Robert Sokol

‘Assassins’ hits artistic, emotional bullseye

There’s a temptation to make bad jokes about the timeliness of a…

‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ a searing portrait of Afghan women

Cruelty, oppression, despair, grief, rage and yes, redemption, are only some of…

Carmen Cusack stays busy telling her story

“Show biz! It’s definitely not for sissies,” says Carmen Cusack with a…

PlayGround reopens Potrero Hill theater

Rather than signaling a closure, paper-obscured windows at Thick House, the Potrero…

‘Neverland’ finds the place where dreams are born

Copious amounts of fairy dust land on the stage of the Orpheum,…

Christine Ebersole defers her divadom

Christine Ebersole is not embracing divadom even though scores of Broadway fans…

Custom Made’s ‘Rapture’ finds fun in feminism

Defending Phyllis Schlafly and exploring the intellectual and emotional complexities of porn…

‘Luzia’ a sparkling vision of Mexico

With a name fusing the Spanish words for light (luz) and rain…

Alysha Umphress: From Bay Area to Broadway and back

“Cabaret star” is a new kind of homecoming for Bay Area native…

Charming ‘Cinderella’ swirls with romance, whimsy

It’s a tale as old as time that’s been told a hundred…

Greg MacKellan takes final bow with Moon’s ‘Syracuse’

When the curtain goes down on 42nd Street Moon’s new production of…

Hillbarn’s ‘Mockingbird’ fails to soar

If the recent death of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee engenders a…

Emily Skinner celebrates Sondheim and more

Tony Award-nominee Emily Skinner is becoming a very welcome presence on The…

Kim Novak offers perspectives on ‘Vertigo’

Legend is a gift that keeps giving and that’s just fine with…

Family drama ‘Sagittarius Ponderosa’ needs focus

Called “whimsical” in its promotional materials, the world premiere of “Sagittarius Ponderosa”…

New musical ‘Tinderella’ swipes mostly right

Mix a 17th-century Italian folk tale with 21st-century matchmaking technology, shake with…

A Broadway Christmas with Brian Stokes Mitchell

“Holidays are about family, about friends, fun and hopefully about relaxing,” says…

‘Gentleman’s Guide’ continues on long path to success

If creating a musical based on a vintage film has become a…

‘If/Then’ comes to S.F. with Broadway stars

A woman who gets to go in both directions at a major…

Opera’s Stephanie Blythe celebrates legacy of Kate Smith

Stephanie Blythe is popping up all over San Francisco lately. She made…