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ABRAHAM'S LAND Will Livestream This Month Photo ABRAHAM'S LAND Will Livestream This Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2021

The world premiere of Abraham's Land tackles one of the world's most tragic, enduring and intractable geopolitical conflicts-Israel and Palestine-with the three lead roles played by Jewish-American, Israeli, and Palestinian-American actors.

Village Theatre Has Announced its 2020-2021 Season Photo Village Theatre Has Announced its 2020-2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2020

Village Theatre has announced its 2020-2021 Season which is filled with a compelling collection of shows that will combine to create an incredible year of theatre. The lineup includes: Mamma Mia!, a dazzling musical triumph filled to the brim with hit ABBA songs; Hello, Dolly!, the universally acclaimed smash hit; Deathtrap, a deliciously shocking comedy thriller; Making Tracks, a powerful musical about the Asian-American experience; and Ain't Misbehavin', a delightful and energizing revue featuring the music of Fats Waller.

GUYS & DOLLS Hits Village Theatre's Stage For The Holiday Season Photo GUYS & DOLLS Hits Village Theatre's Stage For The Holiday Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 25, 2019

This winter, Village Theatre will warm the cold and dreary Seattle days with the brassy and colorful iconic crowd pleaser, Guys & Dolls. The second show in their celebratory 40th Anniversary Season, Guys & Dolls will run at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah November 7 a?' December 29, 2019 before moving to the Everett Performing Arts Center January 3 a?' February 2, 2020.

BWW Review: The Kochs Bring Down the Triple Door with THE CARPETERS Photo BWW Review: The Kochs Bring Down the Triple Door with THE CARPETERS
by Jay Irwin - Sep 10, 2019

Washington DC may have the Koch brothers, but we have a Koch brother and sister, specifically David and Lisa Koch. Two of the funniest humans out there, they've brought their delicious satire to Seattle and abroad for years. In fact, 20 years ago their 70's pop duo parody a?oeThe Carpetersa?? were all the rage at Cabaret de Paris. Well, they've reunited that delightful original cast, and brought in some new friends, to make The Carpeters live once again in a concert of their original show, a?oeThe Carpeters: Uncomfortably Close to Youa??. And with the insane laughter and applause, the roof of the Triple Door may never be the same.

Casting Announced For Village Theatre's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Photo Casting Announced For Village Theatre's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 6, 2019

With The 19th Annual Festival of New Musicals taking place this upcoming weekend, Village Theatre is excited to announce the casting for XY, an uplifting musical about identity and coming to terms with your past; Cold Turkey, a wild and funny satire; Modern, an inspiring tale about a group of Amish teenagers; Eastbound, an poignant story about Chinese brothers in search of a home they've never known; and Cowboy Bob, an adventurous rock musical about a bank-robbing woman. The Festival will take place in Issaquah August 9-11, 2019 and provides an essential platform for writers to develop new works. Past Festival shows include Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning shows such as Next to Normal and Million Dollar Quartet, as well as Broadway and Off-Broadway hits: It Shoulda Been You, Desperate Measures, Lizzie, and many more.

AS YOU LIKE IT Starts April 23 At Seattle Shakespeare Photo AS YOU LIKE IT Starts April 23 At Seattle Shakespeare
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2019

Rosalind and Orlando engage in a glorious game of love, lust, and mistaken identities in a magical forest in Shakespeare's As You Like It. Kelly Kitchens directs the production which begins previews on April 23, opens April 26, and runs through May 19 at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center.

Adam Gwon And Sarah Hammond's New Musical String Receives World Premiere Photo Adam Gwon And Sarah Hammond's New Musical String Receives World Premiere
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 21, 2018

Village Theatre is excited to announce the World Premiere of String, a brand-new story with a mythological twist by award-winners Sarah Hammond (book), and Adam Gwon (music & lyrics), and direction by Brandon Ivie.  A fun and fresh fable about fate, love, and the imperfections that make us human, String is an original story about three sisters - goddesses known as the Fates - who are responsible for spinning, measuring, and snipping the String of Life. After falling out of favor with Zeus, they find themselves banished to a modern skyscraper in the mortal world. But when the eldest sister falls in love, the very fabric of the universe begins to unravel. "We are thrilled to have such a sophisticated show premiering on our stage," said Ivie. "This show is very intimate, but also deals with understanding our place in the universe and what it means to be human. It's a show about Gods, but they deal with the same things we do - sisterhood, love, loss. We know our audiences are going to connect with these characters on a deep emotional level."

Centerstage Theatre Presents DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE Photo Centerstage Theatre Presents DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2018

Centerstage Theatre announces the third show of its 2017-18 season! They are kicking off the New Year with DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE, a magnificent play about love and loss set amid a backdrop of intrigue and mystery.

Video: Highlights from NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Video: Highlights from NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 1, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presented the 30th Anniversary of No Way to Treat a Lady. A laugh-filled evening featuring songs from the Richard Rodgers Award winning musical by Douglas J. Cohen, based on the novel by William Goldman (The Princess Bride). MAC Award winner KLea Blackhurst (Hello, Dolly!, Goodspeed) and author Cohen co-host the event which will feature many of the performers from past productions, both off-Broadway at the York Theatre and Hudson Guild, and regionally (Florida Studio Theatre, Village Theater, Barrington Stage, TheaterWorks in Hartford, Coconut Grove in Florida, Colony Theater in L.A.), as well as photographs and footage from over a dozen international productions. Cohen will also reveal some of the show's unique history behind the scenes.

Christine Ebersole, Gavin Creel & Ben Platt and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstei Photo Christine Ebersole, Gavin Creel & Ben Platt and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details!

New Theater Company Brings Faith Prince and Jason Graae to Tacoma Photo New Theater Company Brings Faith Prince and Jason Graae to Tacoma
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

A brand-new theater company has come to Tacoma and Seattle! Sing Out Louise! Theatricals is presenting The Prince and The Showboy (And Their New Old Friends), starring Faith Prince and Jason Graae.

Charles Busch, Laura Benanti, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and More Coming Up This  Photo Charles Busch, Laura Benanti, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and More Coming Up This October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

This October, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details!

Karen Ziemba, Tovoah Feldshuh and More Join NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Concert at Feinste Photo Karen Ziemba, Tovoah Feldshuh and More Join NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the 30th Anniversary of No Way to Treat a Lady on Sunday, Oct. 15th @ 7:00.

New Theater Company Brings Faith Prince and Jason Graae to Tacoma Photo New Theater Company Brings Faith Prince and Jason Graae to Tacoma
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

A brand-new theater company has come to Tacoma and Seattle! Sing Out Louise! Theatricals is presenting The Prince and The Showboy (And Their New Old Friends), starring Faith Prince and Jason Graae.

BWW Interview: David Edward Hughes and His New Company SING OUT LOUISE! THEATRICALS Photo BWW Interview: David Edward Hughes and His New Company SING OUT LOUISE! THEATRICALS
by Jay Irwin - Aug 18, 2017

Hello, Dear Readers. I recently got the chance to sit down with Seattle Theater staple David Edward Hughes to pick his brain on his career, his views on the state of local theater and, most importantly, his new theater company Sing Out Louise! Theatricals which will be announcing their inaugural season at their gala event on August 26th. An evening guaranteed to be filled to the brim with songs old, new and strange.

BWW 2016 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)
by Jay Irwin - Dec 31, 2016

It's been a crazy year, Dear Readers. Lots of ups, lots of downs, and LOTS of emotions. And I'm not just talking about on stage. But let's not dwell on the bad things that may have happened in the world and focus on some of the amazing things Seattle theater companies gave us this past year, and let me tell you there were quite a few. So many in fact that in some categories I simply had to call out more than the usual Honorable Mentions as some performances just needed to be noted. You'll see what I mean especially when you get to the female categories as the ladies were certainly bringing it this year. But let's get started shall we? Out of the myriad shows I saw this year in Seattle, here are the shows and performances that truly stood out to me.

Hollywood's Classic Musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Splashes onto Stage at Village Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2016

What a glorious feeling! This holiday season, Village Theatre brings to the stage one of Hollywood's most beloved classics,Singin' in the Rain. Based on the MGM film, which is widely lauded as one of the greatest movie musicals of all time, Singin' in the Rain is a faithful adaptation by the original award-winning screenplay team, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with songs by Nacio Herb Brown andArthur Freed. The production will be helmed by much of the same creative team that launched last season's hit musical, Billy Elliot, with Artistic Director Steve Tomkins once again in the director's chair.

The 5th Avenue Theatre's Second Annual NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals Launches This Weekend
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2016

Some of Seattle's most talented actors will be hard at work in collaboration with writers from around the country in the rehearsal halls of The 5th Avenue Theatre this month as the company's NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals launches its three week intensive development cycle this weekend.

BWW Review: An Underdone Gem Shines with Seattle Shake's MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION
by Jay Irwin - Mar 24, 2016

When people think of George Bernard Shaw plays they inevitably go to "Pygmalion" or "Arms and the Man" or something like that. But there's one of his out there that does not see enough of the light of day, "Mrs. Warren's Profession". Maybe it's due to the subject matter or maybe not enough people know about it. Who knows? But it's long been one of my personal favorites so when I saw that Seattle Shakespeare Company was putting it up; you can imagine how excited I was. But of course the cynic in me quickly turned that excitement to trepidation with the thoughts of "Oh please don't screw up one of the few times this show will be done around here." Well lucky for me and for all you Dear Readers, who should rush out and catch this before it's gone, the Seattle Shakespeare Company does absolute honor to this fantastic work with some tight direction from Victor Pappas and performances to rival any production out there (yes, including the one I saw in New York a few years back).

Photo Flash: First Look at MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION at Seattle Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Confronting the truth locks two unconventional women in a battle of wits and wills when Seattle Shakespeare Company presents MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION by GeorgeBernard Shaw. Directed by Victor Pappas, MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION will play at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center now through April 10, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

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