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'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Sashays Home with 10 Tony Awards

'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Sashays Home with 10 Tony Awards

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 27, 2021

"Moulin Rouge! The Musical," a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's 2001 movie, won the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards when Broadway looked back to honor shows shuttered by COVID-19, mourn its fallen and look to welcoming audiences again.

Tony Awards and TV Special Hope to be the Jab Broadway Needs

Tony Awards and TV Special Hope to be the Jab Broadway Needs

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 26, 2021

The Oscars, Grammys, Emmys and Golden Globes have all held their ceremonies during the pandemic. Now it's time for the Tony Awards, celebrating an art form that really needs the boost — live theater.

Tonys: Broadway Hopes to Razzle-Dazzle its Way Out Pandemic

Tonys: Broadway Hopes to Razzle-Dazzle its Way Out Pandemic

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 23, 2021

Broadway is in need of a boost these days so it has smartly called on one of its most beloved, award-winning stage veterans for help — Audra McDonald.

Review: Psych Drama Company Delivers a Gripping 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

Review: Psych Drama Company Delivers a Gripping 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 23, 2021

The Psych Drama Company's production of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" may be presented as an audio drama, but it has the grip and emotional range of a fully-staged presentation.

Review: Psych Drama Company Paints a Vivid 'Macbeth' with Sound

Review: Psych Drama Company Paints a Vivid 'Macbeth' with Sound

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 23, 2021

Director Wendy Lippe revises and lightly re-mixes the text of Shakespeare's "Macbeth," creating a taut 90-minute radio play that focuses on the work's psychological horrors.

Chenoweth, Miranda, Rivera and More to Celebrate Broadway

Chenoweth, Miranda, Rivera and More to Celebrate Broadway

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 21, 2021

Many of Broadway's biggest lights — including Kristin Chenoweth, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chita Rivera and Idina Menzel — will make appearances at Sunday's TV celebration of Broadway's return.

Ben Platt Found a 'Partner That I Really Love' in Boyfriend Noah Galvin

Ben Platt Found a 'Partner That I Really Love' in Boyfriend Noah Galvin

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 18, 2021

Platt says bf Noah Galvin helped him deal with the "fear and apprehension" of superstardom and reprising his Evan Hansen role.

Cal Shakes' 'The Winter's Tale' Both Topical and Cartoonish

Cal Shakes' 'The Winter's Tale' Both Topical and Cartoonish

By Adam Brinklow | Sep 17, 2021

It's the best of times and the worst of times in Cal Shakes' first new show in two years, directed by company head honcho Eric Ting and presenting two radically different visions of Shakespeare's late romance "The Winter's Tale."

Review: A Peek Inside a Creative Genius at His Height in 'Balanchine's Classroom'

Review: A Peek Inside a Creative Genius at His Height in 'Balanchine's Classroom'

By Lewis Whittington | Sep 17, 2021

Footage of the aged, barely-moving Russian choreographer giving corrections to brilliant dancers now looks almost funny, but these films, then and now, are a peek inside a creative genius.

Review: Film Adaptation of 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' Preserves the Play's Wit, Warmth

Review: Film Adaptation of 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' Preserves the Play's Wit, Warmth

By Kevin Taft | Sep 15, 2021

"Jamie" shines in the long-awaited feature film adaptation of the hit West End musical.

Cheers Greet the Reopening of Three Mega-Hit Broadway Shows

Cheers Greet the Reopening of Three Mega-Hit Broadway Shows

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 15, 2021

Theater royalty — in the form of Kristin Chenoweth, Julie Taymor and Lin-Manuel Miranda — welcomed back boisterous audiences to "Wicked," "The Lion King" and "Hamilton" for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Marga Gomez Revs Up Her 'Spanking Machine'

Marga Gomez Revs Up Her 'Spanking Machine'

By Jim Gladstone | Sep 14, 2021

After critical acclaim for the online version of her latest solo show, veteran comic and storyteller Marga Gomez returns to The Marsh to share tales of Catholic school days, kinky sex, and childhood bullying.

Re-Opening of 3 Powerhouse Broadway Shows Signals New Dawn

Re-Opening of 3 Powerhouse Broadway Shows Signals New Dawn

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 14, 2021

One of the recurring debates among theater lovers has been what would signify Broadway's return after the global pandemic shuttered live theater in March 2020.

Tony Awards Land Hosts Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald

Tony Awards Land Hosts Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 13, 2021

The delayed Tony Awards landed two master of ceremonies: Tony- and Grammy-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. will host a splashy TV special, and the awards will be hosted by Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Audra McDonald.

Jacqueline Novak Explores the Punditry of the Penis in 'Get On Your Knees'

Jacqueline Novak Explores the Punditry of the Penis in 'Get On Your Knees'

By Robert Nesti | Sep 13, 2021

In a breathless 90 minutes, Jacqueline Novak tells her audience most everything they may ever want to know about a blow job. Her show evolves with so many ideas and at such a speed she could have called it "The Punditry of the Penis."

Baloney's Back: Saucy Male Burlesque Show Returns to Oasis

Baloney's Back: Saucy Male Burlesque Show Returns to Oasis

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 12, 2021

With a blend of the comic, erotic and intellectual, Baloney SF, the "all-male" burlesque review, finally returns to Oasis' stage for its seventh season.

Transgender March on Broadway Protests Cameron Mackintosh's Comments About Casting Trans Actors

Transgender March on Broadway Protests Cameron Mackintosh's Comments About Casting Trans Actors

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 9, 2021

The Trans March on Broadway came through NYC's theater district on Monday to protest producer Cameron Mackintosh, who called the casting of transgender actors in classic musicals a "gimmick."

Sherry Vine: Parody Song Queen Returns to Oasis

Sherry Vine: Parody Song Queen Returns to Oasis

By Scott Stiffler | Sep 7, 2021

LA-based, globally known drag queen Sherry Vine is always on the move, and she'll bring her wacky new song parody show to SF's Oasis Sept. 9.

Review: First Ladies Take Center Stage in 'Tea For Three'

Review: First Ladies Take Center Stage in 'Tea For Three'

By Joe Siegel | Sep 6, 2021

Granite Theatre's "Tea For Three" provides a special look at the lives of some of America's most well-known First Ladies — Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford.

Curtain Call for Fall: Bay Area Theater's (Hopeful) Openings

Curtain Call for Fall: Bay Area Theater's (Hopeful) Openings

By Jim Gladstone | Sep 2, 2021

While companies continued to postpone their season openers throughout the past month, at press time the productions below are impatiently waiting in the wings, ready for their entrances.

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