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July 10, 2014 at 1:51 PM

New leader for Seattle Musical Theatre

From theater critic Misha Berson:   Seattle Musical Theatre has appointed local director and producer Roy Arauz as its new artistic director. Arauz brings wide experience as a theater artist, manager and dancer-choreographer to the longstanding company, which mounts revivals of well-known musicals at its venue in Magnuson Park.  Arauz has worked in various capacities for such local companies as ArtsWest, SecondStory Repertory, …

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July 3, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Book-club apocalypse, rafting rabbits: WET’s new season

From Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson: For its first season quartered in the new 12th Avenue Arts complex on Capitol Hill — which it will share with Strawberry Theatre Workshop and New Century Theatre Company –  Washington Ensemble Theatre has announced three world and local premiere productions beginning in January. The troupe will open with the world premiere of…

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June 2, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Honors for Robert Schenkkan, Julie Briskman

From Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson: Seattle playwright Robert Schenkkan’s “All the Way” has won a Drama Desk Award (voted on by a panel of East Coast theater critics, editors and educators) for outstanding new play of the 2013-14 theater season. The Broadway production’s star, Bryan Cranston, won the top male acting prize for his performance as Lyndon Baines…

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May 1, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Sound Theatre’s 2014 season

From Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson: Sound Theatre company will present three Seattle premieres of works by well-known American playwrights in the company’s 2014 summer-fall  season. The season opens May 29 with “A Small Fire,” a play by Adam Bock about a woman who loses her five senses due to a mysterious illness.  It will be…

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April 10, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Announcing the 2014 Steinberg/ATCA prizes

From Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson: Lauren Gunderson’s play “I and You” has earned the $25,000 top award in the 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award competition, honors given annually to plays that premiered at theaters outside of New York City.Receiving  two other 2014 Steinberg/ATCA citations, and awards of $5,000 each,…

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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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