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Nick Adams plays Fiyero, and Emma Hunton is Elphaba in a touring production of 'Wicked,' arriving in San Jose on Aug. 27

Something 'Wicked' This Way Comes

By Richard Dodds | Aug 23
Nick Adams is seeing the U.S.A. in a "Wicked" way, tooling from tour stop to tour stop as the highly regarded musical makes its way across the country.


Theatre Reviews

The touring cast of 'Motown The Musical'

Motown The Musical

By Adam Brinklow | Aug 22
The Orpheum Theatre stages the story of the founding of Motown Records from the perspective of founder Berry Gordy.

These guys are in the habit!

The Habit of Art

By Roger Brigham | Aug 8
Alan Bennett's sensitive homage to the lives of poet W.H. Auden and composer Benjamin Britten offers deep insight into the dubious habits and great artistry that defined their lives and legacies.

Anthony Fusco as Henry Higgins, Catherine Castellanos as Mrs. Pearce, and Irene Lucio as Eliza Doolittle


By Adam Brinklow | Aug 6
Jonathan Moscone directs George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" at Cal Shakes, rounding the corner and heading for the homestretch on this season.


Theatre Features

Last year's panels

LA Women's Theater Festival Holds Empowerment Day

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 21
On August 23 in Los Angeles' Fremont Centre Theatre, solo performers will come together with experts in their field for the day-long Los Angeles Women's Theater Festival Second Annual Solo Performer Empowerment Day.

eremy Jordan and Aidan Gemme in "Finding Neverland"

Jeremy Jordan :: Finding Stardom in 'Neverland'

By Robert Nesti | Aug 19
In a few years, Jeremy Jordan has emerged as one of the Broadway musical's rising stars. National audiences, though, recognize him from "Smash," the cult NBC series. This month he's starring in a new musical, "Finding Neverland," en route to Broadway.

Michael Urie stars in the SF-bound hit comedy 'Buyer & Cellar' as an out-of-work actor hired by Barbra Streisand to tend to her private little shopping lane

Capturing the Essence of Barbra

By Richard Dodds | Aug 15
As far as anyone knows, Barbra Streisand has not seen "Buyer & Cellar." But right now, the little off-Broadway show that has grown into a big hit is in her own backyard, running in Los Angeles as part of a national tour that arrives Aug. 19.