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02 Feb. 2015

Danai Gurira’s “THE CONVERT”

Marin Theatre Company (MTC) presents The Convert from award-winning Zimbabwean-American playwright Danai Gurira (TV’s The Walking Dead). MTC’s artistic director Jasson Minadakis directs this play about a young woman in Southern Africa at the turn of the 19th century who is wrestling with the ramifications of English colonization on the Shona People, her family and […]

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28 Jan. 2015

“Speaking” of race in the workplace

Rasheeda Speaking is the New York premiere of Joel Drake Johnson’s workplace riff about an employer tired of his receptionist and enlists help from a coworker to fire her. Ethics beware. As described, Rasheeda Speaking addresses the new wall of suppressed discomfort, fear and paranoia between different races and cultures that has emerged in the […]

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21 Jan. 2015


The American Theatre Wing’s 69th Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards–presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing–will air on CBS on Sunday, June 7th Tuesday, April 28th – The 2015 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT, sponsored by IBM, will take place at the historic Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel. A live webcast of […]

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14 Jan. 2015

Football Love Story World Premiere

The world premiere of X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story), a hard-hitting docudrama that examines our country’s passion for a game that is life-giving yet lethal unveils at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Friday, January 23. The country’s singularly American sport is intricately woven into our culture and rituals, yet its traumatic effect on players and […]

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17 Dec. 2014

Chaz Ebert on “Life Itself” and matters of love

Roger Ebert was one of my private heroes—he, through his work, made me believe I could pursue my love of films and entertainment.  I never got to meet him but, it was as if I did, even when catching glimpses from afar. When he passed away (April 2013), I felt as if a longtime friend […]

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12 Dec. 2014

KINKY BOOTS, high stepping til Dec. 28 SF’s Orpheum Theatre

My first introduction to KINKY BOOTS–the acclaimed musical production–was via the 2005 film starring Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), who delivered a most memorable portrayal as Lola. KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical, winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, an inspirational story that follows a struggling shoe factory owner […]

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10 Oct. 2014

THE JUDGE: cast is compelling, compassionate

Just hearing the names of the starring lineup in THE JUDGE–Warner Bros. new courtroom drama–is worth the price of admission.  We’re talking Oscar winner and five-time nominee Robert Duvall (TENDER MERCIES, GET LOW, THE APOSTLE, THE GODFATHER), Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton (SLING BLADE, MONSTER’S BALL, PRIMARY COLORS), two-time Oscar nominee Robert Downey, Jr (TROPIC THUNDER, […]

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19 Sep. 2014

Broadway’s PIPPIN tours San Francisco opens September 23

PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? The show is noted for many Broadway standards including “Magic To Do,” “Corner of the Sky,” “Glory,” “No […]

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11 Aug. 2014

Marin Theatre Company’s West Coast Premiere

One snuck in the back door, so the other could walk in the front. Why would the shining son of the Nation of Islam seek help from one of the most vilified figures of black American culture? In this knockout new play, San Francisco native Will Power investigates an unlikely friendship of the Civil Rights […]

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13 Jul. 2014

Saul’s Conversion is Tupac’s Redemption

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME ( is the arresting new Broadway musical set to the music of the late rap icon Tupac Shakur.  The story is one of urban street challenges and neighborhood pathologies, at its core, a heartbeat of redemption with wrenching reconciliation and a love triangle reminiscent of the Shakespearean tragedy. And, it’s […]

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