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B'way/1st national: The Apple Tree, The Drowsy Chaperone. (read complete bio)
BWW Review: You Will Want More Than One Bite of THE CAKE at Terrific New Theatre Photo BWW Review: You Will Want More Than One Bite of THE CAKE at Terrific New Theatre
by David Edward Perry - Aug 10, 2019

'The Cake' at Terrific New Theatre provides touching writing and engaging performances. Each characters faith, friendship, and futures are tossed into the dough mixer with unexpected results. It proves love is worth taking that first bite. No matter the flavor.

STRANGER THINGS Meets PAN'S LABYRINTH In David Darrow's Coming-of-age Mystery THE PAS Photo STRANGER THINGS Meets PAN'S LABYRINTH In David Darrow's Coming-of-age Mystery THE PASSAGE
by Julie Musbach - Feb 7, 2019

Village Theatre kicks off the third year of the Beta Series with The Passage, a new musical written by David Darrow that will run at Village Theatre's First Stage Theatre in Issaquah from February 15-24, 2019.

Book-It Repertory Theatre Takes An Honest Look At Addiction In AMERICAN JUNKIE Photo Book-It Repertory Theatre Takes An Honest Look At Addiction In AMERICAN JUNKIE
by Julie Musbach - Jan 10, 2019

Book-It Repertory Theatre [Book-It] kicks off 2019 with an honest look at addiction in Seattle native Tom Hansen's American Junkie. Adapted by Jane Jones and Kevin McKeon and directed by Jones, Hansen deftly balances a raw story about the path that leads to self-destruction with wry humor and hope.

Lifetime Announces 'It's a Wonderful Lifetime' Programming Slate Photo Lifetime Announces 'It's a Wonderful Lifetime' Programming Slate
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 24, 2018

Christmas is coming early this year! Lifetime sleighs the 2018 holiday season this year with the network's It's a Wonderful Lifetime lineup, featuring 14 all-new original movies and nine acquired films. Kicking off on November 21 with a special week featuring five nights of premieres, each week of the holiday season will feature new movies every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it was announced today by Tanya Lopez, EVP, Movies, Limited Series and Original Movie Acquisitions, Lifetime and LMN.

Victoria Clark And More Set For Village Theatre's 18th Annual Festival Of New Musical Photo Victoria Clark And More Set For Village Theatre's 18th Annual Festival Of New Musicals
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2018

With one week left until The 18th Annual Festival of New Musicals, Village Theatre is excited to announce this summer's casting and creative teams! Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) will direct Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Gu?nter, a hilarious family adventure of what happens after Hansel and Gretl escape. Village Theatre's new artistic director Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Once on this Island) will direct the kick-off show Elysium: An American Fable, the moving story of a family dying under the weight of their own secrets; and associate artistic director Brandon Ivie (Jasper in Deadland) will direct The Passage, a coming-of-age mystery about a boy battling a monster holding his father captive. Joining them will be music directors Jason Hart (American Psycho), Rona Siddiqui (Bella: An American Tall Tale), R.J. Tancioco (Here Lies Love), and resident music director Tim Symons (Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion), among others.

BWW Review: Problematic MERCHANT OF VENICE from Seattle Shakes Photo BWW Review: Problematic MERCHANT OF VENICE from Seattle Shakes
by Jay Irwin - Mar 24, 2018

Seattle Shakespeare Company has never been one to shy away from a challenge and with their current production of "The Merchant of Venice" they certainly seem to have a challenge on their hands. As I see it they have one challenge they can, and hopefully will overcome as the production continues, the pace of the show, and one challenge inherit to the piece that they can never defeat but only embrace, the overt antisemitism.

Photo Flash: Seattle Shakespeare Presents THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Photo Photo Flash: Seattle Shakespeare Presents THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2018

The wealthy heiress Portia is forced to set her suitors a challenge for her hand in marriage. In order to woo her, Bassanio finances his plan with money borrowed from his friend Antonio. All would be fine except Antonio has taken out a loan from the moneylender Shylock on the assurance that his ships will make it back to the city. They don't, and Shylock demands repayment with a pound of Antonio's flesh.

New Century Theatre Company Announces Closure Photo New Century Theatre Company Announces Closure
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 27, 2017

After 10 years of producing bold, honest, groundbreaking theater, Seattle's award-winning New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) is closing its doors at the end of 2017.

New Century Theatre Company Takes on New Directions
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 26, 2017

After 10 years of producing award-winning productions and helping to change the face of mid-level professional theatre in Seattle, New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) is excited to share several new developments in its future.

New Century Theatre Company to Stage THE REALISTIC JONESES This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) ends its 2017 10th Anniversary Season with Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses.

BWW Review: A MOVEABLE FEAST's Sumptuous Supper, Song, and Story at Café Nordo
by Jay Irwin - Feb 27, 2017

Welcome to the world of Ernest Hemingway's Paris in the 1920's. Just like with any of the Cafe Nordo shows, the instant you walk into Nordo's Culinarium you're transported to another time and place but they seem to have outdone themselves with their current collaboration with Book-It Theatre with "A Moveable Feast" and the rich sensorial delights they've concocted.

Book-It Repertory Theatre to Offer Passion, Music and Delectable Food in A MOVEABLE FEAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

In an artistic collaboration with Cafe Nordo in Pioneer Square, a four-course meal will deliciously underscore a signature Book-It theatrical experience.

Photo Flash: Passion, Music, and Delectable Food in A MOVEABLE FEAST
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2017

In an artistic collaboration with Cafe Nordo in Pioneer Square, a four-course meal will deliciously underscore a signature Book-It theatrical experience. Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast captures what it meant to be young and poor and writing in Paris during the 1920s.

Book-It Repertory Theatre to Offer Passion, Music and Delectable Food in A MOVEABLE FEAST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

In an artistic collaboration with Cafe Nordo in Pioneer Square, a four-course meal will deliciously underscore a signature Book-It theatrical experience.

BWW Review: ACT's Deliciously Naughty and Complex DANGEROUS LIAISONS
by Jay Irwin - Oct 29, 2016

One of my favorite things in seeing all the shows I do is to stumble upon one that I like to refer to as 'alchemy'. It's that rare instance where all of the elements, the script, actors, director, set, costume, lights, music, etc all come together in just the right way and at just the right times to form pure gold. It may look like science or technical expertise but it's really just magic. One of those shows is ACT's current production of Christopher Hampton's 'Dangerous Liaisons'. If in seeing this show you are not able to have a thrilling night then you're just not paying attention.

NCTC Stages Aaron Posner's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) opens its 2016 season at 12th Avenue Arts with NY NAME IS ASHER LEV today, April 20. The production runs through May 21, Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays-Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 4pm.

NCTC to Present Aaron Posner's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) will open its 2016 season at 12th Avenue Arts with NY NAME IS ASHER LEV, running April 20-May 21.

ACT to Stage 40th Anniversary Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre is proud to present its 40th annual production of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted by Gregory A. Falls. A CHRISTMAS CAROL is directed by incoming Artistic Director John Langs with current Artistic Director Kurt Beattie returning to play Ebenezer Scrooge, in alternating performances with Gregory Award-winning actor Charles Leggett who will debut in the role of Scrooge.

NCTC's FESTEN at 12th Ave Arts
by Sally Henry Fuller - Oct 17, 2015

New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) closes out its first season at 12th Avenue Arts with a powerhouse family drama adapted by David Eldridge from the Danish film The Celebration. The Company has wanted to produce Festen for many years and it will be NCTC's biggest production yet. Festen will be directed by Tony Award nominee Wilson Milam and the cast will feature the work of ten Company Members.

BWW Reviews: Book-It's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Will Jump Start Your Romance
by Jay Irwin - Dec 1, 2014

Romantics the world over have loved the works of Jane Austen for centuries with her tales of loves lost and then found. And one of her best beloved is now on stage from Book-It Repertory Theatre with "Pride and Prejudice". And not only is it a wonderful adaptation filled with superb performances but, guys, take your dates to this one and you're bound to get lucky.

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