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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.
Playwright Dominique Morisseau seeks to expand ideas around black kids in "Pipeline," opening this week at Penumbra Theatre.
"Gloria" looks at the dreams, aspirations and struggles of the feminist legend that didn't make the headlines.
Activist authors Baldwin and Hansberry come to life through arguments — and dance.
REVIEW: Theater last staged the play in 2007.
Here's what Twin Cities movers and makers told us.
Frank Theatre stages two Caryl Churchill one-acts that wrestle with the grim oblivion that awaits us all.
A revival of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" shows that it's a carpe diem ancestor to the Netflix series "Stranger Things."
The singer-songwriter was all charm at the Ordway as he previewed "The Last Ship," which he will headline in April.
A giant in the field, he was internationally recognized in a role that often goes unnoticed.
Lee Mark Nelson gave up a career as a leading man of the stage for a new life in medicine.
"Smokey Joe's Cafe" bows Tuesday at the Ordway with a cast of Twin Cities singers the creative team describes as "spectacular."
The good, the bad and the downright weird: The life of a theater house manager.
"Hot Asian Doctor Husband," full of profanity and sharp wit, has its buzzy premiere at Mixed Blood.
No reason was given for his departure, but he had posted an angry message after getting kicked out of a concert.
Festival runs through Aug. 11 at multiple venues throughout Minneapolis.
The production nods to tradition even as it adds exuberant updates.
A New York creative team was pleasantly surprised about what it found in the Twin Cities while refreshing a Broadway classic, "42nd Street."
Meet the casting directors responsible for hiring hundreds of Twin Cities actors every year.
The Guthrie's splashy summer musical "Guys and Dolls" gets a 21st century update.
The Percy Jackson musical "Lightning Thief" lacks heart.
Lily Tung Crystal arrives from the Bay Area, where she helped launch another Asian-American theater company.
"Last week we failed in our commitment to be empathetic and respectful in our handling of our legal obligation," Children's Theatre Company artistic director Peter Brosius said.
Theater Latté Da's "To Let Go and Fall" tracks a same-sex romance at varying life stages.
Review: The show brings a light touch to heavy subject matter, including social anxiety and suicide.
These Twin Citians theater lovers invested in the hit "Hadestown."
Full Circle Theater stages Christopher Chen's high-concept, highly provocative play.
A new production features masterful performances, even as the apartheid-era script shows the drama's shortcomings.
A promising new company asks viewers to take a feminine perspective on its first show.
Mixed Blood Theatre parks its ambitious "Autonomy" at Xcel Energy Center.
The Minneapolis company stages a honking take on the Broadway musical, loaded with show-stopping performances.
Longtime friends Stephen Yoakam and James A. Williams play brothers in a South African play that speaks to them as Americans.
"A Doll's House, Part 2" is just one highlight in an exciting 2019-20 season.
This world-premiere ghost story packs plenty of heart and heartbreak.