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Max von Essen - Back in town, back in time

Max von Essen - Back in town, back in time

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 4, 2020

Broadway musical theatre star Max von Essen returns to San Francisco to showcase his solo work in a Bay Area Cabaret concert at the Venetian Room this Sunday afternoon.

Jenn Colella - From Broadway to stand-up & cabaret

Jenn Colella - From Broadway to stand-up & cabaret

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 19, 2020

Jenn Colella is best known for her portrayal of Beverley Bass, the first female captain at American Airlines, in the Tony-winning musical Come From Away, about travelers stranded in Gander, Newfoundland in the wake of 9/11.

Veronica Klaus - Celebrated chanteuse returns to Martuni's

Veronica Klaus - Celebrated chanteuse returns to Martuni's

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 5, 2020

Chanteuse Veronica Klaus returns to San Francisco for three concerts at the intimate Martuni's lounge with the Tammy Hall Trio. With her style reminiscent of classic jazz singers like Peggy Lee, the shows have an appreciative local fandom.

Adam Roberts - Broadway actor shares his love songs

Adam Roberts - Broadway actor shares his love songs

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 5, 2020

What do the cast and crew of touring Broadway shows do on their time off? If you're Adam Roberts, currently performing as an ensemble actor in the tour of 'Miss Saigon,' you recruit your colleagues and make a few music videos.

10th annual readers' poll starts

10th annual readers' poll starts

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 29, 2020

This year marks the 10th annual Bay Area Reporter readers' poll, the Besties, and voting begins Thursday, January 30.

Paula West brings all that jazz to Feinstein's

Paula West brings all that jazz to Feinstein's

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 29, 2020

Jazz chanteuse Paula West will perform the first of nine shows at Feinstein's At the Nikko beginning February 6. The fact that her run at Feinstein's is stretched out over an extended period is a tribute to West's popularity with audiences.

Wynonna Judd: gay super-fans discuss their Country music favorite

Wynonna Judd: gay super-fans discuss their Country music favorite

  • by Colt McGraw
  • Jan 22, 2020

In an industry where entertainers gets labeled, Wynonna has refused. She has raised the bar as a visionary with great success. Wynonna is famous for saying "Don't ever let them tell you who you are." Maybe this is the foundation of our adoration for her.

Kate Baldwin: Singing the praises of others

Kate Baldwin: Singing the praises of others

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 15, 2020

When Broadway star Kate Baldwin ('Finian's Rainbow,' 'Hello Dolly!') takes the stage at Feinstein's at the Nikko next weekend, you'll notice something unusual. The two-time Tony nominee's music director and accompanist is a woman, Georgia Stitt.

Cockettes are Golden @ Victoria Theatre

Cockettes are Golden @ Victoria Theatre

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 8, 2020

The 50th anniversary of The Cockettes was celebrated at the Victoria Theatre on Jan. 4 with hours of numbers from original Cockettes musicals, and other songs.

Sharon McNight:  Cabaret legend 'comes home' to Feinstein's

Sharon McNight: Cabaret legend 'comes home' to Feinstein's

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 8, 2020

Tony-nominated Broadway star and cabaret legend Sharon McNight returns to San Francisco, a city she once called home. The diva extraordinaire will be performing a very special show, Homecoming: The San Francisco Years, January 15 and 16 at Feinstein's.

Beach Blanket Babylon Closing @ Club Fugazi

Beach Blanket Babylon Closing @ Club Fugazi

  • by Ando Caulfield for Drew Altizer
  • Jan 8, 2020

Beach Blanket Babylon came to its last show on January 31, 2019, and California celebrities showed up in abundance.

Help is on the Way for the Holidays @ Marines Memorial Theater

Help is on the Way for the Holidays @ Marines Memorial Theater

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Dec 23, 2019

The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation's 18th annual holiday benefit concert included stellar performances by Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lisa Vroman, David Hernandez, Shawn Ryan, Kim Nalley, Steve Knill and more.

BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: Drag stars want your attention for the holidays

BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: Drag stars want your attention for the holidays

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 23, 2019

Drag superstars BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon will join forces onstage on December 28 at the Victoria Theater for a post-Christmas Christmas show. The show is part of a national and UK tour.

Lea DeLaria: our fave 'big dyke' performs at Feinstein's

Lea DeLaria: our fave 'big dyke' performs at Feinstein's

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 18, 2019

Lea DeLaria brings her one-of-a-kind stage persona to Feinstein's at The Nikko (on Dec. 28 & 28), where she'll sing, tell jokes, and be her characteristically outrageous self.