It's just polished and adorable silliness from beginning to end. That's most of what there is to say about the Tony-winning lunacy of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, in a fine production transplanted from Minnesota's Guthrie Theater by Arizona Theatre Company. Director Joel Sass has the four perfo ... More >>
Women tend to remember what they were wearing at life's big moments. (Maybe men do, too.) It's probably because some outfits are very carefully chosen, and because some events really carve in stone the memory of things like those million little buttons or cuffed ivory ankle boots or the skirt tha ... More >>
If you're intimate enough to be exchanging gifts with either a fan or a practitioner of theater, you know that "they" can be extremely ... uh, particular. They tend to feel misunderstood, so you'll score huge friendship points if you give a gift that shows you get them. Here are a few ideas: 1. ... More >>
Ad-RockIt used to be that plays like Hair epitomized the marriage between rock and musical, but recent years have seen the combination pushed to new limits. You probably know Green Day's American Idiot and U2's constantly flailing Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, but have you heard of Serj Tank ... More >>
A world premiere at Space 55
In between stops on a seemingly never ending tour, Bono and The Edge of U2 have been composing the music and lyrics for the Broadway show "Spiderman." The idea to get involved in a musical also struck a chord with Green Day. They're currently prepping for their show American Idiot, in which Billi ... More >>
Award-winning play is an understatement
See the award-slinging happening live
Feel like an islander without leaving the desert
Say bye-bye to the funny family fiasco
Youll laugh. Youll cry. Youll heave.
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The members of Poison are now officially old men. 1983 was a long time ago.Sometimes Monday morning just brings you a gleaming, radiant little bit of news that helps the transition into next week all the more smooth and less awkward. It's no big surprise that I am a gigantic fan of former hair metal ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Up on the Sun:The Aggrolites, Pool Parties, Mixology, First Friday, "Butterscotch Swag" and More Over the Weeke ... More >>
Berkeley punk rockers Green Day will adapt their multi-platinum, Grammy-winning, catnip-for-angst-ridden tweens album American Idiot to the stage, just in time to open Berkeley Repertoire's 2009/10 season. The musical will be the first for the vaunted Berkeley Rep's new, swanky Roda Theatre, a fitti ... More >>
Touring productions about Tricky Dick, not Miranda Hobbes. Duh.
Youll laugh, youll flinch at Tracy Letts white-trash thriller
90s pop idol croons tunes from his Broadway colossus Spring Awakening
Singing and dancing about suicide and teen pregnancy
Hey, its not brain surgery. Well, okay, it kinda is.
The scary future is now
In any language, this upbeat musical means 80s pop
Change the world? Mark us down. For sure. Tentatively.
African-American playwright parodies the black experience
Terrence McNally takes us on a Florentine joy ride