Entertainment » Theatre

'La La Land' Musical Is Heading to Broadway

'La La Land' Musical Is Heading to Broadway

By Emell Adolphus | Feb 7, 2023

Like its feature film, the show will reportedly feature music by Justin Hurwitz and lyrics by composing team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Bobby Conte: The Broadway Star Comes Home

Bobby Conte: The Broadway Star Comes Home

By Jim Gladstone | Feb 7, 2023

Before starring in 'A Bronx Tale' and other Broadway shows, Bobby Conte, who brings his solo concert "Along the Way" to A.C.T.'s Strand Theater Feb. 11, got his start in theater here in the Bay Area.

Mark Morris Dance Group's 'The Look of Love' - Sam Black Returns to his Roots

Mark Morris Dance Group's 'The Look of Love' - Sam Black Returns to his Roots

By Philip Mayard | Feb 7, 2023

Cal Performances welcomes back Mark Morris Dance Group for the Bay Area premiere of Morris' "The Look of Love: An Evening of Dance to the Music of Burt Bacharach." Company Director and Berkeley native Sam Black discussed his work with Morris.

Lady Bunny - New York Drag Star Lands at Oasis

Lady Bunny - New York Drag Star Lands at Oasis

By Jim Provenzano | Feb 3, 2023

Fans of Lady Bunny, the New York drag star known for giant wigs, can look forward to her song parodies and routines in her new show, "The Greatest Ho on Earth," at Oasis on February 10 and 11.

Nonbinary Broadway Star Justin David Sullivan of "& Juliet" Sits Out Gendered Tony Awards

Nonbinary Broadway Star Justin David Sullivan of "& Juliet" Sits Out Gendered Tony Awards

By Emell Adolphus | Feb 2, 2023

Nonbinary Broadway star Justin David Sullivan of "& Juliet" will sit out the gendered Tony Awards. Sullivan, who uses pronouns he, she and they, has withdrawn himself from consideration from the theater awards.

Review: 'The Oldest Profession' Has a Winning Cast

Review: 'The Oldest Profession' Has a Winning Cast

By Joe Siegel | Feb 1, 2023

"The Oldest Profession," a co-production of Burbage Theatre Company and Women's Work Theatre Collaborative, focuses on a quintet of aging prostitutes as they navigate financial hardship and crackdowns by law enforcement.

Review: On National Tour, 'Annie' Remains a Crowd-Pleaser

Review: On National Tour, 'Annie' Remains a Crowd-Pleaser

By Will Demers | Feb 1, 2023

Crowd pleasing "Annie" has all the right ingredients to make a family night of it, and the New National tour is a crowd-pleaser.

Theater Review: 'The Art of Burning' Never Catches Fire

Theater Review: 'The Art of Burning' Never Catches Fire

By Robert Nesti | Jan 31, 2023

How does "Medea" play in a modern context? Tepidly in "The Art of Burning."

Chingwe Padraig Sullivan: Queer Native American Actor in SF Playhouse's 'Cashed Out'

Chingwe Padraig Sullivan: Queer Native American Actor in SF Playhouse's 'Cashed Out'

By Jim Gladstone | Jan 31, 2023

In an interview with the Bay Area Reporter, Chingwe Padraig Sullivan reflected on growing up in New England and pursuing a career in theater as a queer Native American. Sullivan costars in the cast of "Cashed Out," currently running at SF Playhouse.

'Clyde's' - Lynn Nottage's Diner Comedy at Berkeley Rep

'Clyde's' - Lynn Nottage's Diner Comedy at Berkeley Rep

By Jim Gladstone | Jan 31, 2023

The beautifully balanced ensemble of five actors who play the owner and staff of a truck stop diner in "Clyde's" are provided with a bumper crop of fresh, zesty dialogue by Pulitzer-winning playwright Lynn Nottage.

Review: Searing 'The Normal Heart' Revisits Early Days of the AIDS Epidemic

Review: Searing 'The Normal Heart' Revisits Early Days of the AIDS Epidemic

By Joe Siegel | Jan 30, 2023

"The Normal Heart" is an emotionally devastating depiction of the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.

Review: 'We're Gonna Die' Finds Joy in Life's Hard Questions

Review: 'We're Gonna Die' Finds Joy in Life's Hard Questions

By Joe Siegel | Jan 27, 2023

"We're Gonna Die," from playwright Young Jean Lee, is a hybrid of play and rock musical that deals with depressing subjects, but is not depressing to watch.

Review: 'Jagged Little Pill' Electrifies on National Tour

Review: 'Jagged Little Pill' Electrifies on National Tour

By Will Demers | Jan 26, 2023

Never have Alanis Morissette's songs been paired with such an intense story, but you'll be left truly wanting more of this "Pill."

Review: 'By the Queen' Brilliantly Brings Shakespeare's Queen Margaret to Life

Review: 'By the Queen' Brilliantly Brings Shakespeare's Queen Margaret to Life

By Will Demers | Jan 25, 2023

Once again Trinity Repertory Company examines Shakespeare; but this time is quite different. Taking a strong female character that appears in no less than four plays sounds like a daunting task. But they succeed brilliantly with "By the Queen."

Everett Quinton, 'Ridiculous Theatrical Company' Mainstay, Dies at 71

Everett Quinton, 'Ridiculous Theatrical Company' Mainstay, Dies at 71

Jan 25, 2023

Everett Quinton, one of the mainstays of the New York queer theater scene since the 1970s, has died at the age of 71.

Maggie Cee Explores the Femme/Butch Dichotomy with Solo Dance Piece

Maggie Cee Explores the Femme/Butch Dichotomy with Solo Dance Piece

By Steve Duffy | Jan 24, 2023

In her latest solo piece, queer dancer Maggie Cee explores the history of 20th-century fem(me)/butch lesbian bars to life. EDGE spoke to her about "Ladies at a Gay Girls' Bar, 1938-1969."

'Getting There' - World Premiere Commission Debuts at NCTC

'Getting There' - World Premiere Commission Debuts at NCTC

By Jim Gladstone | Jan 24, 2023

"Getting There," Dipika Guha's shifting, shimmering new play, asks its characters and audiences to puzzle over a half-dozen abstract but interrelated concepts: Loneliness, desire, friendship, love, guilt, and aging.

New Operas for the New Year; 'Everest' and 'Prospero'

New Operas for the New Year; 'Everest' and 'Prospero'

By Philip Campbell | Jan 24, 2023

Two new opera productions from groundbreaking creators are coming to San Francisco in February and March. Collaborations between a veritable Who's Who of contemporary artists give encouraging evidence of the state of the art.

Friendship Lies Behind Sundance Comedy 'Theater Camp'

Friendship Lies Behind Sundance Comedy 'Theater Camp'

By Lindsey Bahr | Jan 21, 2023

There is quite a bit of history between the team behind "Theater Camp," a loving satire of musical theater kids and their teachers that premieres Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.

Marshall Forte at Lyon & Swan: Two Sensational Debuts

Marshall Forte at Lyon & Swan: Two Sensational Debuts

By Jim Gladstone | Jan 17, 2023

Marshall Forte, a lightning bolt of charisma and musicality who, debuted as Lola in Ray of Light Theatre's production of "Kinky Boots," is now setting off sparks with his own cabaret act, "Hello My Name Is Marshall" at the new supper club Lyon & Swan.

1 - 20 of 7123 Stories