‘Into the Woods’ fails to enchant at SF Playhouse

For the past two summers, the folks at San Francisco Playhouse have entertained and delighted theater-goers with freshly reimagined takes on the works of Broadway composing legends Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe. This summer, they’re giving us Sondheim — and if you know anything about musical theatre, you know
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Shotgun Players’ ‘Assassins’ kills it

How could one little man cause such universal grief and anguish? More importantly, why would he?” These stimulating questions blossomed into the 1990 musical “Assassins,” a spectacle that lures its audience into a world suspended in time and space, alternating between fiction and history to create a “dreamlike vaudeville” in
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Onstage: The Art World in Theater

As I talked about in This Week in Theater, John Logan’s “Red” is currently showing at the Berkeley Rep today. “Red” is a two-character drama about the abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko and his apprentice. As many of you probably know, Rothko is the influential artist most famous for his
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