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David-Edward Hughes

David-Edward Hughes has been a fixture in the Seattle theatre community for 25 years as a theatre journalist, actor, director, producer and teacher. He currently contributes reviews and interviews to Talkinbroadway.com and Seattlegayscene.com. He is pleased to work with the Jetspace team and pursue different sorts of writing opportunities.
Critical Condition: One Thousand Laughs from One Man, Two Guvnors

Critical Condition: One Thousand Laughs from One Man, Two Guvnors

When does something familiar, peculiar, gaudy, and bawdy not come from the score of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum? When it’s One Man, Two Guvnors, British playwright Richard Bean’s delicious riff on Carlo Goldoni’s commedia dell’arte classic The Servant of Two Masters.

Brandon Ivie Loves a Good Story

Brandon Ivie Loves a Good Story

Brandon Ivie was recently named the Village Theatre’s new Associate Artistic Director as well as Creative Lead of the Village Originals New Musicals program. He promises to bring some new ideas into their successful artistic mix.

Critical Condition: Bonnie and Clyde Raise A Little Hell

Critical Condition: Bonnie and Clyde Raise A Little Hell

That Bonnie and Clyde, the debut production of Studio 18 at 12th Avenue Arts, works at all well has less to do with the show itself than the very respectable production this new company has given it. The big question at hand is why they chose to do this flawed, short running Broadway musical at all?

The Launch of Studio 18 with Bonnie & Clyde

The Launch of Studio 18 with Bonnie & Clyde

Hot on the heels of the hit Spring Awakening from Basement Theatrics, 12th Avenue Arts is hosting another new company, Studio 18, and their production of the Broadway musical Bonnie & Clyde. The company is the brainchild of two young Puget Sound talents, who share a passion for theatre, as well as each other Alia Collins-Friedrichs and Matt Lang.

Spring Re-Awakening: Jayne Hubbard and Michael Krenning

Spring Re-Awakening: Jayne Hubbard and Michael Krenning

Spring Awakening is back in Seattle. The hit 2006 musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik is the winner of seven 2007 Tony’s, including Best Musical, and the recent Deaf West production received multiple Tony nominations a few weeks back. The show has played Seattle...

The Devil and Caitlin Frances

The Devil and Caitlin Frances

Caitlin M. Frances is a long-time veteran of the Puget Sound entertainment scene. Catilin has served the theater community as an Actress, Director, Teacher and Theater Manager for more than 25 years.

John Lehrack Paves a New Yellow Brick Road for Dorothy’s

John Lehrack Paves a New Yellow Brick Road for Dorothy’s

Seattle needs a fantastic piano bar, cabaret, performance venue. Sadly missed are places like Thumpers, an older skewing gay bar and restaurant on the hill, and Sorry Charlie’s, a Queen Anne institution for show goers and performers. Enter John Lehrack, a musical director, choir conductor, and music instructor. Like those of us in the gay community looking for a sing along piano bar, John has had a dream of opening such a place: Dorothy’s.

Dressing Casual With Mandy Patinkin

Dressing Casual With Mandy Patinkin

That voice, that intensity, the musicals, the comedies, the TV dramas, the co-stars from Patti LuPone to Barbra Streisand to Bernadette Peters. That’s Mandy Patinkin, here in the PNW for concerts in Edmonds and Tacoma this week.

Intiman’s Past, Present, and Future with Andrew Russell

Intiman’s Past, Present, and Future with Andrew Russell

Andrew Russell is the man who stepped into some murky waters at Intiman during their massive reorganization into a Summer Festival 5 years ago. Now their Producing Artistic Director, he recently took some time to catch us up on the ongoing season, as well as a slew of other activities he’s involved in.