| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Had Lorraine Hansberry's Younger family from "A Raisin in the Sun" wanted to move quietly into Clybourne Park, they could have engaged in a practice that informs another play about race and real estate, Kirsten Greenidge's "Luck of the Irish."
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:25 AM
Five months before Kwame Kwei-Armah's initial three-year contract as artistic director of Center Stage was to expire, the board of directors has extended this tenure through June 2018. The company's managing director, Stephen Richard, who started in 2012,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Theatre Downtown is presenting additional performances of its current offering, "Clybourne Park," this Thursday and Friday, Feb. 6-7.
Bruce Norris's show won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the best-play 2012 Tony Award. It
Here's the quick rundown of the...
| 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...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
New theaters. Renovated playhouses. Hot dramas. Nervous new artistic directors. Stephen Sondheim and his “Follies.” A celebration of Stephen Schwartz, a dissection of Mark Rothko, and a look at the tragedy that befell the Amish of...
| Sep 19, 2011
If you question whether the discussion of Chicago's racist history can still cause shivers among modern-day Chicago theatergoers, you need only watch what happens at the Steppenwolf Theatre in the first act of Bruce Norris' searing play "Clybourne Park."...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Could the theater artist of 2012 really be … Samuel Beckett?
Well, the 1969 Nobel Prize winner had stiff competition this year from Anton Chekhov, dead for more than a hundred years but more alive than ever onstage. Chekhov's early play "Ivanov"...
| 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...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:42 AM
The 2013 season at the Mark Taper Forum will feature plays by Bruce Norris and Sebastian Barry, as well as revivals of classics by August Wilson and Joe Orton.
Actor Brian Dennehy will be featured in Barry's "The Steward of Christendom."
In all, the...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Westport Country Playhouse and New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, which will produce two works this season on similar themes and stories, are uniting to create an $80 ticket package for their respective productions: the 1959 classic “A Raisin...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 11:21 AM
The creation of my top 10 list of upcoming fall theatrical attractions for last Sunday's A+E section meant some quality time wrestling with ticket prices. And comparing my list with that of the previous year, I could see an interesting snapshot of where...