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Chita Rivera will headline the event

Chita Rivera Performs at Art Attack Benefit at Birdland

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 15
On Monday, September 15, Broadway legend Chita Rivera will headline at "An Evening of Song," benefiting the Art Attack Foundation at the equally legendary Birdland music club.


Theatre Reviews

Trish Mulholland and Anne Darragh play sisters trying to make a fishmonger (Kevin Clarke) more desirable in Shotgun Players' 'The New Electric Ballroom'

The New Electric Ballroom

By Richard Dodds | Sep 16
Don't go looking for lyrical romance in "The New Electric Ballroom," a jagged and often obtuse play having its area premiere at Shotgun Players.

Meow Meow is lifted by dancers Michael Balderrama (left) and Bob Gaynor

An Audience with Meow Meow

By Adam Brinklow | Sep 16
Berkeley's Roda Theatre stages the unexpected evening of dance, performance and comedy, "An Audience With Meow Meow."

Don (l. Gabriel Marin*) and Catherine (r. Marilee Talkington*) argue about their past

Rapture, Blister, Burn

By Adam Brinklow | Sep 9
The author of several acclaimed books is ready to start a family, but at 42, it's entering the Blind Panic phase of her midlife crisis.


Theatre Features

William Inge's Dark Side Explored at Upcoming Ptown Festival

By Robert Israel | Sep 8
William Inge & Tennessee Williams were friends & rivals. Both dominated 1950s American theater, but dealt with being gay differently. At the upcoming Williams Theatre Festival in Ptown, four short Inge plays explore his relationship with being gay.

Justin V. Bond in 'The Drift'

Justin V. Bond Stages Free Association Show 'The Drift' at Joes' Pub

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 8
On September 11, Justin Vivian Bond embarks on a new, free associative collage of spoken word and song that is inspired by Tennessee Williams' story "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone."

Joyce DiDonato (Romeo) and Nicole Cabell (Giulietta) in Vincenzo Bellini's 'I Capuleti e i Montecchi'

Out There :: Opera in Your Living Room

By Roberto Friedman | Sep 6
We won't deny it, we get a little thrill when we see the crews set up the tent for the San Francisco Symphony opening gala each year.