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BWW Interviews: Getting to Know HEIDI CHRONICLES' Kate WetherheadBWW Interviews: HEIDI CHRONICLES' Kate Wetherhead
Posted: Sep. 27, 2014


DISENCHANTED! Comes to Minneapolis' Illusion Theater, 10/30-11/23DISENCHANTED! Comes to Minneapolis' Illusion Theater, 10/30-11/23
Posted: Sep. 25, 2014


Photo Coverage: IVEY Awards Celebrate 10 Years in Twin Cities TheatrePhoto Coverage: IVEY Awards Celebrate 10 Years in Twin Cities Theatre
Posted: Sep. 27, 2014


Photo Coverage: IVEY Awards Celebrate 10 Years in Twin CitiesPhoto Coverage: IVEY Awards Celebrate 10 Years in Twin Cities
Posted: Sep. 27, 2014


Tickets to DIRTY DANCING at Orpheum Theatre Now On SaleTickets to DIRTY DANCING at Orpheum Theatre Now On Sale
Posted: Sep. 24, 2014


World Premiere of SEEDFOLKS Opens Today at Children's Theatre CompanyWorld Premiere of SEEDFOLKS Opens Today at Children's Theatre Company
Posted: Sep. 30, 2014


Theatre in the Round Players to Present THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO, 10/10-11/2Theatre in the Round Players to Present THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO, 10/10-11/2
Posted: Sep. 30, 2014


Gadfly Theatre Productions to Present GIRL GUMSHOE AND DETECTIVE DAD, 10/17-26Gadfly Theatre Productions to Present GIRL GUMSHOE AND DETECTIVE DAD, 10/17-26
Posted: Sep. 29, 2014


Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 9/28/2014Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 9/28/2014
Posted: Sep. 28, 2014


Theatre in the Round Players to Present THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO, 10/10-11/2
by BWW News Desk on September 30, 2014

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) presents The Marriage of Bette and Boo by Christopher Durang in weekend performances October 10 through November 2. (more...)
World Premiere of SEEDFOLKS Opens Today at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on September 30, 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 today, September 30 - November 16, 2014 on the Cargill Stage. (more...)
Gadfly Theatre Productions to Present GIRL GUMSHOE AND DETECTIVE DAD, 10/17-26
by BWW News Desk on September 29, 2014

A noir parody about growing up and moving forward by local playwright Eli Effinger-Weintraub. Gina views moving day as a flag on the shores of maturity and independence. Too bad her father, Troy, makes immaturity and dependence so exciting. While Gina's mother Irene and girlfriend Sarita do the bulk of the work, Troy and Gina indulge in one last round of Girl Gumshoe and Detective Dad, a game from Gina's childhood. But when Detective Dad thinks he's uncovered a murder, the game takes a turn that threatens relationships, living arrangements, and sanity and forces Gina to choose between security and adventure, past and future. Girl Gumshoe and Detective Dad is a comedy that proves it's never too late to grow up--or to avoid growing up at all costs. Girl Gumshoe will be produced at the People's Center Theatre on the West Bank of Minneapolis, and runs October 17th-26th. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 9/28/2014
by BWW on September 28, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/28/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)
BWW Interviews: Getting to Know HEIDI CHRONICLES' Kate Wetherhead
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on September 27, 2014

Actor, screenwriter, author and more... Kate Wetherhead seems to be living the life that character Heidi Holland was striving for in Wendy Wasserstein's acclaimed THE HEIDI CHRONICLES. BWW Minneapolis got to know here a little better in this interview. (more...)
DISENCHANTED! Comes to Minneapolis' Illusion Theater, 10/30-11/23
by BWW News Desk on September 25, 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 Oct. 30). (more...)
Photo Coverage: IVEY Awards Celebrate 10 Years in Twin Cities Theatre
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on September 27, 2014

IVEY celebrates Twin Cities theatre professionals each year and for 10 years, the community has come out in style to the State Theatre in Minneapolis. BWW Minneapolis captured the beautiful people of Twin Cities theatre on the Red Carpet and the Step & Repeat before the show. (Part 2) (more...)
Photo Coverage: IVEY Awards Celebrate 10 Years in Twin Cities
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on September 27, 2014

IVEY celebrates Twin Cities theatre professionals each year and for 10 years, the community has come out in style to the State Theatre in Minneapolis. BWW Minneapolis captured the beautiful people of Twin Cities theatre on the Red Carpet and the Step & Repeat before the show. (Part 1) (more...)
Tickets to DIRTY DANCING at Orpheum Theatre Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk on September 24, 2014

Tickets for the Minneapolis premiere of Dirty Dancing-The Classic Story On Stage are on sale now. The staged musical of this worldwide smash-hit film debuts at the Orpheum Theatre October 7-19, 2014 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. (more...)
2014 IVEY AWARDS Honor Illusion Theater Directors, Tyler Michaels and More
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2014

For the first time in the Iveys' 10-year history, two people will share the Lifetime Achievement Award. Michael Robins and Bonnie Morris, co-producing directors of Illusion Theater, were honored at the celebration of Twin Cities theater on September 22 at the Historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Versatile actor-singer-dancer-improviser Tyler Michaels received the Emerging Artist Award. (more...)
Brave New Workshop Sets 2014 Holiday Show
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2014

The Brave New Workshop Theatre (BNW) has announced the title and cast of its holiday show, 'Twerking Around the Christmas Tree.' Previews for the show run November 7-14, with opening night on Saturday, November 15. 'Twerking Around the Christmas Tree' runs through January 31. 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/ (more...)
Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company to Open Season with NEW JERUSALEM, 10/18-11/9
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2014

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) launches its fall season with New Jerusalem, The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656. This production runs from October 18 - November 9, 2014 at the Hillcrest Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Tickets range in price from $19 - $28. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651)647-4315 or visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Yellow Tree Theatre Recruits an All-Star Team for their Sweet, Funny, Beautiful Production of THE RAINMAKER
by Jill Schafer on September 22, 2014

Sometimes something or someone comes along in life that changes everything. Such is Starbuck, aka THE RAINMAKER, to the Curry family in Depression era middle America in N. Richard Nash's play 60-year-old play. Yellow Tree Theatre is mounting a lovely new production of this play with an all-star team of YTT regulars and newcomers. It's funny and sweet, hopeful and devastating, a prime example of the beautiful theater that Yellow Tree has been doing for going on seven years, made only richer by the influx of talent from the larger Twin Cities theater scene. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 9/21/2014
by BWW on September 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/21/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)
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...)

 
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