Reporter | Theater

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.


COVID cancels Minneapolis performances of Broadway musical, postpones Walker show

Standbys are being flown in so "Come From Away" can resume its scheduled run on Saturday night.


'Bina's Six Apples' gets to the core of hope, heritage and humanity

The world premiere of Lloyd Suh's play at Children's Theatre draws on his father's Korean War experience.


'Come From Away' finds grace and joy 1,500 miles from Ground Zero

Review: The Sept. 11-themed Broadway musical celebrates characters who ordinarily would be considered supporting cast members.


Guthrie postpones 'Raisin in the Sun,' cancels 'Destiny of Desire' due to COVID-19

The decisions were made because of COVID-19 cases in the cast.


'Come From Away' captures compassion, community and dreams

History-making pilot Beverly Bass inspired a character in the Broadway musical set during the Sept. 11 terror attacks.


Children's Theatre cancels last 4 performances of 'Annie'

The company said that it made the decision because of breakthrough COVID-19 cases.


Children's Theatre postpones show by Circus Abyssinia

The troupe's performance has been pushed back to fall because of omicron and the civil conflict in Ethiopia.


Pandemic brought new meaning to old shows as Twin Cities stages lit up again

1. "Annie." In a normal year, a sterling revival of "Annie" would be a tonic for sun-starved souls. But amid pandemic-wrought uncertainty, this story…


Sweeping $6.75 million estate overlooking Lake Minnetonka hits market

Several updates and additions have been made to the Orono home that sits on an estate spanning almost 8 acres.


Snowstorm prompts cancellations at Twin Cities area theaters

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres has scotched performances of three productions on its stages as other theaters play it by ear.