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Bio:
Most recent credits include “Ragtime (Emma Goldman) “Urinetown” (Penelope Pennywise), “The Little Mermaid” (Ursula - TBA award winner) at Berkeley Playhouse. “Smokey Joes Café”(BJ) and “In the Heights” (Abuela - TBA award winner) with Broadway By the Bay. “Lizzie” (Emma ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Most recent credits include “Ragtime (Emma Goldman) “Urinetown” (Penelope Pennywise), “The Little Mermaid” (Ursula - TBA award winner) at Berkeley Playhouse. “Smokey Joes Café”(BJ) and “In the Heights” (Abuela - TBA award winner) with Broadway By the Bay. “Lizzie” (Emma ... (read complete bio)
TALES OF THE CITY, THE MUSICAL, IN PIECES, AFTER MIDNIGHT and More to Stream in June Photo TALES OF THE CITY, THE MUSICAL, IN PIECES, AFTER MIDNIGHT and More to Stream in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021

Broadway On Demand has shared its current and upcoming June programming lineup including titles and events that celebrate PRIDE, the U.S. Premiere of In Pieces, a new musical by Joey Contreras, the Signature Theatre production of After Midnight starring Christopher Jackson, and more.

Judy Kaye, Betsy Wolfe, Wesley Taylor and More Join TALES OF THE CITY Musical Streami Photo Judy Kaye, Betsy Wolfe, Wesley Taylor and More Join TALES OF THE CITY Musical Streaming Event
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2021

A.C.T. will present a special online screening of the record-breaking musical, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, The Musical.

James Monroe Iglehart to Host Rebroadcast of Ray of Light Theatre's 2015 production o Photo James Monroe Iglehart to Host Rebroadcast of Ray of Light Theatre's 2015 production of LIZZIE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2020

ROLT announced a special one-night only rebroadcast of its 2015 production of LIZZIE. Hosted by ROLT alum James Monroe Iglehart (Broadway’s Aladdin, Hamilton, Memphis, and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), the event will feature appearances from the full original cast, band, creative team, and the writers behind the hit gothic rock musical.

Broadway By The Bay Harnesses The Holiday Spirit And Releases Its First Holiday Album Photo Broadway By The Bay Harnesses The Holiday Spirit And Releases Its First Holiday Album
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2020

Broadway by the Bay is ending the year by releasing Home, Hope & Holidays, a holiday musical celebration recorded by its alumni artists.  The album features 21 holiday favorites, sung by over 65 alumni artists and musicians. 

42nd Street Moon Announces Paid Virtual Subscription Series MOONBEAMS Photo 42nd Street Moon Announces Paid Virtual Subscription Series MOONBEAMS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2020

42nd Street Moon has announced a brand-new paid virtual subscription series, MoonBeams, beginning on September 28, 2020.

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by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2020

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.

Cast Announced For SCROOGE IN LOVE! 42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical Photo Cast Announced For SCROOGE IN LOVE! 42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 26, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for the 2019 return production of the beloved Holiday musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! A smash-hit sell-out in 2015 (World Premiere) and 2016, SCROOGE IN LOVE! is back by popular demand to delight Moon audiences of all ages.

42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! Returns Photo 42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! Returns
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for the 2019 return production of the beloved Holiday musical SCROOGE IN LOVE!

42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! Back By Popular Demand Photo 42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! Back By Popular Demand
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon has announced the full cast and creative team for the 2019 return production of the beloved Holiday musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! A smash-hit sell-out in 2015 (World Premiere) and 2016, SCROOGE IN LOVE! is back by popular demand to delight Moon audiences of all ages.

NCTC Presents Smash Off-Broadway Hit Musical, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS By Max Vernon Photo NCTC Presents Smash Off-Broadway Hit Musical, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS By Max Vernon
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 21, 2019

In May, New Conservatory Theatre Center is thrilled to present Max Vernon's The View UpStairs, directed by NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker with musical direction by Kelly Crandell. When impulsive entrepreneur Wes buys a dilapidated building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, he's magically transported to its glory days: the UpStairs Lounge in 1973. Serving as a home, a church, and a gay dive-bar, the UpStairs was its own kind of paradise.  As Wes meets the larger than life lounge regulars, he learns what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide all of us through an uncertain future.

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Comes to Broadway By the Bay
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

Broadway By the Bay continues its 2017 Season with SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, the Songs of Lieber and Stoller. SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE runs June 2nd through June 18th at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA).

BWW Interview: Meet Nikita Burshteyn: Bay Area's Rising Star Sets Sights on Broadway  
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 12, 2017

Nikita Burshteyn, 22, is an award-winning actor who's making a name for himself in the San Francisco Bay Area, and not just because he's got a tricky name to pronounce. When he played Judas in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at STAGE 1 Theater in Newark, Linda and Nick Hodges of BroadwayWorld.com raved: 'The show should be renamed 'Nikita Burshteyn Superstar.' The theater should be filled with talent agents waiting to give him an offer.' When he played Tony in 'West Side Story' at Broadway by the Bay in Redwood City, Joanne Engelhardt of the Palo Alto Daily News gushed: 'With Tom Cruise-good looks and an angelic voice, Burshteyn is the real deal.' And when he did his San Francisco cabaret act, 'Livin' Nikita Loca,' Richard Connema of Talkin' Broadway compared his 'full-throated voice and flawless phrasing' to Jonathan Groff's.

Photo Flash: Berkeley Playhouse presents URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2017

Don't let the title fool you, in the hysterically clean Urinetown, The Musical, Les Miz, Fiddler on the Roof, and even West Side Story gets spoofed in this Tony Award winning, socially aware comedy that takes on corporate greed and environmental responsibility while spoofing some of Broadway's biggest hits.

GRAHAM-A-RAMA at Capital Stage This Sunday Only!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

This Sunday at 7:30 p.m., Sacramento composer/music director/producer Graham Sobelman is returning for a third time to Capital Stage to present his cabaret show. With the success of last year's February show, GAR is making it a tradition! Get ready for Valentine's with a night of stories, songs and most importantly, LOVE.

NCTC to Present West Coast Premiere of ON A CLEAR DAY
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 18, 2016

New Conservatory Theatre Center crowns its 2015-16 season with the West Coast premiere of a whimsical reimagining of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, the classic American musical featuring music by Burton Lane, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and a new book by Peter Parnell, based on the original book by Lerner. This mesmerizing and enchanting new look at the classic musical is just your typical musical comedy - about hypnosis, a gay florist with commitment issues, a love triangle with a therapist, and past life as a 1940s chanteuse.

Fish Songs Live! Presents PHILIA
by Sally Henry Fuller - Jun 27, 2015

Fish Songs Live! opens its premiere show, an electronic fairytale musical, PHILIA with book by Evangeline Crittenden, music and lyrics by Nick Rattray. Based on the short story by Bay Area author Traci Chee, this new musical explores sexual freedom, coming of age, and slut-shaming. Evangeline Crittenden and Wesley Newfarmer helm this new musical, featuring Derricka Smith, Jessica Coker, David Schiller, Charles Lewis III, Josh Theis and Morgan Booker.

Tovah Feldshuh, John Lloyd Young, Sharon McNight and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko in December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to announce the upcoming lineup for December 2014. Performers include Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh, Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, "American Idol's" Kimberley Locke, Tony Award nominee -- and San Francisco legend -- Sharon McNight, "America's Got Talent's" Shawn Ryan, Dave Damiani & the No Vacancy Orchestra with special guest Renee Olstead & Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., San Francisco's favorite Russian redhead Katya-Smirnoff-Skyy, crooner Russ Lorenson, Bay Area jazz singer Yvonne Flores and more!

Tovah Feldshuh, John Lloyd Young, Sharon McNight and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko in December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to announce the upcoming lineup for December 2014. Performers include Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh, Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, "American Idol's" Kimberley Locke, Tony Award nominee -- and San Francisco legend -- Sharon McNight, "America's Got Talent's" Shawn Ryan, Dave Damiani & the No Vacancy Orchestra with special guest Renee Olstead & Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., San Francisco's favorite Russian redhead Katya-Smirnoff-Skyy, crooner Russ Lorenson, Bay Area jazz singer Yvonne Flores and more!

MR. IRRESISTIBLE Makes West Coast Premiere at the Alcazar Theatre, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

MR. IRRESISTIBLE - A New Sci-Fi Musical Comedy Thriller - described as 'The Terminator meets Ugly Betty' - directed by Jonathan J. Carpenter, with book & lyrics by D'Arcy Drollinger (Shit & Champagne / Project: Lohan)and music by Christopher Winslow (OMFG!), make its West Coast premiere today, June 4 - 8, 2014.

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