| 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...
| 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 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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:40 AM
"The Last Five Years": Jim DeSelm and Allison Hendrix play a husband and wife in the musical story that begins with the couple's divorce and is told from dueling perspectives. The piece by Jason Robert Brown gets a staging by Kokandy Productions....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Broadway in Chicago held its annual summer concert on Monday, packing Millennium Park despite crummy weather. The massive crowd suggested that if there is one thing Chicagoans like more than Broadway shows, it's the chance to see bits of Broadway shows...
| 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....
| Jan 21, 2014
Let's say you want to shag a sexy British indie rocker. "Song One" not only instructs you on how to go about it (first tip: try to look like shagging said indie rocker is the last thing on your mind), but also suggests your lucky conquest could inspire...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Broadway musical "Once" is a boy-meets-girl love story build around the chemistry of its principal couple. So British actor Stuart Ward was understandably nervous to meet his leading lady, Dani de Waal.
"I was terrified," he says in a phone interview...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:48 PM
The Broadway cast recording of "Kinky Boots" won the Grammy Award for musical theater album on Sunday. Cyndi Lauper, who wrote the songs for the musical, accepted the award, given out as part of a pre-telecast ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los...