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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

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.

Erika Chong Shuch as Titania and Margo Hall as Bottom

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Louise Adams | Sep 8
California Shakespeare is presenting Shana Cooper's ingenious, indefatigable production at the recently renovated, solar-powered Bruns Amphitheater through the month of September.

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.


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.