Midweek News – June 9


Here’s some news from Seattle’s performing arts community and beyond:

5th Avenue Theatre is staging a renovated production of Paint Your Wagon. Go behind-the-scenes at its creation here.

For those of you who may remember, Paint Your Wagon was a movie that starred a singing Clint Eastwood. Travis Vogt recently watched the film for the first time. 

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s American Stories in getting rave reviews. It’s “compelling” and “juicy.” 

Soulful strains are emanating from the Paramount Theatre with Berry Gordy‘s Motown the Musical. It’s “snazzy.” 

ACT is presenting The Mystery of Love & Sex. It contains “innumerable squibs of humor.”

The Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus are getting ready for one last encore with its artistic director Dennis Coleman who is retiring after 35 years. 

Seattle Art Museum’s new exhibition is entitled Graphic Masters. A look at the show can be found, here.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton, wrote a piece for the New York Times saying that ticket bots are killing Broadway.

Finally, the Tony Awards are next week. Watch it. But first, watch James Corden do a Broadway carpool karaoke with Miranda, Audra McDonald, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jane Krakowski