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Monday, July 13, 2020

Support For Artists Is Key To Returning To Vibrant Cultural Life Post-Coronavirus by Colleen Renihan, Ben Schnitzer, and Julia Brook

Artists are crucial to the futures we’re imagining beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The vitality of the societies we wish to return to are vibrant in large part because they sound and lo…

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

'He's so strapping and virile': Patrick Stewart at 80 – by Shatner, McKellen, Tennant and more by Interviews By Chris Wiegand, Catherine Shoard and Toby Moses

Horse rides in stockings, rehearsals in deep freezes, fights in string vests ... as Patrick Stewart hits 80, friends from Harriet Walter to Brian Blessed pay tribute to the great actor Conti…

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

This Is Theater in 2020. Will It Last? Should It? by Ben Brantley, Jesse Green and Maya Phillips

Our critics discuss the last four months, which thanks to Zoom (and Meryl Streep) have been full of experimentation and playfulness.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

12 Streamable Plays That Depict Black Lives Pierced by Racism by Ben Brantley, Jesse Green and Maya Phillips

From the documentary works of Anna Deavere Smith to brief monologues written in this moment of unrest, dramatists are sounding an alarm.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Four Black Artists on How Racism Corrodes the Theater World by Laura Collins-Hughes, Michael Paulson and Salamishah Tillet

A playwright, a director, an artistic director and an actor share their experiences — and prescriptions for change.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Is British theatre about to go out of business? by Presented By Anushka Asthana With Elizabeth Newman and Llanre Bakare, Produced By Elizabeth Cassin and Axel Kacoutié, Executive Producers Nicole Jackson and Phil Maynard

Every year, 34 million people go to the theatre, double the number that attend Premier League football. But lockdown and physical distancing rules mean the industry is on the edge of collaps…

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Art That Confronts and Challenges Racism: Start Here by Melena Ryzik, Wesley Morris, Mekado Murphy, Reggie Ugwu, Pierre-Antoine Louis, Salamishah Tillet and Siddhartha Mitter

Our writers suggest works that illuminate and tackle issues of police brutality, social injustice and racial inequity.

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No Tony Awards Show? Make Your Own With These Great Moments. by Ben Brantley, Jesse Green, Michael Paulson, Alexis Soloski, Elisabeth Vincentelli, Laura Collins-Hughes, Scott Heller and Eric Grode

Miranda’s rap. Rylance’s poems. Jackman’s pelvis. And a brassy reunion for Bea Arthur and Angela Lansbury. Now set your clock for “Turkey Lurkey Time.”

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

The Fall of Autumn: Live Performance Producers Are Giving Up on 2020 by Michael Paulson, Joshua Barone, Ben Sisario and Zachary Woolfe

Uncertainty about the coronavirus and the challenge of protecting audiences and artists is prompting many prominent presenters to wait till next year.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

The experts’ experts: Observer critics on the cultural voices they trust by Laura Cumming, Mark Kermode, Bidisha, Miranda Sawyer, Susannah Clapp, Kitty Empire, Fiona Maddocks and Rowan Moore

The best new writers, the indispensable books, the go-to websites… our arts writers reveal their sources of insight Continue reading...

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

How ban on gatherings, to slow coronavirus spread, is affecting Seattle-area arts and music groups by Michael Rietmulder, Brendan Kiley, Moira Macdonald and Janet I. Tu

Gov. Jay Inslee has banned event gatherings of more than 250 people in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. King and Snohomish counties went further, prohibiting events under 250 people, unl…

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for March 2020 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Michael Rietmulder

From Bikini Kill's comeback tour kickoff to the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Sweat," our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

What do our 11- and 15-year-old reviewers — and their mom — think of new musical ‘Bliss’ at Seattle’s 5th Ave? by Gemma Alexander, Xuan Moses and Aranya Moses

The original musical "Bliss" is having its world premiere run at the 5th Ave. What did our family of reviewers think of the family-friendly fractured fairy tale?

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

What to see this week in the UK by Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

From The Lighthouse to The Haystack, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for February 2020 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Yasmeen Wafai

From country star Blake Shelton's tour stop at the Tacoma Dome to the return of Dani Tirrell's "Black Bois," our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and en…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

What to see this week in the UK by Andrew Pulver, Sophie Harris, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

From The Personal History of David Copperfield to Madonna, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Friday, January 17, 2020

At Under the Radar, Avant-Garde Shows Leap Outside Reality by Ben Brantley, Jesse Green and Laura Collins-Hughes

The Public Theater’s festival has included 12 featured offerings, four cabaret acts and six pieces of developmental work. Here’s what our critics saw.

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What to see this week in the UK by Andrew Pulver, Sophie Harris, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

From Waves to Beat Horizon, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Star debuts and happy returns: theatre, dance and comedy in 2020 by Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

Tom Stoppard gets personal, Cush Jumbo does Hamlet, Hollywood names bring everything from tragedy to comedy … plus dance confronts shame and there’s standup open heart surgery Continue r…

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for January 2020 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Yasmeen Wafai

From Oscar-bait movie "1917" to the Broadway revival of "Fiddler on the Roof," our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.

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What to see this week in the UK by Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

From Jojo Rabbit to Craig David, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Our Favorite Arts Photos of 2019 by Marysa Greenawalt, Christy Harmon, Laura O’neill, Jolie Ruben, Amanda Webster and Michael Cooper

Phoebe Waller-Bridge. DaBaby. Slime. Tom Hanks. Amy Schumer (naked). The Times’s culture photographs revealed striking truths about art and the people who make it.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Best Theater of 2019 by Ben Brantley, Jesse Green, Laura Collins-Hughes, Alexis Soloski and Elisabeth Vincentelli

Shows that defied categorization offered a stark choice: Escape an angry world, or face up to its travails. Beyond Broadway, writers explored race, inequality and addiction.

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Visiting Broadway After Dark by Kathleen Massara, Jolie Ruben and Amanda Webster

We sent four photographers to capture scenes beyond the stage in the theater district. Here’s what they saw.

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Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for December 2019 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Yasmeen Wafai

From Deck the Hall Ball to "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" and many holiday shows, our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

What to see this week in the UK by Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

From Frozen II to Anselm Kiefer, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days (Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck, 2019, US) 103 mins Continue…

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Friday, October 25, 2019

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

From concerts by Olympia-born Sleater-Kinney to a celebration of a new book by local author Lindy West, our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and enterta…

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Friday, September 20, 2019

The 50 best comedians of the 21st century by Hannah J Davies, Paul Fleckney, Harriet Gibsone, Brian Logan and Stuart Heritage

From apocalyptic standup Frankie Boyle to the many hilarious faces of Tina Fey, Steve Coogan, Sharon Horgan and Kristen Wiig, we present the funniest comics of the era Our No 1 comedian’s…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The 50 best theatre shows of the 21st century by Michael Billington, Alexis Soloski, Catherine Love, Mark Fisher and Chris Wiegand

A hip-hop history lesson, a dizzy Dahl musical and a continent-hopping barbershop … we pick the finest new works of theatre since 2000 Jez Butterworth: the sage behind our No1 Continue rea…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

What to see this week in the UK by Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Jonathan Jones, Andrew Clements, Michael Billington and Lyndsey Winship

From Downton Abbey to Khalid, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Cracked actor: stage stars review Boris Johnson's debut as PM by Jon Culshaw, James Graham, Bridget Christie and Mark Lawson

Impressionist Jon Culshaw, playwright James Graham, comedian Bridget Christie and critic Mark Lawson on the prime minister’s opening week in Westminster I’ve been doing Boris impressions…

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