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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/20; BLOOD IN THE SNOW in Boston, Reimagined CATS in Columbus, I SEE YOU in S. Africa and More!Regional: BLOOD IN THE SNOW in Boston, New CATS in Columbus!
Posted: May. 20, 2016

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS' Chan PolingBWW Interview: A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS' Chan Poling
Posted: May. 18, 2016

USITT Provides Free Rigging Inspections to 11 More School StagesUSITT Provides Free Rigging Inspections to 11 More School Stages
Posted: May. 20, 2016

New Comedy LE SWITCH Opens 6/17 at Jungle TheaterNew Comedy LE SWITCH Opens 6/17 at Jungle Theater
Posted: May. 19, 2016

Theatre Coup d'Etat to Stage THE GLASS MENAGERIETheatre Coup d'Etat to Stage THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Posted: May. 19, 2016

BWW Review: Four Humors Brings the Classic THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA to Life in a Delightful Way with a Clever Adaptation and Inventive DesignBWW Review: Four Humors' Delightful Adaptation of DON QUIXOTE
Posted: May. 18, 2016

Cast Announced for ANNIE, JR. at Stages Theatre CompanyCast Announced for ANNIE, JR. at Stages Theatre Company
Posted: May. 24, 2016

Park Square to Conclude Season with CALENDAR GIRLSPark Square to Conclude Season with CALENDAR GIRLS
Posted: May. 18, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust to Launch REPRESENT: MADE HERE Thursday, 6/2Hennepin Theatre Trust to Launch REPRESENT: MADE HERE Thursday, 6/2
Posted: May. 24, 2016

Theatre in the Round to Stage Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITYTheatre in the Round to Stage Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Posted: May. 19, 2016

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 5/22/2016Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 5/22/2016
Posted: May. 22, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust to Launch REPRESENT: MADE HERE Thursday, 6/2 Hennepin Theatre Trust to Launch REPRESENT: MADE HERE Thursday, 6/2
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust will launch Represent: Made Here, sponsored by Andersen Windows, with a free, public celebration at Marin Restaurant & Bar (901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Thursday, June 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. This will be the sixth round of Made Here window displays in WeDo-the West Downtown Minneapolis Cultural District. (more...)
Cast Announced for ANNIE, JR. at Stages Theatre Company Cast Announced for ANNIE, JR. at Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2016

Stages Theatre Company (STC) presents the musical Annie, jr., directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett. This beloved musical is based on Little Orphan Annie (permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.,) book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 22 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 22
by Audition Roundup on May 22, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 22, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 5/22/2016 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 5/22/2016
by BWW on May 22, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/22/2016 for Minneapolis (more...)
USITT Provides Free Rigging Inspections to 11 More School Stages USITT Provides Free Rigging Inspections to 11 More School Stages
by BWW News Desk on May 20, 2016

One school wrote to USITT, 'We are a children's theatre only and want to be certain our theatre is safe for kids.' (more...)
Theatre in the Round to Stage Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Theatre in the Round to Stage Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2016

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) presents Sense and Sensibility in weekend performances during June. (more...)
New Comedy LE SWITCH Opens 6/17 at Jungle Theater New Comedy LE SWITCH Opens 6/17 at Jungle Theater
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2016

? This summer, the Jungle Theater presents a witty, affectionate and timely comedy about what it means to be committed, alive and in love in the era of marriage equality. LE SWITCH, by "the richly talented Chicago writer" Philip Dawkins (Chicago Tribune), is on stage June 17-July 31 at the Lyn-Lake neighborhood theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis. The Playwrights' Center Artistic Director Jeremy Cohen makes his directorial debut at the Jungle with this production. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/20; BLOOD IN THE SNOW in Boston, Reimagined CATS in Columbus, I SEE YOU in S. Africa and More! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/20; BLOOD IN THE SNOW in Boston, Reimagined CATS in Columbus, I SEE YOU in S. Africa and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 20, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Columbus, South Africa and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the World Premiere of BLOOD ON THE SNOW in Boston, a reimagined CATS in Columbus, and I SEE YOU in South Africa, just to name a few. (more...)
Theatre Coup d'Etat to Stage THE GLASS MENAGERIE Theatre Coup d'Etat to Stage THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2016

An American classic set against the backdrop of 1930s depression-era St. Louis, THE GLASS MENAGERIE is the gut-wrenching story of the Wingfield family. Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d'Etat maintains its tradition of a dynamic, actor-driven production. Combined with the intimacy of Savage Umbrella's SPACE, Theatre Coup d'Etat's production of THE GLASS MENAGERIE is another can't-miss experience. (more...)
Park Square to Conclude Season with CALENDAR GIRLS Park Square to Conclude Season with CALENDAR GIRLS
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2016

Park Square concludes its 2016-2017 season with the area premiere of Tim Firth's hilarious and heartfelt comedy Calendar Girls. Based on the hit 2003 film, the play explores loss, friendship, and baring it all as a group of women pose in the buff to benefit a local charity. The ensuing media firestorm puts the women's friendship to the test and reveals the love shared by an extraordinary group of women. (more...)
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS' Chan Poling BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS' Chan Poling
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on May 18, 2016

Not often are we treated to a brand new musical theatre piece created by three local legends and acted by a dream cast of eight popular local performers. A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS is a rare treat on all counts. We get to hear directly from the creator and composer, Chan Poling, in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with DON QUIXOTE's Jason Ballweber BWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with DON QUIXOTE's Jason Ballweber
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on May 16, 2016

Jason Ballweber and his Four Humors theatre company devises new works based on old stories; in this case, DON QUIXOTE. Catch their interpretation of the classic with projections and puppets and unique brand of storytelling through May 22, 2016, in the Guthrie's Dowling Studio. (more...)
BWW Review: Four Humors Brings the Classic THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA to Life in a Delightful Way with a Clever Adaptation and Inventive Design BWW Review: Four Humors Brings the Classic THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA to Life in a Delightful Way with a Clever Adaptation and Inventive Design
by Jill Schafer on May 18, 2016

When the ingenious gentlemen of Four Humors apply their unique, clever, and hilarious storytelling style to a classic such as THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA, it's a thing not to be missed. And even though I've experienced many such unique adaptations by Four Humors, as well as original work, last night's world premiere opening night still gave me something unexpected. As the play points out, everyone knows Don Quixote, even if you're never read the book or heard the name Miguel de Cervantes. Four Humors tells the classic story about honor, chivalry, and madness in a unique way using puppetry projection and by making Cervantes a character in the play, allowing the characters to step outside the story and comment on it. I believe this is Four Humors' debut at the Guthrie, which will no doubt expose a new audience to their often accomplished mission 'to create art that celebrates the humor, stupidity, and beauty of our world by letting the artist connect with the audience in a vulnerable and honest way.' (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 5/15/2016 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 5/15/2016
by BWW on May 15, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/15/2016 for Minneapolis (more...)
SOME SNEAKY SHEEP AND OTHER TALES Set for The Duluth Playhouse Children's Series Today SOME SNEAKY SHEEP AND OTHER TALES Set for The Duluth Playhouse Children's Series Today
by BWW News Desk on May 14, 2016

The Duluth Playhouse's Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) ensemble is bringing Chris Monroe's (a local Duluth author) classic picture books to life in The Underground in their first-ever stage adaptation of SOME SNEAKY SHEEP AND OTHER TALES *almost* every weekend in May. (more...)
BWW Seeks Fitness Writers, Bloggers, Experts, Nutritionists and More - All Skills, All Regions! BWW Seeks Fitness Writers, Bloggers, Experts, Nutritionists and More - All Skills, All Regions!
by BWW Staff on May 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is currently seeking talented enthusiasts to head up feature coverage in the area of Classical Music. (more...)
Playwrights' Center Announces 2016-17 McKnight Fellows, New Core Writers Playwrights' Center Announces 2016-17 McKnight Fellows, New Core Writers
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2016

Following last month's announcement of the incoming Jerome and Many Voices Fellows, the Playwrights' Center is pleased to introduce the 2016-17 McKnight National Residency and Commission recipient, two 2016-17 McKnight Fellows in Playwriting, six new Core Writers and three 2016-17 Core Apprentices. McKnight Theater Artist Fellows will be announced in June. (more...)
MAMMA MIA! Will Launch Farewell North American Tour This Fall; Dates & Cities Set! MAMMA MIA! Will Launch Farewell North American Tour This Fall; Dates & Cities Set!
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will embark on a final farewell tour in the 2016-17 season, which also marks its 15th year on the road. (more...)
THE BODYGUARD National Tour Plots 2016-17 Stops: Chicago, Los Angeles & More! THE BODYGUARD National Tour Plots 2016-17 Stops: Chicago, Los Angeles & More!
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2016

Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. have announced the 2016-17 U.S. National Tour route of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the tour will commence at Paper Mill Playhouse in Milburn, NJ on November 25, 2016, prior to the official tour opening at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on January 10, 2017. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/13; DRACULA in Rhode Island, AMERICAN IDIOT in Nashville and More! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/13; DRACULA in Rhode Island, AMERICAN IDIOT in Nashville and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 13, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Rhode Island, Nashville, Sacramento and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include DRACULA in Rhode Island, AMERICAN IDIOT in Nashville, and BIG FISH in Sacramento, just to name a few. (more...)
Photo Flash: I LOVE YOU, STINKY FACE Author Lisa McCourt Visits Stages Theatre Company Photo Flash: I LOVE YOU, STINKY FACE Author Lisa McCourt Visits Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2016

Stages Theatre Company (STC) had a special visitor on Wednesday, May 11th. Popular children's book author Lisa McCourt attended the 10am performance of her very first page-to-stage adaptation: STC's world premiere of I LOVE YOU, STINKY FACE. This heart-warming new musical, on stage thru Sunday May 15th, was adapted for the stage by Jeannine Coulombe who also wrote the lyrics and features music by twin cities favorite Michael Gruber.  (more...)
The Beach Boys to Play State Theatre, 8/7 The Beach Boys to Play State Theatre, 8/7
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2016

As THE BEACH BOYS mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America's musical history. THE BEACH BOYS: 50 YEARS OF GOOD VIBRATIONS will pull into town to perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Synonymous with the California lifestyle, The Beach Boys became an American icon to fans around the world. (more...)
Review Roundup: Stephen King's THE SHINING Opera at Minnesota Opera Review Roundup: Stephen King's THE SHINING Opera at Minnesota Opera
by Review Roundups on May 10, 2016

The highly anticipated world premiere of The Shining - a new opera based on Stephen King's 1977 best-selling novel - by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell, was presented by the Minnesota Opera on May 7th, at the Music Theater at the Ordway in St. Paul, Minnesota.  (more...)
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BOOK OF MORMON's Jake Emmerling BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BOOK OF MORMON's Jake Emmerling
by Kristen Hirsch Montag on May 09, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON's third tour of Minneapolis is a charm for theatre goers who love a good laugh. Ensemble member Jake Emmerling has been with the tour since the beginning and shares a little of his story with BWW readers in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 8 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 8
by Audition Roundup on May 08, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 8, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)





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