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Owner wishes he could move his Victorian house overlooking Lake Bde Maka Ska to Florida.
A gardener and social worker uses produce to help young people with mental health challenges.
The house in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood has a surprising past.
Recent grants bolster theater as it plans to add a suite of new wellness and racial equity programs.
Theater says it can't set date for reopening amid pandemic uncertainty.
Michal Daniel, Twin Cities theater photographer who shot stars such as Meryl Streep and Savion Glover, dies at 64
Daniel died of natural causes in Prague, the city of his birth and where he had returned in 2015, according to his son.
Ford Foundation declares theater an "American cultural treasure."
The Twin Cities will have its most-storied holiday tradition again in a new way.
The founder of the nation's oldest sketch-comedy troupe taught generations of comic talent, including Louie Anderson and Al Franken.
The cabaret-style performance is the first of a series that will continue Saturday.
Silence on the issue equals "the constant death of Black people," says the first guest in this year's virtual Talking Volumes series,
Rohan Preston Star Tribune Directors miss tussling over ideas and emotions in a rehearsal room. Actors crave the applause of live audiences. Theatergoers long…
For decades, these leaders marched and protested, rallied and fought against injustice.
Park Square and SteppingStone had been in talks before pandemic made their partnership urgent.
The Penumbra Center for Racial Healing still will produce plays, but performing arts is becoming just one of three areas of focus.
The festival was always about experimentation. Now, it's trying to prove that theater can survive online.
A theater artist and Macalester professor creates a ritual of release during COVID and George Floyd crucibles.
Editor's note: Influential Black members of the Minnesota arts community have joined together to “illuminate an unabashed and missing narrative” for “a historical moment of…
The house isn't visible from the street. All you see is the long driveway that leads to the 1.64-acre lot.
Live stage productions will relaunch with "Annie" and "Seedfolks."
The idea occurred to writer and improviser Keren Gudeman during a jog around Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis.
Jamie Grant broadened the center's programming beyond Broadway.
Nic Zapko is drawing huzzahs for her strength and expressive interpreting of Gov. Tim Walz's news conferences during the COVID-19 and George Floyd emergencies.
It's the latest pandemic fallout for the downtown Minneapolis theater.
Touring Broadway shows such as "Frozen," "Tootsie" and "Come From Away" have been re-scheduled in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Theater, which relies on people gathering in numbers to take in an experience, has been devastated.
A mid-'70s home in Golden Valley offers nature, artsy design and proximity to downtown.
The Hollywood actor is riding out the pandemic at his house in the Twin Cities, where he sometimes dons his old "Ghostbusters" jumpsuit and records messages to cheer up fans.
Twin Cities playwright became a caregiver to the woman who had been his collaborator.
Visitors will be able to experience thousands of spring blooms — from a distance.
The feel-good roster includes "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" as well as a return of "Waitress."
Megastar Viola Davis plays real-life angel to her Minnesota friend Michelle O'Neill on HGTV's "Celebrity IOU."
The future of the Upper Midwest's largest performing arts event is in doubt because of the pandemic.
The Guthrie's building, which used to be open seven days a week, will remain closed until further notice.
Helen Anker, who starred in "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot," is in self-quarantine.
On tap are Kathleen Turner's Guthrie debut, Lin-Manuel Miranda's breakout musical and Joe Dowling's return.
Review: Director Michael Brindisi's smooth production tones down archaic gender politics.
Auteur Anne Bogart closes some circles with "The Bacchae" at the Guthrie.
Bartlett Sher's lush 2018 revival uses wit and irony to mute show's sexist baggage.
The show anchors a season heavy on revivals, including "The Wizard of Oz," "Seedfolks" and "Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat."
Blues fable "Thunder Knocking on the Door" returns in an elemental production.
The Old Log revival of "The Dixie Swim Club" offers a well-timed cornpone comedy about the stages of life.
Artistic leader Eric Morris is trying to lure younger audiences while retaining longtime fans.
New Children's Theatre play "Spamtown" uses child's-eye charm to navigate bitter 1980s P-9 strike in Austin, Minn.
Partnerships to defray expense of $1 million production fell through.
The legacy of Tony-nominated director Marion McClinton, who piloted August Wilson's plays to Broadway, will be celebrated March 1 in Minneapolis.
Fallout continues for former "A Prairie Home Companion" host, who was dropped by MPR in 2017.
Whether you're paired up, poly-ed up or single, these plays and movies are a great way to prime an evening of romance.
"Genius" playwright Claudia Rankine plumbs America's sensitive seams in "The White Card," making its regional premiere at Penumbra.
Stage shows steeped in the humidity and magic of tropical worlds also teem with deeper issues.
Review: Musical version of "The Bridges of Madison County" soars on lead's voice.
Facing funding shortfalls, the St. Paul theater eliminated a key position.
A Bob Marley-infused "reggae fairy tale" makes its regional debut at Children's Theatre.
The self-taught lighting designer worked on productions in the Twin Cities and at playhouses across the country.
Review: "Noura" dramatizes an immigrant's soul struggle.
The regional premiere of "Bernarda Alba" is potent and poetic at Theater Latté Da.
Guthrie Theater kicks its celebration of Arab and Arab-American artistry into high gear.
The Gina Gionfriddo play gets a taut, spooky production at Gremlin Theatre.
Costume mishaps cause actors to go from embarrassment to tittering glee.
Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Nelson is the first female greeter at the Chan.
He died the death of a wise man or prophet. As director, playwright and actor Marion McClinton was taking his last few breaths at Regions…
If "Hamilton" cracked open a door with its hip remix of history, "Six," about the wives of Henry VIII, bursts through it.
Director Christina Baldwin's production has more physical humor, thanks to some newer actors.
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.
British director and adapter Greg Banks has become a master of reducing classic texts to their play-filled essences
Adapter Greg Banks has become beloved in the Twin Cities for his re-imagined classics.
Children's Theatre's 'Snow White' full of theatrical virtuosity while raising questions about stepmom archetype
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.