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Boch Center Presents WOMEN WHO ROCK Photo Boch Center Presents WOMEN WHO ROCK
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2021

The Boch Center is now showing 'Women Who Rock', a digital exhibit celebrating female musicians during Women's History Month.

BWW Interview: Gregory Maguire Talks 25th Anniversary Edition of the WICKED Novel, Dr Photo BWW Interview: Gregory Maguire Talks 25th Anniversary Edition of the WICKED Novel, Dream Casts the WICKED Movie and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 10, 2020

The novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire was published in 1995, and was further cemented into the fabric of our culture when it was made into a global phenomenon of a musical in 2003. A 25th anniversary edition of the novel is being released by HarperCollins on October 13th.

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Presents FOLKSBIENE LIVE!: WELCOME TO OUR SUKE/SU Photo National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Presents FOLKSBIENE LIVE!: WELCOME TO OUR SUKE/SUKKAH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2020

This October, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Folksbiene)-led by Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, and Dominick Balletta, Executive Director-presents Folksbiene! LIVE: 'Welcome to Our Suke/Sukkah', a four-day festival of family-friendly performances during Chol Hamoed (the intermediary days of Sukkos) from October 5th to 8th.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, May 8- Jason Danieley, Ashley Park and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, May 8- Jason Danieley, Ashley Park and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 8, 2020

Today (May 8) in live streaming: Richard Ridge chats wit the Jersey Boys, Melissa Errico and Jason Danieley visit Stars in the House and so much more!

Jane Fonda, Mario Van Peebles & More Join the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Photo Jane Fonda, Mario Van Peebles & More Join the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Film Restoration Summit
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 18, 2020

Jane Fonda (seven-time Golden Globe Award winner), Serge Bromberg (Lobster Films, Founder), Eddie Muller (Film Noir Foundation, President), Sandra Schulberg (IndieCollect, President & Executive Director), Chaz Ebert, (Wife of the late Robert Ebert), and Mario Van Peebles (Director, New Jack City) joined the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and American Cinematheque at the HFPA Film Restoration Summit held at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles.

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Has Announced First Season of Programming Featuring Al Photo San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Has Announced First Season of Programming Featuring Alex Newell and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 6, 2020

On the heels of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus' [SFGMC] launch of the public phase of their capital campaign to support the National LGBTQ Center for the Arts, SFGMC Artistic Director Dr. Timothy Seelig and Executive Director Chris Verdugo announced today the first season of programming to take place at the Center.

Downstairs Cabaret Announces Productions For December and January Photo Downstairs Cabaret Announces Productions For December and January
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2019

Downstairs Cabaret has announced its productions for December and January!

HOLLY NEAR: SINGING FOR OUR LIVES Will Be Released Dec. 17 Photo HOLLY NEAR: SINGING FOR OUR LIVES Will Be Released Dec. 17
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 2, 2019

Singer, songwriter, and social activist Holly Near has been performing for well over 50 years and in the process created what Gloria Steinem called, 'the first soundtrack of the women's movement.' From small-town Northern California to sold-out shows on some of the most iconic stages to million-person peace marches, HOLLY NEAR: SINGING FOR OUR LIVES documents the story of the activist and her art. Soaring anthems that call for women's rights, gay rights, anti-war protests and all human rights, Near's music speaks directly to the world's young political activists of today. It also serves as an important testament to a time-a time of protest and coalition building, and the weaving of a multicultural consciousness always rooted in contemporary activism.

Joe's Pub Releases Upcoming Schedule Photo Joe's Pub Releases Upcoming Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2019

Literary cabaret House of Speakeasy is back at Joe's Pub with Nina Burleigh, James Geary, Maggie Paxson & Monique Truong, while This Alien Nation, a celebration of immigrant stories, returns with Julio Torres, Mohammad Ewaz, Seuketu Mehta and Fariha Róisín.

Taylor Mac, Holly Near, Toshi Reagon, and Bridget Everett Offer Tribute To Michael Ca Photo Taylor Mac, Holly Near, Toshi Reagon, and Bridget Everett Offer Tribute To Michael Callen at Joe's Pub
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2019

As an activist, writer, singer, and songwriter, Michael Callen played a major role in shaping America's response to the AIDS epidemic. On November 11th, Veteran's Day, a stellar cast of singers and musicians breathes new life into Michael's music at PURPLE HEART: The Music of Michael Callen. The event will be held at the iconic Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street. Doors open at 6pm, show at 7pm. Tickets start at $40, sponsorships at $250.

ON A WINTER'S NIGHT 25th Anniversary Announced At SOPAC Photo ON A WINTER'S NIGHT 25th Anniversary Announced At SOPAC
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2019

Five of the most brilliant stars of the singer-songwriter movement of the past three decades reunite on the SOPAC stage on Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m. as part of the national tour of On A Winter's Night a?" 25th Anniversary, a concert celebrating the 1994 release of the now-classic CD.

Hillary Rollins Presents SWEET DREAMS AND ROSES, An Evening With John Bucchino And Am Photo Hillary Rollins Presents SWEET DREAMS AND ROSES, An Evening With John Bucchino And Amanda Mcbroom At Vitello's
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2019

There are few singer-songwriters who have it all - brilliant lyrics, superb melodies and harmonies, killer performance chops, sophistication, humor, theatricality, insight into the human condition and an abundance of heart. Luckily for us, two of them happen to be longtime pals who have even written songs together. But they have never shared the stage for an evening of story and song…until now!

THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents the Story of Pioneering Feminist Singer-Activist Photo THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents the Story of Pioneering Feminist Singer-Activist Holly Near 3/1
by Tori Hartshorn - Feb 13, 2019

An outspoken political activist and singer-songwriter, Holly Near's music and life story illustrate how song can have the power to send a clarion call and influence the course of social justice a?" from the lesbian and women's movements to anti-war efforts and the fight to give South American women a voice. American Masters a?" Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives explores how the activist-artist provided an inspiring soundtrack to nearly a half-century of global and local struggles for equality and change. Directed by four-time Emmy Award-winner Jim Brown (American Masters a?" The Highwaymen: Friends Til The End, American Masters a?" Pete Seeger: The Power of Song), the documentary premieres nationwide Friday, March 1 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) in honor of Women's History Month and will be available to stream the following day via pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps.

American Masters Explores The Life And Music Of Singer-Activist Holly Near In Honor O Photo American Masters Explores The Life And Music Of Singer-Activist Holly Near In Honor Of Women's History Month
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2019

An outspoken political activist and singer-songwriter, Holly Near's music and life story illustrate how song can have the power to send a clarion call and influence the course of social justice - from the lesbian and women's movements to anti-war efforts and the fight to give South American women a voice. American Masters - Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives explores how the activist-artist provided an inspiring soundtrack to nearly a half-century of global and local struggles for equality and change. Directed by four-time Emmy Award-winner Jim Brown (American Masters - The Highwaymen: Friends Til The End, American Masters - Pete Seeger: The Power of Song), the documentary premieres nationwide Friday, March 1 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) in honor of Women's History Month and will be available to stream the following day via pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps.

BWW TV: KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar Chat About Their Shining And Nostalgic Holiday Sh Photo BWW TV: KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar Chat About Their Shining And Nostalgic Holiday Show REMEMBER
by Eugene Ebner - Dec 3, 2018

Cabaret legends KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar's captivating revival of REMEMBER: SONGS OF THE HOLIDAYS is a great way to kick off the holiday season. We chatted with the dynamic duo after their first show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre!

PBS Announces Winter-Spring 2019 Primetime Schedule Photo PBS Announces Winter-Spring 2019 Primetime Schedule
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 14, 2018

PBS today announced its Winter-Spring 2019 primetime schedule, featuring a season brimming with new drama, music, arts, history, science, nature and more, as well as returning seasons of favorite series.

BWW Review: Carol De Giere's Book 'Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Sc Photo BWW Review: Carol De Giere's Book 'Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked Revised and Updated 2nd Ed.' Soars
by Linda Hodges - Nov 12, 2018

Carol de Giere's revised and updated second edition to her earlier biography, 'DEFYING GRAVITY: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz,' was a necessary Act II, since, as we all know, Schwartz's star has only continued to rise since 2008. It's a wonderful addition with brand new behind-the-scene insights on his latest projects. As her webpage states, 'This new edition features a Foreword by Alan Menken and four new chapters covering Schwartz's more recent projects like The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt, and Wicked after Broadway. DEFYING GRAVITY Second Edition includes additional 'Creativity Notes' with comments from Schwartz about overcoming creative blocks, collaboration, and the artistic life.' A stunning 512 pages (with photographs and handwritten notes), de Giere's book is a thoroughly fascinating read as well as something of a musical theatre master class in written form -- one that has been lovingly lensed through the life and creativity of Stephen Schwartz.

Ars Nova Hosts OVER/UNDER UNPLUGGED, Three Free Concerts Photo Ars Nova Hosts OVER/UNDER UNPLUGGED, Three Free Concerts
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2018

Ars Nova, "one of the most adventurous Off-Broadway companies" (New York Times), under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, will host Over/Under Unplugged, a free concert series following select Friday evening performances of Andrew R. Butler's Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of The Future. Concerts will feature performers from The Future and special guests performing unplugged and up close. They'll #playforchange with any donations dropped in their bucket going to select charities including the National Network of Abortion Funds, The Trevor Project, and The National Eating Disorders Association.

San Diego Women's Chorus to Welcome New Members at New Member Orientation and Informa Photo San Diego Women's Chorus to Welcome New Members at New Member Orientation and Informational Session
by Stephi Wild - Aug 13, 2018

Following a productive summer touring schedule which included an appearance at Sister Singers Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan, multiple community performances in and around greater San Diego, and a standing room only, sold out Pride concert, the San Diego Women's Chorus (SDWC) begins its 2018/2019 singing season this month. Interested community members are invited to learn more about participation at the group's Fall 2018 New Member Orientation and Informational Session on Sunday August 19th from 4-7pm at the SDWC rehearsal space at Mission Hills United Church of Christ, located at 4070 Jackdaw Street, San Diego, CA 92103.

Photo Flash: Photo Flash: Next Door at NYTW Presents MY DINNER WITH GEORGETTE Photo Photo Flash: Photo Flash: Next Door at NYTW Presents MY DINNER WITH GEORGETTE
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2018

Next Door at NYTW presents the World Premiere of DINNER WITH GEORGETTE by Obie Award winner Rick Burkhardt (Three Pianos), directed by Ellie Heyman.

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