Brave New Workshop's New Show FIFTY SHADES OF GRAVY to Begin Feb 6

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The Brave New Workshop Theatre (BNW) is pleased to announce the cast and title for its 2015 winter show: "Fifty Shades of Gravy" Previews for the show run February 6-12, 2014, with opening night on Friday, February 13. The show runs through May 2. All performances are at the Brave New Workshop Theatre main stage at 824 Hennepin Avenue, Downtown Minneapolis. Tickets for "Fifty Shades of Gravy" are on sale now at (612) 332-6620 or

In "Fifty Shades of Gravy," the cast of the BNW will be doing what it does best: Plumbing the depths of human stupidity, from politics to pop culture to poorly-written erotica bestsellers. This new collection of sketches and songs will be written and performed by the hilarious minds who brought you 2012's smash hit "Fifty Shades of White: A Minnesota XXXmas"!

"Fifty Shades of Gravy" will feature BNW cast members Lauren Anderson, Bobby Gardner, Andy Hilbrands, Tom Reed, and Taj Ruler. The show is directed by Caleb McEwen. Peter Guertin returns as music director, and Matthew Vichlach will provide technical direction.

The cast began the writing and rehearsal process in early January.


Four Preview Performances: ($18) - Friday, Feb 6 - 8 pm, $18 (preview); Sat, Feb 7 - 8 pm, $18 (preview); Tues, Feb 10 - 7:30 pm, $18 (preview); Thurs, Feb 12 - 7:30 pm, $18 (preview)

Opening Night: ($36) - Friday, February 13 - 8 pm, $36

Regular Run: ($25 - $32) - Feb 14 - May 2: Thursdays (7:30p) ($25); Fridays (8p) ($32); Saturdays (5pm) ($25)**; Saturdays (8p) ($32). **No Sat 5pm performance on April 25 or May 2.

Tickets: On sale now - $18 - $36 (with discounts for preview performances, students, seniors, AAA members, groups and more). Call (612) 332-6620 or go online at

For more about the show, visit

About Brave New Workshop - The Brave New Workshop has been writing, performing and producing sketch comedy and improvisation since 1958-- longer than any other theatre in the United States. Founded by former circus performer Dudley Riggs and currently owned by husband and wife John Sweeney and Jenni Lilledahl, the BNW has become a legendary comedy institution, where audiences enjoy improv and sketch comedy nearly every night of the week. Alums of the Workshop stage include Louie Anderson, Pat Proft, Al Franken, Tom Davis, Mo Collins ("Mad TV"), Peter MacNichol ("Ally McBeal," "24"), Melissa Peterman ("Reba"), Cedric Yarborough ("Reno 911," "The Boondocks") and Rich Sommer ("Mad Men," "Harvey").

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