Play award finalists announced

Mar 06

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has named six finalists in its annual playwriting competition, supported by generous funding from the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, which recognizes plays that premiered outside New York City. The top honoree in the Steinberg /ATCA New Play Awards will receive $25,000 — the largest prize for a...

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2007 theater Top 10

Dec 27

I can always tell whether a theater year has been good or not so good when I sit down to hammer out my Top 10 list. If I can summon five or more shows simply from memory, it’s a good year. This year’s entire list came almost entirely from memory (which is a feat in itself as the old noggin’ ain’t what it used to be), so it was a good year...

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Review: `The Crowd You’re in With’

Nov 20

Opened Nov. 17, 2007 at the Magic Theatre Gilman’s Crowd stands out Four stars Pleasingly provocative There aren’t many plays, especially new plays, that stick with you days after seeing them. Rebecca Gilman’s The Crowd You’re in With, which had its world premiere last weekend at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre, is, in many ways, an astonishing play. It...

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Magic announces new season

May 07

San Francisco’s Magic Theatre, currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, is looking ahead to next season. The lineup, announced last week, kicks off in September with a world premiere: Expedition 6, created and directed by Bill Pullman, best known as a film actor (While You Were Sleeping, Independence Day). This original docudrama explores the political and...

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