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Successful, diverse offerings let the theater finish season in the black.
She died Tuesday in the car of her son, Alexander, as he was fulfilling her last wish by taking her out of hospice and driving her home.
John Townsend, a prolific Twin Cities arts writer and rights activist who contributed freelance reviews to the Star Tribune and wrote for Lavender, billed as…
Lauren Yee, who considers the Twin Cities an artistic home, has won over $400,000 in literary prizes and has four upcoming shows in the area.
Combining an air traffic controller's calm with nimble troubleshooting skills, stage managers keep shows in tiptop shape.
A $12.5 million expansion of the Capri Theater promises to help with the revitalization of north Minneapolis.
Review: Donald Trump is not mentioned by name but his aura permeates the drama about spreading Islamophobia.
Skylark's "Most Happy Fella" is a stripped-down but entirely charming Golden Age musical.
In late life, one-time civil rights prosecutor and lawyer Chad Quaintance has taken to helping hospital patients in their crucibles.
Adapter Greg Banks has become beloved in the Twin Cities for his re-imagined classics.
Review: Children's Theatre's entertaining "Snow White" offers theatrical virtuosity with its cast of two.
"Mean Girls" offers a funny, sweet and superficial view of the hellscape that is high school.
Playwright Dominique Morisseau seeks to expand ideas around black kids in "Pipeline," opening this week at Penumbra Theatre.
"Gloria" looks at the dreams, aspirations and struggles of the feminist legend that didn't make the headlines.
Activist authors Baldwin and Hansberry come to life through arguments — and dance.
REVIEW: Theater last staged the play in 2007.
Here's what Twin Cities movers and makers told us.
Frank Theatre stages two Caryl Churchill one-acts that wrestle with the grim oblivion that awaits us all.
A revival of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" shows that it's a carpe diem ancestor to the Netflix series "Stranger Things."
The singer-songwriter was all charm at the Ordway as he previewed "The Last Ship," which he will headline in April.
A giant in the field, he was internationally recognized in a role that often goes unnoticed.
Lee Mark Nelson gave up a career as a leading man of the stage for a new life in medicine.
"Smokey Joe's Cafe" bows Tuesday at the Ordway with a cast of Twin Cities singers the creative team describes as "spectacular."
The good, the bad and the downright weird: The life of a theater house manager.
"Hot Asian Doctor Husband," full of profanity and sharp wit, has its buzzy premiere at Mixed Blood.
No reason was given for his departure, but he had posted an angry message after getting kicked out of a concert.
Festival runs through Aug. 11 at multiple venues throughout Minneapolis.
The production nods to tradition even as it adds exuberant updates.
A New York creative team was pleasantly surprised about what it found in the Twin Cities while refreshing a Broadway classic, "42nd Street."
Meet the casting directors responsible for hiring hundreds of Twin Cities actors every year.
The Guthrie's splashy summer musical "Guys and Dolls" gets a 21st century update.
The Percy Jackson musical "Lightning Thief" lacks heart.
Lily Tung Crystal arrives from the Bay Area, where she helped launch another Asian-American theater company.
"Last week we failed in our commitment to be empathetic and respectful in our handling of our legal obligation," Children's Theatre Company artistic director Peter Brosius said.
Theater Latté Da's "To Let Go and Fall" tracks a same-sex romance at varying life stages.
Review: The show brings a light touch to heavy subject matter, including social anxiety and suicide.
These Twin Citians theater lovers invested in the hit "Hadestown."
Full Circle Theater stages Christopher Chen's high-concept, highly provocative play.
A new production features masterful performances, even as the apartheid-era script shows the drama's shortcomings.
A promising new company asks viewers to take a feminine perspective on its first show.
Mixed Blood Theatre parks its ambitious "Autonomy" at Xcel Energy Center.
The Minneapolis company stages a honking take on the Broadway musical, loaded with show-stopping performances.
Longtime friends Stephen Yoakam and James A. Williams play brothers in a South African play that speaks to them as Americans.
"A Doll's House, Part 2" is just one highlight in an exciting 2019-20 season.
This world-premiere ghost story packs plenty of heart and heartbreak.
After a synagogue attack in California, Minnesota Jewish Theatre opened on a sober note.
The Abba-sourced musical is a font of fun at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.
Tony winner Mary Zimmerman brings her anthology of Roman myths to the Guthrie.
Theater Mu rises from the soul-shaking experience of abruptly firing its artistic director.
Starring roles at the Children's Theatre require behind-the-scenes juggling.
Kyle uses her voice to help people through tragedies and trauma, but also to celebrate triumphs.
A new play about a 1970s mental facility invokes the Jack Nicholson classic.
Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis has an outsize impact on American theater.
Review: The surprisingly fun Broadway revival stops at the Orpheum.
The St. Paul theater's 2019-20 season explores vexing contemporary topics.
Stage star Ann Michels is a natural in "Victor/Victoria," a show about breaking free from a confining world.
Song-and-dance shows dominate Twin Cities stages, forcing theater artists from their comfort zones.
A local production of the sci-fi musical opens just one month after bowing in New York City.
Tyler Michaels King delivers a feral performance in Latté Da's staging of the rock musical.
After 20 plus years on Twin Cities TV, anchor and reporter Angela Davis pivots to public radio.
In Minneapolis, Misty Copeland will talk Prince and inspiring youths to reach for their dreams.
Review: A new staging conjures a world of magic and light.
Review: The stylish production earns straight A's for dissecting global beauty standards.
Related by blood and by faith, Minnesota's McDonald sisters devoted their lives to protesting war. A new play at the History Theatre tells their story.
Minneapolis theater has commissioned five playwrights to ruminate on the status of women in "She Persists: The Great Divide III."
Opening Friday at Mixed Blood Theatre, "Roe" takes a closer look at the complicated woman behind the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade case.
The Broadway tour lands at the Orpheum with a terrific kid performer and a lot of dead air.
Two actors bring special chemistry to the latest show at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.
Rock 'n' roll acts surprise patrons expecting the usual calendar of Broadway and opera productions.
In the Brave New Workshop's 300th show, the jokes cut straight to the heart.
Set amid the AIDS crisis, this musical at the Ordway conjures a broken but lovable modern family.
Part of the Children's Theatre's 2019-20 season, a new play recalls the state's momentous meatpackers strike.
Campus-set drama looks at issue of sex assault with the involvement of alcohol.
Park Square Theatre gives the Greek tragedy an ambitious all-female update.
History Theatre's "Stewardess!" is a jaw-dropping and heart-warming experience.