Brian Copeland Presents MY STROKE OF LUCK By Diane Barnes Brian Copeland Presents MY STROKE OF LUCK By Diane Barnes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??The second performance for Brian Copeland Presents The Best of San Francisco Solo Series 2019/20 in partnership with The Marin Cultural Association at The Marin Center's Showcase Theater is Diane Barne's solo show My Stroke of Luck. A captivating tale of a harrowing recovery. Not everyone knows that the average person loses 1.9 million brain cells every minute a stroke goes untreated, but Diane Barnes did. As a radiologist who diagnoses strokes, Barnes did not deal with having a stroke very well; it was more than 20 hours before she went to the hospital. My Stroke of Luck follows Barnes as she recounts her experience of having a stroke, her path to recovery, and more. A spellbinding and funny look at love, family, and seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Barnes shares the story of a single adoptive mother of special needs and gifted sons and how she forges a new identity after a debilitating stroke. My Stroke of Luck, directed by Rebecca Fisher and developed with David Ford, will be presented on Sunday, November 10, 2019 (7pm) at The Marin Center's Showcase Theater. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse To Kick Off 12th Season With The Feel Good Hit MAMMA MIA! Berkeley Playhouse To Kick Off 12th Season With The Feel Good Hit MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019

Berkeley Playhouse opens their 12th season of professional theater for family audiences with Mamma Mia!, an uproarious adventure along the iridescent blue seas of the Greek Isles.  (more...)

Performance Added For Michael Patrick Gaffney's THE OLDEST LIVING CATER WAITER Performance Added For Michael Patrick Gaffney's THE OLDEST LIVING CATER WAITER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) is pleased to announce that the final production of the 2018-2019 season, Michael Patrick Gaffney's original one-man show THE OLDEST LIVING CATER WAITER, will be adding a special performance on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Written and Performed by Gaffney and directed by Ken Sonkin,  (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents THE OLDEST LIVING CATER WAITER 42nd Street Moon Presents THE OLDEST LIVING CATER WAITER
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) is pleased to announce the final production of the 2018-2019 season, Michael Patrick Gaffney's original one-man show THE OLDEST LIVING CATER WAITER.  (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse To Present BIG, THE MUSICAL Berkeley Playhouse To Present BIG, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019

Berkeley Playhouse closes their dynamic eleventh season of professional theater with this delightful remake of the classic '80s comedy. (more...)

MY STROKE OF LUCK Examines Recovery at The Marsh Berkeley MY STROKE OF LUCK Examines Recovery at The Marsh Berkeley
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

A captivating tale of a harrowing recovery, the hit solo show My Stroke of Luck will return to The Marsh Berkeley for a 2019 run. Not everyone knows that the average person loses 1.9 million brain cells every minute a stroke goes untreated, but Diane Barnes did. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse Kicks Off The New Year With Its First Ever Staging Of WEST SIDE STORY Berkeley Playhouse Kicks Off The New Year With Its First Ever Staging Of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Berkeley Playhouse continues their eleventh season of professional theater with the iconic Broadway musical, West Side Story. One of the most groundbreaking and romantic musicals ever written, West Side Story resets Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to the 1950s and the turbulent and passionate streets of New York's West Side. Tony is a dreamer, ready to leave his street gang behind and face the future head-on; Maria is idealistic and looking to explore womanhood and the world beyond her family's dress shop. (more...)

WHY WOULD I MISPRONOUNCE MY OWN NAME? Extends at the Marsh WHY WOULD I MISPRONOUNCE MY OWN NAME? Extends at the Marsh
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

The Marsh San Francisco announces the extension of Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?, Irma Herrera's hit solo show weaving history and comedic insights into stories about names, shedding light and throwing shade on societal prejudices and assumptions. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WIZARD OF OZ Flies Into Berkeley Playhouse! Photo Flash: THE WIZARD OF OZ Flies Into Berkeley Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

The Wizard Of Oz has skipped into Berkeley Playhouse! See photos from the production below! (more...)

MISPRONOUNCE Looks At Ingrained Prejudice at The Marsh San Francisco MISPRONOUNCE Looks At Ingrained Prejudice at The Marsh San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018

The Marsh San Francisco presents Irma Herrera's solo show Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?, a new work that weaves history and comedic insights into stories about names, shedding light and throwing shade on societal prejudices and assumptions. When giving her name its correct Spanish pronunciation, she often gets the "where are you from?" question. The assumption: that she is a foreigner. Irma's family has been in South Texas for generations, and the award-winning social justice activist, lawyer, and journalist thinks of herself as American as apple pie. Irma's notes from American history and laugh out-loud humor invite audience members to consider what it will take for everyone to get along. Post-show talkbacks, featuring experts in everything from civil liberties to laws related to baby naming, will be offered throughout the run. (more...)

MISPRONOUNCE Looks At Ingrained Prejudice at The Marsh San Francisco MISPRONOUNCE Looks At Ingrained Prejudice at The Marsh San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The Marsh San Francisco presents Irma Herrera's solo show Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?, a new work that weaves history and comedic insights into stories about names, shedding light and throwing shade on societal prejudices and assumptions. When giving her name its correct Spanish pronunciation, she often gets the "where are you from?" question. The assumption: that she is a foreigner. Irma's family has been in South Texas for generations, and the award-winning social justice activist, lawyer, and journalist thinks of herself as American as apple pie. Irma's notes from American history and laugh out-loud humor invite audience members to consider what it will take for everyone to get along. Post-show talkbacks, featuring experts in everything from civil liberties to laws related to baby naming, will be offered throughout the run. (more...)

The Laurie Beechman Presents a Halloween Cabaret The Laurie Beechman Presents a Halloween Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2018

On October 27th 2018, A Time To SCREAM Youth Cabaret (aka A Time To Shine) will be performing its first Halloween Cabaret at the Laurie Beechman with special guest host Morgan Hecker (Penn State Musical Theatre BFA, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 1st National Tour). The Halloween Cabaret will feature talented young artists from the Broadway community performing solos, duets, group numbers, and more. Directed and Produced by Leorah Haberfield, the Cabaret begins at 7pm with doors open at 6pm. $25 Cash only cover/$20 food beverage minimum. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse Soars Over the Rainbow with THE WIZARD OF OZ Berkeley Playhouse Soars Over the Rainbow with THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Berkeley Playhouse kicks off the holiday season with all-new production of the legendary family musical, The Wizard of Oz. Brimming with classic songs and Technicolor spirit, The Wizard of Oz blows its way into the Julia Morgan Theater this November. (more...)

Photo Flash: Berkeley Playhouse Kicks Off 11th Season With DREAMGIRLS: Photo Flash: Berkeley Playhouse Kicks Off 11th Season With DREAMGIRLS:
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Berkeley Playhouse opens their eleventh season of professional theater for family audiences with the legendary Broadway musical, Dreamgirls. One of the most celebrated American musicals of the 20th century, Dreamgirls was inspired by the stories and rise of R&B's most popular superstars, including The Supremes, James Brown, and the roster of artists that helped change the landscape of popular music in the 60s and 70s. Effie, Lorrell, and Deena have grown up together-they are young, determined, and talented-and they've got a dream to be the next big girl group on the radio, no matter what the cost. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse To Kick Off 11th Season With DREAMGIRLS Berkeley Playhouse To Kick Off 11th Season With DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Berkeley Playhouse opens their eleventh season of professional theater for family audiences with the legendary Broadway musical, Dreamgirls. One of the most celebrated American musicals of the 20th century, Dreamgirls was inspired by the stories and rise of R&B's most popular superstars, including The Supremes, James Brown, and the roster of artists that helped change the landscape of popular music in the 60s and 70s. Effie, Lorrell, and Deena have grown up together-they are young, determined, and talented-and they've got a dream to be the next big girl group on the radio, no matter what the cost. (more...)

MISPRONOUNCE Looks At Ingrained Prejudice at The Marsh San Francisco MISPRONOUNCE Looks At Ingrained Prejudice at The Marsh San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

The Marsh San Francisco presents Irma Herrera's solo show Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?, a new work that weaves history and comedic insights into stories about names, shedding light and throwing shade on societal prejudices and assumptions. When giving her name its correct Spanish pronunciation, she often gets the "where are you from?" question. The assumption: that she is a foreigner. Irma's family has been in South Texas for generations, and the award-winning social justice activist, lawyer, and journalist thinks of herself as American as apple pie. Irma's notes from American history and laugh out-loud humor invite audience members to consider what it will take for everyone to get along. Post-show talkbacks, featuring experts in everything from civil liberties to laws related to baby naming, will be offered throughout the run. (more...)

Photo Flash: Berkeley Playhouse Presents GREASE Photo Flash: Berkeley Playhouse Presents GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

 Founded in 2007 by professional theatre actor, director, and teacher for over 25 years, Elizabeth McKoy, Berkeley Playhouse's mission is to create programs that engage, ignite, and celebrate diverse Bay Area audiences through a thriving conservatory, a professional main stage season, educational outreach, and a commitment to the development of new family musicals. In support of our mission, we maintain and enhance the historic Julia Morgan Theater. A commitment to community, diversity, inclusion, and empowerment is at the heart of our work. (more...)

Hershey Felder's BEETHOVEN Brings Composer to Life Hershey Felder's BEETHOVEN Brings Composer to Life
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Hershey Felder returns to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Artswith Beethoven, directed by Joel Zwick, from July 27 to August 12, 2018. This new production is based on the original Aus dem Schwarzspanierhausby Dr. Gerhard von Breuning with text by Felder and features some of Beethoven's greatest compositions from his keyboard works such as the "Emperor Concerto" to the 5thand 9thSymphonies, his keyboard sonatas, and chamber music. The Samantha F. Voxakis, Karen Racanelli and Erik Carstensen production is an extraordinary one-man musical play that brings the composer to life as it dramatizes the true story of a Viennese doctor who spent his boyhood by the Maestro's side as the son of Beethoven's best friend. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse to Celebrate Summer Nights with GREASE Berkeley Playhouse to Celebrate Summer Nights with GREASE
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Berkeley Playhouse closes their tenth anniversary season of professional theater for family audiences with a "wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-wop-bam-boom!" and an all new production of the perfect summer nights musical, Grease. It's 1959, and the kids from Rydell High are back from summer vacation for their senior year-and what a memorable one it will be! (more...)

PALACE WRECKERS, INC. Comes to Berkeley City Club This Spring PALACE WRECKERS, INC. Comes to Berkeley City Club This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2018

Central Works 2018 season of new plays leaps into the spring with the world premiere of Palace Wreckers, Inc, written and directed by Gary Graves, opening with a press night today, May 12, and running through June 10  (previews May 10 & 11) in architect Julia Morgan's historic Berkeley City Club. This Central Works Method play is a 'revenge comedy' - based on a Greek tragedy, turned into a contemporary comedy. (more...)

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