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Guthrie's 'savior,' Michael Langham, dies

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After a facelift
The Guthrie Theater in the 1970s.
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society

Theater director Michael Langham has died. Langham is credited with saving the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis from ruin in the 1970s, serving as artistic director from 1971 till 1977.

Actor and director Jon Cranney worked with Langham during the years Langham led the Guthrie, and spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about Langham's contributions to the theater.