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Club Fugazi Will Reopen With Intimate and Immersive Resident Production THE 7 FINGERS Photo Club Fugazi Will Reopen With Intimate and Immersive Resident Production THE 7 FINGERS
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2021

Under this new venture, Club Fugazi‚ÄĒthe former home of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon‚ÄĒwill become the site of a brand-new theatrical experience from the world-renowned circus and arts collective, The 7 Fingers.

Legendary Bay Area Publicist Charles Zukow Takes Final Bow Photo Legendary Bay Area Publicist Charles Zukow Takes Final Bow
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 2, 2021

Today, legendary San Francisco Bay Area publicist Charles Zukow announced his retirement following nearly 35 years of service representing arts and lifestyle clients around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Simon Levy Who Began His Directing Career in San Francisco Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Simon Levy Who Began His Directing Career in San Francisco and Now Calls The Fountain Theatre His Home
by Shari Barrett - Apr 20, 2020

This Spotlight focuses on Simon Levy who began his directing career in San Francisco, then moved to Los Angeles in 1990 where he has been the Producing Director for the Fountain Theatre since 1993. His directing and producing credits are numerous, with over 100 productions in Los Angeles and San Francisco that have won more than 200 awards. His journey has been blessed with having wonderful mentors along the way, which has enabled the talented director to earn his living doing theatre and earned him great respect from the entire L.A. Theatre community.

BWW Interview: Ledisi Channels & Honors Nina Simone in LEDISI: THE LEGEND OF LITTLE G Photo BWW Interview: Ledisi Channels & Honors Nina Simone in LEDISI: THE LEGEND OF LITTLE GIRL BLUE
by Gil Kaan - Dec 10, 2019

The powerhouse singer that she is, Ledisi takes on the songs of legendary Nina Simone, honors them and makes them uniquely her own in LEDISI: THE LEGEND OF LITTLE GIRL BLUE (A MUSICAL JOURNEY INTO THE LIVES OF NINA SIMONE AND LEDISI), opening at The Wallis December 13, 2019. Transcending a wide range of musical genres, Ledisi will take you on her own path of musical discoveries, while describing the influence Ms. Nina Simone has made on her. Ledisi ever so graciously blocked open some time to answer a few of my tuneful queries.

Photo Flash: THE PAJAMA GAME Opens At Theatre At The Center Photo Photo Flash: THE PAJAMA GAME Opens At Theatre At The Center
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2019

Theatre at the Center's production of The Pajama Game had its opening night performance on Sunday, September 15 at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster.  Artistic Director Linda Fortunato cast Curtis Bannister as Sid, Elizabeth Telford as Babe, Cynthia Carter as Mabel, Kelly Felthous as Gladys, Jason Grimm as Hines, Dan Klarer as Prez, Rick Rapp as Pop and Steve Silver as Mr. Hasler in the musical comedy romance The Pajama Game.

Director and Full Cast and Announced for THE SUFFRAGE PLAYS Photo Director and Full Cast and Announced for THE SUFFRAGE PLAYS
by Julie Musbach - Sep 12, 2019

Full casting has been announced for the opening production of Artemisia's season a?" THE SUFFRAGE PLAYS - an evening of three one-act comedies from the Suffrage Theatre, a vital element of the British Women's Suffrage Movement.

Lottery Announced for Final Two Performances of STEVE SILVER'S BEACH BLANKET BABYLON Photo Lottery Announced for Final Two Performances of STEVE SILVER'S BEACH BLANKET BABYLON
by Julie Musbach - Sep 11, 2019

Producer Jo Schuman Silverannounced today that tickets to the final two performances of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 (New Year's Eve) at 7 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. will be available exclusively through a lottery on Lucky Seat, the only authorized ticket vendor for these performances, beginning on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10 a.m.

Shirley Beth Newbery's New Play AFTER THE WAKE Premieres At The ATA Photo Shirley Beth Newbery's New Play AFTER THE WAKE Premieres At The ATA
by Julie Musbach - Jul 17, 2019

The wit of playwright Shirley Beth Newbery coupled with the steady hand of director Laurie Rae Waugh will make even the saddest occasion a joy in AFTER THE WAKE, running Wednesday - Sundays, August 7 - 18 at the Serene Sargent Theatre - part of the American Theatre of Actors complex of arthouses. Wednesday - Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and matinees on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

The Steve Silver Foundation And 'Beach Blanket Babylon' Announce The 2019 'Scholarshi Photo The Steve Silver Foundation And 'Beach Blanket Babylon' Announce The 2019 'Scholarship For The Arts' Finalists
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2019

Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon, announced today the nine Bay Area high school seniors selected as finalists for The Steve Silver Foundation and Beach Blanket Babylon "Scholarship for the Arts." Each of the finalists will perform live in front of family, friends, and a panel of celebrity judges on Monday, June 3. One winner in each category-singing, dancing, and acting-will be presented with a $15,000 check towards their college education. The nine high school senior finalists who will perform are:

San Francisco's BEACH BLANKET BABYLON Ends 45 Year Run This December Photo San Francisco's BEACH BLANKET BABYLON Ends 45 Year Run This December
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 17, 2019

It was announced today Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon-a beloved San Francisco institution and the longest running musical revue in the world-will give its final performances on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 (New Year's Eve). Upon its closing, the show will have played a record-breaking 17,216 performances. 

Steve Silver Foundation and BEACH BLANKET BABYLON Announce Scholarship for the Arts Photo Steve Silver Foundation and BEACH BLANKET BABYLON Announce Scholarship for the Arts
by Julie Musbach - Mar 4, 2019

Producer Jo Schuman Silver is proud to announce the 17th annual Steve Silver Foundation and Beach Blanket Babylon "Scholarship for the Arts." Created in 2002 as part of its commitment to the arts, the "Scholarship for the Arts" program has grown into an annual event eagerly anticipated by San Francisco Bay Area high school seniors. 

Tickets For BEACH BLANKET BABYLON Special New Year's Eve Performances On Sale Now Photo Tickets For BEACH BLANKET BABYLON Special New Year's Eve Performances On Sale Now
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 5, 2018

Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon, San Francisco's hilarious pop culture musical revue, rings in the new year with two special performances on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 7 and 10:15 p.m. Tickets ($65-$210) are available online at beachblanketbabylon.com, by phone at 415-421-4222, or in person at the Beach Blanket Babylon Box Office (678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. [formerly Green Street] San Francisco). Arrangements for groups of 15 or more can be made by contacting group sales at 415-421-6788.

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces TRU Producer Boot Camp: Essentials Of Successfu Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Announces TRU Producer Boot Camp: Essentials Of Successful Self-Producing
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Producer Boot Camp Essentials of Successful Self-Producing Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:30am-3:30pm at Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street, NYC. For more details, visit https://truonline.org/events/self-producing-2018/.

Laurie Rae Waugh Presents Another Irving Greenfield Play Photo Laurie Rae Waugh Presents Another Irving Greenfield Play
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Director Laurie Rae Waugh and prolific author, Irving A. Greenfield, have teamed once again to present another one of the author/playwright's controversial works, Banned in Bisbee.

Laurie Rae Waugh Presents Another Irving Greenfield Play Photo Laurie Rae Waugh Presents Another Irving Greenfield Play
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Director Laurie Rae Waugh and prolific author, Irving A. Greenfield, have teamed once again to present another one of the author/playwright's controversial works, Banned in Bisbee.

Tickets For BEACH BLANKET BABYLON Holiday Extravaganza On-Sale Now! Photo Tickets For BEACH BLANKET BABYLON Holiday Extravaganza On-Sale Now!
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 27, 2018

Ring in the holiday season with Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon Holiday Extravaganza (Wednesday, November 14-Monday, December 31, 2018). Featuring iconic holiday characters-including Christmas King Louis, Mr. Peanut Santa, and a chorus line of tap dancing Christmas trees- Beach Blanket Babylon's Holiday Extravaganza features parodies of traditional Christmas carols, hilarious spoofs of pop culture and political characters, and the legendary gigantic Yuletide Hat. Tickets ($30-$155) are available now online at beachblanketbabylon.com, by phone at 415.421.4222, or at the Beach Blanket Babylon Box Office [678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. (formerly Green St.), San Francisco]. Arrangements for groups (15 or more) and private performances may be made by contacting group sales at 415.421.6788. Gift certificates are also available.

Plays, Directors And Cast Of Staged Readings Announced For ARTEMISIA FALL FESTIVAL Photo Plays, Directors And Cast Of Staged Readings Announced For ARTEMISIA FALL FESTIVAL
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 7, 2018

Six directors and 30 actors from the Chicago theatre community will collaborate to create staged readings of six new feminist plays in the Artemisia Fall Festival 2018, to be performed September 24-26 and October 1-3 at The Edge Theater at 5451 N. Broadway. Artemisia Founding Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot and Literary Manager Sharai Bohannon have curated the festival from submissions solicited from writers, agents and literary managers across the US with whom the company has had working professional relationships. One play from the six to be performed will be chosen for further development by Artemisia Artistic Director Proudfoot, who will work closely with the playwright over the next two years to develop their feminist story for a full production in Chicago.

Laurie Rae Waugh Presents Another Irving Greenfield Play Photo Laurie Rae Waugh Presents Another Irving Greenfield Play
by Julie Musbach - Aug 6, 2018

Director Laurie Rae Waugh and prolific author, Irving A. Greenfield, have teamed once again to present another one of the author/playwright's controversial works, Banned in Bisbee.

The Steve Silver Foundation And ‚ÄúBeach Blanket Babylon‚ÄĚ Announce Winners Of 2018  Photo The Steve Silver Foundation And ‚ÄúBeach Blanket Babylon‚ÄĚ Announce Winners Of 2018 Scholarship
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 5, 2018

Last night, Jo Schuman Silver-producer of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon-announced the three Bay Area high school winners of The Steve Silver Foundation & Beach Blanket Babylon 2018 "Scholarship for the Arts." 

White Rabbit Productions And Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment Join Forces For Multip Photo White Rabbit Productions And Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment Join Forces For Multiple Picture Deal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

ANDREW ROTHKIN, the producing artistic director of White Rabbit Productions has entered into a partnership with producer/publicist JAY MICHAELS.

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