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REVIEW: Good News, Bad News, Well… (Guthrie Theater)

JoAnne Akalaitis, the creator of BAD NEWS! i was there. Director JoAnne Akalaitis had a great idea: compile a dozen Ancient Greek dramas focusing on messenger scenes. She euphemistically calls the work, BAD NEWS! i was there... [sic], a humorous understatement since the messengers are inevitably revealing tragic events in the lives of the

REVIEW: Into the Woods Up Close (Shoot the Glass Theater)

Rapunzel (Anna Maher) gets some bad news from her adoptive mother in Shoot the Glass Theater's production of Into the Woods. Photo by Twin Cities Headshots. The recent success of The Band's Visit at the Tony Awards reminds us that there is still great room for an intimately scaled, well-told musical tale. Intimacy

NEWS: Jerome Foundation Announces Inaugural Organization Grant Recipients

A photo collage of artists and art funded by the Jerome Foundation. The Jerome Foundation today announced $4,159,500 in grants to 84 arts organizations in Minnesota and New York City. These grants to nonprofit arts organizations comprise inaugural offering of the foundation's new Organization Grants Program. The two-stage application process attracted 254

REVIEW: Dat Black Mermaid Man/Lady/Show (Pillsbury House + Theatre)

Kenyai O'Neal and PaviElle French in Pillsbury House Theatre's Dat Black Mermaid Man/Lady/Show. Photo by Rich Ryan. I attended the opening performance of Dat Black Mermaid Man/Lady/Show at the Pillsbury House Theatre. Sharon Bridgforth wrote the play in the avant-garde theatre form called theatrical jazz. Under the direction of Ebony Noelle

NEWS: Rose Ensemble to Fade Away Next Season

The Roman Emperor Heliogabalus (reigned 218–222) suffocates guests beneath rose petals in The Roses of Heliogabalus (1888) by Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Warning: This article contains spoilers for Season 7 of Game of Thrones. The Rose Ensemble announced on Wednesday that its 2018-2019 season will be its last. One of the Twin Cities' premiere vocal ensembles