Art School | Jun 27, 2013
Meet opera singer Jennifer Cherest, an award-winning soprano who has performed at an international array of opera companies. By Kristin Farr
Theater Review | Jun 26, 2013
Playwright Neil LaBute is known for unflinching depictions of human cruelty, so what happens when he takes on race in the American heartland? This Is How It Goes. By Sam Hurwitt
Performance Review | Jun 25, 2013
Mary Magdalene gets a bad rap. In a world premiere commissioned and produced by the San Francisco Opera, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, composer-librettist Mark Adamo has taken it onto himself to set the record straight in song. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Jun 17, 2013
Playing Dance Dance Revolution in the Chinese Land of the Dead is par for the course in Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's play 410[GONE]. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Jun 07, 2013
American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose is completely bonkers. Madcap and relentlessly silly, Richard Montoya's funhouse ride through American history is also sobering, pointing out the myriad ways ethnic minorities have been screwed over in this country. By Sam Hurwitt
Performance | Jun 03, 2013
A local alum returns to the Bay Area in American Idiot, opening June 4 at San Jose's Center for Performing Arts. By Ben Marks
Theater Review | Jun 03, 2013
Mark O'Rowe's Terminus at Magic Theatre is thrilling, dazzling, difficult theater that's all in the stories people tell. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Jun 02, 2013
Playwright Sarah Ruhl and director Les Waters reunite to bring to life the lifelong correspondence between poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. By Sam Hurwitt
Event | May 22, 2013
Pop-Up Magazine devoted their tenth issue to Beck's sheet music album, Song Reader filling Davies Symphony Hall with musical guests, tonal experiments, and theme-appropriate stories. By Erika Milvy
Theater Review | May 21, 2013
Playwright Prince Gomolvilas and singer-songwriter Brandon Patton dish up a hilarious evening of Jukebox Stories with a new playlist every night. By Sam Hurwitt
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.
A group of people inspired by a book on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are creating theater around the idea that his death could have been part of a conspiracy. And the questions don't stop there.
Each year as they begin to deck the halls, theaters around the country put on seasonal shows. And not just the old standbys: Singularly local stories, including a New York City fairy tale and a Chicago-set musical, have become real holiday traditions.
Choreographer Elizabeth Streb pushes the boundaries of Newtonian physics--with dance. In her show Forces, dancers fly, fall, and collide in mid-air. No wonder the "action architect" has her share of scientist fans, among them, big-thinking particle physicist Lisa Randall.
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