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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/26/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW on March 26, 2017 in Minneapolis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Minneapolis (more...)
BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
by Kyle Christopher West on March 25, 2017 in Minneapolis

Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.' (more...)
Hennepin Theatre Trust names Mark Nerenhausen as President/CEO Hennepin Theatre Trust names Mark Nerenhausen as President/CEO
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Minneapolis

The Hennepin Theatre Trust Board of Directors announced today that Mark Nerenhausen is the new president and CEO of Hennepin Theatre Trust. He will begin his new role on April 3, 2017. (more...)
Soap Factory Announces International Residency Exchange Program Soap Factory Announces International Residency Exchange Program
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Minneapolis

The Soap Factory is excited to partner with Kutlivera to send four emerging and mid-career Minnesota-based artists to Tranas, Sweden to participate in a month-long residency designed and hosted by Kultivera. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 24, 2017 in Minneapolis

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
The Haunted Basement to Form Independent Project The Haunted Basement to Form Independent Project
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Minneapolis

The Soap Factory and its longtime downstairs resident The Haunted Basement have announced the next evolution of the Haunted Basement as an independent project. (more...)
BWW Review: THE PAPER DREAMS OF HARRY CHIN at History Theatre BWW Review: THE PAPER DREAMS OF HARRY CHIN at History Theatre
by Karen Bovard on March 20, 2017 in Minneapolis

Jessica Huang's new play is about a time gone by but the issues it raises feel very immediate. Kaleidoscopic and timely, it turns on the true story of an ethnic immigration ban overcome, a hard-working new American, his efforts to support his village back home while starting anew here, and the way family secrets cause pain down through generations. In this fully staged outing, directed by Mei Ann Teo, the play is uneven but important, bold, and promising. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/19/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW on March 19, 2017 in Minneapolis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Minneapolis (more...)
Tickets on Sale Friday for TAJMO: THE TAJ MAHAL AND KEB' MO' BAND at the State Theatre Tickets on Sale Friday for TAJMO: THE TAJ MAHAL AND KEB' MO' BAND at the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Minneapolis

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that blues legends Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' is bringing their new national tour TAJMO: THE TAJ MAHAL AND KEB' MO' BAND to the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)
TCG Awards Second Cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants TCG Awards Second Cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Minneapolis

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, has announced the recipients of the second cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants. (more...)
New Lee Blessing Play MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL Gets Readings at Playwrights' Center New Lee Blessing Play MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL Gets Readings at Playwrights' Center
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Minneapolis

The 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play Series at the Playwrights' Center concludes April 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. with public readings of 'Minneapolis/St. Paul' by Core Writer Lee Blessing. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 17, 2017 in Minneapolis

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre, SPAMILTON in Chicago, SWSX coverage in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Minneapolis High School Students to Shine in 12TH ANNUAL SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASE Minneapolis High School Students to Shine in 12TH ANNUAL SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASE
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Minneapolis

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that the 12th annual SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASE, a component of the Trust's Spotlight Education program, will run June 12-13, 2017 at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). Professionally produced, the SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASE highlights the hard work and talents of the state's finest musical theatre students and programs with live performances. Schools and students are honored in categories including individual performances, overall productions and technical achievement. (more...)
SPARK theater + dance Show HOME Focuses on Foster Teens SPARK theater + dance Show HOME Focuses on Foster Teens
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Minneapolis

What if the home you were familiar with was suddenly torn from you and you were sent drifting? Hundreds of teens in Minnesota are currently set adrift into group and foster homes, waiting for a place to land. (more...)
MAGIC MEN LIVE Adds 18 Cities to US and Canada Tour MAGIC MEN LIVE Adds 18 Cities to US and Canada Tour
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Minneapolis

Magic Men® Live is bringing the ultimate ladies' night experience to 18 additional cities in the Northeastern US and Canada. Kicking off the second leg of the tour on May 31 in London, Canada, Magic Men® Live is a show designed to stimulate the desires of contemporary women: young, young at heart, single, married or ladies looking for something fun and new. Magic Men® Live features a talented and lovable cast of stunning guys sure to appeal to a variety of tastes. (more...)
Children's Theatre Company to Bring SEEDFOLKS to Cape Town, Seattle and Nine Minnesota Venues Children's Theatre Company to Bring SEEDFOLKS to Cape Town, Seattle and Nine Minnesota Venues
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Minneapolis

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will bring its production of Seedfolks to the prestigious ASSITEJ International World Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to this international touring stop, CTC will bring Seedfolks to Seattle Children's Theatre in the Unites States. (more...)
Mixed Blood presents the Regional Premiere of Qui Nguyen's Sexy and Hilarious VIETGONE! Mixed Blood presents the Regional Premiere of Qui Nguyen's Sexy and Hilarious VIETGONE!
by BWW News Desk on March 14, 2017 in Minneapolis

Mixed Blood Theatre is proud to announce the final show in its 2016/2017 Season, Vietgone. In Vietgone, award winning pioneer of "geek theater" Qui Nguyen brilliantly chronicles the love story of his parents meeting in an Arkansas refugee center after fleeing Vietnam during the fall of Saigon in 1975. The playwright's journey to understand his parents' immigrant love story in the wake of war and loss is marked by wit, unrepeatable curses, and a comic book sensibility that ultimately packs an unexpected emotional punch. It's is a buddy story, a proto-feminist tale, an all-American romance, and a motorcycle road trip adventure that 40 years later revisits how we think about the heroes and victims of the Vietnam War. (more...)
Theatre Coup d'Etat presents FIGHT NIGHT: SAINT PATRICK'S DAY EDITION Theatre Coup d'Etat presents FIGHT NIGHT: SAINT PATRICK'S DAY EDITION
by BWW News Desk on March 14, 2017 in Minneapolis

It's Celebrity Death Match meets Highlander... and it's live. Theatre Coup d'Etat brings you Fight Night: a single-elimination fight tournament. Taking on characters from Macbeth to Darth Vader, political figures, and celebrities alike participants will use words, axes, knives, bricks, bats, hand-to-hand, and if they must - rubber chickens. Combined with witty referee banter and audience participation, Fight Night invites one and all to grab a pint and cheer on the mayhem! (more...)
Charles Dickens Lives in TO BEGIN WITH at the Historic Wesley Center Charles Dickens Lives in TO BEGIN WITH at the Historic Wesley Center
by BWW News Desk on March 13, 2017 in Minneapolis

Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, takes center stage when Hennepin Theatre Trust presents the anticipated return of TO BEGIN WITH at the Historic Wesley Center (101 E. Grant St., Minneapolis) Tuesday, March 28 to Saturday, April 15, 2017. (more...)
Meet the Cast of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS - Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield and More! Meet the Cast of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS - Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield and More!
by BWW News Desk on March 13, 2017 in Minneapolis

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that celebrated actors Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield have joined the cast of the Minnesota premiere of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS® on Monday, March 13 at 8 p.m. at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). This one-night-only event brings together the extraordinary talent of local and nationally-known artists to create six new theatrical plays within 24 hours. (more...)
Breaking News: HAMILTON to Kick Off Second National Tour in the Pacific Northwest Breaking News: HAMILTON to Kick Off Second National Tour in the Pacific Northwest
by BWW News Desk on March 13, 2017 in Minneapolis

A Second National Tour of the Broadway musical Hamilton will open in February 2018 in Seattle for a six week limited engagement before touring North America, it was announced today by producer Jeffrey Seller. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/12/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW on March 12, 2017 in Minneapolis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for Minneapolis (more...)
Theatre Pro Rata to Stage GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD This Spring Theatre Pro Rata to Stage GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD This Spring
by BWW News Desk on March 11, 2017 in Minneapolis

On Today, March 11, Theatre Pro Rata will open Goodbye Cruel World by Robert Ross Parker at the new Crane Theater in Minneapolis. (more...)
GREASE Is the Word at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres This March GREASE Is the Word at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres This March
by BWW News Desk on March 10, 2017 in Minneapolis

GREASE, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) most popular show, returns to the Main Stage for the first time in a decade. The original Rock 'n' Roll musical, GREASE, opens to a week of preview performances from March 3rd through 9th with opening night festivities today, March 10. (more...)
Cast Set for Stages Theatre Company and Escalate Dance's THE VELVETEEN RABBIT Cast Set for Stages Theatre Company and Escalate Dance's THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
by BWW News Desk on March 10, 2017 in Minneapolis

Stages Theatre Company (STC) presents The Velveteen Rabbit, directed by Stages Theatre Company Artistic Director Sandy Boren Barrett, and Escalate Dance Company Artistic Director Ann Marie Omeish. (more...)