Tag: Curran

‘Soft Power’ – the musical and the foreign policy

I saw “Soft Power” at the Curran theater last week. The play with a musical in the middle is ostensibly…

3 months ago

Patti LuPone: Failure is the ‘most valuable lesson’

Patti LuPone has learned a few things in her 45 years in theater. The two-time Tony-winning actress for 1979’s “Evita”…

3 months ago

Curran announces music-filled 2018 season

Tony-winning “Dear Evan Hansen” is in the lineup of the Curran’s 2018 season. Impresario Carole Shorenstein Hays held a party…

8 months ago

Taylor Mac leads long, lyrical, lascivious pop music history

Early on in the first of four chronological “chapters” of playwright-performer Taylor Mac’s “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music,” a…

12 months ago

Taylor Mac shines light on unsung pop music makers

Nostalgia is a dirty word to award-winning playwright-actor Taylor Mac. After writing himself the role of a nostalgia-fighting flower in…

1 year ago

Little-seen lives exposed in powerful ‘Eclipsed’

A funny moment in “Eclipsed,” a drama about young women in war-torn Liberia in 2003, has some characters rifling through…

2 years ago

Fun audio tour showcases refurbished Curran

San Francisco impresario Carole Shorenstein Hays is inviting audiences to check out the “new” Curran. The theater owner is the…

2 years ago

Denzel Washington, ‘Fences’ cast re-open SF’s Curran

Denzel Washington took a bow on the stage of San Francisco’s Curran, for the first time, at a preview of…

2 years ago