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BWW Interview: Caissie Levy at Feinstein's at the Nikko BWW Interview: Caissie Levy at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by Robert Sokol on November 18, 2017 in San Francisco

Caissie Levy shares some thoughts on fitting in some cabaret gigs between Frozen runs and how motherhood has changed her approach to her career. (more...)
Photo Flash: Smuin Lights Up Bay Area With Annual Holiday Treat THE CHRISTMAS BALLET Photo Flash: Smuin Lights Up Bay Area With Annual Holiday Treat THE CHRISTMAS BALLET
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in San Francisco

Smuin makes the holidays sizzle with its annual yuletide celebration of dance, The Christmas Ballet. With a stunning and original array of ballet, tap, and jazz, this joyous showcase of styles offers both sugar and spice, with the surprise unwrapping of new treats every year. The 2017 edition of The Christmas Ballet features three saucy world premieres one by acclaimed Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert, another created by Smuin dancer Rex Wheeler, and a debut number choreographed by dancer Erica Felsch. An exuberant holiday treat that was declared the finest toast to the season by the San Francisco Chronicle last year, The Christmas Ballet will tour the Bay Area, beginning with shows in Walnut Creek (November 17-18), continuing in Carmel (December 1-2) and Mountain View (December 6-10), and wrapping up with its annual holiday run at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (December 14-24). Tickets ($25-$89) are available by calling the individual venues (see below for details) or visiting www.smuinballet.org. (more...)
Four World Premieres Set for Central Works 2018 Season Four World Premieres Set for Central Works 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in San Francisco

Central Works 2018 Season features four plays, all new, all world premieres beginning February 17, and running through November 2018. (more...)
San Francisco Opera presents Puccini's TURANDOT San Francisco Opera presents Puccini's TURANDOT
by BWW News Desk on November 18, 2017 in San Francisco

San Francisco Opera will present Giacomo Puccini's Turandot at the War Memorial Opera House in six performances from November 18 through December 9. After opening the Company's 2017 Fall Season in September, the work returns in the colorful production by British-born artist David Hockney and with a cast headed by internationally renowned Swedish soprano Nina Stemme. Tenor Brian Jagde reprises the role of Calaf, soprano Leah Crocetto sings Li and bass Soloman Howard makes his Company and role debuts as Timur. In his first San Francisco Opera appearance, American conductor Christopher Franklin leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Chorus and dancers. (more...)
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts to Welcome SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE This Fall Luther Burbank Center for the Arts to Welcome SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE This Fall
by BWW News Desk on November 18, 2017 in San Francisco

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts welcomes "SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE," the 14-time Emmy Award-winning show that sparked America's fascination with dance, for one night only on Sunday, November 18, 2017 at 8 p.m. (more...)
Over 80 Plays Slated for Playwrights Foundation's FLASHPLAYS! Winter Festival Over 80 Plays Slated for Playwrights Foundation's FLASHPLAYS! Winter Festival
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in San Francisco

Playwrights Foundation announces FlashPlays!, its 8th annual winter festival on December 16 and 17, featuring an evening of newly penned micro plays that together evoke a complex mosaic of San Francisco with its shimmering beauty, fascinating legacy, and the current challenges written by a cadre of the Bay Area's finest playwrights. FlashPlays! features 40+ Playwrights, 80+ Plays, and 90+ Minutes of Fast and Furious Fun! (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Novato's HEATHERS Leads as Best Musical! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Novato's HEATHERS Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in San Francisco

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
San Francisco Opera presents Puccini's TURANDOT San Francisco Opera presents Puccini's TURANDOT
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in San Francisco

San Francisco Opera will present Giacomo Puccini's Turandot at the War Memorial Opera House in six performances from November 18 through December 9. After opening the Company's 2017 Fall Season in September, the work returns in the colorful production by British-born artist David Hockney and with a cast headed by internationally renowned Swedish soprano Nina Stemme. Tenor Brian Jagde reprises the role of Calaf, soprano Leah Crocetto sings Li and bass Soloman Howard makes his Company and role debuts as Timur. In his first San Francisco Opera appearance, American conductor Christopher Franklin leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Chorus and dancers. (more...)
Aurora Theatre Company Extends THE ROYALE Through 12/10 Aurora Theatre Company Extends THE ROYALE Through 12/10
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in San Francisco

Critics and audiences agree: THE ROYALE delivers a knockout punch. Aurora Theatre Company announces it will add an additional 7 performances to the Bay Area premiere of the riveting ringside drama about boxing and race by award-winning TV writer and producer Marco Ramirez (Orange Is The New Black, Sons of Anarchy). (more...)
Garrick Ohlsson to Join Faculty of San Francisco Conservatory of Music Garrick Ohlsson to Join Faculty of San Francisco Conservatory of Music
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in San Francisco

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of Grammy Award-winning pianist Garrick Ohlsson to its faculty. Awarded an honorary doctorate from the Conservatory in 2016, Ohlsson joins current SFCM piano department faculty members Yoshikazu Nagai (Chair), Jon Nakamatsu, Paul Hersh, Sharon Mann, and Corey McVicar. Ohlsson will begin teaching a studio comprised of graduate students at SFCM in Fall 2018. He will also engage in piano department activities including forums, master classes, and recitals as well as interdepartmental collaborations. Ohlsson will be a featured performer at SFCM's Centennial Gala on March 19, 2018. (more...)
The San Francisco Early Music Society to Present CIARAMELLA The San Francisco Early Music Society to Present CIARAMELLA
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in San Francisco

The San Francisco Early Music Society's 2017-18 concert season continues the weekend of November 17 with three concerts by Los Angeles-based Ciaramella, specializing in medieval and early Renaissance music. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on November 17, 2017 in San Francisco

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
Comedian Jo Koy Announces 2018 Break The Mold Tour Comedian Jo Koy Announces 2018 Break The Mold Tour
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in San Francisco

Coming off the huge success of his Netflix special Live From Seattle, Comedian Jo Koy will be launching a new tour starting 2018, which will include brand new material. (more...)
A.C.T. to Ring in 2018 with Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY A.C.T. to Ring in 2018 with Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in San Francisco

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) rings in 2018 with the first staging of Harold Pinter's mysterious classic drama, The Birthday Party (January 10 February 4, 2018). (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Photo Flash: First Look at AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in San Francisco

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley celebrates the holiday season with a riotous escapade, Around the World in 80 Days. Taking place in an 1870s alive with danger, romance, and comic surprises, fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful valet circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. In the hilariously theatrical style of The 39 Steps, five actors portray dozens of characters in a thrilling race against time and treachery, recreating one of the greatest adventures of all time. Full of stampeding elephants, raging typhoons, and runaway trains, Around the World in 80 Days, adapted by the award-winning playwright Mark Brown, offers an imaginative and ingenious expedition for the whole family.Directed by TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, Around the World in 80 Days will be presented November 29 December 31, 2017 (press opening: December 2) at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)
Ring in the Holidays with Steve Silver's BEACH BLANKET BABYLON HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA Ring in the Holidays with Steve Silver's BEACH BLANKET BABYLON HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in San Francisco

Ring in the holiday season with Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon Holiday Extravaganza (November 15-December 31, 2017). (more...)
Voting Now Open For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! Voting Now Open For the 2017 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards!
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in San Francisco

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
Music at Kohl Mansion Announces Bay Area-Wide 'Violins of Hope' Initiative Music at Kohl Mansion Announces Bay Area-Wide 'Violins of Hope' Initiative
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in San Francisco

Music at Kohl Mansion - at 35 years, one of the San Francisco Peninsula's longest running and most distinguished music series - will produce a Bay Area-wide community initiative in January and February 2020 that will feature the Violins of Hope, a collection of string instruments rescued from the Holocaust and restored by Israeli violinmakers Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein. (more...)
BATS Improv Announces Holiday Theme Shows For Month Of December BATS Improv Announces Holiday Theme Shows For Month Of December
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in San Francisco

BATS Improv Presents Holiday Snapshot Friday nights in December. A picture is worth a thousand words. BATS talented cast of improvisers takes their inspiration from photographs provided by the audience. Each scene will start with a new photograph, and the scenes are most likely unrelated. The evocative, non-literal nature of photographs allows the actors to discover their way into characters and situations through the feeling that the images inspire, creating a night of improvised theatre that is as hilarious as it is heartwarming. (more...)
SHN Announces HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS In Concert SHN Announces HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS In Concert
by BWW News Desk on November 13, 2017 in San Francisco

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Davies Symphony Hall with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert, the second film in the Harry Potter series. On Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12, 2018, a live symphony orchestra will perform John Williams' unforgettable score from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, while the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen. SHN is proud to be the official ticketing partner in San Francisco. (more...)
BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Coming to San Jose This Fall BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Coming to San Jose This Fall
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in San Francisco

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its San Jose premiere at the Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) November 14 19, 2017. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 12 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 12
by Audition Roundup on November 12, 2017 in San Francisco

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 12, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
ALADDIN a Magical Musical Delight Now Thru Jan 7 ALADDIN a Magical Musical Delight Now Thru Jan 7
by Linda Hodges on November 12, 2017 in San Francisco

If you're looking for a holiday confectionary delight then get prepared to be dazzled by ALADDIN, playing now thru Jan. 7, 2018 at SF's Orpheum Theatre. (more...)
Enjoy Holiday Fun For The Very Young At OLD MACDONALD: BEYOND THE FARM, Opening Today Enjoy Holiday Fun For The Very Young At OLD MACDONALD: BEYOND THE FARM, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk on November 11, 2017 in San Francisco

Duck is getting ready for his birthday party, but, alas, his penpals live too far away to celebrate with him. To cheer him up, Old MacDonald journeys beyond the farm to a breezy island, a bustling city, and a beautiful jungle to meet Duck's penpals and collect birthday surprises for her web-footed friend. (more...)
40/40 VISION Benefit to Celebrate Playwrights Foundation's 40th Anniversary 40/40 VISION Benefit to Celebrate Playwrights Foundation's 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk on November 11, 2017 in San Francisco

40/40 Vision is a benefit celebration in honor of Playwrights Foundation's 40th Anniversary today, November 11 (4:30pm - 7:00pm) at ODC Theater in San Francisco. (more...)