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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.
Subscribers for the full 2017-18 Twin Cities Broadway season will get first dibs on tickets to the 2018-19 presentation of "Hamilton."
The 62-year-old master comic and keen observer of human foibles, got something of a workout onstage Friday.
The theater troupe marks its anniversary with a piece of Asian-American history.
Former General Mills exec to replace CEO Tom Hoch on interim basis.
The versatile actor, who died at 61, was known for dozens of roles at the Guthrie and elsewhere.
But R&B star Deborah Cox does the diva proud in a touring show at Orpheum.
Theater can be a marathon, so "Camelot" star Helen Anker works out to stay sharp.
APPRECIATION: The late Laurie Carlos was revered for her stage work, but her biggest legacy may be the voices she encouraged.
Walker Art Center opens its Out There series with a disruptive show inspired by quantum physics.
2016 served up muscular, resonant, well-crafted theater.
The comedy is both a sendup and a tribute to the hardy settlers of Minnesota.
The Ordway 2017 musical-theater slate announced Thursday sends a clear message: The St. Paul venue generally won't compete for touring Broadway shows.
The people have spoken. Joseph Haj's first year at the helm of the Guthrie Theater is a hit.
A master of nastiness on stage, actor Luverne Seifert is nothing but a pussycat in real life.
Understudy PaviElle French stepped into a lead role in Penumbra's annual holiday show.
REVIEW: The Broadway tour, which touched down Tuesday in Minneapolis for a weeklong run at the Orpheum Theatre, retains the luster of the original Tony-winning production.
REVIEW: James Goldman's play savors dysfunction as royals tear into each other.
The Twin Cities-bred stage veteran — no, not the budding film star — returns with the Broadway tour of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time."
Actor Laila Robins returns to the theater that inspired her dreams as the Guthrie opens "The Lion in Winter" this week.
Workshop roasts chestnuts old and new.
The Minneapolis theater, which took a financial hit when a benefit at Paisley Park was canceled, still hopes for a settlement of its $348,000 dispute.
REVIEW: Aditi Brennan Kapil takes us inside the mind of a teenage girl on the autism spectrum in the coming-of-age play "Orange."
The conductor, 93, who led the Minnesota Orchestra, is recovering after surgery.
REVIEW: Leave it to director Peter Brosius and his team at Children's Theatre Company to find new ways to make "Cinderella" fresh and winning.
Small gestures convey sizable questions in Sarah Ruhl's play "The Oldest Boy" at the Jungle.
Busy playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil prepares for her seventh premiere at Mixed Blood in Minneapolis while shuttling from coast to coast.
Novelist Colson Whitehead aims to change our heads with "The Underground Railroad."
Theater artist Masanari Kawahara brings light and soulfulness to inanimate objects.
Theater leader Bill Conner was instrumental in expanding Broadway tours in the Twin Cities and steadying the Children’s Theatre after its 1980s sex-abuse scandal. “Bill…
Minnesota Jewish Theatre's "Aunt Raini" explores the legacy of German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl.
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