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Review: Film Adaptation of 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' Preserves the Play's Wit, Warmth

Review: Film Adaptation of 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' Preserves the Play's Wit, Warmth

By Kevin Taft | Sep 15, 2021

"Jamie" shines in the long-awaited feature film adaptation of the hit West End musical.

Cheers Greet the Reopening of Three Mega-Hit Broadway Shows

Cheers Greet the Reopening of Three Mega-Hit Broadway Shows

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 15, 2021

Theater royalty — in the form of Kristin Chenoweth, Julie Taymor and Lin-Manuel Miranda — welcomed back boisterous audiences to "Wicked," "The Lion King" and "Hamilton" for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Marga Gomez Revs Up Her 'Spanking Machine'

Marga Gomez Revs Up Her 'Spanking Machine'

By Jim Gladstone | Sep 14, 2021

After critical acclaim for the online version of her latest solo show, veteran comic and storyteller Marga Gomez returns to The Marsh to share tales of Catholic school days, kinky sex, and childhood bullying.

Re-Opening of 3 Powerhouse Broadway Shows Signals New Dawn

Re-Opening of 3 Powerhouse Broadway Shows Signals New Dawn

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 14, 2021

One of the recurring debates among theater lovers has been what would signify Broadway's return after the global pandemic shuttered live theater in March 2020.

Tony Awards Land Hosts Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald

Tony Awards Land Hosts Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 13, 2021

The delayed Tony Awards landed two master of ceremonies: Tony- and Grammy-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. will host a splashy TV special, and the awards will be hosted by Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Audra McDonald.

Jacqueline Novak Explores the Punditry of the Penis in 'Get On Your Knees'

Jacqueline Novak Explores the Punditry of the Penis in 'Get On Your Knees'

By Robert Nesti | Sep 13, 2021

In a breathless 90 minutes, Jacqueline Novak tells her audience most everything they may ever want to know about a blow job. Her show evolves with so many ideas and at such a speed she could have called it "The Punditry of the Penis."

Baloney's Back: Saucy Male Burlesque Show Returns to Oasis

Baloney's Back: Saucy Male Burlesque Show Returns to Oasis

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 12, 2021

With a blend of the comic, erotic and intellectual, Baloney SF, the "all-male" burlesque review, finally returns to Oasis' stage for its seventh season.

Transgender March on Broadway Protests Cameron Mackintosh's Comments About Casting Trans Actors

Transgender March on Broadway Protests Cameron Mackintosh's Comments About Casting Trans Actors

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 9, 2021

The Trans March on Broadway came through NYC's theater district on Monday to protest producer Cameron Mackintosh, who called the casting of transgender actors in classic musicals a "gimmick."

Sherry Vine: Parody Song Queen Returns to Oasis

Sherry Vine: Parody Song Queen Returns to Oasis

By Scott Stiffler | Sep 7, 2021

LA-based, globally known drag queen Sherry Vine is always on the move, and she'll bring her wacky new song parody show to SF's Oasis Sept. 9.

Review: First Ladies Take Center Stage in 'Tea For Three'

Review: First Ladies Take Center Stage in 'Tea For Three'

By Joe Siegel | Sep 6, 2021

Granite Theatre's "Tea For Three" provides a special look at the lives of some of America's most well-known First Ladies — Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford.

Curtain Call for Fall: Bay Area Theater's (Hopeful) Openings

Curtain Call for Fall: Bay Area Theater's (Hopeful) Openings

By Jim Gladstone | Sep 2, 2021

While companies continued to postpone their season openers throughout the past month, at press time the productions below are impatiently waiting in the wings, ready for their entrances.

AmRep Returns with Tap Dancing Celebration 'Chasing Magic'

AmRep Returns with Tap Dancing Celebration 'Chasing Magic'

Sep 1, 2021

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announced today the creative team and company of artists for the live premiere of "Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic."

A Dance to Autumn: Bay Area Terpsichorian Talents

A Dance to Autumn: Bay Area Terpsichorian Talents

By Philip Mayard | Aug 31, 2021

Our dance community's performers, choreographers and administrators have shown an incredible amount of creativity and resiliency over the past year and a half, and are planning an incredible range of in-person and virtual events for the 2021 fall season.

Catch 'RPDR' Queens Get Ghoulish with 'Night of the Living Drag'

Catch 'RPDR' Queens Get Ghoulish with 'Night of the Living Drag'

Aug 31, 2021

This Halloween, the fabulous ghouls of "RuPaul's Drag Race" are touring North America with Voss Events' "10th Anniversary Night of the Living Drag." 

Fall Concerts, Comedy & Nightclub Fun

Fall Concerts, Comedy & Nightclub Fun

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 31, 2021

Bay Area cabaret, rock and concert venues are once again filling their halls with the sound of music and laughter. Oasis, The Masonic, El Rio, Great American Music Hall and other favorite venues offer some terrific talents.

Review: Tarantino's Women Front & Center in Return of For the Record

Review: Tarantino's Women Front & Center in Return of For the Record

By Kevin Taft | Aug 30, 2021

With the opening of The Bourbon Room in Hollywood — a dinner theater/nightclub space that recently housed the Tim Burton pop-up bar — For the Record returns with their latest incarnation of their ever-popular Tarantino show.

Broadway Theaters Attack Virus: 'This is Absolutely Doable'

Broadway Theaters Attack Virus: 'This is Absolutely Doable'

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 27, 2021

A new group crucial to Broadway's reopening this season finds professionals grounded in science tasked with ensuring a COVID-19 free zone.

New York Theater Leaders agree on a New Deal for Broadway

New York Theater Leaders agree on a New Deal for Broadway

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 23, 2021

A wide Broadway coalition of theater owners, producers, union leaders, creators and casting directors have hammered out a series of reforms and commitments for the theater industry to ensure equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

Review: Theatre by the Sea Returns with 'Mamma Mia'

Review: Theatre by the Sea Returns with 'Mamma Mia'

By Will Demers | Aug 23, 2021

After being closed for almost two seasons, Bill Hanney's Theatre by the Sea has finally brought musicals back to the venue. One very popular one in particular: "Mamma Mia" — a feel-good show with recognizable music — is a good choice for them.

Watch: What Do the Critics Think of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cinderella?'

Watch: What Do the Critics Think of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cinderella?'

Aug 21, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cinderella" problem-plagued musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale finally opened. And - guess what? The critics loved it.

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