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Review: ‘Toni Stone’ hits a home run (and you can watch it on your couch)

ACT play tells the story of the first woman to play professional baseball. Here's how to stream it, along with other plays.

Review: ‘Gloria’ reveals what lurks beneath office culture’s bright lights

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' gripping play at ACT Strand shows what happens when a wrench is thrown into the media's works.

Review: ‘Mimi’s Suitcase’ packs a lot in, but destination is cloudy

Playing 27 characters in several languages and countries, Ana Bayat creates an autobiographical tale full of momentum.

Review: Hanukkah with the Klezmatics? You bet your latkes.

At SFJAZZ, Woody Guthrie lyrics, Latin beats, and a laundromat-inspired rhythm added to the renowned group's eclecticism.

With women at its center, ‘Amaluna’ sparkles and charms

Sporting classical influences and jaw-dropping feats, Cirque du Soleil's latest is an inspiring fantasy.

Review: A fiery intellect bound by exoticism in ‘The Chinese Lady’

Rinabeth Apostol's captivating performance anchors this searing look at one of American history's shameful chapters.

Monsters of our moment lurk in this ‘Othello’

African American Shakespeare Company’s production features a volcanic Moor caught in a vise of racism, misogyny, and jealousy.

Secrets, lies, and a roiling harem in ‘House of Joy’

An empire wanes, but women find their strength to carry on in Madhuri Shekar's play at Cal Shakes.

‘Where would we be without the Isley Brothers?’

Talking music, history, and Jimi Hendrix with a member of the legendary rock band that will play at Stern Grove this Sunday.

“What does it mean to be a good person?”

'The Good Person of Szechwan' at Cal Shakes delivers an invigoratingly moral, musical take on Brecht's agit-prop classic.