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)
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.
June 21, 2006 |
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.
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.
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January 20, 2005 |
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.
February 8, 2003 |
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.