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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

After a 5th Avenue Theatre premiere in Seattle, ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ musical will go to Broadway by Brendan Kiley

After its winter world premiere at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, the new musical "Mrs. Doubtfire" will go on to Broadway to open in spring 2020.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

What the hell? Christians debate damnation in the play ‘The Christians,’ performed in Seattle churches. by Brendan Kiley

“The Christians,” Lucas Hnath’s strange but compelling 2014 drama, is now being performed in real churches around Seattle by Pony World Theatre.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Seattle’s Intiman Theatre board and staff reach agreement to keep theater open by Brendan Kiley

Seattle's Intiman Theatre announced Thursday that the board and staff have come up with a plan to keep the theater open.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Seattle’s Intiman Theatre once again in danger of closing by Brendan Kiley

Intiman's board of directors says the 47-year-old arts organization, which successfully wiped out roughly $2.7 million in debt, is now out of money and might have to close in October. But th…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Review: Tensions simmer in ‘People of the Book,’ a delicate psychological thriller at ACT by Brendan Kiley

An Iraq war veteran returns with a complex wife and a troublesome tale in this world premiere from playwright Yussef El Guindi, who pens exquisitely understated dialogue with devils hiding i…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Why go to the theater? It’s inconvenient. It can be uncomfortable. And here’s why I love it. by Brendan Kiley

Compared to an evening of Netflix and Uber Eats, theater is downright risky. But it's also an immediate, communal experience that can flirt with the sublime.

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7 best bets for theater in fall 2019 in the Seattle area by Brendan Kiley

The fall theater season is looking a little feisty this year, from a play about a megachurch pastor who's suddenly not so sure about that whole hell thing, to a rumination on the still-shock…

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for September 2019 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Michael Rietmulder

From Elton John's farewell tour to the "Downton Abbey" movie, our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Review: The Williams Project stages bleak ‘Small Craft Warnings,’ with surprising burst of human kindness by Brendan Kiley

Tennessee Williams' “Small Craft Warnings” happens in a dive bar called Monk’s Place and The Williams Project immerses us among the battered characters, with a setup at Washington Hall…

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for August 2019 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Michael Rietmulder

From The Rolling Stones and THING music festival to Seattle Art Fair, our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Seattle’s Intiman Theatre tries a radical experiment, giving away every ticket for free by Brendan Kiley

Seattle's Intiman Theatre is giving "radical hospitality" a try, giving away for free every ticket to its new show, "The Events." Other theaters, including Kent's Theatre Battery, are doing …

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The beauty of monsters: An interview with actor and musical-theater writer Justin Huertas by Brendan Kiley

Actor and musical-theater writer Justin Huertas, whose musical "The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion" is on at ArtsWest through July 28, has a soft spot for monsters — their awkwardn…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for July 2019 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Michael Rietmulder

From the Capitol Hill Block Party to "Spider-Man: Far From Home," our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

‘The Agitators,’ about the decades-long friendship of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, unfolds like a scrapbook by Brendan Kiley

"The Agitators," a 2017 play by Mat Smart and directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton, currently at West of Lenin, unfolds like a scrapbook, with snippets of conversation between Douglass and Anth…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

‘Blackbird’ takes a steely and unflinching look at a powder-keg topic by Brendan Kiley

“Blackbird,” David Harrower’s 2005, Olivier Award-winning play, currently staged at 18th and Union by White Rabbits Inc., is a small, powerful, two-character nail bomb.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Why you must see the extraordinary, painfully poetic ‘Pass Over’ at ACT by Brendan Kiley

There's nothing like hearing Antoinette Nwandu's lyrical, painful and beautiful play (about two black men trapped on a battered city corner, their fantasies about how to find an exit, and th…

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for June 2019 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Michael Rietmulder

From Brandi Carlile at the Gorge to "Toy Story 4," our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Franklin High School students, inspired by the Black Panther Party, help create set designs for a new play by Brendan Kiley

Franklin students are helping work on set design for "Don't Call It a Riot!," a play by local writer Amontaine Aurore about activism in Seattle, particularly the Black Panther Party in the …

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Friday, May 24, 2019

‘The Arsonists’ review: 1950s play sounds like an indictment of politics in the age of Facebook by Brendan Kiley

Seattle-based theater company The Horse in Motion mounts a lively production of "The Arsonists," a 1950s play that has lived several lives with several interpretations.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Seattle theater community holds fundraiser for local actors whose daughter was diagnosed with cancer by Brendan Kiley

The theater community has rallied around longtime local actors Amy Thone and Hans Altwies, whose daughter, Stella Altwies, was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer last month. A benefit conce…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

From Shakespeare to kids’ shows, here are outdoor theater shows you’ll be seeing around Puget Sound in summer 2019 by Brendan Kiley

Here are some of the outdoor theater productions happening this summer in Seattle and around the Puget Sound area.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A ‘magazine’ that’s performed onstage, with much audience interaction — Pop-Up Magazine comes to Seattle by Brendan Kiley

The ephemeral event — in which writers, editors and photographers bring stories about politics, culture, technology, architecture, science, relationships and more — lives briefly in a c…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

A small Seattle theater takes a gamble, importing an experimental New York show by Brendan Kiley

"Singlet," the gloriously dizzying two-person show imported from New York by Washington Ensemble Theatre, is the kind of experimental theater Seattle should be thirsty for.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

2019 Tony Award nominees include former Seattleite Heidi Schreck by Brendan Kiley

The 2019 Tony Award nominations are in and a few nominees have local ties, notably Heidi Schreck's almost-solo show, "What the Constitution Means to Me," which is up for best play. Schreck…

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Chekhov’s gun control: Seattle directors wrestle with staging violence in the age of mass shootings by Brendan Kiley

Some plays feature guns as an important part of their plots. But directors wrestle with how to stage gun violence, especially now, when flashing a gun in a theater charges the atmosphere in …

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Four questions for playwright Julia Cho about ‘Office Hour’ and staging gun violence by Brendan Kiley

Julia Cho's play "Office Hour," partly impelled by the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings, runs May 2-26 at ArtsWest in Seattle.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for May 2019 by Brendan Kiley, Moira Macdonald and Michael Rietmulder

From the Seattle International Film Festival to Fisherman's Village Music Festival, our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

This play set in a U.S.-run interrogation center takes place in the exact room where the playwright became a U.S. citizen by Brendan Kiley

Pony World Theatre stages Yussef El Guindi's harrowing "Language Rooms" in the old U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service building where thousands of detainees arrived, left and sometim…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Of Satan and Stalin: How a wild party in Moscow inspired a scene in a novel that became a play by Brendan Kiley

One night in 1935, writer Mikhail Bulgakov went to a wild party at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Moscow. Critics suspect that evening inspired the phantasmagoric scene of Satan's full-m…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

She’s baaaack: Nora makes an ambivalent return in ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ at Seattle Rep by Brendan Kiley

Seattle Repertory Theatre stages Lucas Hnath's follow-up to Henrik Ibsen's door slam heard 'round the world.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

‘Caught’ at Intiman Theatre gets too caught up trying to pull rugs out from under its audience by Brendan Kiley

The first half hour or so may be the most intriguing part of Christopher Chen's 2014 play, before the playwright starts throwing in reveal after reveal.

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