Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards Update 11/29 - Bloomington Civic Theater Winning Best Community Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for Minneapolis! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Park Square Brings a Dash of Gershwin to the Holidays, Now thru 12/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Park Square brings a dash of Gershwin to the holiday entertainment season with WORDS BY...Ira Gershwin AND THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK, tonight, November 29 -December 29, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Somewhat Predictable, but Still Very Entertaining, the Guthrie's SKIING ON BROKEN GLASS
by Noah Lee Jordan - Nov 5, 2013

It's opening night of David Goldstein's SKIING ON BROKEN GLASS at the Guthrie and as the play forms around me, it feels all too familiar-a love that makes no sense, an escort, unsupportive peers, and a constant battle of conscience. The play is just a little expected but in the end it leaves you with something to chat about by the water cooler and captures a few very real moments that make it all worthwhile. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bloomington's LES MISERABLES Fascinates
by Erin Nagel - Oct 24, 2013

Bloomington Civic Theatre is currently staging what could easily be their biggest production to date, Les Miserables, and the production is outstanding. (more...)

Park Square to Bring a Dash of Gershwin to the Holidays, 11/29-12/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Park Square brings a dash of Gershwin to the holiday entertainment season with WORDS BY...IRA GERSHWIN AND THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK, November 29 -December 29, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: Wendy Lehr, James Craven in Promo Shots for The Jungle's DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

The Jungle's 2013 season concludes with DRIVING MISS DAISY, directed by Artistic Director Bain Boehlke, and starring Ivey Award-winning Wendy Lehr as Atlanta matriarch Daisy Werthan, and James Craven as her compassionate chauffeur, in his Jungle debut. Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, a searing, humorous and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, runs November 8-December 22, 2013 at the Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Av. S. in Minneapolis. Check out a first look below! (more...)

AN ILIAD Returns to The Guthrie Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

The Guthrie Theater today announced a return engagement for An Iliad, the single-actor storytelling adaptation of Homer's Greek classic about the siege of Troy. The play features Stephen Yoakam (more than 75 Guthrie productions including a lauded turn as Bertolt Brecht in 2012's Tales from Hollywood and as Creon in 2011's The Burial at Thebes) as The Poet and is directed by Benjamin McGovern (The Edge of Our Bodies, Circle Mirror Transformation). An Iliad is written by Lisa Peterson (director of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Guthrie in 2012, as well as this summer's acclaimed production of Clybourne Park) and Denis O'Hare from a translation of Homer by Robert Fagles. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'Reality Theatre' in UNCLE VANYA at the Guthrie
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 28, 2013

In today's world, we've come to expect action, excitement and big emotion, or displays of it, and it's only getting worse in the age of 'reality TV.' What the public wants, they get. And lots of it. Reality today is oversized, over spent and over wrought. (more...)

Park Square Theatre to Present MARY T. & LIZZY K., 10/18-11/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Park Square celebrates the recent Minnesota History Center exhibit honoring of the Civil War, and rides the popularity of the Steven Spielberg-Tony Kushner movie Lincoln with the Midwest Premiere of MARY T. & LIZZY K. by Tazewell Thompson from Oct 18 - Nov 10. The play, which had its world premiere in March at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, focuses on the unique business relationship and complex friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln (played by five-time Emmy Award nominee Linda Kelsey) and her free mixed-race seamstress Lizzy Keckly (played by Sha Cage in her Park Square debut, hot off her success in Clyborne Park at The Guthrie). (more...)

Michael Booth & David Darrow to Lead Guthrie's SKIING ON BROKEN GLASS; Full Cast & Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

The Guthrie Theater today announced the cast and creative team for David Goldstein's moving drama Skiing on Broken Glass. The play premiered in the 2010 Minnesota Fringe Festival to sold-out crowds and was selected for the Fringe Encore series. Guthrie Artistic Director Joe Dowling helms a new, expanded version of the play featuring additional characters and accompanying storylines. Skiing on Broken Glass begins performances in the Dowling Studio on October 29. (more...)

AN ILIAD to Return to The Guthrie Theater, Begin. 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

The Guthrie Theater today announced a return engagement for An Iliad, the single-actor storytelling adaptation of Homer's Greek classic about the siege of Troy. The play features Stephen Yoakam (more than 75 Guthrie productions including a lauded turn as Bertolt Brecht in 2012's Tales from Hollywood and as Creon in 2011's The Burial at Thebes) as The Poet and is directed by Benjamin McGovern (The Edge of Our Bodies, Circle Mirror Transformation). An Iliad is written by Lisa Peterson (director of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Guthrie in 2012, as well as this summer's acclaimed production of Clybourne Park) and Denis O'Hare from a translation of Homer by Robert Fagles. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Stephen Yoakam in AN ILIAD at the Guthrie
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

The Guthrie Theater today announced a return engagement for An Iliad, the single-actor storytelling adaptation of Homer's Greek classic about the siege of Troy. The play features Stephen Yoakam (more than 75 Guthrie productions including a lauded turn as Bertolt Brecht in 2012's Tales from Hollywood and as Creon in 2011's The Burial at Thebes) as The Poet and is directed by Benjamin McGovern (The Edge of Our Bodies, Circle Mirror Transformation). An Iliad is written by Lisa Peterson (director of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Guthrie in 2012, as well as this summer's acclaimed production of Clybourne Park) and Denis O'Hare from a translation of Homer by Robert Fagles. BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Andrew Weems to Lead UNCLE VANYA at Guthrie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2013

The Guthrie Theater today announced complete casting for its production of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Guthrie Artistic DirectorJoe Dowling will helm Brian Friel's modern adaptation of the Chekhov classic. First produced at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, in 1998, Friel's adaptation renders the language of the play into a modern idiom and offers humor and further developed characters' roles and relationships. Uncle Vanya-a play that has not been performed on the Guthrie stage in nearly 25 years-begins performances on September 14 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. (more...)

Park Square Theatre to Present New Play SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURES OF THE SUICIDE CLUB, 6/7-7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013

The beguiling thriller SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SUICIDE CLUB, a new script by Jeffrey Hatcher, takes the Park Square stage next Friday for a week of previews before opening on June 14. A fast-paced mash-up of the unforgettable characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyleand The Suicide Club by Robert Louis Stevenson, this script has its roots in Park Square's last wildly popular homage to the great sleuth, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily (2010). "David Ira Goldstein (Artistic Director of the Arizona Theatre Company, former Artistic Director of Actor's Theatre of Saint Paul) and Jeff Hatcher were in the audience at that show," explains Park Square Artistic Director Richard Cook. "Jeff boasted he could write an even better Sherlock and David Ira said 'then I'll commission it.'" David Mann directs and Steve Hendrickson returns once again as the absurdly smart Holmes, this time in a thriller with multiple murders in which Holmes is either target or suspect. Three performances have been added to meet the demand for tickets. (more...)

The Guthrie's BEHOLD Gala Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Community, Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

On Saturday night, BEHOLD: A Gala Performance, honoring 50 years of the Guthrie, took place on the theater's Wurtele Thrust Stage before a packed house. The performance featured a glittering array of contributors including actors and artists linked to all aspects of the Guthrie's past and its vision for the future. BEHOLD, the centerpiece of a weekend that captivated the Twin Cities and marked the long and vital relationship between the Guthrie and the community that it calls home, marked the half-century milestone for the flagship of the American regional theater movement that first opened its doors in 1963. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Brian d'Arcy James, Whoopi Goldberg and More Set for Guthrie Theater's 50th Anniversary Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

The Guthrie welcomes 17 accomplished local actors and vocalists who have all appeared on the Guthrie's stages during their careers to complete the artist line-up as the vocal ensemble for BEHOLD: A Gala Performance, honoring 50 years of the Guthrie, tonight, June 22, 2013. Accompanied by a 12-piece orchestra helmed by Musical Director Andrew Cooke, the ensemble will perform songs from some of the greatest musicals of all time, in unexpected ways. (more...)

Christopher Plummer, Barbara Byrne and More Join Guthrie's 50th Anniversary Gala, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

The Guthrie today announced that eight artists who have graced the Guthrie's stages during its 50-year history, from the first season in 1963 to the theater's current season, are slated to participate in the Guthrie's 50th anniversary on June 22, 2013. Exclusive interviews with the legendary Zoe Caldwell and Christopher Plummer will be unveiled as part of a poignant and celebratory multi-media tribute, while stage veterans Barbara Bryne, Peter Michael Goetz and Stephen Yoakam; two graduates of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program, Matthew Amendt and Valeri Mudek; and an alum of A Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training, Erik Heger; will perform live for the one-night-only event. (more...)

Park Square Theatre Presents New Play SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURES OF THE SUICIDE CLUB, Now thru 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2013

The beguiling thriller SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SUICIDE CLUB, a new script by Jeffrey Hatcher, takes the Park Square stage tonight for a week of previews before opening on June 14. (more...)

Guthrie Theater Announces 50th Anniversary Gala Vocal Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

The Guthrie today announced that 17 accomplished local actors and vocalists who have all appeared on the Guthrie's stages during their careers will complete the artist line-up as the vocal ensemble for BEHOLD: A Gala Performance, honoring 50 years of the Guthrie, on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Accompanied by a 12-piece orchestra helmed by Musical Director Andrew Cooke, the ensemble will perform songs from some of the greatest musicals of all time, in unexpected ways. (more...)

Guthrie Announces Added Performances of AN ILIAD, Running thru Today
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

The Guthrie Theater today announced three additional performances added to the lauded run of An Iliad, the single-actor storytelling adaptation of Homer's Greek classic about the siege of Troy, featuring Stephen Yoakam as The Poet and directed by Benjamin McGovern (The Edge of Our Bodies, Circle Mirror Transformation). An Iliad is written by Lisa Peterson (director of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Guthrie in 2012, as well as the upcoming production of Clybourne Park opening in June) and Denis O'Hare from a translation of Homer by Robert Fagles. An Iliad, originally slated to run through May 26, will now run through June 1 with 7:30 performances added Thursday through Today, May 30 through June 1, in the Guthrie's Dowling Studio. (more...)

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