Theater Review | Apr 15, 2014
Martin Luther, Hamlet and Doctor Faustus prove an irresistible combination for a college comedy. By Sam Hurwitt
Performance | Apr 12, 2014
Last month, Sean Keane, one of San Francisco's top standup comedians, announced that he is moving to Los Angeles in May. Before letting him board that 'Greyhound of the Skies' flight to Bob Hope Airport, it seemed only fitting to subject him to that most ignominious of employment traditions: the exit interview. By Anthony Bedard
Theater Review | Apr 07, 2014
Scottish playwright Linda McLean returns to the Magic with the fragmented remnants of a released prisoner's mind. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Mar 29, 2014
Auditioning actress turns the tables in a bondage comedy. By Sam Hurwitt
Performance | Mar 28, 2014
Friday was a day for dancing, especially in the Bay Area, where dance enthusiasts of all kinds shook their stuff as part of the worldwide flash mob known as dance anywhere. By Kevin L. Jones
Theater Review | Mar 28, 2014
In “Point Shipyard Project,” Push Dance Company has collaborated with the 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic located next to Bayview-Hunters Point to explore what the future of the neighborhood might look like. By Olivia Allen-Price
Event | Mar 28, 2014
Just like what Men Without Hats told us back in the '80s -- "You can dance if you want to" -- but the organizers behind the worldwide performance dance anywhere also want you to know that you can dance at any time, anywhere. By Kevin L. Jones
Performance | Mar 24, 2014
Once a silent-film and vaudeville house where Charlie Chaplin performed, Mill Valley's 100-year-old Throckmorton Theatre is a local hub for live entertainment. The Throck's regular Mark Pitta & Friends Tuesday Night Comedy is a Bay Area comedy institution with a devoted following. By Lori Halloran
Performance | Mar 20, 2014
Two decades ago former electronics engineer Ann Woo founded Chinese Performing Arts of America in San Jose to hand down the Chinese culture she loves. Today the organization Is a professional performing troupe, an arts-education center and a thriving multicultural arts incubator that provides a platform for traditional and contemporary artists to create new works every year. By Amy Miller
Theater Review | Mar 17, 2014
Minneapolis comic actor Steven Epp returns to Berkeley Rep in Dario Fo's biting 1970 agitprop farce, Accidental Death of an Anarchist. By Sam Hurwitt
Gene Saks teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as The Odd Couple and Brighton Beach Memoirs. He died Saturday in New York.
Stephen King has said his novel Carrie is about women's power and men's fear — an idea reporter Beth Accomando says has gotten lost in newer adaptations of the horror classic for stage and screen.
British comic actor James Corden took over CBS's Late Late Show on Monday with a star-studded debut. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says he offered a touch of talk show tradition with a modern feel.
William Electric Black, the first African American writer for Sesame Street and winner of several Emmys, has a new project: a five-play cycle on gun violence.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Celebrates Women's History Month
KQED proudly celebrates the richness and diversity of the greater San Francisco Bay Area by commemorating Women's History Month. In March, KQED Public TV 9 and Public Radio 88.5 FM schedule a special lineup of programs focused on themes and issues related to women.
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.