January 27, 2002
Jerry Haines overlooked so much in his Minnesota article and devoted too much time to the skyways and stores ("Minneapolis' Cold Comforts," Jan. 13). He did not even mention the sister city of St. Paul--home to major corporations and great theater, including "A Prairie Home Companion." He did not mention the renowned Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Symphony or the lakes, such as Calhoun in Minneapolis and Como Park in St. Paul, which have winter activities. The Twin Cities are culturally and ethnically diverse and can no longer be narrowly viewed as Scandinavian.
March 5, 2008 |
MINNEAPOLIS -- The world of Laura Ingalls Wilder's popular "Little House on the Prairie" books will come to life this summer at the Guthrie Theater. A musical based on the books about Wilder's pioneering Midwest family will have its world premiere Aug. 15. Previews start July 26. Performances run through Oct. 5. "If ever there was a subject matter that suited our region, it is Laura Ingalls Wilder's books," Guthrie director Joe Dowling said at a "Little House" sneak peek Tuesday.
May 4, 2006 |
When Hamlet is bid a final "good night, sweet prince" on the Guthrie Theater stage in Minneapolis, it also will mark a farewell to a venerated auditorium that helped birth the U.S. regional theater movement. More than four decades after Sir Tyrone Guthrie started his theater in the nation's heartland as a reaction to the commercialization of Broadway, the Guthrie will close with a last performance of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" on Sunday.
May 18, 2013 |
Vincent Kartheiser will swap his sharp suits for ruffles and coattails. The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis announced that the “Mad Men” star will play Mr. Darcy in its summer production of “Pride and Prejudice.” The adaptation by Simon Reade will begin previews July 6, with an official opening July 12. The limited engagement will run through Aug. 31. Guthrie leader Joe Dowling will direct; no additional casting has been announced....
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October 30, 2011
ROBERT PRITZKER One of three brothers who built family business empire Robert Pritzker, 85, a billionaire industrialist and one of three brothers who built the Pritzker family's business empire, died of Parkinson's disease Thursday in Chicago, said his executive assistant, Becky Spooner. The Pritzker clan is among the nation's wealthiest, worth more than $19 billion combined, according to Forbes magazine. It is in the process of dividing its empire among 11 adult cousins, the result of a family rift.
October 5, 2011 |
A name keeps cropping up in theater circles these days: Nicholas Hytner. His job as director of Britain's National Theatre is an important one, but Americans are talking about him for another reason: He's creating as big a splash in the U.S. as he is in London. Since Hytner took over in 2003, the National has been firing on all cylinders, producing transatlantic hits ("The History Boy," "War Horse"), spearheading the global broadcast initiative known as National Theatre Live (NT Live, for short)