Theater Review | Aug 28, 2013
A quirky musical has all the elements of a fine romance: a boy, a girl and the devil. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Aug 23, 2013
Superb performances and sparkling wit make Cal Shakes' Lady Windermere's Fan irresistible. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Aug 20, 2013
Playwright Sarah Ruhl brings Virgina Woolf's gender-bending satirical fable to life. By Sam Hurwitt
Performance | Aug 15, 2013
The hottest ticket in the Bay Area right now is for Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, a play at Berkeley Rep starring Gandalf and Captain Picard. By Cyrus Musiker
Theater Review | Aug 14, 2013
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart reunite in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, a dark comedy about two old men reminiscing about their glory days. By Ben Marks
Theater Review | Aug 11, 2013
San Francisco's Foul Play Productions dishes up an evening of songs and scenes about sex, manners and sartorial splendor. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Jul 23, 2013
Can You Dig It?, Reed's solo show at The Marsh, is a colorful and flat-out hilarious portrait of his Oakland childhood in the '60s. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Jul 20, 2013
Intersecting stories twist and turn into places you couldn't expect in Rob Handel's A Maze. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Jul 16, 2013
Josh Kornbluth weaves Exodus, the oboe, and a 52-year-old atheist's belated bar mitzvah into a Sea of Reeds. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Jul 15, 2013
Like a drum kit being hurled down a flight of stairs by a rock star, Keith Moon: The Real Me, a new one-person show written by and starring Mick Berry, has its sublime moments. However, despite Berry's experience on the stage, acting is not his strength. By Ben Marks
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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