Congratulations to Jessie Mueller and Condola Rashad for their nominations for Best Featured Actress in a Musical and Play

Jessie Mueller Nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” “I’ve always dreamed about being nominated. I think everybody thinks about what they’d say in their Tony speech. But honestly, it just feels like, ‘Oh, this is happening to me? This is what happens […] Click to read more »

Broadway Past and Present Can Be Found In The Bay Area by Kevin M. Thomas

TheatreWorks has proven to be the training ground for many a pre-Broadway show. Tony-winning “Memphis” easily comes to mind. With that being said, TheatreWorks has announced its 2012-13 season and it seems there’s hope for top notch Broadway productions – past and hopefully future. All can be seen the Bay Area without having to go […] Click to read more »

Los Angeles’ “8” is more than a Play by Kevin M. Thomas

Dustin Lance Black’s “8” came and went from Los Angeles in a flash. But it has left quite an impact. The star studded reading of the play about overturning Proposition 8, the ban on gay marriage, featured as many famous faces in the audience as in the production. Yet while Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Kevin […] Click to read more »

Katori Hall’s play, “Hurt Village” is raw premise, writing, acting and directing

Katori Hall is a name you should  remember as she just wrapped her broadway production of “Mountaintop” about Martin Luther King Jr.,   starring Angela Bassett and Samuel Jackson. If you missed that you can see her play, “Hurt Village” which opens this week at the Signature Theatre that was also written by Hall and […] Click to read more »

Theater – “8” The New Play by Lance Black deals with the Federal Constitutionality of Proposition 8

On September 19th a stage reading of the new play, “8” written by Dustin Lance Black and directed by Joe Mantello brought to life last year’s federal court hearings where two couples, Sandy Stier & Kristin Perry and Jeff Zarrillo & Paul Katami, filed suit against Proposition 8 in Federal Court. Representing them were Ted […] Click to read more »

Theater – “Stick Fly” incorporates race, class and family in Broadway debut By Steve V. Rodriguez

“Stick Fly” which is presented and produced by Alicia Keys makes it’s Broadway debut after having it’s world premiere in Chicago’s Congo Square Theatre Company in 2006. The play went on to play in D.C and win awards in Los Angeles and New England for best direction, playwright, ensemble and new work. Playwright Lydia R. […] Click to read more »