Arts & Culture :: Theater

Megan Hilty, Seth Rudetsky concert: Get a front-sofa seat for the 'Smash' and 'Wicked' star's online show

Megan Hilty, Seth Rudetsky concert: Get a front-sofa seat for the 'Smash' and 'Wicked' star's online show

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 24, 2020

Broadway fans rejoice; Megan Hilty's concert with erudite pianist and musical genius Seth Rudetsky will stream Sunday July 26 at 5pm PST, with a repeat on Monday, July 27 at 1:30pm PST.

And one for Mahler: 'Otello' and Mahler's eighth symphony, for your listening pleasure

And one for Mahler: 'Otello' and Mahler's eighth symphony, for your listening pleasure

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jul 21, 2020

Jonas Kaufmann's performance as the lead in Verdi's 'Otello,' and a new recording of Mahler's eighth symphony, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin, are reviewed.

U.S. Conference of Mayors adopts resolution calling for longterm aide to arts organizations

U.S. Conference of Mayors adopts resolution calling for longterm aide to arts organizations

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 1, 2020

The United States Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution urging Congress to provide long-term arts and culture relief funding in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Noah's Arc' returns, comic corrections: The Lavender Tube's animated discussion on representation

'Noah's Arc' returns, comic corrections: The Lavender Tube's animated discussion on representation

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 30, 2020

Black Lives Mattered in recent broadcasts, and casting decisions in animated series; plus, the popular 'Noah's Arc' will enjoy a new episode and online cast reunion.

Larry Kramer's legacy: Author, playwright, ACT-UP cofounder

Larry Kramer's legacy: Author, playwright, ACT-UP cofounder

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 23, 2020

Not only did Larry Kramer's writings and protests save millions of lives by shifting national health policy on AIDS, enabling effective treatment to reach PWAs, but his literary works mark a pivotal time in American gay lives.

'The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me' anniversary performance benefits Broadway Cares

'The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me' anniversary performance benefits Broadway Cares

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 23, 2020

David Drake's acclaimed solo play about gay rights and coming of age in the time of AIDS gets a streaming benefit rebroadcast of the multi-actor production on June 28.

Pride Plays include reading of  'Boys in the Band' sequel & music variety show

Pride Plays include reading of 'Boys in the Band' sequel & music variety show

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 22, 2020

Pride Plays continues its streamed readings of plays by and about the LGBTQ community to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Upcoming shows include a trans comedy, Mart Crowley's 'Boys in the Band' sequel and a star-filled music concert.

African-American Shakespeare Company's new Talk-Back interview series with Colman Domingo

African-American Shakespeare Company's new Talk-Back interview series with Colman Domingo

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 17, 2020

African-American Shakespeare Company's new Talk-Back interview series premieres online June 20 with actor, writer, and director Colman Domingo.

San Francisco Opera cancels 2020 season

San Francisco Opera cancels 2020 season

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 16, 2020

San Francisco Opera announced the difficult decision to cancel its Fall 2020 Season due to the ongoing pandemic. Nearly 40 music productions and programs have been put on hold or cancelled, while online programming continues.

PBS 'American Masters' showcases compelling Pride Month documentaries

PBS 'American Masters' showcases compelling Pride Month documentaries

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 13, 2020

In celebration of Pride Month, PBS will stream and broadcast five compelling documentaries about author Lorraine Hansberry, playwright Terrence McNally, chef James Beard, Dr. Margaret Chung, and musician Gladys Bentley.

Fresh Meat Festival 2020 showcases transgender & queer music, dance, performance

Fresh Meat Festival 2020 showcases transgender & queer music, dance, performance

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 8, 2020

In previous years, the annual Fresh Meat Festival's been sold out, so this year the 19th annual diverse shows of transgender and queer performance, music and dance offers a bonus; everyone gets a front row seat! Online, that is.

Sampson McCormick on finding humor in tumultuous times

Sampson McCormick on finding humor in tumultuous times

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 6, 2020

In the new video of his recent full stand-up set, gay Black comic Sampson McCormick balances insight and wit with his usual dexterity, finding a balance of political and social justice insight with punch lines.

Magical History Tour: Out of Site's virtual history of South of Market

Magical History Tour: Out of Site's virtual history of South of Market

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 2, 2020

Seth Eisen's 'Out of Site: SOMA,' originally an outdoor performance work celebrating the South of Market neighborhood's LGBT history, has been moved online. The performances will celebrate a wide array of queer people who populated SoMa over the years.

Online extra: Hysteria Comedy's what we need right now

Online extra: Hysteria Comedy's what we need right now

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 31, 2020

Whether you're cramped by the curfew, concerned about COVID, pressed after protesting, or just overwhelmed, queer comedy is one small remedy to help lighten your life. Wonder Dave hosts on June 1.