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Cutting Ball Theater Launches Search for New Managing Director

(7/1 at 12:36 PM) - San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater today announced the departure of Managing Director Suzanne Appel. (read...)


2015 Marin County Fair Kicks Off Today

(7/1 at 12:30 AM) - The 2015 Marin County Fair will be the place to be this July 4th holiday as the 'greenest county fair on earth' gears up for another spectacular five days of non-stop fun and playtime for all ages. The Fair runs TODAY, JULY 1 through SUNDAY JULY 5, 11am - 11pm, and will feature everything you've come to expect and more from the Marin County Fair including some great headline entertainment with Pablo Cruise, Kansas, The Marshall Tucker Band, Judy Collins, Aaron Neville, Queen Nation, Tribal Seeds and La Misa Negra on the main stage. (read...)


Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for THE BOOK OF MORMON: Broadway San Jose Now thru July 12

(6/30 at 10:38 PM) - THE BOOK OF MORMON is coming to Broadway San Jose, Now Thru July 12. (read...)


San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT Out on DVD/Blu-ray Today

(6/30 at 12:30 AM) - Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's quintessentially American masterpiece Show Boat comes to full life in a new DVD/Blu-ray recording from San Francisco Opera to be released by EuroArts Music International today, June 30, 2015. (read...)


Berkeley Rep Moves Two Performances of Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'

(6/29 at 10:50 PM) - Two performances of Anna Deavere Smith's Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education have been rescheduled: The Tuesday, July 21, 8pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 26 at 7pm. The Wednesday, July 22, 7pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 2, 7pm. (read...)


BWW Reviews: Steven Brinberg's SIMPLY BARBRA - Simply Fabulous!

(6/29 at 4:45 PM) - Steven Brinberg's portrayal of the famous Broadway and music legend is a joy to see and if you have never seen Barbra Streisand in concert, then Brinberg is the very next best thing. (read...)


Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 6/28/2015

(6/28 at 10:00 AM) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/28/2015 for San Francisco (read...)


Fish Songs Live! Presents PHILIA

(6/27 at 10:20 AM) - Fish Songs Live! opens its premiere show, an electronic fairytale musical, PHILIA with book by Evangeline Crittenden, music and lyrics by Nick Rattray. Based on the short story by Bay Area author Traci Chee, this new musical explores sexual freedom, coming of age, and slut-shaming. Evangeline Crittenden and Wesley Newfarmer helm this new musical, featuring Derricka Smith, Jessica Coker, David Schiller, Charles Lewis III, Josh Theis and Morgan Booker. (read...)


Steven Brinberg Brings SIMPLY BARBRA to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Weekend

(6/27 at 12:30 AM) - Steven Brinberg, the premier Barbra Streisand impressionist, will bring the latest version of his acclaimed one-man show, Simply Barbra, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - tonight, June 27 (7 p.m.) and tomorrow, June 28 (7p.m.). (read...)


Jon Tracy Directs FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight at Berkeley Playhouse

(6/27 at 12:30 AM) - Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater closes its seventh season with Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Jon Tracy (Berkeley Playhouse: Guys and Dolls, The Pirates of Penzance; Aurora Theatre Company, Shotgun Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, NY Fringe, San Francisco Playhouse) and choreographed by Matthew McCoy (Berkeley Playhouse: Shrek The Musical, The Music Man; Sixth Street Playhouse, Bay Area Musicals). Fiddler runs now through August 2, 2015. Opening night is tonight, June 27 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Avenue in Berkeley. (read...)


Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/26; HAIRSPRAY at The Muny, THE FLICK in Orlando and More!

(6/26 at 8:12 AM) - This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in St. Louis, Orlando, Sacramento, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include HAIRSPRAY at The Muny, THE FLICK in Orlando, Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars',  just to name a few. (read...)


Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents THE MUSIC MAN, Now thru 8/16

(6/26 at 12:30 AM) - Barbershop quartets, Fourth of July celebrations, ice cream socials and marching bands find a home at Columbia State Park's Fallon House Theatre when Sierra Repertory Theatre presents The Music Man, tonight, June 26 - August 16. (read...)


Marin Shakespeare Stages CYMBELINE, Now thru 7/26

(6/26 at 12:30 AM) - Marin Shakespeare Company, Marin County's professional, awarding-winning outdoor summer Shakespeare festival, begins its 2015 season with its first presentation of 'Cymbeline.'   (read...)


LO SPEZIALE Opera Channels BREAKING BAD at Dragon Theatre, 7/10-26

(6/25 at 10:26 PM) - A young apprentice dreams of a woman just out of his reach, while he toils away making batches of drugs under his boss's watchful eye. The local lawyer tries to woo the same woman away, while the boss himself plots to accumulate wealth manipulating those around him. A comedic tale of mixed up romance and life in the drug industry. Opera as you've never seen it before, told through the style of the hit TV show, Breaking Bad. Sung in the original Italian with supertitles. (read...)


38th Bay Area Playwrights Festival to Showcase 7 New Theatrical Works, 7/17-26

(6/25 at 8:20 PM) - The Playwrights Foundation's 38th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) runs July 17-26, 2015 at the Tides Theatre in San Francisco. BAPF 2015 builds on the festival's historic legacy of innovation in theater that then moves to theaters across the country. (read...)


Tony Nominee Jarrod Spector Comes to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Week

(6/25 at 12:30 AM) - Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector will bring his acclaimed show, A Little Help from My Friends, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances - today, June 25 (8 p.m.) and tomorrow, June 26 (8 p.m.).  Featuring a full band and back-up singers, Jarrod takes the audience on a joyous ride of great songs everyone knows and tells a vivid story about his time as the iconic Frankie Valli in the hit Broadway musical, Jersey Boys. (read...)


Jon Tracy-Helmed FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Begins Tonight at Berkeley Playhouse

(6/25 at 12:30 AM) - Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater closes its seventh season with Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Jon Tracy (Berkeley Playhouse: Guys and Dolls, The Pirates of Penzance; Aurora Theatre Company, Shotgun Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, NY Fringe, San Francisco Playhouse) and choreographed by Matthew McCoy (Berkeley Playhouse: Shrek The Musical, The Music Man; Sixth Street Playhouse, Bay Area Musicals). Fiddler runs from tonight, June 25 to August 2, 2015, with previews tonight, June 25 and Saturday, June 27. Opening Night is June 27 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Avenue in Berkeley. (read...)


CHINGLISH, THE PILLOWMAN & More Among TBA Awards Recommended Shows in San Francisco This Week

(6/24 at 9:52 PM) - Each week, hundreds of adjudicators attend and evaluate eligible productions from all over the Bay Area on behalf of the TBA Awards. Based on the 'overall production' scores from their peers, Theatre Bay Area issues a weekly list of productions still running that have reached a minimum threshold of scoring to be deemed 'recommended.'  (read...)


BATS Improv to Stage IMPROVISED SUMMER MUSICAL, Saturdays in July

(6/24 at 4:40 PM) - BATS Improv presents 'Improvised Summer Musical', running Saturdays, July 11 - 25 from 8pm to 10pm at the Bayfront Theater (B350 Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA 94123). Celebrate Summer with BATS first ever musical triptych, directed by John Remak. (read...)


BWW Reviews: A Weekend in Wine Country - Transcendence Theatre, Sonoma Valley Inn, Wine Tastings and More!

(6/24 at 7:46 AM) - Sonoma County is known as the wine lover's dream destination. More than wine, however, this Northern California region is near to miles of gorgeous Pacific coastline, over 50 parks with hiking and cycling trails, world-class restaurants, boutique shopping, and a one-of-a-kind outdoor theatre experience that makes Transcendence Theatre Company's musical revue the 'Best Night Ever.'  Whether you go for a relaxing couple's retreat, a girls weekend getaway, or a family vacation, Sonoma has something for everyone to enjoy. (read...)


FROZEN Creators, Jonathan Groff, Laura Bell Bundy and More Lead Master Classes at Young Actors' Theatre Camp, Beginning Today

(6/24 at 12:30 AM) - Young Actors' Theatre Camp Program Directors Shawn Ryan and John Ainsworth announced today that several stars of stage and screen will lead master classes this summer at the Young Actors' Theatre Camp taking place today, June 24, through August 11, 2014 at Camp Sempervirens (20161 Big Basin Highway in Boulder Creek) in the Santa Cruz Mountains. (read...)


2015 Marin County Fair to Kick Off July 1st

(6/23 at 9:02 PM) - The 2015 Marin County Fair will be the place to be this July 4th holiday as the 'greenest county fair on earth' gears up for another spectacular five days of non-stop fun and playtime for all ages. The Fair runs WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 through SUNDAY JULY 5, 11am - 11pm, and will feature everything you've come to expect and more from the Marin County Fair including some great headline entertainment with Pablo Cruise, Kansas, The Marshall Tucker Band, Judy Collins, Aaron Neville, Queen Nation, Tribal Seeds and La Misa Negra on the main stage. (read...)


Pear Avenue Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: THE MOUNTAINTOP , AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY & More

(6/23 at 3:43 PM) - Last night the home of Artistic Director and founder Diane Tasca buzzed with excited supporters and theatre enthusiasts as Pear Avenue Theatre announced the details of its new home, new name, and 2015-16 season. The Pear's highly anticipated new state-of-the-art theatre, designed by San Jose architect John Duquette, more than doubles the company's square footage from its current 1500 to more than 4,000 sf, and will be located at 1110 La Avenida, Mountain View. With its new home, the company will take on a new name, Pear Theatre, as a continuing nod to its original location on Pear Avenue in Mountain View. The Pear will move into the space at La Avenida this fall in time for its upcoming season. (read...)


Cinnabar Announces Departure of Executive Director Terence Keane

(6/23 at 2:33 PM) - Today, with gratitude and sadness, the board of directors of Cinnabar Arts Corporation (CAC) announced the departure of Executive Director Terence Keane. Keane was hired part-time in early 2013 and asked to maximize ticket sales, increase fundraising, overhaul communications, and work with the board, staff, and volunteers to sustain Cinnabar's artistic excellence and its education programs for youth. Under his leadership, the theater has seen tremendous growth and is poised for a bright future. The board has appointed Stephen Hamilton, an experienced leader from among its members, to serve as interim executive director, manage day-to-day operations, and head the search for a full-time executive. Keane will remain with Cinnabar into the summer months to support a stable transition. (read...)


THE BOOK OF MORMON Sets Lottery Policy for San Jose Engagement

(6/22 at 1:06 PM) - THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins Tuesday, June 30 at the Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose and plays a limited two-week engagement through Sunday, July 12. In San Jose, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $28 apiece. (read...)


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