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Presenting the 2016 Flint Hills International Children’s Festival

April 26, 2016 4:45 pm | Leave your thoughts

Family Weekend to be held June 4-5 We’re excited to announce the lineup for the 16th annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, one of the largest children’s festivals of its kind in the country. This world-class family event, which will take place May 31-June 5, showcases diverse art and cultures of more than 25 countries from across the globe. Family Weekend (June 4-5) will feature free outdoor performances, crafts and activities in and around the ... more


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Aisle Say Twin Cities reviews ‘Bullets Over Broadway’

April 15, 2016 3:42 pm | Leave your thoughts

By Michael J. Opperman, Aisle Say Twin Cities The musical Bullets Over Broadway, an adaptation of the Woody Allen movie of 1994, is a crowd pleaser. The movie script was nominated for an Oscar, and this production features original direction and choreography by multi-Tony award winner Susan Stroman (also known for her work on The Producers). The production has been touring for two years, and the polish of the performances are evidence of that. For ... more


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MNfusion Review: ‘Bullets Over Broadway:’ A Quintessential 1920’s Comedy

April 15, 2016 9:43 am | Leave your thoughts

By Katie Fraser, MNfusion Each era has trends that define it. For the 1920’s it was jazz, flappers and pleasure. “Bullets Over Broadway” owned this trifecta, and it even threw in a gangster chase scene. The 2014 musical is an adaptation by Woody Allen of his own 1994 work. The show follows the same plot as its movie predecessor. Set in 1920’s New York City, it tells the story of a young, struggling playwright, David ... more


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A Letter from the Ordway’s James A. Rocco

April 14, 2016 9:56 am | Leave your thoughts

Wow!  What a year at The Ordway!  I’m so excited that our mission is being fulfilled with knockout entertainment. One of the things we do at the Ordway is curate the past, present and future of Musical Theater with re-envisioned contemporary productions of musical classics, touring Broadway, new works and training programs for new generations. Musical Theater is our brand. Musical Theater grew out of the multi-cultural experience in New York City.  It brings together ... more


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MN Theater Love reviews ‘Bullets Over Broadway’

April 13, 2016 12:07 pm | Leave your thoughts

By Minnesota Theater Love What do you do when you want to turn a very funny Woody Allen film into a Broadway musical? You take Bullets Over Broadway, add songs from 1914 through the 1930s and turn it into a fantastically fun evening. Bullets Over Broadway, now playing through Sunday at the Ordway Music Theater, tells a good story in the best way possible. I mean really, how can you resist chorus girls, garter belts, ... more


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phenoMNal Twin Cities reviews ‘Bullets Over Broadway’

April 13, 2016 11:05 am | Leave your thoughts

By Stephanie Kwong, phenoMNal Twin Cities   Bullets Over Broadway is the complete package when it comes to nationally-touring musicals.  It features a plot with intrigue and witty humor intertwined with spectacular choreography and first-rate vocal talent.  The set, props, costumes, and story all lend to a very overall glamorous production.  The story is one of a writer in 1920s New York City hoping to get his show produced.  He accepts an offer for backing from ... more


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Interview with Bullets Over Broadway’s Jemma Jane

April 12, 2016 3:50 pm | Leave your thoughts

By Erin Nagel, Girl Meets Broadway Australian native Jemma Jane is criss-crossing the United States as Olive Neal in the Broadway adaptation of Woody Allen’s movie Bullets Over Broadway, opening tonight at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul. Prior to tonight’s show, Jemma sat down with me to discuss the show, her character and traveling the country on tour. How did you first become interested in theatre? Growing up, my sister ... more


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‘Bullets Over Broadway’ costume designer has a story to tell

April 11, 2016 1:42 pm | Leave your thoughts

By Chris Hewitt, Pioneer Press It is not easy to keep six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long on topic. But when the guy has such great stories to tell, who cares? Long is supposed to be talking about “Bullets Over Broadway,” the musical version of the Woody Allen comedy that comes to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday. But he’s calling from Toronto, where he’s working on a “Rocky Horror Picture ... more


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Broadway World Interviews BULLETS OVER BROADWAY’s Emma Stratton

April 11, 2016 1:39 pm | Leave your thoughts

By Kristen Montag, Broadway World BULLETS OVER BROADWAY opens it’s Midwest premiere on the Ordway stage in Saint Paul on April 12 for a run through April 17. Emma Stratton plays Helen Sinclair in this 1920s-themed show adapted from the Woody Allen movie of the same name. She took time to let us get to know more about her in this 6 Questions & a Plug: Let’s start with the plot of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY ... more


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REVIEW: Twin Cities Arts Reader is HANGGAI for More

April 11, 2016 1:33 pm | Leave your thoughts

By Lydia Lunning, Twin Cities Arts Reader You say you need more traditional Mongolian punk rock cowboy music in your life? I may have some excellent news for you… well, more excellent if you hadn’t missed the performance, but you can still buy their music! The latest entry in the Ordway’s World Music and Dance series lit up the Concert Hall on April 7 with Hanggai, an internationally recognized six-person band that perfectly matches that description. ... more