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BWW Reviews: OTHELLO Fights for Glory at Portland Center Stage
by Patrick Brassell - Apr 21, 2014

Othello, to modern ears, is one of the most melodramatic of Shakespeare's dramas. It involves a villain (Iago) who wreaks havoc without much apparent motivation, a hero (Othello) who believes the villain's lies without evidence to support them, and a lot of coincidences that don't always make sense. (more...)

Nominees Announced for 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Seattle Theater Writers, a critics' circle of local theater writers and reviewers, today announces the 2013 slate of nominees of the third annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters. (more...)

BWW Reviews: How Village's LES MISERABLES Made Me Remember Why I Love This Show
by Jay Irwin - Nov 14, 2013

The year was 1996, it was the second time "Les Miserables" was coming through town and I was finally going to see it live. I sat there in the dark and let that incredible score and story flow through me and was such a weepy mess that my friends questioned if I was going to be alright. That experience cemented "Les Mis" as one of my favorites and although I've seen it several times since, no production has come close to that one. How could it, right? That is until now as the current production playing at Village Theatre stunned me by turning me into that weepy mess from 17 years ago all over again and reminded me just how good this show can be. (more...)

Steven Tomkins to Direct LES MISERABLES at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Village Theatre's Artistic Director Steve Tomkins 'dreamed a dream' many years ago when he first saw actor Greg Stone perform in Les Miserables. After directing Stone in Jesus Christ Superstar in 1993 Tomkins wondered, "Could I put together my 'dream cast,' that included Stone, and present this monstrous legendary mega-hit musical Les Miserables at Village Theatre?" Scheduling conflicts, rights issues and budget constraints stood in his way, but much like the character Jean Valjean, Tomkins persisted. Over a decade later the stage production rights became available for a short window of time (that window closes when the Broadway revival of Les Miserables opens in March of 2014) and Tomkins got to work putting the many pieces together for a Village Theatre production. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Greg Stone in LES MISERABLES at the Village Theatre
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 21, 2013

ISSAQUAH, WA –Village Theatre's Artistic Director Steve Tomkins 'dreamed a dream' many years ago when he first saw actor Greg Stone perform in Les Misérables. After directing Stone in Jesus Christ Superstar in 1993 Tomkins wondered, “Could I put together my 'dream cast,' that included Stone, and present this monstrous legendary mega-hit musical Les Misérables at Village Theatre?” Scheduling conflicts, rights issues and budget constraints stood in his way, but much like the character Jean Valjean, Tomkins persisted. Over a decade later the stage production rights became available for a short window of time (that window closes when the Broadway revival of Les Misérables opens in March of 2014) and Tomkins got to work putting the many pieces together for a Village Theatre production. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Awards - Last Chance to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 31, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update 12/24 - Final Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Balestra and DiLenge Tied - 12/18!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Renato Balestra and Louise DiLenge Tied for the Lead - 12/10!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 10, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 03, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 26, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/19!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 19, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rodney Hicks, Randy Scholz and More in Village Theatre's BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2012

Village Theatre opens its 2012-2013 with Big River. This Tony Award winning musical is unique among the Broadway musical cannon for its powerful Bluegrass/Country score. The music and lyrics for Big River are by legendary chart topping country singer-songwriter Roger Miller. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

2011 BWW Seattle Awards Nomination Deadline is Monday!
by Jay Irwin - Oct 28, 2011

It's that time of year again. Time to make your voices heard for your favorite shows and performances from the 2011 Seattle Theater Season. Last year's inaugural Seattle awards were so much fun that we just had to bring them back. (more...)

BWW: 2011 Seattle Theater Awards Nominations OPEN!
by Jay Irwin - Oct 06, 2011

It's that time of year again. Time to make your voices heard for your favorite shows and performances from the 2011 Seattle Theater Season. Last year's inaugural Seattle awards were so much fun that we just had to bring them back. (more...)

TAKE ME AMERICA Plays Village Theatre's Mainstage 9/15-10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2011

The new musical TAKE ME AMERICA follows seven desperate refugees seeking political asylum in the United States, and the three government agents who bear the responsibility of determining their fate. (more...)

TAKE ME AMERICA Plays Village Theatre's Mainstage 9/15-10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2011

The new musical TAKE ME AMERICA follows seven desperate refugees seeking political asylum in the United States, and the three government agents who bear the responsibility of determining their fate. (more...)

2010 BroadwayWorld Seattle Theater Awards – RESULTS
by Jay Irwin - Jan 17, 2011

The votes are in, the ballots tallied and the people have spoken. Yes, the 2010 BroadwayWorld Seattle Theater awards results are in and my oh my was it a nail biter. There was some fierce competition out there but the voters have spoken. But since the results were so close, we're going to put in not only the winners but also the 1st and 2nd runners up as well. And I'm also going to throw in my own Critic's Choice for the hell of it. So without further ado, the envelopes please... (more...)

Village Theatre Produces New Musical: Anne of Green Gables, Closes 1/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2011

This holiday season, Village Theatre is set to produce an all-new musical production of Anne of Green Gables, based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's treasured, best-selling novel of the same title. This production will close January 2, 2011 in downtown Issaquah at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre , and play January 7-30, 2011 in downtown Everett, at the Everett Performing Arts Center (more...)

Village Theatre Produces New Musical: Anne of Green Gables 11/11-1/2/2011
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2010

This holiday season, Village Theatre is set to produce an all-new musical production of Anne of Green Gables, based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's treasured, best-selling novel of the same title. (more...)

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