Review: ‘Slut’


A frothy musical about horny straight dudes chasing tail? Is that marriage of form and content even legal? But like the bastard child of Ashton Kutcher and Marc Shaiman, or a mutant hybrid of the…

Playwright Wilson dies


Pulitzer- and Tony-winning playwright August Wilson, whose epic 10-play cycle chronicled the black experience in 20th-century America, died Sunday of liver cancer at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. He…


Courting Stoppard


Strands: The world premiere of a new Tom Stoppard play, as yet untitled but with a director onboard in Trevor Nunn, is heading for the Royal Court: An eight-week run is due to kick off in early June…

Empty Space finds home


Last fall, Seattle's scrappy Empty Space Theater was fighting for its life. Next June, the nonprofit company will begin its 37th season in the brand-new $6.75 million Lee Center for the Performing…

Review: ‘Romance’


Britain's love affair with David Mamet is sure to be sorely tested by "Romance," even in a Lindsay Posner production that improves upon its Off Broadway debut earlier this year. The courtroom farce…

Oprah heats branding iron


Florenz Ziegfeld. George Abbott. David Merrick. And now: Oprah Winfrey. With the announcement Sept. 26 that Winfrey signed on to make her Broadway producing debut on the tuner "The Color Purple," the…

Review: ‘Hair’


"Hair" is back in a blistering, take-no-prisoners London update that lands the 1967 musical firmly in 2005. Purists may resist director Daniel Kramer's extensive rewrite of what, truth to tell, had…

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