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November 14, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Theater news: Seattle Children’s Theatre, Rain City Projects

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: Manager leaves Seattle Children’s Theatre Seattle Children’s Theatre has announced that Mary Ann Ehlshlager is no longer with the company. Ms. Ehlshlager, a former staffer at the Delaware Theatre Company, was managing director of SCT for the past two and a half years. No reason was given for her departure. In a…

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November 14, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Cornish College turns 100 today

November is a big month in Seattle’s history: The Denny Party landed at Alki on Nov. 13, 1851; Seattle Repertory Theatre welcomed patrons for the first time to “King Lear” on Nov. 13, 1963; and on two November days, in 1949 and 2010, the temperature was  74 degrees, the highest for a November day in…

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November 13, 2014 at 11:50 AM

New leadership at Olympic Music Fest

Pianist Julio Elizalde, co-artistic director of the Olympic Music Festival in Quilcene, has been named the festival’s artistic director, the OMF announced. Former artistic director Alan Iglitzin, who founded the festival, will remain with OMF as executive director. “It is a profound honor to continue the vision that Alan Iglitzin has pursued for over three decades….

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October 27, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Book-It Rep hires new manager

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: The board of directors of Book-It Repertory Theatre has announced that Daniel Mayer has been hired as the new managing director of the Seattle drama company, effective Oct. 29. Mayer is the former executive director of Kirkland Performance Center, a post he held from 2008 to 2014, and has 15 years of…

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October 21, 2014 at 5:01 PM

The 2014 Gregory Awards: Sound Theatre wins big

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson reports: Sound Theatre was named local theater of the year on Monday night, at the annual Gregory Awards. Produced by Theatre Puget Sound, a networking and service organization for the region’s theater community, Monday’s Moore Theatre ceremony brought together performers, designers, technicians, managers and others involved in the bountiful local scene, for a raucous party, pep…

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October 16, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Something’s up with ‘Something Rotten’

From Misha Berson, theater critic: The theatrical news website playbill.com has reported that Tony Award-winning actor Christian Borle (“Peter and the Starcatcher,” “Smash”) played the character of Shakespeare in a private industry  workshop of the new musical “Something Rotten!” held recently in New York City. “Something Rotten!” is set in the sphere of Elizabethan drama and will have its world premiere…

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October 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Live theater (and Benedict Cumberbatch) from London, in Seattle

From theater critic Misha Berson: It’s not like sitting in an audience, breathing the same air as the actors and watching them close-up and personal. But the ongoing series of filmed live productions from London, screened at SIFF in Seattle and Landmark theaters, are the second-best thing.  And they give you access to some thrilling performances…

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October 6, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Will the new ‘Twin Peaks’ be filmed in Washington?

Update, 1:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6: TV writer Rob Owen’s full story on the “Twin Peaks” revival is now at this link. Original post, 9:35 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6: Fans of “Twin Peaks” may be baking a celebratory cherry pie this morning: A new version of the offbeat mystery series is in the making, with…

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October 2, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Seattle Art Museum acquires major artworks: The Wright Collection

 

Gerhard Richter Abstraktes Bild (Abstract Picture), 1993 Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum Oil on canvas 94 1/2 x 94 1/2 in. (240 x 240cm)

Gerhard Richter Abstraktes Bild (Abstract Picture), 1993
Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright
Collection, in honor of the 75th Anniversary
of the Seattle Art Museum
Oil on canvas
94 1/2 x 94 1/2 in. (240 x 240cm)

 

 

Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch reports:

For more than half a century, the art collection of Bagley and Virginia Wright has been one of the privately held – though frequently shared – treasures of the Pacific Northwest. Now the collection is going public with the gift of the Wright Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art to the Seattle Art Museum.

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September 26, 2014 at 10:52 PM

ArtsWest offers tickets to Balagan subscribers

From Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson: ArtsWest cultural center in West Seattle announced it will present as planned the musical “Dogfight,” despite the loss of  the show’s co-producer, Balagan Theatre.  The Balagan board of directors announced last week that the nonprofit Seattle company was being disbanded, due to crippling financial shortfalls.  “Dogfight,”  about the…

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