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Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera Mounts LA TRAVIATA Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera Mounts LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2017 in San Francisco

San Francisco Opera presents Verdi's La Traviata in ten performances at the War Memorial Opera House, September 23 through October 17. Company Music DirectorNicola Luisotti leads an international cast featuring three artists making their Company debuts in leading roles: Romanian soprano Aurelia Florian as Violetta Val ry, Brazilian tenor Atalla Ayan as Alfredo Germont and Polish baritone Artur Rucinski as Giorgio Germont. (more...)
Bay Area Musicals! Opens Third Season with 42ND STREET Bay Area Musicals! Opens Third Season with 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in San Francisco

Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area arts community, opens its third season with the Tony Award-winning musical, 42nd Street. Considered the ultimate showbiz musical, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? (more...)
PlayGround Comes to Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Potrero Stage PlayGround Comes to Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Potrero Stage
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in San Francisco

PlayGround's 24th season begins October 16, 2017 and runs through June 17, 2018 in Berkeley and San Francisco. The Season opens October 16, 2017 - March 19, 2018 in Berkeley with its acclaimed Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. In the spring, PlayGround's season continues with the PlayGround Festival of New Works from May 10-June 17, 2018 at San Francisco's Potrero Stage, the company's newly-renovated home. A highlight of this year's PlayGround Festival are premieres of two PlayGround commissioned full-length plays: SCAPEGOAT by William Bivins and BRIGHT SHINING SEA by Julianne Jigour, both originally developed at the 2016 Festival. (more...)
Margaret Cho's 'Fresh Off The Bloat' Tour to Hit US, UK, Belgium and More Margaret Cho's 'Fresh Off The Bloat' Tour to Hit US, UK, Belgium and More
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2017 in San Francisco

Five-time Grammy and Emmy nominated comedian Margaret Cho has much to celebrate as she was recently named one of Rolling Stone magazine's 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time and is set to launch what is sure to be her sickest stand-up comedy show to date this fall. (more...)
Photo Flash: Intense First Look at John Douglas Thompson in HAMLET at American Conservatory Theater Photo Flash: Intense First Look at John Douglas Thompson in HAMLET at American Conservatory Theater
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in San Francisco

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) kicks off its 2017-18 season with William Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, Hamlet (September 20-October 15, 2017). Obie Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee (Best Featured Actor in a Play, Jitney; Satchmo at the Waldorf, A.C.T.) John Douglas Thompson leads a stellar cast of beloved Bay Area actors in Shakespeare's ghostly tale of revenge, palace intrigue, and madness. Press night for Hamlet will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Thompson and the company in action below! (more...)
Mozilla & Tactical Technology Collective to Present 'The Glass Room Experience' Alongside A.C.T.'s CLICKSHARE Mozilla & Tactical Technology Collective to Present 'The Glass Room Experience' Alongside A.C.T.'s CLICKSHARE
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in San Francisco

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today that Mozilla and Tactical Technology Collective will bring The Glass Room Experience to The Strand Theater for one week only September 26 October 3, 2017. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at CABARET at Contra Costa Civic Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at CABARET at Contra Costa Civic Theatre
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in San Francisco

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents its season-opening production of the Kander and Ebb classic, Cabaret, playing from tonight, September 22, through October 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
SF Opera Lab Announces Pop-Up OPERATRONICA at MEZZANINE SF Opera Lab Announces Pop-Up OPERATRONICA at MEZZANINE
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in San Francisco

SF Opera Lab pops up at San Francisco's premiere electronic dance music club MEZZANINE, on October 12, 2017 with Operatronica, an operatic dance party combining opera and electronica and featuring performances by San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows alongside the Loves Company DJ crew (more...)
JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Fall JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Fall
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in San Francisco

Get ready, San Francisco! Jim Caruso's Cast Party is coming Feinstein's at the Nikko for two nights only - Today, September 22 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, September 23 (7 p.m.). (more...)
New Conservatory Theatre Center to Premiere of THIS BITTER EARTH This Fall New Conservatory Theatre Center to Premiere of THIS BITTER EARTH This Fall
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in San Francisco

In September, New Conservatory Theatre Center kicks off its 2017-18 subscription season with the world premiere of This Bitter Earth by Harrison David Rivers, directed by NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker. (more...)
The Western Stage to Present Dysfunctional Family Comedy 'THE BOONDAWGLE ESTATE' The Western Stage to Present Dysfunctional Family Comedy 'THE BOONDAWGLE ESTATE'
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in San Francisco

Meet the Boondawgle family: one hypochondriac, one split personality, one who lives in an imaginary world of grandeur, the controller, the troublemaker, and the one whose only desire is to settle his late uncle's estate and skip town. Will the family pull together to unlock a secret fortune? And what does the goldfish have to do with it? The Boondawgle Estate is a mixture of 1930s style comedy, absurd situations, and the true meaning of family. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More!
by BWW Special on September 22, 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 HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! (more...)
Grammy Winner Lady Rizo to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Fall Grammy Winner Lady Rizo to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Fall
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in San Francisco

Following a sold-out engagement in 2014, Grammy Award-winning artist Lady Rizo returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Thursday, November 9 (7 p.m.) for one performance only. (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 September 21, 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...)
California Kind Brings Jam Band Music to Osher Marin JCC's 3rd Annual Costume Dance Party, 10/28 California Kind Brings Jam Band Music to Osher Marin JCC's 3rd Annual Costume Dance Party, 10/28
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in San Francisco

The Kind is comprised of jam veterans Barry Sless, Rob Barraco, Pete Sears and John Molo, along with singer/ songwriter/guitarist Katie Skene. (more...)
Sandy and Richard Riccardi to Perform at Society Cabaret Sandy and Richard Riccardi to Perform at Society Cabaret
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in San Francisco

Combining comedy cabaret with progressive political parody, Sandy and Richard Riccardi have over 30 million views on social media. (more...)
PlayGround Announces 2017-18 Lineup PlayGround Announces 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in San Francisco

PlayGround's 24th season begins October 16, 2017 and runs through June 17, 2018 in Berkeley and San Francisco. (more...)
James Monroe Iglehart to Voice 'The Demon' During California's Great America's Halloween Haunt James Monroe Iglehart to Voice 'The Demon' During California's Great America's Halloween Haunt
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in San Francisco

Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar James Monroe Iglehart will voice the menacing character of The Demon for the pre-show and on-ride music during the roller coaster's Halloween Haunt overlay, DEMON: RE-IGNITED! (more...)
RAWdance Performs DOUBLE EXPOSURE at ODC, 10/26-28 RAWdance Performs DOUBLE EXPOSURE at ODC, 10/26-28
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017 in San Francisco

After their sold-out world premiere at ODC Theater last summer, RAWdance returns next month in an encore presentation of DOUBLE EXPOSURE, the company's critically acclaimed program of duets representing more than a dozen West Coast choreographers. Double Exposure runs October 26 - 28, Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 - $35, and may be purchased online at odc.dance/tickets or by phone at 415-863-9834. (more...)
San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest Announces Program San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest Announces Program
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017 in San Francisco

For one spectacular weekend, Micaya presents the SF International Hip Hop DanceFest (SFIHHDF), featuring groundbreaking hip-hop performances from 17 dance companies from around the globe. (more...)
British Singer-Songwriter Julia Fordham to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko British Singer-Songwriter Julia Fordham to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017 in San Francisco

Following two previous sold-out engagements, British singer-songwriter Julia Fordham returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only Friday, October 13 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, October 14 (8 p.m.). (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 9/20/2017 Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 9/20/2017
by BWW on September 20, 2017 in San Francisco

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2017 for San Francisco (more...)
THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES Returns to San Francisco this Holiday Season THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES Returns to San Francisco this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017 in San Francisco

As the days become shorter and the crisp air signals the time when the Xmas sweaters are taken out of mothballs, it can only mean one thing. It's time for what has become a San Francisco tradition the annual production of The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes. (more...)
New Temptations Musical 'AIN'T TOO PROUD' Extends Again at Berkeley Rep New Temptations Musical 'AIN'T TOO PROUD' Extends Again at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in San Francisco

In response to critical praise and overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world-premiere musical Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations will add two more weeks of performances to its extended run and will now close on Sunday, November 5. (more...)
Brian Stokes Mitchell to Make Venetian Room Debut This October Brian Stokes Mitchell to Make Venetian Room Debut This October
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in San Francisco

Bay Area Cabaret will present Tony Award-winner and Broadway legend Brian Stokes Mitchell. The star of Broadway's Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Man Of La Mancha, Shuffle Along and August Wilson's King Headley II, will sing songs from his extensive Broadway career in his Venetian Room debut on Sunday, October 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)