| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The arts world tends to think in terms of September-to-June seasons, rather than calendar years, but it's still fun to look back on the past 12 months and relive the performances that offered extra satisfaction.
Although I may have missed some great...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:23 PM
Turf struggles loaded with questions of racial identity and privilege erupt in a pair of engaging plays by writers with Chicago roots, each receiving local premieres in suburban theaters.
Steven Simoncic's "Broken Fences" is being...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Alice Ripley, who won a Tony Award for her performance of the bi-polar mother in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, "Next to Normal," is cast in the upcoming production of Bruce Norris' "Clybourne Park" at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven.
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:15 AM
In conjunction with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Bruce Norris, "Clybourne Park," which New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre is producing later this spring, the theater is offering the third season of "SPARK," an inter-active program for...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:56 AM
LeRoy McClain (Broadway’s “Cymbeline," "The History Boys") will join Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley (Broadway's "Next to Normal") in the cast of Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, “Clybourne Park,”...
| Aug 30, 2013
Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" is, surely, the greatest Chicago play.
Oh, there are other contenders — "The Front Page," this town's namesake musical, even "Clybourne Park," a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that riffs on Hansberry's 1959...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 12:59 PM
One of the downsides of our ascendant era of writerly TV drama — wherein networks are constantly luring away playwrights with big checks — is that new plays by young authors now often feel more like spec treatments or screenplays than juicy...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 9:35 AM
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced its 2013-14 season, a slate that features the first stage appearance by ensemble member Joan Allen in more than 20 years as well as a number of new works — several from lesser-known playwrights....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:22 AM
The new season at the Mark Taper Forum will feature this year's Tony-winning play as well as world-premieres by Daniel Beaty and Jordan Harrison and the postponed revival of Joe Orton’s "What the Butler Saw," the Center Theatre Group announced...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Theatre Downtown has an eclectic season planned, opening with a revival of "Lizzie Borden," an original musical by Michael Wanzie and Rich Charron. Also on the schedule: two shows from classic books, "The Grapes of Wrath" and "A Christmas Carol," and...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Bruce Norris, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright of "Clybourne Park," opened his metaphysical drama "A Parallelogram" at the Mark Taper Forum on Sunday. The busy New York writer already has his eye on his next play, the politically...