SHN Presents The Bridge Project Production of RICHARD III

SHN will present The Bridge Project production of RICHARD III by William Shakespeare featuring Kevin Spacey with Sam Mendes directing. The SHN presentation in San Francisco is the only other U.S. city besides the New York BAM engagement where The Bridge Project's production of RICHARD III will play.

The Bridge Project is a unique three-year series of co-productions by BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street, devoted to producing large-scale, classical theater for international audiences. Bank of America is the proud presenting sponsor of The Bridge Project. The final season of The Bridge Project featuring Kevin Spacey, Artistic Director of The Old Vic, in the title role of Richard III, opened at The Old Vic in London on June 29, 2011. The Bridge Project is directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes with whom Kevin Spacey worked on the film American Beauty, for which they both won BAFTA and Academy Awards.

The production is embarking on an international tour including the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Spain's Centro Niemeyer, Istanbul Theatre Festival (IKSV) & Istanbul Municipal Theatres, The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Singapore Repertory Theatre and Star City Lyric Theatre, Sydney, BAM's Harvey Theater in New York and SHN's Curran Theatre in San Francisco.

Tickets for RICHARD III go on sale August 19.
Tickets range in price from $35 - $150 and are subject to change.
More information: www.shnsf.com/shows/richardiii

HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
Golden Gate Theatre (1 Taylor Street)
October 25 - November 20

The 2009 Tony Award-Winning Musical Revival includes such enduring musical numbers as "Let the Sun Shine In," "Aquarius," "Hair" and "Good Morning Starshine," HAIR depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the 60's and 70's that changed America forever. The musical follows a group of hopeful, free-spirited young people who advocate a lifestyle of pacifism and free-love in a society riddled with intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War. As they explore sexual identity, challenge racism, experiment with drugs and burn draft cards, the show resonates with an irresistible message of hope more than 40 years after it first opened on Broadway.

HAIR won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival as well as the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. HAIR was also nominated for an additional seven Tony Awards including Best Direction, Best Choreography, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design. The cast recording was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.

Tickets for HAIR go on sale September 9.
Tickets range in price from $31 - $95 and are subject to change.
More information: http://shnsf.com/shows/hair


FELA!
Curran Theatre (445 Geary Street)
November 15 - December 11

FELA! , directed by Bill T. Jones, is a provocative hybrid of dance, theatre and music exploring the extravagant world of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. The show has become an international sensation having been performed on three continents. FELA! will play November 15 - December 11 at San Francisco's Curran Theatre (445 Geary Street) which operates under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays.

Recognized as an icon in the international world of rock and roll, soul, jazz and hip-hop, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, north of Lagos in 1938. Kuti found his authentic musical voice adding elements of traditional Yoruba, high life and jazz, giving rise to "Afrobeat". Through his music he condemned military regimes in Nigeria for their mismanagement, and marginalization of the underprivileged. He produced over 70 albums during his career. Featuring many of Fela Kuti's most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones's visionary staging, FELA! reveals Kuti's controversial life as an artist and political activist and celebrates his pioneering music.

Tickets for FELA! go on sale September 23.
Tickets range in price from $31 - $100 and are subject to change.
More information: www.shnsf.com/shows/fela


BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL
Orpheum Theatre (1192 Market Street)
December 14 - January 7

BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL is coming to San Francisco and the team behind it is an extraordinarily rare union of Broadway's most acclaimed, award-winning young creators. With an original book by Tony Award® winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Tony® Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights), music by Pulitzer and Tony® Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) and music supervision by Alex Lacamoire(Wicked), this wholly original new musical is directed and choreographed by Tony® Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In The Heights).

Two squads. Two schools. One mission: claim the title at the National Cheerleading Championships. The high-stakes world of competitive cheerleading meets the cutthroat rivalries of high school politics and romance in this bold and explosive new musical comedy. How do you learn to be true to your team and to yourself? Sometimes it's got to get ugly before it gets pretty. Game on.

Tickets for BRING IT ON go on sale September 30.
Tickets range in price from $31 - $100 and are subject to change.
More information: www.shnsf.com/shows/bringiton

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