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Rohan Preston covers theater for the Star Tribune.

Rohan Preston has been theater critic at the Star Tribune since 1998. He led a Star Tribune team that won an Emmy for a documentary for the historic 2008 elections. He has served on the Pulitzer Prize jury for drama. Before coming to the Star Tribune, he wrote for the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times.


Guthrie reports a record $3.8 million deficit

Audiences and donors have not come back in expected numbers, theater officials said.


Review: Michael Jackson fandom, rejoice – 'MJ' musical at the Orpheum thrills

The Broadway tour deftly captures the superstar's music, moves and appeal.


Lotto-winning Tennessee ex-monk helped bring Guthrie's epic Shakespeare History Plays to the stage

The three plays, which can be seen in a 13-hour marathon Saturday, have drawn patrons from 46 states and three countries.


Review: Ordinary, invisible worker is validated in Guthrie's gritty, poetic 'Skeleton Crew'

The cast did not miss a beat after an interruption caused a delay just three minutes before the play was to end at Friday's opening.


'MJ the Musical' offers a snapshot of Michael Jackson at top of his reign as King of Pop

Playwright Lynn Nottage says she wanted the show to celebrate MJ's music and life story, but not necessarily from beginning to end.


Guthrie's 'Skeleton Crew' interrupted by medical emergency on opening night

It happened 3 minutes before the end of the performance and caused a 35-minute delay.


Review: Ten Thousand Things' 'Spitfire Grill' crackles in minimalist staging

An ex-con helps folks in a small town imprisoned by their own stories and histories find renewed hope.


Guthrie's 'Skeleton Crew' reveals the pain and resilience of auto plant workers during the foreclosure crisis

We posed four questions to the cast and the director of the final play in Dominique Morisseau's Detroit trilogy.


Review: 'Blended Harmony' at History Theatre shines light on Minnesota's Kim Loo Sisters with style

With clever writing, catchy songs and strong performances, the ambitious Theater Mu co-production lives up to expectations.


Review: 'Flex' brings hoops and dreams to life at Penumbra Theatre

At a time when Minnesotans are hoping for a championship basketball run, the St. Paul theater has a real winner.