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Book-It Theatre to Close its Doors After Final Season Show

Recovery from the pandemic and a business model that doesn’t work in today’s environment are at the core of Book-It Repertory Theatre’s decision this week to cancel production planning of its 2023/24 season.
Seattle's Book-It Theatre Will Close After 33 Years

Recovery from the pandemic and a business model that doesn't work in  this environment are at the core of Book-It Repertory Theatre's decision this week to  cancel production planning of its 2023/24 season.
Casting Announced For Actors Theatre Of Indiana's LOMBARDI

Actors Theatre of Indiana will present its next production in the 2021-2022 season beginning October 29, 2021 and running through November 21, 2021. LOMBARDI is the story of the complex and charismatic Vince Lombardi, coach of the 1965 champion Green Bay Packers, and his wife Marie.
2019 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Winners Announced

Seattle Theater Writers Seattle's theater reviewers circle announces the Winners of Excellence in Seattle theatrical productions. Spanning dozens of theater companies and productions, from large and prominent to small and humble, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor the excellence found across the area.
Nominees Announced for The 2020 GYPSY ROSE LEE AWARDS

Seattle's critics' circle announces nominees for the 2020 Gypsy Rose Lee awards celebrating excellence in Seattle theatrical productions.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Announces New Artistic Director

Book-It Repertory Theatre has announced Gus Menary as its Incoming Artistic Director. Menary comes to Book-It from Chicago where he was Artistic Director of Jackalope Theatre. Over the next eight months, he will work closely with Co-Founding Artistic Directors Jane Jones and Myra Platt. As Jones remains the artistic leader of the company until August 2020, she will be able to introduce Menary to Book-It and the Seattle community. He will succeed Jones and Platt in the 2020-2021 season.
BWW Review: Book-It's Remount of HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE Brings Clarity to the Charming Show

Back in 2017, Dear Readers, Book-It Repertory Theatre brought us the highly anticipated musical adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones beloved book, 'Howl's Moving Castle', adapted by Myra Platt with music and lyrics from Justin Huertas. The show was certainly a charmer but, personally, I found the storytelling confusing and muddled. Platt and Huertas have now remounted the piece with some welcome additions. Still a few confusing bits and superfluous elements but this new adaptation brings so much more of the story to life making the evening of fantasy even more charming.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Presents HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE

Book-It Repertory Theatre is proud to announce the return of their smash hit musical Howl's Moving Castle, adapted from the novel by celebrated fantasist Diana Wynne Jones. Adapted and directed by Myra Platt with original music & lyrics by Justin Huertas and musical arrangements & orchestrations by Steven Tran, Howl's Moving Castle plays November 29 a?" December 29, 2019 (Opening/Press Night on Saturday, November 30) at The Center Theatre.
BWW Review: BEHOLD THE DREAMERS from Book-It Left Me Wanting

Finish strong and they'll forgive a multitude of sins. This old adage of the theater rings truer than ever in this TV-binging, short attention span world in which we live. Unfortunately, the folks at Book-It Repertory Theatre didn't take that into account with their current production of "Behold the Dreamers" which started off slow, then picked up and really engaged in the middle and then ended with a whimper.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Announces 30th Season

Book-It Repertory Theatre (Book-It) is proud to announce its 2019-2020 season. For 30 years, Book-It has been staging simple and sensitive productions, from classic and contemporary literature, and in the coming season will produce four mainstage shows and three school-touring shows. All mainstage productions will be at The Center Theatre.
Reaching For The American Dream In BEHOLD THE DREAMERS By Imbolo Mbue

To close out their 29th season, Book-It Repertory Theatre (Book-It) presents Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers. Adapted and directed by Myra Platt, Mbue masterfully weaves a story of class divide, immigration and marriage in her remarkable debut novel. Jende and Neni Jonga have recently emigrated from Cameroon to America to try to make a new life for themselves and their young son. When the Great Recession starts to upend the economy, the Jongas begin to grasp the fragility of the American dream. Behold the Dreamers plays June 6-30, 2019 (Opening/Press Night on Saturday, June 8) at The Center Theatre.
Reaching For The American Dream In BEHOLD THE DREAMERS At Book-It Repertory Theatre

To close out their 29th season, Book-It Repertory Theatre (Book-It) presents Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers. Adapted and directed by Myra Platt, Mbue masterfully weaves a story of class divide, immigration and marriage in her remarkable debut novel. Jende and Neni Jonga have recently emigrated from Cameroon to America to try to make a new life for themselves and their young son. When the Great Recession starts to upend the economy, the Jongas begin to grasp the fragility of the American dream. Behold the Dreamers plays June 6-30, 2019 (Opening/Press Night on Saturday, June 8) at The Center Theatre.
Book-It Repertory Theatre's Founding Co-Artistic Directors To Step Down In 2020

Book-It Repertory Theatre [Book-It] announces that Founder and Founding Co-Artistic Director Jane Jones and Founding Co-Artistic Director Myra Platt will step down from their roles at the end of Book-It's 30th season, in the summer of 2020. Over the next year, Book-It plans to hire a new artistic director through a local and national search.
Book-It Announces Its 2018-2019 Season

Book-It Repertory Theatre is thrilled to announce its 2018-2019 season. For 29 years, Book-It has been adapting great literature into great theatre through simple and sensitive productions and will produce five mainstage shows and three school-touring shows.
Enjoy A Thrilling Evening of Mystery with THE MALTESE FALCON

This winter, Book-It Repertory Theatre and Caf Nordo pair up once again for a theatrical culinary collaboration. After a resounding success with A Moveable Feastlast year, both companies are elated to bring audiences a sexy, shadowy evening of mystery with Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. A multi-course meal will deliciously underscore a signature Book-It theatrical experience.
BWW 2017 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)

Dear Readers, it's been quite a year and, hopefully, we've come through it unscathed. God knows we've needed some shows to help us escape and others to make us think. But through it all we've had several shows that have proven to shine as some of the best of the year. Out of all the shows I was fortunate enough to see this year, I've selected a few that stood out. Here are those stand outs, a few honorable mentions and a few special mentions about which I just couldn't help myself but to mention in their own special way.
Enjoy A Thrilling Evening Of Mystery With THE MALTESE FALCON

Book-It Repertory Theatre and Caf Nordo pair up once again for a theatrical culinary collaboration in winter 2018. After a resounding success with A Moveable Feast last winter, both companies are elated to bring a sexy, shadowy evening of mystery with Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. The performance will be accompanied with a multi-course meal in an immersive theatrical dining experience.
BWW Review: A Few Qualms but HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE from Book-It is a Delight

Book-It Repertory Theatre already routinely manages the difficult task of presenting literature in the Book-It style and making it flow and engage in a theatrical way, but apparently they felt this challenge wasn't enough for them as now they've attempted to add in music to that mix with their new adaptation of Howl's Moving Castle , currently playing at the Center Theatre. And while the result is still quite delightful, the insertion of music and lyrics into an already dense story in the Book-It style may have made the story a bit over complicated at times.
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Book-It Rep's Stage Adaptation of HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE in Seattle

Book-It Repertory Theatre brings magic, adventure, and inspiration this holiday season with Howl's Moving Castle, a new musical based on an original book by Diana Wynne Jones. Founding Co-Artistic Director Myra Platt has adapted and will direct the musical stage adaptation of the award-winning fantasy novel that features music and lyrics by local performer Justin Huertas. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below!
Book-It Repertory Theatre's Musical Adaptation of HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE Begins Tonight

Book-It Repertory Theatre brings magic, adventure, and inspiration this holiday season with Howl's Moving Castle, a new musical based on an original book by Diana Wynne Jones.

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