SF `Spring Awakening’ tix on sale; Riabko video

Jul 12

Tickets for the launch of the Spring Awakening national tour go on sale Sunday, July 20. The tour of the eight-time Tony Award-winning rock musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater kicks off at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre Sept. 4 through Oct. 12 as part of the SHN/Best of Broadway series. Tickets will range in price from $30 to $99 and beginning Sunday,...

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`Spring Awakening’ tour news

Jul 07

The national tour of the Tony Award-winning Duncan Sheik-Steven Sater musical Spring Awakening is growing ever closer. Performances begin Sept. 4 at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre as part of the SHN/Best of Broadway season, and though that will be here before we know it, here’s a little casting news to fill the void. Current Broadway SA cast members Kyle...

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Grammy’s `Awakening’

Feb 11

With an archaic-sounding category such as the Best Musical Show Album, it’s no wonder the award (and the winners) don’t make it onto the prime-broadcast. Still, there are those of us who care about show tunes (the REAL alternative music), and we care deeply that Spring Awakening writers Duncan Sheik (music) and Steven Sater (lyrics) won the 2008 Grammy...

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Looking ahead: Theater ‘08 highlights

Jan 03

There are some theater treats heading our way in 2008. Here’s a mere sampling. The show I’m most excited about also seems the furthest away. The national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening is slated to start sometime in the second half of the year, courtesy of SHN/Best of Broadway. Spring Awakening was the best thing I saw on...

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Stage presents: A theater gift guide

Dec 06

So many fine gift ideas, so little space. Let’s get started with some great theater books. In the realm of books about theater, this year’s standout comes from San Mateo native Thomas Schumacher, who also happens to be the president of Disney Theatrical, the producer of such hits as The Lion King and Mary Poppins. Schumacher’s How Does the Show Go...

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Show tunes and fireworks

Jul 06

Every year around the Fourth of July, I like to celebrate something entirely American: the musical. I’m a little late this year, but it’s my patriotic duty. So here, better late than never, are some show tune suggestions to get you through the summer. Of course the original cast album of the moment is Spring Awakening (Decca Broadway). The Duncan...

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