Audra McDonald with San Francisco Symphony - Stark Insider Review

In Review: Audra McDonald and another delightful evening with SF Symphony

Audra McDonald with San Francisco Symphony 4 out of 5 stars - 'A Delightful Evening' Vocalist Audra McDonald San Francisco Symphony Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco Symphony advertises: "Whether it’s an off-the-wall escapade or a desert island classic, it’s all here in the … 2023-24 season." California Festival, Signature Salonen, New Conceptions, Inspirations, Choice...
BroadwaySF presents "Unscripted: An Evening with Fran Lebowitz"

BroadwaySF to host an unscripted evening with Fran Lebowitz at the Curran

Iconic social commentator Fran Lebowitz was once famously hired by Andy Warhol as a columnist for Interview. From there her career would reach soaring heights, and feature remarkable milestones, even appearing on the television drama Law & Order from 2001 to 2007. Now, her one-of-a-kind stories are coming live to...
Hedwig and The Angry Inch - Shotgun Players, Berkeley

Cult musical ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ headed to Berkeley

If there's one musical that might be able to match the midnight madness of something like The Rocky Horror Picture Show it would surely be Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Featuring iconic musical numbers, fourth-wall breaking, stand-up comedy, and outlandish costumes, the cult favorite is now headed to Berkeley. Shotgun Players...
San Jose Stage Company Announces 2023-2024 Season

‘Bald Sisters’ leads San Jose Stage Company’s 2023-2024 season

Vichet Chum's Bald Sisters is set to kick off San Jose Stage Company's 2023-2024 season. The play revolves around two sisters who have been at odds since birth and marks its West Coast premiere. Jeffrey Lo directs. In total, five productions are featured in the theater's 41st season including three...
American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), has hired Kelundra Smith to be its next managing editor. A frequent contributor to the magazine, Smith is an Atlanta–based journalist, playwright, and storyteller whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, Andscape, Food & Wine, Garden & Gun, The Bitter Southerner, Atlanta magazine, and elsewhere.

American Theatre magazine names Kelundra Smith managing editor

Two positive bits of news in the world of theater today. First, American Theatre magazine announced that it has named a new managing editor. Journalist, playwright and storyteller Kelundra Smith will become the iconic magazine's next managing editor: "I’m so proud and heartened to welcome Kelundra Smith to our team," said...
Cirque du Soleil - Corteo - San Francisco Bay Area performances, tickets

‘Corteo’ by Cirque du Soleil arrives in the San Francisco Bay Area

Cirque du Soleil's newest show arrives this month in the San Francisco Bay Area with shows running from August 9 through to August 27, 2023. Corteo will be playing dates in August in San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco as follows: SAP Center, San Jose – August 9-13, 2023 Oakland...
San Francisco Mime Troupe - Breakdown

San Francisco Mime Troupe brings musical theater to local parks this summer

"Sometimes it’s not all just happening in your mind."
Hit Broadway musical "A Chorus Line" onstage at San Francisco Playhouse (Jun. 22 – Sep. 9)

Broadway musical ‘A Chorus Line’ to conclude San Francisco Playhouse 20th anniversary season

San Francisco Playhouse announced that the hit Broadway show A Chorus Line will conclude its 20th anniversary season. In the iconic musical "twenty-four hopeful dancers undertake a grueling audition for eight coveted spots in the back-up chorus of an unnamed Broadway show." A Chorus Line will be directed by Bill English...
California Shakespeare Theater announces lineup for "At The Bruns"

In The Arts: California Shakespeare Theater announces lineup for “At the Bruns” series

Opening with a Sunday picnic, California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) today released the details of At the Bruns. Organizers say the new series will showcase music, comedy, and theater. All events are scheduled to be performed at the Bruns Memorial Amphitheater from May through October 2023. Full details below as...
Myles Frost and cast in MJ

BroadwaySF Season: ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ and more coming to San Francisco stage

BroadwaySF has announced its 2023-2024 season with a lineup of six musicals. Full details below. All will play the Orpheum and Golden Gate Theatre and include the following productions: The Wiz MJ Funny Girl Company Mrs. Doubtfire The Girl from the North Country "We are thrilled to bring a dynamic season...