Seattle Rep News

BWW Reviews: Sharp Tongues in Seattle Rep's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by Jay Irwin - Apr 24, 2014

As Americans we tend to love to witness a good familial car wreck. That's why dysfunctional family dramas are so popular (not to mention the hoards of people behaving badly on reality TV). But long before the Weston's of Osage County hurled their first insult or popped their first pill, George and Martha of Edward Albee's classic dark comedy “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, currently playing at the Seattle Rep, were knocking back two or three or 15 stiff ones and letting the secrets and venom fly. And Albee's play feels just as fresh today as it ever has, due in no small part to this pitch perfect production. So I guess bad manners never go out of style. (more...)

Rattlestick's THE FEW Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that performances of the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum, begin tonight at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The official opening night is set for Thursday, May 8 at 7pm; The Few is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 8. (more...)

DATE AND NUTS to Run 5/31-7/13 at the Bootleg
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

An animal rights activist in Brooklyn searches for love in the dating jungle of New York City. Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore on Broadway, for the RSC and at the Taper) will direct the West Coast premiere of Dates and Nuts, a romantic comedy by Gary Lennon (Orange is the New Black for Netflix, Echo Theater Company's A Family Thing). Opening night is set for May 31 at the Bootleg Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Balagan's ERNEST SHACKLETON Has Come to Rescue Us from the Ordinary
by Jay Irwin - Apr 20, 2014

It's not based on a book or a movie or (God forbid) a TV show. It isn't the dusted off classics from some forgotten pop icon. What Balagan Theatre has brought us with the world premiere of "Ernest Shackleton Loves Me" is a quirky, fresh and completely original new musical and one of the most exciting things I've seen in musical theater in years. It's the whole package! (more...)

Jeffrey Herrmann to Depart Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces that at the end of its Season 34 this June, Jeffrey Herrmann will step down as Managing Director following a seven-year tenure. He will be heading to the Pacific Northwest to take on the role of Managing Director at Seattle Repertory Theatre, where he will replace Ben Moore, who is retiring after 28 years as the theatre's current Managing Director. He leaves behind a great artistic and financial legacy, having almost doubled Woolly's size during his time here in DC, spearheading the theatre's innovative Connectivity initiative, providing leadership for Woolly's "Free the Beast!" campaign, and purchasing the theatre's building. (more...)

Jeffrey Herrmann Named New Managing Director of Seattle Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre Board President Becky Lenaburg announced today the appointment of Jeffrey Herrmann as the Rep's incoming managing director, effective July 1, 2014. Mr. Herrmann will succeed departing Managing Director Benjamin Moore, who has led the organization for 28 years. (more...)

Whirl and Twirl at Seattle's Best Damn Happy Hour Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

April is Whirligig! time at Seattle Center, when kids bounce and slide on huge inflatable rides. Sounds fun, eh? We think so, and we see no reason for adults to be denied such abounding pleasure. So we're commandeering a few of the Whirligig! rides for this month's edition of Seattle's Best Damn Happy Hour, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., today, April 17, in Seattle Center Armory. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

'THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR', THE CAT AND THE HAT and More Make Up The Rose Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Rose Theater's upcoming season invites audiences to gallop off to the Old West, fly away to a distant planet in another dimension and float away holding a magical umbrella. The nine main stage shows promise to transport audiences to new worlds and open their minds to a multitude of experiences. (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Company Extends KING LEAR Through 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Following a sold-out run of The Importance of Being Earnest, Seattle Shakespeare Company announced today that it will extend its production of King Lear through May 17 with four additional performances at the Cornish Playhouse. (more...)

Works by Mike Law, Tanya Barfield & More Set for Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's NPC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today its six new plays selected for development at the 50th annual National Playwrights Conference (NPC): (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Seattle (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Announces 2014–2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre's full 2014-2015 season was announced today by Artistic Director Jerry Manning. The season is headlined by the first-ever presentation of Seattle writer Robert Schenkkan's striking meditation on power and morality in his two-part Lyndon B. Johnson plays, All the Way and The Great Society, in repertory format. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Present LOST IN YONKERS, 5/2-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon, directed by Devon de Mayo. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 2 - June 8, 2014. The Press Opening is Friday, May 9, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Adds ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Today Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced that it has added Richard Bean's internationally acclaimed smash hit One Man, Two Guvnors to its captivating collection of shows for the 2014-15 season. One Man, Two Guvnors is more than a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni's classic knee-slapper, A Servant of Two Masters. Set in 1960's Brighton, England, it's a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. The uproarious plot features a disarming and doltish Francis Henshall who finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses - who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue - all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Directed by David Ivers - artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival - One Man, Two Guvnors is a riotous blast complete with a colorful cast of characters in a topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It previews on Friday May 8, 2015, opens on May 15, 2015, and plays through Sunday June 21, 2015. The Theatre will announce one more subscription season production in the coming weeks. (more...)

OSF-Commissioned ALL THE WAY Wins Five IRNE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is delighted that the American Repertory Theatre (ART) production of Robert Schenkkan's All the Way, staged in the fall of 2013 and directed by OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch, received five Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards. All the Way, which had its world premiere at OSF in 2012, is now playing on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre through June 29, 2014. (more...)

Whirl and Twirl at Seattle's Best Damn Happy Hour, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

April is Whirligig! time at Seattle Center, when kids bounce and slide on huge inflatable rides. Sounds fun, eh? We think so, and we see no reason for adults to be denied such abounding pleasure. So we're commandeering a few of the Whirligig! rides for this month's edition of Seattle's Best Damn Happy Hour, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in Seattle Center Armory. (more...)

Tony Nominee Wilson Milam to Direct THE BEGGAR'S OPERA at UW School of Drama, 4/23-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Wilson Milam, a native of the Seattle area and a Tony-nominated director who has worked nationally and in the United Kingdom, returns to the Seattle area to lead a cast of nineteen UW School of Drama undergraduates in tackling Vaclav Havel's The Beggar's Opera. (more...)

City Theatre to Stage World Premiere of HOPE AND GRAVITY, 5/3-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

City Theatre closes its 39th season with the world premiere of Hope and Gravity, a new play by Michael Hollinger featuring dynamic, interconnected stories. Directed by Tracy Brigden, Hope and Gravity runs on City Theatre's Mainstage from May 3-25, 2014, with an Opening Night performance on Friday, May 9 at 8pm. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's THE CITY OF CONVERSATION Begins Previews Tonight, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Previews begin tonight, Thursday, April 10, for the Lincoln Center Theater production of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, a new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse (150 West 65th Street). Opening night is Monday, May 5. The cast includes John Aylward, Phillip James Brannon, Kristen Bush, Beth Dixon, Barbara Garrick, Jan Maxwell, Luke Niehaus, Kevin O'Rourke and Michael Simpson. (more...)

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