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NEWS: Ordway’s SIX Heading to Broadway

The musical SIX. Photo by Liz Lauren, courtesy of Chicago Shakespeare Theater. A musical exploration of the wives of Henry VIII is heading straight from the Ordway to Broadway. SIX, a new musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, will play at the Ordway from November 29 to December 22, 2019.

Fringe File #2: The Overachiever’s Plan for Day 1 of the Minnesota Fringe Festival

A collage of show images from the 2019 Minnesota Fringe Festival. There are many different ways to approach to the Minnesota Fringe Festival, the Twin Cities' annual performing arts binge extravaganza. Mine has two rules. The first? Park once, move never. The second? Variety. Rule 1 means that, once I've parked my

BREAKING NEWS: Rose Ensemble Aborts Planned Closure

The Rose Ensemble announced last June that the much-decorated vocal ensemble would fade away at the end of the present season, citing declining revenues. Today, the Rose Ensemble delighted fans by announcing that its planned sunset would not actually take place. Thanks to an outpouring of fundraising and audience support,

NEWS: 2019 Tony Award Nominations Announced

Nominees for the 2019 Tony Awards were announced this morning. Notably, the musical Hadestown: The Myth. The Musical. received 14 nominations, while To Kill a Mockingbird (unpopular, perhaps, due to a high-profile licensing battle that canceled theatre productions around the country) and Network received none for Best Play. The annual Tony Awards are

PREVIEW: The Events Behind the Umbrella Collective’s Velvet Swing

A promotional image for the Umbrella Collective's production of Velvet Swing, which premieres tonight at Bryant-Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, MN. Google "Velvet Swing" and the first thing that comes up is a not-safe-for-work product mixing sex and cannabis. An odd pairing? Not if you know the history of the term, a now-and-again

REVIEW: Powerful Iphigenia and Other Daughters (Theatre Unbound)

Iphigenia and Other Daughters, currently being presented by Theatre Unbound at Gremlin Theatre in Saint Paul, MN. Photo by Theresa Burgess. It says something that, 25 years after its premiere in Los Angeles, Ellen McLaughlin's play Iphigenia and Other Daughters still has something powerful to say. It also says something that