| Jan 4, 2014
| 9:05 PM
Female impersonation was a novelty act on the Vaudeville circuits at the turn of the 20th century; nowadays we have televised drag-queen competitions.
Jinkx Monsoon, a winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race," co-wrote and co-stars in "The Vaudevillians," a...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 9:25 AM
Last weekend's earthquake in Nepal brought some glancing international attention to the remote Himalayan nation — especially when a wall at the British embassy in Kathmandu collapsed and killed three Nepalese citizens, setting off protests. But...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 8:01 AM
"F--- You, I Love You, Bye: The Rahm Emanuel Story"
There are plenty of jokes that land solidly in this good-natured, necessarily profanity-laden skewering of Chicago's current mayor, which flashes forward to the year 2081 when visitors to the...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town.
| Mar 13, 2013
| 11:18 AM
Kate Fry will star as Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" as part of the 2013-14 season at Writers' Theatre Chicago. Kimberly Senior will direct the new production of the famously passionate drama for a January opening.
The fall at Writers' Theatre, located...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:25 PM
NEW YORK — A man in a Manhattan rehearsal room asks a young boy a question: "No soccer game this week?" A look crosses the kid's face. You can read love, loneliness, contempt. "It's not soccer season anymore, Dad."
Chastened, the man talks of...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it." -- Abraham Lincoln
History is full of warnings about what happens when people follow public opinion instead of...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:52 AM
If you’re not a subscriber to Hartford Stage and you want those tickets for the world premiere of the show featuring Mikhail Baryshikov — or tickets to other shows that will be part of the 2012-13 season — here’s your chance....
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Hartford Stage’s upcoming 49th season — and its first chosen by its new artistic director Darko Tresnjak — will begin a new Shakespearean tradition, present an Ibsen classic, feature an overlooked Beth Henley play and premiere two...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:31 PM
Adrienne Rich, a pioneering feminist poet and essayist who challenged what she considered to be the myths of the American dream and subsequently received high literary honors, died Tuesday at her home in Santa Cruz. She was 82.
The cause was...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:15 PM
LILLEHAMMER, Norway - The visitors touring Maihaugen Heritage Village were itching with curiosity. They'd wandered the site's narrow lanes and peered inside the 200-year-old log cabins. They'd explored the craft shops and traditional hand-hewn barns...