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January 20, 2015 at 3:41 PM

ACT receives 5 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards

The fourth annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards for Seattle theater excellence have been announced, with the most honors (5) going to ACT Theatre. This year the two top prizes for 2014 productions,  awarded by a group of blog and freelance print critics, went to ACT for a dramatic work  (“The Invisible Hand” by Ayad Akhtar) and for a…

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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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August 21, 2014 at 6:10 AM

Globe brings ‘King Lear’ to Seattle

Joseph Marcell as King Lear The famed Globe Theatre of London will bring its scaled-down production of “King Lear” to the U.S. this fall, and play three performances at Seattle’s Moore Theatre on Nov. 25-26. The production, directed by Bill Buckhurst,  features eight actors in a fast-paced adaptation.   It will be presented here with a “booth-style” stage, inspired by…

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August 1, 2014 at 5:30 AM

A dog gets his day in ‘Verona’

Launce (Kevin Bordi) with Crab, known to his friends as Miles Terwilliger Livingston./Seattle Shakespeare Co. “I think Crab, my dog, be the sourest-natured dog that lives,” complains Launce in Shakespeare’s comedy “Two Gentlemen of Verona.” The actor playing Launce in the current Wooden O outdoor production of “Verona” (Kevin Bordi) says it with conviction, but…

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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: Robert Schenkkan 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…

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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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