Don’t quibble with Cybill

Dec 03

Wait a minute — didn’t Legally Blonde already come to San Francisco? Cybill Shepherd, another famous blonde (legal or otherwise), is heading to the Bay Area with a one-woman show called Curvy Widow by Bobby Goldman. The show will run from Jan. 24 through March 9 at San Francisco’s Post Street Theatre. The comedy is about a 50something widow whose...

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Vegas query: Broads or Broadway?

Jun 27

REPORT FROM LAS VEGAS Calling Las Vegas the Broadway of the West is really pushing it. Sure, Mama Mia! has blossomed into a hit, and it looks like Spamalot and The Phantom of the Opera have a chance of success of long runs in the hot desert, but Chicago, Avenue Q and Hairspray didn’t live up to expectations. The lesson from those shows is that Vegas – like the...

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Mandragona shakes it up

Jun 13

They’ve shaken up All Shook Up, the new juke-box musical that spins a new story out of old Elvis Presley songs. The show began performances on Broadway in March 2005 and closed seven months later. Producers were hoping for another Mamma Mia! and ended up with something closer to Good Vibrations, the dismal musical that attempted to recycle Beach Boys...

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