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March 3, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Short list for the Steinberg/ACTA prize

“Seven Spots on the Sun,” a play by Martin Zimmerman about the inhabitants of a small village caught up in a political revolution,  is one of six finalists for the annual Harold & Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award.  Zimmerman’s play has had a workshop at Icicle Creek Theatre Festival in Leavenworth, …


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November 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM

‘First Date’ breaks up with Broadway

From Misha Berson, Seattle Times theater critic: The musical comedy “First Date,” which premiered at Seattle’s ACT Theatre in spring of 2012, will end a six-month Broadway date at the Longacre Theatre on Jan. 5, 2014.  The show will close its run after 34 previews and 174 regular performances. Co-produced in Seattle by ACT and 5th Avenue theatres, and counting Seattle businessman Ken Alhadeff among…


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March 6, 2013 at 12:16 PM

ACT announces 2013 New Play Award

ACT Theatre has chosen UW professor Mark Jenkins’ play, “Red Earth, Gold Gate, Shadow Sky,” as this year’s New Play Award winner. The play will be workshopped in July at ACT (two free readings open to the public) and will be part of the 2014 Mainstage season. Jenkins also receives $2,500. ACT describes the play as…


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September 19, 2011 at 11:18 AM

‘Mary Stuart,’ ‘Pajama Game’

Yet another sign of fall: theater offerings in the region are sprouting thick and fast. Times theater critic Misha Berson has been out reviewing, and here are two she’s seen already. One’s a retro romance that blossoms in a pajama factory; the other is retro in an entirely different way: it’s the story of the…


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