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Burien's Inaugural Pride Event Bows Saturday 6/3 at Town Square Park Burien's Inaugural Pride Event Bows Saturday 6/3 at Town Square Park
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Seattle

Burien Pride is excited to announce the 1st annual Burien Pride Festival on June 3, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. The LGBTQ+ event is open to all ages and everyone is welcome. (more...)
VIDEO: Tam Mutu and Josh Young Perform 'Lily's Eyes' in Daisy Eagan Led THE SECRET GARDEN VIDEO: Tam Mutu and Josh Young Perform 'Lily's Eyes' in Daisy Eagan Led THE SECRET GARDEN
by Stage Tube on April 26, 2017 in Seattle

Broadway and West End star Tam Mutu stars as Archibald Craven in The 5th Avenue Theatre's enchanting Broadway-bound revival of The Secret Garden. Mutu joins a phenomenal cast including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Lizzie Klemperer, Charlie Franklin and Sean G. Griffin. (more...)
Starry HERE LIES LOVE Extends Into June at Seattle Rep Starry HERE LIES LOVE Extends Into June at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Seattle

Due to popular demand, Seattle Rep has announced an extension for Here Lies Love, now playing through June 18, 2017.  (more...)
Eight New Cities Added to NCAR's Top Artistically Vibrant Cities in the U.S. Eight New Cities Added to NCAR's Top Artistically Vibrant Cities in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Seattle

SMU's National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) today released its third annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand, and government support for the arts in each city. This year, 20% of the communities on the most-vibrant list appear for the first time - a total of eight new communities, including one new state, Alaska. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for BIG FISH at Bainbridge Performing Arts Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for BIG FISH at Bainbridge Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Seattle

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents BIG FISH, running May 12 - 28. BIG FISH is a new Broadway musical featuring music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and a new book by esteemed screenwriter John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)
BWW Review: Café Nordo's 'Twin Peaks' Homage LOST FALLS Bites Off More Than It Can Chew BWW Review: Café Nordo's 'Twin Peaks' Homage LOST FALLS Bites Off More Than It Can Chew
by Amelia Reynolds on April 26, 2017 in Seattle

Something as stylized as 'Twin Peaks' is really difficult to emulate, even in the form of homage. Cafe Nordo's 'Lost Falls' certainly looks the part: a rustic, log hotel from yesteryear populated by a sultry, young femme fatale, a woman with an imaginary friend, an unwaveringly optimistic detective with an affinity for the simpler things. The play looks the part, but the commitment to incorporating so many iconic nuances created a jam-packed tribute with little cohesiveness. Audience members need not feel required to have seen 'Twin Peaks' to enjoy the show, but it helps make sense of the surreal parody, because, unfortunately, the plot does not stand on its own. (more...)
Can Can's Chris Pink Named Mayor of Pike Place Market Can Can's Chris Pink Named Mayor of Pike Place Market
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in Seattle

With great excitement, Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret today announced that its artistic director and founder Chris Pink has been named the new Mayor of Pike Place Market. A tradition decades old, Mr. Pink is the third Mayor in the succession and was selected by leaders within the Pike Place Market vendor family, including the very first Mayor, for his keen eye for fun and spectacle, and ability to accent the true wonders that make up the world-famous destination. (more...)
JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Seattle

Sight & Sound is taking its hit musical to the big screen. After being filmed before a live audience at the spectacular Lancaster, PA theater, JONAH: On Stage! will be featured on over 600 movie screens nationwide for a one-night event. (more...)
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by BWW Staff on April 24, 2017 in Seattle

Looking for your next theatre related job? BroadwayWorld has a database full of listings for jobs in the theatre/entertainment industry! Looking for candidates to fill that open position? Adding a listing to the BroadwayWorld Classifieds is free! (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE
by Stage Tube on April 24, 2017 in Seattle

Seattle Repertory Theatre is currently presenting the star-studded, immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
BWW Review: Gripping FROZEN at ArtsWest Feels Like a Documentary at Times BWW Review: Gripping FROZEN at ArtsWest Feels Like a Documentary at Times
by Jay Irwin on April 23, 2017 in Seattle

First off, Dear Readers, let me explain that you will see no singing Ice Princesses or wacky snowmen in this show. This particular play called "Frozen", currently playing at ArtsWest, is about as far away from the Disney movie as it could be considering it deals with serial killers. And while the performances are quite powerful and it's a very interesting subject, at times it feels like a lecture on serial killers and other times a drama with some superfluous storylines. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW on April 23, 2017 in Seattle

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Seattle (more...)
BWW Previews: CHITRANGADA  at Act Theatre, Seattle BWW Previews: CHITRANGADA at Act Theatre, Seattle
by Zofeen Maqsood on April 23, 2017 in Seattle

Pratidhwani brings Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's Chitrangada to Seattle (more...)
Centerstage Announces World Premiere of CARDINAL SINS Centerstage Announces World Premiere of CARDINAL SINS
by BWW News Desk on April 22, 2017 in Seattle

Four years ago, the Centerstage Board commissioned its Artistic Director, Alan Bryce, to write three new shows. The first of these, For All That, was nominated for a Gregory Award as "Most Outstanding New Play of 2015". The second, Death on the Supermarket Shelf, about the Chicago Tylenol Murders of 1982, received critical acclaim. The third in the series, Cardinal Sins, opens on Saturday, May 13th. (more...)
BWW Review: 5th Avenue's THE SECRET GARDEN Has the Talent But Not the Feels BWW Review: 5th Avenue's THE SECRET GARDEN Has the Talent But Not the Feels
by Jay Irwin on April 22, 2017 in Seattle

Way back in 1991 a young fledgling theater geek saw a performance from the new musical "The Secret Garden" by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon on the Tony awards and he became obsessed with it. He listened to the cast album over and over and fell completely in love with it when he saw the first national tour as it came through town. That young theater geek was, of course, me. And since then the show has managed to work its way into being one of my all-time favorites. I've seen several productions over the years, some good and some not so good. I've even been fortunate enough to be a part of a production. So you'll understand, Dear Readers, that I'm quite picky about this show. Well there's a new reworked version of the show currently playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre and the best thing I can say for it is that there's a lot of talent up on that stage. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of missteps including the rework that does nothing to improve the already wonderful show. If fact it saps much of the heart in favor of making it shorter. (more...)
Twelfth Night Productions Presents FIRST DATE Twelfth Night Productions Presents FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Seattle

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron's inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives? (more...)
Seattle Center to Celebrate Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Seattle Center to Celebrate Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Seattle

Seattle Center Festal: Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration, 11:45 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, May 7, in Seattle Center Armory, features live performances, martial arts, lei making, crafts and children's activities in celebration of the diversity of Asian-Pacific Islander communities in the region. (more...)
Photo Flash: Hilarity Ensues in Tacoma Little Theatre's EXIT LAUGHING Photo Flash: Hilarity Ensues in Tacoma Little Theatre's EXIT LAUGHING
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Seattle

Tacoma Little Theatre presents the award winning new comedy, EXIT LAUGHING, directed by Rick Hornor. (more...)
Seattle Center's 2017 Summer Lineup Packed with Fun, Festive and Free Activities Seattle Center's 2017 Summer Lineup Packed with Fun, Festive and Free Activities
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Seattle

Summer starts soon at Seattle Center. Northwest Folklife Festival, with Seattle Center Festal as its cultural focus in 2017, marks the true beginning of the season, which continues through the warm summer days and nights of September. (more...)
Review Roundup: HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep Review Roundup: HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep
by Review Roundups on April 21, 2017 in Seattle

Seattle Repertory Theatre is currently presenting the star-studded, immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. For ticket reservations, call the Seattle Repertory Theatre Box Office at 206.443.2222 or toll-free at 877.900.9285, or go online at seattlerep.org. (more...)
BWW Review: Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE Brings Down the House ... Literally BWW Review: Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE Brings Down the House ... Literally
by Jay Irwin on April 21, 2017 in Seattle

A few years back on one of my trips to New York, pretty much anyone I talked to about what shows I was seeing was aghast that I wasn't seeing 'Here Lies Love' Off-Broadway. And to each of them I'd say, 'a musical about Imelda Marcos written by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim? No thanks, not my thing.' I mean sure, an interesting story and I have respect for the artists (if not much familiarity) but how would this work? Well, now with the new production currently playing at the completely-reconfigured-for-the-show Seattle Rep I'm being forced to sit down to a healthy serving of crow and it's delicious. Not only due to the thoroughly innovative staging and stellar performances but also for Byrne and Fatboy Slim creating a fresh method of storytelling that is a welcome addition to musical theater. (more...)
Razor-Sharp Satire WELCOME TO BRAGGSVILLE Comes to Book-It Razor-Sharp Satire WELCOME TO BRAGGSVILLE Comes to Book-It
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in Seattle

Book-It presents a darkly funny, world-premiere adaptation of Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson. When good ol' boy D'aron Davenport lets it slip that his hometown in Georgia hosts an annual Civil War reenactment, his new friends at UC Berkeley plan to stage a protest in the form of a "performative intervention." Armed with youthful exuberance and misguided ideas of the South, the intervention goes badly awry. (more...)
Seattle Playwrights Salon Presents ON CABIN CREEK Seattle Playwrights Salon Presents ON CABIN CREEK
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in Seattle

Seattle Playwrights Salon presents On Cabin Creek by Margaret O'Donnell on Friday May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Conservatory, 5813 Airport Way South with The Speakeasy Players at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free! (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 21, 2017 in Seattle

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Dance professionals, professional dance companies, and professional dance productions in all dance genres in any part of the United States are eligible. The awards honor professional dance in America that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15. (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 21, 2017 in Seattle

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! The awards honor professional classical music recordings that were released from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our BWW editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15th. (more...)