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Kneehigh is back! The theatrical alchemists who brought us Tristan & Yseult and The Wild Bride return with a tender new coming-of-age tale that uncovers the secrets behind World War II's D-Day landings. In the idyllic seaside village of Slapton, the lives of Lily, her family, and her fiercely independent cat Adolphus Tips are barely touched by war…until American soldiers occupy their house and land. With swingin' live music, enchanting puppetry, and signature stage sorcery, Emma Rice conjures a story of love, war, and prejudice that crosses borders both geographical and generational.
Feinstein's at the Nikko welcomes Adam & Anthony Live, starring Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, original stars of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical, RENT which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. For this special intimate club engagement, original RENT stars Adam & Anthony come together in a pop/rock evening celebrating their individual musical careers as well as the Broadway cultural hit, RENT. Both stars come to Feinstein's at The Nikko direct from current Broadway star-turns: Anthony Rapp in Broadway's If/Then (currently on a National tour) and Adam currently starring in the hit musical Disaster. These two friends will share stories about the hit show that brought them together 20 years ago and perform songs from the Pulitzer Prize-winning show, as well as their individual material.
A lamp flickers on. In her bedroom, a young girl's universe explodes around her. With the future unsettled, she must find answers and new footing in a clash against fate. all of what you love and none of what you hate is a beautiful, emotional journey punctuated by bursts of abstraction.
After playing sold-out engagements in New York City and Europe, Bay Area native Alysha Umphress brings her solo show, Homecoming Queen, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for her San Francisco cabaret debut. Umphress will perform an eclectic mix of songs – from classic Broadway and contemporary up-and-comers, to 40's jazz and 80's pop…plus highlights from throughout her career! Broadway composer/lyricist Adam Wachter will serve as musical director.
Amy Hānaiali'i, Hawaii's top-selling female vocalist of all time, will bring aloha to Feinstein's at the Nikko this holiday season. Continuing the tradition of her ancestral roots, Hānaiali'i will take audiences on a musical journey – from 1930s New York City, to the silver screen of Hollywood, to the golden age of the Rat Pack, to present day Hawaii. Blending these genres with her contemporary original compositions, Hānaiali'i will also perform classic Christmas songs in Hawaiian.
Celebrating over 15,000 performances and seen by nearly six million people from around the world, this internationally acclaimed musical revue continues to delight audiences at Club Fugazi in the City's North Beach district with its hilarious spoofs of pop culture, spectacular costumes and outrageously gigantic hats! Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her "Prince Charming." Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing line-up of hilarious pop-culture characters, including Taylor Swift, Pharrell, Kim Kardashian, Vladimir Putin, Frozen, Iggy Azalea, Hillary & Bill Clinton, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Governor Jerry Brown, Nicki Minaj, The Royal Family, Game of Thrones, Miley Cyrus, Orange is the New Black, President Barack & Michelle Obama, Oprah, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Kim Jong-un & the World Champion San Francisco Giants.
She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
In an award-winning career that has encompassed TV, film, stage and concert work around the globe, Betty Buckley is probably best known as the quintessential musical theatre actress.
Hailed as "The Voice of Broadway," Betty Buckley is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world.
Business Casual is rapidly becoming a fixture in the Bay Area vocal music scene. As their name suggests, Business Casual combines unexpected musical styles to produce fresh a cappella versions of vintage chart toppers and today's hits. Featuring powerful leads, floor thumping bass, and sizzling beats, you won't believe that this group is using only their voices! Business Casual explores a wide range of genres including funk, folk, pop, soul, swing, and R&B, guaranteeing that there is something for everyone in their energetic, all-ages shows.
Prime Time is an award - winning jazz - centered contemporary a cappella group from the Bay Area that specializes in heartfelt singing, exquisite musicianship, and an approachable, honest performance style. Separately, the singers have decades of experience spanning multiple styles and cultures. Together, they have one goal - to let the music shine in and through them, as they reach out to touch, inspire, and entertain the listeners.
Are you in need of a sultry Spanish night or a boheiman adventure? So brace yourself for a night when the well worn hardwood floors of Pachamama resonate with the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar. If you have not seen this group, this is an opportunity to experience their high energy and passion for their art that defines a new dimension in Flamenco and Spanish dance traditions.Carolina and her daughter Carolé offer a special evening for a date night, family gathering, or get together with friends and co-workers.
Carolina Lugo and her daughter Carolé Acuña and their talented company of singers and musicians bring the sultry and sensuous flamenco dance to vibrant life. Their show combines the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form. This award-winning ensemble has been providing Bay Area audiences with passionate performances for 20 years, bringing artists from Spain and abroad to appear with them. Peña Pachamama is known for its Latin American, Bolivian and raw food tapas and other dishes, plus wine, beer and specialty cocktails for purchase.
Brace yourself for sultry Spanish night when the floor burns with pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form. A mother & daughter duo, Carolina's y Carole's, high energy and passion defines a new dimension in Spanish dance traditions In the heart of North Beach, Pachamama is a small colorful nightclub, full of charm and known for its tapas and great selections of wine, beer and specialty cocktails.
Brace yourself for sultry Spanish night when the floor burns with pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form. A mother & daughter duo, Carolina's y Carole's, high energy and passion defines a new dimension in Spanish dance traditions.
Pastor Paul comes back from Africa with a blasphemous interpretation of Christianity. Can his congregation handle his game-changing revelation? Thousands flock to his church each week; some for Holy Communion, some for hot coffee, where the big-screen TVs and the Olympic sized baptismal fount is a surefire crowd-pleaser. Backed by a live choir, The Christians is both epic and intimate, an unflinching look at faith in America — and its power to unite or divide.
Double your pleasure with this musical comedy that sports two scores, two plots, and if you're lucky ("Do you feel lucky, punk?" Oh wait, wrong plot.), you might even get two happy endings. Take a trip to the '40s when Film Noir ruled the silver screen, and delight as the tales of a struggling Hollywood writer and the filming of his latest noir oeuvre unspool. Where his leading character keeps speaking back to him and the femme fatales won't stay on the screen!
A dialogue in letters between the two great 19th-century French novelists, George Sand and Gustave Flaubert, Dear Master is an elegantly orchestrated play, providing flesh-and-blood portraits of these famed intellectual writers and revealing their fears, desires, heated opinions and friendship during a time as violent and politically polarized as our own. The flagship play upon which Aurora Theatre Company was built, Dear Master by prize-winning Berkeley author Dorothy Bryant was originally produced at the Berkeley City Club in 1991.
Broadway veteran Franc D'Ambrosio returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance of his acclaimed show, I'll Be Seein' Youz…A Bronx Boy's Musical Perspective of World War II. Featuring lively tunes made popular between 1939–1946, the evening will also include charismatic stories from Mr. D'Ambrosio's colorful Italian family.
Franc D'Ambrosio is best known as "The Iron Man of the Mask" having played the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award winning musical The Phantom of the Opera for more than 2300 performances; a record he held for a decade. From this notoriety, D'Ambrosio was cast by Barry Manilow as the lead in his touring production of Copacabana.
Be not deceived: The devil is lurking at the Christian Puppet Ministry in Cypress, Texas. And his name is…Tyrone. He may look like an innocent sock puppet, but when he infiltrates the angst-ridden church youth group and takes possession of Jason's arm, well, all hell breaks loose. Spectacularly foul-mouthed and wickedly scandalous, Tyrone shocks the congregation with his outrageous insinuations, exposing their deepest secrets—and teaching us all about love, grief, and what it means to be human. This fast-paced irreverent comedy is "darkly delightful," declares the New York Times.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer, has received rave reviews and is the winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. It was also awarded Best Musical Revival by the Drama Desk Awards, Drama League Awards, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Written in 1935 during the rise of fascism in Europe, Sinclair Lewis' satirical It Can't Happen Here follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by promising to return the country to greatness. Witnessing the new president's authoritarian tyranny from the sidelines is a liberal, middle-class newspaper editor from Vermont who is caught in the chaos of social upheaval. Sound familiar? Called "a message to thinking Americans" upon its publication, this eerily prescient book receives a new adaptation just in time for election season.
This hilarious and heartwarming musical is a culture clash for the ages as two families from wildly different backgrounds come together to celebrate a wedding. Then the bride's ex-boyfriend arrives, bringing the wedding to a screeching halt and throwing both families into hysterical chaos. Plots are hatched, promises broken, secrets exposed - it's enough to make the most experienced wedding planner throw up his hands and say "Holy matrimony!"
Three time Emmy and Golden Globe winning Actress Jane Lynch was raised near Chicago and cut her theatrical teeth at The Second City and Steppenwolf Theatre. Known for her TV work as Sue Sylvester in Glee, Amy in Angel From Hell, and the as host of Hollywood Game Night, Jane also as numerous additional television and film credits.
Jim Brickman, award-winning songwriter and pianist, brings his most entertaining and romantic concert of the year, Pure Piano: The Greatest Hits. Brickman's engaging stage presence seamlessly blends emotion and humor with music that touches the heart. Brickman leads the audience on a personal escape with stirring solo piano and vocal collaborations, including hits like "Angel Eyes," "Valentine," "If You Believe" and "Love of My Life." Jim Brickman in concert strikes the perfect balance of musical intimacy, compelling storytelling and a personal connection with every audience member.
Jive by Susan Rabin is a comedy that follows the rocky journey of white 'shock-jock' Chet Williams, who starts a new job at K-JIVE, a black music station in San Francisco. Chet struggles to resurrect his reputation and career after a controversial firing, and his love life after a divorce. Resentment by black employees, threats from disgruntled fans, and charges of sexual abuse make this comedy timely and provocative. An on-air political debate among candidates for mayor echoes modern events and strains the edges of political correctness. In Jive, characters develop unpredictable relationships as the story takes the audience on an outrageous ride.
Following two previous sold-out engagements, Jonathan Poretz returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his newest show, Sinatra, Dino, Darin & Davis – When Vegas Was Vegas! Backed by the six-piece Fil Lorenz Orchestra, Poretz will recreate the heyday of a young Las Vegas, bringing a 60s vibe to the Feinstein's at the Nikko stage. His authentic, big band arrangements of everyone's favorite songs from the vast catalogs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Sammy Davis, Jr, includes such celebrated songs as "I've Got You Under My Skin," "I've Got the World On a String," "Ain't That A Kick In The Head," "Everybody Loves Somebody,""Beyond The Sea," "Mack The Knife," "Mr. Bojangles," "Candy Man," "My Way," New York, New York," and many more. This show is a swingin' big band tribute to the icons of a generation and the men who transformed a desert's heat into an oasis of cool.
After a sold-out engagement in 2015, English songbird, Julia Fordham, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko to perform songs from her forthcoming release, "Live & Untouched" – a wonderful cross-section of songs recorded at recent shows.
British singer-songwriter Julia Fordham continues to enchant audiences around the world with her extraordinary vocal range and heartfelt songs. From 1988's "Happy Ever After" — her first release and an international hit — and throughout all 12 albums, her unique voice and exquisitely crafted compositions strike an everlasting chord.
Although still considered the Bay Area's best kept jazz secret, Kenny Washington has managed to earn a stellar reputation among his peers like trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, pianist Geoffrey Keezer, vibraphonist Joe Locke as well as singers Kim Nalley and Mark Murphy who declared "Kenny's got the gift." The Pacific Mambo Orchestra featured Washington on their eponymous 2014 Grammy-winning album and Joe Locke designed a gorgeous program of standards around him on" For the Love of You" (El Music).
Abelia is a one-woman play, by a writer with a compelling and lyrical new voice, about a woman from the back hills of Kentucky who, having grown up believing in miracles and the power of love, refuses to stop believing in them when faced with a life-threatening illness.
La Cage aux Folles is a hilarious musical farce that tells the story of Georges and Albin, a gay couple who must pretend to be straight (with Albin in drag) when they meet the very conservative parents of their son's fiancée. Big, entertaining musical numbers combine with high comedy for a story that still has a heart and something to say about true love and real family values. Performed outdoors, under the stars in historic Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland's hillside Joaquin Miller Park, by a big cast and live professional orchestra.
Based on the great French-Italian play and film, but most well known as a blockbuster Broadway musical that won 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, this is a rousing anthem that celebrates love, romance and being true to yourself. La Cage aux Folles, presented in the gritty style of an underground French Cabaret, glimmers with French flair, a wink and a grin at lifestyles and mores that seem at odds until they crumble under the power of love to transform.
There once lived five kids in modern-day Haiti, all entangled in a dark history of servitude. Huddled in a tent on Mister's land, they'd spin spellbinding folktales, vying for the title of best storyteller—and dreaming of their freedom. When two of them reunite 15 years later, the boundary between reality and fiction vanishes, revealing secrets of their past more haunting than any of the tales they told. In The Last Tiger in Haiti, Jeff Augustin weaves a remarkable and gripping narrative of survival, betrayal, and the power of a story.
Leni Riefensthal was the brilliant German film director of Triumph of the Will and Olympia, films cited by Pauline Kael as "the two greatest films ever directed by a woman," and which also served as propaganda for Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. In Sarah Greenman's wildly creative multimedia play, Riefenstahl's older and younger selves edit a film of the director's life, playing out and reshooting scenes from her past until the director finds the beauty she is seeking. Leni is an extraordinary work about artistic responsibility, narcissism and denial.
Feinstein's at the Nikko is pleased to present the acclaimed Los Angeles musical theatre series A Little New Music. This fast paced presentation of the best new or unheard musical theatre songs is performed by a talented cast of West Coast performers and is guaranteed to not only entertain but to keep your finger on the pulse of the future of the artform.
Since 2013, A Little New Music has introduced an impressive array of over 150 songs by established and emerging composers alike, presented by stars of stage and screen including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden); Tony Award Winning Writer Jeff Marx (Avenue Q); Tony, Drama Desk and Emmy nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, Shrek the Musical); Tony Award Nominee Kevin Chamberlin (Seussical the Musical, Disaster The Musical) Shoshana Bean (Wicked); Eric Peterson (Shrek the Musical); Barrett Foa (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; NCIS: Los Angeles) Nicole Parker (Wicked, MADtv) and Michael Sheppard (Little Shop of Horrors).
International vocalist Lua Hadar and her jazz trio perform their new hit show, When in Rome: Songs of the "La Dolce Vita" Era. Originally produced in conjunction with The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, the show features popular Italian and American hits by Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Luigi Tenco, Henry Mancini, Domenico Modugno and more, including such favorites as Arrivederci Roma, Al di là, Volare and of course When in Rome. Vocals: Lua Hadar; Piano: Jason Martineau; Bass: Dan Feiszli; Drums: Kelly Park
Lua Hadar has been an Italophile since she can remember, living in Italy several years while touring as a performer, becoming fluent in the language and falling in love with all things Italian.
Hadar has performed in Italy, France, Spain and Switzerland during her five year residency with two italian theatre companies and has charmed audiences from Bangkok to New York. She has performed numerous times at San Francisco's legendary Fairmont Hotel, as well as The Plush R
Believe it or not Lucie Arnaz is celebrating more than 50 years in show business. She began her long career in a recurring role on The Lucy Show opposite her mother Lucille Ball before becoming a series regular on Here's Lucy and later starring in The Lucie Arnaz Show and Sons & Daughters. In 2001 Lucie and her brother, Desi Arnaz, executive produced the I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special which received an Emmy Nomination.
On the big screen Lucie has has starred opposite Neil Diamond and Sir Laurence Olivier in The Jazz Singer for which she received a Golden Globe Nomination.
A poor woodcutter, whose sole dream in life is to experience a day without hunger, is caught at a crossroads when his dream comes true. . .
Teatro Visión's Macario is a Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead celebration full of music, dance, spectacle, and inspiration. Based on B. Traven's novel and the Academy Award-nominated film adaptation.
Michael Feinstein, Ambassador of the Great American Songbook, has built a dazzling career over the last three decades bringing the music of the Great American songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award nominations to his Emmy nominated PBS-TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series and concerts spanning the globe. His work as an educator and archivist define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time.
Lorna Luft is the daughter of Judy Garland and Sid Luft. She made her show business debut at age 11 singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" on a Christmas special of her mother's CBS television series The Judy Garland Show.
Gilbert & Sullivan's comic masterpiece set in a re-imagined Renaissance Italy. With its hilarious plot line, ingenious dialog, memorable characters and wonderful music, The Mikado is very possibly the most popular musical comedy in the English language. In a time when flirting was a capital offense, a handsome wandering minstrel has fallen in love with the beautiful bride-to-be of the recently appointed Lord High Executioner. Chaos, desperation, and comical mayhem ensue, with impromptu marriages, substitute executionees, forged death certificates, and the revelation of a prince in disguise.
You're invited to the wedding of the season! Award-winning film director Mira Nair brings her exuberant and sumptuous Monsoon Wedding to Berkeley Rep's stage in this highly anticipated world premiere musical. The perfect storm starts brewing when family members from around the world descend on Delhi for a nonstop four-day celebration of an arranged marriage between a modern upper-middle-class Indian family's only daughter and an American guy she's never met. But the bride is having an affair, her father's financial troubles deepen, and dark family secrets surface. The forecast calls for drama, love, hope, laughs, and a whole lot of rain.
Combining San Francisco's tradition of narrative longform improvisation with the demands and surprises of traditional theater, these stories take place on a single set, in traditional stage-play style. The actors have just a bare stage, a few simple suggestions from the audience, and each other. What results is a night of completely improvised theater -- a spontaneous and unique 3-act play, with the audience and the actors alike discovering the story as it unfolds.
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off is the most dexterously realized comedy about putting on a comedy. A rollicking backstage farce about a second-rate theatrical troupe, the hilarity combines slapstick, a British sex comedy, and non-stop humor from a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing On. Doors slamming, on- and off-stage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this uproarious and classically comic play. Learn more.
Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins won the Obie Award for his radical, incendiary, and subversively funny riff on Dion Boucicault's once-popular 1859 mustache-twirling melodrama. Judge Peyton is dead, and his plantation Terrebonne is on the brink of foreclosure. George, the high-minded heir apparent, falls for the lovely Zoe, who's one-eighth black. But the bigoted plantation queen has eyes for George, and the dastardly overseer M'Closky plots to keep Zoe and Terrebonne for himself. A spectacular collision of the antebellum South and 21st-century cultural politics, An Octoroon is "This decade's most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today," says the New York Times.
Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen, Patina Miller (CBS' "Madam Secretary," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay," Pippin on Broadway), will bring "An Evening with Patina" to Feinstein's at the Nikko for her San Francisco debut. Miller celebrates the American Songbook in a special concert featuring songs ranging from R&B and soul to Broadway's biggest hits.
Patina Miller was most recently seen staring as press coordinator Daisy Grant in the second season of CBS' hit drama series, "Madam Secretary," starring Tea Leoni, Bebe Neuwirth and Tim Daly. Written by Barbara Hall and directed by Dave Semel, the series' third season will return to CBS in October 2016.
When Henry, a cerebral playwright, is asked by his mistress to ghost-write a script, his life begins to imitate his art too closely. More comfortable with words than feelings, Henry must decide which of his emotions are the "real thing." Stoppard tackles questions of love and marriage with dazzling comedy and more than one play-within-a-play, sending his characters and the audience reeling between authenticity and artifice, intellect and passion, and love and fidelity.
Legendary actor, comedian and singer Robert Klein will present an evening of comedy and music at Feinstein's at the Nikko. For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to enjoy a celebrated career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. He was nominated twice for Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album of the Year for his releases Child of the Fifties and Mind Over Matter.
Roe v. Wade—the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion is still fiercely debated, over 40 years later. In her newest play, acclaimed writer Lisa Loomer cuts through the headlines and rhetoric to reveal the divergent personal journeys of lawyer Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey ("Jane Roe") in the years following the fateful decision. In turns shocking, humorous, and poignant, Roe reflects the polarization in America today while illuminating the heart and passion each person has for their cause.
In the midst of a whirlwind tour of European capitals, a young princess yearns to experience life – to explore the world beyond diplomatic dinners and Royal balls. Enter an American reporter, who, almost overnight, goes from covering the royal family to covering up her great escape. And in the span of 24 unforgettable hours, they discover the magic of Rome, the promise of love, and a secret they will share forever.
Called the "burly tenor with a big, silvery voice" by Variety, Ronan Tynan, accompanied by his long time pianist Bill Lewis, bring to Feinstein's at the Nikko a repertoire that is diverse as it is entertaining: a mix of Irish, selections from the great American songbook, contemporary, as well as newly written material. The New York Times recognizes Tynan's "unornamented singing as distinct relief, who lets the lines of familiar melodies soar without fancy embellishment."
Introduced to American audiences in 1999 as a member of The Irish Tenors, Tynan continues to perform throughout the United States and record new material as a solo artist. In addition, he is currently the Alltech Visiting Artist in Residence at the University of Kentucky's Opera Theatre program teaching Vocal Performance and Voice and Repertoire classes with a focus in oratorio and opera at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Sharon is practical, from Iowa. Robyn is a Bronx-born vegan. Both are "bad-ass" women in their 50s dealing with isolation, aging and identity. They remind us that second chances are possible and transformation can grow beneath peals of uproarious laughter.
Set in Kentucky in 1843, Safe House examines the lives of one free family of color and the tensions that arise between two brothers with conflicting aspirations. While one brother dreams of opening his own business, the other risks everything in an effort to help fugitive slaves escape on the Underground Railroad. Based on true events in the lives of his ancestors, Adkins tells a gripping story of love, freedom and survival against impossible odds.
In between the caramelized onions and sizzling garlic frying up in the onstage kitchen, tempers are boiling over. The Chef's eight-table jewel box has become a New York favorite. Now the Investor wants to cash in, but the Chef isn't ready to sell out—and the battle between art and commerce ensues. What is the recipe for success, and how many can it serve?
The Singing Bois is a queer pop quartet based in Oakland, California. Part boy band, part Rat Pack, they create spaces for masculine-of-center and POC musicians within new and classic styles such as R&B, soul, rock, jazz, and Latin genres. Twisting gender expectations, they blend musical precision, playful staging, and sexy swagger. Known for their unique interpretations of songs by everyone from Sam Cooke to Selena, The Singing Bois make audible a range of masculinities and tell queer, butch, and trans stories through song.
The Jeanettes are a Bay Area vocal quartet harmonizing to retro hits from iconic artists of the 1950s and 60s such as the Shirelles, the Marvelettes, and the Chordettes. The lively ladies sing in sweet harmony to original arrangements of doo wop, barbershop and girl group favorites. Audiences young and old swoon for their toe tapping beats and eye catching style.
In the opulent Presidential Palace of an unnamed country, four women await the arrival of the embattled dictator -- his wife, her best friend, a British journalist, and a translator -- while a revolution grows violent outside. As the political tension escalates, time refracts and earlier scenes replay from different perspectives. Morgan, the award-winning British playwright and screenwriter (The Iron Lady, Suffragette), takes the audience on a breath-taking journey with a fascinating theatricality that is at once compassionate, dispassionate, and probing.
A Streetcar Named Desire is timeless poetic masterpiece that follows the life of a desperate sister seeking refuge in her sisters New Orleans apartment only to be confronted by the unforgiving brutality of the man in the house. At once an instant classic the play still resonates with how we feel, think, and move today. A highly charged sexual play considered the finest play of the 20th century
Pop, jazz and blues Phenom Suede has been described like "Adele meets Diana krall meets Bette Midler-sassy, smooth and intoxicating." No pressure, right? Please. she was Joan Rivers' opening act, people. She's up to it. Expect to be swooned. Expect to be moved to tears. Expect to laugh. Expect the unexpected in her show Anything could Happen.
Suede plays piano, guitar and trumpet but voice is her first instrument and entertaining is clearly her first love. She is a consummate performer and song stylist celebrating her 25th year as an independent artist on her own label, Easily Suede Music.
Swan Lake, based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. The ballet is in three acts with two intermissions, with music by Tchaikovsky, choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Getzer. Running time is approximately two hours and 30 minutes. The Honored Artist of Ukraine, Olga Kifyak, will be dancing Odile/Odette (both the Black Swan and White Swan roles), with Eugeniy Svetlitsa as Prince Siegfried and Ivan Kozlov (who has been performing continuously alongside with Ulyana Lopatkina) as Prince's friend. Alisa Voronova, Sergey Kononenko and Anna Surmina will be performing Swan Lake Pas de Trois for the 25-city American tour.
Join jazz vocalist Tiffany Austin and her five piece band for Music of the Harlem Renaissance, an evening of classic swing and blues, including music by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday.
Tiffany Austin is one of the fastest rising jazz stars in Northern California. Her modern style, yet rooted in tradition, is described as precise, intelligent and soulful and her nuanced delivery has caught the attention of eminent artists with whom she has shared the stage; vibraphonist Roy Ayers (Motion Blue (Japan), drummer Tommy Campbell (Blue Note (NYC), and saxophonist John Handy (Dizzy's NYC)
After four previous sold-out engagements, Bay Area favorite, Tom Reardon, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with a brand–new show, The Ladies Who Lunch – a tribute to the great women who have graced the Broadway stage and our lives. Reardon will be joined on-stage by The Ladies: Eryn Allen (Musical Director), Roberta Drake (drums), Deborah Del Mastro (trumpet), Carolyn Walter (saxophone), and Amanda Wu (bass). Special guests include Morgan Breedveld and Jessica Fisher. Choreography is provided by Leslie Waggoner. Daren A.C. Carollo produces and directs.
Voted "the most significant English language play of the 20th century" in a survey of playwrights, Waiting for Godot is considered a masterpiece of surrealist existentialism. Two wandering vagabonds, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by a lonely tree, to meet up with Mr. Godot, an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place and memory are blurred and meaning is where you find it. The men hope that Godot will change their lives for the better. Instead, two eccentric travelers arrive, one man on the end of the other's rope. The results are both funny and dangerous and the trip will bend your brain.
William Giammona invites you to join him for a mischievous take on the pleasures of being wicked when he returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for his brand new cabaret, "Pack Up Your Sins." Making an escape from the usual heroic leading man role, this evening of songs from musical theater and cabaret will explore the seven deadly sins and the joy, humor, costs, and pleasures of indulging in your fantasies. He will be joined on stage by Daniel Lockert (music direction/piano) and Daniel Fabricant (bass/guitar).
Born in San Francisco, Giammona is a veteran of both plays and musicals around the Bay Area, having performed major roles in over 50 productions over the past decade or so. He was honored as the recipient of the 2015 Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for his portrayal of Franklin Shepard in Merrily We Roll Along. He will be reprising his roles as Princeton & Rod in Avenue Q at New Conservatory Theatre Center this w
An innocuous comment at a dinner of two interracial couples leads to a surreal escalation of Cold War-style paranoia. You Mean to Do Me Harm is a psychological exploration of Chinese and American foreign relations, and of the personal relations we hold most dear.
It seems that hardly a day goes by that the media doesn't confront us with yet another unspeakable act. Kirsten Greenidge's Zenith teases out the complex and interwoven threads of one life that ends shockingly. Daring in structure and rich in detail, this play makes us question whether we can ever truly fathom another human being.