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RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Sets New Stops; Director, Original Broadway Creatives Join TeamRENT Anniversary Tour Sets New Stops; Original Broadway Creatives Join Team
Posted: Apr. 29, 2016

Just In! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces Cities and Schedule for U.S. TourJust In! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces Cities and Schedule for U.S. Tour
Posted: Apr. 26, 2016

Is DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Musical Headed For Broadway?  Minneapolis Production Extended Amid SpeculationMinneapolis DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Extended Amid Broadway Speculation
Posted: Apr. 27, 2016

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/29; Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID in Minneapolis, HARVEY MILK in DC and More!Regional: BWay Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID in MN, HARVEY MILK in DC...
Posted: Apr. 29, 2016

BWW Review: Children's Theatre Company World Premiere of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MUSICAL is IrresistibleBWW Review: Children's Theater Company's Irresistible DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
Posted: Apr. 26, 2016

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with Guthrie HARVEY's David KellyBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with Guthrie HARVEY's David Kelly
Posted: Apr. 25, 2016

Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE SHINING Opera, 5/7Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE SHINING Opera, 5/7
Posted: Apr. 26, 2016

BWW Review: CHARM at Mixed Blood Theatre Charms with a Powerful True Story and Ground-Breaking CastingBWW Review: Mixed Blood's CHARM Features a Powerful Story and Ground-Breaking Casting
Posted: Apr. 27, 2016

MMT's LEAP OF FAITH to Bring Miracles and Praise to New Century TheatreMMT's LEAP OF FAITH to Bring Miracles and Praise to New Century Theatre
Posted: Apr. 29, 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KIDPhoto Flash: First Look at Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
Posted: Apr. 28, 2016

World Premiere of A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS to Play Illusion Theater This SpringWorld Premiere of A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS to Play Illusion Theater This Spring
Posted: Apr. 27, 2016

Art Garfunkel to Perform at State Theatre; Tickets on Sale FridayArt Garfunkel to Perform at State Theatre; Tickets on Sale Friday
Posted: Apr. 26, 2016

Old Log Theatre to Present MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETOld Log Theatre to Present MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Posted: Apr. 28, 2016

Photo Flash: First Look at Stages Theatre Company's NUMBER THE STARSPhoto Flash: First Look at Stages Theatre Company's NUMBER THE STARS
Posted: Apr. 29, 2016

History Theatre Showcases Underground Music of the '80s in 'COMPLICATED FUN' TonightHistory Theatre Showcases Underground Music of the '80s in 'COMPLICATED FUN'
Posted: Apr. 30, 2016

Disney's THE LION KING to Offer Sensory-Friendly Performance at Orpheum Theatre, 7/30Disney's THE LION KING to Offer Sensory-Friendly Performance at Orpheum Theatre, 7/30
Posted: Apr. 28, 2016

Theatre Pro Rata's 2016-17 Season SetTheatre Pro Rata's 2016-17 Season Set
Posted: Apr. 25, 2016

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer of Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KIDSTAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer of Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
Posted: Apr. 28, 2016

BWW Review: The Moving Company's New Work EVERY SENTENCE IS FOR THE BIRDS Speaks to the Nature of Science and Art and What it Means to be HumanBWW Review: MoCo's FOR THE BIRDS Speaks of Science, Art and Being Humam
Posted: May. 2, 2016

42ND STREET Opens Tonight at The Duluth Playhouse42ND STREET Opens Tonight at The Duluth Playhouse
Posted: Apr. 27, 2016

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 1 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 1
by Audition Roundup on May 01, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 1, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
BWW Review: The Moving Company's New Work EVERY SENTENCE IS FOR THE BIRDS Speaks to the Nature of Science and Art and What it Means to be Human BWW Review: The Moving Company's New Work EVERY SENTENCE IS FOR THE BIRDS Speaks to the Nature of Science and Art and What it Means to be Human
by Jill Schafer on May 02, 2016

The Moving Company is a unique theater company in this town of over 70 theater companies. The descendant of the beloved departed Theatre de la Jeune Lune, MoCo's productions are typically original ensemble-based creations. Like the proverbial box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get with them: over-the-top ridiculous comedy, lovely achingly beautiful poignancy, or more likely, somewhere in between. Their new piece EVERY SENTENCE IS FOR THE BIRDS falls more towards the sublime end of the ridiculous-to-sublime spectrum that they cover. The two-person show about a scientist and her subject is both simple and profound, dealing with topics no less than the nature of science and art, and what it means to be human. Words are inadequate to describe The Moving Company's work, so you should just go see it for yourself. I guarantee it's unlike anything you will see on any other stage in town. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 5/01/2016 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 5/01/2016
by BWW on May 01, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/01/2016 for Minneapolis (more...)
History Theatre Showcases Underground Music of the '80s in 'COMPLICATED FUN' Tonight History Theatre Showcases Underground Music of the '80s in 'COMPLICATED FUN' Tonight
by BWW News Desk on April 30, 2016

To showcase this iconic Twin Cities music venue, History Theatre is offering an alternative theater experience with their newest production, Complicated Fun: The Minneapolis Music Scene, a dramatization of the underground music scene of the 80s in Minneapolis. (more...)
RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Sets New Stops; Director, Original Broadway Creatives Join Team RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Sets New Stops; Director, Original Broadway Creatives Join Team
by BWW News Desk on April 29, 2016

The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour announced additional details regarding the creative team and tour route. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Stages Theatre Company's NUMBER THE STARS Photo Flash: First Look at Stages Theatre Company's NUMBER THE STARS
by BWW News Desk on April 29, 2016

Opening tonight at Stages Theatre Company (STC): NUMBER THE STARS, based on the Newbery Award winning book by Lois Lowry. (more...)
MMT's LEAP OF FAITH to Bring Miracles and Praise to New Century Theatre MMT's LEAP OF FAITH to Bring Miracles and Praise to New Century Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 29, 2016

Minneapolis Musical Theatre (MMT) concludes its 2015-2016 season with LEAP OF FAITH makings its area debut April 29-May 22, 2016 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre. (more...)
Theatre in the Round to Present Dark Comedy THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES Theatre in the Round to Present Dark Comedy THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES
by BWW News Desk on April 29, 2016

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) presents The House of Blue Leaves in weekend performances April 29 through May 22. (more...)
Swandive Theatre to Stage KID-SIMPLE: A RADIO PLAY IN THE FLESH This Spring Swandive Theatre to Stage KID-SIMPLE: A RADIO PLAY IN THE FLESH This Spring
by BWW News Desk on April 29, 2016

Swandive Theatre marks their 11th year in the Twin Cities with an ambitious production of Jordan Harrison's tribute to all things aural - KID-SIMPLE: a radio play in the flesh. (more...)
Cast Set for NUMBER THE STARS at Stages Theatre Company Cast Set for NUMBER THE STARS at Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on April 29, 2016

Stages Theatre Company (STC) presents NUMBER THE STARS, based on the Newbery Award winning book by Lois Lowry. (more...)
Old Log Theatre to Present MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Old Log Theatre to Present MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk on April 28, 2016

?Old Log Theatre will be rockin' with the untold story of four rock 'n' roll pioneers and how they came together for one magical night, as the smash hit musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET makes its professional theatre debut in the Twin Cities. (more...)
Disney's THE LION KING to Offer Sensory-Friendly Performance at Orpheum Theatre, 7/30 Disney's THE LION KING to Offer Sensory-Friendly Performance at Orpheum Theatre, 7/30
by BWW News Desk on April 28, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that it will be offering a sensory-friendly performance of Disney's THE LION KING for individuals with sensory, social and learning disabilities, and their families on Saturday, July 30 at 2 p.m. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
by BWW News Desk on April 28, 2016

The Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company presents the new musical based on Jeff Kinney's best-selling book series, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, with a score byJonathan Larson Award andEd Kleban Award winner Joe Iconis (THE BLACK SUITS, THINGS TO RUIN), a book by Joe Tracz (BE MORE CHILL w/Iconis). (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer of Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer of Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
by Stage Tube on April 28, 2016

The Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company presents the new musical based on Jeff Kinney's best-selling book series, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, with a score byJonathan Larson Award and Ed Kleban Award winner Joe Iconis (THE BLACK SUITS, THINGS TO RUIN), a book by Joe Tracz (BE MORE CHILL w/Iconis). (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/29; Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID in Minneapolis, HARVEY MILK in DC and More! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/29; Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID in Minneapolis, HARVEY MILK in DC and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 29, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the World Premiere of Broadway hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID in Minneapolis, I AM ANNE HUTCHINSON/I AM HARVEY MILK starring Kristin Chenoweth and Andrew Lippa in DC, and a revival of THE FANTASTICKS in LA, just to name a few. (more...)
SOME SNEAKY SHEEP AND OTHER TALES Set for The Duluth Playhouse Children's Series SOME SNEAKY SHEEP AND OTHER TALES Set for The Duluth Playhouse Children's Series
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 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...)
42ND STREET Opens Tonight at The Duluth Playhouse 42ND STREET Opens Tonight at The Duluth Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2016

The Duluth Playhouse is proud to present 42ND STREET, with music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin and book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes, with original direction and dances by Gower Champion. Originally produced on Broadway by David Merrick. The show runs tonight, April 27, through May 8, 2016. (more...)
Is DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Musical Headed For Broadway?  Minneapolis Production Extended Amid Speculation Is DIARY OF A WIMPY KID Musical Headed For Broadway? Minneapolis Production Extended Amid Speculation
by Michael Dale on April 27, 2016

With Broadway producer Kevin McCollum on hand the musical based on Jeff Kinney's graphic novel series may make its way to New York. (more...)
World Premiere of A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS to Play Illusion Theater This Spring World Premiere of A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS to Play Illusion Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2016

In the newest work by the creators of the smash hit Glensheen, Chan Poling's rocking rhythms, Jeffrey Hatcher's wicked wit and Bill Corbett's zany imagination come together to create a headlong ride filled with silliness, surprises and good feeling fun. A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS, a fresh musical comedy and tale of transformation, opens Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. at the Illusion Theater, located on the eighth floor of The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave. in downtown Minneapolis. (more...)
BWW Review: CHARM at Mixed Blood Theatre Charms with a Powerful True Story and Ground-Breaking Casting BWW Review: CHARM at Mixed Blood Theatre Charms with a Powerful True Story and Ground-Breaking Casting
by Jill Schafer on April 27, 2016

Sometimes theater is more than just theater. Sometimes theater is about giving a voice to people whose voices are not often heard. Sometimes theater is about increasing our understanding of people who seem different than us, but who really are the same. Sometimes theater is about giving everyone a chance to see their lives and experiences reflected back at them, validating their existence and importance in the world. Mixed Blood Theatre's work often checks all of the above boxes, as is the case with the new play CHARM by Phillip Dawkins. Inspired by the true story of a transgender woman who teaches a charm school to homeless and at risk transgender youth, CHARM premiered in Chicago last fall, but Mixed Blood's production is the first to include five transgender actors in the cast, which lends an air of poignant authenticity to this moving, funny, and at times difficult story. (more...)
BWW Review: Children's Theatre Company World Premiere of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MUSICAL is Irresistible BWW Review: Children's Theatre Company World Premiere of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MUSICAL is Irresistible
by Jill Schafer on April 26, 2016

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MUSICAL - I've got an animal heart for you. Even though I have no familiarity with the successful book series or movies, I felt obliged to see Children's Theater Company's world premiere musical adaptation because of the talk about a possibly Broadway run, and producer Kevin McCollum also produced my favorite musical RENT. But all sense of obligation quickly went out the window as the show won me over with it's clever and musically diverse score, universally relatable story of a kid trying to find himself in middle school, and most of all this incredible cast of mostly Twin Cities youth. Whether you're a kid stuck in the middle (school), or a jaded grown-up, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MUSICAL is simply irresistible, and I think it's going to go far. (more...)
Art Garfunkel to Perform at State Theatre; Tickets on Sale Friday Art Garfunkel to Perform at State Theatre; Tickets on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2016

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Art Garfunkel will perform an intimate set at Hennepin Theatre Trust's historic Pantages Theatre on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include Garfunkel's solo and Simon & Garfunkel hits, poetry and reflections on his decades-long career. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 29 at the State Theatre Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org. (more...)
Just In! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces Cities and Schedule for U.S. Tour Just In! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces Cities and Schedule for U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will launch a national tour in Boston at the Citi Wang Theatre October 25-November 6, following a preview period at Proctor's in Schenectady, NY. As previously announced, Garen Scribner,currently playing Jerry Mulligan in the Broadway production, will star in the tour along with Sara Esty, who plays Lise Dassin at various performances on Broadway. Additional casting for the tour will be announced in the coming months. (more...)
Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE SHINING Opera, 5/7 Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE SHINING Opera, 5/7
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2016

On May 7th, 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, will be presented by the Minnesota Opera, at the Music Theater at the Ordway in St. Paul, Minnesota. With less than three weeks to go before the curtain rises, all 7,056 seats across The Shining's four performances are sold out and only standing room tickets remain for the production which runs through May 15th. (more...)
Theatre Pro Rata's 2016-17 Season Set Theatre Pro Rata's 2016-17 Season Set
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2016

Today Theatre Pro Rata announces its 2016-17 season with its most strongly comedic line-up to date. The season will feature Henry V by William Shakespeare; a remount of 44 Plays for 44 Presidents by Andy Bayiates et al., Goodbye Cruel World by Robert Ross Parker, and Up: The Man in the Flying Chair by Bridget Carpenter. (more...)





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