Paint Your Wagon at the Ordway

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts kicked off their 31st season on Wednesday, with the opening of Lerner & Lowe’s Paint Your Wagon. The musical about leaving your life behind to head west in hopes of striking it rich with gold is being presented in collaboration with Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. Billed as a…

Interview with Paint Your Wagon’s Jared Michael Brown

In August, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is staging Lerner & Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon. The production is being done in collaboration with Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and features a new book by Jon Marans which delves deeper into the circumstances these men and women experienced while heading west in search of gold.…

Bullets Over Broadway at the Ordway

A little over two years ago I was at the Broadway opening night for Bullets Over Broadway. Despite the glitz and glamour of the night, not to mention checking attending a Broadway opening night off the bucket list, the show fell flat. So I was curious on how I’d like the National Tour when it…

Interview with Bullets Over Broadway’s Jemma Jane

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…

A Night With Janis Joplin at the Ordway

After a Tony Awards®-nominated performance on Broadway, Mary Bridget Davies brings her incarnation of Janis Joplin to the Ordway in Saint Paul. If you’re expecting a traditional Broadway show like Jersey Boys or Beautiful, you’ll be disappointed. This isn’t a story of Janis’ life and how she become the rock legend we know today. Instead,…