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  • Billy Crudup, Kathleen Turner, Matthew Rhys set for 2010-11 L.A. Theatre Works season [Updated]

     
    The stars have aligned for L.A. Theatre Works' upcoming 2010-11 season. The company, which presents new and classic plays that are recorded for radio in front of a live audience, will mount 10 productions with a bevy of celebrity talent......
  • Steppenwolf announces new slate of plays

     
    Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the line-up for its annual First Look Repertory of New Works, which now has been moved from its previous summer perch to the fall. First Look shows play in repertoire from Oct. 27 to Nov.......
  • A new cheatsheet for theater buffs

     
    So, you have a term paper on Euripides due tomorrow and you haven't even cracked "Medea," "The Trojan Women" or any other of the ancient Greek writer's tragedies. Or you're an actor who has an audition this week for a......
  • Writing the epilogue

    Writing the epilogue
    Last Saturday night, as the hordes gathered on and about Michigan Avenue to celebrate the lighting of lights and the beginning of the gift-buying season, a few hundred members of the Chicago literary community settled into the seats in the handsome...
  • Book places: Hall Library

    Book places: Hall Library
    Known as the “Black Jewel of the Midwest,” the George Cleveland Hall Branch of the Chicago Public Library has been serving the Bronzeville community since 1932. Earlier this year, it was recommended for landmark status for its role as a...
  • Christopher Shinn's "Now Or Later" Gets U.S. Premiere At Huntington

    Christopher Shinn's "Now Or Later" Gets U.S. Premiere At Huntington
    Christopher Shinn's political drama, "Now or Later," will have its U.S. premiere at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company this fall. Michael Wilson, former artistic director of Hartford Stage, will direct the play which runs Oct. 12 to Nov. 10 at the...
  • 50 SHOWS FOR FALL

    50 SHOWS FOR FALL
    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. BIG DEALS...
  • Everyman Theatre opens season with a 'Raisin' d'exit

    An area theater that does consistently fine work is beginning its last season in its current home. Everyman Theatre’s upcoming season is slated to be its final one on N. Charles Street, in the Station North arts and entertainment district. Work...
  • Everyman's 'Raisin' revival still speaks to us today

    The fall theater season is just beginning, but the Everyman Theatre production of "A Raisin in the Sun" surely will qualify as one of its highlights. African-American playwright Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 classic is a period piece with timeless appeal. It...
  • Fall 2011: Top 10 plays to watch

    Fall 2011: Top 10 plays to watch
    Scores of shows are opening in Chicago this fall. Here are 10 productions to anticipate with particular relish. 'Follies' Just a few weeks after the opening of the Broadway transfer of the Kennedy Center revival, Chicago director Gary Griffin stages...
  • Review: A powerful revival of 'Trouble in Mind'

    Review: A powerful revival of 'Trouble in Mind'
    There's an unexpected case of theatrical synergy going on in the region, with two productions that look squarely at issues of race, identity and self-esteem. At Everyman Theatre, you'll find a potent staging of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun,"...