Wilson Jermaine Heredia goes from Rent to Camelot

Jul 15

Wilson Jermaine Heredia goes from <i>Rent</i> to <i>Camelot</i>

When Wilson Jermaine Heredia decided to make a splash in the Broadway world, he dove right in and created giant waves. For his performance as the dazzling Angel Schunard in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent he won Tony, Drama Desk and Obie awards and was nominated for an Olivier when he reprised the role in London.

Since that splash, Heredia has worked consistently – his most recent Broadway gig was opposite Harvey Fierstein in the Tony-winning revival of La Cage aux Folles, but for his next chapter, the 41-year-old actor has taken a road that has led him away from his native New York (he was born and bred in Brooklyn) and to a new home and a new life here in San Francisco.

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`Rent’ is, apparently, still due

May 27

Anthony Rapp (left) is Mark, Lexi Lawson (center) is Mimi and Adam Pascal is Roger in the latest national touring company of the rock musical Rent, coming to San Francisco’s Curran Theatre in October. Photo by Joan Marcus You’re never too old to play a Bohemian 20something who can’t pay the rent. At least that’s the theory behind the latest...

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Review: `Spring Awakening’

Sep 08

Opened Sept. 7, 2008 at the Curran Theatre, San Francisco   Kyle Riabko and Christy Altomare are Melchior and Wendla, the doomed lovers in Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning musical that launched its national tour at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre. Photos by Paul Kolnik.   Sex, violence and rock ‘n’ roll: `Spring Awakening’ jolts...

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`Rent’ is due (in movie theaters)

Aug 22

There aren’t many details yet, but you can check out Sony Pictures’ Web site for “The Hot Ticket” about the final performances of Rent on Broadway being shown in movie theaters around the country on Sept. 24, 25, 27 and 28. You can sign up to receive details when available. http://www.thehotticket.net/rent/ There’s a little video that...

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Frenchie Davis ready for `Misbehavin’

Jul 25

When her stint on season two of “American Idol” flared into controversy, Frenchie Davis became infamous. The promising young singer had been kicked off early on because of some risqué photos found on the Internet. The singer managed to turn that infamy into hard-won fame through sheer hard work and by maintaining a focus on what was really important to...

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Idina Menzel flying into SF

Jun 19

A Tony Award-winner for Wicked (and we all know it isn’t easy being green), Idina Menzel is bringing her concert tour to the Bay Area. The former Rent star, who just released a major label album called I Stand, will play the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre on Aug. 14. Though touring to support her new disc, Menzel (who appeared on big screens, but did not sing in...

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