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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/27; St. Petersburg, Seattle, Sweden & More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/27
Posted: Mar. 27, 2015


Illusion Theater to Premiere New Lee Blessing Play, Begin. 4/24Illusion Theater to Premiere New Lee Blessing Play, Begin. 4/24
Posted: Mar. 25, 2015


BWW Preview: The ILLUSIONISTS at the Ordway CenterBWW Preview: The ILLUSIONISTS at the Ordway Center
Posted: Mar. 25, 2015


Ivey Awards & Solve Partner for 2015 Creative CampaignIvey Awards & Solve Partner for 2015 Creative Campaign
Posted: Mar. 24, 2015


BWW Reviews: Theatre Forever's New Original Creation NATURE CROWN is a Lovely, Amusing, Poignant Look at the Idea of HomeBWW Reviews: Theatre Forever's Lovely, Amusing, Poignant NATURE CROWN
Posted: Mar. 25, 2015


BWW Reviews: The Original Auto-Biographical Musical FRUIT FLY: THE MUSICAL is a Hilarious and Endearing Ode to FriendshipBWW Reviews: The Hilarious and Endearing FRUIT FLY: THE MUSICAL
Posted: Mar. 30, 2015


Freshwater Theatre's IF YOU DON'T WEAKEN Begins TonightFreshwater Theatre's IF YOU DON'T WEAKEN Begins Tonight
Posted: Mar. 28, 2015


ANNIE National Tour Comes to the Orpheum Theatre TonightANNIE National Tour Comes to the Orpheum Theatre Tonight
Posted: Mar. 31, 2015


Brave New Workshop Sets MAD VAX: BEYOND MEASLEDOME as Spring/Summer ShowBrave New Workshop Sets MAD VAX: BEYOND MEASLEDOME as Spring/Summer Show
Posted: Mar. 26, 2015


Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/29/2015Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/29/2015
Posted: Mar. 29, 2015


ANNIE National Tour Comes to the Orpheum Theatre Tonight ANNIE National Tour Comes to the Orpheum Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk on March 31, 2015

The Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Annie is coming to Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre today, March 31- April 5, 2015 as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season. ). Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of Annie will be a brand new physical incarnation of the historic Tony Award-winning original. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 29 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 29
by on March 29, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 29, 2015. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/29/2015 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/29/2015
by BWW on March 29, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/29/2015 for Minneapolis (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Original Auto-Biographical Musical FRUIT FLY: THE MUSICAL is a Hilarious and Endearing Ode to Friendship BWW Reviews: The Original Auto-Biographical Musical FRUIT FLY: THE MUSICAL is a Hilarious and Endearing Ode to Friendship
by Jill Schafer on March 30, 2015

Have you ever imagined your life as a musical? Lifelong BFFs Max and Sheena have done more than imagine it - they've written it! And since in addition to being best friends, Max Wojtanowicz and Sheena Janson are both super talented music-theater artists* (you may know Max from the Children's Theatre and Sheena from numerous production with Mu Performing Arts), the result is a musical that's not only fun and entertaining, but also brutally honest and from the heart. FRUIT FLY: THE MUSICAL began as a hit Fringe show in 2012 and has had several workshops and readings since, and is now a full-fledged show at Illusion Theater. Each time I see it, it has a bit more depth, but always retains the beautiful, poignant, hilarious, endearing heart that is this real life friendship. (more...)
Freshwater Theatre's IF YOU DON'T WEAKEN Begins Tonight Freshwater Theatre's IF YOU DON'T WEAKEN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk on March 28, 2015

Freshwater Theatre Company returns in 2015 with the world premiere of If You Don't Weaken, a new Jewish comedy by local playwright Jenna Zark. (more...)
Brave New Workshop Sets MAD VAX: BEYOND MEASLEDOME as Spring/Summer Show Brave New Workshop Sets MAD VAX: BEYOND MEASLEDOME as Spring/Summer Show
by BWW News Desk on March 26, 2015

The Brave New Workshop Theatre (BNW) has announced cast and title for its 2015 spring/summer show: 'Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome.' Previews for the show run May 7-15, with opening night on Saturday, May 16. The show runs through August 1. All performances are at the Brave New Workshop Theatre main stage at 824 Hennepin Avenue, Downtown Minneapolis. Tickets for 'Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome' are on sale beginning Thursday, March 26 at (612) 332-6620 or http://theatre.bravenewworkshop.com/ (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/27; St. Petersburg, Seattle, Sweden & More! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/27; St. Petersburg, Seattle, Sweden & More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 27, 2015

In this week's Regional Roundup, BroadwayWorld.com features productions from Washington, DC, Baltimore, San Francisco, Sweden and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below! (more...)
BWW Reviews: Theatre Forever's New Original Creation NATURE CROWN is a Lovely, Amusing, Poignant Look at the Idea of Home BWW Reviews: Theatre Forever's New Original Creation NATURE CROWN is a Lovely, Amusing, Poignant Look at the Idea of Home
by Jill Schafer on March 25, 2015

I went to see Theatre Forever's newest creation NATURE CROWN in the Guthrie's Dowling Studio Theater not knowing what it was about. I left the theater still not knowing exactly what it was about, except that it's lovely, delightful, innovative, poignant, creative, and incredibly moving. The original fairy tale deals with the ideas of home, place, and change, but I'll let creator and director Jon Ferguson explain it: 'It's about returning to a source or place of origin, honoring that place and letting it go, all at the same time. It's about love and change and re-connection. And that's what I hope for everyone. Through the experience of this play I hope that this story and this place becomes yours. I hope that we find parallels between us, to better understand each other, and ourselves, in order to live better together.' (more...)
Illusion Theater to Premiere New Lee Blessing Play, Begin. 4/24 Illusion Theater to Premiere New Lee Blessing Play, Begin. 4/24
by BWW News Desk on March 25, 2015

Illusion Theater will present the world premiere of Lee Blessing's FOR THE LOYAL, a provocative exploration of one woman's attempt to stand up to powerful institutional forces while remaining true to herself. The thoughtful and absorbing drama opens on April 24 and runs through May 16 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...)
BWW Preview: The ILLUSIONISTS at the Ordway Center BWW Preview: The ILLUSIONISTS at the Ordway Center
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on March 25, 2015

The Ordway presents an unusual and box-office smashing show now through March 29 that is not the usual song and dance. (more...)
Ivey Awards & Solve Partner for 2015 Creative Campaign Ivey Awards & Solve Partner for 2015 Creative Campaign
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2015

With a goal of celebrating the Twin Cities' robust professional theater scene, and particularly, The Ivey Award Show, Solve has been tapped to elevate awareness and interest in the local theater community for 2015. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 22 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 22
by on March 22, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 22, 2015. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/22/2015 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/22/2015
by BWW on March 22, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/22/2015 for Minneapolis (more...)
BWW Reviews: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - THE MUSICAL at the Old Log BWW Reviews: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - THE MUSICAL at the Old Log
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on March 23, 2015

A fast, fun, flirtatious farce that takes place in the French Riviera is perfectly suited to take audiences away from it all in the Twin Cities out to the Old Log Theater for a little spring break. (more...)
Kennedy Center Names 2015 Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award Winners Kennedy Center Names 2015 Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award Winners
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the 2015 winners of Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards -- a series of annual grants which recognize American teachers by spotlighting their extraordinary impact on the lives of students. Thirteen teachers were selected in 2015 from a pool of nominations received through the Kennedy Center's website. Award recipients each receive $10,000 and are showcased, along with the people they inspired, on a website dedicated to inspirational teachers. The awards were created in honor of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday in 2010 and were initiated and funded through the generous support of Myrna and Freddie Gershon. (more...)
BWW Interviews: MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY's Anne Washburn Ponders Pop Culture After the Apocalypse BWW Interviews: MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY's Anne Washburn Ponders Pop Culture After the Apocalypse
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on March 20, 2015

Playwright Anne Washburn describes the inspiration and her thoughts behind the play that will open at the Guthrie Theater March 31, 2015, in this Q&A. (more...)
Mixed Blood Theatre's Next Production Opens 4/17 Mixed Blood Theatre's Next Production Opens 4/17
by BWW News Desk on March 19, 2015

Centering on the lives of four strippers, and propelled by the poetry and athleticism of live pole dancing, PUSSY VALLEY is a profound exploration of the African American, white, gay, straight, young, and old denizens of a strip club in contemporary rural Mississippi. Embedded in a world of poverty, abuse, power imbalances, racism, jealousy, homophobia, abandonment, and sexploitation, this searing drama reveals resilient women in pursuit of happiness, stability, motherhood, independence, a decent living, and romance, always battling for personal integrity. (more...)
Park Square to Present Sharr White's THE OTHER PLACE Next Month Park Square to Present Sharr White's THE OTHER PLACE Next Month
by BWW News Desk on March 19, 2015

Park Square continues its inaugural two-stage season next month with Sharr White's psychological thriller, THE OTHER PLACE. (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Hilarious '60s Romantic Farce BOEING BOEING is Perfectly Executed by Torch Theater BWW Reviews: The Hilarious '60s Romantic Farce BOEING BOEING is Perfectly Executed by Torch Theater
by Jill Schafer on March 20, 2015

BOEING BOEING is the perfect screwball comedy. Though this tale of an American playboy in Paris with three 'air hostess' fiances was a hit in France, the English translation flopped on Broadway in 1965. But the revival over 40 years later was a hit and spurred a flood of regional productions around the country. Fortunately for Twin Cities theater-goers, Torch Theater chose it as one of it's 2015 shows at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage. With a stellar cast, spot on direction, and a swinging '60s vibe created by set, costumes, and music, it's practically perfect in every way (to quote that other big show). I can't remember the last time I laughed so much at the theater! (more...)
Old Log Theatre's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Begins Today Old Log Theatre's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Begins Today
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2015

The Old Log Theatre presents the Tony Award nominated DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS- The Musical with a cast of 18, featuring Peter Moore, Eric Morris, Kaylyn Forkey, James Michael Detmar, Jen Burleigh-Bentz and Aylssa Seifert. Directed by R. Kent Knutson and Musical Director Raymond Berg (more...)
Gadfly Theatre Productions' VILE AFFECTIONS Begins Today Gadfly Theatre Productions' VILE AFFECTIONS Begins Today
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2015

Local theatre company Gadfly Theatre Productions to showcase Vanda's Vile Affections. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/20; New Jersey, St. Louis, LA, Sydney & More! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/20; New Jersey, St. Louis, LA, Sydney & More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 20, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatre site on the net, now reaches over five million monthly viewers, covering theatre and beyond in over 100 U.S. cities and 30 international regions. (more...)
Old Log Theatre to Present DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, Begin. 3/20 Old Log Theatre to Present DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, Begin. 3/20
by BWW News Desk on March 18, 2015

The Old Log Theatre will present the Tony Award nominated DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS- The Musical with a cast of 18, featuring Peter Moore, Eric Morris, Kaylyn Forkey, James Michael Detmar, Jen Burleigh-Bentz and Aylssa Seifert. Directed by R. Kent Knutson and Musical Director Raymond Berg (more...)
Playwrights' Center to Present Readings of ROMEO & NAOMI RAMIREZ, 4/6-7 Playwrights' Center to Present Readings of ROMEO & NAOMI RAMIREZ, 4/6-7
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2015

The Playwrights' Center presents two public readings of Core Writer Kathryn Walat's 'Romeo & Naomi Ramirez,' April 6 and 7 at 7 p.m., as the final events in the Center's 2014-15 Ruth Easton New Play Series. (more...)
ANNIE National Tour to Play Orpheum Theatre, 3/31-4/5 ANNIE National Tour to Play Orpheum Theatre, 3/31-4/5
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2015

The Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Annie is coming to Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre March 31- April 5, 2015 as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season. ). Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of Annie will be a brand new physical incarnation of the historic Tony Award-winning original. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)