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Sound Theatre Company to Close 2017 Season with Victorian Poem-Inspired GOBLIN MARKETSound Theatre Company to Close 2017 Season with Victorian Poem-Inspired GOBLIN MARKET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Sound Theatre Company presents GOBLIN MARKET a musical based on the poem by Victorian era poet Christina Rossetti, by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon. (more...)

Village Theatre Announces The 17th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALSVillage Theatre Announces The 17th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Village Theatre is excited to announce the lineup for The 17th Annual Festival of New Musicals, which will take place in Issaquah on August 11-13, 2017 and continues the theatre's dedication to the development of new work. This year, the Festival's five readings will include 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 animated feature by Hayao Miyazaki; and ZM, a hilarious romp through a zombie-filled future by the Tony Award-winning authors of Urinetown. (more...)

Ciara Renee and Other Baldwin Wallace Alumni Set for This Week's BROADWAY SESSIONSCiara Renee and Other Baldwin Wallace Alumni Set for This Week's BROADWAY SESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

This Thursday night, April 13th, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes alum and '17 graduating class from Baldwin Wallace University. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tim Minchin, Amber Riley & More Olivier Awards 2017 WinnersPhoto Flash: Tim Minchin, Amber Riley & More Olivier Awards 2017 Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Groundhog Day scooped Best Musical at last night's Olivier Awards, with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Audra McDonald presenting the award to composer Tim Minchin at the ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall. The show is currently playing Broadway's August Wilson Theatre.  Find a full list of Oliviers winners here, and read our behind the scenes report. (more...)

BWW Review: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL at Beck Center For The Arts/Baldwin Wallace University's Musical Theatre ProgramBWW Review: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL at Beck Center For The Arts/Baldwin Wallace University's Musical Theatre Program
by Roy Berko - Feb 20, 2017

Mention Lin-Manuel Miranda and the musical sensation Hamilton comes to mind. If not, then, In the Heights, which had a run at Beck Center last year, is noted. Few know Miranda also wrote both the music and lyrics, along with Tom Kitt and Amanda Green for Bring It On: The Musical, with book by Jeff Whitty, which is loosely based on the 2000 film of the same name. The script centers on the competitive world of cheerleading, with side stories about bullying, teen angst and determining what's important in the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at High-Flying BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL at Beck CenterPhoto Flash: First Look at High-Flying BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL at Beck Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL, with Libretto by Jeff Whitty, Music by Tom Kitt & Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Lyrics by Amanda Green & Lin-Manuel Miranda, opens tonight, February 10, at Beck Center for a run through February 26, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Winners Announced!2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The 'large theater' productions of ACT Theatre's The Royale and The 5th Avenue Theatre's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying take top honors and the 'small theater' productions of ArtsWest's Death of a Salesman and Washington Ensemble Theatre's The Things Are Against Us take top honors - for most category wins!? (more...)

Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 5th Avenue's 'HOW TO SUCCEED', VIOLET at ArtsWest and More Among 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Award NomineesSeattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 5th Avenue's 'HOW TO SUCCEED', VIOLET at ArtsWest and More Among 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Spanning 28 theater companies and 59 productions, from the largest and most prominent to small, humble and innovative, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor as much professional theater as we reviewers can cram into our year. (more...)

Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 5th Avenue's 'HOW TO SUCCEED', VIOLET at ArtsWest and More Among 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Award NomineesSeattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 5th Avenue's 'HOW TO SUCCEED', VIOLET at ArtsWest and More Among 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Spanning 28 theater companies and 59 productions, from the largest and most prominent to small, humble and innovative, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor as much professional theater as we reviewers can cram into our year. (more...)


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BETROFFENHEIT Becomes Second Sold-Out Show of 2017 Adelaide FestivalBETROFFENHEIT Becomes Second Sold-Out Show of 2017 Adelaide Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Contemporary dance lovers have shown their support of the 2017 Adelaide Festival program, with Canadian dance production Betroffenheit selling out its season six weeks before the Festival's opening weekend. (more...)

BWW 2016 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)BWW 2016 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)
by Jay Irwin - Dec 31, 2016

It's been a crazy year, Dear Readers. Lots of ups, lots of downs, and LOTS of emotions. And I'm not just talking about on stage. But let's not dwell on the bad things that may have happened in the world and focus on some of the amazing things Seattle theater companies gave us this past year, and let me tell you there were quite a few. So many in fact that in some categories I simply had to call out more than the usual Honorable Mentions as some performances just needed to be noted. You'll see what I mean especially when you get to the female categories as the ladies were certainly bringing it this year. But let's get started shall we? Out of the myriad shows I saw this year in Seattle, here are the shows and performances that truly stood out to me. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Member Louis Hobson to Star in Showtunes Theatre Company's LEAP OF FAITHOriginal Broadway Cast Member Louis Hobson to Star in Showtunes Theatre Company's LEAP OF FAITH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Showtunes Theatre Company has announced their highly anticipaeted holiday concert musical LEAP OF FAITH. The talented cast of local musical theatre professionals will 'rise up' gospel-style for two performances at Benaroya Hall on December 3 at 8pm and December 4 at 2pm. Louis Hobson, who performed in the original Broadway cast, will star as Jonas. Matt Giles directs with Nathan Young working as the music director. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Member Louis Hobson to Star in Showtunes Theatre Company's LEAP OF FAITHOriginal Broadway Cast Member Louis Hobson to Star in Showtunes Theatre Company's LEAP OF FAITH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Showtunes Theatre Company has announced their highly anticipaeted holiday concert musical LEAP OF FAITH. The talented cast of local musical theatre professionals will 'rise up' gospel-style for two performances at Benaroya Hall on December 3 at 8pm and December 4 at 2pm. Louis Hobson, who performed in the original Broadway cast, will star as Jonas. Matt Giles directs with Nathan Young working as the music director. (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOYCast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOYCast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

Nederlands Dans Theater 1 Slated for FALL FOR DANCE Festival 2016Nederlands Dans Theater 1 Slated for FALL FOR DANCE Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Nederlands Dans Theater 1, one of the world's most prolific and creative contemporary dance companies, will perform in Program 5 of the 2016 Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center today, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 at 8 pm. (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOYCast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

Nederlands Dans Theater 1 Slated for FALL FOR DANCE Festival 2016Nederlands Dans Theater 1 Slated for FALL FOR DANCE Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Nederlands Dans Theater 1, one of the world's most prolific and creative contemporary dance companies, will perform in Program 5 of the 2016 Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Ballet's CARMINA BURANA and LAYLA & THE MAJNUNBWW Review: Nashville Ballet's CARMINA BURANA and LAYLA & THE MAJNUN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 22, 2016

Nashville Ballet brings its 30th anniversary season to a close with two works choreographed by artistic director and CEO Paul Vasterlling:  a dazzlingly intricate and grand revival of Carmina Burana, set to the timeless music of Carl Orff, and the world premiere of Layla & The Majnun, which features the music of composer Richard Danielpour, which recreates one of the world's oldest love stories from Persian culture. (more...)

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