Who Partied Best: Two “Wild Party” Musicals Premiere in Bay Area by Kevin M. Thomas

The Bay Area is definitely the place for two wild parties. A story that has always been under the radar, “The Wild Party” has been part of all mediums since it started as a poem in 1928 by Joseph Moncure March. A fictionalized story of an infamous party of sex and drugs inspired by a […] Click to read more »

Broadway Season Comes Early – But to San Francisco by Kevin M. Thomas

While the Big Apple won’t heat up until the spring amidst several new live shows, San Francisco is off to a head start with warm weather and a lot of shows that seem like they were taken from Broadway. “Sister Act,” the classic Whoopi Goldberg comedy partially filmed in the City, will get a drag make […] Click to read more »

Oscar Nominations Aren’t Necessarily a Case of Black and White by Kevin M. Thomas

The Academy Award nominations were announced recently and everyone nominated in the acting categories is white. No color at all. While this does draw attention, it isn’t the first time that a movie or actor has been snubbed – whether they are of any color, race or sexual orientation. This year’s acting nominees the only […] Click to read more »

“Buyer & Cellar”: Comedy Taking Place in Barbra Streisand’s Basement Finds Home in San Francisco by Kevin M. Thomas

“Buyer & Cellar” was perhaps one of the most successful Off-Broadway shows of all time. You didn’t really miss it as its coming to San Francisco’s Curran Theatre on August 19 – with the original lead Michael Urie reprises his role. Too early to review the San Francisco production. But here’s what I wrote about […] Click to read more »

“Buyer & Cellar” Witty One Man Show About The Mall In Barbra’s Basement by Kevin M. Thomas

One person shows usually have a short run. But Michael Urie in “Buyer & Cellar” doesn’t seem to have an end in sight. It’s no wonder: the show is FANTASTIC! But Urie does take a short break Jan. 10-12 but the show will still go on with his understudy Clancy O’Connor. Having won numerous accolades (even […] Click to read more »

Bette Midler’s Sue Mengers Play Shouldn’t Be Seen “Last” by Kevin M. Thomas

Alright already! I saw Bette Midler in “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers” and I wasn’t going to write about it as I didn’t get press tickets. But I have been talking about it ever since and I keep getting asked when will my review by available. Enough! Here it is! Sure […] Click to read more »