COMING TO THE CURRAN IN 2017 GET ADVANCED ACCESS.

Performances begin Spring 2017

Ticket on-sale date, casting and more will be announced at a later date. Curran email subscribers will get advance access to tickets!

ECLIPSED is the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. They forge a close-knit community… one that inspires them to feats of increasingly greater strength. Written by playwright Danai Gurira (star of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”) and directed by Liesl Tommy (who’s critically acclaimed Bay Area productions include Ruined, Party People and Hamlet), ECLIPSED made waves on Broadway as the first cast, director, and playwright composed entirely of female artists, fitting for a production that so stunningly chronicles the experiences of a group of very resilient women.

PERFORMANCES BEGIN JANUARY 2017

Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can.  The “groundbreaking,” “life-affirming” and “exquisite” new musical FUN HOME was the event of the Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL and making history along the way.  Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, “FUN HOME is extraordinary, a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway.”  (New York Times)

PAST CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIONS

March 3-12

School of RockThe Musical: Youth Production follows the story of failed wannabe rock star substitute teacher, Dewey Finn, as he turns his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.

Tickets are currently SOLD OUT.  More tickets may become available closer to the show date.  Follow @sf_curran on Twitter & Instagram for the most up-to-date ticket information.

March 7

Rock icon Courtney Love takes the Curran stage in an intimate evening of conversation and performance with friend and collaborator, Todd Almond.  The duo will sing selections from the new musical Kansas City Choir Boy and discuss the fears they must bravely overcome to create their art.

March 8

Legendary performer Joel Grey (Emcee, Cabaret) comes to the Curran stage to discuss his 50+ year career, his recent decision to publicly come out, and to perform his favorite selections with Curran Editor-at-Large, Kevin Sessums.

February 4

The famed opera soprano discusses her early years in the New York cabaret scene, her rise to fame in the opera world, and her deep connection to the San Francisco Opera with Curran Editor at Large, Kevin Sessums.

January 21-30

The award-winning playwright, actor, and singer/songwriter Taylor Mac brings the critically acclaimed “sequined hit parade” (The New York Times) to the Curran in A 24-Decade History of Popular Music.  In this thrilling musical experience, Taylor takes the audience on a decade by decade journey through the American songbook, exploring how the hits of the day mirrored the sign of the times. The Curran is proud to co-commission this ambitious work and present the first six decades beginning with the birth of the nation in 1776, here in the city that inspired him to create it: San Francisco.

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music will be presented in two movements: Act I: 1776-1806 on January 21-23, and Act II: (1806-1836) on January 26-27, with a special Marathon Performance of both Acts I & II on January 30.

January 17

Awesöme Orchestra returns to the Curran in a fully-immersive working rehearsal. In this afternoon of exquisite spontaneity, audiences will be seated on the Curran stage as a collective of one hundred musicians, led by conductor David Möschler, gather to rehearse and refine orchestral music.

December 12-13, 19-20

STORY PIRATES celebrates creative writing by students from coast to coast in a loud, hilarious sketch comedy musical performed by professional improvisers and musicians. The performance is based entirely on stories written by elementary school students, and part of the show is made up on the spot by the kids in the audience! Called “crazy entertaining” by The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, STORY PIRATES will keep you doubled over laughing, all the while motivating kids to pick up a pencil and write from their own imaginations.

November 22

In this fully-immersive evening of exquisite spontaneity, audiences will be seated on the Curran stage during a working rehearsal of Awesöme Orchestra: a collective of one hundred musicians led by David Möschler.  The collective will gather to refine three pieces by Bay Area composers, including two world premiere selections.

December 3-5

Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright/singer-songwriter Stew (Passing Strange) creates a collage of songs, text and video inspired by Baldwin’s brave and visionary proclivity for airing uncomfortable truths as celebratory events of poetry and beauty. Provocative themes will be attached to wonderfully catchy tunes with head-nodding grooves for your listening pleasure.

 

 

November 19-21

In Steve Cuiffo is Lenny Bruce, celebrated performer Steve Cuiffo takes on the persona of the fast-rising Lenny Bruce of the early `60s, delivering sublime, hyper-real, verbatim recreations of the great American thinker’s monologues. Performing on the Curran stage 54 years to the day of Bruce’s performance there, Cuiffo will deliver a compilation of Bruce’s iconic routines on a range of topics that includes organized religion, race, illegal and prescription drugs, sexual mores, obscenity and the Constitution.