Showtunes Presents THE SPITFIRE GRILL In Concert at The Cornish PlayhouseShowtunes Presents THE SPITFIRE GRILL In Concert at The Cornish Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

Showtunes Theatre Company will continue its new partnership this season with The Cornish Playhouse as they feature a concert production of The Spitfire Grill, with music by James Valcq, lyrics by Fred Alley, and a book by both artists. The Spitfire Grill continues Showtunes' theme for its 19th season, "Underestimated - Stories about Redefining the Rules," and will feature some of Seattle's amazing actresses in this powerful, intimate story of healing and hope. Directed by Jessica Spencer and with music direction by RJ Tancioco, the show will have four performances only: Saturday, May 4 at 8pm, Sunday, May 5 at 2pm, Saturday, May 11 at 8pm, and Sunday, May 12 at 2pm. (more...)

Winners Announced For Seattle's 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee AwardsWinners Announced For Seattle's 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

The votes are in and the nominees have been announced! And now, the worthy recipients of the 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards are finally able to get the recognition they richly deserve. (more...)

Seattle Theater Writers Announce the Eighth Annual Nominations of the 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee AwardsSeattle Theater Writers Announce the Eighth Annual Nominations of the 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2019

Seattle's critics' circle announces 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 the myriad of professional theater productions that we reviewers attend in a year. (more...)

X-MAS: A MERRY MUTANT HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR Takes Seattle By StormX-MAS: A MERRY MUTANT HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR Takes Seattle By Storm
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Christian Duhamel, recipient of the 2018 Kleban Award for most promising musical librettist, debuts a new musical at The Pocket Theater December 7-10. (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...)

Showtunes Announces 2016-2017 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The 2016-2017 SHOWTUNES Theatre Company season defies expectations and dazzles audiences with three rarely produced concert musicals and two very special musical theatre events. With the introduction of a cabaret in February, Defying Expectations, and a musical theatre-themed Writer's Initiative in May, SHOWTUNES continues to diversify their offerings while demonstrating their unparalleled devotion to this all-American art form. The season begins with three performances October 22-23 at ACT's Allen Theatre. Shenandoah is directed by Matt Wolfe with music direction by RJ Tancioco. The expanded season also includes two concert musicals inside Benaroya Hall's Ilsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall: Leap of Faith on December 3-4 and The Unsinkable Molly Brown on March 11-12, 2017.   (more...)

The Fifth Annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Winners Are Announced - COME FROM AWAY, LIZARD BOY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Broadway-bound new musical, Come From Away, presented by Seattle Repertory Theatre, wins four Gypsys, tying with another new musical, Lizard Boy, also produced by Seattle Repertory Theatreand also with four Gypsys, a company that has been known for years as a powerhouse dramatic straight-play playhouse!  (more...)

Nominees for Seattle's 5th Annual 2015 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Seattle Theater Writers critics' circle is pleased to present the nomination slate of the fifth annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters in the prior calendar year. (more...)

2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Joshua Carter, currently working the national musical tour of Once, wins Performance in a Musical as a Lead Actor (Male) for his work in Little Shop of Horrors, along with his co-lead, Jessica Skerritt. Bill Berry wins as well as director of the co-production of ACT Theatre and The 5th Avenue Theater (housed at ACT). (more...)

Eric Ankrim, Josh Rhodes & More Nominated for 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Seattle Theater Writers critics' circle just announced the nomination slate of the fourth annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards,theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters in the prior calendar year. (more...)

THE WILD PARTY & More Win Big at 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Seattle Theater Writers critics' circle presents the winners' slate of the 2013 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters. (more...)

Nominees Announced for 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Seattle Theater Writers, a critics' circle of local theater writers and reviewers, today announces the 2013 slate of nominees of the third annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters. (more...)

Steven Tomkins to Direct LES MISERABLES at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Village Theatre's Artistic Director Steve Tomkins 'dreamed a dream' many years ago when he first saw actor Greg Stone perform in Les Miserables. After directing Stone in Jesus Christ Superstar in 1993 Tomkins wondered, "Could I put together my 'dream cast,' that included Stone, and present this monstrous legendary mega-hit musical Les Miserables at Village Theatre?" Scheduling conflicts, rights issues and budget constraints stood in his way, but much like the character Jean Valjean, Tomkins persisted. Over a decade later the stage production rights became available for a short window of time (that window closes when the Broadway revival of Les Miserables opens in March of 2014) and Tomkins got to work putting the many pieces together for a Village Theatre production. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Greg Stone in LES MISERABLES at the Village Theatre
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 21, 2013

ISSAQUAH, WA –Village Theatre's Artistic Director Steve Tomkins 'dreamed a dream' many years ago when he first saw actor Greg Stone perform in Les Misérables. After directing Stone in Jesus Christ Superstar in 1993 Tomkins wondered, “Could I put together my 'dream cast,' that included Stone, and present this monstrous legendary mega-hit musical Les Misérables at Village Theatre?” Scheduling conflicts, rights issues and budget constraints stood in his way, but much like the character Jean Valjean, Tomkins persisted. Over a decade later the stage production rights became available for a short window of time (that window closes when the Broadway revival of Les Misérables opens in March of 2014) and Tomkins got to work putting the many pieces together for a Village Theatre production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alice Ripley, Jinkx Monsoon & More Perform and Final Show Announced at Balagan Season Preview Party
by Jay Irwin - Jun 12, 2013

Balagan Theatre made three major announcements during a packed Season Preview Party at the Moore Theatre on Monday, June 10: 'Nirvanov' as the fifth show in the 2013-2014 mainstage season, a star-studded trio of leading ladies in Carrie: The Musical, and a newly created New Works Program, whose Summer Series debuts July 6. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE CONCRETE JUNGLE Celebrates International Cast Recording Release at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2013

The release of Bobby Cronin & Crystal Skillman's THE CONCRETE JUNGLE INTERNATIONAL STUDIO CAST RECORDING was celebrated with a NYC concert on Wednesday March 6th at The Cutting Room. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Kate Shindle, Gerard Canonico and More Set for Bobby Cronin's CONCRETE JUNGLE Album Release Concert, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

The release of Bobby Cronin & Crystal Skillman's THE CONCRETE JUNGLE INTERNATIONAL STUDIO CAST RECORDING to be celebrated with a NYC concert on Wednesday March 6th at The Cutting Room. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Balestra and DiLenge Tied - 12/18!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Renato Balestra and Louise DiLenge Tied for the Lead - 12/10!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 10, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 3, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

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