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Circle X Theatre Co. Presents Two Virtual Readings Of LOUIS SLOTIN SONATA By Paul Mul Photo Circle X Theatre Co. Presents Two Virtual Readings Of LOUIS SLOTIN SONATA By Paul Mullin
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2021

Circle X Theatre Co. in association with Trial and Error Productions and thanks to a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is pleased to present two free Zoom readings of LOUIS SLOTIN SONATA by Paul Mullin, directed by John Langs.

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre Brings All of the Magic of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Home for th Photo ACT - A Contemporary Theatre Brings All of the Magic of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Home for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2020

The magic of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' classic story of redemption and charity, comes to life as ACT - A Contemporary Theatre presents the timeless tale this year as a radio drama, complete with dialogue, Christmas carols, Adam Stern's musical score and sound effects. Imagine Scrooge, Marley, the Ghosts and all of the characters you know and love… coming to your home for the holidays.

ACT, A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle Cancels 2020 Season Photo ACT, A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle Cancels 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2020

ACT, A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle has announced that they have cancelled their 2020 season, including their 2020 Mainstage performances, their ACTLab season and the Young Playwrights Program.  

BWW 2019 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks) Photo BWW 2019 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)
by Jay Irwin - Jan 13, 2020

Oh my! What a year! We've seen bad-ass gospel singers, lost Jewish plays, mythical towns of excretion and even an octopus wrestler or two. No, those aren't allusions to the crazy theater going on in Washington D.C. but the crazy wonderful theater going on right here in the Seattle area. It was tough coming up with just one winner (or even just a few Honorable Mentions) but I managed to do it a?? for the most part. Plus, some shows that more of you should have seen. (Yes, that's me nagging you all, Dear Readers, to check out more of the smaller or obscure theaters around here.) But what it all comes down to is, we're blessed here in the Northwest with an over-abundance of theatrical riches and I'm so fortunate to be able to share some of my favorites of the year with you with the BWW 2019 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks). So, let's get started, shall we?

Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Photo Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019

There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

December 19th Update: MATILDA - Village Theatre Leads Best Musical Category in the BW Photo December 19th Update: MATILDA - Village Theatre Leads Best Musical Category in the BWW Seattle Awards Voting
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019

We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Photo Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Update: MATILDA - Village Theatre Leads Best Musical@ Photo BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Update: MATILDA - Village Theatre Leads Best Musical@
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019

There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW Seattle Awards!  Photo December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW Seattle Awards!
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019

It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.

First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Seattle Awards!  Photo First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Seattle Awards!
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019

Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!

A Contemporary Theatre Opens 2020 Season with SWEAT Photo A Contemporary Theatre Opens 2020 Season with SWEAT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019

A Contemporary Theatre opens its 55th Season with Lynn Nottage's 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Sweat. Hailed by The New Yorker Magazine as 'The first theatrical landmark of the Trump Era,' Sweat is the gritty, heartbreaking story of factory workers who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, and union jobs and factory machinery can disappear overnight, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a gut-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Nottage poignantly captures the roots of our current national economic insecurity; and the political fury and racial tensions in our political climate today.

BWW Review: ACT's DRACULA a Chilling, Bloody Good Time Photo BWW Review: ACT's DRACULA a Chilling, Bloody Good Time
by Jay Irwin - Oct 25, 2019

The Granddaddy of horror icons has descended upon Seattle and he's just as romantically malevolent as you might want him to be. ACT has brought us Steven Dietz's retooled adaptation of Bram Stoker's a?oeDraculaa?? and this classic tale of the original bloodlust is just what you need for your Spooky Halloween season.

BWW Review: ACT's PEOPLE OF THE BOOK is Filled with Delicious Surprises Photo BWW 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.

ACT Theatre Announces 2020 Season Photo ACT 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.

Playwright Steven Dietz Brings His Take On DRACULA To Seattle Photo Playwright 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.

ACT Theatre and One Coast Collaboration Partner on ACT|One New Play Festival Photo ACT 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.

ACT Presents the World Premiere of PEOPLE OF THE BOOK Photo ACT 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.

ACT presents Joan Didion's THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING Photo ACT 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.

Bridge Street Theatre Presents THE SHAGGS: PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD Photo Bridge 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.

Seattle Shakespeare Announces New Season Photo Seattle 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."

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