This summer, Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater staged an energetic production of Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore directed by Artistic Director Joe Dowling (Star Tribune review). The show caught the attention of PBS, which filmed a performance that will air this Friday at 8 p.m. and kick off the PBS Arts Fall Festival--if you missed it on stage, make sure to tune in tomorrow! According to the New York Times, which called the Guthrie an "esteemed regional theater" and credited the show with an "exuberantly choreographed" performance of “He Is an English Man," the last time the theater had a show on a national PBS broadcast was in 1975. Other shows on the PBS Arts Fall Festival schedule include: Pearl Jam Twenty, Miami City Ballet, Il Postino from the LA Opera, Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park.
You can also vote now for the Guthrie in Travel & Leisure's Best New Landmarks survey.
--Ellie M. Bayrd
[Photos by Michal Daniel, 2011]