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Theatre

25 Feb. 2014

HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, extended!


  Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly announces the extended run of its’ world premiere, The House that will not Stand, a humorous and gripping historical drama commissioned from award-winning poet-playwright and Oakland native Marcus Gardley. Sensuous, witty, heartbreaking, and uplifting – The House that will not Stand unearths a story about free women of color in […]

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15 Feb. 2014

Hugh Jackman hosts 2014 TONY Awards


Tony Award winner, Academy Award® nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor Hugh Jackman returns to host THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 8 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be Jackman’s fourth time hosting the Tony Awards. He previously hosted the […]

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07 Dec. 2013

Storefront Church, funny and warm


Church for many means multiple things: a place for confession as well as depression; for some, a place of celebration, rebirth and revived spirits. In the amusing stage play from TONY, Oscar and Pulitzer winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt), his motley, bandied about congregation centers on one thing–the storefront church–seemingly a touchstone in this gentrified […]

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22 Nov. 2013

Porgy and Bess, alluring!


Country boy meets city girl but girl already has a man. Boy is lonely and no match for girl’s man. Man does girl wrong, boy rescues girl, new love and a better life begin. Time passes, girl tempted by man, succumbs to man’s evil, throbbing allure. Man is murdered; boy is blamed, as he should be. Community […]

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26 Oct. 2013

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s transformation


You may never be the same after seeing the new movie, 12 Years A Slave, based on a true story about a free black man, Solomon Northup, tricked into slavery in the 1800’s. Yes, the story is overwhelming but the bravery and tenacity displayed by Northup delivered via an amazing portrayal by Chiwetel Ejiofor ushered […]

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25 Oct. 2013

Cicely Tyson Honored in NYC at Cipriani’s


PRINCESS GRACE FOUNDATION-USA TO HONOR CICELY TYSON AT 2013 PRINCESS GRACE AWARDS GALA October 30th, Cipriani’s in New York                               Gala to take place in the presence of HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco   HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco; Cicely Tyson (Prince Rainier III Award recipient); emcee Paula Zahn; presenters: Victor Garber, Susan Stroman, Bill T. […]

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24 Sep. 2013

Love in flight, BAGGAGE CLAIM arrives, Sept. 27


Celebrated playwright and filmmaker David E. Talbert (A WOMAN LIKE THAT, THE FABRIC OF A MAN, FIRST SUNDAY) knows a thing or two about love and relationships. Now, basking in a solid loving marriage with an adorable bouncing baby boy, before Talbert landed in Loveland with life partner in business and romance, Lyn Sisson-Talbert, the […]

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22 Sep. 2013

VEEP at the EMMY’s


Best wishes to Tony Hale and his EMMY win –Supporting Actor in a Comedy– for HBO’s VEEP, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus; VEEP is an intelligent and extremely funny show. I spoke to Hale last season about his role as Gary, the Veep’s trusty right hand, selfless confidant and unwavering miracle worker. He is also among the […]

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20 Aug. 2013

Congrats to Chiwetel Ejiofor, batting 100!


Acclaimed thespian, three-time Golden Globe nominee, and London native Chiwetel Ejiofor is having a banner year! The 36-year-old delighted packed houses in his stage performance as Patrice Lumumba, prime minister of the Congo, at London’s Young Vic. Cable TV audiences will be treated to his performance as Louis, a jazz player, in “Dancing on the […]

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