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Rizo's holiday extravaganza

Rizo's holiday extravaganza

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 2, 2021

The fabulous Rizo will bring her unique style of performing to a holiday themed show on the stage of the Great Star Theater in Chinatown on December 10 and 11.

Going Out, Homing's in Dec. 3-10, 2021

Going Out, Homing's in Dec. 3-10, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 2, 2021

Holiday events and ongoing arts and nightlife shows will warm your spirits like a hot toddy for the soul.

Crash, cookies & Colton: The Lavender Tube on TV bad guys and good shows

Crash, cookies & Colton: The Lavender Tube on TV bad guys and good shows

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Nov 30, 2021

Holiday baking shows, an anti-vax soap actor's fired, a reality show hunk goes gay, and plane crash survivors share a lurid secret; all this and more in our TV column.

Robin de Jesús: from Camp to Boom

Robin de Jesús: from Camp to Boom

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 30, 2021

Robin de Jesús discusses his new more mature role in the film 'tick, tick... Boom,' plus his earlier work onstage and film in 'Rent,' 'The Boys in the Band' and 'In the Heights.'

Caleb Teicher: dancing a new path

Caleb Teicher: dancing a new path

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Nov 30, 2021

Caleb Teicher & Company amake their Bay Area debut at Zellerbach Hall on Dec. 5 with 'More Forever,' a jazz/tap/Lindy Hop ensemble work, performed in a 24-foot sandbox with a live original score, composed and performed by virtuoso pianist Conrad Tao.

Holiday concerts of note

Holiday concerts of note

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Nov 30, 2021

The holidays are here and ready to celebrate in person. Opportunities to attend concerts and seasonal music events are plentiful and most performance venues are back to full capacity.

Martin Sherman: the acclaimed playwright discusses his new and classic works

Martin Sherman: the acclaimed playwright discusses his new and classic works

  • by Tim Miller
  • Nov 30, 2021

In advance of the local premiere of his new play 'Gently Down the Stream,' prolific playwright Martin Sherman discusses 'the full heat of queer and Jewish identity' in his writing with performer and author Tim Miller.

Poetic points of perplexion: 'Plot Points in Our Sexual Development' at NCTC

Poetic points of perplexion: 'Plot Points in Our Sexual Development' at NCTC

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 30, 2021

Miranda Rose Hall's 'Plot Points in Our Sexual Development,' now in its regional debut in a polished production at the New Conservatory Theatre Company, is a superficially familiar hour-long relationship drama with a surprising grenade toss of an ending.

New views of Oscar Wilde

New views of Oscar Wilde

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Nov 30, 2021

Will we ever catch up to the genius of Oscar Wilde? Two new books, an expansive biography, and the letters the author wrote to Lord Alfred Douglas, offer new discoveries.

Stephen Sondheim: March 22, 1930-November 26, 2021

Stephen Sondheim: March 22, 1930-November 26, 2021

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 29, 2021

It is no exaggeration to say that Stephen Sondheim reinvented the Broadway musical and became the quintessential musical dramatist of our age, and the most influential composer-lyricist of the second half of the 20th century.

50 years in 50 weeks: 2004's home runs

50 years in 50 weeks: 2004's home runs

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 25, 2021

You can't fault us for our enthusiastic coverage of Richard Greenberg's thought-provoking drama 'Take Me Out,' about a gay baseball player's decision to come out. Also, the play includes extensive male nudity in shower scenes.

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 24, 2021

Fall becomes winter soon, but you can unfreeze your inhibitions by safely masking up where requested, and enjoy art, music, nightlife and more.

'On Broadway' - documentary raises the curtain on theater history

'On Broadway' - documentary raises the curtain on theater history

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 23, 2021

Oren Jacoby's documentary 'On Broadway' covers a lot of ground. The film, which celebrates Broadway's unique ability to bounce back bigger than ever after facing adversity, is now available on DVD and streaming online.

Fashion's fall: 'House of Gucci's scene-stealing cast led by Lady Gaga

Fashion's fall: 'House of Gucci's scene-stealing cast led by Lady Gaga

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 23, 2021

The Italian fashion dynasty are the stars of the new Ridley Scott film 'House of Gucci,' based on the Sara Gay Forden nonfiction book. Heralded as one of the best movies of 2021, it is decidedly not that, but more of a glitzy melodrama.