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MPR News: Ordway builds plans for month-long opening celebration

September 9, 2014 10:04 am | Leave your thoughts

By Euan Kerr, MPR News When the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts unveils its sparkling new $75 million concert hall next spring, it will do so in elaborate and enduring style. In a month-long celebration that begins March 1, the Ordway will introduce the public to its intimate new venue for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra with a rich mix of performances designed to appeal to diverse audiences. “Twenty-two days of opening nights,” Ordway ... more


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Pioneer Press: Ordway plans month-long celebration for new Concert Hall

September 9, 2014 9:53 am | Leave your thoughts

By Chris Hewitt, Pioneer Press If the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts had a personality, it would be vibrant one day, meditative the next, then full of hilarity, then challenging and provocative. All of those traits will be on view in March, when the venue celebrates the opening of its new Concert Hall with the month-long “Rock the Ordway.” The month includes the world premiere of Minnesota Opera’s eagerly anticipated “The Manchurian Candidate,” a ... more


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Star Tribune: Programming announced for Ordway Center’s new concert hall

September 9, 2014 9:48 am | Leave your thoughts

By Rohan Preston, Star Tribune Global sounds will animate a new $42 million concert hall at Ordway Center in St. Paul early in 2015. The Arts Partnership, which represents the Ordway’s four principal users, on Monday announced the kickoff lineup for the new 1,100-seat concert hall, which is to open March 1. The newest addition to Minnesota’s arts landscape was designed by Tim Carl of HGA Architects. It expands the 1985 Ordway Center, and replaces the McKnight Theatre. The Arts ... more


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The Arts Partnership Announces ROCK THE ORDWAY

September 9, 2014 8:26 am | Leave your thoughts

The Arts Partnership Announces ROCK THE ORDWAY, A 22-Day Grand Opening Celebration for the New Concert Hall   The Arts Partnership, a nonprofit collaboration among Minnesota Opera, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra  (SPCO) and The Schubert Club, announced today an exciting month-long eclectic music showcase celebrating the grand opening of the new world-class, state-of-the-art Concert Hall.  ROCK THE ORDWAY launches on March 1 with a ribbon-cutting and community open ... more


Nice Work If You Can Get It on the cover of Lavender Magazine

Nice Work If You Can Get It on the cover of Lavender Magazine

September 5, 2014 1:39 pm | Leave your thoughts

Lavender Magazine’s much anticipated Fall Arts & Dining Issue is a go-to source for Twin Cities entertainment happenings this fall and winter. The cover of the issue features Nice Work If You Can Get It, which will be at the Ordway Oct. 14-19, 2014. The issue also features other upcoming Ordway shows, A Christmas Story: The Musical and The Illusionists. See the entire Fall Arts Preview HERE.


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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 | Comments Off

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