Arts & Culture :: Theater

16th-century epic verse a-Go-Go!

16th-century epic verse a-Go-Go!

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 13, 2018

Almost two decades after starting her climb to the top of the drag scene, Peppermint, aka Agnes Moore (and the one-time Kevin Moore), is about to become the first transgender actress ever to originate a major role on Broadway.

The great work begins!

The great work begins!

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 11, 2018

Later this month, a much-anticipated new production of Angels in America will open at Berkeley Rep. Randy Harrison will play Prior Walter. And Stephen Spinella will step into the role of Roy Cohn.

Social climbing

Social climbing

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 4, 2018

The Saturday Night that opened last weekend in a new staging by 42nd Street Moon productions is a nifty throwback to eras far friendlier to musical theater.

Immersive G&S experience

Immersive G&S experience

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Apr 4, 2018

Lamplighters Music Theatre, celebrated San Francisco-based curators of the fantastic canon of Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas, has also been part of the thriving Bay Area sing-along scene for years.

Frozen Cirque

Frozen Cirque

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 28, 2018

Cirque du Soleil returns to the Bay Area with what seems like an inevitable next iteration of its trademark stagecraft: Crystal: A Breakthrough Ice Experience.

LGBT Time Travel

LGBT Time Travel

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Mar 28, 2018

Here's a look at NCTC's new season.

That uncertain someone

That uncertain someone

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Mar 28, 2018

Most of us would quickly, but carefully, take our leave of Georgie Burns.

Transplanted lives

Transplanted lives

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Mar 21, 2018

It's hard to imagine that there are many angles left to explore about the Vietnam War, but playwright Qui Nguyen is mining fresh and fertile territory in "Vietgone" at ACT's Strand Theater.

Tommy Tune :: Broadway Legend Returns to Feinstein's

Tommy Tune :: Broadway Legend Returns to Feinstein's

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 17, 2018

Having worn many hats over the course of his 50-year career in the theater, actor, dancer, director and choreographer Tommy Tune has done it all. On Sunday, March 18, Tune returns to San Francisco for two shows at Feinstein's at the Nikko.

Stephen Sondheim's baby steps

Stephen Sondheim's baby steps

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Mar 14, 2018

"Saturday Night" was supposed to be Stephen Sondheim's first Broadway musical, and the 66-year journey to its San Francisco premiere as part of 42nd Street Moon's season has been one filled with bumps and detours along the way.

Mama's Girl

Mama's Girl

  • by Sari Staver
  • Mar 14, 2018

For decades, comic actress Vicki Lawrence has had an enthusiastic following in the gay community, but she still isn't sure exactly why.

Opening-night jitters behind the scenes

Opening-night jitters behind the scenes

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Mar 14, 2018

There's a marvelous scene in the second act of Terrence McNally's "It's Only a Play" in which a self-involved wunderkind director has a meltdown, reverting to childhood as he reenacts a scene between his innocently sensitive self and his gruff father.

Jeremy Jordan :: Broadway & TV Star at The Herbst

Jeremy Jordan :: Broadway & TV Star at The Herbst

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 11, 2018

Jeremy Jordan, the multi-talented singer-actor who's shared the screen and stage with newsboys, superheroes and bank robbers, will sing and talk with accompanist and erudite interviewer Seth Rudetsky on March 18 at the Herbst Theatre.

Inactive shooter on campus

Inactive shooter on campus

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Mar 7, 2018

Should the day come when "Office Hour" can't claim to be ripped from today's headlines, it will be a cause for celebration.