Thursday, February 29, 2024

“The Ally” Finds Peace Amidst Debate—at The Public by Beau McGlasson

Millennial Notes Itamar Moses Asks: Where’s the Line Between Personal & Political? by Beau McGlasson When intermission begins and the audience discussions are as loud as the applause, …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 04:41PM
Monday, February 26, 2024

“Big Data” Blows Our Minds with Comedy & Mysterious “M”—at A.C.T by Bdhorwitz

Kate Attwell Queries: “Can Love Can Survive Artificial Intelligence? by Barry David Horwitz If you want to follow a hilarious comedy that pits tech life against the old-fashioned ways, Kat…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 07:29PM
Sunday, February 25, 2024

“Bees & Honey” Brings Sweet & Bitter Love to Light—at Marin by Bdhorwitz

Guadalís Del Carmen’s Bachata Beat Inspires Dominican Duo by Sarah Jackson Marin Theatre Company’s “Bees & Honey” moves quickly, dancing to a Dominican beat. Don’t miss your c…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 06:49PM
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

“Mystic Pizza” Musical Sizzles with Sisterhood & Sass— at Center REP by Robert M. Gardner

Sandy Rustin Illuminates “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”! by Robert M. Gardner “Mystic Pizza” soars with song, dance, and comedy featuring a dazzling cast and your favorite 80s songs. …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 08:08PM
Monday, February 19, 2024

“Manahatta” Reveals Native American Truths—at Aurora by Robert M. Gardner

Mary Kathryn Nagle Links Colonial Greed & Wall Street Wolves by Robert M. Gardner In this time of deep division, “Manahatta” points a direction for America. It is refreshing to see a…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 04:31PM
Thursday, February 15, 2024

“Billy” Brilliantly Obliterates Gender Barriers—at Rhino by Bdhorwitz

John Fisher [aka Tom Cruise] Spoofs Action Heroes Onstage by Barry David Horwitz The Rhino has its own Mission Impossible action hero—it’s John Fisher of course.  John Fisher, The Rhino…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:39PM
Sunday, February 11, 2024

“Aren’t You . . . ?” Exposes Native & Black History—at The Marsh by Erin Weitzman

Millennial Notes Fred Pitts Tours Missions, Finds White Confusion by Erin Weitzman At The Marsh in Berkeley, Fred Pitts’ solo show “Aren’t You …?” brings us the voices and opinions…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 07:45AM
Monday, February 5, 2024

“My Home on the Moon” Mingles Comedy, AI, & Pho—at S.F. Playhouse by Hamilton Nguyen

Millennial Notes Minna Lee’s Magical Tale Explores Tradition & Tech Fantasy by Hamilton Nguyen Minna Lee’s “My Home on The Moon” masterfully weaves magic and AI into the tale of …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 03:17PM
Sunday, February 4, 2024

“Cult of Love” Drowns Religious Hypocrisy in Floods of Laughter—at Berkeley Rep by Bdhorwitz

Leslye Headland’s Satire of Confused Christian Family Rings True by Barry David Horwitz “Cult of Love” begins and ends with the Dahl family singing together at Christmas. But a War of …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:41PM
Friday, February 2, 2024

“Babes in Ho-lland” Headlines Black Queer Love—at Shotgun by Eli Nevel-Tyler

Millennial Notes Deneen Reynolds-Knott Depicts Class Divide in College Romance by Eli Nevel-Tyler “Babes in Ho-lland” tells the story of two Black college girls navigating queer love, cl…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:09PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

“Our Town” Wakes Us Up, Gently—at Ross Valley by Lynne Stevens

Thornton Wilder Reminds Us of The Human Condition by Lynne Stevens In “Our Town,” a play within a play, the Stage Manager speaks directly to us, describing Grover’s Corners, a quiet Ne…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 11:51PM

“Kooza” Dazzles with Daring Spectacle Under Big Top—at Oracle Park by Bdhorwitz

Cirque du Soleil Brings Thrills & Fellowship to S.F. by Barry David Horwitz The brilliant and beautiful tumblers, dancers, lovers, and high-flying balancers are nearly close enough to to…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:32PM
Sunday, January 28, 2024

“How I Learned What I Learned” Reveals Black Writer’s Struggle—at TheatreWorks by Phyllis Chrisman

August Wilson Slaps Us in the Face Till We Laugh! by Phyllis Chrisman Steven Anthony Jones single-handedly wrings our hearts and makes our sides ache from laughing. In August Wilson’s memo…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 11:03PM
Friday, January 26, 2024

“Babes in Ho-lland” Screams 90s Girl Bands–at Shotgun by Robert M. Gardner

Deneen Reynolds-Knott Scores with Compassionate Queer Comedy by Robert M. Gardner Deneen Reynold-Knott’s realistic slice of college life resonates with Gen X and Millennials theatergoers. …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:47PM
Tuesday, January 16, 2024

“Omar” Enshrines Words of Muslim Scholar, 50 Years a Slave—at S.F. Opera by Bdhorwitz

Giddens & Abels’ Resonant Rhythms Celebrate Fortitude & Faith by Barry David Horwitz We all know that Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” to wake …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:46AM
Sunday, January 14, 2024

“Fences” Astounds—at 6th Street Playhouse by Barry Willis

August Wilson’s Portrait of a Man at War with Himself  by Barry Willis Meet Troy Maxon, Pittsburgh garbage collector, former baseball talent, father of two sons, and a man grappling might…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 02:05AM
Friday, January 12, 2024

“Every Brilliant Thing” Inspires Laughter & Tears—at Center REP by Robert M. Gardner

William Thomas Hodgson Shines in Spectacular Solo by Robert M. Gardner Fans of Improv theater will love this solo performance. William Thomas Hodgson takes no prisoners as he cajoles, persua…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:30PM
Tuesday, January 2, 2024

“Citizen Brain” Combines Comedy, Genius, Caring—at Club Fugazi by Bdhorwitz

Josh Kornbluth Proves We’re All in This Together! by Barry David Horwitz What a show! What a Genius! “Citizen Brain” is a one man show by the extraordinary solo truthteller Josh Kornb…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 04:32PM
Saturday, December 16, 2023

“A Christmas Carol” Celebrates Scrooge’s Great Generosity–at ACT by Bdhorwitz

Dickens’ Magical World Is Touching & Terrific! by Barry David Horwitz A Christmas Carol is everyone’s favorite holiday tradition. Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story of trans…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:00PM
Friday, December 15, 2023

“The Jewelry Box” Overflows with Joy & Love—at The Marsh by Bdhorwitz

Brian Copeland: A Genuine Christmas Gem! by Barry David Horwitz Brian Copeland, famed for his “Not a Genuine Black Man” solo show, is our master story-teller. His gift to audiences durin…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 01:05AM
Wednesday, December 13, 2023

“Manahatta” Shines Limelight on Native Americans—at The Public by Tanvi Agrawal

Millennial Notes Mary Kathryn Nagle Exposes Native History vs. Wall Street by Tanvi Agrawal Mary Kathryn Nagle’s “Manahatta” at the New York Public Theater depicts a tragic, reverse ho…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 03:19PM
Friday, December 8, 2023

“ELF, The Musical”: A Rollicking Christmas Adventure—at Los Altos by Phyllis Chrisman

Sarah K. Dean’s “ELF” May Even Have You Believing! by Phyllis Chrisman If you are feeling stressed by the hectic holiday hoopla, this is your opportunity to settle in for an evening of…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:55PM

“25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Casts a Spell—at TheatreWorks by Lynne Stevens

William Finn’s Musical Bee Creates an Endearing Buzz by Lynne Stevens I didn’t expect to like this musical. There’s plenty of singing and it’s not particularly melodic and yet it is …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:10AM
Tuesday, December 5, 2023

“Lion King”: A Spectacular Safari into African Legend —at BroadwaySF by Bdhorwitz

Julie Taymor’s Playful Parade of Animals, Ancestors Still Thrills by Barry David Horwitz The colors, the lights, the beautiful animals walking with acrobatic grace, the moving grasslands�…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 07:38PM
Saturday, December 2, 2023

“Dragon Lady” Triumphs with Talent, Stories, Songs—at Marin by Bdhorwitz

Sara Porkalob Exquisitely Embodies Her Feisty Filipina Grandma by Barry David Horwitz What if you had a grandma who worked long and hard for her family, worked as a lounge singer in Manila, …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 06:39PM
Thursday, November 30, 2023

“East 14th: True Tales of a Reluctant Player”—at The Marsh, Berkeley by Robert M. Gardner

Don Reed Mesmerizes with Divine Comedic Mastery by Robert M. Gardner “East 14th” provides the most entertaining 100 minutes o theater ever. I highly recommend a trip to The Marsh in Berk…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:57PM

“Guys and Dolls” Shows Love Is a Gamble, Takes the Risk—at S.F. Playhouse by Lynne Stevens

Frank Loesser’s Music Highlights Gritty N.Y. Riffs by Lynne Stevens Broadway is the embodiment of the melting pot. Damon Runyon’s gritty 30s New York stories reveled in its variety. Broa…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 04:27PM
Sunday, November 26, 2023

“Harry Clarke”: A Cocksure Character Invades Privileged Places—at Berkeley Rep by Bdhorwitz

Billy Crudup Gives Master Class in Acting, Rebellion, Seduction by Barry David Horwitz Never have I seen one actor evoke so many separate moods, twitches, and traumas—at breakneck speed. B…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 11:51PM
Saturday, November 25, 2023

“Group Therapy”: Hilarious Gay Club for Almost-40s—at Rhino by Bdhorwitz

Kheven LaGrone Breaks Age Barrier in New Comedy by Barry David Horwitz Kheven LaGrone’s down to earth and funny San Francisco play about being gay in the Bay makes “Group Therapy” a be…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 08:11AM
Tuesday, November 21, 2023

“1984” Reveals Torture Room We Inhabit Now–at Aurora by Erin Weitzman

Michael Gene Sullivan Fleshes Out Orwell’s “Big Brother” by Erin Weitzman and Barry David Horwitz George Orwell’s notorious sci-fi novel 1984 has haunted the modern world since 1949.…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 08:49PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Interview with “Mame” on 42nd Street Moon Show by Lynne Stevens

Cindy Goldfield Talks about A Life in the Theater by Lynne Stevens On Tuesday, October 24, I had the pleasure of interviewing actor Cindy Goldfield at 42nd Street Moon’s very unglamorous r…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 04:16PM

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