| Mar 20, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Lifeline Theatre will stage a new adaptation of "The Woman in White," the 1899 English ghost story by Wilkie Collins that previously became the main source of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, as the opening production of its fall season. Robert Kauzlaric's...
| Mar 25, 2013
Even in translation, Juan Rulfo's superb and highly influential short novel "Pedro Paramo" is a powerful, haunting experience. Published in 1955, this famous Mexican story of a young man, Juan Preciado, who journeys to a ghostly desert town in search of...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:56 AM
The Music Box Theatre has a peculiar success story on its hands, one that speaks to the power of one director's dazzling futuristic vision.
The Chicago premiere of the Bong Joon-ho science fiction wallop "Snowpiercer" sold extremely well in its...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:45 PM
To survey the Gettysburg Battlefield — strikingly quiet when I was last there — is to feel the weight of history in an unusually intense way. There is something about this particular patch of Pennsylvania grass that takes the sprawling Civil...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 1:27 PM
The year 2012, as Queen Elizabeth II might have said, was quite the annus horribilis on Broadway. Especially after the leaves started to turn.
Consider the less-than-regal disappointments. "The Anarchist," the polemical new play by David Mamet, closed...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Apparently confronted by a plethora of riches in the past season of Chicago theater, the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee offered up not the traditional four or five nominees one finds at the Tony Awards, for instance, but a bevy of nominees for its...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:53 PM
So who's more in tune with the times? Boozy Martha, Katie Holmes or Little Orphan Annie?
Passive aggression, defiant independence and sunny optimism all are offered as part of the fall season on Broadway, where "Annie" gets her first Broadway revival at...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 7:21 AM
The Chicago-based touring production of "A Christmas Story: The Musical!" (a new stage version of the iconic holiday movie) will now be directed by John Rando, the producers announced Friday. Previously announced director Warren Carlyle (who also is now...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:50 AM
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley has 10 days of operation under its belt at Universal Studios. Reviews generally have ranged from positive to glowing to rapturous to "this will change Orlando [dramatic pause] forever."
| Jul 17, 2014
This could be a terrifying tale right out of the Book of Meat Science Fiction, only this one isn't fiction.
It involves the elemental bond between humans and the critters we like to cook on a grill, or roast, or saute.
But that could all end,...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company had a very good New York morning Tuesday with three of its ensemble members scoring 2013 Tony nominations: Tracy Letts and Amy Morton for their work in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," also a Tony...