| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:30 AM
This week’s Theater Loop Showcase video is a song from the national tour of "Once," the Tony Award-winning musical that currently plays the Oriental Theatre. Guy is a vacuum cleaner repairman in Dublin who bashfully writes the most beautiful music...
| 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)...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, better known as Sting, will tryout his new Broadway musical in Chicago this June, confirming previously published expectations. "The Last Ship," as the show is known, will be drawn from the singer's childhood experiences in...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The fall theater season of 2013 is already very much underway. From the scores of intriguing possibilities, here are 10 Chicago shows, opening between now and the holidays, that sound especially juicy. They're listed in alphabetical order; date ranges...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When Stuart Murdoch, the frontman for the indie pop group Belle & Sebastian, was shooting his directorial debut "God Help the Girl," he decided to offer a cautionary word to the crew.
"I told them, 'You know this movie won't open, because Belle &...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Tony topppers “Kinky Boots,” “Pippin” and “Once” are the highlights of the 2014-15 Broadway season at Hartford’s Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.
The announcement to subscribers and group sales leaders...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:31 AM
The new year brings with it much anticipation as big events crowd the Central Florida arts scene.
The biggest news will be the opening of the long-awaited downtown Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in late fall.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
CLAIM TO FAME
Zrinka Cvitesic burst on the Croatian film scene in 2005 at age 26 in "What Is a Man Without a Moustache," playing a young widow who helps a priest, and falls in love with him. An accomplished dancer, she won the inaugural season of the...
| Dec 27, 2013
It's the final column of 2013. So, happy New Year! And here are 10 moments from the Chicago theater — the inspired, the unusual and the I-can't-believe-they-just-did-that — that I'll be remembering for years to come.
1. The umbilical cord...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 12:02 PM
PARK CITY, Utah -- Seven years ago at Sundance, a member of a soulful rock band from across the pond made his directorial debut with a music-themed movie populated with haunting melodies and a delicate relationship between a male and female musician....