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Theatre Rhino's 'Bad Hombres' - Charging Forward, Building Communities

Theatre Rhino's 'Bad Hombres' - Charging Forward, Building Communities

Oct 4, 2022

"I want to do queer theater and I want to do weird theater," says River Bermudez Sanders, 24, who makes their San Francisco directorial debut with "Bad Hombres," the first show in Theatre Rhinoceros' 46th season, which opens this Friday.

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Transfer His 'Cinderella' to Broadway

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Transfer His 'Cinderella' to Broadway

By Mark Kennedy | Oct 4, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber is saying goodbye to his last remaining show on Broadway and welcoming another.

Met Opera Starts Streaming of Live Performances to Homes

Met Opera Starts Streaming of Live Performances to Homes

Oct 4, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera is expanding its live telecasts to direct-to-home streaming in areas that don't have movie theater transmissions, among them Brazil and Italy.

'Passengers' at A.C.T. — The Circus Train Pulls into Town

'Passengers' at A.C.T. — The Circus Train Pulls into Town

By Jim Gladstone | Oct 3, 2022

Montreal-based nouveau cirque troupe 7 Fingers' acrobatic spectacular, "Passengers," is now chugging into its final weekend at A.C.T.'s newly rechristened Toni Rembe Theatre.

Review: 'Tootsie' is a Witty and Winning Musical

Review: 'Tootsie' is a Witty and Winning Musical

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 1, 2022

"Tootsie" is winning and witty and a completely enjoyable musical that gets a needed update from the 80s comedy it's based on.

The Greatest Star? Early Critics Gaga Over Lea Michele's 'Funny Girl'

The Greatest Star? Early Critics Gaga Over Lea Michele's 'Funny Girl'

Sep 30, 2022

As of Friday afternoon, a handful of critics have weighed in on Lea Michele performance in the problem-plagued "Funny Girl" revival, and they are raves.

Watch: Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell Are Cannibal Outcasts in 'Bones and All' Trailer

Watch: Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell Are Cannibal Outcasts in 'Bones and All' Trailer

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 29, 2022

Timothée Chalamet reunites with his "Call Me By Your Name" director Luca Guadagnino for the cannibal love story that hits theaters in November.

Controversial 'Vatican Falls' to Get Off-Broadway Production

Controversial 'Vatican Falls' to Get Off-Broadway Production

Sep 28, 2022

"Vatican Falls," the controversial play written by Frank J. Avella that closely examines the Catholic sex abuse scandal, will have its debut this fall.

Do the 'Time Warp' Again — 'Rocky Horror' Show will Travel

Do the 'Time Warp' Again — 'Rocky Horror' Show will Travel

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 28, 2022

A touring, interactive version of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is hitting the road to celebrate the cult film's birthday with screenings, live shadow casts, the invitation to be inappropriate and one of its original stars — Barry Bostwick.

Review: 'Describe the Night' Offers Unique Historic Perspective

Review: 'Describe the Night' Offers Unique Historic Perspective

By Will Demers | Sep 28, 2022

The Gamm Theatre and Artistic Director Tony Estrella open their 38th season with a shockingly relevant and timely work about war, storytelling and history.

Theater Community Unites for Special Anti-censorship Podcast

Theater Community Unites for Special Anti-censorship Podcast

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 22, 2022

The theater community is banding together for a special podcast to combat censorship that features performances from plays and musicals under threat.

Consider the Narrator: Plays That Show but Tell Too Much

Consider the Narrator: Plays That Show but Tell Too Much

By Jim Gladstone | Sep 20, 2022

Three productions — "the ripple, the wave that carried me home" at Berkeley Rep, "To Kill A Mockingbird" at the Golden Gate Theater, and "Lear" at CalShakes — employ narrator figures for various purposes and with varying degrees of success.

Watch: Lea Michele Expertly 'Reads' Her Haters on TikTok

Watch: Lea Michele Expertly 'Reads' Her Haters on TikTok

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 19, 2022

On her unexpected, Covid-related break from "Funny Girl," Lea Michele expertly "reads" her haters in a humorous TikTok video poking fun at rumors that she can't read.

Review: Touring 'Oklahoma!' Offers Darker Take on Classic

Review: Touring 'Oklahoma!' Offers Darker Take on Classic

By Michelle Sandoval | Sep 19, 2022

Fish's "Oklahoma!" is impactful and poignant in a way that is almost haunting, leaving the show's opening promise of "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin" overcast with a storm cloud of death, despair, shock, and more importantly, truth. 

Philadelphia Drag Performer Collapses Onstage During Show, Dies

Philadelphia Drag Performer Collapses Onstage During Show, Dies

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 18, 2022

A 25-year-old drag performer well known in Philadelphia as Valencia Prime collapsed on stage during her set on Monday night and died.

Broadway's 'Phantom' to Close in February, 2023

Broadway's 'Phantom' to Close in February, 2023

Sep 17, 2022

"The Phantom of the Opera," Broadway's longest running show, announced it will be closing next February.

 Review: First Part of 'The Inheritance' Soars at Trinity

Review: First Part of 'The Inheritance' Soars at Trinity

By Will Demers | Sep 16, 2022

The first half of Matthew Lopez's sprawling drama "The Inheritance" soars at the Trinity Repertory Company.

Rapper-Actor Common to Make his Broadway Debut in November

Rapper-Actor Common to Make his Broadway Debut in November

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 16, 2022

Rapper and actor Common will make his Broadway debut this fall in Stephen Adly Guirgis' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Between Riverside and Crazy."

Review: 'Tina' Wows in National Tour Debut

Review: 'Tina' Wows in National Tour Debut

By Will Demers | Sep 15, 2022

Nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical, it's not difficult to see why "Tina" is such a crowd pleaser.

On Tour with 'Tina,' Parris Lewis Finds Joy in Superstar's Life

On Tour with 'Tina,' Parris Lewis Finds Joy in Superstar's Life

By Steve Duffy | Sep 13, 2022

Actress Parris Lewis is doing double-duty on the tour of the Tina Turner Musical, "Tina," appearing as an Ikette and being an understudy for the lead role. EDGE spoke to the out actress about the role and her life.

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