CASTRO THEATRE – SAT., MARCH 12 6:30 PM
Marc Huestis Presents A Tribute to David Bowie THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH with Co-Star Candy Clark Live In Tribute
Celebrate the genius of David Bowie with his most iconic film. THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH. Co-star & Academy Award nominee Candy Clark will queried by the SF Chronicle’s Tony Bravo on the making of the Sci Fi Classic and more. This gala event also features legendary Bowie video clips, sing-alongs, tribute performances by some of SF’s finest talent including Veronica Klaus with Tammy Hall + D’Arcy Drollinger’s Sexitude Dancers + Kitten On The Keys + Conspiracy of Venus + A “Fashion” segment by Mr. David and Juanita More! + Kenshi Westover. Capped by the 40th Anniversary Screening of Nicolas Roeg’s masterpiece The Man Who Fell To Earth, and a meet & autograph signing with Candy Clark in the Castro mezzanine after the main event. Produced by Marc Huestis Presents. Come dressed as your favorite Bowie character! Finally, put on your dancing shoes and venture on down to the Oasis Nightclub (298 11th St) for a wild post-event party (separate admission.)
Advance tix are available at ticketfly.comhttps://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1061837
(Early Bird Special applies til Feb 5. Tix start at $20)
For more info contact 415 863-2098
The Castro is having a ball in celeb-ration of the classic ROMEO & JULIET with Leonard Whiting (“Romeo’) Live In-Person! Our masquerade ball-themed gala will be overflowing with romance honoring this rare public appearance by Leonard Whiting (Romeo). Whiting caused a sensation when he burst onto the screen in Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 masterpiece, winning a Golden Globe for his performance. Roger Ebert called it “the most exciting film of Shakespeare ever made” – nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture and winning 2 (Cinematography & Costume Design). Whiting will now be jetting in from London for this event to have his moment to shine in a q&a about the making of this classic film. Also featured will be a tribute performance & rare film clips, climaxed by a screening of ROMEO & JULIET. Costumes are encouraged. Plus- an autograph signing with Whiting! (VIP tix holders exclusively at 6:30. General Signing after the gala open to all others ). This is kick off event recognizing the 20th Anniversary of “Marc Huestis presents” at the Castro.
GALA TIckets: (Including stage presentation with Whiting and film ) $25 Balcony (general seating),
$30 Orchestra Side (general seating), $45 VIP- Orch Reserved Center ( w/ 6:30 pm preshow autograph signing) Available at ticketfly.com https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/730079 or 415 863-0611. People under 16 – FREE (for these tix call 415 863-0611)
Film Only Tickets – $11 general (available at Castro Box Office day of show & based on availability)
Gala sponsors include Galleria Park Hotel, Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Twin Peaks Tavern and in partnership with Istituto Italiano di Cultura.
PLUS – Special 1PM Matinee- WEST SIDE STORY
The most beloved musical of all time, based on ROMEO & JULIET comes to the Castro for a rare
non sing-along screening. Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Rita Moreno, it features a classic score and is a great way to start your!
(Tix $12 general, $8 child available 1 hr before show at Castro Box Office)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19 – CASTRO THEATRE/ SF • 8 PM
Sasha Soprano presents
in association with Marc Huestis
Who said had to be nice? Hot off the heels of winning this year’s Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Bianca Del Rio puts the ho back in ho, ho, ho as Sasha Soprano presents AN EVENING WITH BIANCA DEL RIO / Rolodex of Hate (Christmas Edition.) This night of rio-tous stand up comedy and festive fun feature a full set by insult comic Bianca Del Rio. It will be femceed by legendary icon Peaches Christ, putting the Peaches back in Christmas with special appearance by Pippi Lovestocking. Donning gay apparel & opening for Bianca will be Sasha Soprano- who also serves as producer. This glittering evening of very naughty, barely nice humor occurs at the historic Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St (@Market) in San Francisco beginning at 8 pm. This event is produced in association with Marc Huestis presents.
Tickets: $100 VIP
Ticketing Website: www.comedyinthecastro.eventbrite.com
Talent: Bianca del Rio- Headliner
Peaches Christ- Hostess
Sasha Soprano- Opener
Pippi Lovestocking- Special Guest
Check out Bianca in the last episode of IN BED WITH JOAN RIVERS. Joan & Bianca keep us laughing, and what better legacy to leave! http://tinyurl.com/nzgs7uw
COMING SOON- CASTRO THEATRE
VALENTINE’S DAY • Friday, February 14, 2014 • 7:30 pm
“Purple is the Warmest Color”
Marc Huestis presents
A Valentine’s Day Celebration of
THE COLOR PURPLE
with Oscar® Nominee Margaret Avery (“SHUG”)
Live In Person!
San Francisco, CA….This Valentine’s Day purple is the warmest color San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre as Marc Huestis presents A Valentine’s Day Celebration of “THE COLOR PURPLE” with Oscar® nominee Margaret Avery (“Shug Avery’) live in-person.
This gala event features an interview with the star, a performance by Bebe Sweetbriar, an excerpt from the award-winning new documentary ALICE WALKER – BEAUTY IN TRUTH* introduced by director Pratibha Parmar, special surprise guests, and a rare theatrical screening of Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming classic THE COLOR PURPLE.
Nominated for 11 Academy Awards in 1985, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Whoopi Goldberg) and Best Supporting Actress (Margaret Avery & Oprah Winfrey), this film about love, honor, empowerment, reinvention and redemption is perfect for both Valentines Day & African American Heritage Month. It was the debut feature film for both Goldberg (as Celie) and Winfrey (as Sophia)-shooting both toward stardom. Margaret Avery as Shug is the emotional center of the piece- in a performance that is both substantial and transcendent. And ultimately it is a love story between Shug and Celie, well before its time in showing tenderness and sensuality between 2 women.
Event sponsors include Twin Peaks Tavern, Galleria Park Hotel & Joie de Vivre Hospitality.
Gala – 7:30 pm, Castro Theatre , 429 Castro St. San Francisco
Tickets are available at www.ticketfly.com
$25 general; $35 VIP reserved (including pre event signing with Ms. Avery @ 6:30 pm)
E-mail address for information.
* Pratibha Parmar’s ALICE WALKER – BEAUTY IN TRUTH airs on PBS American Masters as part of African American Heritage Friday, Feb 7.
“Avery brings class, dignity and an underscored fierceness and determination in whatever character she plays.”
COMING SOON- CASTRO THEATRE
Sat , May 11 , 2013 • 7:30 pm
Marc Huestis presents
MISS COCO PERU- She’s Got Balls!
A One-Night Only Comedy Event Starring Miss Coco Peru (aka Clinton Leupp)
In Her Brand New Comedy Show!
San Francisco, CA… Hold onto your…hats! Miss Coco Peru is playing the Palace- that is the Castro Theatre (429 Castro St) , S.F.’s historic movie palace in exclusive Bay Area premiere of her all-new show! Curtain is 8 pm, Saturday, April 6, 2013 – tickets available at ticketfly.com or by phone at 415 863-0611.
Coco (aka Clinton Leupp) reflects on her early childhood dreams of being a stripper, her crush on the Creature from the Black Lagoon, her love/hate relationship with Facebook, why she left her beloved hometown of NYC, and her summers spent on a nude beach with her husband, Rafael (he’s from Spain). Inspired by her mother Helen’s advice to have the balls to say whatever the hell she feels like saying, Coco is on a quest to do just that and, in the process, make the world just a little more beautiful. With a hilarious and poignant blend of monologue, song and multi-media, She’s Got Balls is “the latest from the greatest” and will show audiences once again why Lily Tomlin calls Coco Peru “one the last great story tellers.” Event produced by Marc Huestis.
PLUS- Noon Matinee of Coco’s hit film TRICK, along with Coco’s latest hysterical short videos and a Miss Coco Peru Look-A-Like judged by Coco! Matinee Tix at $11 and available at the Castro Box office day of show.
Evening Gala Comedy Show Tickets are available at
or by calling 415 863-0611
$28 Balcony/ General Seating
$35 Orch Side/ General Seating
$45 VIP Orch Center Reserved
Enter the code OUTSIDER and get $5 off ticket price!
CASTRO THEATRE Valentine’s Day
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 • 8 pm
Marc Huestis presents
in association with Earl Dax
JOEY ARIAS- Love Swings!
A Valentine’s Day Concert X-travaganza at the Castro Theatre!
With Special Guest Veronica Klaus
San Francisco, CA… New York’s spellbinding international downtown super/star Joey Arias swings into the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St , San Francisco for a Valentine’s Day Concert X-Travaganza- JOEY ARIAS- Love Swings! Curtain is 8 pm, Thursday, Feb 14 – tickets available at ticketfly.com or by phone at 415 863-0611.
This rare San Francisco appearance will showcase the varied & unique talents of Joey Arias. Part jazz singer, part cabaret chanteuse, part erotic mistress of illusion, part bawdy comic, always uniquely unpredictable, the NY TIMES describes him as “downtown New York’s answer to Cher.”
This evening of song & spectacle will feature Arias singing songs of love with a sly touch of seduction- all in his own singular style. Opening the show will be SF’s own inimitable chanteuse Veronica Klaus- hot off of her CD release, of Something Cool. Also there will be special guest appearances by the effervescent Connie Champagne, video by Leo Herrera, a VD fashion show by Mr. David and other swinging surprises! For VIP ticketholders an extra treat- a bubbly after show reception with Joey Arias and other stars in the Castro Theatre Mezzanine sponsored by the Bubble Lounge.
A fixture of New York City’s vibrant downtown performance scene for 30-plus years, Joey Arias is a bona fide NYC icon. He has performed with legendary musician Klaus Nomi, David Bowie & Grace Jones-
originated the role of the Mistress of Seduction in Cirque du Soleil’s Las Vegas spectacular Zumanity, and subsequently sold out shows in the critical & commercial hit Arias With a Twist, a show he co-created with master puppeteer Basil Twist. (Ben Brantley memorably began his New York Times review of the show, “Eat your heart out, Madonna!”)
This evening of fine romance and dirty fun is produced by SF impressario Marc Huestis, in association with Earl Dax. Sponsors include Twin Peaks Tavern, Galleria Park Hotel, Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Randall Schiller Productions and the Bubble Lounge
Tickets are available at www.ticketfly.com
or by calling 415 863-0611
$28 Balcony/ General Seating
$38 Orch Side/ General Seating
$75 VIP Orch Center Reseved + VIP after Reception
COMING- NOV. 9-11 • CASTRO THEATRE
MARC HUESTIS AND CASTRO THEATRE PRESENT NATALIE WOOD TRIBUTE!
San Francisco, California —From Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 11, 2012, the Castro Theatre will present Forever Natalie Wood, a full weekend of screenings and special events celebrating the life and work of San Francisco native and three-time Academy Award nominee Natalie Wood.
Renowned impresario Marc Huestis and special guests will honor this beloved movie icon over the packed three-day event which features eight classic Natalie Wood films, including some of her most rarely screened works, and a special sing along presentation of WEST SIDE STORY.
The centerpiece event of the weekend on Saturday, November 10 will pay tribute to the beautiful and talented Natalie Wood with candid remembrances by one who knew her well — her sister Lana Wood. Lana (who also starred as Plenty O’Toole in DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER) will sit down for a rare on-stage interview, of which she says, “will be an honest, open discussion, personal and completely truthful. No holds barred.” This gala event also includes a tribute clip reel honoring the screen legend, a performance by Connie Champagne, special surprises, and a screening of Elia Kazan’s 1961 powerful drama SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS, alongside Warren Beatty, for which Natalie received one of her three Academy Award nominations.
The weekend’s screenings highlight the scope of Natalie Wood’s esteemed career: Nicolas Ray’s smoldering REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE with James Dean and Sal Mineo, paired with THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED, co-starring Robert Redford; a 50th anniversary screening of the musical classic GYPSY, hosted by Matthew Martin as Mama Rose, paired with a rare screening of LOVE WITH A PROPER STRANGER, co-starring Steve McQueen; and the film that ushered in the swinging ‘70s, BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE, paired with INSIDE DAISY CLOVER, also co-starring Robert Redford.
“We are thrilled to be able to host what is going to be an amazing special event,” said Keith Arnold, Film Programmer of the Castro Theatre. “San Francisco was a special home to Natalie Wood and she always took pride in the city that she loved. We’re honored to cherish her memory at the Castro Theatre, and to offer a rare opportunity to see her light up the Castro’s glorious big screen.” He added, “For Natalie Wood fans, and those just discovering her, this is an event not to be missed.”
FULL SCHEDULE & DETAILS:
Forever Natalie WoodFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 DOUBLE FEATURE
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE: 2:30, 7:00
+ THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED: 4:45, 9:15
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
AFTERNOON DOUBLE FEATURE
GYPSY: 12:00+ LOVE WITH A PROPER STRANGER: 3:00
CENTERPIECE EVENT with LANA WOOD + SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS: 7:30
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
AFTERNOON SHOW- Sing-Along WEST SIDE STORY: 2:00
EVENING DOUBLE FEATURE- BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE: 7:00 + INSIDE DAISY CLOVER: 9:05
The Castro’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ is played before each evening show, with the exception of the Centerpiece gala for which organist David Hegarty will perform a special intermission concert.
Advance tickets are available via TicketWeb for all screenings except the Centerpiece gala event. Centerpiece event tickets are $25 and are available at http://www.ticketfly.com/event/168497, or by calling (415) 863-0611.
Double feature ticket prices are $11 for adults; $8.50 for children and seniors.
Sing Along WEST SIDE STORY tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for children (12-) and seniors (62+).
Day of show tickets are available at the Castro box office, 429 Castro Street.
About Marc Huestis:
Marc has acted as an impresario of gala film/benefit events at the 1400 seat majestic Castro Theatre in San Francisco since 1994. “Marc Huestis presents” has produced over 25 in-person tributes to such screen luminaries as Debbie Reynolds, Jane Russell, Ann-Margret, Ann Miller, Tony Curtis, Patty Duke and a host of others, as well as contemporary concert events featuring John Cameron Mitchell, Justin Vivian Bond, Alan Cumming, Joan Baez, John Waters and more. Recently Huestis was awarded the coveted Lifetime Achievement GOLDIE Award by the SF Bay Guardian, the oldest and largest alternative weekly in the Bay Area. He was also the co-winner of the 2001 Frameline Award as one of the founders of the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. http://marchuestispresents.com/
About the Castro Theatre:
The Castro Theatre was built in 1922 by pioneer San Francisco theatre entrepreneurs, the Nasser brothers, who started with a nickelodeon in 1908 in the Castro neighborhood. This award-winning and distinguished theatre has hosted a number of award ceremonies, film festivals, fundraisers, concerts, plays and more. The auditorium seats over 1400 in a fantasy setting that is both lavish and intimate.
For further information, please visit www.castrotheatre.com.
Images attached. Higher resolution versions and additional images available here:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9zxsahnjqtqwgdz/trIJkrjJkg.
Lana Wood will be available for phone interviews until November 8 and in-studio live interviews on Friday, November 9 and the morning of Saturday, November 10. To schedule a time, please call Marc Huestis at (415) 863-0611, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMING THIS JULY!!!
WHAT: Marc Huestis presents…Thrillpeddlers production of
the Tony Award-Winning Theatrical Classic by Peter Weiss
Limited Engagement – 15 Performances Only
Brava Theatre in SF
WHEN: July 13 – 29, 2012
Previews July 11 & 12
(Wed., Thurs., Fri., & Sat. – 8:00 pm)
Opening Night (press night)- Fri., July 13 at 8:00 pm
2012 dates for MARAT/SADE are:
July 11 & 12 (Wed. & Thurs. 8:00 pm) PREVIEWS.
July 13 (Fri. 8:00 pm) OPENING NIGHT (press night)
July 14 (Sat. 8:00 pm BASTILLE DAY
July 15 (Sun. 7:00 pm)
July 19, 20, 21 (Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8:00 pm)
July 22 (Sun. 1:30 pm & 7:00 pm)
July 25, 26, 27, 28 (Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8:00 pm)
July 29 (Sun. 7:00 pm)
TIX: Tickets are available (after May 20) at http://www.ticketfly.com/venue/4167
or by calling 415/ 863-0611
$20 previews; $38 Opening Night; Wed., Thurs., Sun. $25 (loge) $35 (orchestra)
Fri & Sat $28 (loge) $38 (orchestra)
Enter the code THRILL and get $5 off ticket price
VENUE: Brava Theatre, 2781 24th St. (at York St.), San Francisco 94110
PRESS INFO: For press materials and hi-res color press photos, visit:
WATCH OUR FABULOUS MARAT/SADE TRAILER by MISTER WA!