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Friday, January 10, 2020

‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ directed by former Intiman head Bartlett Sher, comes to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre by Dusty Somers

Since his time at Intiman, Bartlett Sher has become one of the most sought-after directors on Broadway. His revival of “Fiddler on the Roof,” which ran on Broadway in 2015-2016, comes to…

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Seattle Shakespeare Company revisits the 1770s with ‘The Rivals,’ a play of deception and humor by Dusty Somers

Seattle Shakespeare Company’s artistic director George Mount says "The Rivals," running through Feb. 2 at Center Theatre, has “great wit [and] really distinctive comedic characters.”

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Monday, December 16, 2019

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre stirs up nostalgia. How well does it work as a stage show? by Dusty Somers

The 1993 film “Mrs. Doubtfire,” starring Robin Williams, was a huge hit. Will this new musical, currently receiving its world premiere at the 5th Ave before heading to Broadway, find sim…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Book-It Repertory Theatre revisits ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ and casts a more enchanting spell by Dusty Somers

It’s clear Book-It thought they could improve on their 2017 musical adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones’ fantasy novel about a young woman who must contend with life-altering spells, a dasta…

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Friday, November 22, 2019

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ will be the 5th Avenue Theatre’s 10th production to go to Broadway. Here’s a scorecard on the others. by Dusty Somers

For nearly 20 years, the 5th Ave has served as a testing ground for new work, developing shows and giving them the out-of-town tryout that’s a rite of passage on the path to the Great Whit…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Juggling and comedy troupe Flying Karamazov Brothers have a new take on an old show by Dusty Somers

“Club Sandwich,” a noir-influenced adventure, opens Sept. 19 at Broadway Performance Hall.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Seattle Rep’s ‘As You Like It’ brings together nearly 100 community members to join professional actors onstage by Dusty Somers

“As You Like It" is part of Seattle Rep's Public Works program, which seeks to draw people to participate in theater through free classes, workshops and the creation of collaborative stage…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Roger Guenveur Smith returns to Seattle with solo show ‘Frederick Douglass Now’ by Dusty Somers

Roger Guenveur Smith, whose one-man shows about Rodney King and Huey P. Newton were brought to the big screen by Spike Lee, is bringing his solo show “Frederick Douglass Now" to the stage …

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