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Norm Lewis to Ring in the Holidays at Feinstein's at the Nikko Norm Lewis to Ring in the Holidays at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in San Francisco

Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis rings in the holiday season at Feinstein's at the Nikko with Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas on Friday, December 8 (8 p.m.), Saturday, December 9 (8 p.m.) and Sunday, December 10 (5 p.m.). (more...)
Lisa Vroman to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut 9/15 Lisa Vroman to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut 9/15
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in San Francisco

Feinstein's at the Nikko is honored to welcome internationally acclaimed soprano Lisa Vroman on Friday, September 15 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, September 16 (8 p.m.). Making her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut, Lisa will perform Broadway classics by Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, as well as a selection of songs from up-and-coming musical theatre composers. In between, Lisa will share stories of her life on (and off) the stage. Tickets for Lisa Vroman range in price from $35-$70 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)
Roger Grunwald's THE OBLIGATION Comes to Potrero Stage Roger Grunwald's THE OBLIGATION Comes to Potrero Stage
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in San Francisco

In Roger Grunwald's THE OBLIGATION a Jewish-American comedian, a survivor, a half-Jewish German soldier and an SS General explore the dark history of their and our world. Through drama and humor, Grunwald explores little-known aspects of The Holocaust and the post-war survivor experience and asks: Who decides what culture, race and ethnicity mean? What is identity? Why do we demonize "the other"?  THE OBLIGATION is a dramatic reminder of the importance of heeding the lessons of The Holocaust and of the dangers facing society when we acquiesce in the face of prejudice and hatred. The World Premiere of THE OBLIGATION, written & performed by Roger Grunwald is presented by The Mitzvah Project and PlayGround running October 12-November 5, 2017(Press Night Saturday October 14) at the Potrero Stage 1695 18th Street in San Francisco. (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update for Puccini's TURANDOT San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update for Puccini's TURANDOT
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in San Francisco

San Francisco Opera announced today a casting update for its season-opening production of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, running from September 8 through 30 at the War Memorial Opera House. American soprano Toni Marie Palmertree will sing Liu, replacing Maria Agresta who has withdrawn due to illness. Originally scheduled to portray Puccini's tragic heroine on September 24 and 30, Palmertree will now perform in all six September performances. (more...)
Theatre for the Very Young Series Opens 8/25 with TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC Theatre for the Very Young Series Opens 8/25 with TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in San Francisco

???????Children from six months to three years old are invited to bring their favorite Teddy Bear (or choose one at the door) and join the fun at the Teddy Bears' Picnic, the first performance of the season in the Theatre for the Very Young Series presented by the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) in partnership with Children's Fairyland. (more...)
San Francisco Opera Commission DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER Will Tour China San Francisco Opera Commission DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER Will Tour China
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in San Francisco

Dream of the Red Chamber, commissioned by San Francisco Opera from Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng with a libretto by Sheng and playwright David Henry Hwang, will tour to the People's Republic of China in September 2017, a press conference unveiled today at the late 18th-century Prince Gong Mansion in Beijing. Co-produced by Poly Theatre Management Co., Ltd. and Armstrong International Music & Arts Enterprises, Ltd., the Dream of the Red Chamber China Tour will travel to three Chinese cities in six performances. (more...)
Contra Costa Civic Theatre Announces Casting for CABARET Contra Costa Civic Theatre Announces Casting for CABARET
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in San Francisco

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) today announced the cast and design team for its season-opening production of the Kander and Ebb classic, Cabaret, playing from September 22 through October 22. (more...)
Casting Update for HAMLET at American Conservatory Theater Casting Update for HAMLET at American Conservatory Theater
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 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. Shattered by the mysterious death of his father, the king, and shamed by the unnatural acts of his mother, Hamlet's despair has left him a devastated prince. (more...)
2017 BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS GALA Celebration Announced 2017 BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS GALA Celebration Announced
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in San Francisco

???????Transcendence Theatre Company will conclude their 2017 season of spectacular outdoor Broadway concerts in Sonoma Wine Country with a special Gala Celebration at Jack London Stare Historic Park running September 8-10. Transcendence Theatre Company was named by USA Today's 10BEST as the #2 'Outdoor Concert Venue You Shouldn't Miss' in the United States, and received four 2016 Broadway World San Francisco awards including Best Special Theater Event for the fifth consecutive year. At the conclusion of this season, Transcendence performances will have been seen by over 110,000 people and will have raised over $351,000 to benefit Jack London State Historic Park.           (more...)
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater Announces September Events Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater Announces September Events
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in San Francisco

Check out what's playing at Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater next month! (more...)
CONSTELLATIONS Comes to TheatreWorks, 8/23-7/17 CONSTELLATIONS Comes to TheatreWorks, 8/23-7/17
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in San Francisco

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 season with the regional premiere of the London and Broadway hit, Constellations. This unconventional drama explores the infinite possibilities of "boy meets girl" with intelligence, heart, and humor as it follows a charming beekeeper and a Cambridge cosmologist, nerds in love for better and for worse, and the ever-changing mystery of "what ifs." (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at the West Coast Premiere of BLACK ODYSSEY at Cal Shakes Photo Flash: First Look at the West Coast Premiere of BLACK ODYSSEY at Cal Shakes
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in San Francisco

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the West Coast premiere of black odyssey, a thrilling and music-infused new play that mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore. (more...)
Del Sol Quartet Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Whole Sol Festival Del Sol Quartet Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Whole Sol Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in San Francisco

Del Sol Quartet (Benjamin Kreith and Rick Shinozaki, violins; Charlton Lee, viola; Kathryn Bates, cello) celebrates its 25th anniversary with the Whole Sol Festival, November 16-18, 2017, at the Atrium Theater in the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building. (more...)
YBCA Debuts New Performing Arts Festival TRANSFORM YBCA Debuts New Performing Arts Festival TRANSFORM
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in San Francisco

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) invites the community to be inspired and provoked by Transform, its new signature performance festival-a two-week celebration of the power of ideas. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 11, 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 Chicago, Kill Local, 42nd Street, and More! (more...)
Lisa Viggiano Performs Double Engagement in San Francisco Lisa Viggiano Performs Double Engagement in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in San Francisco

Lisa Viggiano, Broadway World Winner for Best Female Vocalist and MAC Nominee, takes her latest show, Three's a Charm, to Society Cabaret in San Francisco, and also joins the cast of Richmond / Ermet Aid Foundation - Help is On the Way 23.  (more...)
Munch! Crunch! THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Opens Friday, 9/1 Munch! Crunch! THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Opens Friday, 9/1
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in San Francisco

???????Straight from a critically acclaimed run in New York, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show  comes to the San Francisco Bay Area,  Friday, September 1, bringing to life in vibrant color Eric Carle's beloved stories about sea horses, fireflies, and, of course, that lovable Lepidoptera himself. (more...)
Cherrie Moraga's THE MATHEMATICS OF LOVE to Premiere at Brava Cherrie Moraga's THE MATHEMATICS OF LOVE to Premiere at Brava
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in San Francisco

The Mathematics of Love, a world premiere play written and directed by Cherrie Moraga, will debut August 10 - 27, 2017 at Brava. (more...)
Tony Winner John Lloyd Young to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Summer Tony Winner John Lloyd Young to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Summer
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in San Francisco

Following three previous sold-out engagements, Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome the return of Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young for three performances only-Today, August 10 (8 p.m.), Friday, August 11 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 12 (7 p.m.). (more...)
London's CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC Tour Headed Stateside This Fall London's CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC Tour Headed Stateside This Fall
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in San Francisco

Following in the footsteps of Downton Abbey, John Oliver and James Corden, the latest British sensation to hit our shores is the Champions Of Magic tour. (more...)
John Douglas Thompson, Carl Lumbly to Launch A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season in HAMLET John Douglas Thompson, Carl Lumbly to Launch A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season in HAMLET
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in San Francisco

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) kicks off its 2017-18 season with Williams Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, Hamlet (September 20-October 15, 2017). (more...)
Smuin Unwraps Holiday Treat THE CHRISTMAS BALLET Smuin Unwraps Holiday Treat THE CHRISTMAS BALLET
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 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 is set to holiday tunes, with the surprise unwrapping of new treats every year. (more...)
San Francisco Playhouse Opens Season with BARBECUE San Francisco Playhouse Opens Season with BARBECUE
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in San Francisco

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) opens its fifteenth season with the Bay Area premiere of Barbecue by Robert O'Hara. In an unusual artistic feat, Margo Hall will direct and also act in the play. (more...)
Los Altos Stage Opens Season with THE CRUCIBLE Los Altos Stage Opens Season with THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in San Francisco

Los Altos Stage Company embraces its role as the quintessential American playhouse by bringing a central work of the American canon to life: Arthur Miller's The Crucible. (more...)
Star of PHANTOM and THE VOICE Chris Mann Brings Solo Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko Star of PHANTOM and THE VOICE Chris Mann Brings Solo Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in San Francisco

Chris Mann, star of NBC's "The Voice" and The Phantom of the Opera, will bring his powerhouse vocals to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, November 3 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, November 4 (8 p.m.). Chris will perform songs from his fourth studio album, "Urban Songbook," which features reinvented classics from the Great American Songbook and unexpected spins on some of today's biggest hits. (more...)