BWW Review: Problematic MERCHANT OF VENICE from Seattle ShakesBWW Review: Problematic MERCHANT OF VENICE from Seattle Shakes
by Jay Irwin - Mar 24, 2018

Seattle Shakespeare Company has never been one to shy away from a challenge and with their current production of "The Merchant of Venice" they certainly seem to have a challenge on their hands. As I see it they have one challenge they can, and hopefully will overcome as the production continues, the pace of the show, and one challenge inherit to the piece that they can never defeat but only embrace, the overt antisemitism. (more...)

VIDEO: Inside Seattle Rep's Modern Twist on the Classic PRIDE AND PREJUDICEVIDEO: Inside Seattle Rep's Modern Twist on the Classic PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2017

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Seattle Rep was adapted by Kate Hamill from the novel by Jane Austen. She imbues hilarious new life into this classic love story with a decidedly progressive take on the trials and travails of Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, and, of course the delightful Bennet clan! Go inside this exciting new production with the trailer below! (more...)

Review Roundup: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Seattle Repertory TheatreReview Roundup: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Seattle Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE runs through October 29 at Seattle Repertory Theatre, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

BWW Review: The Infectious Bliss of Seattle Rep's PRIDE AND PREJUDICEBWW Review: The Infectious Bliss of Seattle Rep's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Jay Irwin - Oct 5, 2017

There's a general rule of thumb in any theatrical production that if the cast is enjoying what they are doing then that will translate into audience connection and enjoyment. Of course, good source material like Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice doesn't hurt the issue nor does a wonderfully quirky adaptation by Kate Hamill. But it's those two elements combined with the fact that the kick-ass ensemble cast, currently performing the piece at Seattle Repertory Theatre, appears to be big kids having two and a half hours of play-time on stage every night and having the times of their lives that makes this a winner. And that energy is certainly infectious creating uproarious laughter from the audience (and even sometimes from their fellow cast members as well). (more...)

VIDEO: Watch The Cast of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE At Seattle REP In Hilarious New Video!VIDEO: Watch The Cast of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE At Seattle REP In Hilarious New Video!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Watch the cast of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Seattle REP tell us how they really feel about that 'do-good' Mr. Darcy! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Seattle RepPhoto Flash: First Look at PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

On the heels of its groundbreaking Public Works Seattle production of The Odyssey, Seattle Repertory Theatre's Pride and Prejudice will run on the Bagley Wright Theatre stage through October 29, 2017 and tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 or online at SeattleRep.org. (more...)

Cast Complete for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Stage Adaptation at Seattle RepCast Complete for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Stage Adaptation at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its highly anticipated West Coast premiere of Kate Hamill's (Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility) playful stage adaptation of arguably the most popular of Jane Austen's novels, Pride and Prejudice. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens 9/29West Coast Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

On the heels of its groundbreaking Public Works Seattle production of The Odyssey, Seattle Repertory Theatre prepares for the opening of its west coast premiere production of Pride and Prejudice, a playful adaptation of the Jane Austen classic by inventive playwright, Kate Hamill (Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility). Pride and Prejudice will run on the Bagley Wright Theatre stage September 29 through October 29, 2017 (opening night October 4) and tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 or online at SeattleRep.org. (more...)

Cast Complete for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Stage Adaptation at Seattle RepCast Complete for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Stage Adaptation at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its highly anticipated West Coast premiere of Kate Hamill's (Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility) playful stage adaptation of arguably the most popular of Jane Austen's novels, Pride and Prejudice. (more...)

BWW Review: Somewhat Flat and Unengaging MOTHER COURAGE from Seattle Shakes
by Jay Irwin - Nov 5, 2015

The works and style of Bertolt Brecht, such as "Mother Courage and Her Children" currently being offered from Seattle Shakespeare Company, is not for everyone nor is it always easy for the audience. With his distanced and jarring style and bleak narratives, Brecht is not what you would call a fun night at the theater. But even if it's not your thing you should still be able to come away with decent performances. And while there were some outstanding performances in the Seattle Shakes production, on the whole it left me flat. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Seattle Shakes' OTHELLO Thrives on Multiple Levels
by Jay Irwin - May 4, 2015

When going to see a show you hope for at least one aspect of the show be something good that you can hold onto. The acting, directing, sets, lights, something to make the night worthwhile. Lucky for all of us the current production of Shakespeare's tragic tale of betrayal and lies "Othello", currently playing from Seattle Shakespeare Company, is firing on so many levels that you're just not sure where to focus your attentions. But then, this should be no big surprise as it's from director John Langs whose name attached to a piece is usually the harbinger of "this one's gonna be good!" (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards - Harry Turpin Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards - Lots of Close Calls!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Book-It's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Will Jump Start Your Romance
by Jay Irwin - Dec 1, 2014

Romantics the world over have loved the works of Jane Austen for centuries with her tales of loves lost and then found. And one of her best beloved is now on stage from Book-It Repertory Theatre with "Pride and Prejudice". And not only is it a wonderful adaptation filled with superb performances but, guys, take your dates to this one and you're bound to get lucky. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Update 11/25 - 5th Avenue Theatre Leads 'Theatre of the Year'
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (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...)


by Jay Irwin - Oct 3, 2013

(Sputter, gasp wheeze) There, I can breathe again. So you know when you go to a show and there's that one actor on stage who is so good, so funny, that the show and the other actors just kind of revolve around them like some theatrical sun warming all in its orbit? OK, now imagine an entire stage filled with that actor and you'll have the Seattle Rep's current production of "The Servant of Two Masters" which kicks off their 51st season not with a bang but with a hearty belly laugh that lasts for two and a half hours. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Clever and Funny Dialog in Book-It's FINANCIAL LIVES OF THE POETS
by Jay Irwin - Jun 13, 2013

Displaying an all too familiar circumstance Book-It Repertory Theatre is currently presenting their production of Jess Walter's book, 'The Financial Lives of the Poets', in which our hero must survive the pressures of our crumbling economy any way he can. And while the base story may not be the freshest, what it does have going for it is crisp, engaging and very funny dialog infused in a very clever story structure with a relatable protagonist at its core which amounts for a thoroughly enjoyable show. (more...)

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