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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Palo Alto student social experiment goes terribly wrong in ‘Invisible Line’ by Jim Harrington

"The Invisible Line" documentary recounts infamous "The Third Wave," where teacher put students in "such incredible danger" to learn about appeal of fascism.

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Friday, June 26, 2020

San Jose State to operate Hammer Theatre for up to 35 years by Jim Harrington

SJSU has run Hammer Theatre since 2016. “This has been such a successful model in so many ways," says Kerry Adams Hapner, San José director of cultural affairs.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Berkeley Rep announces great lineup of plays for 2021 season by Jim Harrington

Berkeley Rep season lineup includes "Sanctuary City," "Goddess," "Swept Away," Cambodian Rock Band," "the ripple, the wave that carried me home," "Wintertime,"

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Cirque du Soleil: Go ‘Behind the Curtain’ for free online by Jim Harrington

Cirque du Soleil introduces two new programs -- "Best Of" and "Behind the Curtain" -- to its mix of free content offerings online. Find out more here.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Bay Area arts groups reach out for help on #GivingTuesdayNow by Jim Harrington

Local arts organizations, like Kitka, San Jose Stage, Elevate Oakland and Montalvo Arts Organization, have been greatly impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.

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Monday, May 4, 2020

TheatreWorks delays start of 51st season due to coronavirus by Jim Harrington

The season, which was supposed to start in July, will now begin in October due to the ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Friday, April 24, 2020

‘Mean Girls,’ ‘Band’s Visit,’ ‘My Fair Lady’ postponed in San Francisco by Jim Harrington

BroadwaySF is working to reschedule several of its upcoming productions, including "My Fair Lady," "Spamilton," "Harry Potter" concerts, more.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Watch amazing Cirque du Soleil performances online for free by Jim Harrington

While all live performances are on hold due to coronavirus, Cirque du Soleil is streaming 60-minute specials featuring acts from some iconic shows.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

‘Hamilton’ to close in San Francisco due to COVID-19 pandemic by Jim Harrington

Due to California stay-at-home mandate and the shelter-in-place order, all remaining performances of "Hamilton" have been canceled in San Francisco.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

More ‘Hamilton’ performances canceled due to coronavirus by Jim Harrington

The San Francisco production of hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" at the Orpheum Theatre has now been canceled through April 30 due to coronavirus.

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‘Book of Mormon’ San Francisco run canceled due to coronavirus by Jim Harrington

Production of "Book of Mormon," originally scheduled for March 31-April 26 at Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, is canceled due to coronavirus.

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More ‘Harry Potter’ performances postponed due to coronavirus by Jim Harrington

The West Coast production of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" at the Curran Theater in San Francisco will now be dark through at least April 30.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Trailblazing Bay Area pro baseball player gets her due in ‘Toni Stone’ by Jim Harrington

Longtime Bay Area resident Toni Stone, who was first women to play pro baseball in the Negro Leagues, is the subject of play at ACT's Geary Theater.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Sting: ‘It’s probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever tackled’ by Jim Harrington

Rock legend Sting brings "The Last Ship" to the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco. It's the Northern California premiere of the musical.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

‘Spamilton’ is coming and, well, what’s a ‘Spamilton’? by Jim Harrington

Here's how to get tickets for "Spamilton, the parody of the phenomenally popular musical "Hamilton" opening at ACT's Strand Theater in San Francisco.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The ‘SpongeBob’ interview: What does it take to be Mr. SquarePants? by Jim Harrington

We interview the man who would be SquarePants in "SpongeBob Musical." And, yes, of course, we ask him for the formula for the Krabby Patty.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Comedian Ali Wong performs homecoming shows in San Francisco by Jim Harrington

Get tickets to see the Ali Wong concert tour at the Masonic. The comedian is known for such TV shows as "American Housewife" and "Fresh Off the Boat."

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 03:02PM
Thursday, January 16, 2020

‘Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live’ tour visits San Jose, San Francisco by Jim Harrington

Get tickets for “Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour” at San Jose's Center for Performing Arts, Golden Gate Theatre.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 01:19PM
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Broadway San Jose announces blockbuster 2020-21 season by Jim Harrington

Check out Broadway San Jose's lineup of Tony-winning musicals and other acclaimed shows, including "Dear Evan Hansen," "Tootsie" and "The Lion King."

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Share the Spirit: Assistance League takes ‘Show on the Road’ to assisted living facilities by Jim Harrington

In 2018, the Assistance League of Diablo Valley's Show on the Road program brought entertainment to over 800 seniors in assisted living facilities.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Donna Summer Musical: 21 cool facts about ‘The Queen of Disco’ by Jim Harrington

We celebrate the life and music of the multitalented vocalist as we prep fans for "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical," opening Dec. 3 in San Francisco.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Cirque Dreams brings spectacular Holidaze show to San Jose by Jim Harrington

We talk with Cirque Dreams founder Neil Goldberg in advance of the Holidaze shows at the San Jose Civic on Dec. 11-12. Here's how to get tickets.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

‘Champions of Magic’ stars came to my house — and all this happened by Jim Harrington

How did I end up in a straitjacket? Well, it started with a knock on the door from Champions of Magic, who perform shows in San Francisco, Monterey.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

‘Miss Saigon’ opening night canceled in San Jose and here’s why by Jim Harrington

Nov. 12 performance of "Miss Saigon" at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts has been canceled. Here's what you need to know for refunds, etc.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Blue Man Group returns to Bay Area with Speechless tour by Jim Harrington

Get tickets to see Blue Man Group on the Speechless tour, which touches down Nov. 1-3 at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ visits Bay Area on 50th anniversary tour by Jim Harrington

Get tickets for 50th anniversary tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar," a new production inspired by "Brown Album," playing San Jose's Center for Performing Arts.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

San Francisco Broadway presenter SHN has a brand new name by Jim Harrington

Theater lovers in the Bay Area will have to start calling SHN (Shorenstein Hays Nederlander) by a new name. We've got all the information here.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Mysterious, enchanting ‘Anastasia’ musical comes to San Francisco by Jim Harrington

Get tickets for "Anastasia," the new Broadway musical that finally comes to San Francisco, Sept. 3-29, at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

So ‘Wicked’: Exploring musical’s deep Bay Area roots by Jim Harrington

Get ready for Wicked," which opens 2019-20 Broadway San Jose season. We talk with composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz about musical's Bay Area connection.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

‘Beautiful’: Critic joins ‘The Carole King Musical’ cast for one night by Jim Harrington

What's it like to be onstage with all the other actors during a performance of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"? Our critic finds out for one night.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 03:40PM
Thursday, May 30, 2019

John Leguizamo returns to Berkeley Rep for new musical by Jim Harrington

Get tickets for "Kiss My Aztec!" a musical co-written by Leguizamo and director Tony Taccone, running through July 14 at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 06:30PM

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