Arts & Culture :: Theater

Rory O'Malley on shamrocks & pansies

Rory O'Malley on shamrocks & pansies

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 12, 2019

Rory O'Malley takes the stage at Feinstein's at the Nikko for a two-night run of "Pub Crawl," his deeply personal one-man show, on February 22 & 23.

Eau de Ovid

Eau de Ovid

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 5, 2019

Now playing at the Peet's Theater in a 20th anniversary revival of its original Berkeley Rep production, director and playwright Mary Zimmerman's celebrated interpretation of mythological tales "Metamorphoses" is set around a shimmering pool of water.

Surfside existential

Surfside existential

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 5, 2019

"Seascape," Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1975 play, is a crypto-comic riff on the E-train ride from Amoeba to Suburbia.

The King & I

The King & I

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 5, 2019

In the San Francisco Playhouse's loopy "King of the Yees," Jue portrays Larry Yee, the father of playwright Lauren Yee, who herself is played onstage by Krystle Piamonte.

Comedy & kink

Comedy & kink

  • by Sari Staver
  • Jan 29, 2019

Queer artists are featured prominently in a new weekly comedy show that begins Fri., Feb. 1, in the basement of the infamous Armory Club (1799 Mission St.), the upscale cocktail lounge that was the lovechild of Kink.com.

Knives on the table

Knives on the table

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 29, 2019

The room is a barely dressed wound. Kate Boyd's set for the New Conservatory Theater Centre's sharp-toothed production of "Late Company" instantly establishes director Evren Odcikin's tone for the evening.

That's what she said

That's what she said

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 29, 2019

Oh, the things people say! "I am lost in a hall of mirrors. It's a maze in here, and no one ever gets out."

Singular sensations

Singular sensations

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 22, 2019

The versatility of solo theater as a form, and the diversity of the Bay Area artists who explore it, are being showcased between tonight and Feb. 10 in the second annual Solo Performance Festival produced by PlayGround.

New production of a classic musical

New production of a classic musical

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 22, 2019

Fox will air a new, live production of the classic musical "Rent" on Sun., Jan. 27.

Dinner party politics

Dinner party politics

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 22, 2019

Jordan Tannahill was 23 when he wrote "Late Company," the emotionally explosive drama now in a regional premiere production at the New Conservatory Theatre Center.

Old friends reunite onstage

Old friends reunite onstage

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 19, 2019

Broadway superstar Audra McDonald and Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky will appear together at the Herbst Theatre on Jan. 20 for a lively evening of conversation and song.

Grounded in human kindness

Grounded in human kindness

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 15, 2019

Uplifting. Optimistic. Inspiring. You've likely heard these characterizations of "Come From Away," the hit Broadway musical now making its San Francisco debut at the Golden Gate Theatre.

Too many cooks spoil the melting pot

Too many cooks spoil the melting pot

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 15, 2019

"Paradise Square," the ambitious, long-aborning musical, is now in its latest stage of gestation at Berkeley Rep.

Bringing the funny

Bringing the funny

  • by Sari Staver
  • Jan 11, 2019

SF Sketchfest, the nationally recognized comedy festival born and bred in San Francisco, brings more than 700 shows to stages around town for 18 days beginning Jan. 10.