Hennepin Theatre Trust COVID-19 Updates

Hennepin Theatre Trust presents The Broadway Cast Reunion Series featuring livestreaming events with “backstage” stories from the casts of Broadway’s hottest shows

February 16, 2021

  • Hadestown cast, Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. (CT)
  • The Lion King cast, Wednesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. (CT)
  • Dear Evan Hansen cast, Wednesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. (CT)

MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 16, 2021) — Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that it is bringing the best of behind-the-scenes Broadway to your screens with The Broadway Cast Reunion Series. The lineup of events features up close and personal conversations with the casts of the hottest shows on Broadway including Hadestown on Wednesday, Feb. 24, The Lion King on Wednesday, March 10 and Dear Evan Hansen on Wednesday, March 24. All shows are at 7 p.m. CT. Each cast event will be livestreamed with on-demand video available after the show.

The Broadway Cast Reunion Series gives audiences a chance to do what they may never have done before: visit “backstage” with the cast and creators to hear personal, hilarious, unscripted stories and gossip – as they really let their hair down. Viewers can even ask questions through the chat feature.

The Trust also announced it is collaborating again with theater organizations throughout Greater Minnesota to co-present streaming entertainment by world-class artists that brings programming to communities throughout the region. Joining the Trust to present The Broadway Cast Reunion Series are Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center (Brainerd), Fine Arts Programming at College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University (St. Joseph, Collegeville), Historic Holmes Theatre (The Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center), Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts, (Red Wing) and University of North Dakota Chester Fritz Auditorium (Grand Forks, ND)

Tickets for the events in The Broadway Cast Reunion Series (Hadestown and Dear Evan Hansen casts) are on sale now to the general public at HennepinTheatreTrust.org. Proceeds from ticket sales will help the Trust and participating theaters support their mission of creating positive change through the arts.

CAST DAY DATE TIME PLATFORM
Hadestown Wednesday Feb. 24 7 p.m. CT livestream / on demand
The Lion King* Wednesday March 10 7 p.m. CT livestream / on demand
Dear Evan Hansen Wednesday March 24 7 p.m. CT livestream / on demand

Tickets are $15 for each cast event (per household or device).
*Tickets for The Broadway Cast Reunion Series: The Lion King go on sale Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m.

Additional support is provided by Maurices and their shared commitment to make theater programming possible to communities throughout the region.

MEET THE CASTS:

HADESTOWN
Meet the original Broadway stars of Hadestown, including the writer and director of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2019, Anais Mitchell (Writer) and Rachel Chavkin (Director). The event will also feature cast members Reeve Carney (Orpheus), Amber Gray (Persephone), Patrick Page (Hades) and Eva Noblezada (Eurydice).

THE LION KING
Meet the original Broadway stars of The Lion King featuring Heather Headley (Nala) and additional cast to be announced shortly.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN
Meet the Broadway and national tour stars of the Tony Award sensation, Dear Evan Hansen (Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score) featuring Jordan Fisher (Evan Hansen on Broadway), Jessica Phillips (Heidi Hansen on Broadway), Christiane Noll (Cynthia Murphy on Broadway), Gabrielle Carrubba (Zoe Murphy on Broadway), Phoebe Koyabe (Alana Beck on Broadway), Ciara Harris (Alana Beck on tour), Stephen Christopher Anthony (Evan Hansen on tour), and Noah Kieserman (Connor Murphy on tour).

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.