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Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 25 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 25
by Audition Roundup on June 25, 2017 in Minneapolis

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 25, 2017 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 6/25/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 6/25/2017
by BWW on June 25, 2017 in Minneapolis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/25/2017 for Minneapolis (more...)
Cast Set for SHREK THE MUSICAL at Stages Theatre Company Cast Set for SHREK THE MUSICAL at Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Minneapolis

Stages Theatre Company (STC) presents Shrek The Musical, directed by Artistic Director Sandy Boren-Barrett. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation Film, Shrek The Musical, is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs, and the beloved characters you know and love to life on our stage! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 23, 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 MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)
Chris Isaak at the Pantages Tickets Go On Sale Friday, 6/23 at 10 a.m. Chris Isaak at the Pantages Tickets Go On Sale Friday, 6/23 at 10 a.m.
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Minneapolis

Singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor and talk show host CHRIS ISAAK, and his band Silvertone, return Minneapolis for one night only at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m.??????? (more...)
BWW Review: The Jungle Theater's Production of the Off-Broadway Musical FLY BY NIGHT is an Infectious Retro-Folk-Pop-Rock Delight BWW Review: The Jungle Theater's Production of the Off-Broadway Musical FLY BY NIGHT is an Infectious Retro-Folk-Pop-Rock Delight
by Jill Schafer on June 21, 2017 in Minneapolis

A new original folk-rock musical? It's like FLY BY NIGHT was created and brought to the Jungle just for me. The rare bird that is the new original musical is my favorite thing in the world, and folk-rock/folk/Americana is my favorite genre of music. I was primed and ready to love this show, and love it I did. Charming and funny yet poignant, with a fantastic score played by greats from the local music scene, and a cast that couldn't be better - what's not to love? (more...)
Brave New Workshop Artistic Director Caleb McEwen Opens Investigation into Cast Collusion with 'The Daily Show' Brave New Workshop Artistic Director Caleb McEwen Opens Investigation into Cast Collusion with 'The Daily Show'
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2017 in Minneapolis

In a stunning turn of events reminiscent of recent top headlines coming out of Washington D.C., the Artistic Director of the downtown comedy theatre Brave New Workshop has accused his own cast of colluding with popular comedy news program 'The Daily Show'. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 18 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 18
by Audition Roundup on June 18, 2017 in Minneapolis

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 18, 2017 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 6/18/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 6/18/2017
by BWW on June 18, 2017 in Minneapolis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/18/2017 for Minneapolis (more...)
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Etai Benson BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Etai Benson
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on June 16, 2017 in Minneapolis

Three charming and talented young men are all vying for the same beautiful girl... and none of them know it. Learn more about one of those men, Etai Benson plays Adam in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at the Ordway Center in Saint Paul through Sunday, June 18. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 16, 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 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: Ambitious, Controversial REFUGIA at Guthrie Theater BWW Review: Ambitious, Controversial REFUGIA at Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard on June 15, 2017 in Minneapolis

"Refugia" is a Latin term meaning "an area where special circumstances have enabled survival after extinction in surrounding areas." The adventurous theater explorers of The Moving Company (themselves displaced from the renowned Theatre de la Jeune Lune, which closed in 2006) have devised multiple riffs on this idea and related themes, pushing the boundaries of narrative and perhaps, too, of the mainstage Guthrie audiences. (more...)
Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces 2016-2017 Spotlight Education Triple Threat Award Winners Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces 2016-2017 Spotlight Education Triple Threat Award Winners
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2017 in Minneapolis

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today the four students who were honored with the 2016-2017 Spotlight Education Triple Threat Award at the 12th annual Spotlight Showcase on June 12-13. The winners are Mary Burchill (Stillwater Area High School), Erik Dagoberg (Wayzata High School), Palmer Kraus (Maple Grove Senior High School) and Hannah Theisen (Maple Grove Senior High School). (more...)
From the Creators of 'Church Basement Ladies', THE LOONEY LUTHERANS Comes to Maplewood Area Historical Society From the Creators of 'Church Basement Ladies', THE LOONEY LUTHERANS Comes to Maplewood Area Historical Society
by BWW News Desk on June 12, 2017 in Minneapolis

In July, the Maplewood Area Historical Society (MAHS) brings theatrical entertainment with a side of hotdish to the Bruentrup Heritage Farm. MAHS will present the family-friendly comedy, THE LOONEY LUTHERANS in 'Livin' La Vida Lutheran,' a show cooked up by the creators of the popular hit musical CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 6/11/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 6/11/2017
by BWW on June 11, 2017 in Minneapolis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/11/2017 for Minneapolis (more...)
Girl Friday Productions Stages IDIOT'S DELIGHT Girl Friday Productions Stages IDIOT'S DELIGHT
by BWW News Desk on June 10, 2017 in Minneapolis

A romantic commentary on idealism, greed and the realities of war, Robert E. Sherwood's IDIOT'S DELIGHT, produced by Girl Friday Productions and directed by Craig Johnson, opens June 30, 2017 on the Andy Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre. Girl Friday Productions brings its signature large ensemble cast to this dramatic comedy with musical accents, set in a world on the brink. (more...)
BWW Review: RENT Keeps Finding Ways to Get to Your Heart BWW Review: RENT Keeps Finding Ways to Get to Your Heart
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on June 10, 2017 in Minneapolis

Jonathan Larson's RENT 20th Anniversary Tour made its way back to the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis this week. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical could have come across as dated or unimportant with 20 years (actually 21) behind it, but lucky for me and the full houses who purchased tickets to the Minneapolis run, that was not the case. (more...)
BWW Review: Nilaja Sun's Beautiful One-Woman Show PIKE ST., on Tour at Pillsbury House Theatre, is Not to Be Missed! BWW Review: Nilaja Sun's Beautiful One-Woman Show PIKE ST., on Tour at Pillsbury House Theatre, is Not to Be Missed!
by Jill Schafer on June 08, 2017 in Minneapolis

Pillsbury House Theatre is hosting New York based theater artist Nilaja Sun's acclaimed one-woman show PIKE ST. for three weeks, and my Minnesota theater friends - this is an opportunity you don't want to miss. A native of the Lower East Side, Nilaja brings all the beauty, diversity, community, and difficulties of her neighborhood to life in a show so all-engrossing, it's a shock to the system to be returned to reality after 90 minutes. She tells one specific story of a family in a hurricane, playing all of the different characters, but it's so much more than one family's story. It's about returning war vets, the joys and frustrations of living in a close community, the joys and frustrations of caring for a child with special needs, family, love, loyalty, and New York City - 'the greatest city in the world.' PIKE ST., which Nilaja also wrote, is a remarkable piece, and hers is a remarkable performance. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/8 - THE MAN IN THE CEILING, JOSEPH, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/8 - THE MAN IN THE CEILING, JOSEPH, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 09, 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 FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, BEAUTIFUL and More! (more...)
Legendary Detective Sleuths Come to Park Square 6/16 Legendary Detective Sleuths Come to Park Square 6/16
by BWW News Desk on June 06, 2017 in Minneapolis

Park Square continues its 42nd season on the Proscenium Stage with its annual summer mystery tradition. Might as Well Be Dead: A Nero Wolfe Mystery leads America's version of Sherlock Holmes in search of a Saint Paul native. Directed by Peter Moore, Joseph Goodrich's world premiere commission by Park Square's own Mystery Writers Producers' Club new adaptation brings the irascible gourmand gumshoe to vivid life in a fast-paced whodunit. (more...)
Disney's ALADDIN Tickets On Sale Friday, 6/9 Disney's ALADDIN Tickets On Sale Friday, 6/9
by BWW News Desk on June 06, 2017 in Minneapolis

Disney Theatrical Productions and Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that Disney's ALADDIN, will launch the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season when it makes its Minnesota premiere Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Oct. 8 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) for a limited engagement of four weeks. The official opening night is Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)
Hockey Musical THE ABOMINABLES Finds Its Team at Children's Theatre Company Hockey Musical THE ABOMINABLES Finds Its Team at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on June 06, 2017 in Minneapolis

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) announces the casting for the premiere of The Abominables, the first Minnesota hockey musical produced in association with The Civilians, written and directed by Steve Cosson with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and choreography by Joe Chvala. Ryan Bourque (son of Ray Bourque) will serve as Fight and Hockey Choreographer (Ryan is a former Rangers player and current Hershey Bears player). (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 4 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 4
by Audition Roundup on June 04, 2017 in Minneapolis

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 4, 2017 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 6/04/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 6/04/2017
by BWW on June 04, 2017 in Minneapolis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/04/2017 for Minneapolis (more...)
BWW Review: Trademark Theater Debuts with THE BOY AND ROBIN HOOD, an Exciting, Engaging, Creative, and Bold New Take on an Old Tale BWW Review: Trademark Theater Debuts with THE BOY AND ROBIN HOOD, an Exciting, Engaging, Creative, and Bold New Take on an Old Tale
by Jill Schafer on June 03, 2017 in Minneapolis

A third new theater company is making its #TCTheater debut this month, following a charming new original musical RAGTIME WOMEN by Theatre Elision and LITTLE WARS, a powerful story of women in their prime brought to us by Prime Productions. Now we have Trademark Theater, whose mission is to 'expand the breadth of original theatrical works born in Minnesota by creating, developing, and producing dynamic stage productions.' Their first creation is a new adaptation of an old story - Robin Hood. And it most definitely is original and dynamic. I saw a reading of it as part of Illusion Theater's 'Fresh Ink' series last year and was impressed with the storytelling and original music. But now, with the added elements of movement, costumes, set, lighting, and all of the theater magic, plus a super talented and energetic young cast, it's something truly exciting. (more...)