Taking a cue from the Encores! series in New York, 5th Avenue Theatre will dust off a neglected older musical, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. " Along with Seattle Men's Chorus, the...
Taking a cue from the Encores! series in New York, 5th Avenue Theatre will dust off a neglected older musical, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” Along with Seattle Men’s Chorus, the 5th will host a concert staging of it starring Lucy Lawless (formerly TV’s “Xena: Warrior Princess”) and Broadway leading lady Faith Prince.
Mounted informally but with full orchestra and chorus, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” will run May 13-15 at the 5th Avenue. Tickets ($27-$77) go on sale Jan. 10. Information: www.5thavenuetheatre.org.
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Seattle playwright Elizabeth Heffron is the first recipient of ACT’s New Play Award. Heffron will collect $2,500 for her script, “Mitzi’s Abortion,” set to be staged at ACT March 4-5. The work was originally commissioned for the 2003 FringeACT Festival.
ACT’s annual new-play prize is sponsored by a grant from Seattle philanthropists Gian-Carlo and Eulalie Scandiuzzi.
Misha Berson, Seattle Times