Global Roundup 3/22 - THE COLOR PURPLE Casting Controversy, Paper Mill's 2019/2020 Season, and More!Global Roundup 3/22 - THE COLOR PURPLE Casting Controversy, Paper Mill's 2019/2020 Season, and More!
by BWW Special - Mar 22, 2019

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature The Color Purple Casting Controversy, Paper Mill's 2019/2020 Season, and More! (more...)

BWW Review:  You'll Go 'Crazy' and 'Fall to Pieces' over ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE at TaprootBWW Review: You'll Go 'Crazy' and 'Fall to Pieces' over ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE at Taproot
by Jay Irwin - Mar 16, 2019

Dear Readers, as I'm sure you're aware, we are blessed with an abundance of riches here in Seattle with the local talent who grace our stages, if you know where to look. Well, currently the treasure map leads right over to Taproot Theatre and X marks the spot on the Isaac Studio Theatre where they are producing "Always… Patsy Cline" starring two gems, Cayman Ilika and Kate Jaeger who will rock you, crack you up, and maybe even bring a tear to your eye with their absolute brilliance. (more...)

Cayman Ilika And Kate Jaeger Star In ALWAYS...PATSY CLINECayman Ilika And Kate Jaeger Star In ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Cayman Ilika (5th Avenue Theatre's Kiss Me, Kate; Annie) and Kate Jaeger (Taproot Theatre's Persuasion, Village Theatre's Beta Series ZM) star as Patsy Cline and Louise Seger, respectively, in Always... Patsy Cline. This musical tribute features over 25 songs, including hits like 'Walkin' After Midnight,' 'I Fall to Pieces' and 'Crazy.' Taproot Theatre's Associate Artistic Director, Karen Lund (Taproot Theatre's Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley), directs this big-hearted tale of love and loss. (more...)

Everett KIDSTAGE Announces Student-Written New Work Celebrating Diverse PerspectivesEverett KIDSTAGE Announces Student-Written New Work Celebrating Diverse Perspectives
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Village Theatre's KIDSTAGE Originals program is excited to announce a workshop production of a brand-new musical written by five students last spring. The show, titled This Is What They Tell Me, represents the first public presentation of a new musical written by KIDSTAGE students in the Everett community - an exciting new step for an already comprehensive theatre arts education program. (more...)

Village Theatre KIDSTAGE Offers Two Pay-What-You-Can Opportunities For Summer ShowsVillage Theatre KIDSTAGE Offers Two Pay-What-You-Can Opportunities For Summer Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Village Theatre KIDSTAGE is happy to announce two pay-what-you-can performances for the SummerStock productions of Shrek the Musical and Les Miserables School Edition. Created with the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to share in the magic of live theatre with their family, pay-what-you-can performances allow anyone to attend the show regardless of their ability to pay. (more...)

Writers of URINETOWN to Workshop New Zombie Musical ZM at Village TheatreWriters of URINETOWN to Workshop New Zombie Musical ZM at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Village Theatre is excited to present ZM, a new Broadway-style musical comedy with music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book & lyrics by Greg Kotis - the creators of the Tony Award-winning show, Urinetown. ZM will run at Village Theatre's First Stage Theatre in Issaquah from June 1-10, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: SCT's NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED and Gets Rockin'BWW Review: SCT's NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED and Gets Rockin'
by Jay Irwin - Mar 31, 2018

Don't let the fact that the title has the word "naked" in it or that the same word is repeated several times in the opening number fool you. This is, indeed, a children's show. Yes, you are still at Seattle Children's Theatre and it's safe to bring the kids in as we're only talking about cute little naked mole rats. Rockin' mole rats to be more precise who will sing their way right into your hearts with Seattle Children's Theatre's world premiere "Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience". (more...)

SCT Debuts Mo Willem's World Premiere NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED: The Rock ExperienceSCT Debuts Mo Willem's World Premiere NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED: The Rock Experience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Seattle Children's Theatre is proud to present the world premiere musical Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience, with script and lyrics by the popular children's author Mo Willems, and music by Deborah Wicks La Puma. (more...)

The Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Announce 2017 WinnersThe Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Announce 2017 Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

The winners of the 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards are announced by the Seattle critics circle, Seattle Theater Writers! (more...)

Announcing The Nominees For The 2017 GYPSY ROSE LEE AWARDS By The Seattle Theater WritersAnnouncing The Nominees For The 2017 GYPSY ROSE LEE AWARDS By The Seattle Theater Writers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Seattle's critics announce the Nominees of Excellence in Seattle theatrical productions. Spanning dozens of theater companies and productions, from large and prominent to small and humble, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor the excellence found in as much professional theater as we reviewers can attend in a year. Named in honor of the famed theater entrepreneur and Seattle native, Gypsy Rose Lee, and in a nod to the vast numbers or theater practitioners forced to travel the country to earn their living, the Gypsys seek to acknowledge the excellence of the Seattle theater community. (more...)

BWW 2017 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)BWW 2017 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)
by Jay Irwin - Jan 4, 2018

Dear Readers, it's been quite a year and, hopefully, we've come through it unscathed. God knows we've needed some shows to help us escape and others to make us think. But through it all we've had several shows that have proven to shine as some of the best of the year. Out of all the shows I was fortunate enough to see this year, I've selected a few that stood out. Here are those stand outs, a few honorable mentions and a few special mentions about which I just couldn't help myself but to mention in their own special way. (more...)

BWW Review: A Few Qualms but HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE from Book-It is a DelightBWW Review: A Few Qualms but HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE from Book-It is a Delight
by Jay Irwin - Dec 3, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre already routinely manages the difficult task of presenting literature in the Book-It style and making it flow and engage in a theatrical way, but apparently they felt this challenge wasn't enough for them as now they've attempted to add in music to that mix with their new adaptation of Howl's Moving Castle , currently playing at the Center Theatre. And while the result is still quite delightful, the insertion of music and lyrics into an already dense story in the Book-It style may have made the story a bit over complicated at times. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Book-It Rep's Stage Adaptation of HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE in SeattlePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Book-It Rep's Stage Adaptation of HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre brings magic, adventure, and inspiration this holiday season with Howl's Moving Castle, a new musical based on an original book by Diana Wynne Jones. Founding Co-Artistic Director Myra Platt has adapted and will direct the musical stage adaptation of the award-winning fantasy novel that features music and lyrics by local performer Justin Huertas. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

Book-It Repertory Theatre's Musical Adaptation of HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE Begins TonightBook-It Repertory Theatre's Musical Adaptation of HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre brings magic, adventure, and inspiration this holiday season with Howl's Moving Castle, a new musical based on an original book by Diana Wynne Jones. (more...)

Seattle's Book-It Repertory Theatre Staging Musical Adaptation of HOWL'S MOVING CASTLESeattle's Book-It Repertory Theatre Staging Musical Adaptation of HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre brings magic, adventure, and inspiration this holiday season with Howl's Moving Castle, a new musical based on an original book by Diana Wynne Jones. (more...)

Cast and Creative Announced for The Festival of New Musicals at Village TheatreCast and Creative Announced for The Festival of New Musicals at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

With one week left until The 17th Annual Festival of New Musicals, Village Theatre is excited to announce the casting for Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat, an electronic pop musical about one of the world's greatest inventors; Hart Island, a look at social justice and the people society has forgotten; Afterwords, a tale of art and love; Howl's Moving Castle, based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones; and ZM, a hilarious romp through a zombie-filled future by the Tony Award-winning authors of Urinetown. Taking place in Issaquah on August 11-13, 2017, The Festival of New Musicals provides an essential platform for writers to incorporate a key component of live theatre - the audience. Each new musical will be rehearsed during the week, then present to the audience in staged reading format, performed in full using scripts. (more...)

Magic and Adventure Abound in New Musical at Book-ItMagic and Adventure Abound in New Musical at Book-It
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre will bring magic, adventure, and inspiration this holiday season with Howl's Moving Castle, a new musical based on an original book by Diana Wynne Jones. Founding Co-Artistic Director Myra Platt will adapt and direct the musical stage adaptation of the award-winning fantasy novel and local actor Justin Huertas will write music and lyrics. (more...)

BWW Review: Taproot's Sweet PERSUASION Brims with Potential
by Jay Irwin - Jul 15, 2017

There are certain things that spring to mind when thinking of a Jane Austen story. Blistering on again, off again romances. Sweeping emotions. And of course, Colin Firth emerging from a lake. Well the new musical adaptation of Jane Austen's "Persuasion", currently playing at Taproot Theatre, may not have Colin Firth but the romances and emotions are there in spades. (more...)

BWW Review: GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! Slays with Historical Fiction
by Jay Irwin - May 13, 2017

Attention all you Broadway producers out there … or even you wanna-be producers … or just people who love to laugh, you'll want to head on down to the Jewelbox Theater at the Rendezvous to catch two comedy savants educate us with some historical fiction with "Gutenberg! The Musical!" But maybe don't expect to learn anything, just expect to laugh. (more...)

GUTENBERG THE MUSICAL Comes to The Jewelbox Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The hilarious musical spoof Gutenberg! The Musical! is coming to Seattle. Local theatre favorites Kate Jaeger and Matt Giles star as two aspiring playwrights performing a staged reading of their new passion project for potential producers: a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. Gutenberg! The Musical! will run May 12-22, 2017 at The Jewelbox Theater at The Rendezvous (2322 2nd Ave). Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2930545.) (more...)

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