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Seattle Rep's ALL THE WAY Becomes Highest-Grossing Show in Organization's HistorySeattle Rep's ALL THE WAY Becomes Highest-Grossing Show in Organization's History
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Robert Schenkkan's political drama All the Way has become the highest-grossing production in Seattle Repertory Theatre history, surpassing Lily Tomlin's The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe and Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking. The play is currently running now through Jan. 4, 2015 in the Bagley Wright Theatre. All the Way is presented in partnership with Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Seattle Rep Goes ALL THE WAY With a StunnerBWW Reviews: Seattle Rep Goes ALL THE WAY With a Stunner
by Jay Irwin - Nov 20, 2014

I'm just going to stop you right here, Dear Reader. If you haven't already gone out and got your tickets for the Seattle Rep's production of Robert Schenkkan's "All the Way" then just stop reading this and go take care of that. I'll wait. Done? OK, now we can continue to talk about this juggernaut of a play that has completely lived up to all the hype that preceded it and more. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Notoriously Fabulous at the DixonTN Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Notoriously Fabulous at the Dixon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Inspired by both titles of William Shakespeare's popular, musical comedy, Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, continues its seventh season of plays with a turn-of-the-century musical hall production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre Stage One's STOP KISS Begins TodayWagner College Theatre Stage One's STOP KISS Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Wagner College Theatre continues its Stage One Season with the Obie-winning play, Stop Kiss by Diana Son, running November 18 through 23 in Stage One. (more...)

Solve the Mystery! Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIMESolve the Mystery! Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Meet the Cast - Nov 1, 2014

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, officially opened on Broadway on October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Michael John Casey, Maggie Donnelly & More to Star in THE GIFT OF NOTHING at Kennedy Center; Aaron Posner to DirectMichael John Casey, Maggie Donnelly & More to Star in THE GIFT OF NOTHING at Kennedy Center; Aaron Posner to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

The Kennedy Center presents the world premiere production of The Gift of Nothing from November 22 to December 28, 2014 in the Family Theater. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre's A CHRISTMAS STORY Begins Rehearsals5th Avenue Theatre's A CHRISTMAS STORY Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Rehearsals begin today for A Christmas Story, The Musical - the sensational hit Seattle can't stop talking about. After premiering at The 5th Avenue Theatre in 2010, A Christmas Story, The Musical spent two wildly successful holiday seasons in New York City and spurred a national tour. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre Invites Audience Members to Share Favorite Family Memory in Honor of 4000 MILESClarence Brown Theatre Invites Audience Members to Share Favorite Family Memory in Honor of 4000 MILES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Do you have a favorite photo of you and your Grandmother? Or, are you a Grandmother and have a favorite photo of you and your Grandson? To celebrate the message in the Clarence Brown Theatre's production of "4000 Miles," patrons are encouraged to bring a favorite photo to post on the CBT Community Collage that will be located in the lobby of the main theatre during the run. All photos with return addresses on the back will be returned. (more...)

Rehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes CastRehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

Gallery Players' PROOF to Open 10/25Gallery Players' PROOF to Open 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The Gallery Players 48th season continues and offers up Proof by David Auburn, the 2001 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the Tony Award winner for Best Play. This beautiful and haunting story explores a woman dealing with her brilliant but mentally unstable father's death and how much madness and / or genius she will inherit. Proof is directed by Gallery veteran Mark Gallagher (Equus, The History Boys), and features the talents of Justine Campbell-Elliott, John Blaylock*, Bonnie Wickeraad* and David Gazzo. Proof will open on Saturday October 25, 2014 at 8pm and run through November 9, 2014. (*member of Actor's Equity Association) (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE VAUDEVILLIANS Pump Up Racy Glamour at Seattle RepBWW Reviews: THE VAUDEVILLIANS Pump Up Racy Glamour at Seattle Rep
by Jay Irwin - Oct 9, 2014

"The Vaudevillians" is not an act that you'd expect to see at the Seattle Rep but then they've never really played it safe. But catching an act that I remember seeing at Balagan's "Smorgasbord" nights back when they were in the basement of the noodle house now strutting around the stage at the Rep is a bit odd but just shows how far this duo has come. From late night cabaret to the toast of Off-Broadway, "The Vaudevillians" have matured into a solidly hilarious evening that spotlights two very gifted performers. (more...)

Seattle Rep Kicks Off 2014-15 Season with THE VAUDEVILLIANS TonightSeattle Rep Kicks Off 2014-15 Season with THE VAUDEVILLIANS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Seattle artists and Cornish College graduates Jerick Hoffer and Richard Andriessen (widely known as their performance personas Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales) bring their New York smash hit The Vaudevillians back to Seattle to open the Leo K. season, beginning tonight, October 3. (more...)

Sandra Tsing Loh, Leslie Kritzer and Mary Beth Peil Set for THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO Reading at 92Y Next MonthSandra Tsing Loh, Leslie Kritzer and Mary Beth Peil Set for THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO Reading at 92Y Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

92Y presents Sandra Tsing Loh: A Work-In-Progress Staged Reading of The Madwoman in the Volvo, a co-production of 92Y and Sundance Institute Theatre Program, with Leslie Kritzer and Mary Beth Peil, directed by Lisa Peterson on Friday, October 10, 8:15 pm. (more...)

Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, FebruaryKatie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

ACT's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Run 10/17-11/16ACT's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Run 10/17-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

ACT Theatre closes out its 2014 Mainstage season with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews October 17 and is directed by ACT Theatre artistic director Kurt Beattie. An all-star cast of Seattle favorites including Pamela Reed (ACT's Other Desert Cities; Seattle Rep's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf; TV & Film Parks and Recreation, Kindergarten Cop), R. Hamilton Wright (ACT's Middletown, The Pillowman, One Slight Hitch) and Marianne Owen (ACT's Assisted Living, Middletown, Seattle Rep's Hound of the Baskervilles) take on Durang's hilarious Chekhov inspired siblings. (more...)

Circle X Theatre Co. Presents Newest Readings, 10/06-11/03Circle X Theatre Co. Presents Newest Readings, 10/06-11/03
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Circle X Theatre Co. celebrates the new work of Meredith Stiehm, Bill Lawrence, Tim Mason, Lee Blessing, Fielding Edlow, and Lina Patel with their newest reading series October 6th - November 3rd. (more...)

Sharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS This FallSharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast of STOP KISS, the second production of its 2014-2015 Season. Written by Diana Son and directed by Pasadena Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Seema Sueko, STOP KISS stars Sharon Leal (Bill Condon's Dreamgirls, Fox's "Boston Public," and Lionsgate's Addicted), Angela Lin (Broadway's Chinglish), John Sloan (Fox's "Happy Hour"), Brandon Scott (ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"), Amanda Carlin (Liar Liar), and Jeff De Serrano (A&E's "Longmire"). The production is performed November 4 - 30, 2014 with the official press night on Wednesday, November 9, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cal Shakes' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPhoto Flash: First Look at Cal Shakes' A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with Shakespeare's comic exploration of love in all its glory and madness, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Shana Cooper, with movement by Erika Chong Shuch. A Midsummer Night's Dream plays at the Bruns Amphitheater now through September 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

TCG Books Releases Samuel D. Hunter's THE WHALE/A BRIGHT NEW BOISETCG Books Releases Samuel D. Hunter's THE WHALE/A BRIGHT NEW BOISE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale/A Bright New Boise. This is the first book by Hunter from TCG. Winner of Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards, The Whale has had several notable productions, including its world premiere at the Denver Theatre Company in January 2012 and an off-Broadway run at Playwrights Horizons in October 2012 in New York, NY. The Obie Award-winning A Bright New Boise was first produced by Partial Comfort Productions in New York in September 2010, and enjoyed a subsequent production at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in Washington, DC. The award-winning plays will be available in paperback and as an eBook. (more...)

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