‘Chess’-Nuts! East West Players “Chess, The Musical” Stays True to Original London Version Now in Los Angeles By Frank D. Pond

I have two confessions to make.  First, and should be most surprising to those who know me best, there was a time in my life when travel wasn’t a high priority.  I hadn’t caught that “bug” yet.  Yes, until my mid-twenties, I had been to few places and had no strong desire to travel.  Then, […] Click to read more »

“Ghosts of Manhattan” is an interactive theatrical history of the city from 1512-2012 that opens Friday in Fort Tryon Park

“Ghosts of Manhattan” was conceived by Maija Garcia for her theatre company, Organic Magnetics, that takes it’s audience on an interactive moving journey in Fort Tryon Park. Audience members will learn about life in Manhattan that predated European colonization when it was home to the Lenape Indians, who called the island Mannahatta, or “land of many […] 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 »

Shoshana Bean Shines in New L.A. Musical/Concert: “Dear John Mayer” By Steve V. Rodriguez

Some of you in the know may know who Shoshana Bean is and good for you! I admit, I’m new to the Shoshana Bean camp, but glad to be signed up!! After appearing on Broadway in the original Broadway production of “Hairspray” and the first replacement for the green-skinned witch Elphaba in Broadway’s “Wicked”, Bean […] Click to read more »

Trannys Sparkled in Rainy Red Carpet Premiere for “Baby Jane?” A Progressive Pulse Exclusive by Kevin M. Thomas

It rained cats and trannys Tuesday night in San Francisco but the drag-studded soggy Red Carpet World Premiere of the movie “Baby Jane?” still brought the San Francisco icons the marquee promised. Progressive Pulse was proud to be the exclusive Red Carpet media source and we met the stars one and all. We literally pulled […] Click to read more »

“Falling For Eve” Retells and Reworks the Original Love Story, ‘Adam and Eve’ with Humor, Song and a MultiCultural Cast! Video Feature!!

The new Off Broadway musical, “Falling For Eve” opened last week with a refreshing twist on the original story, ‘Adam and Eve’. With a book by TONY award winner, Joe DiPietro (Memphis), Music by Bret Simmons and lyrics by David Howard, the new musical is well conceived and executed with a stellar cast including Jose […] Click to read more »

RACE Gets New Cast Members: Dennis Haysbert and Eddie Izzard Plus Extended Until August 21st!

David Mamet’s critically acclaimed play, “Race” is extended until August 21st with new cast members Eddie Izzard, Dennis Haysbert, Afton C. Williamson and original cast member, Richard Thomas. “Race” is at the Barrymore Theatre: 243 West 47th Street, NY, NY. Tickets here! Scroll down to watch the Video featuring the new cast. Click to read more »

Exit Theatre’s DIVAfest returns to San Francisco by Kevin M. Thomas

What is a diva? Well, this weekend you’re about to find out through Exit Theatre’s DIVAfest, which starts April 8 and runs through May 1. The DIVAfest is a collection of new theatre pieces written by women. According to artistic director Christina Augello, there’s something for everyone – “from Irish ballads to a Tenderloin musical […] Click to read more »