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STAGE TUBE: DISGRACED's Josh Radnor on How a Single Theatre Educator Changed His LifeTV: Josh Radnor on How a Single Theatre Educator Changed His Life
Posted: Jan. 27, 2015


BWW Reviews: Transatlantic Love Affair Brings Their Trademark Inventive Physical Theater Style to the Exquisitely Lovely THESE OLD SHOESBWW Reviews: Transatlantic Love Affair's Exquisitely Lovely THESE OLD SHOES
Posted: Jan. 30, 2015


BWW Reviews: Variations on a Theme - Three Musicals, THE COLOR PURPLE, CALVIN BERGER, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, All Speak to Beauty and Self-WorthBWW Reviews: COLOR PURPLE, CALVIN BERGER, and LA CAGE
Posted: Jan. 27, 2015


BWW Interviews: The Guthrie's MIDSUMMER Queen Christina Acosta RobinsonBWW Interviews: MIDSUMMER Queen Christina Acosta Robinson
Posted: Jan. 29, 2015


CTC's THE BIGGEST LITTLE HOUSE IN THE FOREST to Delight Toddlers, Beginning 2/3CTC's THE BIGGEST LITTLE HOUSE IN THE FOREST to Delight Toddlers, Beginning 2/3
Posted: Jan. 29, 2015


Illusion Theater to Present THURGOOD, Starring James Craven, 3/6-15Illusion Theater to Present THURGOOD, Starring James Craven, 3/6-15
Posted: Jan. 29, 2015


Stages Theatre Company Offers Sensory Friendly Performance of GOODNIGHT MOON TodayStages Theatre Company Offers Sensory Friendly Performance of GOODNIGHT MOON Today
Posted: Jan. 31, 2015


Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/01/2015Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/01/2015
Posted: Feb. 1, 2015


Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 1/25/2015Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 1/25/2015
Posted: Jan. 25, 2015


Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/01/2015 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/01/2015
by BWW on February 01, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/01/2015 for Minneapolis (more...)
Stages Theatre Company Offers Sensory Friendly Performance of GOODNIGHT MOON Today Stages Theatre Company Offers Sensory Friendly Performance of GOODNIGHT MOON Today
by BWW News Desk on January 31, 2015

Stages Theatre Company will offer a special Sensory Friendly Performance of Goodnight Moon: The Musical. The special performance will take place today, January 31st at 10am. To reserve tickets call 952-979-1111, option 4. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Transatlantic Love Affair Brings Their Trademark Inventive Physical Theater Style to the Exquisitely Lovely THESE OLD SHOES BWW Reviews: Transatlantic Love Affair Brings Their Trademark Inventive Physical Theater Style to the Exquisitely Lovely THESE OLD SHOES
by Jill Schafer on January 30, 2015

I'll never forget the first time I saw Transatlantic Love Affair. It was the 'Audience Pick' show at the end of a long and exhausting 2012 Fringe Festival. I was tired and crabby and fringed out, but from the moment the lights went down on ASH LAND, TLA transported me to another world, a world so specifically and beautifully created on a bare stage by a group of performers using nothing but their bodies, voices, and souls to communicate the story. I've seen them a number of times since then, both at the Fringe and as part of Illusion Theater's 'Lights Up' series, and they continue to move me beyond what just 'ordinary' theater is able to do. TLA returned to Illusion Theater last night with a remount of their 2013 Fringe hit THESE OLD SHOES, a touching story of time, memory, regret, second chances, and long lost love rediscovered. In everything they do, TLA is nothing less than exquisite. But disappointingly, the theater last night was not as full as it should have been. My goal in writing this piece is to get as many people as possible to go see THESE OLD SHOES. You cannot call yourself a true Twin Cities theater fan if you've never seen Transatlantic Love Affair, and there's no better place to start than with this achingly lovely show. (more...)
CTC's THE BIGGEST LITTLE HOUSE IN THE FOREST to Delight Toddlers, Beginning 2/3 CTC's THE BIGGEST LITTLE HOUSE IN THE FOREST to Delight Toddlers, Beginning 2/3
by BWW News Desk on January 29, 2015

There's always room for one more in Children's Theatre Company's production of The Biggest Little House in the Forest, a play specially designed for children ages 2 through 5, opening February 3 through March 15, 2015. (more...)
BWW Interviews: The Guthrie's MIDSUMMER Queen Christina Acosta Robinson BWW Interviews: The Guthrie's MIDSUMMER Queen Christina Acosta Robinson
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on January 29, 2015

Get to know Christina Acosta Robinson, who plays the two queens in in Joe Dowling's fantastical re-telling of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM on the Guthrie Theater's Wuertele Thrust stage. (more...)
Illusion Theater to Present THURGOOD, Starring James Craven, 3/6-15 Illusion Theater to Present THURGOOD, Starring James Craven, 3/6-15
by BWW News Desk on January 29, 2015

The Illusion Theater's 40th Anniversary Season continues with a powerful play based on the life of Justice Thurgood Marshall, starring one of the Twin Cities' most venerable actors, James Craven. A journey of epic proportions, Thurgood is an eye-opening, humorous and uplifting portrait of a true American hero on stage March 6-15 at the downtown Minneapolis theater, located on the eighth floor of the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave. Post-show panels and audience discussions follow each performance. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: DISGRACED's Josh Radnor on How a Single Theatre Educator Changed His Life STAGE TUBE: DISGRACED's Josh Radnor on How a Single Theatre Educator Changed His Life
by Stage Tube on January 27, 2015

In the video below, Josh Radnor, currently starring in Disgraced on Broadway, shares how one remarkable teacher influenced his life and career in numerous ways. Check it out! (more...)
BWW Reviews: Variations on a Theme - Three Musicals, THE COLOR PURPLE, CALVIN BERGER, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, All Speak to Beauty and Self-Worth BWW Reviews: Variations on a Theme - Three Musicals, THE COLOR PURPLE, CALVIN BERGER, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, All Speak to Beauty and Self-Worth
by Jill Schafer on January 27, 2015

At first glance, the musicals THE COLOR PURPLE, CALVIN BERGER, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES may not seem to have much in common. The settings couldn't be more different - the rural South in the early 20th century, a modern day high school, and a drag club in 1970s France. But since I happened to see them all on the same weekend, I couldn't help but draw parallels between them. All three musicals all speak to themes of beauty, identity, self-worth, and having the courage to be who you really are, despite what the world is telling you. In THE COLOR PURPLE, a young, poor, black woman is told that she's ugly and worthless, but after a lifelong journey she arrives at a place of strength and self-love. CALVIN BERGER sets the classic play Cyrano de Bergerac in a modern high school, where a young man feels that his large nose prevents him from getting what he wants in life and chooses to hide behind the handsome popular guy, both of whom eventually learn it's better to be loved for who you are. Finally, in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, a middle aged man who feels more comfortable dressed as a woman is asked by his own son to hide who he is, but confidently declares 'I am who I am!' Another thing these three musicals have in common is that they can all currently be seen on Twin Cities stages featuring talented local casts. Read on for more details on each, pick one that suits your fancy, and go see a local musical that just may inspire you to love you you really are! (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 25 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 25
by on January 25, 2015

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 25, 2015. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 1/25/2015 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 1/25/2015
by BWW on January 25, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/25/2015 for Minneapolis (more...)
GOODNIGHT MOON Opens at Stages Theatre Company Tonight GOODNIGHT MOON Opens at Stages Theatre Company Tonight
by BWW News Desk on January 23, 2015

Stages Theatre Company opens Goodnight Moon: The Musical tonight. The classic Margaret Wise Brown story book leaps off of the page and on to the stage. Goodnight Moon runs JANUARY 23, 2015 - FEBRUARY 16, 2015. A return engagement for the little bunny who wants to put off going to sleep for as long as possible. Margaret Wise Brown's 65 year old book has entertained four generations of little ones. The pictures on the wall, the toys in their box, and the moon itself all become characters in this magical production. Be sure to read the book before seeing the play. (more...)
BWW Interviews: Getting to Know I LOVE LUCY'S Thea Brooks BWW Interviews: Getting to Know I LOVE LUCY'S Thea Brooks
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on January 23, 2015

Thea Brooks stars in the national tour of I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE, playing at Minneapolis' State Theatre through Jan. 25, 2014. BWW Minneapolis got to find out more about her and the unique show in this fun Getting to Know interview. (more...)
Minneapolis Musical Theatre Presents CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Now thru 2/15 Minneapolis Musical Theatre Presents CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Now thru 2/15
by BWW News Desk on January 23, 2015

Calvin Berger, a modern, musical comedy about a boy, a girl...and a nose, based loosely on the timeless classic Cyrano de Bergerac and set in high school, makes its area premiere in a Minneapolis Musical Theatre (MMT) production running tonight, January 23, through February 15, 2015 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre. (more...)
Theatre Pro Rata to Present THE WOODSMAN, Opening 3/7 Theatre Pro Rata to Present THE WOODSMAN, Opening 3/7
by BWW News Desk on January 21, 2015

On Saturday, March 7, Theatre Pro Rata opens The Woodsman by Steven Fechter at the Nimbus Theater in Minneapolis. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 18 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 18
by on January 18, 2015

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 18, 2015. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 1/18/2015 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 1/18/2015
by BWW on January 18, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/18/2015 for Minneapolis (more...)
BWW Reviews: Loudmouth Collective Closes their Third Season with A BRIGHT NEW BOISE, Another Smart, Intense, Funny, Beautifully Acted and Directed Play BWW Reviews: Loudmouth Collective Closes their Third Season with A BRIGHT NEW BOISE, Another Smart, Intense, Funny, Beautifully Acted and Directed Play
by Jill Schafer on January 19, 2015

Loudmouth Collective is closing their third season with another show that is firmly in their wheelhouse of smart, deep, intense, often funny, always thought-provoking, small cast, beautifully directed and acted plays. I've been with them since the beginning, when the surprisingly sweet and touching GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES landed on my favorites list that year. Since then they've done a couple of stellar one-man shows, an absurd comedy, and a Fringe show about talking cats. A BRIGHT NEW BOISE fits in well with that group of plays and helps to further define Loudmouth's point of view, one that's definitely worth paying attention to. It's a beautifully complex play, at times funny, at times utterly devastating, and completely engrossing. I know it's only mid-January, but this is by far the best thing I've seen so far this year. (more...)
George Brant's MARIE AND ROSETTA Set for Playwrights' Center, 2/2-3 George Brant's MARIE AND ROSETTA Set for Playwrights' Center, 2/2-3
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2015

The popular Ruth Easton New Play series at the Playwrights' Center continues in February with readings of the new play "Marie and Rosetta" by Core Writer George Brant. The play with music, about gospel greats Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Marie Knight, will have two public readings: Monday, February 2 and Tuesday, February 3 at 7 p.m. at the Playwrights' Center, 2301 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. The readings are free but tickets go fast so claim yours at pwcenter.org before they are gone. (more...)
2014 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Winners Announced - Tyler Michaels, Sally Ann Wright & More! 2014 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Winners Announced - Tyler Michaels, Sally Ann Wright & More!
by BWW Special Coverage on January 14, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 Minneapolis winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)
Photo Flash: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour Celebrates Music Legacy With High Fashion Portraits Photo Flash: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour Celebrates Music Legacy With High Fashion Portraits
by BWW News Desk on January 13, 2015

While in Minneapolis, MN company members from Motown the Musical, under the direction of cast member Christian Dante White, worked with celebrity photographer Brent Dundore to capture the essence of the Motown artists they portray every night onstage in a high fashion shoot. Scroll down for photos! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Tony Awards Launch 'Excellence in Theatre Education Award'- Stars Thank Their Teachers! STAGE TUBE: Tony Awards Launch 'Excellence in Theatre Education Award'- Stars Thank Their Teachers!
by Stage Tube on January 12, 2015

Today, inspirational theatre educators across the United States have a first-ever chance at the Tony spotlight. The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have announced that nominations are now open for the inaugural 'Excellence in Theatre Education Award.' (more...)
Got a Favorite Theatre Teacher? Nominations Are Now Open for the Excellence in Theatre Education Tony Award! Got a Favorite Theatre Teacher? Nominations Are Now Open for the Excellence in Theatre Education Tony Award!
by BWW Special Coverage on January 11, 2015

Announced back in April, details have now been revealed as nominations have opened for the new, special Tony Award which will be presented to honor kindergarten through high-school (K-12) theatre educators. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 1/11/2015 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 1/11/2015
by BWW on January 11, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/11/2015 for Minneapolis (more...)
BWW Interviews: Getting to Know THE MISANTHROPE Director Adrian Balbontin BWW Interviews: Getting to Know THE MISANTHROPE Director Adrian Balbontin
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on January 09, 2015

THE MISANTHROPE, a classic play with a new and unique interpretation is playing the Bryant Lake Bowl now, and BWW Minneapolis got to know a little more about the director who brought it there. (more...)
Mixed Blood Theatre's 55454 SERIES Continues with AFRICAN AMERICA Mixed Blood Theatre's 55454 SERIES Continues with AFRICAN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk on January 07, 2015

The 55454 SERIES, Africans and Muslims in America, continues with AFRICAN AMERICA, written by Mixed Blood favorite Warren C. Bowles. In this 45 minute family show, a young professional African American woman, proud of her Afrocentric identity, is educated by a Pan-African interloper who helps her explore the complexity of the continent's disparate languages, cultures, races, and politics. This new friend introduces her to daily influences from South Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, Libya, and Liberia. Debunking myths of a monolithic African culture, it includes Kikuyu morality tales, stories of indigenous clans and their marked differences, self-determination and sovereignty, and proud aftermaths of post-colonial independence. It is laced with surprises, education, and attitude. Ghanaian Ansa Akyea makes his directorial debut, leading a cast of Equity actors Aaliyah Habeeb, Hope Cervantes, and Sasha Andreev. (more...)
Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces Fall 2014 SpotLight Musical Theatre Program Honors Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces Fall 2014 SpotLight Musical Theatre Program Honors
by BWW News Desk on January 06, 2015

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today the fall 2014 honorees recognizing theatre accomplishments by Minnesota students and schools participating in the 2014-15 SpotLight Musical Theatre Program. (more...)
Stages Theatre Company to Offer Sensory Friendly Performance of GOODNIGHT MOON, 1/31 Stages Theatre Company to Offer Sensory Friendly Performance of GOODNIGHT MOON, 1/31
by BWW News Desk on January 06, 2015

Stages Theatre Company will offer a special Sensory Friendly Performance of Goodnight Moon: The Musical. The special performance will take place on January 31st at 10am. To reserve tickets call 952-979-1111, option 4. (more...)
THE MISANTHROPE Runs at The Bryant-Lake Bowl thru Jan 17 THE MISANTHROPE Runs at The Bryant-Lake Bowl thru Jan 17
by BWW News Desk on January 05, 2015

A brand new production of the classic comedy The Misanthrope is running at The Bryant-Lake Bowl in Minneapolis through January 17. (more...)
BWW Reviews: 2 SUGARS, ROOM FOR CREAM is a Hilarious, Poignant, and Relatable Look at Life, Friendship, and Coffee BWW Reviews: 2 SUGARS, ROOM FOR CREAM is a Hilarious, Poignant, and Relatable Look at Life, Friendship, and Coffee
by Jill Schafer on January 12, 2015

Next Sunday, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, two of the funniest women in America, will host the Golden Globes. Until then, we have Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, two of the funniest women in the Twin Cities, presiding over a delightful evening of comedy, friendship, and coffee. Their 2008 Fringe hit 2 SUGARS, ROOM FOR CREAM has gone through many incarnations, won an Ivey Award, and has now landed on Park Square Theatre's new Andy Boss thrust stage. Even though this is the third time I've seen it and many of the scenes and characters are familiar to me, it still makes me laugh until I cry, and marvel at the universality of life experiences, and the thing that binds us all together - coffee. From bad church basement coffee to the gourmet stuff at fancy coffee shops, it's a running theme in many of our lives and helps us get through the day, and the long cold winter. This show is a celebration of that, but more so a celebration of friendship and laughter. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 1/04/2015 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 1/04/2015
by BWW on January 04, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/04/2015 for Minneapolis (more...)
Minneapolis Musical Theatre to Present CYRANO DE BERGERAC, 1/23-2/15 Minneapolis Musical Theatre to Present CYRANO DE BERGERAC, 1/23-2/15
by BWW News Desk on January 02, 2015

Calvin Berger, a modern, musical comedy about a boy, a girl...and a nose, based loosely on the timeless classic Cyrano de Bergerac and set in high school, makes its area premiere in a Minneapolis Musical Theatre (MMT) production running January 23-February 15, 2015 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre. With book, music and lyrics by the award-winning Barry Wyner, Calvin Berger is directed by Joshua James Campbell working with MMT's new artistic director, Christian Unser. Local actor Gregory Adam stars as Calvin, returning to MMT after his scene-stealing turn as the sexy and conniving Raoul in the recent production of Eating Raoul. (more...)
POP UP MUSICAL Begins Next Month at Plymouth Playhouse POP UP MUSICAL Begins Next Month at Plymouth Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on December 31, 2014

What happens when you combine four performers, treasured Broadway tunes, pop-up charts brimming with backstage trivia and outrageous remarks on stage? POP UP MUSICAL, a Broadway revue with a sense of humor previewing January 21, 22, opening January 23 continuing through June 14, 2015 at the Plymouth Playhouse. (more...)
Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company to Remount ROSE with Sally Wingert Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company to Remount ROSE with Sally Wingert
by BWW News Desk on December 29, 2014

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) will remount its Ivey Award-winning production, Rose, starring Sally Wingert, for a limited engagement this January. (more...)
Join the BWW Interns & Contributors Team! Join the BWW Interns & Contributors Team!
by BWW News Desk on December 29, 2014

If you're a reader of BroadwayWorld.com but have always wanted to contribute in a different way, why not consider an internship or contributor position? BWW offers positions to fit all types of skills and interests, including tech internships, newsdesk, contributing editors and more! Check out the current opportunities below and get in touch with us to learn more! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 12/28/2014 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 12/28/2014
by BWW on December 28, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/28/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)
Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards
by BWW Special Coverage on December 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)
Brave New Workshop's New Show FIFTY SHADES OF GRAVY to Begin Feb 6 Brave New Workshop's New Show FIFTY SHADES OF GRAVY to Begin Feb 6
by BWW News Desk on December 23, 2014

The Brave New Workshop Theatre (BNW) is pleased to announce the cast and title for its 2015 winter show: 'Fifty Shades of Gravy' Previews for the show run February 6-12, 2014, with opening night on Friday, February 13. The show runs through May 2. (more...)
BWW Reviews: 7th House Theater has Created a Quietly Stunning New Original Musical in JONAH AND THE WHALE BWW Reviews: 7th House Theater has Created a Quietly Stunning New Original Musical in JONAH AND THE WHALE
by Jill Schafer on December 23, 2014

Friends, the future of Minnesota theater, and perhaps American theater, is here. It can currently be seen in the Guthrie Theater's 9th floor Dowling Studio, where a group of smart, talented, ambitious, dedicated, hard-working young music-theater artists have created a beautiful new original musical, based on the biblical story of Jonah. It's everything I want theater to be - fresh, innovative, delightful, heart-breaking, inspiring, genuine, and epic. This is 7th House Theater's fourth production in less than two years, and they continue to explore new ideas and push the boundaries of what theater can be. They've proven themselves with three low-budget but high-quality productions, and now have the resources of the Guthrie behind them to expand even further in this production. The result is beautiful and breath-taking. If 7th House is the future of theater, we're in good hands. (more...)
Gadfly's QUEER! Set for Pop-Up Performances Across the Twin Cities Next Month Gadfly's QUEER! Set for Pop-Up Performances Across the Twin Cities Next Month
by BWW News Desk on December 22, 2014

QUEER! is making a comeback all across the Twin Cities with pop up performances at some of your favorite neighborhood venues! Partnering with some amazing organizations here in the metro, we have been able to bring QUEER! to 3 entirely new venues in January. All venues only cost $10 (although you are more than welcome to give give give so much more if you are able). (more...)
Qui Nguyen's DUST to Play Playwrights' Center Qui Nguyen's DUST to Play Playwrights' Center
by BWW News Desk on December 22, 2014

The Playwrights' Center kicked off its 2014-15 Ruth Easton New Play series in December with two full-to-fire-code-capacity readings of Kira Obolensky's new play "Forget Me Not When Far Away." In January, Twin Cities theater fans have another opportunity for an exclusive experience with a new play in progress, when the series continues with Core Writer Qui Nguyen's new play "Dust." (more...)

 
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