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With 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch,' Minneapolis theater sparks dialogue on gender identity and casting
Theater Latté Da knew casting a cisgender actor to star in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" would start a conversation.
The big-nosed title character looms large, but he's just one in a trio of characters at the Guthrie.
Review: A vacationing family battles doppelgänger enemies.
Big Business rules in an 80-year-old musical that doesn't feel that old.
Star's gripping performance carries this drama about a lonely woman.
A Minnesota beauty queen inspired Jocelyn Bioh's play about discrimination according to skin tone.
Writer and director Eric Simonson sees an "uplifting tragedy" in the 1919 World Series scandal.
Old Log Theatre channels a 20th-century legend with a clumsy but tuneful jukebox musical.
NONFICTION: Simon Garfield turns his attention to miniatures — like those tiny Eames chairs — and the results leave you wanting more.
REVIEW: Dandy epic reveals Captain Marvel's real superpower is her humanity.
There's lots of romance and comedy on tap for theater's 2019-20 season.
Review: Isabelle Huppert shines as this thriller's villain.
The 2019-20 lineup also includes three shows new to the Twin Cities.
Thanks to the writers/directors/bros who call themselves the Three Amigos, the only other countries with more overall Oscar success are France and Italy.
There was no usual acknowledgement of the ridiculousness of all these wealthy people spending three hours together, patting each other on the back.
You're a lead actor who wants an easier path to an Oscar? No problem. Go supporting.
Riveting Spanish-language thriller stars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
Guthrie production sets play in the present — and in a sunnier part of Shakespeare's world.
NONFICTION: Janet Malcolm's wide-ranging new collection is a thoughtful delight.
Park Square Theatre announced its inaugural season under artistic director Lagundino.
Drama gets to a good place, but takes too long to get there.
History Theatre's "Stewardess!" shows how Mary Pat Laffey gathered co-workers to battle sexism at Minnesota's Northwest Airlines.
Cluttered movie takes the accent off comedy and puts it on action.
With two new hires, the theater completes its five-person senior management team.
Sally Wingert and Mark Benninghofen are not a couple, but they play one on stage. A lot.
Last year's superb production is back, and it's better than ever.
An upcoming production insists that Thornton Wilder still has important things to say.
Nothing is certain in dazzlingly acted drama as three scientists face an unknown future.
Hennepin Theatre will also bring "Hamilton" back to Minneapolis. We just don't know when.
Oscar nods for Netflix's "Roma" make this a watershed moment for streaming services.
A new theater movement insists intimacy should be as well orchestrated as violence.
Nicole Brending has won a spot at the Slamdance fest for her outrageous feminist pop-star critique "Dollhouse."
Director Luca Guadagnino is bringing four films to the Walker for a conversation. Just don't call it a retrospective.
"Serenity" presents a modern spin on a film noir staple.
This thriller isn't entirely successful, but it offers an intriguing update of film noir tropes.
M. Night Shyamalan's new one is not perfect, but "Unbreakable" fans should welcome it.
Polish actor Joanna Kulig is electrifying in a filmmaker's take on his parents' troubled romance.
With very few exceptions, trying to cram a famous life into two hours is a losing game.
FICTION: Like Karen Thompson Walker's previous stunner, "The Age of Miracles," "The Dreamers" says the world is a frightening place.
Two young performers highlight the foreign-film Oscar contender from Lebanon.
Experimental artists from around the world come to Walker Art Center for its annual performance fest.
Whether Sarah Rasmussen is directing family at home or top actors at the Jungle, "It is exactly the same skills."
Dramatized version not as good as this year's documentary portrait.
Adam McKay's biographical movie takes on Dick Cheney. It's not a pretty picture.
The year's best movie bears repeating.
1. “Assassins”: Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 28-year-old musical about damaged people’s drastic attempts to deal with a confusing world could not have been more…
Singer/actor is in two holiday shows at two Minneapolis theaters.
Sara Marsh and Luverne Seifert offer incisive takes in this drama that plays out like a duet on a particularly thorny piece of music.
This animated trip through the "Spider-Verse" is funny, beautiful and empowering.
Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie are bogged down by stodgy film.
Amid the onslaught of holiday shows, some Twin Cities theaters march to a different beat.
Two Oscar winners wage an insult-filled fight to be a queen's "Favourite."
Review: Rajané Katurah Brown and Jamecia Bennett kill it in "Marie and Rosetta."
The annual Arrows Awards at Walker Art Center are just part of a media onslaught on its way from the U.K.
Tyler Michaels dazzles in musical tribute to Fargo singer/songwriter Bobby Vee.
Kurtis Blow's dancing, rapping and preaching all come together in "Hip Hop Nutcracker" at the Ordway this week.
The fighter faces off against Drago's offspring, building upon the franchise's rich fathers-and-sons mythology.
Painter/filmmaker Julian Schnabel directs Willem Dafoe in an intense portrait.
A Minnetonka couple have been happily married for 57 years, and they have the original wedding cake to prove it.
Sequel improves on previous "Fantastic Beasts" but more Dumbledore, please, and thanks.
Music legend Dolly Parton borrows from Charles Dickens and her childhood for a holiday musical premiering at the Ordway.
Nathaniel Fuller steps back into a signature role while Charity Jones takes an increased one — both as Ebenezer Scrooge.
Bereaved robbers team up in this pulpy caper penned by Gillian Flynn.
Think all Twin Cities theater seats are created equal? Think again.
Review: Cirque spectacle brings aerialists, a ladder gymnast and a death-defying singer to Minneapolis
The first act of "Corteo" is jaw-dropping; the second has issues.
The Moving Company draws on Chekhov, Vivaldi and more to reflect on change.
Her work has dazzled audiences for years. Now set designer Kate Sutton-Johnson gets a big Guthrie welcome.
Theatre Coup d'Etat's "The Tempest" is pared down but still stormy.
As Sally Field pieced together her storied life, a new memoir "became my confidante, my best friend, my companion."
Wanna be embalmed? Experience terror on the Midtown Greenway? Twin Cities Horror Festival is back for more live-action gore and suspense.
With its fourth — and final — "Faust," Open Eye Figure Theatre opens a door to the future. Then it will destroy the show once and for all.
Pearce Bunting's charismatic LBJ leads a large cast at St. Paul's History Theatre.
Like a waistcoat or wig or other costuming device, they can be a valuable storytelling tool.
A Minneapolis theater troupe hopes to bridge the partisan divide with a new play: "If you really understand someone, there's no way you can hate them."
Local theaters debate the show's impact on their own ticket sales.
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