Thursday, November 28, 2019

Acclaimed August Wilson director Marion McClinton dies at 65 - by Rohan Preston

Best known for piloting the plays of August Wilson across the country to Broadway, McClinton died Thanksgiving morning. He was 65.

SOURCE: StarTribune at 09:58PM
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

James Sewell Ballet finds inspiration in Dessa's music by Sheila Regan

In its spring concert, James Sewell Ballet leans on the music of one of Minnesota's hottest music talents.

SOURCE: StarTribune at 04:04PM

Streetscapes: Former Odd Fellows lodges in Minneapolis thrive as neighborhood connectors by John Reinan

Most of the Odd Fellows lodges are gone. But two of the old buildings in Minneapolis survive and thrive today, anchoring busy commercial corners while providing a hub for community-building.

SOURCE: StarTribune at 04:04PM

Augie Garcia story tears up the stage by Lisa Brock

Review: History Theatre brings to life rock 'n' roll pioneer Augie Garcia, who grew up on St. Paul's West Side.

SOURCE: StarTribune at 04:04PM

Theater review: Theater Latte Da opens 'Gypsy' in Minneapolis by Graydon Royce

Michelle Barber and Cat Brindisi headline Peter Rothstein's beautiful production.

SOURCE: StarTribune at 04:04PM

Pulitzer winner finally gets a play on the Guthrie stage: 'This is huge for me' by Chris Hewitt

Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel finally gets a work on the Guthrie stage: "This is huge for me."

SOURCE: StarTribune at 04:04PM
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Minnesota Orchestra Finds Its New CEO In Dallas by Artsjournal1

"Michelle Miller Burns, former chief operating officer for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, will lead the state's largest performing arts organization starting Sept. 1." She succeeds Kevin Smi…

SOURCE: StarTribune at 09:06AM
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Pulitzer winner finally gets a play on the Guthrie stage: 'This is huge for me'

Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel finally gets a work on the Guthrie stage: “This is huge for me.”

SOURCE: StarTribune at 03:21PM
Friday, September 15, 2017

Minnesota photographer Jovan Speller breaks out with 'Black Quiet'

Jovan Speller turned inward after becoming a casualty of the meltdown at Rochester Art Center.

SOURCE: StarTribune at 08:36AM
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Theater review: Theater Latte Da opens 'Gypsy' in Minneapolis

Michelle Barber and Cat Brindisi headline Peter Rothstein’s beautiful production.

SOURCE: StarTribune at 01:38PM
Saturday, December 26, 2015

Gallery: Artist of the year, Peter Rothstein and his year of work

Artist of the year Peter Rothstein directed six shows in 2015, including; “Oliver!” “Into the Woods,”“Peter Pan,”“Choir Boy,” “Sweeney Todd” and the eighth year of the pr…

SOURCE: StarTribune at 07:52PM
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Gallery: Dead & Company play the Target Center

Dead & Company, new band featuring 3 members of Grateful Dead and rock star John Mayer, in concert at Target Center on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Minneapolis, MN.

SOURCE: StarTribune at 11:14PM
Friday, November 13, 2015

Bruce Daytons contributions to the MIA

Wherever he went in the world, Bruce Dayton always had the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on his mind and in his heart.

SOURCE: StarTribune at 03:44PM
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015

Gov. Jesse Ventura is "destroying the infrastructure of the arts," said Guthrie artistic director Joe Dowling, reacting to the governor's veto of $24 million in state bonding for the theater and $5 million earmarked for the Children's Theatre Company.
Thanks to lyra on TalkinBroadway for the link.

SOURCE: StarTribune at 05:58PM

Tryout here makes 'Charity' a bit sweeter by Rohan Preston

In its two-week run at the Orpheum Theatre, this musical revival evolved from something formulaic and lackluster into a spirited production, more viable for Broadway.

SOURCE: StarTribune at 05:58PM

Who's to blame when a play bombs? by Graydon Royce

Call it an occupational hazard, but actors frequently find themselves in uncomfortable positions, pressed into doing things they don't feel right about.

SOURCE: StarTribune at 05:58PM

A classy curtain call for theater titan Binger by Rohan Preston

Funerals don't just give me the blues; they also cause painful headaches. Yet I left Monday's memorial service for Jim Binger not just sad, as expected, but inspired.

SOURCE: StarTribune at 05:58PM

Singer waits in 'Phantom' wings by Rohan Preston

Theater patrons don't shell out big bucks to see the understudy. Singer-actor Sarah Lawrence, who understudies one of the leads in "The Phantom of the Opera," knows this all too well.
Thanks to American Theater Web for the link!

SOURCE: StarTribune at 05:58PM

His gifts misused, Baryshnikov can't save 'Christmas' by Rohan Preston

It is a work of high ambition, rich with visual ideas, interesting metaphors and bits of clever stagecraft. But the work flops resoundingly as theater.
Thanks to American Theater Web for the two links above.

SOURCE: StarTribune at 05:58PM