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Lee Kane and her daughter Sammi.

Matt Edge

Family Portraits: Kane

The ground-breaking FUN HOME is the latest theater work to explore, dramatize, and otherwise celebrate the family dynamic. As we anticipate the arrival of FUN HOME, we also celebrate real life Bay Area families. Here are Sammi Kane and her mother Lee in the first installment of our special Family Portraits series.

August 30, 2016
Loretha Jones and her family

Matt Edge

Family Portraits: Jones, Simmons, Brown

The ground-breaking FUN HOME is the latest theater work to explore, dramatize, and otherwise celebrate the family dynamic. As we anticipate the arrival of FUN HOME, we also celebrate real life Bay Area families. The second piece in our Family Portraits series introduces the Curran family to Loretha Jones, an Oakland native, and her family of six.

October 20, 2016
Jayne and Jocelyn Lyell with their parents, John and Jennifer (c) Matt Edge

Matt Edge

Family Portraits: Lyell

The ground-breaking FUN HOME is the latest theater work to explore, dramatize, and otherwise celebrate the family dynamic. As we anticipate the arrival of FUN HOME, we also celebrate real life Bay Area families. Here are Jayne and Jocelyn, students at the Oakland School for the Arts, both pursuing the love of music they were raised on.

January 4, 2017
The Cordoba family (L to R): Nieves, Nate, Armando, Alex, Tatianna

Matt Edge

Family Portraits: Cordoba

The ground-breaking FUN HOME is the latest theater work to explore, dramatize, and otherwise celebrate the family dynamic. As we anticipate the arrival of FUN HOME, we also celebrate real life Bay Area families. To conclude our Family Portraits series, we are excited to introduce the Cordoba family of five from Castro Valley.

January 11, 2017
Robert Preston & Mary Martin

This Week in Curran History: I DO! I DO!

The musical I DO! I DO! starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston was on the Curran stage during this week in 1968. Based on two-hander THE FOURPOSTER, the Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt musical was produced on Broadway by David Merrick and directed and choreographed by Gower Champion. Carol Lawrence and Gordon McRae played the matinees on Broadway and took over for Martin and Preston when they took the show on tour in March of 1968. The tour was scheduled for 27 cities, but a few months after the playing the Curran, Martin fell ill and the remaining tour dates were cancelled.

August 30, 2016
Kevin Spacey in RICHARD III (c) Manuel Harlan

This Week in Curran History: RICHARD III

Five years ago this week the Curran hosted the US premiere of this incredibly unforgettable production, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Kevin Spacey.

Photo: Manuel Harlan for Vogue

October 20, 2016

The Week in Currant History: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG

Thirteen years ago this week Suzan-Lori Parks' groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize winning play TOPDOG/ UNDERDOG was performed at the Curran Theatre. Gracie Hays talks with her mom, Carole Shorenstein Hays about what her experience was like as the show's lead producer.

October 28, 2016

The Sizzle is Real

September 29, 2016
Oakland School for the Arts Students on stage at the Curran theater

GLAAD TIDINGS

October 4, 2016
THE CURRAN[T]

A letter from Carole

August 30, 2016