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Friday, February 16, 2024

Review: Relevant, ambitious ‘Manahatta’ sags under weight of its scaffolding by Steven Winn

Though Mary Kathryn Nagle’s play lays out carefully engineered juxtapositions, the Aurora Theatre production gets in its own way more often than not.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 03:40PM
Friday, February 2, 2024

Review: Familial dysfunction soars in ‘Cult of Love’ by Steven Winn

Most families dread the holiday season. The Dahls in Berkeley Repertory's latest drama, written by “Russian Doll” co-creator Leslye Headland, are no different.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 11:26AM
Sunday, January 21, 2024

Playwright August Wilson played to the hilt in one-man theater show by Steven Winn

Steven Anthony Jones bids farewell to Bay Area theater with his heroic tribute performance in “How I Learned What I Learned.”

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 03:58PM
Monday, October 30, 2023

Review: ‘Hamilton’ star Joshua Henry gives S.F. a ‘History of Soul’ and so much more by Steven Winn

The Grammy-winning Broadway performer provided an invigorating opening night to the 13th season of Bay Area Cabaret at the Venetian Room.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 03:07PM
Saturday, June 24, 2023

Review: ‘In the Evening By the Moonlight’ explores what it meant to be a Black artist in the 1960s by Steven Winn

Traci Tolmaire’s heady docu-drama imagines a conversation between James Baldwin, Nina Simone and Lorraine Hansberry.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 04:40PM
Friday, June 23, 2023

Climate change comedy ‘Hurricane Diane’ hits home by Steven Winn

In Madeleine George’s funny and foreboding play, the climate crisis is comically urgent.  

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 07:18PM
Sunday, April 9, 2023

Review: Word for Word’s ‘Home’ a powerful, innovative telling of the aftermath of the war  by Steven Winn

The S.F. company opens its 30th season with an inventive staging of George Saunders' short story about a vet dealing with the trauma of the battlefield.  

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 01:57PM
Monday, March 13, 2023

Review: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s ‘Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer’ chimes uneasily with the present by Steven Winn

The one-woman tribute starring Greta Ogelsby delivers mostly uplifting message, though sheds light on how little progress U.S. has made.   

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 03:12PM
Saturday, December 10, 2022

Review: S.F. Playhouse presents raffishly subversive ‘As You Like It,’ a Shakespeare musical by Steven Winn

If the show doesn’t always conjure the magic, to paraphrase one of its lines, you’d have to try hard not to have fun and have your heart tugged along the way.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 01:59PM
Monday, December 5, 2022

Review: ‘Halie!: The Mahalia Jackson Musical’ features amazing singing yet still comes up short by Steven Winn

As a sustained feat of musical tribute, “Halie!” stakes its claim in clear and often stirring musical terms. It’s as a bio-musical that the show falters.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 05:04PM
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Review: Berkeley Rep’s energetic ‘Wuthering Heights’ mostly hits the mark by Steven Winn

If “Wuthering Heights” doesn’t equal the best of Emma Rice's works, it delivers plenty to savor and recollect. 

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 01:30PM
Sunday, March 13, 2022

Review: Roger Guenvuer Smith’s ‘Otto Frank’ a visceral exploration of human suffering by Steven Winn

"Otto Frank," a solo show starring the Berkeley-born actor, spreads out a cloak of human suffering and depravity from across the centuries and around the globe.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 02:13PM
Friday, July 30, 2021

Jeri Lynn Cohen, actor who brought warmth to Bay Area stage, dies at 62 by Steven Winn

The cause was metastatic breast cancer. There are tentative plans for a memorial service at Z Space in October.  

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 06:26PM
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

S.F. Playhouse brings live theater back to city with ‘Hold These Truths’ by Steven Winn

Jeanne Sakata’s documentary solo play reopened mainstream, live in-person theater to San Francisco. The production runs through July 3.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 03:13PM
Friday, May 20, 2011

'Tales of the City': ACT puts on final touches - SFGate by Steven Winn

San Francisco audiences are about to enter a theatrical time machine with the dial spun back 35 years. Where they land, in a warmly awaited musical "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City" tha…

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 01:17PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards