Buzzin’ Lee Hartgrave

Buzzin’ Lee Hartgrave is a longtime theater critic in the San Francisco Bay Area. His reviews appear each Friday in Beyond Chron.

Articles by Buzzin’ Lee Hartgrave

Good Night and Good Luck

Posted November 4, 2005 by "Buzzin" Lee Hartgrave

IN THE 50’S CBS NEWS PERSONALITY EDWARD R. MORROW (DAVID STRATHAIRN) IS PRESSURED BY COLLEAGUES TO STOP GOING AFTER SENATOR JOSEPH McCARTHY WHO WAS LOOKING FOR COMMUNISTS UNDER EVERY CHAIR AND BED. This is a tricky road to follow. Stations
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Cat On Hot Tin Roof Shocked In The 50’s

Posted October 28, 2005 by "Buzzin" Lee Hartgrave

Times have changed. Nothing shocks us anymore. If Tennessee Williams’ award winning play were written today the ending would have been much different. Brick would have left Maggie and Skipper and Brick would have moved in together and adopted a
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From Fringe To New Openings

Posted September 16, 2005 by "Buzzin" Lee Hartgrave

A FRINGE FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHT is Moe Bertran’s “Love Scenes”. It’s a surprising look into the lives of people that you have probably met along the path of life. The amazing thing about Bertran is that he is able to flesh
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Cafe Extra

Posted August 26, 2005 by "Buzzin" Lee Hartgrave

Sitting at Table One near the window were two aspiring actors, sipping a Latte. They were very excited about this news. Award Winning Bay Area Director, Rob Nilsson is about to make another independent Feature Film called “Go Together”. Nilsson
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‘Wicked’ Is A Spectacular Light Show

Posted August 12, 2005 by "Buzzin" Lee Hartgrave

With more witches per square inch in San Francisco than anywhere else in the world – this is the perfect setting for the musical “Wicked” at the Orpheum Theater. When the musical opened at the Curran Theater in 2003 –
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The Tribute/Help is On The Way

Posted July 8, 2005 by "Buzzin" Lee Hartgrave

REAF SHOW OF SHOWS HAS LEGEND JANE RUSSELL — FRANK, SAMMY, JOEY & DEAN IN AN ASTONISHING ‘TRIBUTE’AT POST STREET THEATER.TRIBUTE IS FULLY LOADED WITH LAUGHS. True, some of them may seem corny in this day and age – but
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