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Review: Tuskegee Airmen take flight again in ‘Black Eagles’

African-American Shakespeare Company production views heroic saga of segregated WWII squadron through poetic lens.

Review: Carrying the weight of diaspora in ‘Her Portmanteau’

Mfoniso Udofia's play at ACT Strand explores the complexity of mother-daughter relationships once circumstances have torn them apart.

Review: ‘Fiorello!’ sets the LaGuardia legend to rousing music

A union-backing, immigrant-boosting, Tammany-busting mayor to inspire a new generation in 42nd Street Moon's latest.

Review: In ‘Seascape,’ a day at the beach—with giant lizards

ACT's production of Edward Albee's Pulitzer-winning play weighs big questions on domestic, and reptilian, scales.

Review: A marvelous Chinatown ride in ‘King of the Yees’

From a Sichuan Face Changer to an onstage 'Shrimp Boy,' Lauren Yee's play is a hilarious, thought-provoking experience.

‘Come From Away’ a record of human kindness in a post-9/11 tableau

A new play based on true events portrays unexpected happenings in the wake of disaster

A rush of that ol’ razzle dazzle in ‘Crazy For You’

High kicks, hijinks, and plenty of Gershwin gold pump up this showbiz tale from Bay Area Musicals.

On Veterans Day, let’s also remember those who fought for the right to dissent

Conscientious objectors have a noble history in this country -- and are too often forgotten.

No men, no boats, no problem: ACT’s ‘Men on Boats’ is wild ride

Playwright Jaclyn Backhaus retells the story of John Wesley Powell's 1869 Colorado River expedition—with some raucous twists.

A timely, unrelenting family drama unfolds at Magic Theatre

Ashlin Halfnight's 'The Resting Place' wrestles with deeply disturbing, unfortunately contemporary themes.