Mazzie and Danieley toast New Year with SF Symphony

Dec 22

Broadway’s first couple, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, had a pretty good 2008. He had a long run in the final Kander and Ebb musical, Curtains, and she was the Lady of the Lake in Monty Python’s Spamalot. They also criss-crossed the country doing concerts together, and he recently released his album Jason Danieley and the Frontier Heroes. The big...

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Bravo Bernstein! San Francisco celebrates Lenny

Sep 16

The great American composer Leonard Bernstein would have been 90 this year, and the man who gave us the memorable music for West Side Story, Candide and other Broadway shows, among all his other symphonic work, is being celebrated in style. The San Francisco Symphony leads the celebration with Michael Tilson Thomas, a longtime friend and colleague of the late...

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Broadway baby Peters can still be a blast

Jul 26

Last night at Davies Symphony Hall, Bernadette Peters was in a good mood. Her voice was in great shape (and her shape was in GREAT shape). In other words, Peters’ “Summer in the City” concert was a triumph. Last time Peters was in town, she was performing a theatrical concert at the Orpheum Theatre to promote her new Rodgers and Hammerstein...

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Books, `Barks’ and Bernadette

Jul 21

Bernadette Peters’ career is going to the dogs. No, the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway diva has not hit the skids. She’s just more interested in dogs at the moment than the stage. Peters, 57, who performs with the San Francisco Symphony Friday, July 25, as part of the “Summer in the City” series, has been a self-described “dog...

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Michael Feinsten: Standard bearer

Dec 26

Michael Feinstein is one of the most in-demand crooners in the land. If people want sophistication, elegance and abundant love and knowledge of the Great American Songbook, they immediately turn to Feinstein. For more than 20 years, Feinstein has reigned as the King of Cabaret, the Sultan of Standards and the Torch Bearer for Torch Songs. A formidable interpreter of...

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