New Guthrie

The Guthrie's new beginning


The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis is celebrating the opening of its new and expanded facility along the Mississippi River.

  • Sir Tyrone looks onThe Guthrie: More open than ever
    The Guthrie Theater's new home on the Minneapolis riverfront welcomes the public through its doors for the first time.June 25, 2006
  • Tom Crann's Guthrie album
    All Things Considered host Tom Crann snapped a few photos of the Guthrie when he toured the new facility recently. He narrates.June 23, 2006
  • New art venuesNew Minneapolis architecture has national profile
    From the new Guthrie Theater, which officially opens on Sunday, to the revamped Children's Theatre Company, the explosion of new or expanded arts buildings in Minneapolis is generating a lot of national and international media attention.June 23, 2006
  • The original Guthrie exteriorWhat would Ralph Rapson do?
    The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis is one of the best known regional theaters in the country. Now, after 40 years, the theater company is moving to a new high-profile home on the other side of town. In the process, a bit of the city's architectural -- and theatrical -- past is about to be torn down.June 23, 2006
  • The Guthrie opensThe Guthrie's big blue box opens Sunday
    This Sunday the Guthrie Theater Company will open its new home to the public. It's big, it's bold and it's blue -- intended as a dramatic new landmark on the Mississippi riverfront.June 23, 2006
  • View from the riverNew Guthrie grand opening this weekend
    The new Guthrie Theater opens this weekend. After more than 40 years on Vineland Place in Minneapolis, the Guthrie has moved to the banks of the Mississippi in downtown Minneapolis. To celebrate its new home, the theater will host a weekend full of events.June 22, 2006
  • The Guthrie OpensNew buildings changing the face of the Twin Cities
    The long-awaited opening of the new Guthrie Theater happens soon. The curved, dark blue structure on the banks of the Mississippi may be the most distinct among many new cultural landmarks opening this year.Midmorning, June 20, 2006
  • The first HamletGuthrie Theater brings curtain down on original home
    More than 40 years after Sir Tyrone Guthrie started his theater in the nation's heartland, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis will close with a last performance of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" on Sunday. Weeks later, the Guthrie will reopen across town in a new, $125 million three-stage complex.May 5, 2006
  • The original Guthrie exteriorMemories of the Guthrie
    This Sunday night, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis will close after more than four decades as a celebrated theater and music destination. In a few weeks, the Guthrie will reopen in its dazzling new complex on the Mississippi River. But memories of the old Guthrie will linger for a long time.May 5, 2006
  • After a faceliftA timeline of the Guthrie Theater
    The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis closes a chapter in its history this weekend, with the final performance of "Hamlet" at its longtime home on Vineland Place. Next month, it will move to a new and expanded facility along the Mississippi River. Here are some highlights of the Guthrie's rich history.May 5, 2006
  • Dominic Papatola on the Guthrie
    After 43 years and almost 300 productions, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis will close its storied Vineland Place stage after Sunday night. Next month it reopens at its new $125 million complex along the Mississippi River.May 4, 2006
  • Guthrie's new beginning
    The Guthrie Theater Company celebrated a new beginning Monday evening. Hundreds of people witnessed the ceremonial groundbreaking on the site of its new riverfront theater complex in downtown Minneapolis. The ceremony marks the end of a long uphill battle at the state Legislature for funding, but the campaign for private donations continues.September 9, 2003
  • Guthrie unveils new face for its new riverfront theater
    Crews working on the Guthrie Theater's new home on the Mississippi River have started installing giant photographs from plays produced by the Guthrie over its 41-year history. The photos are going up in pieces on the exterior of the complex.December 15, 2004
  • How the Guthrie Theater made it into a lean year's bonding bill
    Gov. Pawlenty has signed a $237 million bonding bill into law. The bill authorizes the state to borrow for construction projects, including buildings at state colleges and universities and flood relief in northwestern Minnesota. The largest single item in the bill is $25 million for a new Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Guthrie officials say the theater's inclusion in the bonding bill ends a lengthy lobbying effort.June 12, 2003
  • The Guthrie at 40: Facing a crossroads
    Forty years ago, on May 7, 1963, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis opened its doors for the first time. The new theater was Sir Tyrone Guthrie's brainchild. The internationally-known director wanted to build high quality theater outside the influence of the New York scene. Four decades on, Guthrie's vision endures, but the theater now appears to be at a crossroads.May 7, 2003
  • Guthrie releases new design; will push for money at Legislature
    The Guthrie Theater has released what it says are the final designs for a new theater complex on the riverfront in downtown Minneapolis. The size and shape of the planned building remain almost entirely the same. The most startling change is the building's color.January 30, 2003
  • Guthrie's historic designation won't stop plans
    A state report issued Monday gives new hope to preservationists who want to save the Guthrie Theater, which is slated for demolition.March 11, 2002
  • New Guthrie Theater design unveiled
    The Guthrie Theater has unveiled the design for its new three-stage complex on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. French architect Jean Nouvel blended the site's historical character with his own unique vision of the future to design what many say will be a landmark building.February 7, 2002
  • The arts during tough times
    Joe Dowling, the artistic director for the Guthrie Theater, speaking at the Westminster Town Hall Forum, about the importance of the arts and the future of the arts during times of economic hardship.November 26, 2003
  • Architect Ralph Rapson at 91
    At the age of 91, architect Ralph Rapson is still hard at work. Many in his field consider him to be Minnesota's most important architect of the 20th century.September 13, 2005
  • Hume Cronyn in conversation at the Guthrie
    Last week the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis turned 40 years old. As part of a special celebration, the theater invited one of the actors from its 1963 acting company back to the stage, Hume Cronyn. The 91-year-old stage and screen actor talked with Joe Dowling, the Guthrie's artistic director, during a special "in conversation" event last week. Cronyn talked about the early days of the Guthrie, his approach to acting, and his experiences working with different directors and actors during his career.May 16, 2003
  • Playwright Arthur MillerArthur Miller premieres play in Minnesota
    Famed American playwright Arthur Miller is in Minneapolis this week preparing for the world premiere of his latest play at the Guthrie Theater. Miller is best known for his plays "Death of a Salesman" and "The Crucible." This is the first time he's premiered a play in Minnesota. "Resurrection Blues" is Miller's first attempt at a satirical play.July 3, 2002
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