| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The foreign-language film field for the 2014 Academy Awards is an uncommonly strong one, incorporating the luscious fever dream "The Grand Beauty" (Italy), the heartbreaking family drama "Ilo Ilo" (Philippines) and "Gris Gris" (Chad), the story of a man...
| Nov 29, 2013
This year's crop of holiday music releases demonstrates anew that the only rule of success in this specialized genre is that there are no rules. Who'd have predicted that the standouts in a year of big name entries would include R&B superstar Mary J....
| Nov 24, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Here's something that doesn't happen often in a musical climate overrun with less hearty breeds. A God's honest arena rock band, Pearl Jam, gigging a sold-out concert in an actual arena and illustrating the ways in which a perfectly healthy beast can...
| Nov 25, 2013
Emily Schwartz, one of Chicago's most interesting and imaginative young writers, has written a full-blown musical, one of those fractured, wry, hipster, suitable-for-everyone fairy tales that lands somewhere among "The Princess Bride," "Peter and the...
| Nov 22, 2013
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, for "Once," winner of eight Tony Awards including best musical. The touring show will play at Orlando's Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre from Jan. 28 through Feb. 2.
"Once" has a raft of major awards under...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
London's thriving not-for-profit houses again nudged out commercial competish to dominate the 59th Evening Standard Theater Awards at a glamorous ceremony held at the Savoy Hotel Nov. 17 and hosted by U.K. thesp Damian Lewis ("Homeland")
In the nine...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK — The revival of "The Glass Menagerie" that has Broadway abuzz boasts two-time Tony winner Cherry Jones in the role of the Southern gothic matriarch Amanda Wingfield, among the greatest parts in the repertoire for a mature actress. But this...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Los Angelenos got a taste of the Big Apple on Oct. 28 when NYU's Tisch School of the Arts held a benefit gala in L.A. for the first time in 10 years.
The Beverly Wilshire received a New York City makeover with Statue of Liberty, Chrysler Building, Empire...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:02 AM
In "The North China Lover," Heidi Stillman's adaptation of Marguerite Duras' novel currently onstage at Lookingglass Theatre, a writer, M, recalls the early loves of her teenage years spent in French Indo-China. The romance that reverberates loudest...
| Oct 10, 2013
"How's the heart?" says the Da of the Guy in "Once," the exquisitely crafted, gorgeously resonant and wholly not-to-be-missed Broadway musical that has arrived in Chicago for just three weeks, its newly formed (as in, this is their second week out)...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The phrase that most fully captures the National Theater's long-awaited fairytale tuner "The Light Princess," the latest production from director Marianne Elliott ("War Horse"), is "ceaselessly diverting." That's not entirely a compliment, since the...