Midweek News – September 7


Here’s news from Seattle’s performing arts community and beyond.

Fall means new performing arts seasons are upon us, presented by some of the most prestigious arts organizations in our area. For a preview of what’s coming soon, City Arts has you covered.

Intiman Theatre’s season-long tribute to black women playwrights concludes with a play about an interracial couple in the 1920s, Wedding Band. It has “unvarished candor.”

Ex-Seattle Opera director, Speight Jenkins, is eager to give local talks about the “Voices of Opera” as part of the University of Washington’s Professional and Continuing Education division.

The Seattle Symphony’s own record label recently put out a new album featuring the work of French composer Henri Dutilleux. The album is “fabulous.”

City Arts recently sat down with Brandon Ivie, Village Theatre’s newly appointed associate artistic director.

Theatre crowds…in Kent? In a vacant storefront? Indeed.

Seattle Art Museum recently named the finalists for their Betty Bowen Award.

To ponder – is August Wilson the Shakespeare of our time?

Finally, legendary Queen singer, Freddie Mercury, is now an asteroid soaring between Mars and Jupiter.