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Children of Rock to Hit the Road on SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour; Dates Announced! Children of Rock to Hit the Road on SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour; Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in Minneapolis

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced his high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock - The Musical will launch a US National Tour in Rochester, NY, at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre in September 2017. (more...)
PRIME Productions' Regional Premiere of LITTLE WARS Begins 5/5 PRIME Productions' Regional Premiere of LITTLE WARS Begins 5/5
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in Minneapolis

PRIME Productions will launch their new theater company with the regional premiere of Little Wars at Mixed Blood Theatre, May 5 - 21, 2017. (more...)
Tickets for THE MAVERICKS Go on Sale on 4/28 Tickets for THE MAVERICKS Go on Sale on 4/28
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Minneapolis

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that THE MAVERICKS will return to the Twin Cities to celebrate the release of their new album, "Brand New Day," the group's first independent studio release on their record label Mono Mundo Recordings. The Grammy Award-winning band brings their tour to the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Theatre, Minneapolis) on Friday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m.   (more...)
Playwrights' Center Announces 2017-18 Jerome & Many Voices Fellows Playwrights' Center Announces 2017-18 Jerome & Many Voices Fellows
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Minneapolis

The Playwrights' Center today announced the 2017-18 Jerome Fellows, Many Voices Fellows and Many Voices Mentee. (more...)
BWW Review:  World Premiere of GIRL SHAKES LOOSE Triumphs at Penumbra Theatre BWW Review: World Premiere of GIRL SHAKES LOOSE Triumphs at Penumbra Theatre
by Karen Bovard on April 26, 2017 in Minneapolis

This fresh new musical is a terrific addition to the American musical canon, a show a lot of us have been waiting for. It's a rare thing: the main character is a young African-American woman struggling to find her way in present day USA. Without oversimplifying her struggles with love, sexuality, and work, it takes us all along on her search for self. Tuneful, funny, and soulful, GIRL SHAKES LOOSE is decidedly contemporary and honors the great Sonia Sanchez, a shining light of the Black Arts Movement. (more...)
Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma Perform at the Pantages this Friday Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma Perform at the Pantages this Friday
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Minneapolis

One of the world's greatest percussionists, the wizardly Indian tabla player and composer Zakir Hussain is a virtuoso improviser who is at home in the realms of ancient North Indian music and also explores new veins of expression with major artists as varied as guitarist John McLaughlin, drummer Mickey Hart, banjoist Bela Fleck, and bassist Edgar Meyer. (more...)
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Returns to Minneapolis; Tickets On Sale 4/28 MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Returns to Minneapolis; Tickets On Sale 4/28
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Minneapolis

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy, with Hennepin Theatre Trust, are proud to announce MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is returning to Minneapolis as the final presentation of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season July 11-16, 2017 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue., Minneapolis). (more...)
JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Minneapolis

Sight & Sound is taking its hit musical to the big screen. After being filmed before a live audience at the spectacular Lancaster, PA theater, JONAH: On Stage! will be featured on over 600 movie screens nationwide for a one-night event. (more...)
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by BWW Staff on April 24, 2017 in Minneapolis

Looking for your next theatre related job? BroadwayWorld has a database full of listings for jobs in the theatre/entertainment industry! Looking for candidates to fill that open position? Adding a listing to the BroadwayWorld Classifieds is free! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW on April 23, 2017 in Minneapolis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Minneapolis (more...)
BWW Review: Mixed Blood Theatre's In-Your-Face New Play VIETGONE Beautifully Captures the Refugee Experience and Challenges the Audience's Perception of the Vietnam War BWW Review: Mixed Blood Theatre's In-Your-Face New Play VIETGONE Beautifully Captures the Refugee Experience and Challenges the Audience's Perception of the Vietnam War
by Jill Schafer on April 21, 2017 in Minneapolis

Another smart and funny new play fresh from a successful Off-Broadway run has landed in Minneapolis. In addition to Josh Tobiessen's hilarious and heart-breaking LONE STAR SPIRITS at the Jungle Theater, we also have Qui Nguyen's ambitious and genre-blending VIETGONE at Mixed Blood Theatre. The playwright tells the story of his parents meeting a Vietnamese refugee camp in 1975 Arkansas in an inventive and totally unique style. VIETGONE is part rap musical, part romantic comedy, part bawdy sex comedy, part war story, and all engrossing. It's in-your-face and squirm-inducing, but is utterly effective in communicating the refugee experience and making at least this audience member rethink their views on the Vietnam War and American involvement. (more...)
Trademark Theater Celebrates its Inaugural Year with THE BOY AND ROBIN HOOD Trademark Theater Celebrates its Inaugural Year with THE BOY AND ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Minneapolis

Trademark Theater celebrates its inaugural year with The Boy and Robin Hood, a play-with-music written by Tyler Mills with score and lyrics by local composer David Darrow. The production, conceived and directed by Tyler Michaels, runs at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis, May 24 - June 11. (more...)
The Revolution Launches Prince Tribute Tour Starting in Paisley Park The Revolution Launches Prince Tribute Tour Starting in Paisley Park
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in Minneapolis

The Revolution has gathered together to celebrate and pay tribute to their PRINCE. The band will set off on their first coast-to-coast foray in decades in response to the overwhelming reaction of February's surprise announcement of their reunion. (more...)
CELEBRATION 2017 Kicks Off At Prince's Paisley Park Honoring His Life And Legacy CELEBRATION 2017 Kicks Off At Prince's Paisley Park Honoring His Life And Legacy
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in Minneapolis

Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota started Celebration 2017 today with exciting speakers and performers participating in the four days of activities. All events are being held at Prince's historic recording sanctuary outside Minneapolis, honoring the life and legacy of the music icon Prince Rogers Nelson. (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 21, 2017 in Minneapolis

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Dance professionals, professional dance companies, and professional dance productions in all dance genres in any part of the United States are eligible. The awards honor professional dance in America that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15. (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 21, 2017 in Minneapolis

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! The awards honor professional classical music recordings that were released from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our BWW editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15th. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 21, 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 WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Photo Flash: A Hopping Good Look at A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD at Children's Theatre Company Photo Flash: A Hopping Good Look at A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2017 in Minneapolis

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) welcomes the return after 10 years of the audience favorite, A Year with Frog and Toad, which began last night, April 18, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Now What Theatre to Take KARA SEVDA on International Tour Now What Theatre to Take KARA SEVDA on International Tour
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in Minneapolis

Now What Theatre has announced its inaugural international tour of the play Kara Sevda. Written by Lisa VillaMil and directed by Kat Haan, the tour will begin performances at the Ithaca Fringe Festival on April 21. (more...)
Theatre in the Round to Continue 65th Season with 110 IN THE SHADE Theatre in the Round to Continue 65th Season with 110 IN THE SHADE
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in Minneapolis

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) continues its 65th season with the musical 110 in the Shade, in weekend performances from April 28 through May 21. (more...)
INDECENT and WEST SIDE STORY Round Out Guthrie's 2017-18 Season INDECENT and WEST SIDE STORY Round Out Guthrie's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2017 in Minneapolis

The Guthrie Theater today announced the final two of nine productions to be offered as part of the theater's 2017-2018 subscription season: Indecent, a new play with music by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive), conceived by Vogel and Rebecca Taichman; and the Guthrie's first production of the iconic American musical West Side Story, directed by Joseph Haj. (more...)
BWW Review: Philosophical BATTLEFIELD at the Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard on April 17, 2017 in Minneapolis

Now in his 90s, innovative and influential director Peter Brook is still making theater. 30 years ago, he staged a 9 hour marathon depicting portions of the great Hindu epic THE MAHABARATA to wide acclaim and some controversy. With BATTLEFIELD, he and his collaborator Marie-Helene Estienne return to that source material for an elegiac and stripped down 70 minute meditation on life, death, and how to resist despair. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/16/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW on April 16, 2017 in Minneapolis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Minneapolis (more...)
Winning! Charlie Sheen to Make Wizard World Comic Con Debut in Minneapolis, Des Moines and Philadelphia Winning! Charlie Sheen to Make Wizard World Comic Con Debut in Minneapolis, Des Moines and Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk on April 15, 2017 in Minneapolis

Hollywood headliner Charlie Sheen, whose dozens of topline film and TV credits include hits "Two and Half Men," "Anger Management," Wall Street and Platoon, will make his first Wizard World Comic Con appearances (more...)
Lizzo, Har Mar Superstar to Headline Hazelfest's 5th Anniversary Event Lizzo, Har Mar Superstar to Headline Hazelfest's 5th Anniversary Event
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2017 in Minneapolis

For its fifth anniversary, HazelFest has booked rising star Lizzo to headline what has become a one-of-a-kind highlight in Minnesota's summer concert calendar. (more...)