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Critic | Theater

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She worked with Spike Lee and Bill T. Jones and now she's a Guthrie staffer

The Guthrie Theater has hired a former Spike Lee and Bill T. Jones collaborator as its new director of professional training.Maija García, the Cuban-American…


6 moments on Twin Cities stages that will give you goosebumps

From stirring songs to projectile vomiting, these are the moments you'll remember.


What turns a magical moment onstage into a true showstopper?

Those goosebumpy theatrical moments can be spectacular, of course — but also simple and subtle.


Twin Cities' 10 can't-miss theater productions of the fall

Shows offer food for thought and fodder for laughs.


Minneapolis play asks: What if 'The Thin Man' detective were a black woman?

The classic hard-boiled detective story gets gender- and race-flipped in a new play.


Review: 'Fashion Climbing: A Memoir With Photographs,' by Bill Cunningham

NONFICTION: In a recently found memoir, Bill Cunningham reveals a lot about the millinery world, but little about himself.


Guthrie Theater's retiring 'Prop God' has made everything from sofas to a Rolls-Royce

Guthrie props maker Linus Vlatkovich is putting away his tools after 46 years of crafting desks, sofas and Rolls-Royces.


Review: 'A Key to Treehouse Living,' by Elliot Reed

FICTION: This assured, elliptical debut novel describes the life of an unwanted child who learned to raise himself.


From Beyoncé to Harry Potter to Sondheim, here's the DNA that drives 'Hamilton'

You don't need 23andMe to explore the roots of the musical opening here Wednesday. Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda laid it all out for us.


What's it like to be in 'Hamilton'? Mpls. crew: it's a 'once in a generation' thing

What's it like to be part of the blockbuster musical? The cast gets a tsunami of fan art and Instagram followers, for starters.