Event | Nov 06, 2013
A Muslim, Buddhist, priest and atheist crash land in the middle of a Nigerian civil war and must put aside their personal and religious differences to get out alive. That's the basic outline of A Message, the Arabian Shakespeare Fest's first import. By Ben Marks
Theater Review | Nov 05, 2013
Local playwright explores Nigerian scammers and the online pranksters who target them. By Sam Hurwitt
Performance | Nov 03, 2013
A powerful moment at the Creative Time Summit recalls this year's California prison hunger strikes. By Christian L. Frock
The Do List | Oct 31, 2013
Cy Musiker and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up sugar skulls, a Lou Reed tribute, and a desert caravan from Mali.
Performance | Oct 24, 2013
Blood will be spilled on screen and stage to celebrate the Bay Area's favorite holiday. By Cy Musiker
Theater Review | Oct 21, 2013
Scottish playwright Linda McLean returns to the Bay Area stage with strangers, babies, another disturbing slice of life. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Oct 15, 2013
New political drama at TheatreWorks seems quaint compared to what's actually going on in national politics. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Oct 12, 2013
42nd Street Moon revives a long-forgotten Superman musical that shows why it never took flight. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Oct 08, 2013
Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo delves into the otherworldly and absurd, with a bent towards the fantastical. By Liz Mak
Theater Review | Oct 08, 2013
Carrie: at last, a high school musical as horrific as the real thing. By Sam Hurwitt
Jennifer Holliday sprang to stardom in the 1980s for her Tony Award-winning performance in Dreamgirls and went on to a recording career after Broadway. But her life wasn't always glamorous: She suffered from depression and obesity, and once attempted suicide. She talks about the message she's trying to send with her forthcoming album, The Song is You.
At a concert staging, Smash die-hards get a look at what the show's second-season rock musical was meant to be like.
HBO's new TV special is part biography, part music-appreciation lesson and part performance piece. Critic David Bianculli says it's a superbly compiled work, overseen by two of the people most intimately familiar with the composer himself.
The New York Times calls Stephen Sondheim the "greatest and perhaps best-known artist in American musical theater." Sondheim composed the music and lyrics for, among others, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Company. In 2010 he joined Fresh Air to discuss his career in musical theater.
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