Bay Area theater freaks collectively swooned this month when it was announced that Broadway's runaway hit musical Hamilton, a multi-ethnic rap-based telling of America's founding fathers, is coming to San Francisco in 2017. The play may have gotten its start in New York, but in some ways, the SF run represents a homecoming: Rapper Daveed Diggs, who plays two lead roles (Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson) is a native and diehard advocate of Oakland.
Your day just got a whole lot better: “Hamilton”—the Broadway musical taking the United States by storm— is hitting the road and headed to San Francisco first!
Start humming "Big Girls Don't Cry"—the Tony (and Grammy) Award-winning musical Jersey Boys has made its way back to San Francisco after a six-year hiatus from our streets. The story of Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons, is told through the eyes of each of the group's members: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. We threw a few questions at Bob Gaudio—the band member who wrote all of the music for the show—to give you the inside scoop before you see the show.
Paul Simon's on the road again with his first new record in five years, and he's just added a few dates to his spring tour (his shows at Davies and The Fox are already sold-out). You may know him best as half of the Simon and Garfunkel duo, but don't expect a show of "Mrs. Robinson," "Cecilia," and "Scarborough Fair." For this tour, the legendary folk artist plans to play from the forthcoming So Beautiful or So What (out April 12) as well as songs that he's seldom performed live. Tickets for this intimate show at the Fillmore