Posts Tagged ‘Carole Shorenstein Hays’

Kevin Spacey a Huge Success as Richard III at Our SHN Curran Theatre in Union Square

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

San Franciscans were very pleased with yesterday’s electrifying Opening Night of Richard III at our SHN Curran, the “intimate Broadway showplace.”

Per pirate-nurse Pat Mulkey:

Kevin Spacey as Richard III was Incredible! Whole production blew me a-w-a-y.”

A standing ovation for cast and crew – the view from above the Grand Chandelier:

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Spacey was sweating through his shirt from the end of the first act – he brought it.

And that thing at the very end, like what happens after his character dies, you know, with the thing? He’s still dominating the dojo.

And oh, Alan Scherstuhl offers his thoughts here – don’t miss that.


OMG, Kevin Spacey is in Town – Still a Few Tickets Left for Richard III at the Curran – The Event of the Year

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Kevin Spacey‘s run as Richard III from October 19th to 29th could very well be The Event of the Yearwe’ll see.

The stage as it looks today:

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Remaining tickets are expensive, or for less-than-ideal seats, or both. (And, of course, you can always take your chances on the craigslist.)

But, you know, it’s Kevin Spacey after all. (Digging up my binoculars now, I’m srsly.)

See you there!

OMG, OMG, Kevin Spacey IS King Richard III! Shakespeare is Coming to Our Curran Theatre October 19-29!

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Well, this is going to be huge, that’s all I’m going to say…

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“SHN Announces
The San Francisco Engagement of

Bank of America presents
Produced by BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street



Co-commissioned by and produced in association with Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Centro Niemeyer Spain, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Istanbul Theatre Festival (IKSV) & Istanbul Municipal Theatres, Kay & McLean Productions, Singapore Repertory Theatre and SHN – Carole Shorenstein Hays and Robert Nederlander.

Curran Theatre – October 19 – 29

SAN FRANCISCO (August 8, 2011)…. SHN is delighted to announce the arrival of RICHARD III by William Shakespeare, featuring Kevin Spacey and directed by Sam Mendes, coming to San Francisco this Fall. The Curran Theatre is the only U.S venue, other than BAM in New York, to host this landmark event. Tickets for RICHARD III go on public sale Friday, August 19.

Known for carefully curated Bay Area-only theater experiences, SHN is expecting the show to be a highlight of the 2011 season.

“This is a really big deal for us, and for San Francisco,” says Carole Shorenstein Hays. “People will recognize the combination of Spacey and Mendes from American Beauty; now they’re interpreting one of Shakespeare’s best-known plays for a modern audience. It should be an amazing experience.”

RICHARD III places San Francisco on a roster of 11 locations around the world that have been chosen to host the production, including: London, Epidaurus, Hong Kong, Aviles, Spain, Istanbul, Beijing, Singapore, Sydney and New York. The Bridge Project’s production of RICHARD III is currently playing to sold out crowds at London’s Old Vic Theatre.

See interviews and sneak peek of RICHARD III in London at 

Ever more deets after the jump


West Side Story Revival a Smash Success at Our Orpheum Theatre – It’s “Incredible” – A Grittier Production Than You Might Expect

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

The big West Side Story revival opened yesterday at our Orpheum Theatre. Now, I didn’t make it myself and I’ll probably stop telling you about theatre in San Francisco after this one, but here we go.

The thing is that this production is different than what you might be expecting. It’s grittier, that’s the best way to phrase it. Anyway, I’ve searched and searched and haven’t found anybody saying anything negative about, so that’s a good sign.

Here’s Pat Craig’s review:

It was incredible.”

And here’s another, but you’re probably better off holding off reading it. See WSS first and then come back to it:

Last night, those first 45 seconds at the Orpheum were nothing short of breathtaking.”

(And you’d think the Orpheum Theatre Examiner(!) would have something up soon, right?)

So, this is your chance to see West Side Story the way it was meant to be done.

It’ll cost you twice as much as seeing a romcom at the Googleplex, so it seems like it’s worth checking out, non?

It will leave us on NOVEMBER 28, 2010.

All the deets, after the junp


West Side Story Coming Back to the Orpheum Theatre – Runs from October 27 to November 28, 2010

Monday, August 30th, 2010

If you know you want to see West Side Story at our Orpheum Theatre, then the time to act is now

As seen on Broadway:


OCTOBER 27, 2010 – NOVEMBER 28, 2010


SAN FRANCISCO… Casting has been announced for the smash hit revival of the Tony Award-winning musical WEST SIDE STORY  which plays the Orpheum Theatre October 27 – November 28 and concludes the 2009-2010 Citibank Best of Broadway series under the direction of  Carole Shorenstein Hays. Tickets now on sale.

The cast will star Kyle Harris as Tony, Ali Ewoldt as Maria, Michelle Aravena as Anita, Joseph J. Simeone as Riff and German Santiago as Bernardo. Also featured are Mike Boland as Krupke, Ryan Christoper Chotto as A-rab, Stephen DeRosa as Glad Hand, Drew Foster as Action, Alexandra Frohlinger as Anybodys, Jay Garcia as Chino, Grant Gustin as Baby John, Nathan Keen as Big Deal, Christopher Patrick Mullen as Schrank, John O’Creagh as Doc, Kyle Robinson as Diesel, Cary Tedder as Snowboy, along with Lauren Boyd, Alicia Charles, Beth Crandall, Dean Andre de Luna, Ted Ely, Lori Ann Ferreri, Ryan Ghysels, Tim Hausmann, Dea Julien, Daniel Kermidas, Kristen Paulicelli, Christie Portera, Erika Santillana, Kevin Santos, Michael Scirrotto, Jeffrey C. Sousa, Jessica Swesey, Kathryn Lin Terza and Kirstin Tucker. 

Ever more deets, after the jump