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This Just In! Idina Menzel Announces Summer 2015 World Tour; Check Out the Full Schedule for North America!This Just In! Idina Menzel Announces Summer 2015 World Tour; Check Out the Full Schedule for North America!
Posted: Nov. 24, 2014


BWW Reviews: The Guthrie Theater and Lyric Arts Present Two Different Versions of the Heartwarming A CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Reviews: The Guthrie Theater and Lyric Arts A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Posted: Nov. 23, 2014


2014 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards Update 11/25 - Shannon Roberg Leads Best Choreography!2014 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards Update 11/25
Posted: Nov. 25, 2014


Playwrights' Center to Open Ruth Easton New Play Series with FORGET ME NOT WHEN FAR AWAY, 12/8-9Playwrights' Center to Open Ruth Easton New Play Series with FORGET ME NOT WHEN FAR AWAY, 12/8-9
Posted: Nov. 24, 2014


Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight at the OrpheumIrving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight at the Orpheum
Posted: Nov. 25, 2014


RISK! LIVE Set for Brave New Workshop, 12/4RISK! LIVE Set for Brave New Workshop, 12/4
Posted: Nov. 24, 2014


Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/23/2014Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/23/2014
Posted: Nov. 23, 2014


2014 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards Update 11/25 - Shannon Roberg Leads Best Choreography! 2014 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards Update 11/25 - Shannon Roberg Leads Best Choreography!
by BWW Special Coverage on November 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)
Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight at the Orpheum Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk on November 25, 2014

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that individual tickets for the Minneapolis premiere of Irving Berlin's White Christmas are on sale now. The stage adaptation of the beloved classic film is coming tonight, Nov. 25-30 to Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season. (more...)
RISK! LIVE Set for Brave New Workshop, 12/4 RISK! LIVE Set for Brave New Workshop, 12/4
by BWW News Desk on November 24, 2014

Kevin Allison is bringing his award winning storytelling show Risk! Live to the Twin Cities, one night only, Thursday, December 4 at Brave New Workshop in downtown Minneapolis. The night will feature outstanding storytelling from Kevin and local talent sharing true stories they 'never thought they'd dare to share in public' on the theme 'Dangerous.' Kevin is also teaching a 'Storytelling for the Stage' workshop on Dec 3. (more...)
Playwrights' Center to Open Ruth Easton New Play Series with FORGET ME NOT WHEN FAR AWAY, 12/8-9 Playwrights' Center to Open Ruth Easton New Play Series with FORGET ME NOT WHEN FAR AWAY, 12/8-9
by BWW News Desk on November 24, 2014

The Playwrights' Center kicks off its 2014-15 Ruth Easton New Play Series in December with Core Writer Kira Obolensky's new play 'Forget Me Not When Far Away.' There will be two readings of the play: Monday, December 8 and Tuesday, December 9 at 7 p.m. at the Playwrights' Center, 2301 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. The readings are free and open to the public. (more...)
This Just In! Idina Menzel Announces Summer 2015 World Tour; Check Out the Full Schedule for North America! This Just In! Idina Menzel Announces Summer 2015 World Tour; Check Out the Full Schedule for North America!
by BWW News Desk on November 24, 2014

This just in! Idina Menzel has just announced a 2015 World Tour, crashing the star's overloaded web site, and revealing North American dates for 2015. The site writes 'Fan pre-sale begins December 3. Check back for pre-sale info that morning here and on Facebook.' (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 23 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 23
by on November 23, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 23, 2014. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/23/2014 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/23/2014
by BWW on November 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/23/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Guthrie Theater and Lyric Arts Present Two Different Versions of the Heartwarming A CHRISTMAS CAROL BWW Reviews: The Guthrie Theater and Lyric Arts Present Two Different Versions of the Heartwarming A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Jill Schafer on November 23, 2014

Charles Dickens' novella A CHRISTMAS CAROL has become a staple of holiday traditions. It shouldn't be surprising, then, that this classic story can currently be seen on multiple stages in the Twin Cities. The biggest of these is the Guthrie Theater; this is the 40th year that the Guthrie has produced A CHRISTMAS CAROL. I think it's safe to say this is one of their most popular shows every year, with many families incorporating it into their annual traditions. Lyric Arts is also producing the show on their Main Street Stage in Anoka. I was lucky enough to see these two different interpretations of this classic story on back-to-back nights. And while I do have a clear favorite between the two, it's really unfair to compare them too closely. Both are entertaining and creative interpretations of Charles Dickens' heartwarming story about the rich-in-money poor-in-friends businessman who learns through the visitation of four ghosts that it's better to be kind than rich. (more...)
RISK! Podcast Coming to Brave New Workshop ETC, 12/4 RISK! Podcast Coming to Brave New Workshop ETC, 12/4
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2014

The Brave New Workshop (BNW) is excited to announce that they will be hosting a live recording of the hit podcast 'Risk!' as it travels across the country. The performance and recording of the 'Risk!' episode will take place on Thursday, December 4 at 8pm at the BNW's ETC event space in downtown Minneapolis. (more...)
Loudmouth Collective to Present A BRIGHT NEW BOISE in January Loudmouth Collective to Present A BRIGHT NEW BOISE in January
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2014

In the bleak, corporate break room of a craft store in Idaho, someone is summoning The Rapture. Will, a disgraced Evangelical who has fled his rural hometown, joins the ranks of the blue-vested employees, a comedic set of misfits struggling to find their way. This dark comedy about faith, family and the importance of making human connections won the 2011 OBIE Award for Playwriting. (more...)
BWW Reviews: One Final Weekend to See the Salty, Sassy Princesses of the Hilarious Musical Satire DISENCHANTED BWW Reviews: One Final Weekend to See the Salty, Sassy Princesses of the Hilarious Musical Satire DISENCHANTED
by Jill Schafer on November 19, 2014

The princesses of DISENCHANTED will cast their spell on you in a whole different way than their Disney predecessors. While Disney portrays such fairy tale princesses and historical figures as Snow White, the Little Mermaid, and Pocahontas as sweet, mild-mannered, passive ladies waiting for a prince to come along and save them, the salty, sassy princess of DISENCHANTED are smart, strong, and unwilling to put up with crap from anyone! This new musical comedy by Dennis C. Giancino is currently in its second production here in the Twin Cities. Casting Spells Productions has brought back three of the princesses from last year's fantastic production at the Ritz Theater, added a few new and equally fabulous princesses, spiffed up the costumes, and included a few tweaks by the creator. It's still a super fun show for anyone who loves and/or hates Disney princesses. These are the kind of princesses little (and not so little) girls should emulate! (more...)
Tickets on Sale This Week for 'MEN ARE FROM MARS' at the Pantages Tickets on Sale This Week for 'MEN ARE FROM MARS' at the Pantages
by BWW News Desk on November 18, 2014

Men Are From Mars -- Women Are From Venus LIVE!, the one-man fusion of theatre, relationship observations and stand-up comedy starring television actor Peter Story, will play three shows only at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.), on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 7 at 2 and 8 p.m. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 16 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 16
by on November 16, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 16, 2014. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/16/2014 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW on November 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre's TWERKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE Opens Tonight Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre's TWERKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2014

With snow on the ground and preview performances packing the house, the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre (BNW) is ready for the opening of the Holiday 2014 comedy revue, 'Twerking Around the Christmas Tree.' All performances are at the Brave New Workshop Theatre main stage at 824 Hennepin Avenue, Downtown Minneapolis. Tickets for 'Twerking Around the Christmas Tree' are on sale now at ?(612) 332-6620 or http://theatre.bravenewworkshop.com/ 'Twerking Around the Christmas Tree' runs through January 31, 2015. (more...)
Tickets to 'GIRLS ONLY' at New Century Theatre On Sale Today Tickets to 'GIRLS ONLY' at New Century Theatre On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2014

Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women, the original hit comedy celebrating the honor, truth, humor and silliness of being female, returns to Minneapolis by popular demand starting Today, Feb. 27 to Sunday, April 19, 2015. It will run at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre, the 250-seat intimate performance space at 615 Hennepin Avenue in City Center, downtown Minneapolis. Starring a two-woman local cast of Melanie Wehrmacher and Jen Scott, Girls Only mixes sketch comedy, improvisation, audience participation, video and raucous songs in a unique examination of all things girly. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 14, 2014. To purchase and for more information, please visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 612-455-9501. (more...)
Theatre in the Round Players Present Agatha Christie's WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, Now thru 12/14 Theatre in the Round Players Present Agatha Christie's WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2014

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) presents 'Witness for the Prosecution' by Agatha Christie in weekend performances tonight, November 14 through December 14. (more...)
Rehearsals Now Underway for 4000 MILES at Park Square Rehearsals Now Underway for 4000 MILES at Park Square
by BWW News Desk on November 13, 2014

Park Square continues its 2014-2015 season next month with the regional debut of 4000 MILES by Amy Herzog. Winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Best New Play, 4000 MILES is a surprising and moving portrait of a family's distance and their hope in overcoming it. Vera (Linda Kelsey*) is a hippie from way back, but she isn't very welcoming when her aimless grandson (Gabriel Murphy) takes up residence in her apartment. When the play premiered Off-Broadway, the New York Times called it "a funny, moving, altogether wonderful drama… a heartening reminder that a keen focus on life's small moments can pay off in a big way onstage." (more...)
Tickets to 'GIRLS ONLY' at New Century Theatre On Sale 11/14 Tickets to 'GIRLS ONLY' at New Century Theatre On Sale 11/14
by BWW News Desk on November 11, 2014

Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women, the original hit comedy celebrating the honor, truth, humor and silliness of being female, returns to Minneapolis by popular demand starting Friday, Feb. 27 to Sunday, April 19, 2015. It will run at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre, the 250-seat intimate performance space at 615 Hennepin Avenue in City Center, downtown Minneapolis. Starring a two-woman local cast of Melanie Wehrmacher and Jen Scott, Girls Only mixes sketch comedy, improvisation, audience participation, video and raucous songs in a unique examination of all things girly. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. To purchase and for more information, please visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 612-455-9501. (more...)
Tickets Now on Sale for Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Orpheum; Runs 11/25-30 Tickets Now on Sale for Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Orpheum; Runs 11/25-30
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2014

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that individual tickets for the Minneapolis premiere of Irving Berlin's White Christmas are on sale now. 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...)
Photo Flash: CTC's HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight Photo Flash: CTC's HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk on November 11, 2014

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) remounts the holiday classic Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, on stage tonight, November 11, 2014 to January 4, 2015 on the UnitedHealth Group Stage. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)
Voting Opens for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards Voting Opens for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards
by BWW Special Coverage on November 18, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Regional Awards! (more...)
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre's TWERKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE Opens 11/15 Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre's TWERKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE Opens 11/15
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2014

With snow on the ground and preview performances packing the house, the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre (BNW) is ready for the opening of the Holiday 2014 comedy revue, 'Twerking Around the Christmas Tree.' All performances are at the Brave New Workshop Theatre main stage at 824 Hennepin Avenue, Downtown Minneapolis. Tickets for 'Twerking Around the Christmas Tree' are on sale now at ?(612) 332-6620 or http://theatre.bravenewworkshop.com/ 'Twerking Around the Christmas Tree' runs through January 31, 2015. (more...)
BWW Reviews: ON GOLDEN POND at the Jungle BWW Reviews: ON GOLDEN POND at the Jungle
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on November 10, 2014

ON GOLDEN POND at the Jungle Theater is a quiet, sweet play that shines the spotlight on two theater veterans and the relationship of the elderly lovers who are realizing the changes they're beginning to face in their sunset years. (more...)
Brazen Theater Presents UNCLE WALT, 12/04 Brazen Theater Presents UNCLE WALT, 12/04
by BWW News Desk on November 09, 2014

Brazen Theater presents the professional world premier of Uncle Walt, a new dark comedy by Andrew Rosdail directed by Mark Hooker beginning December 4th at the People's Center Theatre, 425 20th Avenue South, 3rd Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55454. (more...)
BWW Album Awards Update: 1 Week to Go! WICKED Jumps into Lead, IF/THEN Tied with MATILDA & More... BWW Album Awards Update: 1 Week to Go! WICKED Jumps into Lead, IF/THEN Tied with MATILDA & More...
by BWW Special Coverage on November 09, 2014

Voting is now underway for the First Ever BWW Album Awards to pick the Best in 2013-14's Cast Recordings, Solo Releases, Re-releases & More!! If you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. Voting ends on Friday, November 14, 2014. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/09/2014 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/09/2014
by BWW on November 09, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/09/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)
BWW Reviews: Two Small Theater Companies Impress - nimbus theatre's Delightfully Bizarre GHOST SONATA and Candid Theatre Company's Compelling True-Crime HAUPTMANN BWW Reviews: Two Small Theater Companies Impress - nimbus theatre's Delightfully Bizarre GHOST SONATA and Candid Theatre Company's Compelling True-Crime HAUPTMANN
by Jill Schafer on November 07, 2014

Readers of Broadway World Minneapolis are familiar with the big splashy Broadway tours that come through Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre and St. Paul's Ordway Center for the Arts, as well as what's happening at our own big theaters like the Guthrie. But my goal as a Broadway World contributor is to make you aware of the great work that some of the smaller companies around town are doing. Two great examples right now are nimbus theatre, which does consistently good work as well as hosts other small companies at their Northeast Minneapolis home, and Candid Theatre Company, which recently won an Ivey for their new play DOGWOOD. nimbus' production of August Strindberg's GHOST SONATA combines original music, ingenious set design, and video projections to enhance the deeply layered 100 year old play. Candid's production of the historical true-crime drama HAUPTMANN presents a compelling story with the barest of sets and costumes. Both are worth your time and deserve a bigger audience than the ones I was a part of. Keep reading for more details on both shows. Moral of the story: don't be afraid to venture off the beaten path and give a new theater a try. You might discover something pretty great. (more...)
Tickets to Remaining Shows in the Broadway on Hennepin Season On Sale Today Tickets to Remaining Shows in the Broadway on Hennepin Season On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk on November 07, 2014

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that single tickets for the eight remaining shows in the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season will go on sale today, Nov. 7, 2014. (more...)
Jungle Theater Stages ON GOLDEN POND, Now thru 12/21 Jungle Theater Stages ON GOLDEN POND, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk on November 07, 2014

The Jungle Theater brings the poignant ON GOLDEN POND to its stage for an inaugural run and reunites audience favorites Bain Boehlke and Wendy Lehr, both Ivey Award Lifetime Achievement/ McKnight Distinguished Artists. This warm and witty American classic, opening tonight, November 7, explores the turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the challenges facing a couple in the twilight years of a long and happy marriage. The new production will be on stage at the Jungle, 2951 Lyndale Av. S. in Minneapolis, through December 21. (more...)
Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre to Present LA NATIVIDAD, 12/11-21 Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre to Present LA NATIVIDAD, 12/11-21
by BWW News Desk on November 06, 2014

Angels and shepherds. A suspicious king. A time of social distress. A pregnant woman knocks on the doors of the city, seeking shelter. Who is it that gathers to welcome a new little one into this world? This is the Christmas Story. (more...)
Tickets to Remaining Shows in the Broadway on Hennepin Season On Sale 11/7 Tickets to Remaining Shows in the Broadway on Hennepin Season On Sale 11/7
by BWW News Desk on November 04, 2014

Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced that single tickets for the eight remaining shows in the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season will go on sale on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (more...)
Brazen Theater to Present UNCLE WALT, Begin. 12/4 Brazen Theater to Present UNCLE WALT, Begin. 12/4
by BWW News Desk on November 04, 2014

Brazen Theater presents the professional world premier of Uncle Walt, a new dark comedy by Andrew Rosdail directed by Mark Hooker beginning December 4th at the People's Center Theatre, 425 20th Avenue South, 3rd Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55454. The cast includes Nicholas Pierro, Nick James, Coletrane Johnson, and Matt Wall. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/02/2014 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/02/2014
by BWW on November 02, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/02/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)
Theatre in the Round Players to Present Agatha Christie's WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, 11/14-12/14 Theatre in the Round Players to Present Agatha Christie's WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, 11/14-12/14
by BWW News Desk on October 31, 2014

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) presents "Witness for the Prosecution" by Agatha Christie in weekend performances November 14 through December 14. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Park Square Theatre's 33 VARIATIONS Combines Fascinating Music History with Poignant Family Drama BWW Reviews: Park Square Theatre's 33 VARIATIONS Combines Fascinating Music History with Poignant Family Drama
by Jill Schafer on October 31, 2014

33 VARIATIONS is part fascinating music history, part poignant family drama, and part classical music concert, which adds up to an entertaining evening of theater. Park Square's production of the Moises Kaufman play satisfies on several levels - intellectual, emotional, musical - and features a great seven-person cast (plus one talented pianist) who bring the past and present together in an intriguing way. This is just one of two shows currently playing at Park Square; St. Paul is the place to be for quality theater. (more...)
Last Chance to Nominate for 2014 BWW Awards! - Closes Today Last Chance to Nominate for 2014 BWW Awards! - Closes Today
by BWW Special Coverage on October 31, 2014

Nominations are ending today, October 31, for the 2014 BWW Regional Awards in a record-breaking number of 65 regions! Click on the link below to your region and nominate your favorites now! (more...)
HANSEL AND GRETEL to Open at Minnesota Opera, Today HANSEL AND GRETEL to Open at Minnesota Opera, Today
by BWW News Desk on October 31, 2014

What: Hansel and Gretel by composer Engelbert Humperdinck. Sung in German with English translations projected above the stage. A new Minnesota Opera production. Where: Music Theater at Ordway, 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102. (more...)
DISENCHANTED! Comes to Minneapolis' Illusion Theater, Now thru 11/23 DISENCHANTED! Comes to Minneapolis' Illusion Theater, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk on October 30, 2014

DISENCHANTED! is a new musical that gives fairytales the bird! The original fairytale princesses are none too happy with the exploitation they've suffered in today's films, books and merchandise. Snow White and her angry band of storybook friends are 'storming the castle' in order to take their lives back! Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Hua Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas and The Princess Who Kissed the Frog unite at Minneapolis' Illusion Theater, Oct. 31 - Nov. 23, 2014 (preview tonight, Oct. 30). (more...)
MJTC to Present THE CHANUKAH GUEST, 12/4-21 MJTC to Present THE CHANUKAH GUEST, 12/4-21
by BWW News Desk on October 29, 2014

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) will feature The Chanukah Guest, a new commission and world premiere production, as its holiday show this year. The Chanukah Guest will run from December 4 - 21, 2014 at Hillcrest Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. This production is appropriate for children ages 3 and up. For tickets, call (651)647-4315 or visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org. (more...)

 
🔀MINNEAPOLIS SHOWS
Irving Berlin's White Christmas in MinneapolisIrving Berlin's White Christmas
(Runs 11/25 - 11/30)
White Christmas in MinneapolisWhite Christmas
(Runs 12/4 - 12/21)
Motown the Musical in MinneapolisMotown the Musical
(Runs 12/16 - 12/28)
I Love Lucy Live on Stage in MinneapolisI Love Lucy Live on Stage
(Runs 1/20 - 1/25)
Pippin in MinneapolisPippin
(Runs 2/17 - 2/22)
Annie in MinneapolisAnnie
(Runs 3/31 - 4/5)
Kinky Boots in MinneapolisKinky Boots
(Runs 7/28 - 8/2)

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