Tuesday, April 13, 2021

As some S.F. artists get guaranteed income, how do we head off bad-faith arguments against it? by Lily Janiak

Guaranteed income programs, no matter whom they support, must frequently battle the same zombie ideas.

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Review: In-person actor and audiences again in Oakland Theater Project’s ‘The Waste Land’ by Lily Janiak

The adaptation of T. S. Eliot's poem doesn't always live up to its innovative concept or Herculean effort.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Lydia R. Diamond on her adaptation of Toni Morrison’s ‘Bluest Eye,’ now an Aurora Theatre audio play by Lily Janiak

The playwright had to choose what the play was about, "how young girls can’t be safe, because of racism."

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Review: ‘A Play in a Box’ from Z Space fits the universe in a tiny package by Lily Janiak

Inside each kit are teensy envelopes and packages, a reading light, an mp3 player the size of a matchbox and headphones.

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‘Hamilton’ to launch Broadway San Jose’s revised season by Lily Janiak

"Dear Evan Hansen" is also part of the lineup, with "Come From Away" as an add-on production.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

American Conservatory Theater delays in-person season till 2022 by Lily Janiak

"Fefu and Her Friends," the company's first immersive work, joins previously announced titles.

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Bay Area theater this spring aims to remind audiences what it is to be human by Lily Janiak

This spring, local theater grounds us in who we are outside of machines, in our foundational literature and in our ancestors.

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Monday, March 22, 2021

S.F.’s historic Golden Gate and Orpheum theaters to be acquired by British company by Joshua Kosman

The Ambassador Theatre Group, which also runs the Curran, will now oversee the city's three major commercial theaters.

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Naomi Newman is still acting at 90, driven by ‘a big imagination and a Jewish soul’ by Lily Janiak

Performing in 'God of Vengeance,' Naomi Newman reconnects with her Yiddish heritage.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Here are all the precautions one S.F. theater took to film onstage during COVID by Lily Janiak

San Francisco Playhouse's "Hieroglyph" might offer a preview of production methods for a hybrid time post-pandemic.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Revisiting Bay Area theater’s first pandemic interviews one year later by Lily Janiak

Early pandemic interviews with people in theater was like asking someone to peer off a cliff into an abyss and say what they saw. What do they say a year later?

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Bay Area superfan leaps from ‘Star Trek’ to Shakespeare and back again by Lily Janiak

Jay Yamada attended California Shakespeare Theater productions night after night until the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to that. Here's how he's been filling that void.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Two new reports reveal just how much our society fails independent arts workers by Lily Janiak

The reports show how we must reinvent how we value and protect broad swaths of the labor market if we are to emerge from this pandemic.

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Magic Theatre(SF) Review: Ricardo Gonzalez's "Don't Eat the Mangos"A reminder that great family dramas are still being written by Lily Janiak

YETTA GOTTESMAN who has the play's final moments to herself as "Ismelda" wordlessly communicates a thousand burdens. The whole casts' acting gets deep inside each character. Simpl, great ac…

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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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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre