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Theatre

21 Jun. 2015

Anna Chlumsky honored, Barefoot’s 2015 Vassallo Awards


Barefoot Theatre Company celebrates the second annual Vassallo Awards with a Spring Gala beginning at the American Ballroom Theater on 25 West 31st Street in Manhattan. Actress Anna Chlumsky (VEEP) and playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis (Riverside and Crazy) are among those honored for artistic achievements. The ceremony honors mentorship and educational outreach to the younger generation of artists in memory […]

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15 Jun. 2015

A. Deavere Smith, school-to-prison pipeline


A one-woman show featuring stories about the nation’s school-to-prison pipeline   The celebrated Berkeley Repertory Theatre will present Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter, a special presentation created, written, and performed by playwright, actor, and educator Anna Deavere Smith.   Smith garnered a National Humanities Medal from President Obama in […]

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09 Jun. 2015

CHOIR BOY at Marin Theatre Company


Marin Theatre Company closes out its 48th Season with the Bay Area premiere of Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the celebrated American playwright of the “The Brother/Sister Plays” trilogy and Head of Passes. Kent Gash, who previously directed the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award-winning production of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at […]

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05 Jun. 2015

TONY Awards 2015, Phylicia Rashad and others


The 69th Annual Tony Awards has a number of top celebrities on board for its annual toast to the best of Broadway!  The roster includes Jennifer Lopez, Nick Jonas, Kiesza, Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Grey, Joel Grey, Dulé Hill, Judith Light, Patina Miller, Bernadette Peters and Phylicia Rashad who will take the stage at Radio […]

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01 Jun. 2015

Tina Fey takes to Broadway for foster kids June 29


BROADWAY & HOLLYWOOD STARS BRIGHTEN THE WAY FOR FOSTER KIDS WITH “VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS: STARS FOR FOSTER KIDS” JUNE 29, ST. JAMES THEATRE ON BROADWAY Tina Fey, Tituss Burgess, Kristin Chenoweth, Rachel Crow, Antwone Fisher, Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Janice Huff, Jane Krakowski, Alec Mapa, Andrea McArdle, Patina Miller, Rosie O’Donnell, Caroline Rhea, Charlene […]

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23 Apr. 2015

BRANDY singing for Easter Seals, dancing on Broadway!


Easter Seals Bay Area (ESBA) hosts their yearly fundraising event with musical performance by Grammy-award winner and TV star, Brandy Norwood, who leaves San Francisco headed to Broadway for her star turn as “Roxie Hart” in the long-running hit, Chicago the Musical. The Easter Seals Spring Gala (April 25) is the local organization’s signature black-tie […]

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21 Apr. 2015

HEAD OF PASSES, faith and then some


Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney on his stirring HEAD OF PASSES Imagine the powerful prose of Lorraine Hansberry, the genteel tenacity of August Wilson and the intellectual prowess of James Baldwin all reincarnated in the body of a contemporary African American playwright, hailed creative genius before his 30th birthday.  I describe the composite of Tarell Alvin […]

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04 Mar. 2015

Judith Light, part of esteemed Broadway panel


  The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have announced the panel of esteemed judges for the inaugural “Excellence in Theatre Education Award.” The judges will represent the American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League and Carnegie Mellon University and select the award finalists and winner. The judges are: Peter Cooke, head of Carnegie Mellon’s […]

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28 Feb. 2015

New play brings truth to power for young women


Tracie Collins puts action to her words.  This Bay Area playwright is known for championing issues surrounding equality for women and race relations. As an actress, writer, producer and director, Collins is unafraid of transparency and the controversial social injustices that plague communities.  Her current body of work Cold Piece of Werk, explores the real-life human sex […]

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09 Feb. 2015

“Selma” and “Lincoln” costar will direct historic musical


Colman Domingo Directs Musical about Fisk University Jubilee Singers, NYC Theater Presents 10 Year Anniversary of Musical about Race & Education New York City Children’s Theater (formerly Making Books Sing) will present A BAND OF ANGELS (Spring 2015), commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the musical along with the 150th Anniversary of the end of the […]

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