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2019 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Winners Announced Photo 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020

Seattle Theater Writers Seattle's theater reviewers circle announces the Winners 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 across the area.

Nominees Announced for The 2020 GYPSY ROSE LEE AWARDS Photo Nominees Announced for The 2020 GYPSY ROSE LEE AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020

Seattle's critics' circle announces nominees for the 2020 Gypsy Rose Lee awards celebrating excellence in Seattle theatrical productions.

Casting Announced For Village Theatre's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Photo Casting Announced For Village Theatre's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019

With The 19th Annual Festival of New Musicals taking place this upcoming weekend, Village Theatre is excited to announce the casting for XY, an uplifting musical about identity and coming to terms with your past; Cold Turkey, a wild and funny satire; Modern, an inspiring tale about a group of Amish teenagers; Eastbound, an poignant story about Chinese brothers in search of a home they've never known; and Cowboy Bob, an adventurous rock musical about a bank-robbing woman. The Festival will take place in Issaquah August 9-11, 2019 and provides an essential platform for writers to develop new works. Past Festival shows include Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning shows such as Next to Normal and Million Dollar Quartet, as well as Broadway and Off-Broadway hits: It Shoulda Been You, Desperate Measures, Lizzie, and many more.

BWW Review: THE SPITFIRE GRILL from Showtunes Is Brimming with Heart Photo BWW Review: THE SPITFIRE GRILL from Showtunes Is Brimming with Heart
by Jay Irwin - May 5, 2019

Dear Readers, you may have never heard of the 1996 indie film "The Spitfire Grill". If so then it stands to reason you've never heard of the musical of the same name. Well, Showtunes Theatre Company is here to rectify one of those gaps in your knowledge as they've resurrected the not often done musical and are giving it their usual amazing concert treatment. And with this lovely story and the incredible talent they bring together, the result is a stirring show filled with heart, laughter, and tears and a wonderful little musical that begs to be seen.

BWW Review: JOHN at Arts West Photo BWW Review: JOHN at Arts West
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - Mar 21, 2019

JOHN at ArtsWest is an enigma wrapped in a conundrum, nestled in a puzzle. The show is peppered with interesting bits of information, side stories, tangents, and seemingly pertinent details. However most of these bits only serve to fully realize the characters rather than apply to the plot. You can easily find yourself chasing meanings in references that are never explained or even mentioned again. The amount of detail and richness of backstory is amazing. The amount of unanswered questions is frustrating. JOHN is a show rich with characters and short on plot.

ArtsWest To Stage JOHN, Starring Marianne Owen And Suzy Hunt Photo ArtsWest To Stage JOHN, Starring Marianne Owen And Suzy Hunt
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

In its Seattle premiere, Annie Baker's supernatural drama JOHN will play at ArtsWest starting March 14 and run Thursday through Sunday until April 7. Legendary performers Marianne Owen and Suzy Hunt will join ArtsWest newcombers Mi Kang and Sean Lally under the direction of Erin Murray.  

BWW Review: ARMS & THE MAN at Seattle Shakespeare Photo BWW Review: ARMS & THE MAN at Seattle Shakespeare
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - Oct 31, 2018

Seattle Shakespeare's ARMS & THE MAN visits the past and finds the present. With wit, humor, and richness of production, the show presents a classic tale of a chance encounter that changes everything. From the pithy dialogue to the talented cast, Seattle Shakespeare has chosen well for its second show of the season.

Shaw's Sharp Look At Love And War -- ARMS AND THE MAN Begins Next Month Photo Shaw's Sharp Look At Love And War -- ARMS AND THE MAN Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

George Bernard Shaw's recipe for fun mixes smarts with silliness and adds just a dash of morality. Arms and the Man takes center stage at Seattle Shakespeare Company helmed by David Armstrong, former artistic director of the 5th Avenue Theatre. Arms and the Man previews October 23-25, opens October 26 and runs through November 18 at the Center Theatre at the Seattle Center.

Family Classic ON GOLDEN POND Comes To The Washington Pavilion Photo Family Classic ON GOLDEN POND Comes To The Washington Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

The Washington Pavilion is proud to present Montana Repertory Theater's ON GOLDEN POND coming on Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m.

BWW 2017 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks) Photo 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.

BWW Review: ArtsWest's MOTHERS AND SONS Lives Up to Its Potential
by Jay Irwin - Jan 23, 2017

I was fortunate enough to see Tyne Daly in Terrence McNally's "Mothers and Sons" when it was on Broadway. So when I heard that ArtsWest was putting up a production of the show from one of my favorite playwrights, starring Suzy Hunt and Evan Whitfield, already some of my favorite actors in town, and Jason Sanford, who's quickly becoming another one of my favorites, and directed by Makaela Pollock, who's quickly becoming one of my favorite directors in town, I was hopeful to say the least. But even with all that promise in one show it can all still go horribly wrong especially after you've seen it done by an icon. Well, fortunately for me, and for you Dear Readers who need to get out to see this one, every single ounce of hopeful promise and potential I had in my heart before seeing this production was lived up to and then some in a show that succeeds on so many levels brilliantly.

ArtsWest Announces MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

ArtsWest is pleased to announce MOTHERS AND SONS, the Tony Award-nominated play about a mother's reckoning with the life and legacy of her late son, opening at the ArtWest Playhouse and Gallery on January 19. Performances will runToday through Sunday until February 11.

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.

ArtsWest Announces MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

ArtsWest is pleased to announce MOTHERS AND SONS, the Tony Award-nominated play about a mother's reckoning with the life and legacy of her late son, opening at the ArtWest Playhouse and Gallery on January 19. Performances will runThursday through Sunday until February 11.

Carrie Preston, Frankie Alvarez, Suzy Hunt and More Join Tonight's EMPOWER HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

THREE DAY HANGOVER - the acclaimed interactive theater company - has announced their lineup of talent for their new EmPOWER HOUR! tonight, July 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

BWW Review: Family, Religion and Baseball in Book-It's THE BROTHERS K, PART ONE
by Jay Irwin - May 9, 2016

I would say that I loved every second of Book-It Repertory Theatre's current adaptation of David James Duncan's 'The Brothers K, Part One: Strike Zones' if it weren't for all the damned onions someone was cutting in the theater. What? There were no onions? So then I was just repeatedly tearing up over the story? Oh, well then, I guess I can say it. Yup, with its beautiful adaptation and stunningly honest performances, I loved every second of Book-It Repertory Theatre's current adaptation of David James Duncan's 'The Brothers K, Part One: Strike Zones'.

BWW Reviews: Giddy Comedy Gold in Seattle Shakes' TARTUFFE
by Jay Irwin - Mar 23, 2015

Moliere's "Tartuffe" is already a classic drink from the comedy well from which many have drawn. But what director Makaela Pollock and the folks at Seattle Shakespeare Company have done with their current production is to take that comedy and reinvigorated it with a kind of screwball comedy style making the already funny downright giddy hilarity.

Seattle Shakespeare Company Presents TARTUFFE, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

False gurus get their comeuppance in Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of Moliere's Tartuffe directed by Makeala Pollock. Translated by Richard Wilbur, Tartuffe runs at the Center Theatre tonight, March 17-April 12, 2015.

Seattle Shakespeare Company to Present TARTUFFE, 3/17-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

False gurus get their comeuppance in Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of Moliere's Tartuffe directed by Makeala Pollock. Translated by Richard Wilbur, Tartuffe runs at the Center Theatre March 17-April 12, 2015.

BWW Reviews: Take a Road Trip to Sweet Hilarity in Book-It's THE DOG OF THE SOUTH
by Jay Irwin - Feb 16, 2015

Buckle your seat belts as Book-It Repertory Theatre is about to take you to funnytown with the world premiere of their adaptation of Charles Portis's "The Dog of the South". And with its stellar cast and charm and sweetness for days, this is one road trip you don't want to miss.

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