Performance Arts

  • Movie looks at 'A Chorus Line' then and now
    One of Broadway's biggest hits "A Chorus Line" has entertained, and touched the hearts of millions of people around the world. Now a new documentary called "Every Little Step" examines both the roots of the show, and the realities of the thousands of dancers who tried out for the recent Broadway revival.May 22, 2009
  • Kushner's play -- is it ready for its premiere?
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner is opening a new play at the Guthrie Theater on Friday. But is it really ready?May 20, 2009
  • Tony Kushner, playwright and provocateur
    Acclaimed playwright Tony Kushner talks about his latest work, a new play soon to premiere at the Guthrie Theater. Kushner is the author of the groundbreaking "Angels in America."Midmorning, May 19, 2009
  • Twin Cities musician Chan Poling crafts new musical
    Ex "Suburbs" member Chan Poling is using his songwriting and pop-music sensibilities to make musical theater.May 11, 2009
  • Minnesota Shubert Center holds rally to reach fundraising goal
    Officials in Minneapolis are holding a rally this afternoon to help the Minnesota Shubert Center finish raising money for its $41 million renovation project.May 4, 2009
  • Guthrie delays Kushner premiere by a week
    The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis is delaying by a week the opening of its world premiere production of a new Tony Kushner play.April 22, 2009
  • Guthrie cuts its budget in wake of revenue problems
    The Guthrie Theater is enacting wage freezes, work furloughs and layoffs in response to an anticipated 14 percent drop in revenue in the coming year.March 25, 2009
  • Performer goes 'Ape' in unique stage show
    This week, British performer Gary Stevens brings his show "Ape" to three different Minneapolis theaters. The performance is based on a repetition game where three performers play with words, to create a rapid fire series of scenarios.March 18, 2009
  • Arts advocates argue for financial reality
    Hundreds of people are expected at Arts Advocacy Day at the Minnesota State Capitol today. The lobbying comes as Gov. Pawlenty is recommending the zeroing out of the State Arts Board's funding.February 24, 2009
  • 'Little House' highlights Ordway's new theater season
    Another production of "Little House on the Prairie" highlights the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts' 2009-2010 season.February 24, 2009
  • Hedwig comes to town
    A local producer is launching a new interactive movie program in the Twin Cities, and as a result, Hedwig is coming to town. Later this week the creator, star and director of the cult film "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" will appear as the first guest of "The Talkies" at the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights.February 3, 2009
  • Playwright tries to focus in a distracted world
    These days we can be hyper-connected to what's going on, whether it's through mp3s, Facebook or Twitter. A new play opening this weekend in Minneapolis asks, in a world where we have access to so much information, how do we choose what's really important?January 29, 2009
  • Jeffrey Hatcher finds new depths in 'Jekyll and Hyde'
    This weekend, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will stalk the stage of the Park Square Theater in St. Paul. Twin Cities playwright Jeffrey Hatcher adapted and expended Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of the man of science who releases his inner evil by drinking a potion.January 23, 2009
  • 'Best of times, worst of times' for arts funding
    In November, voters approved a new sales tax which will pump tens of millions of dollars into arts and cultural groups. Some arts advocates worry the prospect of new money will prompt legislators to cut other arts funding.January 21, 2009
  • History on stage
    The two starring actors in the road version of Frost/Nixon talk about how they bring their own interpretations to characters who are well known in real life and in a new movie.Midmorning, January 7, 2009

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