Seattle Newsroom

 

Extra! Extra! Disney's NEWSIES Hits the Village Theatre Stage This Holiday Season Extra! Extra! Disney's NEWSIES Hits the Village Theatre Stage This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk on October 20, 2017 in Seattle

Village Theatre is proud to present what's sure to be one of the most spectacular dance shows in its history, Disney's Newsies. This high-energy musical combines Broadway-caliber entertainment with the story and tunes from the beloved cult-classic movie. Based on the Newsboys Strike of 1899, the narrative follows Jack Kelly and his crew of ragtag newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they stand up for what's right. (more...)
Sandra Valls Brings Her Blend of Comedy to Theatre Off Jackson Sandra Valls Brings Her Blend of Comedy to Theatre Off Jackson
by BWW News Desk on October 20, 2017 in Seattle

We all need a laugh these days and Seattle Women's Pride has you covered! Celebrated comedienne Sandra Valls will return to Seattle for one night only on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Theatre Off Jackson. The event is produced by Seattle Women's Pride with sponsorship by Seattle Pride in association with The Seattle Lesbian. (more...)
STG Announces Pete Souza Now on Sale STG Announces Pete Souza Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk on October 20, 2017 in Seattle

STG presents & Elliott Bay Book Company welcomes Pete Souza's Seattle Launch. November 27, 2017 @ 7:00 PM, The Moore, all ages. Price: $54.50 (not including fees). Seating: Seattle First Baptist Church Ticket Holders on Main Floor* / General Admission Seating in Balconies. On sale now. (more...)
BWW Review: ACT's Searing THE CRUCIBLE Shines with all Substance and Very Little Flash BWW Review: ACT's Searing THE CRUCIBLE Shines with all Substance and Very Little Flash
by Jay Irwin on October 20, 2017 in Seattle

Arthur Miller's classic The Crucible remains a kind of mainstay of theater across the country from professional productions down to the myriad high school productions. But for it to ring true it must resonate with society's repeated history with mob mentality whether that be the literal Salem witch trials of the story or McCarthyism or even more recent moments in our history where truth is over shadowed by fear. And while ACT's current production of the classic nails those themes it also manages to make the production all about the stellar performances and the brilliant script than about any set or costumes or flashy presentation. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 10/20/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW on October 20, 2017 in Seattle

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Seattle (more...)
Second Show Added for St. Vincent at Seattle Theatre Group Second Show Added for St. Vincent at Seattle Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk on October 20, 2017 in Seattle

Musician and songwriter Annie Clark - aka St. Vincent - is one of the most distinctive artistic voices and arrestingly original guitarists of her generation. Her recent album, the self-titled St. Vincent , won her 'album of the year' designations from the NME, the Guardian, and Entertainment Weekly. (more...)
Starry New New Staging of RAGTIME Opens Tonight at The 5th Avenue Theatre Starry New New Staging of RAGTIME Opens Tonight at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk on October 20, 2017 in Seattle

The 5th Avenue Theatre is creating a rich and evocative new production of Ragtime, a tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century that is a timely story about the immigrants who helped make the United States the diverse and thriving nation it is today. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/20 - THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, KINKY BOOTS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and more! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/20 - THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, KINKY BOOTS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and more!
by BWW Special on October 20, 2017 in Seattle

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, KINKT BOOTS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and more! (more...)
Seattle Playwrights Salon to Host WRITE LIKE IT'S 1899! Next Month Seattle Playwrights Salon to Host WRITE LIKE IT'S 1899! Next Month
by BWW News Desk on October 19, 2017 in Seattle

In celebration of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), the Seattle Playwrights Salon invites writers of any stripe to gather on Friday, November 10, 2017 for Write Like It's 1899! at the Conservatory, for timed writing sprints. (more...)
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Presented by Lakewood Playhouse & The Lakewood Institute of Theatre ALICE IN WONDERLAND Presented by Lakewood Playhouse & The Lakewood Institute of Theatre
by BWW News Desk on October 18, 2017 in Seattle

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present its 5th ANNUAL Special JOINT PRESENTATON with its very own LAKEWOOD INSTITUTE of THEATRE ALICE IN WONDERLAND for 9 SHOWS ONLY! The famous story by Lewis Carroll is adapted for the stage for an amazing adventure for the entire family!! The Show will run from NOVEMBER 2nd through the NOVEMBER 12th and be performed on Thursdays,Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm - With a SPECIAL PERFORMANCE on Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00pm. (more...)
Seattle Theatre Group Presents 9th Annual GLOBAL PARTY Seattle Theatre Group Presents 9th Annual GLOBAL PARTY
by BWW News Desk on October 18, 2017 in Seattle

STG presents its 9th annual GLOBAL PARTY, a celebration of dance and music from cultures all over the world. This year's show features a diverse lineup of performers including Gansango (West African), Morning Star Korean Cultural Center(Korean Music & Dance), Northwest Tap Connection (House & Tap), Sayaw (Traditional Filipino), Simba Youth Marimba Ensemble (Marimba Music), Shorecrest HS Hip Hop(Hip Hop), and a special performance of Donald McKayle's 'Shaker Life' from the final segment of 'Songs of the Disinherited' 1972 (Modern). The performance, which will culminate with a finale choreographed by Kirsten Kinney, takes place at The Moore Theatre on November 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)
Teatro ZinZanni Seattle Announces Cast, On-Sale for Return to Marymoor Park Teatro ZinZanni Seattle Announces Cast, On-Sale for Return to Marymoor Park
by BWW News Desk on October 19, 2017 in Seattle

Teatro ZinZanni Seattle has announced a multi-talented, international cast of premier entertainers for its highly anticipated return limited engagement to the Northwest at King County's beloved Marymoor Park. (more...)
VIDEO: Get A First Look at 5th Avenue Theatre's RAGTIME VIDEO: Get A First Look at 5th Avenue Theatre's RAGTIME
by Stage Tube on October 18, 2017 in Seattle

The 5th Avenue Theatre is presenting an evocative new production of Ragtime, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
BWW Review: BenDeLaCreme and ACTLab's BEWARE THE TERROR OF GAYLORD MANOR a Spooky, Kooky Cabaret BWW Review: BenDeLaCreme and ACTLab's BEWARE THE TERROR OF GAYLORD MANOR a Spooky, Kooky Cabaret
by Amelia Reynolds on October 17, 2017 in Seattle

BenDeLaCreme is a drag queen with a knack for the holidays--she leads the fantastic annual Homo for the Holidays (coming this Christmas!) and memorably played a craggy old lady with a disembodied head for a daughter on some TV show with RuPaul (per the Playbill). This season, in collaboration with ACTLab, DeLa wrote and directed an orange-and-black variety show that errs on the treat side of the bargain. While not always spooky, Beware the Terror of Gaylord Manor is a Frankenstein's monster of camp, striptease, burlesque, comedy, multiple personalities, and other monsters. (more...)
Photo Flash: A Fabulous First Look at PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at BPA Photo Flash: A Fabulous First Look at PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at BPA
by BWW News Desk on October 17, 2017 in Seattle

Take a journey to the heart of FABULOUS! Based on the smash-hit movie, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT - THE MUSICAL recounts the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends - Tick, Bernadette, and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio, who take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and end up reaching their wildest dreams. (more...)
Mirror Stage Launches New Expand Upon Staged Reading Series with a Focus on Institutional Racism Mirror Stage Launches New Expand Upon Staged Reading Series with a Focus on Institutional Racism
by BWW News Desk on October 17, 2017 in Seattle

Sponsored in part by ArtsWA and the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Mirror Stage is thrilled to launch its new Expand Upon staged reading series responding to the community-selected theme 'Institutional Racism.' For this first round of Expand Upon, Mirror Stage commissioned Seattle playwrights Rachel Atkins and Seayoung Yim to each develop a short play using the same multi-generational, multi-racial cast. The plays will be presented in tandem, with a oderated discussion following every performance. (more...)
Kelleen Conway Blanchard & Keira McDonald Don't Hold Back with LAST STOP ON LILAC Kelleen Conway Blanchard & Keira McDonald Don't Hold Back with LAST STOP ON LILAC
by BWW News Desk on October 17, 2017 in Seattle

Kelleen Conway Blanchard, playwright, and Keira McDonald, director, bring the laughter and blood to the stage in Annex Theatre's final 30th season mainstage show, Last Stop on Lilac. (more...)
Get Cozy with Marcus Gorman's DEERS Get Cozy with Marcus Gorman's DEERS
by BWW News Desk on October 17, 2017 in Seattle

Marcus Gorman, playwright, and co-directors Tootsie Spangles and Quiqui Dominguez takes us to a warm and cozy animal bar deep in the Cascade Mountains, locally imported for Annex Theatre's final 30th season off-night show, Deers. (more...)
Chop Shop Enters Second Decade of Sharing Dance on the Eastside Chop Shop Enters Second Decade of Sharing Dance on the Eastside
by BWW News Desk on October 17, 2017 in Seattle

CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, a contemporary dance festival, returns in February 2018 with an outstanding line-up of eight dance companies and artists from the Pacific Northwest and farther afield. Now in its 11th year, the festival serves up its signature mix of performance, education, and dialogue, sharing the best of contemporary and modern dance with audiences both experienced and new to the art form. (more...)
Romanian Film Festival Comes to SIFF this November Romanian Film Festival Comes to SIFF this November
by BWW News Desk on October 16, 2017 in Seattle

The American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) is thrilled to announce the lineup for Seattle's 4th Annual Romanian Film Festival held at the SIFF Uptown Cinema. In collaboration with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), ARCS presents eight feature films as well as two pre-festival events. (more...)
Noche Flamenca Replaces Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba at Meany Center for the Performing Arts Noche Flamenca Replaces Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba at Meany Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk on October 16, 2017 in Seattle

Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington announced today that Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba has cancelled its November 16-18, 2017 performances at Meany Hall. The company was unable to secure travel visas due to the recent suspension of visa processing at the U.S. Embassy in Havana. The company has been replaced by Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, one of the world's top touring flamenco troupes. (more...)
Exclusive: First Look at RAGTIME at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre Exclusive: First Look at RAGTIME at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk on October 17, 2017 in Seattle

The 5th Avenue Theatre is presenting an evocative new production of Ragtime, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Shanna Waite Appointed New Head of UW Musical Theater Program Shanna Waite Appointed New Head of UW Musical Theater Program
by BWW News Desk on October 16, 2017 in Seattle

The University of Washington Musical Theater Program is announcing the appointment of Shanna Waite as its new program director. Waite will oversee the program through the end of its pilot phase in 2020. She takes over from former program head Wilson Mendieta, who departed in June to join the Dance faculty at Chapman University in Orange, California. (more...)
BWW Review: Chinese Gender and Economic Politics with Seattle Public's WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS BWW Review: Chinese Gender and Economic Politics with Seattle Public's WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS
by Jay Irwin on October 16, 2017 in Seattle

Life is hard for female children and for women in general in China. This is the basic message from Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's play The World of Extreme Happiness currently playing at Seattle Public Theater. The big problem with this is that we all know this and so beyond that, what story do they want to tell with this play and why are they telling it? For the life of me, I was never really certain. (more...)
VIDEO: Inside Seattle Rep's Modern Twist on the Classic PRIDE AND PREJUDICE VIDEO: Inside Seattle Rep's Modern Twist on the Classic PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Stage Tube on October 16, 2017 in Seattle

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...)