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My Top 10 (Well, 15) Albums of 2014My Top 10 (Well, 15) Albums of 2014
by David Clarke - Dec 31, 2014

It's that time of year, and everyone is making their lists. For me, this task is always harder than it probably should be. I wrestle with myself and debate the merits of everything. I worry about who might get their feelings hurt, and whom I may accidentally overlook. So, for 2014, I promised myself to make a simple list of the 10 albums from 2014 that I simply couldn't get enough of. Naturally, that list is actually 15 items long. (Surprise!) (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' VENICE (Original Cast Recording) is Deeply SatisfyingBWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' VENICE (Original Cast Recording) is Deeply Satisfying
by David Clarke - Dec 9, 2014

Recently Ghostlight Records released the astounding original cast recording of VENICE. The Off-Broadway musical features a book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Sax and Rosen, and additional music by Curtis Moore. The cast album is quite possibly one of the most exciting recordings I have ever had the pleasure to listen to. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Two Small Theater Companies Impress - nimbus theatre's Delightfully Bizarre GHOST SONATA and Candid Theatre Company's Compelling True-Crime HAUPTMANNBWW Reviews: Two Small Theater Companies Impress - nimbus theatre's Delightfully Bizarre GHOST SONATA and Candid Theatre Company's Compelling True-Crime HAUPTMANN
by Jill Schafer - Nov 7, 2014

Readers of Broadway World Minneapolis are familiar with the big splashy Broadway tours that come through Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre and St. Paul's Ordway Center for the Arts, as well as what's happening at our own big theaters like the Guthrie. But my goal as a Broadway World contributor is to make you aware of the great work that some of the smaller companies around town are doing. Two great examples right now are nimbus theatre, which does consistently good work as well as hosts other small companies at their Northeast Minneapolis home, and Candid Theatre Company, which recently won an Ivey for their new play DOGWOOD. nimbus' production of August Strindberg's GHOST SONATA combines original music, ingenious set design, and video projections to enhance the deeply layered 100 year old play. Candid's production of the historical true-crime drama HAUPTMANN presents a compelling story with the barest of sets and costumes. Both are worth your time and deserve a bigger audience than the ones I was a part of. Keep reading for more details on both shows. Moral of the story: don't be afraid to venture off the beaten path and give a new theater a try. You might discover something pretty great. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Celebrates its 10th Birthday in Culver City on 10/14/14Photo Coverage: CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Celebrates its 10th Birthday in Culver City on 10/14/14
by Shari Barrett - Oct 19, 2014

The Kirk Douglas Theatre was originally an historic 1940s Streamlined Moderne-style movie house called the Culver Theater, and it is believed that Kirk Douglas' movie "Spartacus" played there in the early 1960s. In 2003 it was transformed into an intimate 317-seat live theatre venue and named for the theatre's initial major donor: Kirk Douglas. On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre celebrated its 10th birthday with Anne and Kirk Douglas in attendance. (more...)

Photo Flash: CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Hosts 10th Birthday CelebrationPhoto Flash: CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Hosts 10th Birthday Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie recently gathered with CTG Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson, Kirk Douglas, Anne Douglas and more to celebrate the Kirk Douglas Theatre's 10th birthday in Culver City. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

First Listen: Uzo Aduba in Cast Recording for The Public Theater's VENICEFirst Listen: Uzo Aduba in Cast Recording for The Public Theater's VENICE
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Uzo Aduba (Broadway's Godspell) currently stars in Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black' for which she recieved an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren. (more...)

VENICE Original Cast Recording Now Available DigitallyVENICE Original Cast Recording Now Available Digitally
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The original cast recording of VENICE - the new musical produced by The Public Theater - is now available as an online exclusive with a digital booklet through iTunes, Amazon.com and other outlets. The physical CD will be available online and in stores on December 2. (more...)

Ars Nova Sets July Programming, Featuring Guy Branum, SHOWGASM and More!Ars Nova Sets July Programming, Featuring Guy Branum, SHOWGASM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) announces a July lineup featuring three exciting new comedy, music and theater events. Coming up in July: (All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted) (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Celia Keenan-Bolger and More Attend Ars Nova's DIAMOND BALL BenefitPhoto Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Celia Keenan-Bolger and More Attend Ars Nova's DIAMOND BALL Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

On April 7, Ars Nova hosted their Diamond Ball, not just another f*@%ing benefit. The evening honored Elizabeth Meriwether, Ars Nova's inaugural Playwright-in-Residence and creator of Fox's New Girl, Stephen Siderow, member of Ars Nova's Board of Directors and Co-founder and President of BlueMountain Capital, and Beau Willimon, founding member of Ars Nova's Play Group and creator of Netflix's House of Cards. Scroll down to see some photos from the event! (more...)

Ars Nova Hosts Diamond Ball Benefit TonightArs Nova Hosts Diamond Ball Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Ars Nova hosts Ars Nova's Diamond Ball, not just another f*@%ing benefit tonight. The evening will honor Elizabeth Meriwether, Ars Nova's inaugural Playwright-in-Residence and creator of Fox's New Girl, Stephen Siderow, member of Ars Nova's Board of Directors and Co-founder and President of BlueMountain Capital, and Beau Willimon, founding member of Ars Nova's Play Group and creator of Netflix's House of Cards. (more...)

Ars Nova's Diamond Ball Set for 4/7Ars Nova's Diamond Ball Set for 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Ars Nova announces Ars Nova's Diamond Ball, not just another f*@%ing benefit. The evening will honor Elizabeth Meriwether, Ars Nova's inaugural Playwright-in-Residence and creator of Fox's New Girl, Stephen Siderow, member of Ars Nova's Board of Directors and Co-founder and President of BlueMountain Capital, and Beau Willimon, founding member of Ars Nova's Play Group and creator of Netflix's House of Cards. (more...)

SHOWGASM, TOE PICK!, ON THIS ISLAND and More Set for Ars Nova, Feb-March 2014SHOWGASM, TOE PICK!, ON THIS ISLAND and More Set for Ars Nova, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Ars Nova announces a February and March lineup featuring exciting new comedy, music and theater programming. (more...)

SHOWGASM, TOE PICK!, ON THIS ISLAND and More Set for Ars Nova, Feb-March 2014SHOWGASM, TOE PICK!, ON THIS ISLAND and More Set for Ars Nova, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Ars Nova announces a February and March lineup featuring exciting new comedy, music and theater programming. (more...)

Shadow Horse Theater Presents A KIND OF LOVE STORY, Now thru 2/23Shadow Horse Theater Presents A KIND OF LOVE STORY, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2014

Shadow Horse Theater Company, LLC is thrilled to announce its season by staging the Minnesota premier of 'A Kind of Love Story' by Jenelle Riley. The original production in Los Angeles was nominated for six 2013 L.A. WEEKLY Theatre Awards. Performances will be taking place at the Old Arizona Studio tonight, February 1st through the 23rd. There will be a special Pay-What-You-Can performance on Valentines Day-Friday Feb 14th. Thurs-Sat performances are at 7PM and on Sundays, at 2PM . (more...)

Ars Nova Kicks Off 2014 With GAME PLAY TonightArs Nova Kicks Off 2014 With GAME PLAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. An evening of original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles, Game Play features Peter Benson, Marcia DeBonis, Dashiell Eaves, Brandon Gill, Ben Graney, Susan Heyward, Jessica Love and Carmen Zilles. This production plays 10 performances, today, January 29 - February 8. (more...)

Ars Nova Kicks Off 2014 with GAME PLAY TonightArs Nova Kicks Off 2014 with GAME PLAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. Game Play, set to play 10 performances from today, January 29 - February 8, features original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles (more...)

Shadow Horse Theater Company to Present A KIND OF LOVE STORY, 2/1-23Shadow Horse Theater Company to Present A KIND OF LOVE STORY, 2/1-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Shadow Horse Theater Company, LLC is thrilled to announce its season by staging the Minnesota premier of 'A Kind of Love Story' by Jenelle Riley. The original production in Los Angeles was nominated for six 2013 L.A. WEEKLY Theatre Awards. Performances will be taking place at the Old Arizona Studio February 1st through the 23th . There will be a special Pay-What-You-Can performance on Valentines Day-Friday Feb 14th. Thurs-Sat performances are at 7PM and on Sundays, at 2PM . (more...)

Ars Nova Hosts Reading of THE BIGGEST VALLEY TodayArs Nova Hosts Reading of THE BIGGEST VALLEY Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Ars Nova presents, as part of the Out Loud series, a FREE reading of THE BIGGEST VALLEY by A. Zell Williams, directed by Jesse Jou. The cast includes McKinley Belcher, Kaliswa Brewster, Ronald Peet and Sarah Steele. (more...)

Ars Nova to Host Reading of THE BIGGEST VALLEY, 1/17Ars Nova to Host Reading of THE BIGGEST VALLEY, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

Ars Nova presents, as part of the Out Loud series, a FREE reading of THE BIGGEST VALLEY by A. Zell Williams, directed by Jesse Jou. The cast includes McKinley Belcher, Kaliswa Brewster, Ronald Peet and Sarah Steele. (more...)

Ars Nova Announces Cast for GAME PLAY, Running 1/29-2/8Ars Nova Announces Cast for GAME PLAY, Running 1/29-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. An evening of original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles, Game Play features Peter Benson, Marcia DeBonis, Dashiell Eaves, Brandon Gill, Ben Graney, Susan Heyward, Jessica Love and Carmen Zilles. This production plays 10 performances, January 29 - February 8. (more...)

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