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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.
"As actors, we're in the business of transporting people," says the star of "Jitney," who spends his days ferrying passengers.
At major theaters across the Twin Cities, one delicate subject is suddenly at center stage: Race. No fewer than 16 shows this fall are addressing…
The classic Kander and Ebb musical returns in an electric, sexy, Tony-winning revival.
Performers Christine Maginnis and Judith Howard among winners.
Kyu-Young Kim, the respected violinist who became artistic director of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in January, has another feather in his cap. Kim has…
REVIEW: Lou Bellamy returns to a landmark play in a superb staging for Penumbra.
REVIEW: Michael Brindisi's staging is an apt reminder of the resilience of human ideals.
REVIEW: Show connects 1960s civil rights fight to contemporary struggles.
Minneapolis-based Playwrights' Center has made itself a connector for playwrights and theaters nationwide.
The man who helped save three historic theaters and create the Bob Dylan mural will leave sometime next year.
The Guthrie's "Parchman Hour" hopes to inspire a new generation with songs and tales of civil rights.
Play at Mixed Blood sets out to skewer stereotypes, even as it reinforces them.
Naomi Iizuka's new play opens in a taut, 70-minute tour-de-force premiere at the Children's Theatre.
When playwright Naomi Iizuka was pregnant, she spoke constantly to the boy kicking and growing inside her, telling him stories that drew on her Japanese and Latina heritage. A decade later, she has shaped some of those tales into an 80-minute epic.
REVIEW: Cirque du Soleil's retelling of "Avatar" lands like a dud at Target Center. There's a lot of eye candy, but ultimately the production fails to soar.
REVIEW: Director Noël Raymond proves herself up to the task in an exquisite production that opened last weekend at Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis.
American dreams and despair mingle in the musical, getting a revival by Theatre Latté Da.
CTC season opener "Elephant & Piggie" comes off as an experiment that doesn't click until the end.
The Twin Cities theater scene turned the spotlight on itself Monday, celebrating its best and brightest at the annual Ivey Awards.
Playwright injects the classic bummer "Medea" with humor and hope.
Review: Mu Performing Arts offers a tough and touching production of Carla Ching's edgy play.
His performance, "The Trump Card," covers Donald and smug liberals.
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