| Oct 30, 2012
| 1:29 PM
A huge hit 17 years ago at both the Turnaround and Steppenwolf Theatres, the Chicago production of Brian Friel's Irish drama "Faith Healer" is to be remounted in December, replete with its original director, JR Sullivan, and the original cast of Brad...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Charles Durning, a Tony Award-winning actor whose prolific work in films and television included supporting roles in the classic comedy "Tootsie" and the TV sitcom "Evening Shade," died Monday. He was 89.
Durning, a decorated veteran of World War II,...
| Dec 18, 2012
Jack Hanlon, 96, a former child actor who had roles in the 1926 silent film "The General" and in two 1927 "Our Gang" comedies, died Thursday at an assisted living center in Las Vegas, family members said.
"He was in good physical shape until two...
| Nov 20, 2012
The Chicago-based Showtime dramedy "Shameless" can either be seen as a small victory for Chicago's TV and film community or a missed opportunity, depending on how you want to look at it.
The series films most of its exterior scenes in Chicago (unlike...
| Sep 8, 2012
Jake Eberts, the Canadian independent producer and founder of Britain's Goldcrest Films, which revived the British cinema industry in the 1980s with a string of Oscar-winning movies, including "Gandhi" and "Chariots of Fire," died Thursday in Montreal. He...
| Nov 18, 2012
Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 12:12 PM
If there is one television sportscaster to whom the adjective “legendary” can honestly be applied, it is Al Michaels, play-by-play announcer of NBC's “Sunday Night Football.” From almost two decades in the booth at ABC's “...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter spoke to the media before tonight American League Division Series Game 1 at Camden Yards, the first postseason game in Baltimore since 1997.
Here's a full transcript of Showalter's pregame news conference:
| Oct 3, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The addition of a second wild-card team has spawned so many different playoff scenarios during the final week of the season that it’s still impossible to predict what might happen with just one regularly scheduled day left in the regular season.
| Aug 28, 2012
| 2:34 PM
The Chicago Commercial Collective is taking its act on the road.
The fledgling for-profit company's production of "A Steady Rain" is headed to the Next Act Theater in Milwaukee from Oct. 25-28, and then to the Acorn Theatre in Three Oaks, Mich., for a...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 1:22 PM
The widely admired Circle Theatre production of the moving Australian drama "When the Rain Stops Falling" (penned by Andrew Bovell) is moving from Oak Park to Chicago. John Gawlik's production will reopen in January at the Greenhouse Theatre Center on...