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Theater royalty gathers for U.K. arts benefit

Theater royalty gathers for U.K. arts benefit

By Jim Provenzano

Imagine having a conversation with your favorite living British actors. 'For One Knight Only' will include Dame Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith host Sir Kenneth Branagh in a fundraiser for UK theater workers.

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By Jim Provenzano | November 19, 2020

A 1997 recording of the full score of Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurent's cult favorite musical about corrupt politics, a miracle fountain and asylum inmates will be released on December 4, giving musical theater fans a new score to enjoy.

By Jim Gladstone | October 27, 2020

Shotgun Players, Berkeley Repertory and Marin Theatre Company each have new shows ready to be viewed safely online, with astute and timely political and social messages told through innovative ways.


By Jim Gladstone | October 20, 2020

The most unusual new theater season in ages is now officially underway at Bay Area companies. From live-streamed productions to audio adaptations, new and classic plays are finding online audiences.

By Jim Provenzano | October 9, 2020

Get some creepy clowns and ghoulish gals delivered to your door, or a ghoul-friend's, with the new Screaming Telegrams service.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | September 29, 2020

Robin de Jesus, who plays Emory in both the recent stage and new film adaptations of Mart Crowley's groundbreaking play, discusses portraying a joyful "flamboyant, effeminate queen."

By Jim Provenzano | September 28, 2020

Seven pivotal scenes from the epic Tony and Pulitzer-winning two-part AIDS drama 'Angels in America' will stream online on October 8 as a benefit for amfAR's Fund to Fight Covid-19. Much more than a Zoom reading, look for some unusual changes.


By Jim Provenzano | September 20, 2020

In an online fundraiser for two nonprofits, dozens of acclaimed actors and musicians perform intimate excerpts from the gay playwright/composer/author's plays, songs, poems and essays.

By Jim Provenzano | September 12, 2020

Matthew Simmons, known to many as his drag persona Peggy L'Eggs, died peacefully and unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 8 at his Oakland apartment. Friends and colleagues offered a stream of tributes and remembrances.


By Jim Provenzano | September 11, 2020

In her live-streaming queer Cuban comedy-drama 'Spanking Machine,' Marga Gomez shares the story of the first boy she ever kissed and how it made them both gay forever.

By Brian Bromberger | August 25, 2020

Howard, the new documentary on the life and career of gay lyricist Howard Ashman, encompasses the joy of creating now-classic musical animated features, and his tragic decline and death from AIDS.


By Jim Provenzano | August 25, 2020

Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of the star-filled 2018 Broadway revival of Mart Crowley's historic play, The Boys in the Band, will be released online September 30.

By Jim Provenzano | August 16, 2020

New Conservatory Theatre Center announced the release of a new podcast, In Good Company, available for streaming and download starting August 26.


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