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BWW Review: LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN at Taproot Theatre is a Tightly Woven Tapestry of a Show BWW Review: LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN at Taproot Theatre is a Tightly Woven Tapestry of a Show
by Kelly Rogers Flynt on May 20, 2018 in Seattle

Lady Windermere's Fan at Taproot Theatre is a tapestry of tightly woven threads in which all are needed to tell the story. This show, an Oscar Wilde classic, is often produced in such a way that the humor overshadows the heart. Co-directors, Karen Lund and Marianne Savell, have instead chosen to explore the genuine fears and dilemmas that women of society faced in the late nineteenth century. With little power and few choices, these women struggled to uphold the ideals imposed by their society. Lady Windermere reminds us how easily a single decision can forever change the trajectory of a life. When authenticity is the cornerstone of a show, especially one with as strong a script as this, there is no need for a circus of distractions. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 5/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 5/20/2018
by BWW on May 20, 2018 in Seattle

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/20/2018 for Seattle (more...)
BWW Review: FIVE LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE at Fantastic.Z is a Scrumptious Slice of Crazy BWW Review: FIVE LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE at Fantastic.Z is a Scrumptious Slice of Crazy
by Kelly Flynt on May 20, 2018 in Seattle

The women of Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche attack the play with smiles, sugarcoated sarcasm, and thinly veiled sensuality. There is a not a rotten egg in the bunch. The ensemble frolics its way through the silliness straight into the absurd. Laughs abounds, loves smolder, and you'll never look at quiche quite the same way again. (more...)
The University of Washington School of Drama Announces 2018 - 2019 Season The University of Washington School of Drama Announces 2018 - 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in Seattle

The University of Washington School of Drama, under the leadership of outgoing Executive Director Todd London, incoming Executive Director Lynn M. Thomas and incoming Associate Director Geoff Korf, is pleased to announce our 2018 -2019 season. (more...)
West of Lenin and The Panel Jumper Present: THE PANEL JUMPER LIVE Chapter VI West of Lenin and The Panel Jumper Present: THE PANEL JUMPER LIVE Chapter VI
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in Seattle

Join us for our sixth chapter of The Panel Jumper **LIVE** and celebrate the magic of sequential storytelling-comic books! Produced in collaboration with West of Lenin, this one-night gala of excruciatingly gifted Seattle-based talent will leave you grateful for all nerd culture has to offer. (more...)
Tom Weinberger's FAMILIAR FOREIGN BODY to Have World Premiere At Velocity Tom Weinberger's FAMILIAR FOREIGN BODY to Have World Premiere At Velocity
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2018 in Seattle

???????Velocity and Studio Kate Wallich are excited to announce former Batsheva dancer and internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and teacher Tom Weinberger's first evening-length show in Seattle at Velocity May 31 - June 3. Weinberger re-located to Seattle from Israel in Fall 2017, and began creating Familiar Foreign Body while a creative resident of Velocity and a member of Studio Kate Wallich. For this world premiere he is joined by outstanding Seattle dance artists (and frequent Kate Wallich/YC and Velocity collaborators) Lavinia Vago and David Harvey; alongside Bay Area dance artist Courtney Mazeika (recently seen in Chop Shop). Weinberger is known for his complex musicality and striking physicality. He works with subtle nuances celebrating "the dancers' body as an instrument played to its fullest expressive potential". His dances are coherent worlds where dynamics, textures and structures are ever changing. (more...)
Rose Royce And Midnight Star Headline Festival Sundiata Rose Royce And Midnight Star Headline Festival Sundiata
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2018 in Seattle

Transform your cultural awareness at Seattle Center Festal: Festival Sundiata presents Black Arts Fest, Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m., June 16-17, at Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion Rooftop and Mural Amphitheatre. The Festival provides a stage to share African American heritage and inspiration with the broader community through live music, dance, visual arts, ethnic items for sale, workshops, demonstrations and hands-on learning for kids and adults. (more...)
Seattle Art Fair Announces 2018 Exhibitor List Seattle Art Fair Announces 2018 Exhibitor List
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2018 in Seattle

???????The Seattle Art Fair, presented by AIG, is proud to announce the exhibitor list for its fourth edition. This year's Seattle Art Fair will take place August 2 - 5 2018 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. (more...)
Tacoma Little Theatre Presents BUILDING THE WALL Tacoma Little Theatre Presents BUILDING THE WALL
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2018 in Seattle

Tacoma Little Theatre presents Richard Schenkkan's politically charged, Building the Wall, directed by Randy Clark. This production will take place on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 7:30pm. (more...)
5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE Comes to The Ballard Underground 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE Comes to The Ballard Underground
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in Seattle

No Men. No Meat. All Manners. It's 1956 and women of The Susan B Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their Annual Quiche Breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when communists threaten their idyllic town? (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More!
by BWW Special on May 18, 2018 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 A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! (more...)
University of Washington School of Drama Announces New Leadership University of Washington School of Drama Announces New Leadership
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2018 in Seattle

The University of Washington School of Drama announced last month that Executive Director Todd London, who has served in that role since 2014, will step down in August. (more...)
Tacoma Little Theatre Closes Its 99th Season With MACBETH Tacoma Little Theatre Closes Its 99th Season With MACBETH
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2018 in Seattle

Tacoma Little Theatre closes its 99th Season with William Shakespeare's classic, Macbeth, adapted and directed by pug Bujeaud. (more...)
Tacoma Little Theatre Presents-A CONDO TO KILL FOR, A Murder Mystery Dinner Tacoma Little Theatre Presents-A CONDO TO KILL FOR, A Murder Mystery Dinner
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2018 in Seattle

??????? Tacoma Little Theatre continues its partnership with The Social Bar and Grill to present a murder mystery dinner experience, A Condo To Kill For, directed by Karen Christensen.  (more...)
ArtsWest Announces 2018/19 Season BEYOND IDEAS ArtsWest Announces 2018/19 Season BEYOND IDEAS
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2018 in Seattle

Artistic Director Mathew Wright today announced BEYOND IDEAS, ArtsWest's 2018-19 Season, with six productions - featuring plays by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights, a soaring new version of a beloved classic, and a world premiere musical - all centered on the human need for connection in a time of increasing division and misunderstanding.   (more...)
Copious Love Productions Presents JOURNEY WEST! The Legend of Lewis & Clark Copious Love Productions Presents JOURNEY WEST! The Legend of Lewis & Clark
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2018 in Seattle

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson enlisted Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's Corps of Discovery to explore the uncharted West and find an all-water route across North America to unite sea with shining sea. (more...)
Mirror Stage's EXPAND UPON Returns In October 2018 Mirror Stage's EXPAND UPON Returns In October 2018
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2018 in Seattle

Sponsored in part by ArtsWa and the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Mirror Stage is thrilled to continue its Expand Upon staged reading series which creates opportunities for local artists to respond to important issues while engaging the community in meaningful dialogue. For this second round of Expand Upon, the community selected the theme "Incarceration/Prison Industrial Complex," and Mirror Stage commissioned The Assailant by Alma Davenport, and The Swimming Pool by Stacy D. Flood. (more...)
Seattle Children's Theatre Announces New Managing Director Seattle Children's Theatre Announces New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk on May 14, 2018 in Seattle

???????Today Seattle Children's Theatre (SCT) announced the appointment of Kevin Malgesini as Managing Director, replacing former Managing Director Karen Sharp, who recently resigned after 19 years with the theatre. (more...)
Writers of URINETOWN to Workshop New Zombie Musical ZM at Village Theatre Writers of URINETOWN to Workshop New Zombie Musical ZM at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 14, 2018 in Seattle

Village Theatre is excited to present ZM, a new Broadway-style musical comedy with music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book & lyrics by Greg Kotis - the creators of the Tony Award-winning show, Urinetown. ZM will run at Village Theatre's First Stage Theatre in Issaquah from June 1-10, 2018. (more...)
BWW Review: WELCOME TO ARROYO'S at Theater Schmeater BWW Review: WELCOME TO ARROYO'S at Theater Schmeater
by Kelly Flynt on May 13, 2018 in Seattle

Welcome to Arroyo's is the story of two siblings in the aftermath of the death of their mother. Alejandro and Molly (Amalya) have different ways of honoring her memory that pervades every inch of their space - the business she ran below, and their apartment above. Alejandro decides to convert his mother's deli into a bar and lounge. Molly throws her grief out into the world in the form of graffiti. When neither of them is particularly successful, a stranger enters their lives and shakes things up. (more...)
BWW Review: SPT's HAND TO GOD is a Devilish Good Time BWW Review: SPT's HAND TO GOD is a Devilish Good Time
by Jay Irwin on May 12, 2018 in Seattle

Dear Readers, a few years back on one of my trips to the Mothership, I managed to catch Robert Askins' hilarious play "Hand to God" on Broadway and as soon as I finished wetting myself from laughter I thought, "Someone in Seattle needs to do this so my Dear Readers can wet themselves as well." Well last night I watched the entire house at Seattle Public Theater collectively wetting themselves over this hysterical show and so my wish has come true. My wish for all of you. (more...)
BWW Review: Village's HAIRSPRAY is a Triple Threat of a Show BWW Review: Village's HAIRSPRAY is a Triple Threat of a Show
by Jay Irwin on May 11, 2018 in Seattle

Once again, Dear Readers, we've ventured into the realm of one of my favorites. We recently had my all-time number one in town, but I'd have to say Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's "Hairspray", is certainly in the top five with its infectious and rousing score and incredible book from Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. I've seen countless productions including the original cast and even had the honor of being in the show. And now Village Theatre has thrown their wig in the ring with their own production and I have to say in some ways it surpasses all those others. With its Beat, Power, and Humor it's a true show triple threat. (more...)
The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces Selection Committee for Inaugural Cycle ofFIRST DRAFT: RAISE YOUR VOICE The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces Selection Committee for Inaugural Cycle ofFIRST DRAFT: RAISE YOUR VOICE
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2018 in Seattle

The selection committee for the inaugural session of The 5th Avenue Theatre's new musical initiative, First Draft: Raise Your Voice, has been announced. This cycle is currently soliciting submissions nation-wide from womxn, gender non-conforming and non-binary folx with a submission deadline of June 15. Comprised of a team of outstanding womxn, the selection committee includes performers, producers, directors, playwrights and thought leaders in the Seattle theater landscape: Desdamona Chiang, Lauren DuPree, Keiko Green, Allison Narver, and Sarah Porkalob, lead by The 5th's Kelsey Thorgalsen and Bill Berry. (more...)
Largest Filipino Cultural Festival Comes to Seattle Center, 6/2-3 Largest Filipino Cultural Festival Comes to Seattle Center, 6/2-3
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2018 in Seattle

???????Transform your cultural awareness at Seattle Center Festal: Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3 at Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Center grounds. Philippine Consulate General and Philippine Tourism Director keynotes the festival's opening ceremony to kick-off the variety of activities and demonstrations rooted in the theme of "Salinlahi", also known as "generation." (more...)
Shoreline College Presents Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY Shoreline College Presents Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2018 in Seattle

Phone rings, door chimes, in comes Company. Shoreline Community College Musical Theater program is proud to present Stephen Sondheim's Company! From musical theatre's most renowned composer, the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book, Company is regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre. (more...)