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Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017 North American Tour Benefit Galas AnnouncedIsrael Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017 North American Tour Benefit Galas Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

The full schedule of special Benefit Galas for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017 North American Tour was officially announced today by the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with the tour's kickoff concert, at Carnegie Hall in New York on Oct. 25, featuring the first gala. (more...)

BWW Review: MAP Theatre's GREENSWARD Exposes the Cutthroat World of GrassBWW Review: MAP Theatre's GREENSWARD Exposes the Cutthroat World of Grass
by Jay Irwin - Jul 8, 2017

I always hated mowing the lawn as a kid but it was one of the chores with which I was saddled. So, if someone told me they invented a grass that only needed mowing once a year I'd be all over that. But some might not appreciate this new revelation and do anything to stop it. This utterly absurd premise is the crux of new play written by Seattle favorite R. Hamilton Wright and being offered by MAP Theatre. And while the premise may be absurd what's not absurd is the clever writing and fantastic performances in a show that'll have you reeling with laughter. (more...)

BWW Review: An Underdone Gem Shines with Seattle Shake's MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSIONBWW Review: An Underdone Gem Shines with Seattle Shake's MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION
by Jay Irwin - Mar 24, 2016

When people think of George Bernard Shaw plays they inevitably go to "Pygmalion" or "Arms and the Man" or something like that. But there's one of his out there that does not see enough of the light of day, "Mrs. Warren's Profession". Maybe it's due to the subject matter or maybe not enough people know about it. Who knows? But it's long been one of my personal favorites so when I saw that Seattle Shakespeare Company was putting it up; you can imagine how excited I was. But of course the cynic in me quickly turned that excitement to trepidation with the thoughts of "Oh please don't screw up one of the few times this show will be done around here." Well lucky for me and for all you Dear Readers, who should rush out and catch this before it's gone, the Seattle Shakespeare Company does absolute honor to this fantastic work with some tight direction from Victor Pappas and performances to rival any production out there (yes, including the one I saw in New York a few years back). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION at Seattle Shakespeare CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION at Seattle Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Confronting the truth locks two unconventional women in a battle of wits and wills when Seattle Shakespeare Company presents MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION by GeorgeBernard Shaw. Directed by Victor Pappas, MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION will play at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center now through April 10, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Shaw's Comedy MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION to Play Seattle ShakespeareShaw's Comedy MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION to Play Seattle Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Confronting the truth locks two unconventional women in a battle of wits and wills when Seattle Shakespeare Company presents MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION by George Bernard Shaw. Directed by Victor Pappas, MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION will play at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center March 15 through April 10, 2016. (more...)

Shaw's Comedy MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION to Play Seattle ShakespeareShaw's Comedy MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION to Play Seattle Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Confronting the truth locks two unconventional women in a battle of wits and wills when Seattle Shakespeare Company presents MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION by George Bernard Shaw. Directed by Victor Pappas, MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION will play at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center March 15 through April 10, 2016. (more...)

Endangered Species Project to Present Brendan Behan's THE HOSTAGE This JulyEndangered Species Project to Present Brendan Behan's THE HOSTAGE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The July Project: Brendan Behan's The Hostage! (more...)

Santa Cruz Shakespeare's Inaugural Summer Season Begins July 1Santa Cruz Shakespeare's Inaugural Summer Season Begins July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The newly formed Santa Cruz Shakespeare is proud to present its inaugural summer repertory season starting with previews on July 1 and playing through August 10, in the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Tickets are available online at www.santacruztickets.com. (more...)

Santa Cruz Shakespeare's Inaugural Summer Season Begins July 1Santa Cruz Shakespeare's Inaugural Summer Season Begins July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The newly formed Santa Cruz Shakespeare is proud to present its inaugural summer repertory season starting with previews on July 1 and playing through August 10, in the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Tickets are available online at www.santacruztickets.com. (more...)

The One-Minute Play Festival Coming to SeattleThe One-Minute Play Festival Coming to Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The New York based company, The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director) and the Central Heating Lab at ACT- A Contemporary Theatre create a dynamic partnership to bring The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) to Seattle for the first time. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Well Performed Frustration in ACT's BETHANYBWW Reviews: Well Performed Frustration in ACT's BETHANY
by Jay Irwin - Apr 18, 2014

There's a plot device that has annoyed me since I was a kid. Sitcoms use it a lot. It's where the main character keeps lying and/or making obviously poor decisions which keeps digging them deeper and deeper into a hole until you just want to scream at them, "Just tell the truth and do the right thing already!" In sitcoms it all gets resolved in a fun way in 22 minutes and everyone learns a valuable lesson. But when this plot device is combined with the nation's current economic woes as is the case with Laura Marks' play "Bethany", currently playing at ACT, that frustration with the characters never seems to end leading to a bleak evening which left me asking, "why?" Is this a journey we need to take or is it simply frustration for frustration's sake and shining a spotlight on the plight of some to make others without the plight feel better about their lives? (more...)

BETHANY to Premiere at ACTBETHANY to Premiere at ACT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

From squatting in a foreclosed home, to lying to the government, to taking desperate measures to make one last sale at work, Bethany takes on the economic crisis from the eyes of a middle class mom fighting to get her life back on track. This Helen Merrill Award-winning play tells the story of a young woman whose daughter has been taken away by State services when she loses her home. If she can just make one more sale before the car dealership closes for good, she might be able to salvage a life that's rapidly spiraling out of control. (more...)

Tickets to ACT's 2014 Mainstage Season On Sale 2/12Tickets to ACT's 2014 Mainstage Season On Sale 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

A Contemporary Theatre single tickets go on sale to the public for all 2014 Mainstage shows February 12, 2014. ACT is offering 50% off of adult price tickets for previews of Bethany one-week only February 12-18. (more...)

ESP Stages WHEN WE ARE MARRIED by J. B. Priestley TodayESP Stages WHEN WE ARE MARRIED by J. B. Priestley Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

J. B. Priestley's 1938 farcical comedy, set in 1908, is about three couples who married on the same day in the same church, who learn on their twenty-fifth anniversaries that they aren't legally married at all, sending them into a tizzy of spousal re-evaluation. The play is full of funny lines, and is a first-rate screwball comedy - but this hilarious Yorkshire farce has more going on in it than this premise would indicate, because, after all, this is a play by J. B. Priestley! (more...)

ESP to Stage WHEN WE ARE MARRIED by J. B. Priestley, 12/9ESP to Stage WHEN WE ARE MARRIED by J. B. Priestley, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

J. B. Priestley's 1938 farcical comedy, set in 1908, is about three couples who married on the same day in the same church, who learn on their twenty-fifth anniversaries that they aren't legally married at all, sending them into a tizzy of spousal re-evaluation. The play is full of funny lines, and is a first-rate screwball comedy - but this hilarious Yorkshire farce has more going on in it than this premise would indicate, because, after all, this is a play by J. B. Priestley! (more...)

ESP to Present DANDY DICK Reading, 9/9ESP to Present DANDY DICK Reading, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2013

ESP comes around the curve and into summer's final stretch with Pinero's 1887 horse-racing farce, Dandy Dick! With two impetuous daughters both on the brink of matrimony,the Very Reverend Augustin Jedd is in need of a bit of dowry enhancement... So, even though he's a staunch disapprover of the racing game, when his sometime-do-well sisterGeorgiana Tidd, the 'daisy of the turf,' shows up with a supposedly sure thing -the horse of the play's title - the Very Reverend gets very interested, and he and his whole household go delightfully and British-ly bonkers! (more...)

DAS BARBECU Extends For Two Performances at West of Lenin, 8/19 & 22DAS BARBECU Extends For Two Performances at West of Lenin, 8/19 & 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2013

DAS BARBECÜ IN CONCERT has extended for 2 shows on August 19th and 22nd. (more...)

DAS BARBECU Extends For Two Performances at West of Lenin, 8/19 & 22DAS BARBECU Extends For Two Performances at West of Lenin, 8/19 & 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

DAS BARBECÜ IN CONCERT has extended for 2 shows on August 19th and 22nd. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DAS BARBECU Concert Rocky But Still GoldenBWW Reviews: DAS BARBECU Concert Rocky But Still Golden
by Jay Irwin - Aug 13, 2013

Wagner's 'Ring' is back in town at Seattle Opera. Some say for the last time (at least as it is now) as Speight Jenkins is stepping down from the organization. So it's only fitting that the abridged twangy retelling the cycle, 'Das Barbecu' make it's way back again. But unlike the productions in the past (like the most recent at ACT) this one is a bit trimmed down into a concert version (music in hand). But not to worry as the three night only run is still filled with hilarity and heart as the performers shine like some magic gold. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

DAS BARBECÜ IN CONCERT is set for tonight, August 12, and contining on the 13th and 14th this week. Doors open at 7:00, show starts at 7:30pm at West of Lenin, 203 N. 36th Street, Seattle, WA 98122. Tickets: $20 - available in advance online HERE. Unclaimed tickets sold to waitlist 5 minutes before curtain. (more...)

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