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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.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 12:21PM
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.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:45PM
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.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 03:07PM
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."

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 02:51PM
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.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 10:00AM
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.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 02:53PM
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.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 02:28PM
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.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 11:00AM
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.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:29PM
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.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 03:35PM
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.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 05:47PM
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.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 05:15PM
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.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 02:00PM
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.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 01:00PM
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
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

East Bay youth is rocking thousands on ‘School of Rock’ tour by Jim Harrington

Meet Mystic Inscho of Hayward, Castro Valley area, who stars in "School of Rock - The Musical" at the Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 07:51PM
Thursday, May 2, 2019

‘Hamilton’ extends run in San Francisco for 17 more weeks by Jim Harrington

Here's how to get tickets to see "Hamilton," the Tony Award-winning musical that now runs through (at least) early January at the SHN Orpheum in S.F.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:00PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

‘Frozen’ musical coming to Bay Area: Be the first to get tickets by Jim Harrington

Disney's "Frozen," the Tony Award-nominated musical, is part of the SHN 2020-21 season in San Francisco. Here's what we know so far about the run.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 02:50PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ shocker: Show set to close after 45 years by Jim Harrington

Here's how to get tickets for the final performances of this iconic San Francisco production, which is set to close on New Year's Eve 2019.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 08:32PM
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Why does ‘Aladdin’ continue to fascinate after all these years? by Jim Harrington

Alan Menken, famed Disney composer, discusses enduring appeal of "Aladdin." The musical visits San Jose this month, with live-action film due in May.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 05:00PM
Friday, March 29, 2019

Watch: Sting sings, talks about his musical ‘The Last Ship’ headed to SF by Jim Harrington

British rocker String performs music from his musical "The Last Ship," which will come to SF as part of the SHN new theater season.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 01:57PM
Thursday, March 28, 2019

‘Mean Girls,’ ‘Band’s Visit’ ‘Spongebob,’ Sting musicals headed to SF theaters by Jim Harrington

SF theater presenter SHN announces 2019-20 season: "The Band's Visit," String's "The Last Ship," "Mean Girls," "Spongebob Musical," more.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 03:30PM
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

‘Hamilton’ creating singing, dancing history lessons for SF Bay Area kids by Jim Harrington

New "Hamilton" program gives Bay Area students a chance to see the show and create their own history-themed musicals.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 07:49PM
Monday, February 2, 2015

Super Bowl 2015: 'Frozen' vocalist Idina Menzel performs chilly anthem by Jim Harrington

Idina Menzel performs before Seahawks, Patriots battle in big game.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 09:25AM

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