December 11, 2017

Take a peek behind the curtain with Hollywood tales straight from the source in STORIES I ONLY TELL MY FRIENDS: LIVE!

MINNEAPOLIS—Following his hit debut run in Mesa, Salt Lake City and Denver in 2017, ROB LOWE is taking his one man show, STORIES I ONLY TELL MY FRIENDS: LIVE! on a national tour stopping in Minneapolis at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 7 p.m. Inspired by the success of his two New York Times best-selling memoirs, Stories I Only Tell My Friends and Love Life, Lowe has created an all-new, peek behind the curtain at Hollywood, fame, fatherhood, marriage, and a life lived at the forefront of culture for four decades. Broadway World calls Lowe “As personable and charismatic of a presence onstage as he is onscreen.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Dec. 15 at noon at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave.), charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at

Sunday May 20 7 p.m. State Theatre $39, $59, $79

A limited number of VIP packages will be available for $179. Package includes premium seating and a meet and greet.

All pricing includes a Building Restoration Fee of $4.00.

From the Brat Pack to The West Wing to Parks and Rec and beyond, STORIES I ONLY TELL MY FRIENDS: LIVE! is packed with witty fun and one of a kind insights spanning an iconic career. Broadway World raves “The humor is first class, with the jokes and funny anecdotes keeping the audiences in stitches for most of the night.” In addition to Rob’s storytelling, the show will include a Q&A and plenty of insider film clips and photos. “This isn’t a regurgitation of the books, because that wouldn’t be very much fun,” Lowe says. “This is very much its own beast, but it does have some of the same feel of the books.”

Lowe released his memoir, Stories I Only Tell my Friends in 2011. The book was an instant hit, spending consecutive weeks in the top four of The New York Times best sellers and making it onto GQ’s “Best of 2011” book list. Lowe’s second book, Love Life was published in 2014 and also landed a spot on the NY Times Best-Seller list. “I decided to put what would be the third book into a show where I could go out directly to an audience and share and have an exchange with them directly,” he says. “Frankly, I love meeting people, being out in front of them, hearing their comments. It’s really fun,” says Lowe.

Lowe recently wrapped the third season of the CBS medical drama Code Black. He created and produced The Lowe Files, an acclaimed non-scripted adventure series for A&E in which he and his two sons searched out unsolved mysteries. Lowe is currently directing and starring in the remake of the four-time academy award nominated film, The Bad Seed.

 Lowe’s legacy in Hollywood was cemented in 2015 with the unveiling of his Walk of Fame star.

Lowe will perform in Minneapolis as part of a ten-city event this spring.

Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts by bringing together people, businesses and organizations in WeDo™, the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District. We serve the community through our three historic theatres – the Orpheum, State and Pantages – and our unique arts, culture and education programs. Learn more at