Thursday, December 10, 2015

‘A Christmas Story’ gifts San Francisco with its presence by Chad Jones

A Christmas Story - The Musical rave review in San Francisco

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Monday, May 25, 2015

AWED BY ARTISTRY BY HUGH HART

Mike Nichols is describing the pressures involved in directing the six-hour, $60 million maxi-movie adaptation of "Angels in America."

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Obituary: Donald Wescoat -- musical director by Steven Winn

Mr. Wescoat and stage director Lillis had their biggest hit with "Some Like It Cole," a buoyant Cole Porter revue that played 110 cities around the country for close to 20 years.

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FROM 'IDOL' NIGHTMARE TO 'DREAM' by Joshunda Sanders

On a cold and gray Friday afternoon at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco, Frenchelle "Frenchie" Davis is as gloomy as the sky.

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'South Pacific' coasts on contemporary currents by Jesse Hamlin

Bartlett Sher didn't really know "South Pacific" until he began working on the first Broadway revival of the classic 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, a World War II tropical tale of rom…

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'Pacific' musical crew reconstructs '49 score 'South Pacific' score like opening night in '49 by Jesse Hamlin

Ted Sperling, the musical director of the Lincoln Center Theater's Tony-sweeping revival of "South Pacific," was listening to the original cast album while preparing the show.

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Music's shining light by Sam Hurwitt

As dramatic adaptations of classic literature go, Virginia Woolf's 1927 novel "To the Lighthouse" is a tough nut to crack.

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Passion is calling in lush 'Pacific' by Robert Hurwitt

It's some enchanted evening, all right.

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Caron sings, charms at theater gala by Octavio Roca

The night they invented champagne they thought of Leslie Caron. And the night 42nd Street Moon decided to pay tribute to the creator of "Gigi," they absolutely knew who had to be the guest of honor.
Thanks to American Theater Web for the link!

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Review: John Guare's 'Rich and Famous' by Robert Hurwitt

As Rando, who scored so well directing "Urinetown," turns up the madcap heat, "Rich" seems to be trying to pummel us with comedy.

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Sondheim takes the stage by Edward Guthmann

In a phone interview from New York, Sondheim said the onstage conversations were the result of a casual dinner conversation with Rich.

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'The Botany of Desire': A plant-passion musical by Andrea Abney

When Alex Harvey read Michael Pollan's "The Botany of Desire," which looks at the relationship between humans and four types of domesticated plants, he envisioned a musical.

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Gay 'Men' plays out like trite sitcom by Robert Hurwitt

Roles lack depth in tender sequel
Thanks to American Theater Web for this link, and for the Dame Edna article below!

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MR. EDNA by Steven Winn

Meet the man behind the rhinestones
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New York tops Vienna at Symphony by Octavio Roca

Broadway duo adds life to 'Two Cities' program
Thanks to Lois on All That Chat for the link!

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'Chorus' classic by Robert Hurwitt

Nearly picture-perfect revival creates that singular sensation of great dance and music

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O'Donnell inspires other artists by James Sullivan

Immersed in his work Thursday, playwright and AIDS activist Tony Kushner was surprised to hear the news of Rosie O'Donnell's wedding to her partner, Kelli Carpenter, at San Francisco's City …

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