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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2020
KAREN MASON - the acclaimed Broadway star and concert artist - will present a special online video broadcast of her acclaimed show 'Mason at Mama's in March,' recorded at the legendary New York nightclub Don't Tell Mama in 2015.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 21, 2020
The Winter Park Playhouse continues its monthly musical entertainment with a new cabaret, Impossible Dream: The Best of Broadway's Leading Men, featuring professional vocalist Shawn Kilgore with Christopher Leavy on piano.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
On Sunday, October 17, Columbus native and author Wil Haygood and Hollywood director and actor Robert Townsend will be live on stage at the Lincoln Theatre to discuss Black filmmaking and the history of Blacks in the film industry.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2020
The Winter Park Playhouse continues its monthly musical entertainment with a new cabaret, Impossible Dream: The Best of Broadway's Leading Men, featuring professional vocalist Shawn Kilgore with Christopher Leavy on piano.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2020
DanceHouse has announced its Fall 2020 Season - continuing its mission of bringing the world's most thrilling and thought-provoking dance to Vancouver audiences. Performances include: Dancing at Dusk - A Moment with Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring (Oct 21-27), NDT2: Dare to Say (Nov 6-8), and Jack of all Trades' Battle / Street Dance (Nov 15).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 31, 2019
Ever wonder what orchestral music will be like one hundred years from now? American composer Andrew Norman considered just that when composing his recent work, Sustain, the title piece of Esprit Orchestra's next concert. On Sunday December 1, 2019 in Koerner Hall, Esprit's 37th concert season continues with Sustain. In addition to Norman's work, the concert includes the World Premiere of Toronto composer Adam Scime's new violin concerto, Afterglow, which will be performed by guest artist Véronique Mathieu. José Evangelista's heart-quickening work Accelerando will receive a repeat performance on the program, after being well received by listeners during Esprit's 2016-2017 concert season.
by Jim Munson - Oct 28, 2019
Filmmaker Robert Townsend has truly had a singular career ever since coming to prominence with his groundbreaking 1987 film a?oeThe Hollywood Shuffle.a?? That satirical comedy about Black actors dealing with racial stereotypes in the film and TV industry was famously self-financed by Townsend maxing out his credit cards. Perhaps even more remarkably, he has successfully maintained simultaneous careers over the ensuing decades as an actor, director, writer and producer working in both film and TV, narratives and documentaries, with the occasional mockumentary thrown in for good measure. Along the way, he has worked with a virtual galaxy of stars - Beyoncé, James Earl Jones and Morgan Freeman to name just a few a?" while surviving the inevitable ups and downs of a career in show business. Townsend is now returning to his roots as a stage performer with his solo show a?oeLiving the Shufflea?? at The Marsh Berkeley.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2020
Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) streams this Tuesday, October 20th at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino. PBL! is continuing the long-established tradition of the piano bar-that special place where we can gather, entertain, support and create, as we connect with live music.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 16, 2019
The Marsh Berkeley announces the extension of That Don Reed Show created by acclaimed comedian/playwright, Theatre Bay Area (TBA) 2018, 2017 nominee, and 2016 TBA winner Don Reed. Following a successful World Premiere run at The Marsh Berkeley, That Don Reed Show transferred to The Marsh San Francisco in September 2019. Saturday Night Live said Don was a?oetoo white,a?? while the network executive for In Living Color said he wasn't a?oeblack enough.a?? So Don created That Don Reed Showa?"his own sketch variety showa?"bringing Bay Area audiences an evening of irreverent sketches, edgy stand-up, music, and moving drama. With a little bit of improvisation and constantly evolving material, no two shows are exactly alike. Special themed and holiday performances will be offered throughout the run. That Don Reed Show will be extended October 20 a?" December 29, 2019 (specific times below) at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia St., San Francisco. For tickets ($20-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved) or more information, the public may visit or call The Marsh Box office at 415-282-3055 (open Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2020
KAREN MASON will present a special online video broadcast of her acclaimed show 'Mason at Mama's in March,' recorded at Don't Tell Mama in 2015. The show will be available to stream on a strictly limited basis for three performance times only: Thursday, October 15 at 8:00 PM; Saturday, October 17 at 8:00 PM; and Sunday, October 18 at 3:00 PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2019
The holiday season is upon us and popular vocalist Shawn Kilgore gives audiences the perfect way to ring in the fun in his newest solo cabaret - Christmas Time Is Here - as part of The Spotlight Cabaret Series at The Winter Park Playhouse, December 18 and 19, 2019. Christopher Leavy, Playhouse Music Director, will accompany on piano.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2019
Due to popular demand, The Marsh Berkeley announces that it has extended Living the Shuffle, a one-man rollercoaster-ride through the ups and downs of show business. Renowned actor/director Robert Townsend has worked with Hollywood icons like Beyoncé, Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, Morgan Freeman, James Earl Jones, and many more.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 19, 2019
From January 17 – April 21, 2020, YAMATO: The Drummers of Japan bring their “show of unbridled enthusiasm, much humour and great musical variety” (The Scotsman) to North America for a 40-city tour of JHONETSU – PASSION! This marks the Taiko troupe's 26th season, celebrating over 4,000 performances in 54 countries and reaching nearly 8 million people.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 15, 2019
Much loved songwriters Amanda McBroom and John Bucchino will appear together on stage for the very first time in New York City on Dec.16th at the legendary Birdland Jazz. The show is titled a?oeSweet Dreams and Roses,a?? with a repertoire of mainly their own compositions, including some they wrote as a team.
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 1, 2020
Extended by popular demand, the first production of North Coast Rep's Filmed Plays Online, Necessary Sacrifices written by Richard Hellesen and directed by Peter Ellenstein continues for nationwide streaming on showtix4U via the North Coast Rep website.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 7, 2021
Broadway, television and recording artist, Karen Mason will perform two shows at Bucks County Playhouse as part of its recently announced Broadway Spotlight Concert Series. 
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021
This week, Adventure Theatre MTC's Sunday free digital production will celebrate Mother's Day with a digital reading of two plays written and directed by mothers. Local actor and recent Theater Washington Helen Hayes Award winner Regina Aquino joins writer/director/creator Ayesis Clay as they share their unique stories celebrating motherhood, directed by Ali Oliver-Krueger.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2021
La Jolla Playhouse has announced its return to live, in-person theatre with several exciting upcoming projects. This summer, the Playhouse will offer two on-site events: the Without Walls (WOW) production of A Thousand Ways (Part 2): An Encounter, by 600 Highwaymen, and the 2021 DNA New Works Series.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 15, 2020
The Play Company has announced #Playfrom6FeetAway Spring 2020 programming, a series of experimental new works and stimulating conversations that can be experienced together, even as we hunker down and shelter in place.
by Herbert Paine - May 14, 2021
Arizona Theatre Company is counting down the days to Opening Night. Announces its 54th Season for 2021-2022.
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2021
Bringing to life the poetry of Robert Lax, a new genre-defying circus opera by legendary contemporary composer Philip Glass will unite a team of world-class creatives in a collaboration between Swedish contemporary circus company Cirkus Cirkör and Malmö Opera.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2020
'The edge of extinction, a future so wide, we can take your pulse, we can unmask whoever,' drills Activity's vocalist Travis Johnson as the avant-four piece continue forth in their series of character studies of warped figures.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 4, 2020
Ahead of his much anticipated LP All Things Being Equal, Peter Kember, aka Sonic Boom, debuts a new video for “Tawkin Techno”. The new track comes after singles “Just Imagine”, “The Way That You Live”, and “Things Like This (A Little Bit Deeper)”.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021
In anticipation of the 30th Anniversary Screening and Cast Reunion of The Five Heartbeats at the Tribeca Film Festival, star Michael Wright will guest on radio's It's Showtime with Rikki Lee on Friday June 4 at 3 PM Central.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 7, 2021
Hot on the heels of his latest single release 'Heartbeats', Irish singer/songwriter Yelpy has just released the official music video for the song. Shot on location in Malibu on the beautiful and scenic Lechuza beach, the video features Yelpy himself singing to an empty ocean as he struggles with feelings of isolation, loneliness and the longing for connection.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2021
The season will recreate classical ballet repertoire works like Le Corsaire, Giselle, Carmen, Paquita in the historically accurate choreography to showcase the masterful technique of the artists while challenging heteronormative roles and costuming.
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2021
The song serves as the emotional flip side to the previous song “Falaise de Malaise”, a song steeped in despair and sadness, the storm to the sunshine that is “Hole In My Heart.”
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 28, 2021
The 5th Avenue Theatre announced today the five writing teams representing BIPOC writers of all gender identities, women writers, transgender writers, gender non-conforming writers, and non-binary writers that have been selected to receive a First Draft Commission in the second cycle of its new musical development program, First Draft: Raise Your Voice.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 27, 2021
The Marsh Berkeley returns to live theater with fan favorite Don Reed and his newest solo work, Going Out.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 24, 2020
The Bodhi Mantra, in Streaming and Special Blue Vinyl LP Format, is a formative work of deeply immersive music, harmonic, somewhat melodic, and occasionally rhythmic, that shares the idea of an individual looking within one's identity to recognize the power of the soul - the true self, and to continuously reach above and beyond the limitations that we have come to believe in, recognizing the greatness of that existence.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 2, 2020
MA Jolie Fleur (“My pretty flower” in French) is Los Angeles based, New Orleans born/raised visual artist, music video director and music-maker Myke Adams.  Today, he released the track, “Good Life,” the first single from the upcoming debut album “Love Is Fire” from MJF.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 9, 2020
Due to popular demand, Living the Shuffle, Robert Townsend's one-man rollercoaster-ride through the ups and downs of show business, will return to The Marsh Berkeley in February 2020.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 31, 2020
Quibi announced today the development of HEARTBEATS a new scripted dramedy series from eOne and Hypnotic. 
by Rebecca Russo - Jan 30, 2020
Pioneer Theatre Company begins its eighth season of the Play-by-Play New Play Reading Series with a reading of The Anatomy of Love a play in development by New York-based playwright Ted Malawer. The readings will take place at the Dumke Auditorium of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. There will be a talkback directly after the 2:00 p.m. matinee.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 27, 2020
In celebration of Black History Month, The Marsh San Francisco and The Marsh Berkeley announce additional performances of four shows which speak to the 20th century African-American experience: Living the Shuffle, Not a Genuine Black Man, The Waiting Period, and East 14th. From a look at the difficulties faced by Black actors in the film industry to growing up in what was declared one of the most racist suburbs in America, overcoming depression, and living on the rough side of town, each solo show brilliantly explores aspects of life, as seen through the eyes of actor/performers Robert Townsend, Brian Copeland, and Don Reed. For tickets and additional information on Living the Shuffle (Feb. 1-29), Not a Genuine Black Man (Feb. 8), The Waiting Period (Feb. 16), and East 14th (Feb. 21 & 22), the public may visit or call The Marsh Box office at 415-282-3055 (open Monday through Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm). NOTE: Performances locations vary.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 15, 2021
EgoPo’s 2020-21 season continues with a presentation of Lawrence Theatre Company’s newest play, Three OG’s, as a live, virtual reading at 8pm on January 22nd, 2021. Written by Lawrence Theatre Company’s founder, Derrell Lawrence, Three OG’s stars John Canada Terrell, Brian Anthony Wilson and Lawrence’s Artistic Director, Damien J. Wallace.
by Krista Garver - Feb 20, 2020
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 12, 2020
Celebrating Black History Month, Black film pioneer Robert Townsend will add one additional performance for the closing run of his solo show Living the Shuffle on Sunday, March 1 and three special post-show discussions at The Marsh Berkeley.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 4, 2019
Just in time for the holiday season, The Marsh Berkeley announces a limited run of comedian Don Reed's East 14th, a bold and innovative peek into an extraordinary childhood intertwined with Christmas stories. Winner of the 2016 Theatre Bay Area (TBA) Award for a?oeOutstanding Presentation of a Solo Production,a?? this acclaimed autobiographical hit invites audiences to 1970s Oakland when Reed tried to resist the evangelical recruiting by his Jehovah's Witness stepfather.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2019
Congo Square Theatre Company, well known for its powerful portrayal of African American classics and gripping new works, commemorates its 20th Anniversary season with a rare production of the 1965 satirical fantasy, Day of Absence, at the Richard Christiansen Theatre (housed inside Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.), February 27-March 22, 2020. Its official opening night is Monday, March 2, 2020, at 7:30pm.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 11, 2019
The Mountain Play a?" Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of HELLO, DOLLY! which will treat the San Francisco Bay Area to a parade of comedy, wonderful music and life affirming joy.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 24, 2021
Open Book will open their season with This Random World: The Myth of Serendipity running Sept 10 – Oct 10, 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 6, 2021
Terron Brooks, two-time NAACP Award nominated singer-songwriter, actor and writer announces the release of his new inspirational single 'Tomorrow,' available for download May 7.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 29, 2021
New-ness is always fun, and though she has already been around a few years and people know her, Anais Reno is as shiny as a new penny... and as seasoned as one of her jazz idols. Her debut album, Lovesome Thing, is getting some well deserved attention, and this chat with her goes a little deeper into where it all comes from.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Cellist Lynn Harrell has died at age 76. His wife, violinist Helen Nightengale, announced the news on social media. She did not disclose the cause of his death. His death was 'unexpected' according to a statement provided by Columbia Artists.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 24, 2020
Bassel & The Supernaturals are proud to announce the release of their third studio production, Smoke & Mirrors (LP).
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 14, 2021
Fans around the world can see González perform later this month, however, as it was recently announced that he will participate in National Geographic's Earth Day celebration taking place on April 21.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 13, 2021
Irish singer/songwriter Yelpy is set to release his long awaited single 'Heartbeats' on Friday, March 19th, 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 12, 2021
Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) streams this Tuesday, April 13 at 7:15 pm ET, celebrating San Francisco and The Bay Area with host Scott Barbarino.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 1, 2020
Living Legend, cellist Lynn Harrell and renowned violinist Lucia Micarelli are featured in a living room recital on The Broad Stage presents The Broad Stage Music Mornings, a new, recurring program featuring live performances from intimate rooms.