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Stephen Sondheim: March 22, 1930-November 26, 2021

Stephen Sondheim: March 22, 1930-November 26, 2021

By Brian Bromberger

It is no exaggeration to say that Stephen Sondheim reinvented the Broadway musical and became the quintessential musical dramatist of our age, and the most influential composer-lyricist of the second half of the 20th century.

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By Gregg Shapiro | November 30, 2021

Robin de Jesús discusses his new more mature role in the film 'tick, tick... Boom,' plus his earlier work onstage and film in 'Rent,' 'The Boys in the Band' and 'In the Heights.'

By Tim Miller | November 30, 2021

In advance of the local premiere of his new play 'Gently Down the Stream,' prolific playwright Martin Sherman discusses 'the full heat of queer and Jewish identity' in his writing with performer and author Tim Miller.


By Jim Gladstone | November 30, 2021

Miranda Rose Hall's 'Plot Points in Our Sexual Development,' now in its regional debut in a polished production at the New Conservatory Theatre Company, is a superficially familiar hour-long relationship drama with a surprising grenade toss of an ending.

By Jim Provenzano | November 25, 2021

You can't fault us for our enthusiastic coverage of Richard Greenberg's thought-provoking drama 'Take Me Out,' about a gay baseball player's decision to come out. Also, the play includes extensive male nudity in shower scenes.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | November 23, 2021

Oren Jacoby's documentary 'On Broadway' covers a lot of ground. The film, which celebrates Broadway's unique ability to bounce back bigger than ever after facing adversity, is now available on DVD and streaming online.

By Philip Mayard | November 23, 2021

Having originated and performed the role of Drosselmeyer in Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets for 13 years, this year, Fisher will step down as a performer to serve as the production's Artistic Associate and Rehearsal Director.


By Jim Gladstone | November 23, 2021

Berkeley Rep's giddy show, Charles Mee's comic 'Wintertime,' takes on a home-for-the-holidays extended family gathering. Aurora Theatre offers the world premiere of Kait Kerrigan's Father/Daughter, about parents and children's connections.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | November 22, 2021

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and now that the Bay Area has reopened, there's plenty to do in December. Here are several ways you can celebrate and have a joyous holiday.


By Gregg Shapiro | November 16, 2021

Shining brightly through the seemingly impenetrable recent dark storm clouds, Randy Rainbow burst forth with colorful parody songs and videos that provided endless sources of laughs. He'll perform in SF Nov. 20.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | November 16, 2021

Hairspray, the Tony Award-winning musical, will perform November 23-28 at San Jose's Center For the Performing Arts. RuPaul's Drag Race star Nina West heads the cast as Edna Turnblad.


By Jim Provenzano | November 11, 2021

In October 2002, New Conservatory Theatre Center premiered Mart Crowley's 'The Men From the Boys,' the sequel to his historic 1968 plays, 'The Boys in the Band.'

By Jim Provenzano | November 2, 2021

Here's an update on several LGBT arts events taking place in-person and online, including a short film about a political drag queen, a hair salon's fun events, and a new performer showcase produced by the SF LGBT Center.


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