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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/17; UAB's AVENUE Q, UNCLE VANYA in DC, JOSEPH in New Orleans & More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/17
Posted: Apr. 17, 2015


A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Will Kick Off National Tour in September; Schedule Set!A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Will Kick Off National Tour in September; Schedule Set!
Posted: Apr. 13, 2015


BWW Interviews: BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Kersten Rodau, PhD in Twin Cities Theatre?BWW Interviews: BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Kersten Rodau
Posted: Apr. 15, 2015


BWW Reviews: Park Square Theatre is Currently Presenting Two Small Gems on its Two Stages - SHOOTING STAR and THE OTHER PLACEBWW Reviews: Park Square Theatre's SHOOTING STAR and THE OTHER PLACE
Posted: Apr. 13, 2015


Theatre Pro Rata to Open THE ILLUSION This JuneTheatre Pro Rata to Open THE ILLUSION This June
Posted: Apr. 14, 2015


Anthony Bourdain Coming to State Theatre, 7/24Anthony Bourdain Coming to State Theatre, 7/24
Posted: Apr. 14, 2015


Theatre in the Round Players to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 4/24-5/17Theatre in the Round Players to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 4/24-5/17
Posted: Apr. 13, 2015


15th Annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival Set for Ordway, 5/30-3115th Annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival Set for Ordway, 5/30-31
Posted: Apr. 17, 2015


Gadfly Theatre Productions' QUEER! to ContinueGadfly Theatre Productions' QUEER! to Continue
Posted: Apr. 14, 2015


Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/12/2015Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/12/2015
Posted: Apr. 12, 2015


15th Annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival Set for Ordway, 5/30-31 15th Annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival Set for Ordway, 5/30-31
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2015

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts marks the 15th Annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival in 2015. The world-class family event - one of the largest children's festivals of its kind in the country - showcases diverse art, cultures and perspectives from more than 25 different countries. The May 30-31 Family Weekend line-up features local, regional and international artists on indoor and outdoor stages in downtown Saint Paul's Rice Park, Landmark Center, Landmark Plaza, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and the Lehr Theater. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/17; UAB's AVENUE Q, UNCLE VANYA in DC, JOSEPH in New Orleans & More! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/17; UAB's AVENUE Q, UNCLE VANYA in DC, JOSEPH in New Orleans & More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 17, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Birmingham, Washington, DC., New Orleans, Germany and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include The University of Alabama's AVENUE Q, UNCLE VANYA in DC, and JOSEPH in New Orleans, just to name a few. (more...)
Theatre Pro Rata to Open THE ILLUSION This June Theatre Pro Rata to Open THE ILLUSION This June
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2015

?On Friday, June 12, Theatre Pro Rata opens The Illusion by Tony Kushner at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul. The play is being produced as part of the inaugural season of the new Andy Boss Thrust Stage and as part of Park Square's Theatres in Residence Series. (more...)
BWW Interviews: BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Kersten Rodau, PhD in Twin Cities Theatre? BWW Interviews: BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Kersten Rodau, PhD in Twin Cities Theatre?
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on April 15, 2015

Kersten Rodau is a well-known performer in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul theatre scene with countless shows to her credit, but perhaps she's earned her PhD in musical theatre by being a cast member of seven of the Ordway Center's BROADWAY SONGBOOK series. (more...)
Anthony Bourdain Coming to State Theatre, 7/24 Anthony Bourdain Coming to State Theatre, 7/24
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2015

Anthony Bourdain, internationally renowned chef, author and Emmy-award winning television host, returns to the State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., downtown Minneapolis) with his all new live show Close to the Bone. Set for 8 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2015, this evening of candid and hysterical stories about his life's work and travels serves audiences with Bourdain's unyielding, brutally honest views on diverse culture, street cuisine and his travels to lesser-known locations around the world. An open question and answer session will follow. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015. Visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787 for tickets and more information. (more...)
Gadfly Theatre Productions' QUEER! to Continue Gadfly Theatre Productions' QUEER! to Continue
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2015

Gadfly Theatre Productions' hit performance arts piece, QUEER! confronts the marginalization queer people face not only from the world at large, but within the queer community--and it's BACK for two performances only! QUEER! is comprised of monologues and short scenes taken from open calls for submissions and interviews conducted with people from all over the LGBTQQIA* spectrum, written by Cassandra Snow and Immanuel Elliott. (more...)
Theatre in the Round Players to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 4/24-5/17 Theatre in the Round Players to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 4/24-5/17
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2015

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) presents "Bedroom Farce" in weekend performances April 24 through May 17, 2015. (more...)
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Will Kick Off National Tour in September; Schedule Set! A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Will Kick Off National Tour in September; Schedule Set!
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2015

The 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, will launch its First National Tour in September 2015, producer Joey Parnes announced today. The tour route includes stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington DC, and Toronto, among many other markets. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Park Square Theatre is Currently Presenting Two Small Gems on its Two Stages - SHOOTING STAR and THE OTHER PLACE BWW Reviews: Park Square Theatre is Currently Presenting Two Small Gems on its Two Stages - SHOOTING STAR and THE OTHER PLACE
by Jill Schafer on April 13, 2015

I don't know if you've noticed, but there's something exciting going on in downtown St. Paul. In what's usually regarded as the sleepier of the Twin Cities, Park Square Theatre has recently opened a second stage in the Historic Hamm Building on lovely 7th Place. This extra space has allowed them to do some great things in the last few months, including producing regional premieres, partnering with local theater companies (look for shows by Sandbox Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata, and Girl Friday Productions this spring and summer), an increased focus on diversity, and continuing their commitment to students. They currently have three fantastic shows playing on the two stages, including student matinees of an effectively condensed ROMEO AND JULIET. But for us grown-ups, the two stages offer two very different but both excellent choices: the bittersweet comedy SHOOTING STAR on the Proscenium Stage, and the emotional drama THE OTHER PLACE on the new Boss Stage. Read on to make your choice, but hurry, both shows close on April 19. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/12/2015 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/12/2015
by BWW on April 12, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/12/2015 for Minneapolis (more...)
Stages Theatre Company's ONE-DOG CANOE Begins Tonight Stages Theatre Company's ONE-DOG CANOE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2015

Stages Theatre Company will present ONE-DOG CANOE, tonight, April 10 - May 10, 2015. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/10; A CHORUS LINE in Columbus, THE HOBBIT in Detroit, NEW JERUSALEM in Miami and More! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/10; A CHORUS LINE in Columbus, THE HOBBIT in Detroit, NEW JERUSALEM in Miami and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 10, 2015

Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include NEW JERUSALEM at Gablestage in Miami, A CHORUS LINE at Short North Stage in Columbus, THE HOBBIT at Detroit's Actors Theatre Company, just to name a few. (more...)
PETER PAN Begins 4/21 at Children's Theatre Company PETER PAN Begins 4/21 at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on April 09, 2015

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is thrilled to present Peter Pan the Musical for the first time on our stage, April 21 through June 21, 2015 on the UnitedHealth Group Stage. Ivey Award-winner Peter Rothstein directs with choreography by Joe Chvala (Flying Foot Forum). The creative team of national theatre luminaries includes Set Designer Walt Spangler (Broadway credits include A Christmas Story the Musical, Scandalous, Desire Under the Elms), Costume Designer Linda Cho (Tony Award for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) and Sound Designer Philip S. Rosenberg (Broadway credits include The Elephant Man and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder). (more...)
The Turkeys Coming to ETC Theatre, 4/24-25 The Turkeys Coming to ETC Theatre, 4/24-25
by BWW News Desk on April 09, 2015

Twin Cities comedy powerhouse group The Turkeys are back at the Brave New Workshop (BNW) ETC Theatre for what they've dubbed The Turkeys' Comedy Party. The shows will take place at the BNW's ETC Theatre on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 at 9pm. Tickets are on sale now and are available for purchase via the BNW box office online at http://theatre.bravenewworkshop.com/NowShowing/SpecialEventsStandup.aspx or at the door the day of the show. (more...)
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, A LIE OF THE MIND & More Set for Theatre Pro Rata's 2015-16 Season THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, A LIE OF THE MIND & More Set for Theatre Pro Rata's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk on April 07, 2015

Theatre Pro Rata announced its 2015-2016 season today, featuring A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard, the Tony Award-winning The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, and The Knight of the Burning Pestle by Francis Beaumont, a rollicking satire of the theater (and its audience members) from the Jacobean era. (more...)
Tim Jennings Exits CTC for Shaw Festival; Hunt Begins for New Managing Director Tim Jennings Exits CTC for Shaw Festival; Hunt Begins for New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk on April 07, 2015

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) announced today that Tim Jennings, Managing Director of Children's Theatre Company, will be leaving at the end of September 2015 to take on the position of Executive Director at the internationally renowned Shaw Festival of Canada (Niagara on the Lake, Ontario). (more...)
JERSEY BOYS Tour Returning to the Orpheum, 4/28-5/3 JERSEY BOYS Tour Returning to the Orpheum, 4/28-5/3
by BWW News Desk on April 06, 2015

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, is making its much-anticipated return to Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre April 28-May 3, 2015 as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season. 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...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/05/2015 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/05/2015
by BWW on April 05, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/05/2015 for Minneapolis (more...)
Stages Theatre Company's ONE-DOG CANOE Begins 4/10 Stages Theatre Company's ONE-DOG CANOE Begins 4/10
by BWW News Desk on April 03, 2015

? Stages Theatre Company will present ONE-DOG CANOE, April 10 - May 10, 2015. With script adapted by Jeannine Coulombe based on the book ONE-DOG CANOE by Mary Casanova. Music and lyric adapted from the songs from the Grammy Award winning Okee Dokee Brothers. Lyrics adapted by Jeannine Coulombe. ONE-DOG CANOE is the journey of a simple canoe trip with a youngster and her dog turns that turns into an excursion fraught with adventure, music, and creatures of the Minnesota wilderness. A special treat includes the music and lyrics adapted from the songs of of the Grammy Award-winning album, "Can You Canoe," written by the fabulous Okee Dokee Brothers. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Elaine Paige's Farewell Concert Will Hit the Big Screen in US and Canada This Spring- Watch a Sneak Peek! STAGE TUBE: Elaine Paige's Farewell Concert Will Hit the Big Screen in US and Canada This Spring- Watch a Sneak Peek!
by BWW News Desk on April 02, 2015

Opening nationwide May 12, 2015 (May 20 in Canada), ScreenLive will present a unique and ground-breaking evening in cinemas when the incomparable Elaine Paige (Olivier Award winner, Grammy nominee) brings her sellout 50th Anniversary Farewell Concert I'm Still Here, filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, to the big screen across America and Canada. The film is followed by special footage of a live Q&A captured in London on April 23rd, 2014. This promises to be a cinema experience not to be missed! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/3; Denver, Palm Springs, Rockland and More! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/3; Denver, Palm Springs, Rockland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 03, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Central Pennsylvania, Dallas, Atlanta, Palm Springs and more. (more...)
HAPPY DAYS Musical to Play New Century Theatre, 4/24-5/17 HAPPY DAYS Musical to Play New Century Theatre, 4/24-5/17
by BWW News Desk on April 01, 2015

Minneapolis Musical Theatre (MMT) concludes its 2014-2015 season with Happy Days-A New Musical making its area premiere April 24-May 17, 2015 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre. Based on the hit ABC television show "Happy Days," the musical features a book by the series' original creator Garry Marshall, with music and lyrics by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner Paul Williams. Happy Days is directed by longtime Twin Cities' director and actor Joe Hendren working with MMT's artistic director, Christian Unser. (more...)
Sarah Rasmussen Named The Jungle Theater's New Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen Named The Jungle Theater's New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk on March 31, 2015

The Jungle Theater today announced the appointment of Sarah Rasmussen as Artistic Director, effective July 1, 2015. Rasmussen was chosen after a nationwide search to fill the role Jungle founder Bain Boehlke has held since 1991. Boehlke announced in July 2014 that he was stepping down in summer 2015. (more...)
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...)