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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 February 18, 2017 in Minneapolis

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 swords, 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...)
Honor Your Instincts at Live Action Set's IMPULSE TRAINING Workshop Honor Your Instincts at Live Action Set's IMPULSE TRAINING Workshop
by BWW News Desk on February 17, 2017 in Minneapolis

There's still time to register for this joyful and innovative workshop series!  (more...)
THURGOOD Returns to Illusion Theater Following Minnesota Tour THURGOOD Returns to Illusion Theater Following Minnesota Tour
by BWW News Desk on February 16, 2017 in Minneapolis

Following a well-received tour around Minnesota, the powerful one-man play, Thurgood, revisits the Twin Cities from March 9-19 at the Illusion Theater, located on the eighth floor of the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave. in downtown Minneapolis. (more...)
Theatre in the Round Players to Stage Thriller DEATHTRAP Theatre in the Round Players to Stage Thriller DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk on February 17, 2017 in Minneapolis

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) continues its 65th season with Deathtrap, in weekend performances from February 17 through March 12. (more...)
Four Humors to Bring THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to the Southern Theater Four Humors to Bring THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to the Southern Theater
by BWW News Desk on February 17, 2017 in Minneapolis

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, written by Oscar Wilde, will run for 10 shows only, February 17-25, 2017, performed by Four Humors at the Southern Theater. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/17; SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, Lippa's New SNOOPY in Austin and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/17; SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, Lippa's New SNOOPY in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on February 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 THE SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, THE GREAT GATSBY in ORLANDO, Andrew Lippa's THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Playwrights' Center Developing New Play by St. Paul Playwright Harrison David Rivers Playwrights' Center Developing New Play by St. Paul Playwright Harrison David Rivers
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2017 in Minneapolis

The 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play Series at the Playwrights' Center continues March 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. with public readings of 'The Sea & The Stars' by Harrison David Rivers. (more...)
Homeless Youth Meet Magical Realism in Upcoming Queer Tragedy Homeless Youth Meet Magical Realism in Upcoming Queer Tragedy
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2017 in Minneapolis

An unflinchingly accurate look at the reality of youth homelessness, sexual abuse, and queer identity, with an unexpected touch of romance and magical realism. ?Jordan Matthews would be fine, if her mother could hold down a decent job, or if her mother hadn't been arrested on another DUI, or if her mother's boyfriend wasn't a skeevy bastard. But things aren't fine, and Jordan's life is falling apart. The adults in her life are either impotent or uninterested, and the only solace comes from out of the blue. (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Highlights of SNEETCHES at Children's Theatre Company BWW TV: Watch Highlights of SNEETCHES at Children's Theatre Company
by BroadwayWorld TV on February 14, 2017 in Minneapolis

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) presents the world premiere production of Dr. Seuss' The Sneetches The Musical which opened on February 7, 2017. Directed by Peter C. Brosius, the production is written by Philip Dawkins, whose many works have been produced from Canada to Washington DC to Los Angeles, and upcoming at the MCC Theatre (Off-Broadway), with music by David Mallamud, whose works have been heard atCarnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and Off-Broadway. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)
BWW Preview: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Ordway BWW Preview: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Ordway
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on February 14, 2017 in Minneapolis

The Ordway brings an innovative rock musical to the Saint Paul stage in it's first national tour: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Performances run Feb. 14-19, 2017. (more...)
BWW Exclusive: What's the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever? 1000+ Stars Make Their Picks! BWW Exclusive: What's the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever? 1000+ Stars Make Their Picks!
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2017 in Minneapolis

From the melodies of Rodgers and Hammerstein to the lyrics of Jason Robert Brown, nothing says romance like a Broadway ballad, and it's that special time of year to celebrate the best of them. This is BroadwayWorld's 2017 Valentine's Day Special... and it's bigger than ever! (more...)
New from BWW: Turn Your Database Listing Into Your Own Personal Website New from BWW: Turn Your Database Listing Into Your Own Personal Website
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2017 in Minneapolis

It's been our most requested feature since we first launched the BroadwayWorld Database almost 10 years ago - how can I make this page my automatically updating official web site? Great news - now you can! For the lowest monthly fee available (and with an additional discount on annual subscriptions) we're very excited to make this feature available. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/12/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/12/2017
by BWW on February 12, 2017 in Minneapolis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/12/2017 for Minneapolis (more...)
BWW Review: THE SNEETCHES: THE MUSICAL at Children's Theatre Company BWW Review: THE SNEETCHES: THE MUSICAL at Children's Theatre Company
by Karen Bovard on February 13, 2017 in Minneapolis

This world premiere of a new musical based on a short story by Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, has just opened in Minneapolis. It's the latest collaboration between Seuss Enterprises and the Children's Theatre, and it's clearly a parable for our time-despite the fact that it's been in the works for a full four years. (more...)
Brave New Workshop Announces the Opening of Their 2017 Winder Show Brave New Workshop Announces the Opening of Their 2017 Winder Show
by BWW News Desk on February 11, 2017 in Minneapolis

The Brave New Workshop Theatre (BNW) is pleased to announce the opening of their 2017 Winter Show, 'Booty and the Beast: A Tinderella Story' on Today, February 11th.  (more...)
Fridley Community Theatre to Present THE DINING ROOM This February Fridley Community Theatre to Present THE DINING ROOM This February
by BWW News Desk on February 11, 2017 in Minneapolis

THE DINING ROOM by A.R. Gurney is a comedy of manners, set in a single dining room where 18 scenes from different households overlap and intertwine. (more...)
BWW Review: THE ROYAL FAMILY at Guthrie Theater BWW Review: THE ROYAL FAMILY at Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard on February 10, 2017 in Minneapolis

Of the three shows currently running at the Guthrie, THE ROYAL FAMILY is definitely the lightweight, longer on comedy and razzle-dazzle production values than on importance. (The other two shows are KING LEAR and PROMISE LAND, a barebones physical theater take on the Hansel and Gretel tale retold as an immigrant story.) Loosely based on the Barrymore acting clan, THE ROYAL FAMILY follows three generations of a prominent and wealthy family of performers, with particular attention to the female line. (more...)
Diana Krall Launches Now World Tour in Minneapolis This Sumer Diana Krall Launches Now World Tour in Minneapolis This Sumer
by BWW News Desk on February 09, 2017 in Minneapolis

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today multiple Grammy® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, DIANA KRALL will launched a new 2017-2018 World Tour today in support of the highly anticipated new album 'Turn Up The Quiet,' at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Friday, June 2 at 8 p.m. Krall's new album celebrates a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook and reunites Diana with Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma and will be released on Verve Records on May 5, 2017. (more...)
Mixed Blood Theatre presents the World Premiere of SAFE AT HOME Mixed Blood Theatre presents the World Premiere of SAFE AT HOME
by BWW News Desk on February 09, 2017 in Minneapolis

Mixed Blood Theatre today announced the cast for SAFE AT HOME-a site specific theatrical event performed at CHS Field in St. Paul. Directed by Mixed Blood Artistic Director Jack Reuler and featuring 18 actors, this 9-scene thriller uses baseball to examine flawed US immigration policies, racial politics, America's obsession with celebrity, and the collision of personal ethics with massive entertainment and media dollars.  (more...)
MARIE ANTOINETTE Will Let Them Eat Cake Next Month at Walking Shadow Theatre MARIE ANTOINETTE Will Let Them Eat Cake Next Month at Walking Shadow Theatre
by BWW News Desk on February 10, 2017 in Minneapolis

Marie, the young queen of France, lives in a society of extravagance and artifice. But when revolution brews, can the doomed elite help who they've become? From gilded palace to soggy dungeon, this vibrant historical riff revels in exploding our ideas of comfort, complacency and compassion. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on February 10, 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 THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, HAND TO GOD in Columbus, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
BWW Review: Jomama Jones Brings Hope in a Troubled Time with BLACK LIGHT: A SOULFUL EMBRACE OF LOVE AND LIGHT, at Penumbra Theatre through This Weekend Only! BWW Review: Jomama Jones Brings Hope in a Troubled Time with BLACK LIGHT: A SOULFUL EMBRACE OF LOVE AND LIGHT, at Penumbra Theatre through This Weekend Only!
by Jill Schafer on February 09, 2017 in Minneapolis

In the darkness of the theater, a soothing voice was heard saying 'what if I told you: we're going to be all right.' I exhaled deeply, as if I'd been holding my breath for the last two weeks. Because in my 43 years on this planet, there's never been a time when I've been less sure that 'we're going to be all right.' Jomama Jones in BLACK LIGHT: A SOULFUL EMBRACE OF LIFE AND LOVE was exactly the balm I needed at this moment in time. Telling stories, singing, and performing, she made me laugh, she brought tears to my eyes, she made me believe, at least for a little while, that there is a light at the end of this tunnel we've found ourselves in (or perhaps, put ourselves in). This BLACK LIGHT is shining through at St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre for a short time only, so don't miss your chance to experience what truly is 'a soulful embrace of life and love.' (more...)
Lundstrum Performing Arts Welcomes National Performing Artist Jordan Ward February 23-25 Lundstrum Performing Arts Welcomes National Performing Artist Jordan Ward February 23-25
by BWW News Desk on February 08, 2017 in Minneapolis

Lundstrum Performing Arts is excited to announce Master Classes for youth ages eight through young-adult with national performing artist  Jordan Ward. Los Angeles-based Ward is currently dancing with Justin Bieber on his international Purpose Tour, and has worked with many top artists including Prince, Prince Royce, and Becky G. He is excited to work with Minneapolis students and youth to share his passion for dance, and will teach two school workshops and six master classes later this month. (more...)
Live Nation and Northrop Present John Legend Live Nation and Northrop Present John Legend
by BWW News Desk on February 08, 2017 in Minneapolis

Acclaimed, multi-platinum selling, Oscar, Golden Globe and 10x Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter John Legend is setting off on his highly anticipated North American Darkness and Light Tour.  (more...)
Brave New Workshop Announces the Opening of Their 2017 Winder Show Brave New Workshop Announces the Opening of Their 2017 Winder Show
by BWW News Desk on February 08, 2017 in Minneapolis

The Brave New Workshop Theatre (BNW) is pleased to announce the opening of their 2017 Winter Show, 'Booty and the Beast: A Tinderella Story' on Saturday, February 11th.  (more...)