Theatre Reviews

Chloë Grace Moretz plays the survivor of a gunman’s attack on a school in this play by Scott Z. Burns

The Library

By Daniel Scheffler | Apr 16
Steven Soderbergh directs this stark new play about the aftermath of a high school shooting, now playing at The Public Theatre.

Hamlet (c. Jeremy Kahn*) is torn between Faustus (l. Michael Stevenson*) and Martin Luther (r. Dan Hiatt*) in ’Wittenberg’


By Adam Brinklow | Apr 15
Martin Luther and Dr. Faustus serve as professors to Hamlet in this creative play at Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre.

The Contra Costa cast of ’August: Osage County’

August: Osage County

By Adam Brinklow | Apr 15
When the patriarch of a rambling, conflict-filled Oklahoma family disappears, his scattered relatives muster in the family home to deal with the crisis and each other, in this new classic by Tracy Letts.


Theatre Features

Billy Porter on ’Kinky Boots’ anniversary, new CD

By Mark Kennedy | Apr 14
Billy Porter has good reason to be happy these days. He’s celebrating his anniversary in the hit musical "Kinky Boots" and is about to release a new CD of Broadway standards.

Comic Bruce Vilanch

Got Bruce? :: Vilanch Hosts the Big Gay Comedy Show

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Apr 12
April Fool’s Day gets an extension this year when funny man extraordinaire Bruce Vilanch comes to town for an extended stay. Show biz’s gayest comic will be seen live on stage in two projects near and dear to his heart.

San Francisco Ballet dancer Davit Karapetyan in Chamber Symphony from choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy

Big Dance Week in the Bay Area

By Paul Parish | Apr 11
In the last week there’s been so much work of importance, it was not only impossible to see it all, it staggers the imagination of your reporter how to do justice to the wonderful things he did see.