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Drama (genre)

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  • 'Faith Healer' to be remounted

    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...
  • Charles Durning dies at 89; Tony winner also got Oscar, Emmy nods

    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,...
  • PASSINGS: Jack Hanlon dies at 96; former child star

    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...
  • Why some TV shows only film exterior scenes in Chicago

    Why some TV shows only film exterior scenes in Chicago
    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...
  • Jake Eberts dies at 71; film producer for 'Gandhi,' 'Chariots of Fire,' 'Driving Miss Daisy'

    Jake Eberts dies at 71; film producer for 'Gandhi,' 'Chariots of Fire,' 'Driving Miss Daisy'
    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...
  • Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods

    Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods
    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...
  • Al Michaels in a league by himself on NBC Sunday Night Football

    Al Michaels in a league by himself on NBC Sunday Night Football
    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 “...
  • Orioles manager Buck Showalter talks to the media before Game 1

    Orioles manager Buck Showalter talks to the media before Game 1
    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: Would you...
  • Just what the commissioner ordered

    Just what the commissioner ordered
    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. In...
  • 'A Steady Rain' to have short Midwest tour

    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...
  • A tale of two transfers

    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...