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Theatre

16 Jun. 2013

Wild with Happy, now through June 30


Colman Domingo is wild about life and happy with his choices The San Francisco Bay Area has long celebrated the unforgettable theatrical performances of Colman Domingo. In recent years, he starred off-Broadway in the 2012 revival of Athol Fugard’s Blood Knot, directed by the author. He was nominated for a 2011 Tony Award for Best […]

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07 Jun. 2013

Cicely Tyson’s trip to TONY Awards, bountiful!


It’s not too late to take a trip to the abundant city of New York and get yourself a seat on the Great White Way for a delightful performance by Ms. Cicely Tyson in Horton Foote’s TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL.  Running through June 30th at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, Ms. Tyson received a TONY Award in […]

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03 Jun. 2013

Michelle’s destiny revealed in Fela!


Michelle Williams of the sensational R&B trio, Destiny’s Child, struts her stuff in Fela!, the smash Broadway hit, touring nationally and making a stop in Oakland, CA, at the resplendent Paramount Theatre, June 4 through 9. I spoke to Williams who bursts enthusiastically about her fourth staged musical, the three-time Tony award winning production that […]

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10 May. 2013

Diahann Carroll, exclusive interview


“Life is an awful lot of colors and situations to be handled…” Neither ashamed nor embarrassed to admit that I was giddy and nervous at the thought of a one-on-one conversation with the one-and-only Diahann Carroll, she made the few minutes spent, worth the years of anticipation. Every little brown girl in America who grew […]

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12 Apr. 2013

“The Bereaved” is anything but grief!


Recently introduced to the works of Thomas Bradshaw, my jaw dropped.  As I looked further into his celebrated portfolio, I discovered that he is poised to be Oprah’s next best thing, negotiating a deal with the Harpo TV maven. Winfrey has designs to bring Bradshaw’s plays from the theater to HBO. I’ve read several of […]

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25 Mar. 2013

JERSEY BOYS’ Justin Lonesome


“JERSEY BOYS” gives hope to those who love to sing! A lesson in perseverance led to a path of victory for a determined young man It’s just good to bob your head, clap your hands and sing along with the sounds of yesteryear that bring back treasured memories.  This is the experience I recently enjoyed […]

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22 Mar. 2013

Let the summer movie season begin!


Kicking off the eve of the summer blockbuster season is the intense action thriller, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN with Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Melissa Leo and Angela Bassett in the Antoine Fuqua directed feature about an insidious attack on America’s beloved White House.  The President of The United States must make a tough decision to save […]

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07 Mar. 2013

Carl Lumbly talks “The MF with The Hat” video interview excerpt


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Qn1W1LKvM Celebrated for his command of intriguing character portrayals, Carl Lumbly –acclaimed actor of film, TV and stage– inhabits the role of Ralph D, a beguiling, recovering addict, who is two-timing his wife, sleeping with his supposed best friend’s woman in the Stephen Adly Guirgis hit, “The MF with The Hat,” the play that gave […]

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16 Feb. 2013

Margo Hall and Bill English talk SF Playhouse


The San Francisco Playhouse has spent a decade building a reputation for presenting staged works that stray from convention, or do they? Currently playing at their new location in San Francisco’s Union Square District is the aggressive and arresting “Motherf**ker with The Hat” from the unrelenting pen of playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis (Jesus Hopped the […]

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