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February 8, 2003 | From Associated Press
The newest design for the Guthrie Theater's $125-million riverfront complex in Minneapolis will feature giant images of past productions on the building's exterior. In French architect Jean Nouvel's updated design, the images are silk-screened onto the silvery and dark blue stainless-steel walls of the nine-story building. Joe Dowling, the Guthrie's artistic director, said the new look will give the building a more theatrical image.
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May 18, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
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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January 20, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Peter Zeisler, 81, the last of three founding members of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and a pioneer in the regional theater movement, died of heart failure Sunday at his home in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. A former Broadway stage manager, Zeisler co-founded the Guthrie Theater in 1963, with Sir Tyrone Guthrie and Oliver Rea.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
TRAVEL
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.
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March 5, 2008 | From the Associated Press
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.
NEWS
May 4, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
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....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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June 20, 2000 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
Let's pretend we're in Medianville, U.S.A.--home of a nonprofit professional theater company called the Earnest Theater. The Earnest is working on a new musical called "12 1/2" that has attracted the attention of Broadway producers. It's a show about preteens: their hormones, their Ritalin, the divorces among their parents--the usual themes. The 16-year-old pop recording sensation Britannia Arrowwood wants to star in "12 1/2."
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October 5, 2011 | CHARLES McNULTY, THEATER CRITIC
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2008 | From the Associated Press
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.
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June 21, 2006 | Christopher Hawthorne, Times Staff Writer
When the Guthrie Theater chose French architect Jean Nouvel to design a new building along the Mississippi River, at least a few Minnesotans probably paused to wonder what the company had gotten itself into. The Guthrie's old thrust stage, a 1963 design by Ralph Rapson, might have been rickety and cramped, but it was beloved here. And Nouvel, who had never worked in America, was hardly a natural fit for Minneapolis.
NEWS
May 4, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Peter Zeisler, 81, the last of three founding members of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and a pioneer in the regional theater movement, died of heart failure Sunday at his home in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. A former Broadway stage manager, Zeisler co-founded the Guthrie Theater in 1963, with Sir Tyrone Guthrie and Oliver Rea.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2003 | From Associated Press
The newest design for the Guthrie Theater's $125-million riverfront complex in Minneapolis will feature giant images of past productions on the building's exterior. In French architect Jean Nouvel's updated design, the images are silk-screened onto the silvery and dark blue stainless-steel walls of the nine-story building. Joe Dowling, the Guthrie's artistic director, said the new look will give the building a more theatrical image.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2011 | CHARLES McNULTY, THEATER CRITIC
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2006 | Christopher Hawthorne, Times Staff Writer
When the Guthrie Theater chose French architect Jean Nouvel to design a new building along the Mississippi River, at least a few Minnesotans probably paused to wonder what the company had gotten itself into. The Guthrie's old thrust stage, a 1963 design by Ralph Rapson, might have been rickety and cramped, but it was beloved here. And Nouvel, who had never worked in America, was hardly a natural fit for Minneapolis.
TRAVEL
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2000 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
Let's pretend we're in Medianville, U.S.A.--home of a nonprofit professional theater company called the Earnest Theater. The Earnest is working on a new musical called "12 1/2" that has attracted the attention of Broadway producers. It's a show about preteens: their hormones, their Ritalin, the divorces among their parents--the usual themes. The 16-year-old pop recording sensation Britannia Arrowwood wants to star in "12 1/2."
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