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NEWS: The 2017 Tony Award Winners

The cast of Come From Away performing “Welcome to the Rock” at the 2017 Tony Awards. Here are the 2017 Tony Award Winners. In a surprise upset, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 received only two wins in design categories (best sound and best lighting design). Best Play:  Oslo (Book: J.T. Rogers) Best Musical: Dear Evan

PREVIEW: Celtic Woman – Voices of Angels Tour

Tara McNeill, Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, and Éabha McMahon of Celtic Woman. Photo by Naomi Gaffey. This week the Orpheum Theatre presents Celtic Woman, the musical phenomenon that has created 11 albums and more than 10 million records sold over the past 12 years. Conceived by David Downes (a former musical

REVIEW: RENT Keeps on Rocking Hard (Hennepin Theatre Trust)

The company for the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour. Photo by Carol Rosegg. As the last notes of RENT sounded, the audience burst from their seats en masse in a standing ovation. After that response, much of the writing of this review seems superfluous. For a show on its 20th anniversary tour, RENT has weathered the years very well. Jonathan

REVIEW: Diana Krall Goes Retro Again (State Theatre/HTT)

Photo by Mary McCartney. Diana Krall's Turn Up the World tour kicked off in Minneapolis on Friday with a concert at the State Theatre. The concert featured Krall's trademark husky alto vocals in standards drawn from the jazz repertoire and the Great American Songbook. The tour shares a name with Krall's just-released album, which

DC REVIEW: Delectable Appetizers in Les Indes Galantes (Opera Lafayette)

The Opera Lafayette Orchestra. Ryan Brown leads with his violin (standing, center). Sketch by Basil Considine. The Twin Cities opera scene is blessed with several opera companies whose specialties range from the popular canon to new repertoire to site-specific and unusual spectacle. If your tastes run to Baroque operas, however, your odds of

REVIEW: David Gray & J.S. Ondara in Concert (Pantages Theatre)

David Gray headlined at the Pantages. The Twin Cities received a double treat of solo/acoustic performers in May at the Pantages Theatre.  The headliner was David Gray, a British singer-songwriter who first burst onto the international scene with a series of powerful hits in 2000 that continues today.  His opening act