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Jungle Theater Presents THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, Now thru 10/19Jungle Theater Presents THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, Now thru 10/19
Posted: Aug. 29, 2014


Theatre in the Round Players to Stage THE UNDERPANTS, 9/5-28Theatre in the Round Players to Stage THE UNDERPANTS, 9/5-28
Posted: Aug. 29, 2014


Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/31/2014Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/31/2014
Posted: Aug. 31, 2014


Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/31/2014
by BWW on August 31, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/31/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)
Theatre in the Round Players to Stage THE UNDERPANTS, 9/5-28
by BWW News Desk on August 29, 2014

TRP opens its 63rd Season with THE UNDERPANTS, adapted by Steve Martin, running September 5-28, 2014. (more...)
Jungle Theater Presents THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, Now thru 10/19
by BWW News Desk on August 29, 2014

Like the vampire and Egyptian princess who appear in Charles Ludlam's high-camp classic, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP returns to life at the Jungle Theater (2951 Lyndale Ave. So., Minneapolis), tonight, August 29-October 19, 2014. One of the Jungle's 'most-requested' favorites, award-winning director Joel Sass reprises the over-the-top farce with Bradley Greenwald and brings Stephen Cartmell into the fray. (more...)
Gadfly's 2014 QUEERulous Cabaret Comes to Minneapolis, 9/21
by BWW News Desk on August 25, 2014

Gadfly Theatre Productions, a queer and feminist theatre production company presents their annual fundraiser on September 21st at 7:00 P.M. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/24/2014
by BWW on August 24, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/24/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)
Theatre Pro Rata to Present 1984, Opening 10/17
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2014

On October 17th Theatre Pro Rata will open its 2014-15 season with an adaptation of George Orwell's classic novel 1984 at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, MN. The dystopian tale of an authoritarian government that controls every aspect of its citizens' lives has been adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan. (more...)
BWW Reviews: TAKE IT WITH YOU, Live Radio Theater from Duluth, Charms with its Great Music and Hometown Humor
by Jill Schafer on August 22, 2014

There's something cool going on in Duluth. I mean, there are lots of cool things going on in Duluth; it's one of Minnesota's top tourist destinations, with the lake and the big ships and all. But specifically on the music-theater front, which is what brings joy to my heart, there is something new and cool going on. It's called TAKE IT WITH YOU and it's live radio theater, recorded monthly at The Underground in Duluth's historic Depot, and available for free online listening. This scripted serial radio program hearkens back to the days when people used to gather around their radios to listen to music and stories about their favorite characters. Now we can gather around our computers to listen, or plug into a podcast, as we follow this quirky cast of characters on their monthly adventures. It's described as 'CHEERS meets A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION meets AUSTIN CITY LIMITS,' but I encourage you to give it a listen and see for yourself just how charming and funny and silly and musically delicious it is. (more...)
MJTC Names New Communications Manager
by BWW News Desk on August 20, 2014

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) welcomes Katharine Kline to the MJTC family as its newly appointed Communications Manager. (more...)
Brave New Workshop Announces New Home for BNW Student Union
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2014

The Brave New Workshop Theatre (BNW) announced plans today to purchase an additional building in the Hennepin Avenue Downtown Theatre District in order to house its growing school, the BNW Student Union, as well as additional office and workshop space for its theatre and its corporate services division (BNW Creative Outreach). (more...)
CTC to Open 14-15 Season with BUSYTOWN THE MUSICAL, 9/16-10/26
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2014

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present Busytown the Musical, based on the beloved children's book 'What Do People Do All Day?" by Richard Scarry, adapted by Kevin Kling, directed by Sean Graney, with music by Michael Koerner and choreography by Tommy Rapley, on the UnitedHealth Group Stage September 16 - October 26, 2014. Live music performed onstage by Music Director/Sound Designer Victor Zupanc as a one-man band! (more...)
BWW Contest: Share Your Stage Door Photos For Free Tickets!
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has just launched a new Facebook Contest, which is all about YOUR great stage door photos! To enter, upload your BEST stage door images, and be entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets to one of Broadway's hottest hits. Want more chances to win? Have your friends vote for your photos -- it's that easy! x (more...)
BNW to Purchase New Building in Hennepin Avenue Downtown Theatre District
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2014

The Brave New Workshop Theatre (BNW) announced plans today to purchase an additional building in the Hennepin Avenue Downtown Theatre District in order to house its growing school, the BNW Student Union, as well as additional office and workshop space for its theatre and its corporate services division (BNW Creative Outreach). The BNW has signed a purchase agreement to acquire 727 Hennepin Avenue, currently home to UnBank and former home of Teeners Theatrical Costumes. The new home of the BNW Student Union at 727 Hennepin Avenue sits diagonally across the street from the BNW main stage theatre and ETC event centre at 824 Hennepin Avenue, and when the two spaces are combined, will create a world-class entertainment, event and training campus of nearly 40,000 square feet on Hennepin Avenue in the heart of the growing arts corridor. (more...)
Brave New Workshop Theatre Announces Expansion in Downtown Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2014

The Brave New Workshop Theatre announced plans today to purchase an additional building in the Hennepin Avenue Downtown Theatre District in order to house its growing school, the BNW Student Union, as well as additional office and workshop space for its theatre and its corporate services division (BNW Creative Outreach). The BNW has signed a purchase agreement to acquire 727 Hennepin Avenue, currently home to UnBank and former home of Teeners Theatrical Costumes. The new home of the BNW Student Union at 727 Hennepin Avenue sits diagonally across the street from the BNW main stage theatre and ETC event centre at 824 Hennepin Avenue, and when the two spaces are combined, will create a world-class entertainment, event and training campus of nearly 40,000 square feet on Hennepin Avenue in the heart of the growing arts corridor. (more...)
Freshwater Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of THE MAN IN HER DREAMS, 10/04-19
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2014

Freshwater Theatre Company opens its 2014-2015 season October 4-19 with the world premiere of The Man in Her Dreams, a brand new drama by 2013 Ivey Award winning playwright Katherine Glover, honored for her work in our festival Freshwater Goes Back to High School. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 17
by on August 17, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 17, 2014. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 17
by on August 17, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 17, 2014. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/17/2014
by BWW on August 17, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/17/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)
BWW Reviews: Sally Wingert Transports the Audience through 20th Century Jewish History in Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company's ROSE
by Jill Schafer on August 14, 2014

Who can resist a one-woman show by Sally Wingert, one of the Twin Cities best actors? Add to that an intimate in-home setting and an epic story that encompasses the entire scope of Jewish history in the 20th Century, and you have an unforgettable evening of theater. Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company's production of Martin Sherman's play ROSE, which is being performed in homes around the Cities, is inspirational, horrifying, funny, charming, disturbing, brutally honest, and entirely compelling. (more...)
Issie Swickle, Gilgamesh Taggett and Lynn Andrews Set to Lead ANNIE National Tour; Martin Charnin to Direct
by BWW News Desk on August 12, 2014

Troika Entertainment, LLC just announced that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will launch September 26, 2014 at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, MI. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 18th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)
SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead to Star in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES at the Guthrie This Fall
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2014

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for the first production on the Wurtele Thrust Stage in the 2014-2015 season, Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles. Under the direction of 2014 Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Broadway's Violet, Chinglish, Well), The Heidi Chronicles will feature the talents of Kate Wetherhead, Ben Graney, Tracey Maloney and Zach Shaffer, as well as Sam Bardwell, Eleonore Dendy, Mo Perry and Stacia Rice. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/10/2014
by BWW on August 10, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/10/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)
BWW Interviews: VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & Sass
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on August 10, 2014

Joel Sass brings the farcical VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE to the Guthrie stage for the first time this summer. BWW Interviews had a chance to get his insight on the show and learn more about the man behind the scenes himself. (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Ordway's BROADWAY SONGBOOK: THE FIRST 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY is Once Again an Informative and Entertaining Look at Musical Theater History
by Jill Schafer on August 08, 2014

The Ordway is opening its fourth season of the BROADWAY SONGBOOK series with a retrospective of the first 100 years of Broadway. If you're like me, your first question is - when did Broadway begin? It's debatable, but Professor James Rocco - who presides over what feels like a college seminar on musical theater history with live show-and-tell by the Twin Cities' best musical theater performers - tells us that the beginning of Broadway can be marked by THE BLACK CROOK in 1866. This is just one of the things you'll learn in this BROADWAY SONGBOOK, but don't worry, it is anything but dry and pedantic. The stories are fascinating and entertaining (at least to a musical theater nerd like myself), James has chosen just the right collection of songs to illustrate his points, and music director Raymond Berg has beautifully arranged the songs, which are performed with much passion, emotion, and humor by the talented cast of actor/singer/dancers. (more...)
Guthrie Theater Presents One-On-One Conversation with Leigh Silverman and Joel Sass, 8/25
by BWW News Desk on August 07, 2014

The Guthrie Theater, in partnership with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, today announced it will host a one-on-one conversation with Tony Award-nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet on Broadway), director of The Heidi Chronicles which kicks off the Guthrie's 2014-2015 thrust season, and Joel Sass, director of the Guthrie's current hit comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on August 25 at 7:30pm at the Dowling Studio. (more...)
Canadian Play SEXY LAUNDRY to Receive Regional Premiere at Park Square 9/12-28
by BWW News Desk on August 07, 2014

Park Square opens its season next month with Michele Riml's delightful comedy, SEXY LAUNDRY September 12-28 (with previews: September 5-11). A critically acclaimed playwright from Vancouver, British Columbia, Riml turns the rom com on its head and paints a moving and hilarious portrait of a marriage on the rocks. (more...)
BWW Interviews: Rocco Previews BROADWAY SONGBOOK and Upcoming Tour
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on August 07, 2014

How do you pack 100 years of the American musical into a brief show? James Rocco may still be whittling it down but patrons at the latest BROADWAY SONGBOOK: THE FIRST 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY will soon find out, in Saint Paul and all over Minnesota, too. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Minnesota Fringe Festival Mid-Week Favorites - FAILURE Is A Success!
by Jill Schafer on August 07, 2014

It's day 7 of the 11-day Minnesota Fringe Festival, in which 169 one-hour plays, musicals, dramas, dance performances, and comedy shows are presented at 19 venues across Minneapolis. I've seen about half of my 30-some planned shows, and one stands out above the rest - Failure: A Love Story. I love this piece so much because it is so many things at once - funny, heartbreaking, clever, innovative, tragic, and absolutely beautiful. Read about this and five other shows I loved. (more...)
THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Orpheum Theatre Run
by BWW News Desk on August 06, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, returns to Minnesota August 20--September 14, 2014 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre for a limited engagement. The production in Minneapolis is pleased to announce a pre-show ticket lottery, making a limited number of tickets available for $25 each, cash only, at the Orpheum box office, 910 Hennepin Avenue. THE BOOK OF MORMON is presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust as part of its 2014/15 Broadway on Hennepin Season. For more information, please visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org. (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Guthrie Theater's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Entertains with Deliciously Over-the-Top Comedic Performances
by Jill Schafer on August 04, 2014

In a lovely bit of symmetry, the Guthrie is closing a season that began with Chekhov's Uncle Vanya with a new play by Christopher Durang that uses Chekhovian characters and themes in a decidedly modern way - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Whatever Durang's inspiration was, the result is a hilarious comedy about a dysfunctional trio of siblings and the wacky people that surround them. Even though I'm sure I missed many of the Chekhov and other references, I thoroughly enjoyed the play. It's great fun, with fantastic performances by everyone in the six-person cast. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/03/2014
by BWW on August 03, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/03/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)
Blue Umbrella Productions Presents DREAMBOYS, Now thru 8/10
by BWW News Desk on August 02, 2014

In January 2000, three men took to the stage at the Bryant-Lake Bowl in an unassuming and intimate revue called 'Unexpected Songs' featuring music made famous by the women of Broadway. Five incarnations, fourteen years, two additional cast members, and one name change later, an updated iteration of that modest little show, now called 'DreamBoys,' makes its Fringe debut in a sexy and fun production that is also surprisingly moving and relevant. (more...)
Ivey Awards to Celebrate 10 Years of 'Theater Forever', 9/22
by BWW News Desk on July 31, 2014

The 10th Anniversary Ivey Awards announced today that Mu Performing Arts Artistic Director Randy Reyes will return as event co-host along with new co-host actor-singer Christina Baldwin, 'a staple in the Twin Cities theater community' (Minnesota Original). (more...)
Hennepin Theatre Trust Welcomes Judy Joseph to Staff, Travis Barkve to Board
by BWW News Desk on July 31, 2014

Hennepin Theatre Trust is pleased to announce that Judy Joseph has joined the organization as Vice President of Programming. Joseph brings nearly 30 years of experience working at various sized venues including large performing arts centers such as the Straz Center and the Broward Center in Florida. She adds her expertise to an existing Trust team that successfully programs hundreds of events ranging from tours of Tony winning Broadway shows, concerts and comedy to local collaborations presented in the prestigious Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century Theatres. (more...)
Box Wine Theatre's MINIATURE HORSES DON'T GO TO HEAVEN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk on July 31, 2014

Box Wine Theatre presents 'Miniature Horses Don't Go to Heaven' and Other Plays Inspired by Real News Headlines' by Adam Sharp at the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Show dates are tonight, July 31 at 8:30 PM, August 2 at 7 PM, August 5 at 5:30 PM, August 8 at 8:30 PM, and August 10 at 1:00 PM. All performances will be at New Century Theatre located at 615 Hennepin Ave #145, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Tickets are $12. To make reservations, visit www.fringefestival.org/2014/show/?id=2767. (more...)
Brazen Theater's MISS LONGVIEW TEXAS DRAG PAGEANT Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk on July 31, 2014

Brazen Theater presents the Minneapolis premiere of The Miss Longview Texas Drag Pageant, a new play written and directed by Mark Hooker (Artistic Director, Brazen Theatre) and co-directed by Janice Orlandi ('Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies' 5 Star Edinburg Fringe 2013 ) and produced by Joel Thingvall (Producers Association, and Managing Director, Brazen Theatre) beginning tonight, July 31st at Theatre In The Round at 245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis. The Miss Longview Texas Drag Pageant originally opened in New York City in the Times Square Arts Building in December of 2013. (more...)
Minnesota Fringe Festival Cast Set for Brazen Theater's THE MISS LONGVIEW TEXAS DRAG PAGEANT, Now thru 8/9
by BWW News Desk on July 31, 2014

Brazen Theater presents the Minneapolis premiere of The Miss Longview Texas Drag Pageant, a new play written and directed by Mark Hooker (Artistic Director, Brazen Theatre) and co-directed by Janice Orlandi ('Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies' 5 Star Edinburg Fringe 2013 ) and produced by Joel Thingvall (Producers Association, and Managing Director, Brazen Theatre) beginning July 31st at Theatre In The Round at 245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis. (more...)
Sandbox Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata and Girl Friday Productions Set Programming for Park Square's Andy Boss Stage
by BWW News Desk on July 29, 2014

The three companies in residence at Park Square Theatre for the 2015 season, Sandbox Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata and Girl Friday Productions, today announce their programming for Park Square Theatre's new Andy Boss Thrust Stage for the next year. These partners will bring diverse aesthetic approaches and artistic forms, fresh talent as well as favorite faces to Park Square's seasons over the next three years. Tickets sales begin July 31st for the theatres in residence. (more...)
The Parklot to Host WORKDAY AFTERPARTY and FOOD FOR THOUGHT Series, Now thru Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk on July 28, 2014

From now through September 2014, The Parklot, Minneapolis' new, first-of-its-kind pop-up park, will be the site of Workday Afterparty, a free music/entertainment series on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m.; and Food for Thought, a free lunchtime speaker series on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m., paired with a local food truck. The Parklot is located in the parking lot adjacent to the Orpheum Theatre between 9th and 10th Streets in downtown Minneapolis on Hennepin Avenue. Events are held as weather permits. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Mu Performing Arts' Production of Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is Another Must-See Summer Musical
by Jill Schafer on July 28, 2014

A few weeks ago I wrote that the Guthrie's My Fair Lady is the must-see summer musical. Correction: it's one of two. Mu Performing Arts' production of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music should also be on your must-see list; it's every bit as good as My Fair Lady. The songs might not be as 'hummable and quotable,' but they're clever and beautifully complex in a way that only a Sondheim score can be. The music sounds gorgeous, the costumes are luscious, the show is funny but a little sad too, and the cast is fantastic (and by the way, they also happen to be Asian-American). It's another gorgeous production of a classic. (more...)
Swandive Theatre's 5th Annual Veggie Stock Theatre Returns to Corcoran Neighborhood, 8/23-9/13
by BWW News Desk on July 28, 2014

Swandive Theatre returns to the backyard this summer for the 5th annual Veggie Stock Theatre! The summer play-­reading series, taking place over four Saturdays (Aug 23rd, 30th & Sept 6th, 13th), invites patrons, friends, and neighbors into the Corcoran backyard for a potluck, a play reading, and a discussion. Read by a talented group of professional Minneapolis actors, each of the scripts tell stories that explore magic in the everyday, a hallmark of Swandive Theatre productions. Veggie Stock Theatre prompts conversations with members of Swandive's audience to find out first-­?hand what they enjoy and what they might want to see as a fully staged production sometime in the future. (more...)

 
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