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Emmy-winning TV personality and New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Van Ness bring his newest tour to Minneapolis in Imaginary Living Room Olympian to the Orpheum Theatre Saturday, Nov. 5

July 26, 2022

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, JULY 29 AT 10 A.M.

MINNEAPOLIS (July 26, 2022) — Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced that the Emmy-nominated television personality, New York Times best-selling author, podcast and hair stylist to the stars Jonathan Van Ness is bringing his newest comedy tour to Minneapolis in Jonathan Van Ness: Imaginary Living Room Olympian at the historic Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022 at 8 p.m. Van Ness stars on Netflix’s Emmy Award-inning reboot series “Queer Eye,” where he shines as the hair guru and self-care advocate. He was a 2020 Primetime Emmy nominee for ‘Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program’ along with his “Queer Eye” castmates.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m. to the general public at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.

DAY DATE TIME VENUE TICKET PRICES
Saturday Nov. 5 8 p.m. Orpheum Theatre $39.50, $49.50, $69.50

All pricing includes a Building and Restoration Fee of $5.

In addition to “Queer Eye,” Van Ness starred on the Emmy-nominated web series “Gay of Thrones,” a witty social commentary series recapping HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Launched in 2013, the series wrapped its eighth and final season last year and garnered Emmy nominations in 2016, 2018 and 2019 for ‘Outstanding Short Form Variety Series.’ He He also continues to work on his passion project, his podcast “Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness,” a weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan is curious about. The podcast was named one of the Top Podcasts of 2018 by Time Magazine, won the iHeart Radio Award for Best LGBTQ Podcast, and was a 2020 People’s Choice Award nominee for Best Pop Podcast.

He was also a 2020 People’s Choice Award nominee for ‘Favorite Reality TV Star’ for the second year in a row. Van Ness recently completed his first worldwide comedy tour “Jonathan Van Ness: Road to Beijing,” which included a sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, as well as stops in London, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

In September 2019, he released his revelatory memoir, Over The Top: A Raw Journey To Self-Love, now a New York Times Best-Seller. Over The Top won the 2019 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Memoir & Autobiography and has been named a must-read book of 2019 by The New York Times, TIME Magazine and NPR to name a few.

His appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to discuss the book, living with HIV and HIV stigma earned a GLAAD Media Award for ‘Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode.’ He is passionate about using his platform and voice for change. As an avid supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, he worked closely with Planned Parenthood and The Trevor Project on campaigns tied to the release of his book that focused on removing the shame and stigma that comes along with talking about sexual health, as well as the long-lasting effects of bullying and how to overcome it.

In December 2019, Van Ness made history as the first non-female solo cover star of Cosmopolitan UK in 35 years. In March 2020, he released his first children’s picture book, “Peanut Goes For The Gold,” about a gender non-binary guinea pig who does everything with their own personal flare.

Most recently, Van Ness launched JVN, a haircare line that sees all beauty, serves all beauty, and honors the uniqueness in each of us. Driven to change the beauty industry from within, he worked with Amyris, a leading synthetic biotechnology company and bio manufacturer of clean, sustainable, natural ingredients. Together, they developed scientifically backed haircare formulas, combining the best in effective and clean ingredients, creating an innovative, first of its kind haircare collection that celebrates hair health and the uniqueness of each person.

Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.

Heart of Hennepin – celebrating 100 years of the Hennepin Theatre District
To honor the centennial, Hennepin Theatre Trust is kicking off a yearlong celebration for the Orpheum, State and Pantages theatres, along with The Hennepin event center and 824 Hennepin, home to the Brave New Workshop comedy theatre. This year-long centennial celebration honors the history of the Hennepin Theatre District and looks ahead to what the future holds for the arts, the Trust and downtown neighbors. HennepinTheatreTrust.org/centennial.