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Review: Philadanco Showcases Dynamic Range with 'The Continuum'

Review: Philadanco Showcases Dynamic Range with 'The Continuum'

By Lewis Whittington | Nov 4, 2022

Philadanco opened their current season with a program of new danceworks that showcased the company's technical and artistic range.

Emerging Playwrights Get a Boost in Terrence McNally's Honor

Emerging Playwrights Get a Boost in Terrence McNally's Honor

By Mark Kennedy | Nov 3, 2022

If it was show time at any of the city's myriad off-Broadway theaters, audience members could likely expect to see a theatrical giant in their midst — playwright Terrence McNally.

Boys Interrupted: Nick Malakhow's Stirring Professional Debut

Boys Interrupted: Nick Malakhow's Stirring Professional Debut

By Jim Gladstone | Nov 1, 2022

After attending the world-premiere production of "A Picture of Two Boys," now on stage at the New Conservatory Theatre Center, audience members will have much to discuss.

Cameron Crowe's 'Almost Famous' Rocks Out on Broadway

Cameron Crowe's 'Almost Famous' Rocks Out on Broadway

By Mark Kennedy | Oct 31, 2022

Composer Tom Kitt teamed up with Cameron Crowe to turn the filmmaker's very autobiographical coming-of-age story "Almost Famous" for a new audience in a new age. The show, now in previews, opens Nov. 3 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Stage Version of Martin Scorcese's 'New York, New York' Broadway Bound

Stage Version of Martin Scorcese's 'New York, New York' Broadway Bound

Oct 29, 2022

The 1977 Martin Scorsese musical film "New York, New York," featuring songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb, is scheduled for an April opening on Broadway.

Director Melory Mirashrafi Seeks Common Ground with SpeakEasy's 'English'

Director Melory Mirashrafi Seeks Common Ground with SpeakEasy's 'English'

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 26, 2022

Director Melory Mirashrafi brings her own personal understanding of the cultural significance of speaking English and living as an Iranian-American to Sanaz Toosssi's play "English," set at an English class in Iran.

Touring 'Hairspray' Remains a Great '60s High

Touring 'Hairspray' Remains a Great '60s High

By Robert Nesti | Oct 21, 2022

"Hairspray" remains a great '60s high, an effortless mix of camp and social commentary that honors it source — a John Waters 1988 film — in an old-school musical comedy format.

'The Red Shades' — Adrienne Price's Trans Superhero Rock Opera

'The Red Shades' — Adrienne Price's Trans Superhero Rock Opera

By Jim Gladstone | Oct 19, 2022

"The Red Shades," now being presented in a world premiere production at Z Space, began seven years ago as a series of voice memos while composer Adrienne Price commuted to and from work.

'1776' Actor Sara Porkalob Has Broadway Abuzz with Candid Remarks

'1776' Actor Sara Porkalob Has Broadway Abuzz with Candid Remarks

Oct 18, 2022

Anyone who has seen Sara Porkalob on stage knows they do not hold back. And they are proving it with a candid interview about their current show "1776."

Is Patti LuPone Retiring from the Broadway Stage?

Is Patti LuPone Retiring from the Broadway Stage?

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 17, 2022

Three-time Tony winner LuPone announced on Twitter that she has given up her Actors' Equity card, signaling an end to her celebrated Broadway career.

Team Picked to Make 'A Wrinkle in Time' into Stage Musical

Team Picked to Make 'A Wrinkle in Time' into Stage Musical

By Mark Kennedy | Oct 13, 2022

"A Wrinkle in Time," the classic sci-fi coming-of-age tale celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, has been adapted into a film, a TV movie, opera, several plays and a graphic novel. Now it's time for a stage musical, The Associated Press has learned.

LISTEN: Chris Colfer Definitely Not Going to See Lea Michele in 'Funny Girl'

LISTEN: Chris Colfer Definitely Not Going to See Lea Michele in 'Funny Girl'

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 12, 2022

Colfer feels something funny about going to see Lea Michele in Broadway's "Funny Girl," saying: "I can be triggered at home."

Halloween Chills with 'The Summoning'

Halloween Chills with 'The Summoning'

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Oct 11, 2022

Into the Dark, the terrifyingly fun production company, returns with "The Summoning," an original, fully immersive haunted attraction that can now be experienced at the San Francisco Mint.

Circus Bella Returns with Aerialist Joey Moore

Circus Bella Returns with Aerialist Joey Moore

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Oct 11, 2022

Circus Bella, the popular one-ring circus, returns with six outdoor shows for the fall season. Among the performers is Joey Moore, who will thrill audiences with his aerial straps.

Tina D'Elia Delights in 'Overlooked Latinas'

Tina D'Elia Delights in 'Overlooked Latinas'

By Jim Gladstone | Oct 11, 2022

Tina D'Elia is serving up a fizzy cocktail of sentiment, schtick, and tribute at The Marsh this month. Her solo showcase, "Overlooked Latinas," pays an affectionate salute to mid-20th-century Hollywood actresses.

Review: Boston Ballet opens 59th Season with 'My Obsession'

Review: Boston Ballet opens 59th Season with 'My Obsession'

By Iris Fanger | Oct 11, 2022

The Boston Ballet opened its 59th season last weekend with a mixed bill that spanned almost 100 years — a bit of history, a modern erotic but delicate pas de deux, and a rouser of a Vegas-inspired ending.

Review: Broadway Revival of '1776' Shakes Things Up Nicely

Review: Broadway Revival of '1776' Shakes Things Up Nicely

By Mark Kennedy | Oct 7, 2022

The somewhat antiquated musical "1776" has long been ripe for a radical makeover and it has found one on Broadway.

Review: '80s Comedy 'Social Security' May be Dated, but Delivers Laughs

Review: '80s Comedy 'Social Security' May be Dated, but Delivers Laughs

By Joe Siegel | Oct 5, 2022

Arctic Playhouse tends to excel with zany comedies and their production of "Social Security" delivers lots of laughs.

Review: 'The Inheritance Part Two' Brings Epic to Satisfying Conclusion

Review: 'The Inheritance Part Two' Brings Epic to Satisfying Conclusion

By Will Demers | Oct 5, 2022

Matthew Lopez's "The Inheritance Part Two" concludes the story of four men (two couples) and their friends as they navigate relationships, adversity, disease, and tragedy in 21st century New York.

Theatre Rhino's 'Bad Hombres' - Charging Forward, Building Communities

Theatre Rhino's 'Bad Hombres' - Charging Forward, Building Communities

Oct 4, 2022

"I want to do queer theater and I want to do weird theater," says River Bermudez Sanders, 24, who makes their San Francisco directorial debut with "Bad Hombres," the first show in Theatre Rhinoceros' 46th season, which opens this Friday.

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