Behind the Brand New Beat

Ordway 7/24/19

The brand new beat is here, and 42nd Street is the Ordway Original you won’t want to miss! Featuring local talent, masterful dancing, and funk-jazz orchestrations of hit songs like “We’re in the Money” and “Lullaby of Broadway,” this all-new Ordway production will knock you off your feet. Get your sneak peek with our curated collection of behind-the-scenes content!

In the News


National Buzz


  • Tamara Tunie’s Interview on The Lori and Julia show (skip to the 31:00 mark)
  • Rehearsal photos
  • Video trailer
  • Behind the scenes rehearsal video 
  • Introducing the Ordway Podcasts, made in partnership with our friends at Minnesota Playlist
      • First episode: Rod Kaats, the Ordway’s Producing Artistic Director talks about Broadway at the Ordway and the not-to-be-missed reimagined production of the classic Broadway musical 42nd Street.
      • Second episode: Performers Phillip Attmore and Kimberly Immanuel, who play Billy and Peggy, in the Ordway’s production of 42nd Street, discuss diverse representation on stage and recreating these iconic characters in this exciting new version of the classic musical.
      • Third episode: Actors Bekah Gudim, Maddie Hillligoss, talk with the Ordway’s Director of Education and Producing Associate, Kelli Foster-Warder about tap dancing, the prominence it has had in their lives and in the brand new story of the beloved Broadway classic 42nd Street.
      • Fourth episode: Choreographer Jared Grimes talks with the Ordway’s Director of Education and Producing Associate Kelli Foster Warder about creating the show out of the feet of these unique dancers, the opportunity to open up a gateway to tap for the people of this generation and what 42nd Street means to him. 
      • Fifth episode: The Ordway’s Director of Education and Associate Producer Kelli Foster Warder talks 42nd Street with Director Michael Heitzman. He discusses the story and vision of this remastered production.
      • Sixth episode:   Episode Six, Part I42nd Street costume designer, Emilio Sosa, talks with the Ordway’s Director of Education and Associate Producer, Kelli Foster Warder, about his background and how to tell stories through costumes. Episode Six, Part II
        42nd Street Director Michael Heitzman and Choreographer, Jared Grimes, talk with Kelli Foster Warder, the Ordway’s Director of Education and Associate Producer, about how the new version and how the one-of-a-kind production came to life.

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