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One of the largest and most renowned regional theatres in the country, Seattle Repertory Theatre produces a mix of classics, recent Broadway hits and cutting-edge new works in two theatre spaces. Since our founding in 1963, actors like Lawrence Fishburne, Lily Tomlin, Samuel L. Jackson, Meryl ... (read complete bio)
 

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One of the largest and most renowned regional theatres in the country, Seattle Repertory Theatre produces a mix of classics, recent Broadway hits and cutting-edge new works in two theatre spaces. Since our founding in 1963, actors like Lawrence Fishburne, Lily Tomlin, Samuel L. Jackson, Meryl ... (read complete bio)
BWW Interview: Greg Watanabe â€" A NO-NO BOY FOR US ALL Photo BWW Interview: Greg Watanabe â€" A NO-NO BOY FOR US ALL
by Gil Kaan - May 3, 2021

In sync with Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, L.A. Theatre Works will be releasing two audio theater recordings about the horrific Japanese American experience during World War II - Jeanne Sakata’s FOR US ALL and Ken Narasaki’s NO-NO BOY. FOR US ALL’s available for purchase now, with NO-NO BOY on May 15, 2021. Anna Lyse Erikson directs both show’s large ensemble casts, with Greg Watanabe voicing the lead characters in both.

Virtual Experiences Abound At Seattle Center This May Photo Virtual Experiences Abound At Seattle Center This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2021

Spring is busting out all over the virtual world at Seattle Center. Here are some online options for the month of May among public programs and organizations that reside on the grounds.

MRT Presents New England Premiere Of A WOMAN OF THE WORLD Photo MRT Presents New England Premiere Of A WOMAN OF THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2021

Merrimack Repertory Theatre will present the New England premiere of A Woman of the World by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman from May 15-30.

LA NEW PLAY PROJECT Announces New Grant Opportunities For Playwrights & Los Angeles A Photo LA NEW PLAY PROJECT Announces New Grant Opportunities For Playwrights & Los Angeles Area Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2021

LA NEW PLAY PROJECT has announced new support for original work to be presented on the Los Angeles stage. LANPP has initiated a two-tiered grant program offering opportunities for $20,000 grants to playwrights, and an additional grant up to $20,000 to producing entities helping support productions. 

New Casting Announced for GHOSTS at Seattle Rep Photo New Casting Announced for GHOSTS at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2021

Seattle Rep today announced new casting for its third Plays In Process installment, set to feature a fresh and relevant new translation of the Ibsen masterpiece Ghosts. The Plays in Process program offers audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the development of new works on the horizon for Seattle Rep.

THE SOPRANOS and JERSEY BOYS Star Joseph Siravo Dies at 64 Photo THE SOPRANOS and JERSEY BOYS Star Joseph Siravo Dies at 64
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2021

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Joseph Siravo has died at 64 after a long battle with cancer.

Erika Dickerson-Despenza Awarded 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for CULLUD WATTAH Photo Erika Dickerson-Despenza Awarded 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for CULLUD WATTAH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2021

The 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.S. playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza for her play about the Flint, Michigan water crisis, cullud wattah. Awarded annually since 1977, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is the largest and oldest international prize honoring Women+ playwrights.

Seattle Center Offers Virtual Exploration, Education And Entertainment During April Photo Seattle Center Offers Virtual Exploration, Education And Entertainment During April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2021

Seattle Center Festál—Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 9-11. The festival seeks to deepen understanding and highlight the cultural contributions and achievements of Japan and Japanese Americans. It includes online performances and martial arts, exhibits and demonstrations, documentaries and more. Seattlecenter.com/festal.  

Tony-Nominated Actor William 'Biff' McGuire Dies at 94 Photo Tony-Nominated Actor William 'Biff' McGuire Dies at 94
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2021

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony-nominated actor William McGuire, known by his nickname 'Biff' has died at age 94.

Kenneth L. Roberson and Joseph Joubert Join the Creative Team of SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! Photo Kenneth L. Roberson and Joseph Joubert Join the Creative Team of SHOUT SISTER SHOUT!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2021

SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! Has announced its creative team. Playwright Cheryl L. West (FANNIE: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer; Jar the Floor), will be joined by Kenneth L. Roberson (Avenue Q; All Shook Up), who will direct & Joseph Joubert (Respect; The Color Purple) as arranger & orchestrator for the musical about the Godmother of Rock ’n’ Roll.

Theatreworks Silicon Valley to Stream New Works Festival Online Photo Theatreworks Silicon Valley to Stream New Works Festival Online
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will stream an advance look at tomorrow's hits in New Works Festival Online.

Seattle Center Arts, Entertainment And Education Offered Virtually Throughout March Photo Seattle Center Arts, Entertainment And Education Offered Virtually Throughout March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2021

Seattle Center public program partners and resident organizations offer a wide range of free and affordable virtual activities in March. The online and on-air programming includes traditional music and dance, ballet, opera, audio plays, a broad range of films, educational classes, demonstrations, discussion forums and more. Seattle Center Arts at Home lists information on these and additional online options at http://www.seattlecenter.com/events/virtual-events/arts-at-home. 

Taylor Schilling Joins Cast of Seattle Rep's Upcoming PLAYS IN PROCESS Photo Taylor Schilling Joins Cast of Seattle Rep's Upcoming PLAYS IN PROCESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2021

Seattle Rep’s virtual Plays in Process series is underway, offering audiences guided and rare exposure to the raw, behind-the-scenes collaborative process of creating a play. Throughout the multi-part program, Seattle Rep is showcasing new plays in development that are on the horizon for the organization.

Florida Studio Theatre Welcomes J Paul Nicholas as New Associate Artist Photo Florida Studio Theatre Welcomes J Paul Nicholas as New Associate Artist
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2021

Florida Studio Theatre has announced that J Paul Nicholas will join its Artistic Team beginning March 1, 2021. As an Associate Artist, Nicholas will bring his talent to FST’s stages as an actor and director, will help advance FST’s robust New Play Development program, and will lead classes at the FST School. 

HERE LIES LOVE Cast Reunites in Fundraiser To Support Seattle Rep Photo HERE LIES LOVE Cast Reunites in Fundraiser To Support Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2021

 Do you miss live theater? Did you miss Seattle Rep’s 2017 megahit show Here Lies Love, a revolutionary rock musical from music icon David Byrne?

Roundabout Theatre Company Announces Sivan Battat as 2021-2022 Directing Fellow Photo Roundabout Theatre Company Announces Sivan Battat as 2021-2022 Directing Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced current Roundabout Directors Group member Sivan Battat as the 2021-2022 Directing Fellow. The Roundabout Directing Fellowship was launched in 2017 to create a long-term, meaningful relationship between Roundabout and a young director.

Gulfshore Playhouse Presents MAYTAG VIRGIN Photo Gulfshore Playhouse Presents MAYTAG VIRGIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2021

Gulfshore Playhouse will bring audiences to the Deep South this spring with its production of “Maytag Virgin.” Gulfshore Playhouse’s second equity-approved production this spring, a preview of the show will take place March 18 and 19, followed by regular performances March 20 through April 3.

40th Annual Kesselring Prize for Playwriting to be Presented to Mona Mansour by The N Photo 40th Annual Kesselring Prize for Playwriting to be Presented to Mona Mansour by The National Arts Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2021

The 2020 Kesselring Prize for playwriting—a $25,000 award given annually to an outstanding playwright deserving of national recognition—is to be presented to Mona Mansour by The National Arts Club during a virtual ceremony on Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 PM.

Dorset Theatre Festival Announces Commissioning & Fellowship Program and Welcomes Res Photo Dorset Theatre Festival Announces Commissioning & Fellowship Program and Welcomes Resident Artist Jade King Carroll
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2021

Dorset Theatre Festival has announced the launch of its new Commissioning and Fellowship Program, welcoming returning director Jade King Carroll as Resident Artist, who will design and oversee this program in collaboration with Artistic Director Dina Janis. Carroll will also work with Janis in producing the Festival’s new StageFree Audio Plays.

Seattle Center Offers Virtual Programming To Ward Off The Winter Blues Photo Seattle Center Offers Virtual Programming To Ward Off The Winter Blues
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2021

Seattle Center resident organizations and public programs offer virtual exploration, enrichment and entertainment throughout this month. Ward off the winter blues at these free and affordable on air and online activities. Seattle Center Arts at Home offers additional options. Learn more at http://www.seattlecenter.com/events/virtual-events/arts-at-home.  

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