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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…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Book-It Repertory Theatre, Daniel Mayer

October 24, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Weekend preview: Beer, pizza, movies, more

Usually, we try to tie our weekend-preview lists together with a theme, but this week, we admit, we’re all over the place. You like beer and pizza? Check. You got kids? Check. You like the outdoors … movies … haunted houses? Check, check and check. The next few days are shaping up to be a blast,…


Comments | More in List, Weekend preview | Topics: Birdman, Dear White People, Halloween 2014

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…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Gregory Awards, Sound Theatre, Theatre Puget Sound

October 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Fall TV poll: ‘Blacklist,’ ‘Gotham’ are the winners

Looking over the results of our recent TV poll about new and returning shows, it was apparent that crime scored big. Poll voters simply love their crime shows — and James Spader, apparently. (“The Blacklist” beat out “The Walking Dead” by one single vote.) A lot of viewers discovered Spader and his FBI fugitive…


Comments | More in Television | Topics: fall, Gotham, James Spader

October 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Scarecrow Video throws re-opening party

From listings coordinator and TV Picks guy Doug Knoop: Scarecrow Video is celebrating its grand re-opening as a nonprofit rental store and archive with a celebration from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 (which also happens to be the 4th Annual International Video Store Day – who knew?). The event will include 50% off all…


Comments | More in Weekend preview | Topics: Scarecrow Video, U District, video rental

October 16, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Something’s up with ‘Something Rotten’

From Misha Berson, theater critic: The theatrical news website 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…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: 5th Avenue Theatre, Casey Nicholaw, Christian Borle

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…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Benedict Cumberbatch, film, Landmark

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