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REVIEW: Regional premiere of Swedish playwright's "[Almost Equal To]" at Pillsbury House taps into global financial insecurity.
To fill a "yawning gap" in books about black girlhood, Jacqueline Woodson turned to the Brooklyn of her youth.
REVIEW: "Disney's Aladdin" opened the Broadway season in Minneapolis with flash and pizazz.
REVIEW: Children's Theatre's made-in-Minnesota hockey musical offers insights and humor.
Joseph Haj elaborates on his approach to Shakespeare with a lusty production of the classic.
His death came days before "The Abominables" opened.
Angus and Margaret Wurtele gave generously to the Walker Art Center and Guthrie Theater.
James Rodríguez finally plays the romantic lead after a decade of "thuggishly scary" roles.
Board chair from 1990 to 1995, she was instrumental in solving a budget crisis, strengthening the orchestra's endowment and hiring Eiji Oue.
The English-born dressmaker built costumes for nearly 40 years at the Guthrie and helped establish the theater's high standards.
REVIEW: In a Guthrie solo show, a DJ preaches the sacred sounds that move him.
Formerly boss of the icebound Art Shanty Projects, Dawn Bentley talked about her shift to a job focused on the dog days of summer.
Festival officials say the show was billed to them simply as "Sean Neely."
Guthrie staging of "Native Gardens" is the summer's comedy winner.
REVIEW: Its latest sketch-comedy revue aims zingers at Washington.
Performing-arts lineup for 2017-18 features artists from four continents.
The 10-day event reflects a renaissance of talented young black performers.
REVIEW: Reviewing a 1986 revival of "Idiot's Delight," New York Times critic Frank Rich called the play a "clumsy" "theatrical antique." It hasn't gotten better.
That's how often Kirby Bennett puts on a big show. This summer she unearths the 1930s classic "Idiot's Delight."
Review: Sondheim musical "Sunday in the Park With George" is a beaut at the Guthrie.
Actors on Twin Cities stages increasingly reflect the diversity of their audiences. But they're hardly "colorblind."
Two N.Y. actors make a temporary home here to play "Sunday in the Park With George."
REVIEW: Fueled by graceful dance and Gershwin melodies, the stage reincarnation of the Gene Kelly musical is a vehicle for romance.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter makes his Twin Cities theater debut in the Jungle musical "Fly by Night."
Energetic revival proves that the landmark 1996 musical is still resonant, even if sometimes quaint.
Writer/actor Nilaja Sun delivers a bevy of colorful characters in this tour de force solo show.
Review: Suzan-Lori Parks' '365 Days/365 Plays' remixed in Twin Cities by new company Full Circle Theater
Review: Full Circle Theater makes something of a splash with a "remix" of the Pulitzer Prize winner's playlets.
A preview of what's in store this weekend as the Flint Hills Children's Festival blooms in St. Paul.
REVIEW: "The Boy and Robin Hood" marks the successful debut of Trademark Theater.
Without a high-voltage star, David Hare's wordy, half-baked play is a tough slog at Park Square.
A new crop of theater troupes is rising, fueled by the energy of youth — but also the voice of experience.
REVIEW: Playwright Lloyd Suh's murder mystery about stereotypes opens with gusto at the Guthrie.
Walking Shadow stages the regional debut of "Red Velvet," about the first black actor to play Othello.
REVIEW: Ten Thousand Things stages an engaging revival of Lynn Nottage's "Intimate Apparel."
Revival of 1999 Pulitzer Prize winner features extraordinary performance by Sally Wingert.
The fictional detective is exhumed, and dissected, in a murder mystery staged by Mu Performing Arts.
REVIEW: New musical at History Theatre tells a Minnesota immigrant's tale with poignant tunes and a star turn by Ann Michels.
As first a story, then a film and now a show opening Saturday in St. Paul, this Minnesota yarn continues to capture the imagination.
REVIEW: Tom Dugan's solo show about the Nazi-hunting "Jewish James Bond" stirs emotions at Illusion.
REVIEW: Playwright Lydia R. Diamond's must-see adaptation of Toni Morrison's breakout novel, which opened Friday, animates the Guthrie's biggest space with aching beauty.
REVIEW: The musical remains a winner in its fourth go-round at Children's Theatre Company.
After nearly three decades, the pioneering theater director prepares to step away from her troupe Ten Thousand Things.
REVIEW: World premiere adds new voices to the musical theater canon.
REVIEW: They're small works with big hearts: five 10-minute playlets by a passel of Twin Cities writers that respond to the anger and dissonances revealed by last fall's election.
When producer/designer Adrianne Lobel arrives at Children's Theatre for Friday's revival of the Broadway musical "A Year With Frog and Toad," it will revive memories she describes as "magical."
An all-female team writes a new chapter at Penumbra Theatre with the world premiere of a musical, "Girl Shakes Loose."
Director Peter Brook goes small in his storytelling chamber piece based on the epic "Mahabharata."
The 2017-18 schedule brings nine troupes from across the nation and around the world.
Director Peter Brook has distilled his epic "Mahabharata" into a 70-minute work coming to the Guthrie.
REVIEW: This electric revival harks back to Jerome Robbins' original staging 60 years ago.
A magnetic Broadway tour sweeps into town for a brief run this week.
REVIEW: You might call this a drive-through "Macbeth." Already one of Shakespeare's shortest plays, this condensed version takes just 90 minutes.
Lou Bellamy stepped down from his leadership role with Penumbra in January. But he took a couple of hours recently to tour a historical exhibit about the theater with his successor, daughter Sarah Bellamy.
Intimacy adds power to "Twisted Apples," a view of old-time small-town life adapted from Sherwood Anderson's short stories.
The veteran arts leader and professor comes to the Twin Cities from upstate New York.
REVIEW: Claudia Rankine's words reach deep in a theatrical adaptation of her lyric poem "Citizen."
A beautiful and energetic cast enlivens Michael Brindisi's revival at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.
The new leader is pulling in fresh faces and generating goodwill as he ponders the Guthrie's relationship to greater Minnesota.
New leader Joe Haj has assembled a quartet of dynamos to move the Guthrie forward.
The Twin Cities actress revisits the famous play, opening Saturday at Theater Latté Da.
Racial and immigration issues are in play in a baseball-themed drama at the Saints stadium.
The Guthrie Theater announced a 2017-18 season Thursday mixing old and new plays that speak to social unease, truth-telling and moral courage in the face of fear.
"Proud to Present" holds a mirror to our troubled past.
The 91-year-old Frost spent two decades in the Twin Cities, serving as artistic director of Chimera Theatre in St. Paul while working at such playhouses as Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Theatre in the Round, Children's Theatre and the Guthrie.
Director Joseph Haj's first homegrown Shakespeare is simple and memorable.
REVIEW: Last year's Park Square hit returns with added music and a sharpened script.
Children's Theatre adaptation of Dr. Seuss' segregation-era tale offers some timely lessons.
Twin Cities actors Nathaniel Fuller and Stephen Yoakam share the role of a lifetime in the Guthrie's "King Lear." How are they making that work?
"The Highwaymen" details the human cost of building I-94 through a St. Paul neighborhood.
The fanciful Peter Pan origin story gets a fun staging by Theater Latté Da.
REVIEW: Jomama Jones kicks off Penumbra fest with music and stories of healing.
REVIEW: With delicacy and subtle feeling, "Promise Land" illustrates the basic but lofty dreams that immigrants carry as they give up their homelands for a new life.
Hockey musical to join Dr. Seuss show and "Corduroy" in new season.
The final show in Walker's Out There series pokes gentle fun at consumerism and the performance-art world.
Okwui Okpokwasili brings all her gifts to "Poor People's TV Room," a piece she created with commissioning help from the Walker.
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