Arts & Culture :: Theater

Yee's Summer Breeze: 'The Song of Summer' at SF Playhouse

Yee's Summer Breeze: 'The Song of Summer' at SF Playhouse

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 26, 2021

Lauren Yee's light pop-music-infused romantic comedy tells of a one-hit pop star who skips out on his concert tour to beeline back to his blue-collar hometown in Pennsylvania.

Matthew does Joan does Sharon...and Glenn!

Matthew does Joan does Sharon...and Glenn!

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 20, 2021

Oasis hosts Michael Phillis' new drag parody show, 'The Hand That Rocks the Crawford,' starring Matthew Martin as Joan Crawford in a mash-up of femme fatale '90s classic films.

Eva Noblezada: Broadway star brings 'Flower Power' to Feinstein's

Eva Noblezada: Broadway star brings 'Flower Power' to Feinstein's

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 20, 2021

Something new is in store for the genteel cabaret audiences that frequent Feinstein's at the Nikko. On July 28-31, two-time Tony nominee Eva Noblezada will premiere a brand new solo set at the club ... and she'll be pole dancing.

Around the World With Lockdown Comedy

Around the World With Lockdown Comedy

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 12, 2021

Lisa Geduldig's monthly online comedy show Lockdown Comedy celebrates its one-year anniversary on July 15 with a rollicking night of comics from around the world: Marga Gomez, Jim Short, Shazia Mirza, oh, and Lisa's mom.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1983,Tom Ammiano on 'Pitfall Prancing'

50 years in 50 weeks: 1983,Tom Ammiano on 'Pitfall Prancing'

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 30, 2021

Let's gander at a June 23 interview with Tom Ammiano, gay comic and later, politico and memoirist. Writer Scott Treimel's ruminative feature focuses on the politics of Tom's "sissy" stand-up style.

Lovin' Haight: Out of Site's groovy history tour

Lovin' Haight: Out of Site's groovy history tour

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 22, 2021

'Out of Site: Haight-Ashbury,' an acid-free preservation and celebration of hippie-era queerdom, is a blend of walking tour, puppet show and playlets that introduce attendees to the life stories two epically eccentric San Francisco figures.

Men of Color on virtual -and live- stages

Men of Color on virtual -and live- stages

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 15, 2021

Solo shows with men of color include Jomar Tagatac in 'Hold These Truths,' Rotimi Agbabiaka's 'Manifesto,' Brandon Kyle Goodman's 'The Latrell Show,' and Theatre Rhino's duo show, 'Pillow Talk,' all online, some in-person, too.

Dancing For Pride: Fresh Meat Festival's 20th, online

Dancing For Pride: Fresh Meat Festival's 20th, online

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 15, 2021

Fresh Meat Productions, a dance and performance troupe headed by trans dancer-choreographer Sean Dorsey, celebrates both Pride and its 20th anniversary with a two-week festival featuring more than 40 performers.

Best Side Story: an interview with Rita Moreno

Best Side Story: an interview with Rita Moreno

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 15, 2021

An award-winning actress, writer, activist, dancer, mother, singer, feminist, Latina and EGOT, Rita Moreno discusses her recent memoir and the new documentary about her amazing life.

Homing's In, Going Out June 11-17, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out June 11-17, 2021

  • Jun 10, 2021

As LGBT arts, nightlife and community events multiply like bunnies during Pride month, let's get hopping, indoors and out.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1980, 10th anniversary stage salute

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1980, 10th anniversary stage salute

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 10, 2021

The April 10 tenth anniversary issue, at a whopping 68 pages, featured a disco dance event on the cover, and looked back on the 'Bay Area Reporter's first decade. Included was an expansive series of articles on gay theater companies.

Comic Pride: Marga Gomez hosts Who's Your Mami

Comic Pride: Marga Gomez hosts Who's Your Mami

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 8, 2021

On June 17 lesbian comedy legend and host Marga Gomez will offer 'Who's Your Mami Comedy: Pride Edition,' with Sampson McCormick, Sandra Valls, Karen Ripley, and Jesus U. BettaWork.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1979, Divinely Granted

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1979, Divinely Granted

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 3, 2021

While News stories covered the May 21 White Night Riots, in lighter fare, drag theatre in 1979's Arts section included an interview, ads and a review of Divine's show, 'The Neon Woman,' while porn stars served as a lure to a members-only health club.

Return Engagements: Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Tina D'Elia bring back live cabaret, a solo show & a Haight history tour

Return Engagements: Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Tina D'Elia bring back live cabaret, a solo show & a Haight history tour

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 25, 2021

Drag chanteuse Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, who will open a four-night engagement at Feinstein's at the Nikko, and Tina D'Elia performs her new solo and hosts the new Out of Site Haight walking tour; each in new 'sort of' post-pandemic performances.