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ACTLab to Present New Musical BAD APPLES
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 7, 2016

Bad Apples is the new rock musical inspired by the real-life prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Bad Apples seeks to answer the simple question: How in God's name did this happen? Two soldiers ended up pregnant by fellow soldier Charles Graner; both women wanted to marry him, competed with each other to win his love, and enthusiastically tortured prisoners together, documenting most of it in pictures that later leaked and shocked the world.

ACT to Stage World Premiere of Political Thriller DAISY
by Tyler Peterson - May 17, 2016

With a Presidential election looming, a group of advertisers working for Lyndon B. Johnson unleash the most infamous political commercial ever conceived, the "Daisy ad". The ad played once, but it carved a scar into the American psyche. Based on actual persons and events, ACT presents the world premiere of political thriller Daisy by Sean Devine. This explosive play explores the power of manipulation in advertising and the clear moment in television history that launched the age of negative attack ads, and forever changed how we elect our leaders.

ArtsWest Announces 2016-2017 Season: UNCHARTED
by Louisa Brady - May 14, 2016

ArtsWest announces their 2016-2017 season, UNCHARTED. See full details below!

ArtsWest Sets 2016-17 Season: SWEENEY TODD, MOTHERS AND SONS & More
by Tyler Peterson - May 13, 2016

ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright has announced his second season, running September 2016 through July 2017. Opening with acclaimed dramatist Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS, the six production season will include the magical story telling of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson; an Olivier Award winning new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's GHOSTS; a piercing glimpse into the teen-age world in Kirsten Greenidge's MILK LIKE SUGAR; Byrony Lavery's unflinching drama FROZEN; and the Stephen Sondheim musical thriller SWEENEY TODD.

Artistic Director John Langs Launches First Season at ACT Theatre with a Bang
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

It's May of 2016 and John Langs is entering his fifth month as the Artistic Director of Seattle's ACT Theatre, in its 51st season.

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.

Stage Left to Present VENUS IN FUR on Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

John Langs, the Artistic Director of ACT, is currently rehearsing Stage Left's two-person cast in Seattle, getting ready to open this Tony award-winning, provocative, smart and hilarious play, 'Venus in Fur' by David Ives, at the SJC Fairgrounds on April 7th. We're very excited as this represents another move forward for ISL and will showcase our two new Associate Artistic Directors for this season, Ty and Cassandra Boice. 

Stage Left to Present VENUS IN FUR on 4/7
by Louisa Brady - Mar 20, 2016

John Langs, the Artistic Director of ACT, is currently rehearsing Stage Left's two-person cast in Seattle, getting ready to open this Tony award-winning, provocative, smart and hilarious play, 'Venus in Fur' by David Ives, at the SJC Fairgrounds on April 7th. We're very excited as this represents another move forward for ISL and will showcase our two new Associate Artistic Directors for this season, Ty and Cassandra Boice. 

BWW Review: Killer Talent in 5th Ave/ACT's ASSASSINS
by Jay Irwin - Mar 11, 2016

Only the incredible Stephen Sondheim could make a musical about Presidential assassins and make it work. It's a dark subject that you think wouldn't be sung about. But Sondheim shows off his storytelling prowess by creating a sort of club or group therapy aspect to the group of killers as they attempt to tie all their works together with the act of their most famous member. And while the cast of the current joint production from the 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT certainly has the talent to pull off this demanding show, they don't always feel cohesive or in the same club but hopefully as they settle in that will come.

ASSASSINS, 2016 Young Playwrights Festival & More Coming Up at ACT
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 9, 2016

A Contemporary Theatre announces the spring shows that will occur during the debut season of Artistic Director John Langs. Highlights include the haunting and hilarious musical Assassins, the sixth co-production with The 5th Avenue Theatre, is now running through May 8. ACT celebrates eight talented writers in the 2016 Young Playwrights Festival Mar 10-12 and the world premiere of Worse Than Tigers opens Mar 24. April brings the heartbreaking, hilarious, sort-of-adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull with Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird.

5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Set Killer Cast for ASSASSINS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT- A Contemporary Theatre are kicking off the presidential election with a bang, presenting the landmark musical ASSASSINS with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Wiedman. The production will run February 27-May 8, 2016.

5th Avenue Theatre & ACT's ASSASSINS Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT- A Contemporary Theatre are kicking off the presidential election with a bang, presenting the landmark musical ASSASSINS with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Wiedman. The production begins today, February 27 and will run through May 8, 2016.

ACT Announces Staff Promotions, Names New Artistic Director
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 3, 2016

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre's Executive Director Carlo Scandiuzzi and Chair of the Board of Trustees Chuck Sitkin are pleased to announce that Becky Witmer has been promoted to Managing Director. Witmer previously served as ACT's General Manager and Director of Marketing and Communications. She will work with the staff and board to continue ACT's success in developing audiences, raising funds, and overseeing the daily operations of the theatre. Witmer signed a two-year contract in 2016 and now reports to the Board of Trustees.

STUPID F***ING BIRD and More Set for Artistic Director John Langs' Debut Season at ACT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre is proud to announce the Mainstage productions and two ACTLab productions for the dynamic debut season of incoming Artistic Director John Langs.

Cast Announced for STUPID F*CKING BIRD at ACT
by Sally Henry Fuller - Jan 27, 2016

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre presents Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner, where Chekhov's story of love, art, and a hapless bird gets a remarkable contemporary face lift.

Artistic Director John Langs Introduces ACT Theatre's Core Company
by Nora Dominick - Jan 19, 2016

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre and Artistic Director John Langs are thrilled to announce ACT's first Core Company. Each year, a group of actors will join ACT in a year-long creative endeavor, performing and contributing as artistic ambassadors to ACT's Mainstage season. Langs has assembled the talents of Keiko Green, Kirsten Potter, Lorenzo Roberts, Jasmine Jean Sim, G. Valmont Thomas, Connor Toms, and R. Hamilton Wright for 2016.

BWW 2015 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)
by Jay Irwin - Jan 4, 2016

Dear Readers, I hope you've all fared well over the holidays and had a good time with your families. It's been a tumultuous year with lots of great theater for us to take in. And so I'm pleased to share with you some of the best things I saw this past year and the ones that I felt worthy of getting my Critic's Choice Awards for 2015. So settle in and allow me to expound on all the amazing I saw over the year. The envelope please.

5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Set Killer Cast for ASSASSINS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT- A Contemporary Theatre are kicking off the presidential election with a bang, presenting the landmark musical ASSASSINS with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Wiedman. The production will run February 27-May 8, 2016.

ACT Announces Shows for December 2015-March 2016
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 8, 2015

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre announces the winter shows that will close out its 50th year and carry over into the debut season of Artistic Director John Langs. In December, ACT presents the 40th Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol and the merry Ham for the Holidays: Who's Afraid of Virginia Ham? by Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt. Also in December, ACT celebrates the achievements of all the playwrights in the 2015 Young Playwrights Program and presents As You Like It, directed by ACT's Kenan Directing Fellow Wiley Basho Gorn.

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