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The 'Ring' cycle approaches

The 'Ring' cycle approaches

By Philip Campbell

A recent press conference led by San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock previewed the soon-to-launch revival of the Company-commissioned 2011 production of director Francesca Zambello's so-called "American Ring."

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By Sari Staver | May 23, 2018

The San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) will present more than 40 different dance, cirque, musical, comedy, theatre, and performance art pieces in its upcoming festival at Fort Mason Center, May 24-June 3.

By Jim Gladstone | May 23, 2018

Prepare to snort-laugh, eye-roll, and faux-groan your merry way through the new production of "Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly" at the New Conservatory Theatre Center through June 10.


By Sura Wood | May 23, 2018

Wonderful and amazing is the way to describe "Rene Magritte: The Fifth Season," a fab new show at SFMOMA that kicks off the summer art season with panache.

By Brian Bromberger | May 23, 2018

Last year, British actress Glenda Jackson was given an Evening Standard Theatre award for her performance as King Lear.


By Roberto Friedman | May 23, 2018

Ask anyone who has ever tried improvisational theatre: a cardinal rule is always to say "yes" to whatever your improv partner has come up with during a scene.

By Erin Blackwell | May 23, 2018

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is hands-down the most excellent of the year, even though everyone in the films is dead and there's no possibility of clamoring red-carpet adulation by selfie-obsessed fans.


By Jim Gladstone | May 23, 2018

The pretty, hopeful closing scene of San Francisco Playhouse's "An Entomologist's Love Story" finds Betty (Lori Prince), a self-protectively cynical research scientist, beginning to let her romantic guard down after years of online hookups and solitude.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | May 23, 2018

We do love weddings. We aren't fans of the monarchy and think the French and Russians got that one right, but we really do think Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are beyond adorable.


By David Lamble | May 23, 2018

Summer films are soon upon us. Here's what's coming up in June.

By Tavo Amador | May 23, 2018

In "Giant" (St. Martin's Press, $27), Don Graham, professor of English at the University of Texas and scholar of the Lone Star State's "literature, films, and pop culture," argues for the greatness of the 1956 movie.


By David Lamble | May 23, 2018

With "On Chesil Beach" (opens Friday), novelist Ian McEwan turns screenwriter, training his comically jaundiced eye to the task of adapting his 2008 novel about 1962-era newlyweds.

By Jim Gladstone | May 23, 2018

The swingin' singer-songwriter performs at Feinstein's at the Nikko.


By Events Editor | May 23, 2018

May arts events continue to blossom through the spring season. Pick a few, stop and smell the flowers of theatre, music and other media.

By Brian Bromberger | May 21, 2018

Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture but going home empty-handed, Lady Bird remains one of the best films of 2017, and has just been released on DVD by A24/Lionsgate.


By Philip Campbell | May 16, 2018

Before Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas returns from hiatus in mid-June, the San Francisco Symphony will present the final three guest conductors of the 2017-18 season.

By Jim Gladstone | May 16, 2018

Carmen Cusack returns to San Francisco this Saturday night for a solo performance at "A Twist of Limelight," the nonprofit Bay Area Musicals' annual fundraising benefit.


By Roberto Friedman | May 16, 2018

Seeing the "Angels in America" revival at Berkeley Rep last month was among the most powerful theatre experiences Out There has ever had. It runs through July 22, and if you're interested in the American stage, you must see it.

By Tavo Amador | May 16, 2018

Kim Novak (b. Marilyn Novak, 1933) is best-known for her dual roles of Madeleine and Judy in Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco-set "Vertigo" (1958). On May 20, she will appear at the Castro Theatre to discuss her career.


By Erin Blackwell | May 16, 2018

A new film of Anton Chekhov;s 1896 play "The Seagull" opens Friday at the Landmark Clay.

By Sura Wood | May 16, 2018

"Weapons of Mass Seduction: The Art of Propaganda" is a new show at the de Young Museum.


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