Spring 2013 Show Title: “Lance Armstrong’s Steroid-Pumped Comedy Revue”

For Immediate Release - February 12, 2013

BRAVE NEW WORKSHOP THEATRE founded by Dudley Riggs in 1958 

824 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 

For more information contact:  Rachel Levitt,  cel: (612) 360-9119



Brave New Workshop Theatre Announces Spring 2013 Show Title:

"Lance Armstrong's Steroid-Pumped Comedy Revue"



Minneapolis, MN -- The Brave New Workshop Theatre (BNW) is pleased to announce the cast and title for its 2013 spring show: "Lance Armstrong's Steroid-Pumped Comedy Revue:  A Cheater's Guide to Winning." Previews for the show run March 14 - 21, 2013, with opening night on March 22. The show runs through June 29. All performances are at the Brave New Workshop Theatre main stage at 824 Hennepin Avenue, Downtown Minneapolis. Tickets for "Lance Armstrong" are on sale now at (612) 332-6620 or


"Lance Armstrong's Steroid-Pumped Comedy Revue" is the 280th comedy revue by the BNW, and one that promises to continue the theatre's long tradition of taking on the hot-button issues of the day with a mix of hilarious jokes and biting satire.


"Now that Lance Armstrong has shown the world that doping is the new black, the Brave New Workshop is exploring cheating and dishonesty in all their many forms," says director Caleb McEwen. "It turns out that the only person to ever ride a bike in France while not hopped up on drugs is Mitt Romney."


"Lance Armstrong" will feature returning BNW cast members Lauren Anderson, Bobby Gardner, Andy Hilbrands and Taj Ruler. The show is directed by Caleb McEwen, with assistant direction by Katy McEwen. Peter Guertin returns as music director, and Dan Peltzman will provide technical direction. 


The cast began the writing and rehearsal process February 4. Show images and additional show information will be available in the coming weeks.



About Brave New Workshop

The Brave New Workshop has been writing, performing and producing sketch comedy and improvisation since 1958-- longer than any other theatre in the United States. Founded by former circus performer Dudley Riggs and currently owned by husband and wife John Sweeney and Jenni Lilledahl, the BNW has become a legendary comedy institution, where audiences enjoy improv and sketch comedy nearly every night of the week. Alums of the Workshop stage include Louie Anderson, Pat Proft, Al Franken, Tom Davis, Mo Collins ("Mad TV"), Peter MacNichol ("Ally McBeal," "24"), Melissa Peterman ("Reba"), Cedric Yarborough ("Reno 911," "The Boondocks") and Rich Sommer ("Mad Men," "Harvey").  The Brave New Workshop's Creative Outreach business services division trains and entertains Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Hilton/Hampton, General Mills, and Target.  Additionally, the Brave New Workshop Student Union boasts the most comprehensive improv training curriculum in the country.



Thank you for your attention;

Rachel Levitt

Marketing Campaign Manager


824 Hennepin Ave, downtown Minneapolis





Title:  "Lance Armstrong's Steroid-Pumped Comedy Revue:  A Cheater's Guide to Winning"


What/Description:  In "Lance Armstrong's Steroid-Pumped Comedy Revue:  A Cheater's Guide to Winning," Brave New Workshop promises to continue the theatre's long tradition of taking on the hot-button issues of the day with a mix of hilarious jokes and biting satire.


Where: Brave New Workshop Theatre, 824 Hennepin Ave, Downtown Minneapolis, MN  55403


When: March 14 - June 29, 2013


Schedule Details:


Five Preview Performances: ($18)

Thurs, March 14 - 7:30 pm, $18 (preview)

Fri, March 15 - 8 pm, $18 (preview)

Sat, March 16 - 8 pm, $18 (preview)

Weds, March 20 - 7:30 pm, $18 (preview)

Thurs, March 21 - 7:30 pm, $18 (preview)


Opening Night: ($36)

Fri, March 22 - 8pm, $36 (OPENING NIGHT - Note Time!)


Regular Run: ($25 - $30)

March 23 - June 29

Thursdays (7:30p) ($25)

Fridays (8p) ($30)

Saturdays (5pm) ($28)**

Saturdays (8p) ($30)


**Sat 5pm performances March 23 thru April 27 only.  Starting May 4, only one show (8pm) on Saturdays.




On sale now

 $18 - $36 (with discounts for preview performances, students, seniors, AAA members, groups and more)

(612) 332-6620

Show info:




BNW Famous Late Night Improvisation

One hour of pure, unbridled improvisation.

Fridays and Saturdays, 10 pm.  $5, or free if you attended that evening's performance of "Lance Armstrong's Steroid-Pumped Comedy Revue."




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