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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/19; Signature's JELLY'S LAST JAM, BILLY ELLIOT in Israel and More!Signature's JELLY'S LAST JAM, BILLY in Israel
Posted: Aug. 19, 2016

Cast Set for MAGIC TREE HOUSE: A NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS at Stages Theatre CompanyCast Set for 'MAGIC TREE HOUSE' at Stages Theatre Company
Posted: Aug. 19, 2016

BWW Review: Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre and St. Paul's Ordway Center Bring Us a Reinvigorated PAINT YOUR WAGON About the Diverse Cultures that Built the American WestBWW Review: Ordway's Reinvigorated PAINT YOUR WAGON
Posted: Aug. 19, 2016

Minnesota Opera Welcomes New Director of Development, Leadership & Institutional GivingMinnesota Opera Welcomes New Director of Development
Posted: Aug. 23, 2016

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Bring Books to Life at Children's Theatre CompanyELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Bring Books to Life at CTC
Posted: Aug. 23, 2016

THE BIG LOWDOWN Opens WednesdayTHE BIG LOWDOWN Opens Wednesday
Posted: Aug. 19, 2016

Northrop at the University of Minnesota Opens 2016/17 Dance Season with Grupo Corpo and Launches $30 Under 30 ProgramNorthrop at the University of Minnesota Opens 2016/17 Dance Season with Grupo Corpo and Launches $30 Under 30 Program
Posted: Aug. 23, 2016

Theatre Coup d'Etat to Stage Original Adaptation of ANTIGONETheatre Coup d'Etat to Stage Original Adaptation of ANTIGONE
Posted: Aug. 23, 2016

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/21/2016Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/21/2016
Posted: Aug. 21, 2016

Northrop at the University of Minnesota Opens 2016/17 Dance Season with Grupo Corpo and Launches $30 Under 30 Program Northrop at the University of Minnesota Opens 2016/17 Dance Season with Grupo Corpo and Launches $30 Under 30 Program
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2016 in Minneapolis

Kicking off its 2016//17 Dance Season, Northrop at the University of Minnesota presents Grupo Corpo (fresh off their performance during the Olympics' closing ceremony) on Sat, Oct 1 at 8:00 pm. The world-renowned company-acclaimed for fusing all facets of Brazil into a culmination of celebratory art-returns to the Twin Cities for the first time since 2013. The performance also marks the start of Northrop's new $30 Under 30 discount ticket program.  (more...)
Theatre Coup d'Etat to Stage Original Adaptation of ANTIGONE Theatre Coup d'Etat to Stage Original Adaptation of ANTIGONE
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2016 in Minneapolis

Theatre Coup d'Etat presents Antigone, an original adaptation based off the play by Sophocles, running September 30 - October 17 at SpringHouse Ministry Center. (more...)
Minnesota Opera Welcomes New Director of Development, Leadership & Institutional Giving Minnesota Opera Welcomes New Director of Development, Leadership & Institutional Giving
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2016 in Minneapolis

Minnesota Opera is pleased to announce the appointment of Mallory Roberts as the company's new director of development, leadership and institutional giving. (more...)
ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Bring Books to Life at Children's Theatre Company ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Bring Books to Life at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2016 in Minneapolis

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!, based on Mo Willems' award-winning and beloved book series beginning September 13. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 21 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 21
by Audition Roundup on August 21, 2016 in Minneapolis

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 21, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/21/2016 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/21/2016
by BWW on August 21, 2016 in Minneapolis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/21/2016 for Minneapolis (more...)
THE BIG LOWDOWN Opens Wednesday THE BIG LOWDOWN Opens Wednesday
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2016 in Minneapolis

The BIG LOWDOWN opens on Wednesday, August 24! Presented by Bedlam Lowertown, in collaboration with Dangerous Productions and Live Action Set. (more...)
Cast Set for MAGIC TREE HOUSE: A NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS at Stages Theatre Company Cast Set for MAGIC TREE HOUSE: A NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS at Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2016 in Minneapolis

Stages Theatre Company (STC) presents Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans, directed by Jamil Jude. (more...)
BWW Review: Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre and St. Paul's Ordway Center Bring Us a Reinvigorated PAINT YOUR WAGON About the Diverse Cultures that Built the American West BWW Review: Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre and St. Paul's Ordway Center Bring Us a Reinvigorated PAINT YOUR WAGON About the Diverse Cultures that Built the American West
by Jill Schafer on August 19, 2016 in Minneapolis

I had never even heard of the 1951 Lerner and Loewe musical PAINT YOUR WAGON when the Ordway announced it as part of their season. I guess that's not too surprising; it ran for less than a year on Broadway and has never been revived. The story was significantly rewritten for the 1969 movie adaptation starring Clint Eastwood, which also included a few new songs. Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre scrapped both the original and revised book (they're a little bit racist, and sexist) to write a new story set in the Gold Rush era of California, making it more reflective of the many diverse cultures that came together to build the great American West. This production has moved to the Ordway for two weeks, with a few local additions to the cast. This thrilling story of the beginnings of the American West with a beautifully diverse cast has rescued this gorgeous Western and Mexican influenced score from the place where problematic old musicals go to die. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/19; Signature's JELLY'S LAST JAM, BILLY ELLIOT in Israel and More! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/19; Signature's JELLY'S LAST JAM, BILLY ELLIOT in Israel and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 19, 2016 in Minneapolis

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Milwaukee, Israel and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, ARCADIA in Milwaukee, and BILLY ELLIOT in Israel, just to name a few. (more...)
Front Porch Theatre to Present ORPHIE AND THE BOOK OF HEROES This Weekend Front Porch Theatre to Present ORPHIE AND THE BOOK OF HEROES This Weekend
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2016 in Minneapolis

Late summer is often a barren wasteland for children's entertainment, but not this year.  Front Porch Theatre, an itinerant local theatre company, will offer a free family-friendly musical in the backyard of its directors, Joy Donley and Michael Pearce Donley (Triple Espresso).  (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 14 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 14
by Audition Roundup on August 14, 2016 in Minneapolis

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 14, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/14/2016 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/14/2016
by BWW on August 14, 2016 in Minneapolis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/14/2016 for Minneapolis (more...)
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Announces November 2016 Events Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Announces November 2016 Events
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2016 in Minneapolis

Orwell Performing Arts Center has released their calendar of events for the month of November. Highlights of the month include and evening with NPR's Christopher O'Riley as part of their From the Top program to empower young students with an interest in music.  The season will also include The Hip-Hop Nutcracker, a take on Tchaikovsky's classic holiday ballet mixed with the musical stylings of today's hip hop hits.  (more...)
THE LION KING Tour Reigns Supreme with Sold-Out Run in Minneapolis THE LION KING Tour Reigns Supreme with Sold-Out Run in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2016 in Minneapolis

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North American with a sold-out engagement in Minneapolis, which concluded on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the historic Orpheum Theatre. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/12; CABARET in Boston, AIDA at The Muny, NICE WORK at Music Circus and More! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/12; CABARET in Boston, AIDA at The Muny, NICE WORK at Music Circus and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 12, 2016 in Minneapolis

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, St. Louis, Sacramento and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include CABARET in Boston, AIDA at The Muny, and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT in Sacramento, just to name a few. (more...)
BWW Review: A Few Suggestions at the Halfway Point of the Minnesota Fringe Festival, or, Time to Get Your Fringe On! BWW Review: A Few Suggestions at the Halfway Point of the Minnesota Fringe Festival, or, Time to Get Your Fringe On!
by Jill Schafer on August 10, 2016 in Minneapolis

It's the halfway point of the 11-day, 168-show Minnesota Fringe Festival. I've seen 29 shows in the last 6 days, with 20+ more scheduled for the final 5 days of the fest. The new system of daily wristbands that get you into any and all shows that day seems to be working great. The handy Fringe website has all the information you'll need about schedule, venues, cast and creative team, and reviews from people who have already seen the show. The Fringe continues through Sunday August 14, so there's still time to get your Fringe on! (more...)
Pandora to Livestream Metallica's Concert at Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium Pandora to Livestream Metallica's Concert at Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2016 in Minneapolis

Pandora (NYSE:P), the go-to music source for fans and artists, announced today it will livestream Metallica's headlining performance at Minneapolis' new U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 20. (more...)
Hennepin Theatre Trust Launches “5 TO 10 ON HENNEPIN” with Music, Art and Culture on Thursday, Aug. 18 Hennepin Theatre Trust Launches “5 TO 10 ON HENNEPIN” with Music, Art and Culture on Thursday, Aug. 18
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2016 in Minneapolis

Hennepin Theatre Trust launches its new placemaking project 5 TO 10 ON HENNEPIN on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. on Hennepin Avenue between Ninth and Tenth Streets. A full schedule of arts and cultural activities and entertainment will happen in the Orpheum Theatre parking lot, the FAIR School alleyway and the Marin Restaurant & Bar courtyard. This exciting new project is a joint effort with Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and Project for Public Spaces to create and activate public spaces within the WeDo MPLS Cultural District. (more...)
BWW Interview: PAINT YOUR WAGON's Robert Cuccioli BWW Interview: PAINT YOUR WAGON's Robert Cuccioli
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on August 08, 2016 in Minneapolis

Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli has a long career on stage and an unusual path to get there. He comes to the Ordway stage in an all-new production of Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON that the Ordway is collaborating with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre on, which includes a new book and orchestrations. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/07/2016 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/07/2016
by BWW on August 07, 2016 in Minneapolis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/07/2016 for Minneapolis (more...)
Hennepin Theatre Trust to Expand Reach with Purchase of Former Solera Building Hennepin Theatre Trust to Expand Reach with Purchase of Former Solera Building
by BWW News Desk on August 05, 2016 in Minneapolis

Hennepin Theatre Trust will purchase the former Solera building (900 and 906 Hennepin Ave.) in downtown Minneapolis. The City Council voted unanimously today to approve the interim financing for the project. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/5; Ogunquit's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FOOTLOOSE in Cleveland and More! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/5; Ogunquit's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FOOTLOOSE in Cleveland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 05, 2016 in Minneapolis

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, St. Louis, Los Angeles and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FOOTLOOSE in Cleveland, and HELLO, DOLLY! in L.A., just to name a few. (more...)
BWW Review: Head to Charming Excelsior for a Nostalgic and Musically Thrilling MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Old Log Theatre BWW Review: Head to Charming Excelsior for a Nostalgic and Musically Thrilling MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Old Log Theatre
by Jill Schafer on August 04, 2016 in Minneapolis

Carl Perkins, 'the king of rockabilly.' Jerry Lee Lewis, 'rock and roll's first great wild man.' Johnny Cash, 'one of the best-selling musicians of all time.' Elvis Presley, simply 'the king.' In 1956, these four men were in their 20s and at the early stages of their influential and prolific careers. They came together for one night at Sun Records in Memphis for a jam session, which was recorded and released as the 'Million Dollar Quartet.' So of course, this story had to be made into a musical. Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux did just that; the musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened on Broadway in 2010. It only ran for a year, but found success on tour and regionally, as such crowd-pleasing jukebox musicals do. Despite a fairly thin book, it's a great show, precisely because we all know and love these songs and these singers. Even if we weren't alive in 1956, these four artists and their music are an integral part of our musical heritage. The Old Log Theatre recently opened a long run of the show with a fantastic cast that's definitely worth the drive out to charming lake town of Excelsior in the Western Metro. (more...)
Cannonballs Await at NorShor Theatre Event This Weekend Cannonballs Await at NorShor Theatre Event This Weekend
by BWW News Desk on August 03, 2016 in Minneapolis

People curious about how the NorShor Theatre will look when it's completed, or interested in attaching their name (or that of a loved one) to the theatre, are invited to a casual poolside cocktail party at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, August 4, at Northland Country Club. (more...)





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