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Theater Review: 'The Art of Burning' Never Catches Fire

Theater Review: 'The Art of Burning' Never Catches Fire

By Robert Nesti | Jan 31, 2023

How does "Medea" play in a modern context? Tepidly in "The Art of Burning."

Review: Searing 'The Normal Heart' Revisits Early Days of the AIDS Epidemic

Review: Searing 'The Normal Heart' Revisits Early Days of the AIDS Epidemic

By Joe Siegel | Jan 30, 2023

"The Normal Heart" is an emotionally devastating depiction of the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.

Review: 'We're Gonna Die' Finds Joy in Life's Hard Questions

Review: 'We're Gonna Die' Finds Joy in Life's Hard Questions

By Joe Siegel | Jan 27, 2023

"We're Gonna Die," from playwright Young Jean Lee, is a hybrid of play and rock musical that deals with depressing subjects, but is not depressing to watch.

Review: 'Jagged Little Pill' Electrifies on National Tour

Review: 'Jagged Little Pill' Electrifies on National Tour

By Will Demers | Jan 26, 2023

Never have Alanis Morissette's songs been paired with such an intense story, but you'll be left truly wanting more of this "Pill."

Review: 'By the Queen' Brilliantly Brings Shakespeare's Queen Margaret to Life

Review: 'By the Queen' Brilliantly Brings Shakespeare's Queen Margaret to Life

By Will Demers | Jan 25, 2023

Once again Trinity Repertory Company examines Shakespeare; but this time is quite different. Taking a strong female character that appears in no less than four plays sounds like a daunting task. But they succeed brilliantly with "By the Queen."

Everett Quinton, 'Ridiculous Theatrical Company' Mainstay, Dies at 71

Everett Quinton, 'Ridiculous Theatrical Company' Mainstay, Dies at 71

Jan 25, 2023

Everett Quinton, one of the mainstays of the New York queer theater scene since the 1970s, has died at the age of 71.

Maggie Cee Explores the Femme/Butch Dichotomy with Solo Dance Piece

Maggie Cee Explores the Femme/Butch Dichotomy with Solo Dance Piece

By Steve Duffy | Jan 24, 2023

In her latest solo piece, queer dancer Maggie Cee explores the history of 20th-century fem(me)/butch lesbian bars to life. EDGE spoke to her about "Ladies at a Gay Girls' Bar, 1938-1969."

'Getting There' - World Premiere Commission Debuts at NCTC

'Getting There' - World Premiere Commission Debuts at NCTC

By Jim Gladstone | Jan 24, 2023

"Getting There," Dipika Guha's shifting, shimmering new play, asks its characters and audiences to puzzle over a half-dozen abstract but interrelated concepts: Loneliness, desire, friendship, love, guilt, and aging.

New Operas for the New Year; 'Everest' and 'Prospero'

New Operas for the New Year; 'Everest' and 'Prospero'

By Philip Campbell | Jan 24, 2023

Two new opera productions from groundbreaking creators are coming to San Francisco in February and March. Collaborations between a veritable Who's Who of contemporary artists give encouraging evidence of the state of the art.

Friendship Lies Behind Sundance Comedy 'Theater Camp'

Friendship Lies Behind Sundance Comedy 'Theater Camp'

By Lindsey Bahr | Jan 21, 2023

There is quite a bit of history between the team behind "Theater Camp," a loving satire of musical theater kids and their teachers that premieres Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.

Review: Acting Shines in Vivid 'Faith Healer'

Review: Acting Shines in Vivid 'Faith Healer'

By Will Demers | Jan 18, 2023

In "Faith Healer," Irish dramatist Brian Friel ("Dancing at Lughnasa," "Molly Sweeney") explores the lives of the title character, Frank Hardy, a complicated man whose gifts may or not be real.

Marshall Forte at Lyon & Swan: Two Sensational Debuts

Marshall Forte at Lyon & Swan: Two Sensational Debuts

By Jim Gladstone | Jan 17, 2023

Marshall Forte, a lightning bolt of charisma and musicality who, debuted as Lola in Ray of Light Theatre's production of "Kinky Boots," is now setting off sparks with his own cabaret act, "Hello My Name Is Marshall" at the new supper club Lyon & Swan.

David Byrne's Next Broadway Show Will Be 'Here Lies Love'

David Byrne's Next Broadway Show Will Be 'Here Lies Love'

By Mark Kennedy | Jan 12, 2023

David Byrne's "American Utopia" may have left Broadway but the Talking Heads leader is plotting a return — with disco.

David Byrne's Next Broadway Show Will be 'Here Lies Love'

David Byrne's Next Broadway Show Will be 'Here Lies Love'

By Mark Kennedy | Jan 12, 2023

David Byrne's "American Utopia" may have left Broadway but the Talking Heads leader is plotting a return — with disco.

SF Ballet's 'next @ 90' Festival: Former Principal Dancer Nicolas Blanc Returns as Choreographer

SF Ballet's 'next @ 90' Festival: Former Principal Dancer Nicolas Blanc Returns as Choreographer

By Philip Mayard | Jan 10, 2023

In celebration of San Francisco Ballet's 90th anniversary, the company kicks off its spring season this month with the '[email protected] festival,' featuring nine world premiere ballets by nine choreographers from around the world, including Nicolas Blanc.

Jason Gotay Goes Cabaret: 'Gossip Girl' and 'Spider-Man' Star Gets Musically Vulnerable

Jason Gotay Goes Cabaret: 'Gossip Girl' and 'Spider-Man' Star Gets Musically Vulnerable

By Jim Gladstone | Jan 10, 2023

Broadway and TV actor-singer Jason Gotay makes his San Francisco debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko this weekend on January 13 and 14. His new concert shares some intimate moments from his life.

A Lion Roars on Broadway as Box Office Hauls Reveal Winners

A Lion Roars on Broadway as Box Office Hauls Reveal Winners

By Mark Kennedy | Jan 5, 2023

It was feast or famine at the Broadway box office as 2022 wound down, with eye-popping revenue for popular shows — including a staggering new Broadway record for "The Lion King" — not lifting all strugglers.

Out Tony Award-Winner, Chicago Stage Champion Frank Galati Dies

Out Tony Award-Winner, Chicago Stage Champion Frank Galati Dies

By Mark Kennedy | Jan 3, 2023

Frank Galati, an actor, director, teacher and adapter who was a pivotal figure in Chicago's theater community and a two-time Tony Award winner, died Monday, according to Steppenwolf Theatre. He was 79.

Why Has 'Titanique' Become a Queer Theater Sensation?

Why Has 'Titanique' Become a Queer Theater Sensation?

Dec 30, 2022

In the tradition of such shows as "Vampire Lesbians of Sodom," the parody musical "Titanique" is becoming a sensation with queer audiences.

Review: 'Life of Pi' Brilliantly Contains Novel on the Stage

Review: 'Life of Pi' Brilliantly Contains Novel on the Stage

By Robert Nesti | Dec 22, 2022

How can the wondrous world of "Life of Pi" be contained on a stage? Quite brilliantly, in this adpatation having its North American premiere at the American Repertory Theater enroute to Broadway.

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