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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.
Road Warriors: Broadway’s James Judy on the Road

Road Warriors: Broadway’s James Judy on the Road

I had the pleasure last week of interviewing the delightful James Judy from the cast of the Newsies National Tour. Judy is playing the role of Snyder, a despicable low-life running a so-called “refuge” for wayward boys. He also understudies the role of publishing...

Tip O’ The Hat: Greg Brisendine

Tip O’ The Hat: Greg Brisendine

David-Edward Hughes: Tell me ALL about you! Ok maybe not ALL but fill our readership in. Greg Brisendine: I’m 50 years old and my background in the arts is relatively new. About 15 years ago, a friend invited me to a Poetry Slam. I had never heard of performance...

Christine Deaver: This Comedy Queen is a Lady

Christine Deaver: This Comedy Queen is a Lady

This week, an interview with one of the alternating star attractions in the enduringly popular Teatro Zinzanni production at their Spiegeltent in Lower Queen Anne, the zaftig and zesty, Miss Christine Deaver! David-Edward Hughes: I'd call you reigning queen of Teatro...

Bobbi Kotula Perfects Mrs. Warren’s Profession

Bobbi Kotula Perfects Mrs. Warren’s Profession

An original East coaster from Bethlehem, PA, Bobbi Kotula chose to come live in Seattle but took the hard way here. She married a man who wanted to live here, so she moved with him. She later let him go but couldn't do the same to Seattle. Two decades plus later, she...

Critical Condition: Southern Discomfort Powerfully Set to Song

Critical Condition: Southern Discomfort Powerfully Set to Song

Parade is a historically based musical produced in 1998 on Broadway. It's a Tony Award winner for composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown and librettist Alfred Uhry. It also has 7 other nominations, including Best Musical, plus 6 Drama Desk Awards. A national tour of the...

Anne Allgood Returns to Seattle Rep in Luna Gale

Anne Allgood Returns to Seattle Rep in Luna Gale

I make no bones about the fact that I adore Anne Allgood. I’ve been a fan ever since I sat at the audition table when she was brand new to town, auditioning for Showtunes Theatre’s very first show, Anyone Can Whistle. She wasn’t cast, but it had nothing to do with her...

Jon Lutyens Pulls Out the Lucky Charms in Finian’s Rainbow

Jon Lutyens Pulls Out the Lucky Charms in Finian’s Rainbow

Though once a staple of the American Musical theatre canon, the musically rich, lyrically lithe, and satirically sassy Finian’s Rainbow has all but vanished from the schedules of theatres, even those like the 5th Avenue that take pride in bringing back “lost musicals”...

Kendra Kassebaum Returns to the Scene of the Crime in Assassins

Kendra Kassebaum Returns to the Scene of the Crime in Assassins

Actress Kendra Kassebaum is perhaps best known for her long stint as Galinda/Glinda in the smash musical Wicked. But one past project that has remained near and dear to her heart is the dark-hued Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical Assassins, which she appeared in...

Angie Louise Dishes on March is Cabaret Month

Angie Louise Dishes on March is Cabaret Month

Theatre and cabaret favorite, and film-maker, Angie Louise is a whirling dervish of the Seattle entertainment scene. Whether you recall her at the 5th Avenue as a wicked Fraulein Kost in Cabaret, or know her from her edgy Weimar-era inspired band The Love Markets, or...