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October 28
Michael Jackson during a 1993 performance.

Michael Jackson musical sets Broadway opening

A long-awaited biomusical about Michael Jackson will open on Broadway next summer, his estate announced.The project is the most freighted of the multiple jukebox musicals…
Stage & Arts
October 28
Benjamin Slye (on cot) and Peter Christian Hansen in Gremlin Theatre’s “Journey’s End.”

Gremlin Theatre puts us in the WWI foxhole with decisionmakers

Fine acting and a handsome set create a powerful mood.
Music
October 25
BareBones Halloween Puppet Extravaganza

Best of the Week (Oct. 27-Nov. 3): BareBones Halloween, Alessia Cara, 'Notes From a Seance,' Rhiannon Giddens, Celine Dion, more

Halloween puppetry on fire The dark yet merry and magical BareBones Halloween Puppet Extravaganza returns for its 26th year. BareBones Productions puts on a spectacle…
Stage & Arts
October 25
"Thoughts and Prayers" by Essma Imady.

Minnesota artists go big for 'On the Verge' exhibition at Rochester Art Center

Rochester Art Center hosts the yearly Minnesota showcase.
Stage & Arts
October 24
Children's Theatre production stage manager Jenny Friend.

Meet the folks who serve as air traffic controllers for Twin Cities theater

Combining an air traffic controller's calm with nimble troubleshooting skills, stage managers keep shows in tiptop shape.
Stage & Arts
October 24
Selections from the “Queer Ecology Hanky Project.”

Artists cast 'Root Spells' at Minneapolis' White Page Gallery

Casting root spells There’s nothing spooky about “Root Spells,” a new two-part exhibition. Mexico City-based Andrea Narno and New Orleans-based Vanessa Adams collaborated on…
Stage & Arts
October 23
Bradley Greenwald and Riley McNutt in the Artistry’s “A New Brain.”

'A New Brain,' the Bigfoot of musicals, gets regional Twin Cities premiere

"A New Brain," a quirk­y, prob­lem­at­ic show that's been more phan­tom than real, has been deft­ly staged at Art­ist­ry.
Music
October 22
James Sewell Ballet performs “Opera Moves” at the Cowles Center this weekend.

Dance events: 'Opera Moves,' a hip-hop celebration, 'Wildflowers, A Feminine Genesis'

Arabesque arias James Sewell Ballet commissioned singer/keyboardist Linnea Mohn to create an ethereal score for Eve Schulte’s “Yonder,” part of their “Opera Moves” production. The…
Stage & Arts
October 22
Visitors toured the Capri Theater, where Prince had his first solo concert in 1979, as the theater broke ground on a renovation and expansion that’s

$12.5M Capri Theater renovation pinned as linchpin to north Minneapolis revitalization

A $12.5 million expansion of the Capri Theater promises to help with the revitalization of north Minneapolis.
Stage & Arts
October 21
Members of TU Dance performed “Salve” at the troupe’s fall show at the O’Shaughnessy.

TU Dance presents strong works new to Minneapolis

TU Dance's fall concert offered fluid works with themes of light, pain, strength and renewal.
Stage & Arts
October 21
Beth Gilleland in “Before You Were Alive.”

Review: New Illusion Theater show chronicles a woman's unexpected journey to motherhood

Beth Gilleland's new show, "Before You Were Alive," taps jazz as it chronicles a woman's unexpected journey to motherhood.
Stage & Arts
October 18
Coco Fusco

In show at St. Olaf, artist Coco Fusco confronts Cuba's past, and tries to shape its future

Noted artist Coco Fusco is the subject of a show at St. Olaf.
Stage & Arts
October 18

Gustavus College presents great art from the Great Depression

Great art of the Great DepressionAmerica in the 1930s was hardly as easy as apple pie. The nearly 100 photos and paintings in "Industry, Work,…
Stage & Arts
October 18
Above: Mark Meister has returned to the Twin Cities after nearly 20 years to lead the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis.

His plans for this Minneapolis museum are bigger than Russia itself

Mark Meister, who launched the Children's Museum, has ambitious plans for the Museum of Russian Art.
Music
October 17
In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Bob Dylan accepts the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year award.

Best of the Week Oct. 20-27: Bob Dylan, Sesame Street Live, Twenty One Pilots, an Irish 'Swan Lake' and more

Hwy. 169 revisited Bob Dylan returns to his home state after a two-year absence — and makes his first appearance in Mankato since 1996. Set…
Stage & Arts
October 17
Filsan Said, Lina Jamoul, Rasha Ahmad Sharif and Noor Adwan in the New Arab American Theater Works’ production of “Zafira and the Resistance.”

New Arab-American play 'Zafira' evokes Orwellian dystopia at Guthrie

Review: Donald Trump is not mentioned by name but his aura permeates the drama about spreading Islamophobia.
Stage & Arts
October 17

'Macbeth' leaps off the stage and into James J. Hill House

Macbeth Ends Nov. 17: William Shakespeare’s masterful tale of murder, betrayal and greed has been reinterpreted in hundreds of ways over the past four centuries.…
Stage & Arts
October 16
Aparna Nancherla takes the Parkway Theatre stage Friday.

The 10,000 Laughs Festival promises to live up to its title

Expect three days of hilarity at five Minneapolis venues for comedy fest.
Stage & Arts
October 16
Bill Marshall, Sarah Lawrence and Laurel Armstrong in Skylark Opera Theatre’s production of “The Most Happy Fella.”

Review: Skylark Opera Theatre's 'Happy Fella' is low-budget but not cut-rate

Skylark's "Most Happy Fella" is a stripped-down but entirely charming Golden Age musical.
Music
October 15
Dorrance Dance will perform “Jungle Blues” as part of the Twin Cities Tap Festival.

Dance events: Twin Cities Tap Festival; 'motherlanded' at Dreamland Arts

The full circle of adoption In 1996, Julia Gay was among thousands of children who were born in China and adopted by American parents, as…
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