Come on I wanna Leia: Fisher lands on Broadway

Apr 30

Another week, another Berkeley Repertory Theatre show going to Broadway. Carrie Fisher’s autobiographical solo show Wishful Drinking, directed by Berkeley Rep artistic director Tony Taccone, will open in October at — where else? — Studio 54, where it runs through Jan. 3. The show is produced by Roundabout Theatre Company in association with...

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Berkeley Rep cancels `Yellow Face,’ tours Hoch

Jun 13

The 2008-09 season hasn’t even begun and already changes are afoot. Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced yesterday that it will postpone David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face, which was to have concluded the season. Here’s from the press release: ” The theatre hopes to present the show in the fall of 2009 and then tour its production to other...

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Review: `Taking Over’

Jan 17

Opened Jan. 16 on Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Thrust Stage Hoch’s solo artistry takes `Over’ Three stars Brilliance and brio Let there be no question about Danny Hoch’s genius. To throw around a few adjectives, the man is fascinating, funny, provocative, entertaining and powerful. His new solo show, Taking Over, now having its world premiere on Berkeley...

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Danny Hoch takes over

Jan 09

It’s been 10 years since Danny Hoch jolted the Bay Area theater scene with Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop, his dynamic solo show at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Since then, he has worked diligently to make hip-hop theater more than just a passing phase. He founded the Hip-Hop Theatre Festival, now in its eighth year of presenting a new generation of theater...

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Hoch springs eternal

Feb 06

It’s always good news when Danny Hoch announces his return to the Bay Area. The solo performer behind Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop (which had its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 1997) will be back at Berkeley Rep in March with his latest work-in-progress. As the press release says: “There’s no set, no costumes, no fancy light...

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