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Joe McDermott To Lead Post-play Discussion Following 6/23 Performance of SORRYJoe McDermott To Lead Post-play Discussion Following 6/23 Performance of SORRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

Joe McDermott, King County Council member and candidate for Congress, will lead a post-play discussion immediately following the Thursday, June 23, performance of Sorry. Sorry, by Richard Nelson, is a smart, funny and timely play that asks how we make the right choices, both at home and in the larger political world. In an election season marked with so much anger and shouting, Sorry offers instead a "lovely . . . feeling of shared citizenship,' (New York Times) where one family, trying to make the right choice in their own difficult decision, still manage, with humor and grace, to talk to one another using their 'inside voices.' Joe McDerrmott's participation makes tangible this intimate, vital connection between the personal and the political, the local and the national. (more...)

Pramila Jayapal to Lead Post-play Discussion After 6/19 Matinee Performance of SORRYPramila Jayapal to Lead Post-play Discussion After 6/19 Matinee Performance of SORRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

Pramila Jayapal, a Washington State Senator and candidate for Congress, will lead a post-play discussion immediately following the Sunday, June 19, matinee performance of Sorry. Sorry, by Richard Nelson, is a smart, funny and timely play that asks how we make the right choices, both at home and in the larger political world. In an election season marked with so much anger and shouting, Sorry offers instead a "lovely . . . feeling of shared citizenship,' (New York Times) where one family, trying to make the right choice in their own difficult decision, still manage, with humor and grace, to talk to one another using their 'inside voices.' Pramila Jayapal's participation makes tangible this intimate, vital connection between the personal and the political, the local and the national. (more...)

Thalia's Umbrella to Present Richard Nelson's SORRY, 6/9-26Thalia's Umbrella to Present Richard Nelson's SORRY, 6/9-26
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Thalia's Umbrella announces their third production: Sorry, by Richard Nelson. Sorry will be performed June 9-26, 2016, in the MainStage Theater at 12th Avenue Arts. (more...)

Endangered Species Project to Present Brendan Behan's THE HOSTAGE This JulyEndangered Species Project to Present Brendan Behan's THE HOSTAGE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The July Project: Brendan Behan's The Hostage! (more...)

Shakespeare on the Sound Hosts Annual Gala TonightShakespeare on the Sound Hosts Annual Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

Shakespeare on the Sound is assembling its annual gala for tonight, April 18 at the Wee Burn Country Club in Darien and will honor the original founders who established the outdoor theater 20 years ago. (more...)

Shakespeare on the Sound to Host Annual Gala, 4/18Shakespeare on the Sound to Host Annual Gala, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Shakespeare on the Sound is assembling its annual gala for April 18 (Saturday) at the Wee Burn Country Club in Darien and will honor the original founders who established the outdoor theater 20 years ago. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROMEO & JULIET Pleases Audiences at Temple Of Music And ArtBWW Reviews: ROMEO & JULIET Pleases Audiences at Temple Of Music And Art
by Maria Rita Meli - Mar 7, 2015

A boy meets a girl, they fall in love, and perhaps they would have lived happily ever after had it not been for the terrible feud between their families. After 48 seasons, the Arizona Theatre Company brings William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet to the stage of the Temple of Music and Art with award-winning director Kirsten Brandt at the helm. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Studios Inaugurates with Richard Gray's HERE'S TO THE LADIESPhoto Flash: The Studios Inaugurates with Richard Gray's HERE'S TO THE LADIES
by Jay Irwin - Oct 13, 2014

The new performance/rehearsal/training space in town launched last night with their inaugural performance by hosting an evening of the works of local musical theater composer Richard Gray with "Here's to the Ladies". Gray and some of the most talented women in town got together to explore Gray's work and send off this new space with a bang. And all those in attendance knew they were watching something extra special. (more...)

Sandbox One-Act Play Festival to Run 6/4-8Sandbox One-Act Play Festival to Run 6/4-8
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Sandbox One-Act Play Festival returns June 4 - 8 to its new location at West of Lenin in Fremont, premiering the latest from award-winning playwrights of The Sandbox Artists Collective. From political upheaval to lost love to artificial intelligence to a quirky tale of romance and relationships, SOAP Fest 2014 promises to have something for every palate. (more...)

Shakespeare on the Sound to Host Fundraising Gala, 4/5Shakespeare on the Sound to Host Fundraising Gala, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Shakespeare on the Sound is creating a surrealist theme inspired by Salvador Dali for its fundraising Gala April 5 (Saturday) at the Dolce Center in Norwalk (32 Weed Ave.) in support of a growing educational outreach and the production of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" in Rowayton's Pinkney Park next June. (more...)

ESP Stages WHEN WE ARE MARRIED by J. B. Priestley TodayESP Stages WHEN WE ARE MARRIED by J. B. Priestley Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

J. B. Priestley's 1938 farcical comedy, set in 1908, is about three couples who married on the same day in the same church, who learn on their twenty-fifth anniversaries that they aren't legally married at all, sending them into a tizzy of spousal re-evaluation. The play is full of funny lines, and is a first-rate screwball comedy - but this hilarious Yorkshire farce has more going on in it than this premise would indicate, because, after all, this is a play by J. B. Priestley! (more...)

ESP to Stage WHEN WE ARE MARRIED by J. B. Priestley, 12/9ESP to Stage WHEN WE ARE MARRIED by J. B. Priestley, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

J. B. Priestley's 1938 farcical comedy, set in 1908, is about three couples who married on the same day in the same church, who learn on their twenty-fifth anniversaries that they aren't legally married at all, sending them into a tizzy of spousal re-evaluation. The play is full of funny lines, and is a first-rate screwball comedy - but this hilarious Yorkshire farce has more going on in it than this premise would indicate, because, after all, this is a play by J. B. Priestley! (more...)

ESP to Present DANDY DICK Reading, 9/9ESP to Present DANDY DICK Reading, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2013

ESP comes around the curve and into summer's final stretch with Pinero's 1887 horse-racing farce, Dandy Dick! With two impetuous daughters both on the brink of matrimony,the Very Reverend Augustin Jedd is in need of a bit of dowry enhancement... So, even though he's a staunch disapprover of the racing game, when his sometime-do-well sisterGeorgiana Tidd, the 'daisy of the turf,' shows up with a supposedly sure thing -the horse of the play's title - the Very Reverend gets very interested, and he and his whole household go delightfully and British-ly bonkers! (more...)

DAS BARBECU Extends For Two Performances at West of Lenin, 8/19 & 22DAS BARBECU Extends For Two Performances at West of Lenin, 8/19 & 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2013

DAS BARBECÜ IN CONCERT has extended for 2 shows on August 19th and 22nd. (more...)

DAS BARBECU Extends For Two Performances at West of Lenin, 8/19 & 22DAS BARBECU Extends For Two Performances at West of Lenin, 8/19 & 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

DAS BARBECÜ IN CONCERT has extended for 2 shows on August 19th and 22nd. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DAS BARBECU Concert Rocky But Still GoldenBWW Reviews: DAS BARBECU Concert Rocky But Still Golden
by Jay Irwin - Aug 13, 2013

Wagner's 'Ring' is back in town at Seattle Opera. Some say for the last time (at least as it is now) as Speight Jenkins is stepping down from the organization. So it's only fitting that the abridged twangy retelling the cycle, 'Das Barbecu' make it's way back again. But unlike the productions in the past (like the most recent at ACT) this one is a bit trimmed down into a concert version (music in hand). But not to worry as the three night only run is still filled with hilarity and heart as the performers shine like some magic gold. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

DAS BARBECÜ IN CONCERT is set for tonight, August 12, and contining on the 13th and 14th this week. Doors open at 7:00, show starts at 7:30pm at West of Lenin, 203 N. 36th Street, Seattle, WA 98122. Tickets: $20 - available in advance online HERE. Unclaimed tickets sold to waitlist 5 minutes before curtain. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2013

Originally commissioned by Seattle Opera to accompany their internationally renowned production of Wagner's RING CYCLE, DAS BARBECÜ is a two-hour retelling of Wagner's 'Ring' cycle, specifically the fourth opera, Gotterdammerung, that sets Brunnhilde, Siegfried, Wotan and the gang in the middle of Texas and the 'Valhalla' Ranch. With music by Seattle composer Scott Warrender and book and lyrics by Jim Luigs,BARBECÜ is a witty Texas fable with five actors playing more than 30 outrageous characters at breakneck speed. Songs run the gamut from Broadway to Texas swing, from jazz to twangy country and western. Mismatched lovers who meet on the day of their shotgun double wedding, three generations of feuding families and a magic ring of power make for a fast and furious love letter to Wagner's great epic. (more...)

SANDBOX RADIO LIVE: THE NAKED TRUTH Set for West of Lenin TonightSANDBOX RADIO LIVE: THE NAKED TRUTH Set for West of Lenin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

Werner Heisenberg gave us the uncertainty principal, the essence of which is, you can't know everything about everything. A few decades later, Kurt Godel proved-literally proved with MATH-that some truths cannot be proven. If science and mathematics seem to be telling us anything, it's that the truth likes to keep its clothes on. Butnothing gets things naked like art can. Come watch us strip it all down to the gist... (more...)

SANDBOX RADIO LIVE: THE NAKED TRUTH Set for West of Lenin, 7/29SANDBOX RADIO LIVE: THE NAKED TRUTH Set for West of Lenin, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Werner Heisenberg gave us the uncertainty principal, the essence of which is, you can't know everything about everything. A few decades later, Kurt Godel proved-literally proved with MATH-that some truths cannot be proven. If science and mathematics seem to be telling us anything, it's that the truth likes to keep its clothes on. Butnothing gets things naked like art can. Come watch us strip it all down to the gist... (more...)

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