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Judy Garland is everywhere, including four versions of her at St. Paul's History Theatre.
It began in a Minneapolis church. Next year, it will reach millions.
NONFICTION: Andy Greenberg's book insists the U.S. is one computer virus away from infrastructure meltdown.
Going all the way back to the silent era, movies have loved to step it up.
Scott Z. Burns gives his CIA drama the feel of a '70s thriller.
The many corsets on Twin Cities stages signify many different things.
She goes to a ball, and you should be prepared to have one at Children's Theatre Company.
Golden Valley native Scott Burns wrote "The Report" and "The Laundromat."
Starring Ewan McGregor, the film works, to a point.
Some songs of summer endure beyond their appointed seasons (such as Drake’s “One Dance”), while others are tired before the leaves fall (Black Eyed Peas’…
Review: Witty "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" focuses on a charming hero who happens to be a serial killer.
If you’re in a book club, you should definitely read “Trust Exercise” by Susan Choi. Be prepared to disagree about it. I’m not talking about…
Cynthia Erivo's forthright performance as Harriet is the movie's biggest asset.
Edward Norton's detective character in "Motherless Brooklyn" has a way with words — and with clues.
Babies, jobs, divorces, illnesses and more: As in "Steel Magnolias," Minnesotans share life's joys and sorrows in a "community" of their making.
Because of larger casts, as well as musicians, musicals are generally costlier to produce than straight plays.
Fine acting and a handsome set create a powerful mood.
NONFICTION: Essays reveal Minnesota-born cartoonist Charles M. Schulz's lasting impact on literature.
Robert Pattinson makes another offbeat choice with challenging black-and-white drama.
Pedro Almodóvar's "Pain and Glory" plays almost like an explanation/apology for why his last couple of movies sucked.
Film festival packs in big Hollywood titles and a documentary about a cook in Worthington, Minn.
Britta Ollmann and Reed Sigmund lead stellar Theater Latté Da cast.
Steven Epp has made good on his teenage dreams of becoming an actor.
In brightly lit scenes, it looks like 51-year-old Smith is acting in a scene with his dead-eyed video game avatar.
Sue Scott chuckles about it now, but her self-esteem took a serious hit when she was told she was let go from the radio show.
It's hard to pin down but the concert/dance/theater piece is thrilling.
The musical's second act falters, but lead Gracie Anderson never does.
NONFICTION: Leslie Jamison's potent essays question everyone's motives, including her own.
An origin story of Batman's nemesis is also about what happens when society neglects its most vulnerable.
You know it's almost Halloween when even the musicals are horrifying.
"Aubergine" overcomes rough spots to arrive at a beautiful place.
Renée Zellweger's bold step into Judy Garland's ruby-red slippers should invigorate her career.
An encounter years ago led to Alice Hoffman's new Holocaust-inspired novel.
Katie Steller is making this world a better place one cut at a time.
It probably won't mean much to you if you didn't watch the TV version, since it picks up where the series left off, with no recap.
"Glass Menagerie" actor Carey Cox says it should be actors with disabilities.
Mister Rogers is back in the neighborhood, with Tom Hanks in the role. Director Marielle Heller thinks we need the TV legend more than ever.
It's been a while, so here's what you need to know about the movie version of the TV series.
Leiber and Stoller's songs, including "On Broadway," power musical revue.
Nonspeaking part in her first play at Jungle Theater has led to a big year for Becca Hart.
Movie crams in the plot of the bestseller but forgets everything else.
Witty music and a breezy setting update Shakespeare's classic rom-com.
Bill Hader is great and some scenes have punch, but this sequel is a bumpy ride.
Producer Jim Burke's movies include "The Descendants," "Cedar Rapids," "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" and "Election."
To help you wrap your brain around these 30 crazy days, we've worked out your all-theater month.
Theater Mu's dark comedy says being biracial makes the dating puzzle even more puzzling.
Filmmaker found himself musing on his own family as he directed Cate Blanchett.
Story of bohemian missing mom focuses on clarity and connection.
Despite Haddish and McCarthy, there's more crime than comedy.
Guthrie commission from Lynn Nottage finds humor in a truck-stop kitchen.
With 142 shows, the Minnesota Fringe Festival offers a daunting smorgasbord.
The plot makes no sense, but who cares when the dancing is this much fun?
There are many ideas in the Lynn Nottage's comedy premiering at the Guthrie. Also, many sandwiches.
Brad and Leo and Margot and Quentin team up for a throwback to Tinseltown, 1969.
Puppets depict the enormous impact tiny people have on a family in the comedy "Stinkers."
Every summer, St. Paul's Park Square Theatre brings a murder mystery to the stage.
Pointless remake reminds us that 1994's "Lion King" is an unimprovable gem.
Somebody asked somebody to write a comedy. It opens this weekend at the Jungle.
The Uber-set comedy succeeds when it lets Kumail Nanjiani rip.
Horror film is a "Midsommar" nightmare that will either creep you out or drive you out.
Ex-employee said her evaluations were downgraded after she complained about work conditions.
The drive-in theater has changed a lot, especially if it's been a while since you drove in.
History Theatre's musical, based on the Duluth murders, has become a fan fave.
Do you continue reading books you don't like? Or do you abandon them to find something better?
Review: The new "Spider-Man" works best when it feels like a modern romantic comedy.
Guthrie production finds all the best stuff in the classic musical, and a few new things, to boot.
FICTION: Two little girls' decisions affect an entire Russian city in a riveting debut.
A twist on Shakespeare's "Hamlet" reveals something else is rotten in the state of Denmark.
With a movie and a TV series coming in the next few days, Naomi Watts says things are looking up for female actors.
The fourth "Toy Story" shows that the funny, poignant franchise is far from done.
It took 14 drafts, dozens of songs and more than two years. But a revised Fringe work is finally ready for its debut.
Theater artists wrestle with warnings that prepare audiences but risk giving away too much.
In warm weather, these theaters meet you where you want to be: outside.
Emma Thompson is the lure in a workplace comedy that only occasionally rises to her level.
A new play depicts financial hotshots obsessing over deals. Humanity? Not so much.