Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sondheim on Sondheim opens

I'll admit it: When I found out that Internet Week in NYC coincided with the run of Sondheim on Sondheim at the Roundabout, that pretty much sealed the deal for me: I am making a trip to the Big Apple in June.

Any one else?

NewYorkology has a very comprehensive wrap-up of the reviews, and they leave me intrigued and still thrilled I'm going to get to see it.

I haven't seen Barbara Cook perform live in year. I was part of a house papered with Equity members for the opening night of her Broadway one-woman show back in the late 80s.

She was amazing then, and by all accounts, she remains amazing two decades later. (Two decade. Ugh, I'm old.)

Have you seen it? Will you see it? Are you reading this blog but not a Sondheim fan???!!! (The latter being incomprehensible to me!)

Do tell.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Magic Theatre Announces 2010-2011 Season

Magic Theatre announced its 2010-2011 Season:

  • The west coast premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brothers Size, an unforgettable tale of brotherhood directed by Octavio Solis

  • The world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s What We’re Up Against, a subversive comedy about men, women, and survival in the workplace directed by Loretta Greco

  • The west coast premiere of Liz Duffy Adams’ Or, a cross-dressing contemporary restoration comedy directed by Loretta Greco

  • The rolling world premiere of The Lily’s Revenge, a fantastical 5-hour cornucopia of theatre, party, and circus, written by and starring playwright and burlesque performer Taylor Mac.

  • Magic will also continue the development of new plays in the Martha Heasley Cox Virgin Play Series. These works-in-progress are presented as staged readings throughout theatres and cafes in San Francisco.

  • Details about the season will be shared in a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, April 13th at 6:30pm at Magic Theatre. Artistic Director Loretta Greco and special guest artists will share behind-the-scenes information about Magic’s exciting plans for next year. This event is free and open to the public.

    You can find out a lot more detail about every play, its schedule and the playwrights/directors by visiting the Magic Theatre web site:

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    Who can resist a show about the Tenderloin?

    I mean, they aren't in huge supply, right? So here's one to fill that void:

    WHAT: Lady of the ‘Loin, a cabaret tale in story and song: a "sizzling tribute to San Francisco's raciest, raunchiest, most unrepentant neighborhood: the Tenderloin."
    WHO: Songwriting team Don Seaver and Sean Owens with cabaret star Shannon Day
    WHEN: Four Saturdays only at 10:00 pm. April 10, 17, 24 & May 1
    HOW MUCH: $15-$25. Premium Tables for two, with champagne cocktail, $50.
    WHERE: EXIT’s Stage Left Club, 156 Eddy Street, San Francisco.

    For tickets:

    Here's a video clip (and wow, Ms. Day has a fabulous voice!):

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