Hottest Articles on BWW Seattle from 4/10/2011 - 4/17/2011

Below are's most popular articles from 4/10/2011 - 4/17/2011. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on!

On the Seattle Message Boards: Intiman cancels its season | REVIEW: O LOVELY GLOWWORM OR SCENES OF GREAT BEAUTY from New Century Theatre Company | REVIEW: GOIN' STEADY: THE MUSICAL at Wing-It | REVIEW: THIS at the Seattle Rep | REVIEW: MY TIME WITH THE LADY at the Market Theater

1) Intiman Theatre Cancels Remainder of 2011 Season Due to Financial Struggles
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2011

Financial woes have taken their toll on the Tony-winning Intiman Theatre, which will cancel the rest of its season and lay off all of its employees, according to the Seattle Times. Intiman's board made the decision Saturday morning. (more...)

2) MARY POPPINS Comes To Seattle May 12, Steffanie Leigh To Star
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2011

Producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh are pleased to announce full casting for the Seattle engagement of MARY POPPINS. (more...)

3) BWW Reviews: O LOVELY GLOWWORM OR SCENES OF GREAT BEAUTY from New Century Theatre Company
by Jay Irwin - April 16, 2011

What do goats dream about? That is a question that has plagued mankind … well … not really at all. But New Century Theater Company is endeavoring to answer just such a question with their latest show, "O Lovely Glowworm or Scenes of Great Beauty" by Glen Berger. And this existential question is handled in as artfully and skillfully a way as to create a production of near perfection on every level. (more...)

4) Lee & Finley Lead Yorkey's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2011

It is with great excitement that Village Theatre announces the return of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey (Next To Normal) to the director's seat for the upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Set to open in Issaquah on May 12, 2011, this incredibly dynamic production features some bold choices by Yorkey including non-traditional casting and shared roles between two of the most legendary musical theatre characters-Jesus of Nazareth and Judas Iscariot. (more...)

5) STAGE TUBE: First Look at Berger's O LOVELY GLOWWORM at NCTC!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 11, 2011

The critically acclaimed New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) enters their third season by taking on the outrageously funny and profoundly moving story of a stuffed dead goat on a fantasticalquest for the meaning of existence. O Lovely Glowworm was written by former Seattleite Glen Berger (co-book writer Broadway's already infamous SPIDER-MAN, TURN OFF THE DARK). View promotional videos for the show below! (more...)

6) BWW Reviews: GOIN' STEADY THE MUSICAL from Wing-It Productions
by Jay Irwin - April 15, 2011

Most actors have had that typical nightmare; you're suddenly in the wings about to go on for a musical that you've never even heard of before. For most, it's a terrifying thought. But for the improv actors at Wing-It's production of their improvised 1950's Rock ‘n Roll musical, "Goin' Steady: The Musical" it's just another day at the office. And these folks make it look amazingly easy and with hysterical results. (more...)

7) BWW Reviews: THIS at the Seattle Rep
by Jay Irwin - April 14, 2011

In Melissa James Gibson's play "This", currently having its west coast premiere at the Seattle Rep, the central conceit is that this is an inside look at four witty average urban thirty-somethings, a group that seems to be the go-to for new playwrights. But the problem is that these people are average only in that they end up as stereotypes to the way we see this "type" and possibly how we would like to see ourselves. And those stereotypes, while funny and engaging, sometimes come across as forced. (more...)

8) ACT Celebrates Neil Simon, Pinter, Secret Crimes, Grindhouse Films & More
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2011

A Contemporary Theatre brings to stage a host of performances for the month of May! Vanities: A New Musical concludes it successful run, as ACT's next Mainstage production starts, Neil Simon's comic portrait of urban angst, The Prisoner of Second Avenue. (more...)

9) BWW Reviews: MY TIME WITH THE LADY at the Market Theater
by Jay Irwin - April 10, 2011

If you've lived in Seattle for any substantial length of time then you probably know of one of Seattle's lost landmarks, "The Lusty Lady". Whether you just reveled in their hysterical reader board signs as you drove along 1st Avenue or were actually a visitor to Seattle's favorite peep show you knew of the old girl's allure. But how many people are actually privy to the inner workings of this pleasure palace? Well, having worked there in various jobs for 5 years, Ron Richardson is and he's come to the Market Theater to share his insights with you with his show, "My Time with the Lady". Yes, there's dirty stories and slightly off beat customers but there's also a look at the other wonderful people who brought the place to life and, believe it or not, a deeply heartfelt look at the peep show that helped make Seattle what it is today. (more...)

10) Annex Theatre Presents WOMEN IN PERIL, 4/29-5/20
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2011

Annex Theatre serves up a saucey satire of the Lifetime Television genre in a new late night show WOMEN IN PERIL written by Joel Steinpreis & Craig Trolli and directed by Jason Sharp. (more...)

11) Photo Flash: Arouet's FRANKIE AND JOHNNY
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2011

Arouet presents Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally. Directed by Roy Arauz. Johnny is certain he has found his soul mate in Frankie. Frankie is far more cautious and disinclined to jump to conclusions. A witty love story about what it takes to overcome our fears and take a chance on love. Winner of the Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award. (more...)

12) GOD OF CARNAGE Receives Regional Debut as Part of Seattle Reps Upcoming Season
by Lauren Wolman - April 10, 2011

The Tony Award Winning GOD OF CARNAGE by Yasmina Reza will kick off the Seattle Repertory Theatre's 2010-2011 season which they recently announced. (more...)

13) Annex Theatre Presents THE GREAT HAPPINESS MACHINE, 5/2-18
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2011

Annex Theatre collaborates with Puppet This and presents THE GREAT HAPPINESS MACHINE, May 2nd through May 18th, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8pm. Tickets are $10 on Brown Paper Tickets - Tickets in Advance or at the door. TPS/Military/Seniors/Student tickets are $5. (more...)

14) Seattle Center Hosts Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration 5/1
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2011

Seattle Center Festal: Asian-Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month Celebration offers exploration and insights into the culture of Asian and Pacific Islanders residing in the region. (more...)

15) Taproot Theatre Announces Additional THE BEAMS ARE CREAKING Performances
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2011

Playing to sold-out houses, Taproot Theatre has added a performance of The Beams are Creaking on Tuesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. By Douglas Anderson and directed by Scott Nolte, The Beams are Creaking is a riveting true story full of political intrigue, conspiracy, romance and thrills. (more...)

16) Seattle's Half Brothers Return to the Stage, 5/13-14
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2011

After a two year absence from the Seattle stage, the Half Brothers return for a night at Theatre Off Jackson, and they're bringing their friends from "Awesome" and Jose Bold along with them. (more...)

17) Taproot Theatre Presents West Coast Premiere oF BrownIE POINTS, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2011

"Brownie Points began with the question, ‘what is more powerful: the shared experience of motherhood or the divisiveness of race?'" says playwright Janece Shaffer of her new dramedy, making its West Coast premiere at Taproot Theatre this spring. Directed by Karen Lund, Brownie Points opens on May 20 and runs through June 18, with previews on May 18 and 19. (more...)

18) Twelfth Night Plays Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Thru April 23
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2011

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, under the leadership of Executive Director Stacie Burgua, is proud to present William Shakespeare's gender-bending, romantic comedy "Twelfth Night" at WICA, 565 Camano Avenue, Langley, WA April 08 - 23, 2011. (more...)

19) Taproot Theatre Adds Performances To The Beams are Creaking
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2011

With its added performance on April 19 virtually sold out along with the rest of the run, Taproot Theatre is extending The Beams are Creaking. (more...)

20) Double (XX) Fest Held at Stone Soup
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2011

Come celebrate the XX chromosome with a resounding bang! Plays & readings written & directed exclusively by women from Seattle & beyond. (more...)

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