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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 BWW News Desk - 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).

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Aims to Entertain at San Jose Stage Company Photo BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Aims to Entertain at San Jose Stage Company
by Jim Munson - Jun 17, 2019

San Jose Stage Company concludes its 2018-19 season with the musical juggernaut 'Mamma Mia!.' On the plus side, it's refreshing to see a show created largely by women that focuses on strong female characters. On the minus side, the show requires a high tolerance for groan-inducing jokes and song lyrics that make no sense when shoehorned into an alien context.

Review Roundup: MAMMA MIA! at San Jose Stage Company; What Did The Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: MAMMA MIA! at San Jose Stage Company; What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

San Jose Stage Company presents the final production of The Stage's 36th Anniversary Season, the smash hit ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! Featuring music and lyrics by Benny Anderssonand Bjorn Ulvaeus and a book by Catherine Johnson, MAMMA MIA! will run from May 29 - July 7, 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113).

Photo Flash: San Jose Stage Company Presents MAMMA MIA! Photo Photo Flash: San Jose Stage Company Presents MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

San Jose Stage Company presents the smash hit ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! Featuring music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and a book by Catherine Johnson, through July 7, 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113). 

Photo Flash: First Look at San Jose Stage Company's MAMMA MIA! Photo Photo Flash: First Look at San Jose Stage Company's MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director) has announced the cast and creative team for the final production of The Stage's 36th Anniversary Season, the smash hit ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! Featuring music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and a book by Catherine Johnson, MAMMA MIA! will run from May 29 - July 7, 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113). San Jose Stage's production of MAMMA MIA! will be directed by Allison F. Rich* (who will also play the role of "Tanya Cresham-Leigh"), with choreography by Keith Pinto (who will also play the role of "Harry Bright"). Martin Rojas Dietrich will serve as Associate Music Director. The press opening will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets range from $32 - $60 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (408) 283-7142 or online at www.thestage.org.

Adrienne Herro to Lead Cast of San Jose Stage's MAMMA MIA! Photo Adrienne Herro to Lead Cast of San Jose Stage's MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019

San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director) has announced the cast and creative team for the final production of The Stage's 36th Anniversary Season, the smash hit ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! The production run from May 29 - July 7, 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113). MAMMA MIA! will be directed by Allison F. Rich* (who will also play the role of "Tanya Cresham-Leigh"), with choreography by Keith Pinto (who will also play the role of "Harry Bright"). Martin Rojas Dietrich will serve as Associate Music Director. The press opening will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Hillbarn Theatre Opens Its 18/19 Season With WEST SIDE STORY Photo Hillbarn Theatre Opens Its 18/19 Season With WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier theatre company, opens its 2018-19 season with the Tony Award-winning musical WEST SIDE STORY. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

Photo Flash: First Look at A.C.T.'s A WALK ON THE MOON Photo Photo Flash: First Look at A.C.T.'s A WALK ON THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

A WALK ON THE MOON-based on the Miramax and Village Roadshow Pictures film of the same name-is currently making its world premiere at American Conservatory Theater's Geary Theater now through July 1, 2018. Get a first look at the production below!

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A.C.T.'s A WALK ON THE MOON Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A.C.T.'s A WALK ON THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Rehearsals are in full swing for the world-premiere musical A Walk on the Moon-based on the Miramax and Village Roadshow Pictures film of the same name-performing at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater June 9-July 1, 2018.

A.C.T. to Present the World-Premiere Musical A WALK ON THE MOON Photo A.C.T. to Present the World-Premiere Musical A WALK ON THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Closing out the 2017-18 season, A.C.T. will present the world-premiere musical, A Walk on the Moon (June 6-July 1, 2018),based on the Miramax and Village Roadshow Pictures motion picture of the same name. In the summer of '69, America is on the brink of change. In the cities, crowds are protesting the Vietnam War. In the skies, Apollo 11 is speeding towards the first moon landing.

San Francisco Playhouse Ends 13th Mainstage Season with CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) concludes its thirteenth Mainstage season with the ingenious, award-winning crime noir musical City of Angels, directed by Bill English.

HAPPILY AFTER EVER Begins 3/30 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome the Ricochet Collective with HAPPILY AFTER EVER, written by Laura Zlatos and directed by Sherri Eden Barber. HAPPILY AFTER EVER begins performances on Wednesday, March 30 for a limited engagement through Saturday, April 16.  Press opening is Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday - Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. 

Hillbarn Theatre to Open 2016 with 'SPELLING BEE'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier theatre company, kicks off 2016 with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This quirky musical sensation follows an eclectic group of six young people on their hilarious journey to realize their dream to become a spelling bee champion. Fraught with the woes of puberty, these youngsters struggle to become the best, but ultimately learn that winning is not everything and that losing does not necessarily make them a loser.

Jeffrey Brian Adams and More Lead DOGFIGHT, Starting Tonight at San Francisco Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse opens its thirteenth Mainstage season with the San Francisco premiere of the musical Dogfight, directed by Bill English. The show will feature Jeffrey Brian Adams* (Promises, Promises), Jordan Bridges, Caitlin Brooke, Nikita Burshteyn, Brandon Dahlquist*, Sally Dana*, Kathryn Hart, Andrew Humann, Amy Lizardo*, AeJay Mitchell, and Michael Gene Sullivan*.

Jeffrey Brian Adams and More to Lead DOGFIGHT at San Francisco Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse opens its thirteenth Mainstage season with the San Francisco premiere of the musical Dogfight, directed by Bill English. The show will feature Jeffrey Brian Adams* (Promises, Promises), Jordan Bridges, Caitlin Brooke, Nikita Burshteyn, Brandon Dahlquist*, Sally Dana*, Kathryn Hart, Andrew Humann, Amy Lizardo*, AeJay Mitchell, and Michael Gene Sullivan*.

David Mixner's OH HELL NO! Coming to LA, San Francisco Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Author, political strategist, civil rights activist and political firebrand David Mixner will bring his audience right onto his metaphorical front porch in his theatrical tell-all, "Oh Hell No!," coming to Los Angeles and San Francisco next month. 

San Jose Stage Company Closes Season with THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

They're kooky and spooky and, yes, they're family. San Jose Stage Company wraps its 32nd season with the hilariously entertaining Broadway hit musical, The Addams Family, from tonight, June 3 - July 19.

San Jose Stage Company to Close Season with THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 6/3-7/19
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

They're kooky and spooky and, yes, they're family. San Jose Stage Company wraps its 32nd season with the hilariously entertaining Broadway hit musical, The Addams Family, from June 3 - July 19. Directed by Tony Kelly, the beloved and bizarre snap-happy clan in love with death comes to life with show-stopping numbers in what Bloomberg News calls, 'Uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.'

David Mixner's OH HELL NO! Coming to LA, San Francisco Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Author, political strategist, civil rights activist and political firebrand David Mixner will bring his audience right onto his metaphorical front porch in his theatrical tell-all, "Oh Hell No!," coming to Los Angeles and San Francisco next month. 

San Jose Stage Company Presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

San Jose Stage Company presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning American classic, Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller.

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