasted on fancy grub, indulged in grog and other spirits, plundered a bounty of priceless treasures and once-in-a-lifetime adventures, and enjoyed rollicking musical performances in a nautical night of merriment and hijinks to support the Tony Award-winning theatre company as it prepares to resume in-person performances this Fall.

TheatreWorks's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Now Streaming On Amazon Photo TheatreWorks's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Now Streaming On Amazon
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 17, 2020

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's production of Paul Gordon's Pride and Prejudice is now streaming on Amazon

Taylor Iman Jones, Michael Mott, Ben Bogen and More to Take Part in BAY AREA THEATRE  Photo Taylor Iman Jones, Michael Mott, Ben Bogen and More to Take Part in BAY AREA THEATRE LIVE!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2020

Bay Area Theatre Live! is bringing together over 20 Broadway and Bay Area Stars performing for a LIVE audience via YouTube and Facebook in an effort to raise money for Bay Area Theatre Companies affected by COVID-19.

Critics Circle Goes Virtual To Deliver This Year's SFBATCC Awards Photo Critics Circle Goes Virtual To Deliver This Year's SFBATCC Awards
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2020

Thwarted in their attempt to hold their annual Spring awards Gala by the Covid-19 pandemic, the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle took their Gala to cyberspace and held a virtual event in celebration of the excellent worked produced by Bay Area theatre artists in 2019. The event was sponsored by Actors' Equity Association.

BWW Interview: Director Robert Kelley of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at TheatreWorks Silicon  Photo BWW Interview: Director Robert Kelley of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Takes Us Behind the Scenes of the New Musical Now Available for Streaming
by Jim Munson - Apr 10, 2020

Good news for musical theater lovers! TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's recent, acclaimed production of Paul Gordon's Pride and Prejudice will now be available to stream. Presented by Streaming Musicals, Pride and Prejudice will receive a a?oevirtual opening nighta?? on Friday, April 10 at 3:30pm PT/ 6:30pm ET, with an encore presentation at 7:00pm PT/10:00pm ET. Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom) and Julie James, Program Director/ Curator of SiriusXM's a?oeOn Broadwaya?? channel, will host the a?oevirtual opening night,a?? which will include an intermission discussion with the creative team members including TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, who directed the new romantic musical comedy. Streaming during the April 10 a?oevirtual opening nighta?? will be free. Pride and Prejudice will then be available to stream on StreamingMusicals.com for a minimal fee. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Robert Kelley to learn more about his production of Pride and Prejudice and also to touch base with him on how TheatreWorks was weathering the current health and economic crisis.

Streaming Musicals Announces Free 'Virtual Opening Night' for Paul Gordon's PRIDE AND Photo Streaming Musicals Announces Free 'Virtual Opening Night' for Paul Gordon's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Hosted By Beth Leavel
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2020

Streaming Musicals has announced a special free live streaming event: on Friday, April 10, the site will host a 'virtual opening night' for the debut of Pride and Prejudice, in a new musical adaptation by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Broadway's Jane Eyre). Gordon is also represented on Streaming Musicals with his musical adaptation of Emma. 

BWW Review: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at Foothill Music Theatre Provides a Rollickin Photo BWW Review: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at Foothill Music Theatre Provides a Rollicking Good Time
by Jim Munson - Mar 4, 2020

Sometimes it IS enough just to be entertained, ya know? I don't care how socio-politically engaged you are, I think everyone needs at least an occasional break from all the angst and mishegas out there, and that's exactly what Foothill Music Theatre provides with its antic musical comedy 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood.' With book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes (yes, he of 'The Pina Colada Song' infamy. Apologies for implanting that deathless ear worm in your head for the rest of the day!), 'Drood' is truly sui generis. Based on an unfinished Charles Dickens novel of the same name, the show reimagines it as performed by a veteran troupe of British Music Hall performers circa 1895. When they reach the point in the story where Dickens left off, the audience is asked to vote on how it ends - who the murderer and secret detective are and - since this is a musical comedy a?' the pair they'd most like to see end up as lovers. The cast then plays out the concluding scenes and songs accordingly. Apparently, there are close to a mind-bogglingly thousand possible combinations, which just adds to the fun and unpredictability of the whole endeavor.

Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Presents THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Photo Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Presents THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 28, 2020

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. 

BWW Interview: Heather Orth of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at Foothill Music Theatre D Photo BWW Interview: Heather Orth of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at Foothill Music Theatre Delights in Playing Eccentric Cockney Ladies and Also Digging Into Darker Roles
by Jim Munson - Feb 25, 2020

Heather Orth stars as mysterious opium den proprietress Princess Puffer in Foothill Music Theatre's new production of Rupert Holmes' rollicking musical comedy a?oeThe Mystery of Edwin Drood.a?? A Tony Award winner for Best Musical, the show is based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens. As the novel was left incomplete, so is the show - up to a point. When the cast reaches the part in the story where Dickens left off, they put a vote to the audience at each performance as to how the show will end. Ms. Orth has been gracing Bay Area stages with astonishing frequency as of late. She possesses a big, flexible voice and the ability to charm the pants off you or break your heart with her emotional transparency. BroadwayWorld caught up with her recently while she was still in the thick of rehearsals for a?oeDrood.a?? She has often played characters older than she is, and as she matures one gets the sense she may just be coming into her own as a musical theater performer, and even bigger opportunities may be on the horizon.

Foothill Music Theatre will Present THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD This February Photo Foothill Music Theatre will Present THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD This February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 16, 2020

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Review Roundup: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley - Read the Reviews Photo Review Roundup: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley - Read the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Dec 11, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley rings in the holidays with the new musical Pride and Prejudice, the 2019 Tony-winning company's 70th World Premiere.

BWW Review: PRIDE  AND PREJUDICE at Lucie Stern Theatre Photo BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Lucie Stern Theatre
by Steve Murray - Dec 10, 2019

Photo Flash: First Look at PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Photo Photo Flash: First Look at PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley rings in the holidays with the new musical Pride and Prejudice, the 2019 Tony-winning company's 70th World Premiere.

December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW San Francisco Awards!  Photo December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW San Francisco Awards!
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019

It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.

First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW San Francisco Awards!  Photo First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW San Francisco Awards!
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019

Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!

The 2019 TBA Awards Acknowledge Excellence In Bay Area Theatre; Winners Announced Inc Photo The 2019 TBA Awards Acknowledge Excellence In Bay Area Theatre; Winners Announced Including PARADISE SQUARE and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2019

Theatre Bay Area held its sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration on Monday, November 4 at the Herbst Theatre. Featuring a a?oeradically inclusivea?? pricing structure, over 800 people attended the event, exceeding the previous year's attendance by nearly 20%.

World Premiere Musical PRIDE & PREJUDICE Rings In The Holidays At TheatreWorks Photo World Premiere Musical PRIDE & PREJUDICE Rings In The Holidays At TheatreWorks
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley rings in the holidays with the new musical Pride and Prejudice, the 2019 Tony-winning company's 70th World Premiere. Based on Jane Austen's iconic novel, this engaging work features book, music, and lyrics by Paul Gordon, whose musicals include TheatreWorks favorites Jane Austen's EMMA, Daddy Long Legs, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Jane Eyre. Pride and Prejudice follows delightfully liberated Lizzie Bennet and dashing, disdainful Mr. Darcy as they discover the irresistible power of love. A favorite from TheatreWorks's 2018 New Works Festival, this brand new musical romantic comedy will be directed by TheatreWorks's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley.

PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List! Photo PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2019

Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional performing arts service organizations in North America, has announced the finalists of the 2019 TBA Awards. The sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco).

VIDEO: In Rehearsal with 42nd Street Moon's TITANIC Photo VIDEO: In Rehearsal with 42nd Street Moon's TITANIC
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon presents TITANIC, showcasing 70 of the Bay Area's best singers and musicians.

Photo Flash: SISTER ACT At Fox Theatre Is Fabulous, Baby! Photo Photo Flash: SISTER ACT At Fox Theatre Is Fabulous, Baby!
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2019

Holy hit! Broadway by the Bay continues their 2019 season with SISTER ACT - the exciting and joyful musical adaptation of the beloved 1992 hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg.

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