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SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead Stars in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Beginning Tonight at the GuthrieWetherhead Stars in HEIDI CHRONICLES, Begin. Tonight at the Guthrie
Posted: Sep. 13, 2014


Guthrie Theater's Joe Dowling Launches His Farewell SeasonGuthrie Theater's Joe Dowling Launches His Farewell Season
Posted: Sep. 16, 2014


BWW Reviews: THE WHITE SNAKE Mesmerizes Audience with Magical StorytellingBWW Reviews: THE WHITE SNAKE Mesmerizes Audience
Posted: Sep. 15, 2014


Mixed Blood Theatre's COLOSSAL Opens 10/10Mixed Blood Theatre's COLOSSAL Opens 10/10
Posted: Sep. 12, 2014


BWW Reviews: THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM Offers a Complex, Disturbing, and Completely Engrossing Enda Walsh PlayBWW Reviews: Frank Theatre's THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM
Posted: Sep. 17, 2014


BWW Reviews: TigerLion Arts' Outdoor Walking Play NATURE at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Embodies the Spirit of Nature Through the Lives of Emerson and ThoreauBWW Reviews: TigerLion Arts' Outdoor Walking Play NATURE at the Arboretum
Posted: Sep. 15, 2014


Canadian Play SEXY LAUNDRY Receives Regional Premiere at Park Square TonightCanadian Play SEXY LAUNDRY Receives Regional Premiere at Park Square Tonight
Posted: Sep. 12, 2014


EATING RAOUL to Open Minneapolis Musical Theatre's 2014-15 Season, 10/3-26EATING RAOUL to Open Minneapolis Musical Theatre's 2014-15 Season, 10/3-26
Posted: Sep. 19, 2014


CTC Opens 14-15 Season with BUSYTOWN THE MUSICAL TodayCTC Opens 14-15 Season with BUSYTOWN THE MUSICAL Today
Posted: Sep. 16, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Stages Theatre's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, Opening TonightSTAGE TUBE: Highlights from Stages Theatre's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, Opening Tonight
Posted: Sep. 19, 2014


LAKE UNTERSEE, SKIN DEEP SEA and More Set for Workhaus Playwrights Collective's 8th SeasonLAKE UNTERSEE, SKIN DEEP SEA and More Set for Workhaus Playwrights Collective's 8th Season
Posted: Sep. 12, 2014


Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 9/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 9/14/2014
Posted: Sep. 14, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Stages Theatre's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, Opening Tonight
by Stage Tube on September 19, 2014

Stages Theatre Company kicks off their 2014/2015 Season - A Season Like No Other - with JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH tonight, September 19. The show runs through October 19, 2014. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)
EATING RAOUL to Open Minneapolis Musical Theatre's 2014-15 Season, 10/3-26
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2014

Minneapolis Musical Theatre's (MMT) Eating Raoul, based on Paul Bartel's 1982 black comedy film about a couple who go to extreme lengths to make money to open a restaurant, makes its area premiere October 3-26, 2014 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre (Street Level of City Center in downtown Minneapolis). Under the guidance of MMT's new artistic director Christian Unser, Eating Raoul is directed by Ryan McGuire Grimes and kicks off the 2014-15 MMT season which also includes Calvin Berger and Happy Days-A New Musical. Tickets and three-show subscription packages are on sale now. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 612.451.9501. (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM Offers a Complex, Disturbing, and Completely Engrossing Enda Walsh Play
by Jill Schafer on September 17, 2014

Enda Walsh seems to be a perfect match for Frank Theatre. Their mission is 'to produce unique work that stretches the skill of the artists who create the work while simultaneously challenging the everyday perceptions of the audience.' In other words, they do weird stuff, but weird in the best possible way, in the way that challenges the audience and encourages us to look at things in a new way, even if we don't quite understand it. Irish playwright Enda Walsh also writes weird and interesting and challenging and utterly unique plays. As with last year's Ivey award-winning MISTERMAN, Frank once again does beautiful work with this weird, challenging, disturbing, completely engrossing, crazy brilliant play. (more...)
Guthrie Theater's Joe Dowling Launches His Farewell Season
by BWW News Desk on September 16, 2014

Guthrie Director Joe Dowling fulfills an unprecedented, two-decade-long tenure as the theater's artistic leader, and a legacy defined by singular productions of the classics and a dedication to new work and playwright celebrations; the creation of celebrated actor training programs and a prize-winning iconic building; and more than 6 million theatergoers under his leadership. In addition to the Guthrie debuts of Mary Zimmerman, Leigh Silverman and Maria Aiken, his 2014-2015 lineup includes first-time Guthrie productions of plays by Anne Washburn and Sarah Ruhl, three productions directed by Dowling, including a beloved Shakespeare comedy and iconic masterpieces by Arthur Miller and Sean O'Casey, as well as an all-American musical slated for summer. (more...)
CTC Opens 14-15 Season with BUSYTOWN THE MUSICAL Today
by BWW News Desk on September 16, 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 today, September 16 - October 26, 2014. Live music performed onstage by Music Director/Sound Designer Victor Zupanc as a one-man band! (more...)
BWW Reviews: TigerLion Arts' Outdoor Walking Play NATURE at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Embodies the Spirit of Nature Through the Lives of Emerson and Thoreau
by Jill Schafer on September 15, 2014

I went for a walk today. The sky through the trees caught my eye. The sound of music floated in and out between the calling of the birds, and the smell of the late summer prairie was all around me. I followed Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau through their lives, studies, and friendship. I thought about nature not as something to be visited occasionally, but as something we live in the midst of daily, whether we're aware of it or not. Sometimes her voice is obscured by the busyness of modern life, but she's always there if we take the time and listen hard enough. TigerLion Arts' outdoor walking play, NATURE, is more than just theater, it's an experience. The story of the life of writers, philosophers, scholars, and friends Emerson and Thoreau includes one very important character, nature, as experienced through the beautiful grounds of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE WHITE SNAKE Mesmerizes Audience with Magical Storytelling
by Libby Ryan on September 15, 2014

When it comes to differing accounts of a story, which do you believe - the logical or the mystical? "The White Snake", directed by Tony winner Mary Zimmerman, asks this question many times whenever the tale of the magical snake reaches a fork in the road where the story could be explained by the divine or the mundane. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 9/14/2014
by BWW on September 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/14/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)
SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead Stars in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Beginning Tonight at the Guthrie
by BWW News Desk on September 13, 2014

The Guthrie Theater presents 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...)
Mixed Blood Theatre's COLOSSAL Opens 10/10
by BWW News Desk on September 12, 2014

Performed in four 15-minute quarters with a half-time show, featuring a dance company, a drum corps, and a fully-padded cast, COLOSSAL is an epic event that simultaneously celebrates and attacks our nation's most popular form of theater: football. (more...)
Canadian Play SEXY LAUNDRY Receives Regional Premiere at Park Square Tonight
by BWW News Desk on September 12, 2014

Park Square opens its season this month with Michele Riml's delightful comedy, SEXY LAUNDRY tonight, September 12 through September 28. 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. Twin Cities favorites Charity Jones* and John Middleton return to Park Square as the married couple in crisis. (more...)
LAKE UNTERSEE, SKIN DEEP SEA and More Set for Workhaus Playwrights Collective's 8th Season
by BWW News Desk on September 12, 2014

Workhaus Playwrights Collective announces its 8th season featuring world premiere productions of LAKE UNTERSEE, by Joe Waechter (September, 2014), SKIN DEEP SEA, by Stanton Wood (February, 2015), and THE REAGAN YEARS, by Dominic Orlando (April, 2015). (more...)
Illusion Theater to Present JEFFREY HATCHER'S HAMLET, 10/2-25
by BWW News Desk on September 10, 2014

JEFFREY HATCHER'S HAMLET, the latest piece by Minnesota's own acclaimed playwright, was originally seen in a workshop as part of the Illusion Theater's 2013 Fresh Ink series. Last winter, it hit the road for a successful tour throughout Minnesota. Now, the one-man show comes full circle, back at the Illusion for its premiere and first full-run staging from October 2-25 during the theater's 40th anniversary season. In Jeffrey Hatcher's Hamlet, the year is 1967. (more...)
Playwrights' Center Announces Plays, Playwrights for Expanded 2014-15 Series
by BWW News Desk on September 10, 2014

The Playwrights' Center has announced the plays and playwrights to be featured in its 2014 PlayLabs festival and 2014-15 Ruth Easton New Play Series. This year, the Ruth Easton New Play Series will grow from one reading of each play to two. (more...)
Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at the Orpheum Theatre Go on Sale 9/12; Show Runs 12/16-28
by BWW News Desk on September 10, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Hennepin Theatre Trust are proud to announce that single tickets for Motown The Musical will go on sale Friday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. Motown The Musical will play December 16-28 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin Season. (more...)
BWW Interviews: Getting to Know THE WHITE SNAKE's Amy Kim Waschke
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on September 10, 2014

The Guthrie Theater opens its new season with a new adaptation of an ancient Chinese tale by Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman. Lead Amy Kim Waschke comes to the Guthrie for the first time and gives some perspective on the role and the play. (more...)
Freshwater Theatre's World Premiere THE MAN IN HER DREAMS to Open 10/4
by BWW News Desk on September 09, 2014

Freshwater Theatre Company opens its 2014-2015 season 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. The play began its life as a one-woman Fringe show titled Dead Wrong, which she toured internationally, and was selected for our first Fringe Consolation Remount in 2012. Katherine has expanded and re-imagined it as the brilliant full length, multi-character production we are excited to present this October. (more...)
World Premiere of SEEDFOLKS to Open 9/30 at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on September 08, 2014

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Seedfolks, a world premiere developed by CTC through the new play development lab. Based on the Newbery Medal-winning book by Paul Fleischman, Seedfolks is about an immigrant neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio that is transformed by a community garden. Actor Sonja Parks embodies the eleven distinct voices of Gibb Street in this enthralling, one-woman production, directed by Peter C. Brosius. Seedfolks runs September 30 - November 16, 2014 on the Cargill Stage. (more...)
BWW Review: Multiple Fantastic Performances by Just Two Actors Highlight the Return of The Jungle Theater's Hit THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
by Jill Schafer on September 08, 2014

Vampires, werewolves, Egyptian mummies, English moors, haunted portraits, a sophisticated Lord and Lady, an Irish maid, a Scottish stable hand, and a euphonium. Mix it all up and you have the ridiculous and hugely entertaining farce that is THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP. This 2010 Jungle hit is back again this year with the same director/scenic designer, Joel Sass, and one of its stars, Bradley Greenwald (proving once again there truly is nothing he can't do). The role(s) previously played by Stephen Epp is played by another Stephen, Cartmell, and he brings his own kind of brilliance to the show. Watching these two actors fully commit to the distinct outrageousness of multiple characters is a joy. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 9/07/2014
by BWW on September 07, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/07/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)
Tickets to Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk on September 05, 2014

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that individual tickets for the Minneapolis premiere of Irving Berlin's White Christmas will go on sale at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 5. The stage adaptation of the beloved classic film is coming Nov. 25-30 to Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season. (more...)
Theatre in the Round Players Stages THE UNDERPANTS, Now thru 9/28
by BWW News Desk on September 05, 2014

TRP opens its 63rd Season with THE UNDERPANTS, adapted by Steve Martin, running today, September 5-28, 2014. (more...)
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' HELLO, DOLLY! Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk on September 05, 2014

For the first time in over 22 years, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) is pleased to announce it will produce the bright, brassy Broadway adventure, HELLO, DOLLY! on its Main Stage. The production will enjoy previews from tonight, September 5 - 11, 2014 with grand opening festivities taking place Today, September 12. (more...)
Tickets to Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk on September 04, 2014

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that individual tickets for the Minneapolis premiere of Irving Berlin's White Christmas will go on sale at 11 a.m. on today, Sept. 5. The stage adaptation of the beloved classic film is coming Nov. 25-30 to Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season. Tickets may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office, online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. Bring your loved ones for a heart-warming celebration of Americana. (more...)
Park Square Will Open New Stage in October
by BWW News Desk on September 04, 2014

Park Square Theatre announced today that construction of its new Andy Boss Thrust Stage is well underway and scheduled to be completed in mid-October in time for the company's 40th anniversary season. The additional venue, located in the lower level of the Historic Hamm Building, will be a professionally-equipped full performance facility with 204 permanent seats, ticket office, lobby, galleries, rehearsal hall, backstage and dressing rooms. Projected to cost $3.5 million, the Boss Stage was designed by BWBR Architects. RJM Construction is the general contractor and Teresa Sterns of Sterns & Associates is the project manager. (more...)
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...)

 
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