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Carole Cook: the legendary actress returns for REAF benefit concert

Carole Cook: the legendary actress returns for REAF benefit concert

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 31, 2019

Carole Cook, the veteran actress who toured Australia as Dolly Levi, who played "everything from Medea to Mame," returns for her twenty-fifth performance at the REAF Help is on the Way benefit concert, August 18 at the Herbst Theatre.

Ryan Raftery: The comic actor-singer cooks up Martha Stewart

Ryan Raftery: The comic actor-singer cooks up Martha Stewart

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 17, 2019

Comic actor Ryan Raftery's one-man musical, 'The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Martha Stewart' brings recipes and song parodies to Feinstein's.

Cazwell's cool, still catchy: Hip-Hop hunk's back at Oasis

Cazwell's cool, still catchy: Hip-Hop hunk's back at Oasis

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 2, 2019

He's made ice cream trucks and lace-pastel shorts sexy, he saw Beyoncé at Burger King, and now hip-hop gay hunk Cazwell returns to Oasis on Friday July 5 to simply say, "I Love You."

SF Pride @ Civic Center

SF Pride @ Civic Center

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Jul 2, 2019

San Francisco Pride took over Market Street and Civic Center on June 29 and 30, with the annual parade that included politicians, protestors, and thousands more.

Garrett Clayton: TV and film fave on his new trio cabaret show

Garrett Clayton: TV and film fave on his new trio cabaret show

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 12, 2019

"It's the worst thing to watch someone jerking off their ego on stage," says actor Garrett Clayton, discussing how he came up with his non-jerky shared debut cabaret act which he brings to Feinstein's at the Nikko on June 21 and 22.

Party with Polythene Pam - queer folk punk girl band throws album release bash

Party with Polythene Pam - queer folk punk girl band throws album release bash

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 29, 2019

On June 7, Queer folk punk girl band Polythene Pam will be throwing a party at The Lost Church. With song titles like "Middle Age Transexual Theme Song" and "Invertible Penis," you know that you're in for something a little bit different.

Getting a Hedda - Drag comic & singer Hedda Lettuce at Oasis

Getting a Hedda - Drag comic & singer Hedda Lettuce at Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 17, 2019

New York drag queen extraordinaire Hedda Lettuce brings her appropriately titled show, Hedda Lettuce: Gives Great Hedda to Oasis on Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20.

Brent Barrett - Broadway star's 'Night Songs'

Brent Barrett - Broadway star's 'Night Songs'

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 17, 2019

Brent Barrett, known for his performances in 'The Phantom of the Opera,' has not named his solo cabaret show after the half-masked man's signature number "The Music of the Night." Instead, it's called "Night Songs."

Alysha Umphress: the politics of performing

Alysha Umphress: the politics of performing

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 27, 2019

Singer-actress Alysha Umphress, who plays Feinstein's at the Nikko on April 12 and 13, remembers the exact date that she flew to San Francisco for her first gig at the club: It was November 8, 2016.

One Night Only: Hello, Dolly! cast @ Brava Theater

One Night Only: Hello, Dolly! cast @ Brava Theater

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Mar 6, 2019

Cast members from the touring production of the classic musical Hello, Dolly! took to Brava Theater's stage at One Night Only, the latest Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation fundraiser for local nonprofits.

Telly Leung - from Aladdin on Broadway to Orinda

Telly Leung - from Aladdin on Broadway to Orinda

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 20, 2019

Just last week, Telly Leung ended a two-year stint in the demanding title role of Aladdin on Broadway. Next week, Leung, a Bay Area cabaret favorite, will perform next month in the Live at the new Orinda series of cabaret concerts.

Lena Hall looks forward, and back: Broadway star 'Auditions' at Feinstein's

Lena Hall looks forward, and back: Broadway star 'Auditions' at Feinstein's

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 30, 2019

'Hedwig' star and Tony winner Lena Hall brings her unusual tales of show business to Feinstein's at the Nikko in her new cabaret show, 'The Art of the Audition.'

Paradise Square @ Berkeley Rep

Paradise Square @ Berkeley Rep

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Jan 16, 2019

Opening Night of Berkeley Repertory Theatre's new musical Paradise Square was followed by a festive cast party, where patrons, directors, producers and numerous local arts luminaries celebrated.

McKechnie & McArdle - Broadway legends reunite at Feinstein's

McKechnie & McArdle - Broadway legends reunite at Feinstein's

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 9, 2019

On January 18 and 19 Broadway legends Donna McKechnie and Andrea McArdle will reunite for an evening of song at Feinstein's at The Nikko. The two performers will pay tribute to two songwriting giants: Stephen Sondheim and the late Marvin Hamlisch.