BWW Review: ACT's PEOPLE OF THE BOOK is Filled with Delicious SurprisesBWW Review: ACT's PEOPLE OF THE BOOK is Filled with Delicious Surprises
by Jay Irwin - Sep 13, 2019

If you're an aficionado of theater here in Seattle, then you've probably heard of Yussef El Guindi or at least seen one of his plays. An ACT 2018 core member, this prolific writer has had numerous plays around Seattle and beyond. And when reading the synopsis of his current piece making its World Premiere at ACT, a?oePeople of the Booka??, you may think you know what to expect and what hot button topics he'll hit upon. And he does. But he also manages some literary acrobatics bringing in surprise after surprise making this a deliciously complicated show with an ending that may leave you with more questions than when you came in. (more...)

ACT Theatre Announces 2020 SeasonACT Theatre Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

ACT a?' A Contemporary Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director John Langs, officially announces its 55th seasona?'a celebration of five contemporary plays including ACT's 50th Mainstage world premiere. The 2020 mainstage season will open with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat by Lynn Nottage, followed by The Effect, a scintillating, pill-popping love story by Lucy Prebble. Summer 2020 will feature a co-production with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts with the soaring coming-of-age musical-drama Choir Boy by the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Moonlight, Tarell Alvin McCraney. Fall at ACT will feature the world premiere of The Laugh Track by Wendy MacLeod, inspired by the true story of the first female Hollywood writer on the I Love Lucy Show. Closing the season, will be the weirdly wonderful and witty Witch by Jen Silverman, an updated version of The Witch of Edmonton, where the Devil comes to bargain for souls and things go awry when he meets up with the town outcast. (more...)

Playwright Steven Dietz Brings His Take On DRACULA To SeattlePlaywright Steven Dietz Brings His Take On DRACULA To Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

ACT a?" A Contemporary Theatre Dracula marks the return of award-winning playwright Steven Dietz to ACT. Dietz's bold adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic tale of terror and seduction will mark his twelfth production at ACT. An all-star cast of Seattle actors will join director John Langs, including five of ACT's Core Company Members with Brandon O' Neil in the title role. (more...)

ACT Theatre and One Coast Collaboration Partner on ACT|One New Play FestivalACT Theatre and One Coast Collaboration Partner on ACT|One New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019

ACT Theatre ACT Theatre and One Coast Collaboration announce the second year of their partnership on a new play festival. The ACT|One New Play Festival, scheduled at the end of August, includes a playwright-driven new works process, centering creative collaboration and conversation between local and national artists. (more...)

ACT Presents the World Premiere of PEOPLE OF THE BOOKACT Presents the World Premiere of PEOPLE OF THE BOOK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

A Contemporary Theatre People of the Book, a world premiere play by award-winning playwright and ACT 2018 Core Member, Yussef El Guindi,takes its audience on an emotional thrill ride of secrets, hidden truths, jealousy, and the lies we tella?"to ourselves, to the ones closest to us, and about our country. (more...)

ACT presents Joan Didion's THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKINGACT presents Joan Didion's THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

A Contemporary Theatre announces its summer production of The Year of Magical Thinking written by acclaimed reporter, essayist, and literary icon, Joan Didion. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents THE SHAGGS: PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLDBridge Street Theatre Presents THE SHAGGS: PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

Coming this summer to Catskill's adventurous Bridge Street Theatre - its first attempt at producing a full-scale summer musical! But, true to form, it's a pretty off-beat one: Joy Gregory and Gunnar Madsen's acclaimed Off-Broadway hit "The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World". It is based on the true story of three sisters from rural New Hampshire whose father forced them to form a rock band, and who recorded an album back in 1969 which has since become a cult classic. "The Shaggs" will play for eight performances only, Thursdays through Sundays July 11-21, in BST's intimate 84-seat Mainstage. (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Announces New SeasonSeattle Shakespeare Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Characters at the crossroads of love, power, war, or forgiveness populate Seattle Shakespeare Company's upcoming season just announced by Artistic Director George Mount. Plans for the company's 2019-2020 season include The Tempest, The Rivals, Troilus and Cressida, and Macbeth. "Each of these plays in their own way has a moment when it comes down to a singular choice," said Mount. "The course of the action is set by that defining decision out of which things will never be the same." (more...)

BWW Review: ACT's Near Perfect ROMEO + JULIET is the One We've Been Waiting ForBWW Review: ACT's Near Perfect ROMEO + JULIET is the One We've Been Waiting For
by Jay Irwin - Mar 9, 2019

Over the years, Dear Readers, I've seen many productions of Shakespeare's oft-produced tragedy 'Romeo + Juliet'. So many productions from so many levels of professionalism with so many different takes on how to tell the story. And to be honest, only one of them even came close to bringing the story of the star-crossed lovers to life. That is until now. ACT's current production with its vibrant staging and top-notch cast incorporating Deaf and hearing actors using American Sign Language in conjunction with the Shakespearean text has created a new standard by which all other R+J's must be judged from here on. (more...)

BWW Review: The Seagull Project's Dark and Moody UNCLE VANYABWW Review: The Seagull Project's Dark and Moody UNCLE VANYA
by Jay Irwin - Feb 3, 2019

OK, so putting up a dark and moody production of Anton Chekhov's 'Uncle Vanya' may sound redundant but remember, this is The Seagull Project. They've spent the last eight years killing it with all things Chekhov and now with the completion of the main plays, the dark and moody tone isn't so much the story but the way it's presented that thrilled. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Seattle Awards!Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Seattle Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Seattle Awards!Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Seattle Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Seattle Awards!Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Seattle Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Seattle Awards; HAMILTON Leads Best Musical Tour!Vote For The 2018 BWW Seattle Awards; HAMILTON Leads Best Musical Tour!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards; 5th Avenue Theatre Leads Theatre of the Year!Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards; 5th Avenue Theatre Leads Theatre of the Year!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: ACT Negotiates a Stunningly Solid Piece with OSLOBWW Review: ACT Negotiates a Stunningly Solid Piece with OSLO
by Jay Irwin - Oct 19, 2018

In 1993 a few Norwegian politicians managed the impossible, to get the Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate a peace. What sounds even more impossible is that they all kept it secret. Now this may not sound like the riveting topic for a three-hour play but what J.T. Rogers' 'Oslo', currently playing at ACT, does it to go beyond the facts of the accords and examines the humanity that made the accords possible and that kind of conflict makes for a tense and often times funny piece presented with a stunning ensemble from ACT. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 9/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 9/20/2018
by BWW - Sep 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2018 for Seattle (more...)

BWW Review: ACT's SKYLIGHT Provokes, Ends, and then Ends AgainBWW Review: ACT's SKYLIGHT Provokes, Ends, and then Ends Again
by Jay Irwin - Sep 14, 2018

David Hare's "Skylight", currently playing at ACT, is a play teaming with recriminations over infidelities and the struggles of class at the heart of the demise of two people's relationship. It's packed with wonderful moments for both actors to make equally compelling arguments over who's at fault. Who's right and who's wrong. Who's got the moral high ground and who's grounded in reality. To the point that by the end you can see the good and bad in each and walk away with something to think and talk about. And then Hare adds a second ending that I can only describe as the Hollywood RomCom ending to drive his own point home, a point we already got, in a way that is at best superfluous and at worst just plain confusing. (more...)

Lewis & Clark College and PETE to Present A Chekhov SymposiumLewis & Clark College and PETE to Present A Chekhov Symposium
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Lewis & Clark College in partnership with PETE, are pleased to present a four-day celebration and exploration of the many aspects of Anton Chekhov's work,  and the art of contemporary dramatic translation. A culmination of two years of research and performance, the symposium will feature readings of Št?pan Šimek's new translations of The Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard. Each piece was workshopped with PETE to collaboratively  translate not just the words, but the ACTION of the plays. Expect the distinct, energetic theatricality of PETE artists and a good show of some of Portland's most accomplished local talent. (more...)

UW Drama presents SHAKESPEARE, OUR CONTEMPORARYUW Drama presents SHAKESPEARE, OUR CONTEMPORARY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

The second installment of the new series, State of the Theatre: Seattle Artists in Conversation will feature some of Seattle's most accomplished interpreters of Shakespeare in conversation with longtime Seattle Times theatre critic, lecturer, and author Misha Berson. (more...)

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