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December 18, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Hot ticket: Seattle Rep adds a performance of ‘All the Way’

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson reports: “All the Way” is a co-production of Seattle Rep and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, pictured here. Photo: Jenny Graham. Due to popular demand, Seattle Repertory Theatre has added a New Year’s Eve performance of “All the Way,” the first installment in Robert Schenkkan’s two-part drama about the tumultuous presidency…

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Comments | More in Arts news, Ticket alert | Topics: All the Way, Robert Schenkkan, Seattle Rep

August 7, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Theater news: The Rep taps Kaminski, Pocket Theatre opens

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes … Noted local stage actor and  former Cornish College of the Arts instructor Marya Sea Kaminski has been named the new associate artistic director of the Seattle Repertory Theatre.  She takes over the job from  Braden Abraham, who has been promoted to the post of Seattle Rep artistic director,…

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May 8, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Jerry Manning memorial announced by Seattle Rep

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: A tribute to the late theater artist and administrator Jerry Manning will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 2, at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, the Rep has announced on its website. Seattle Repertory Theatre artistic director Jerry Manning/Seattle Rep photo Mr. Manning, the theater’s artistic director since 2010 and a…

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May 1, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Jerry Manning, Seattle Rep artistic director, dies

From Misha Berson, Seattle Times theater critic: Jerry Manning, artistic director of the Seattle Repertory Theatre since 2010, died in Seattle on Wednesday night while recovering from surgery for a congenital heart defect. Mr. Manning was 58.   The death came as a shock to Mr. Manning’s wide circle of friends and colleagues in Seattle and beyond. In…

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April 17, 2014 at 2:51 PM

NEA awards $653,000 to Seattle arts groups

The National Endowment for the Arts announced 24 grants to Seattle-area groups this week, totaling $653,000. Thirty grants were awarded statewide in this round of funding. Some of the recipients are listed below; a complete national list is available from the NEA. –5th Avenue Theatre, $50,000, to support a production of the Lerner-Loewe musical “Paint Your…

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February 28, 2014 at 1:57 PM

5 places to take your theater-loving date

Connor Toms as Victor Frankenstein in Book-It Repertory Theatre’s production of “Frankenstein./Chris Bennion photo You know Seattle’s a great theater town. You know a show is a great way to impress/entertain/stimulate conversation with/ a date — whether you’re new friends or long-marrieds. Let us help point you in the right direction with some info about shows…

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Comments | More in List, The week ahead | Topics: Book-It, Odysseo, Pinocchio

February 27, 2014 at 11:43 AM

August Wilson contest winners announced

Seattle’s 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition winners: Alexis Baldridge (first prize), left, Josiah Townsend (second) and Jazzy Ducay (third). / Rose Woodbury photo     Winners of the fourth annual Seattle August Wilson Monologue Competition have been chosen, Seattle Repertory Theatre has announced; all three students received cash and a trip to New York, where they’ll compete…

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February 14, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Seattle Rep’s 6 new commissions

Seattle Repertory Theatre has commissioned six plays for this year’s New Play Festival, Rep management has just announced. The fest, still in its early planning stages, will kick off the theater’s 2014-15 season, and includes readings and workshops. Listed here are the works chosen and some info about each, taken from the Rep’s announcement: Braden…

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Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Cheryl L. West, Jerry Manning, Kirsten Grind

January 28, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Musical chairs: Nirvana out, Shackleton love story in

From Misha Berson, Seattle Times theater critic: The Seattle avatar of grunge will just have to wait.  An early explorer of the Antarctic has first dibs now, in Balagan Theatre’s lineup of new musicals. The company had planned to bring “Nirvanov,” a theater piece conflating the life of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain with Anton Chekhov’s…

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