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CBS Minnesota features “A Night At The Ordway”

August 25, 2014 10:17 am | Leave your thoughts

Written by Robin Johnson, CBS Minnesota   “With all of the fabulous restaurants in St. Paul and the recent addition of the Green Line, there’s never been a better time to make a night at the Ordway a special event,” Ordway’s President & CEO, Patricia A. Mitchell said. “We’re very excited about the wide variety of performances coming to the Ordway stage this fall.” You can find a reason for a great night out at ... more


Evita Cast on KARE 11

EVITA Cast on Kare 11 at 4

August 15, 2014 10:55 am | Leave your thoughts

EVITA cast members Josh Young and Krystina Alabado visited KARE 11 News at 4 to talk about how the show has evolved since it was last here, how tango and dance play an important role in this production and what it’s like to live on the road for an entire year.    


Stars of Evita on Twin Cities Live

August 15, 2014 10:55 am | Leave your thoughts

Caroline Bowman and Sean MacLaughlin, who play Eva and Juan Perón in the national tour of EVITA, took some time to talk to Emily Engberg from Twin Cities Live about why this show is a must-see.    


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Star Tribune Review: ‘Evita’ tour at Ordway is well-practiced art

August 13, 2014 1:33 pm | Leave your thoughts

By Graydon Royce Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stylishly wrought opera is a polished affair. The national tour of “Evita,” spawned by the Broadway revival, has been on the road now for nearly a year, including a date last January in Minneapolis. Perhaps this is why the production that opened a week’s run at Ordway Center on Tuesday night bears the patina of practice, precision and pace. Shrouded in a mist of gray and black tones, Michael ... more


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Blog Review: Review of ‘Evita’ at The Ordway

August 13, 2014 1:32 pm | 1 Comment

By Mary Aalgaard – Play Off the Page Blog Quote of the Day:  The score is structured as an opera that explodes with Latin, pop and rock rhythms. Listen closely and you’ll notice the haunting themes Andrew Lloyd Webber weaves throughout the score to characterize the dramatic thrust of the story. James Rocco, Vice President Programming/Producing Artistic Director at The Orway in St. Paul MN. He describes the music and the mood it creates so well. ... more


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Pioneer Press Review: ‘Evita’ at the Ordway: Narrator Che steals spotlight from title role

August 13, 2014 1:32 pm | Leave your thoughts

By Chris Hewitt Is it wrong to wonder what it would be like if the lead in the Ordway’s “Evita” were played by a dude? On the one hand: Yes, it’s wrong. Men already have enough theater parts and it would be unfair to give one of the towering roles for women to a guy. On the other hand, local companies such as Minneapolis Musical Theatre and Walking Shadow have shown that gender-blind casting can ... more


Broadway Songbook: The First 100 Years of Broadway

Review: Broadway Songbook: The First 100 Years of Broadway

August 13, 2014 1:32 pm | Leave your thoughts

  Written by Jill Schafer, Cherry and Spoon   The Ordway is opening its fourth season of the Broadway Songbook series with a retrospective of the first 100 years of Broadway. If you’re like me, your first question is – when did Broadway begin? It’s debatable, but Professor James Rocco – who presides over what feels like a college seminar on musical theater history with live show-and-tell by the Twin Cities’ best musical theater performers ... more


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The Ordway Opens BROADWAY SONGBOOK: THE FIRST 100 YEARS Tonight

August 7, 2014 11:49 am | Leave your thoughts

“Broadway Songbook: The First 100 Years of Broadway” runs tonight, August 7, through the 10th at The Ordway in St. Paul. Celebrate the history of American musical theater by taking a journey through the first 100 years of Broadway. Hear classics from such popular shows as Annie Get Your Gun, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Guys and Dolls, Gypsy and more. From ... more


Broadway Songbook: The First 100 Years of Broadway Premieres Tonight; Five-City Tour to Follow

August 7, 2014 11:46 am | Leave your thoughts

Broadway Songbook: The First 100 Years of BroadwayPremieres Tonight; Five-City Tour to Follow By Andrew Gans07 Aug 2014  Kendra McMillan  Minnesota’s The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts presents Broadway Songbook: The First 100 Years of Broadway Aug. 7-10.   James A. Rocco is the writer, director and host of the cabaret-style evening, which features musical direction by Raymond Berg. The cast comprises Gary Briggle, Dieter Bierbrauer, Jennifer Eckes, Kendra McMillan, Aja Parham, Randy Schmeling and Erin Schwab. ... more