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Friday, March 20, 2020

Emergency relief funds launching for Seattle-area arts organizations and artists by Brendan Kiley

ArtsFund, along with a coalition of arts organizations, is working to launch an emergency relief fund for arts organizations in King County. Artist Trust is launching a relief fund to help i…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

City announces $1.1 million and rent relief to support arts organizations in the coronavirus economic crisis by Brendan Kiley

On Tuesday, the City of Seattle announced a $1.1 million, arts-specific recovery package and rent suspension for cultural organizations, designed to help an arts sector heavily hit by the co…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

How to help arts and culture workers in the middle of the coronavirus crisis by Brendan Kiley

Whatever comes of the novel coronavirus tumult, the economic crisis is happening now. The needs for arts workers — gigging artists, teachers, staffers at arts institutions — are piling …

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus fears hit arts groups hard, even before ban on gatherings by Brendan Kiley

Even before the ban, concern about the novel coronavirus fed into steep drops in ticket sales and canceled fundraising galas, school performances and corporate gigs. Now, arts organizations …

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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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Friday, February 21, 2020

John Cameron Mitchell comes to Seattle 20 years after ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ rocked Re-bar by Brendan Kiley

As John Cameron Mitchell comes to Seattle's Moore Theatre Feb. 27, we revisit why his "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" was such a phenomenon at Re-bar 20 years ago.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Virginia Wright, art collector and philanthropist who changed Seattle’s cultural landscape, dies at 91 by Brendan Kiley

Virginia Wright, along with her late husband Bagley Wright, created the region’s largest collection of modern and contemporary art and donated much of it to Seattle Art Museum.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Seattle Rep’s ‘True West’ and Strawberry Theatre Workshop’s ‘Our Country’s Good’ wrestle with creation vs. destruction by Brendan Kiley

You might not think “True West” and “Our Country’s Good” have much in common besides being written by white authors at either end of the ’80s. But the accident of them running in…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

‘Hamilton’ returns to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre in 2021 by Brendan Kiley

The hugely popular musical “Hamilton” will return to Seattle as part of Broadway at The Paramount's 2020-21 season.

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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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Thursday, January 23, 2020

In ‘Dance Nation,’ a teen competitive dance team (portrayed by adults) invites us into the secret world of tweendom by Brendan Kiley

The 13-year-old girls (and one boy) of Clare Barron’s “Dance Nation,” produced by Washington Ensemble Theatre, live and sometimes nearly die for competitive dance. And there’s nothin…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A new dance work, ‘Drama Tops, this is for you,’ takes on athleticism, masculinity and transgender identity by Brendan Kiley

Elby Brosch's “Drama Tops, this is for you," running Jan. 28-30 at Washington Hall, was largely built in minutes-long segments for nightclubs and drag shows.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

‘Reparations’ uses a sci-fi premise to explore knotty issues by Brendan Kiley

With a dash of science fiction, Darren Canady's thought experiment of a play at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute explores reparations.

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Friday, January 3, 2020

5 Seattle-area arts events to look forward to in 2020 by Brendan Kiley

From the reopening of the Seattle Asian Art Museum to the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Sweat," here are five arts events to put on your calendar in 2020.

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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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10 notable developments in Seattle’s arts and culture scene in the 2010s by Brendan Kiley

From the creation of Seattle Art Fair to the opening — and closing — of various arts venues, here are some of the memorable developments of the past decade in the local arts and culture …

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

7 unforgettable Seattle theater moments of the 2010s by Brendan Kiley

From the wider effects of "Hamilton" to a show that was an empty stage with six naked people and zero words, here are the theater moments of the past decade that stuck with theater reviewer …

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

A ‘Die Hard’ spoof, and a mashup of The Go-Go’s and 16th-century romance, bring holiday cheer by Brendan Kiley

"A Very Die Hard Christmas" just might be another Seattle Christmas theater tradition in the making, while “Head Over Heels" pairs an epic, 16th-century romance with songs by The Go-Go's.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Ahamefule J. Oluo’s earlier show played off-Broadway and was made into a film. Now he’s back with ‘Susan,’ a new show about his mom. by Brendan Kiley

Musician and comedian Ahamefule J. Oluo's earlier show, "Now I'm Fine," played at On the Boards, the Moore, New York City's Public Theater and beyond, and was made into a film co-written by …

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Friday, November 29, 2019

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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Monday, November 11, 2019

Intiman Theatre battles back from the brink by raising $130,000 in one month by Brendan Kiley

Shortly after a fundraising gala brunch earlier this month, Intiman announced it had raised $130,000 toward its goal of $200,000 by the end of 2019, and reconstituted its board.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Artists lose their heads, figuratively and literally, in ‘White’ and ‘The Revolutionists’ at Seattle’s 12th Ave Arts by Brendan Kiley

Theatre22 presents two plays: "White," in which an art-world comedy ushers in some breathtakingly cutting critiques, and "The Revolutionists," a lighthearted companion piece — if you can c…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Review: ‘The Great Moment’ at Seattle Rep is as soothing — and exciting — as chamomile tea by Brendan Kiley

"The Great Moment" sometimes prompts an unintentional but inevitable question: Why are we politely sitting here stretching someone else's time when we could be out in the world making the mo…

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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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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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