Wednesday, August 5, 2020

For These Artists, ?Anti-Racist Theatre? Is Nothing New: Part Two

by Rotimi Agbabiaka Editor?s Note: This is Part Two of a roundtable discussion featuring four independent Black female theatre makers in the Bay Area. Part One of this conve…

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

My Favorite K-Dramas Ranked by Nicole Serratore

Just to keep a ranking of the shows I've blogged about...all subject to change:  1) Crash Landing On You: Just the perfect blend of comedy, drama, and romance with a narrative that sustain…

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Monday, July 27, 2020

R.I.P. Chumleys by Trav S.D.

It is with heavy heart that I report the permanent closure of Chumley’s bar, an NYC institution, just months shy of its centennial anniversary. Chumleys’s is just the latest in a series …

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

VINYL REVIEW: Nine - Original Broadway Cast Recording by JK

A couple of weeks ago, I talked about the musical Nine, one that got away from me (HERE), brought to mind when I rediscovered my copy of the OBCR in my vinyl collection. Well, I cranked up m…

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Greco Roaming

by Sam Hurwitt When Magic Theatre announced last fall that artistic director Loretta Greco would be stepping down at the end of the season after 12 years at the helm, it was…

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘The Decameron: Day 7,’ streaming by Synetic Theater by Mary Ann Johnson

I think that Day 7 could safely be called “Court Jester Day’ in the pantheon of Synetic’s Decameron. From dolls to clowns to stick figures, it was a day to just be jovial. This was a l…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Call Answered: Jessica Sherr: "Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies" streams at by Adam Rothenberg

I have always been fascinated by legendary Bette Davis. Ever since I saw F/X’s Feud: Bette and Joan, I became even more captivated by her. Everything about Jessica Sherr’s Bette Davis Ai…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Book Review: The Understudy by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderIf you're looking for a complicated dissertation on what it takes to be an actor, then The Understudy, a novel by Ellen Tovatt Leary, is not for you. Though if you …

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Making Theatre As A Whole Person: Remembering Corey Fischer

by Rotimi Agbabiaka   The Bay Area lost a guiding light when Corey Fischer passed away on June 6 at the age of 75. A Los Angeles native, Fischer left behind a burgeoning Hollywood caree…

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Creating Our Own Space: A Conversation with Chibueze Crouch and Davied Douglas Morales

by Rotimi Agbabiaka   On June 29, Theatre Bay Area will host Together We Rise, its annual fundraiser. In response to the times, the virtual event will raise funds for the Performing Art…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 10 Favorite Broadway Musical Revivals by JK

Last week, we began our series that takes a look back at the theater we enjoyed over the last 10 seasons. One of those posts revealed our 10 Favorite Broadway Play Revivals (HERE), and today…

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Hamilton Movie Release: 'It'll Be Sooner Rather Than Later' by Lindsey Sullivan

Hamil-fans have been waiting for an update on this news! Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda says the previously announced filmed Broadway performance from Disney is on the way. "We're st…

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Bay Area Faves Share Tips for Slaying Your Virtual Performance

by Rotimi Agbabiaka As shelter in place drives group gatherings onto the virtual platforms of cyberspace, theatre artists are contemplating a world in which their performances, classes, and…

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Musical of the Month: The Drowsy Chaperone : The Cast by JK

This charming little musical was all the more charming because of its thoroughly stellar cast. The talent on this roster of the original Broadway cast is mind-boggling. Not just chock full o…

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

As We Turn to Creativity in Isolation, The Coronavirus is a Calamity on Top of an Arts Crisis” by Julian Meyrick

Some years ago, I traveled to Israel for a conference on dramaturgy. Losing my way at the train station, I was rescued by a soldier who chatted with me all the way to Tel Aviv. I dreaded wha…

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Teach your Children Well. Or… At All. by Daisy Eagan

We took a drive on Saturday in my sister’s convertible up to Mullholland. We were hoping to see the view south of here. We heard you can see all the way down to South Coast now that the po…

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Episode 213 – Broadway Press Agent Extraordinaire, Irene Gandy Irene Gandy has been working as a press agent and producer on Broadway for over 50 years. Do you need more of an intro that than? Well, how a…

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Episode 213 – Broadway Press Agent Extraordinaire, Irene Gandy

Irene Gandy has been working as a press agent and producer on Broadway for over 50 years. Do you need more of an intro that than? Well, how about this . . . she’s got hundreds of shows on …

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Thursday, April 9, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020

As we turn to creativity in isolation, the coronavirus is a calamity on top of an arts crisis by Arts Review

Some years ago, I travelled to Israel for a conference on dramaturgy. Losing my way at the train station, I was rescued by a soldier who chatted with me all the way to Tel Aviv. I dreaded wh…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Geffen Playhouse Season to Include West Coast Bow of The Inheritance Plus Bryan Cranston's Directorial Debut by Andy Lefkowitz

Matthew Lopez's The Inheritance may be concluding its Broadway run this weekend, but audiences will soon get the chance to experience the Olivier-winning two-part drama out west. The new p…

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Look Back at Tony Winner Bryan Cranston in All the Way by Nathan Skethway

Cranston, who celebrates his birthday March 7, made his Broadway debut in the political drama by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Jason Danieley & Hannah Elless to Star in World Premiere Ahrens & Flaherty Musical Knoxville by Andy Lefkowitz

Beloved Broadway alums Jason Danieley and Hannah Elless have been selected to star as James and Mary in Knoxville, a new musical from Tony-winning songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Fl…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

When A Ballet Company Hires A Scholar-In-Residence, What Does She Do? by Artsjournal1

For The Washington Ballet, Dr. Natalie Rouland studies the history of great Russian story ballets such as Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, going all the way back to the written stage direction…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Why Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is going to be every Theatre Nerd’s next bingeworthy show by Glenmarsh94

It’s nearly been a year since we said goodbye to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Rachel Bloom gave a musical lover everything in that show: comedy, hilarious original songs and characters to fall in …

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Be More Chill, The Other Palace review - more exhausting than enlightening by Matt Wolf

American theatre phenomenon pushes buttons aplenty to diminishing effect This latest musical theatre exercise in “geek chic” has been an American phenomenon: a show propelled by social …

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

'This is the new standard for spectacle': fans react to the Back to the Future musical by Lucy Campbell

Audience members give their verdict on the musical version of the 1985 hit movie, which has premiered in Manchester ahead of a West End transfer Fans of 1985 pop culture phenomenon Back to t…

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Defending your life by Kerry Reid

How to Defend Yourself and Do You Feel Anger? ask us to consider how to survive patriarchy without losing our minds—and bodies. The fish has rotted from the he…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Review: Sound Cistem, VAULT Festival by Shirley Both

Review: Sound Cistem, VAULT Festival 5.0stars As part of VAULT Festival, Plaster Cast Theatre have come all the way from Manchester to perform at London’s fringe festival. Transgender and …

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Friday, January 31, 2020

The Friday 5: 5 Surprising Shows I've Never Seen by JK

Now that I'm well into 300+ different Broadway productions, I thought I'd take a look through my list of shows and see what is missing! This week's Friday 5 is about those really famous show…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Welcome to the Rock! Episode 8 by James Marino

Welcome to the podcast series, “Welcome to the Rock!” A behind the curtain peek at what it takes to get a show from a seed of an idea all the way to a Broadway hit. The international hit…

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