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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/27Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/27
Posted: Feb. 27, 2015


BWW Reviews: Mixed Blood Theatre's HIR is a Challenging and Rewarding Look at Changing Family Dynamics and Gender Roles and IdentitiesBWW Reviews: Mixed Blood Theatre's HIR is Challenging and Rewarding
Posted: Mar. 1, 2015


STAGE TUBE: First Look- Theatre Latte Da's INTO THE WOODSSTAGE TUBE: First Look- Theatre Latte Da's INTO THE WOODS
Posted: Feb. 28, 2015


BWW Reviews: POP UP MUSICAL at the Plymouth Playhouse is a Delightfully Irreverent Ode to the Love of Musical TheaterBWW Reviews: POP UP MUSICAL is a Delightful Ode to Musical Theater
Posted: Feb. 27, 2015


Children's Theatre Company Stages HUCK FINN, Now thru 4/4Children's Theatre Company Stages HUCK FINN, Now thru 4/4
Posted: Mar. 3, 2015


THE TURKEYS to Play the Brave New Workshop March 13-14THE TURKEYS to Play the Brave New Workshop March 13-14
Posted: Feb. 27, 2015


Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/01/2015Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/01/2015
Posted: Mar. 1, 2015


Children's Theatre Company Stages HUCK FINN, Now thru 4/4 Children's Theatre Company Stages HUCK FINN, Now thru 4/4
by BWW News Desk on March 03, 2015

Based on Mark Twain's classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present Greg Banks' adaptation of Huck Finn, tonight, March 3 - April 4, 2015. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/01/2015 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/01/2015
by BWW on March 01, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/01/2015 for Minneapolis (more...)
BWW Reviews: Mixed Blood Theatre's HIR is a Challenging and Rewarding Look at Changing Family Dynamics and Gender Roles and Identities BWW Reviews: Mixed Blood Theatre's HIR is a Challenging and Rewarding Look at Changing Family Dynamics and Gender Roles and Identities
by Jill Schafer on March 01, 2015

The English language is in need of a gender-neutral pronoun. Firstly to eliminate the awkward 'he or she' and 'his or her,' but also to refer to people who don't identify with either, or in cases where gender really doesn't matter (which is most cases). The title of the new play HIR (pronounced here) is playwright Taylor Mac's suggestion for an alternative to her and him, with ze replacing he and she. But to say that HIR is about transgender and gender issues is to simplify it too much. In fact, it's difficult to put into words just what it's about, but I'll do my best. It's epic and brutal and funny and heart-breaking as it explores ideas of not just gender, but also class, domestic violence, the changing order of things, and the effects of war on soldiers and those left behind. It's one of those plays that will rip you open, lay your emotions bare, and perhaps leave you with a bit of a queasy feeling in the pit of your stomach. But this beautifully done, perfectly cast production at Mixed Blood Theatre, known for its challenging and rewarding work, is well worth it. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: First Look- Theatre Latte Da's INTO THE WOODS STAGE TUBE: First Look- Theatre Latte Da's INTO THE WOODS
by Stage Tube on February 28, 2015

Director Peter Rothstein sets Sondheim's fairytale mashup in a Bavarian beer garden with ten actors who take on more than two-dozen characters in this highly theatrical tour-de-force. Check out a promo for the show below! (more...)
THE TURKEYS to Play the Brave New Workshop March 13-14 THE TURKEYS to Play the Brave New Workshop March 13-14
by BWW News Desk on February 27, 2015

The Brave New Workshop continues to bring the best and brightest standup performers in the Twin Cities to its stage with two nights featuring the multi-faceted, did-they-just-say-that comedy group The Turkeys. The performances will take place at the BNW's Experimental Thinking Centre (ETC) event space on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 at 9pm. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, March 5 and will be available for purchase via the BNW box office or at the door the day of the show. (more...)
BWW Reviews: POP UP MUSICAL at the Plymouth Playhouse is a Delightfully Irreverent Ode to the Love of Musical Theater BWW Reviews: POP UP MUSICAL at the Plymouth Playhouse is a Delightfully Irreverent Ode to the Love of Musical Theater
by Jill Schafer on February 27, 2015

Musical theater is just the best thing, isn't it? If you agree, head west to the Plymouth Playhouse for the latest incarnation of the delightfully irreverent tribute to the love of all things musical theater, aka POP UP MUSICAL. Four friends, who just happen to be super talented local music-theater artists, created this show for the Fringe Festival a few years ago. It was so successful that they've expanded it and continue to bring it to various venues in the area (including the Jerome Hill Theater, where I saw it in 2013). While belting out showtunes, the cast also shares fun bits of trivia in the VH1 Pop Up Video style, using signs and video projections. It's truly a must see for anyone for whom the great American musical theater cannon holds a special place in their heart (and their iTunes). (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/27 Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/27
by BWW Special Coverage on February 27, 2015

With over 100 U.S. cities and 30 international regions featured on our site, we have so many exciting theatre happenings around our Broadway World! Below, we've highlighted our top 10 stories from this week. Check out the roundup below! (more...)
Kathleen Gullickson of Best Buy Joins Hennepin Theatre Trust Board Kathleen Gullickson of Best Buy Joins Hennepin Theatre Trust Board
by BWW News Desk on February 25, 2015

Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced the election of Kathleen Gullickson, Director of Talent Acquisition for Best Buy, to its Board. The Trustees bring to the organization skills and experiences that include those in the arts, philanthropy, retail, politics, communications, real estate, business, law and finance. (more...)
Gadfly Theatre Productions to Present VILE AFFECTIONS, 3/20-29 Gadfly Theatre Productions to Present VILE AFFECTIONS, 3/20-29
by BWW News Desk on February 23, 2015

Local theatre company Gadfly Theatre Productions to showcase Vanda's Vile Affections. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/22/2015 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/22/2015
by BWW on February 22, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/22/2015 for Minneapolis (more...)
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returning to the Orpheum Theatre, 3/10-15 Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returning to the Orpheum Theatre, 3/10-15
by BWW News Desk on February 20, 2015

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning, worldwide, smash hit Broadway musical, returns to Minneapolis as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production comes to life at the Orpheum Theatre March 10-15, 2015. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/20 Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/20
by BWW Special Coverage on February 20, 2015

With over 100 U.S. cities and 30 international regions featured on our site, we have so many exciting theatre happenings around our Broadway World! Below, we've highlighted our top 10 stories from this week. Check out the roundup below! (more...)
BWW Reviews: PIPPIN is High Flying Fun BWW Reviews: PIPPIN is High Flying Fun
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on February 19, 2015

Tony Award-winning PIPPIN is an acrobatic, twisty, flying, leaping, twirling revival that wowed the Orpheum Theatre crowd in Minneapolis and provides thoughtful insight into the thing called life. (more...)
Children's Theatre Company to Stage HUCK FINN, 3/3-4/4 Children's Theatre Company to Stage HUCK FINN, 3/3-4/4
by BWW News Desk on February 18, 2015

Based on Mark Twain's classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present Greg Banks' adaptation of Huck Finn, March 3 - April 4, 2015. Banks, whose CTC credits include Pinocchio, Robin Hood, Antigone, Romeo and Juliet and more, will direct, with music composed by Victor Zupanc, set by Joseph Stanley, costumes by Mary Anna Culligan and lighting design by Paul Whitaker. Huck Finn premiered at CTC in the 2006-2007 season and is part of the theatre's ongoing commitment to reimagining classics for the stage. (more...)
Joe Iconis' DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Musical & More Will Premiere at Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company Joe Iconis' DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Musical & More Will Premiere at Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on February 18, 2015

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) celebrates 50 years as the flagship theatre for multigenerational audiences in North America with a mix of celebratory events and a continued commitment to creating new work for young audiences with a theatrical season that includes five premieres. Hailed by Time Magazine as the number one theatre for families in the nation, CTC celebrates 50 years of creating exciting new works for young audiences that have been in Beijing, Moscow, Tokyo, Canada, Scotland, most of the United States and Broadway; of being the largest and most honored theatre for multigenerational audiences in North America; and the being only theatre for young audiences to receive a Tony Award for sustained excellence. (more...)
Examining Post-War Society in Mission Theatre Company's TITUS ANDRONICUS and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Examining Post-War Society in Mission Theatre Company's TITUS ANDRONICUS and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk on February 17, 2015

War is an ever-present part of human society, but how we deal with it varies based on the smallest details. Even the victors do not come out unscathed. Mission Theatre Company sheds light on post-war life in divergent ways in its May repertory productions of Titus Andronicus and Much Ado About Nothing at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage. (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Guthrie Theater's Magical, Mystical, Mischievous MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Is A Midwinter Delight BWW Reviews: The Guthrie Theater's Magical, Mystical, Mischievous MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Is A Midwinter Delight
by Jill Schafer on February 17, 2015

Yesterday I sat on the famous thrust stage of the Guthrie Theater and watched a bunch of soldiers, lovers, and fairies dance, sing, fly, converse, love, hate, and generally cavort around in a bare circular space. Or was it all a dream? Such is the Guthrie's latest production of perhaps Shakespeare's best loved romantic comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, that after three hours of spellbinding theater, you're not quite sure if what you saw just happened, or perhaps, as Puck suggests in his epilogue, it was all just a dream. Artistic Director Joe Dowling has returned to an old favorite in his final season at the Guthrie, assembling a gorgeous and talented cast of local favorites with a few national talents thrown in. It's no wonder that he returned to this show; this MIDSUMMER is a dream of a production, with plenty of spectacle in the form of dancing, flying, singing fairies, humor in the form of typical Shakesperean hijinks, and heart in this sweet romance that ends with a neat happily ever after. Everything about it is truly a delight. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 15 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 15
by on February 15, 2015

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 15, 2015. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/15/2015 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/15/2015
by BWW on February 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/15/2015 for Minneapolis (more...)
BWW Reviews: Ten Thousand Things' Sparsely Lovely THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Gets Right to the Heart of the Sweet and Inspiring Story BWW Reviews: Ten Thousand Things' Sparsely Lovely THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Gets Right to the Heart of the Sweet and Inspiring Story
by Jill Schafer on February 16, 2015

No one does musicals like Ten Thousand Things does musicals. And even though it defies everything we know about musical theater, after seeing a TTT musical I think that maybe that's the way musicals should always be done. The music, like everything else about the show, is stripped down to the very basics, extraneous layers removed to reveal the very heart of the matter. A one-man orchestra provides the minimal accompaniment, and the small cast imperceptibly transitions from speaking to singing, so that you can't even tell where songs end and begin, it's just all one seamless story. And above all else, Artistic Director Michelle Hensley and all of the artists at Ten Thousand Things are storytellers. Whether it's Shakespeare or a classic American musical, they share the story in a pure and unadorned way so that all of their audiences, whether prisoners or seasoned theater-goers, can hear it and see themselves in it. One such masterpiece is their latest musical venture, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, a reprise of their very first musical venture 15 years ago. It's lovely, spirited, sweet, funny, moving, heart-warming, and real. (more...)
Guthrie, TAC Stage 'KING ARTHUR'S COURT' & MACBETH in Rep, Beginning Tonight Guthrie, TAC Stage 'KING ARTHUR'S COURT' & MACBETH in Rep, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2015

The Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company (TAC) reunite for a seventh year to present A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - a satirical story adapted by acclaimed local playwright Jeffrey Hatcher from the novel by Mark Twain - in repertory with Macbeth, Shakespeare's dark and powerful tragedy. (more...)
BWW Exclusive: What's the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever? 1000+ Stars Tell Us! BWW Exclusive: What's the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever? 1000+ Stars Tell Us!
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2015

From Tyne Daly to Lena Hall to Deborah Cox to Kristin Chenoweth to Jason Robert Brown to Barbra Streisand to Michael Crawford to Anna Chlumsky, Raul Esparza, Alan Menken, Bernadette Peters, Laura Osnes, Victoria Clark, GLEE and Everything in Between - It's the BroadwayWorld.com 2015 Valentine's Day Special - It's the Biggest Ever! This year's entries feature John Cameron Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Jeremy Jordan, Kelli O'Hara, Peter Gallagher, Kate Baldwin, Alex Sharp, Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley and MANY more! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/13 Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/13
by BWW Special Coverage on February 13, 2015

With over 100 U.S. cities and 30 international regions featured on our site, we have so many exciting theatre happenings around our Broadway World! Below, we've highlighted our top 10 stories from this week. Check out the roundup below! (more...)
Guthrie, TAC to Stage 'KING ARTHUR'S COURT' & MACBETH in Rep This Month Before National Tour Guthrie, TAC to Stage 'KING ARTHUR'S COURT' & MACBETH in Rep This Month Before National Tour
by BWW News Desk on February 11, 2015

The Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company (TAC) reunite for a seventh year to present A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - a satirical story adapted by acclaimed local playwright Jeffrey Hatcher from the novel by Mark Twain - in repertory with Macbeth, Shakespeare's dark and powerful tragedy. (more...)
Playwrights' Center to Present March Readings of Idris Goodwin's THE REALNESS Playwrights' Center to Present March Readings of Idris Goodwin's THE REALNESS
by BWW News Desk on February 10, 2015

?The Ruth Easton New Play Series at the Playwrights' Center continues in March with readings of the new play 'The REALNESS: the second break beat play' by Core Writer Idris Goodwin. The play will have two public readings: Monday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at the Playwrights' Center, 2301 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. (more...)