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Rohan Preston spent his childhood in Jamaica and adolescence in New York before earning an English degree at Yale. He has served on the Pulitzer Prize jury for drama. He has been a Star Tribune theater critic since 1998.


'Singing was her salvation': Twin Cities actress brings Billie Holiday back to stage

Singer/actor Thomasina Petrus revisits her signature role as jazz icon Billie Holiday.


Latté Da's 2018-19 season is heavy on musicals ('Once,' 'Night Music') but includes a new Rivers play

The theater's 21st season also includes a new play by Harrison David Rivers.


Review: Aging professor and young student stage a duet over Shakespeare and coffee

An aging professor and questioning student square off in the drama "Taking Shakespeare."


Minneapolis' famed Electric Fetus will host musical about a record shop

"High Fidelity," about an obsessive record-store owner, sets up shop at the Electric Fetus, a legendary haven for music geeks.


Two leaders combine arts and social services at Pillsbury House in Minneapolis

Social services and the arts go hand-in-hand at Pillsbury House in south Minneapolis.


'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' gets gorgeous refresh at Guthrie Theater

Director Timothy Bond's funny, wry production at the Guthrie is gentle but unmistakable as it confronts ugly truths.


Review: Colorful 'Isla Tuliro' makes the story of Filipino conquest a universal one

"Isla Tuliro" at Southern Theater tells a universal story in a Filipino context.


Love in black and white: 3 Twin Cities plays wrestle with interracial marriage

In ways large and small, these plays are in conversation over issues that have roiled the soul of America.


Transgender girl is focus of new musical 'Mermaid Hour' at Mixed Blood Theatre

A new musical at Mixed Blood tells a compassionate, sensitive story about a transgender girl.


Return of its mighty organ will highlight Northrop auditorium's 2018-19 season

Restored instrument figures heavily in music series while dance season includes a new work from Joffrey Ballet.