| 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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Broadway musical "Once" is a paradox in which nothing happens, but yet everything happens.
To describe the plot in terms of action is simple: A cheerful gal meets a mopey guy, helps him get a bank loan to rent a recording studio for a night and they...
| 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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:29 PM
John Grisham has written novels, short stories, books for children and nonfiction works, and in all of the above, he has done very nicely for himself. The first printings of his signature thrillers have typically sold in the millions (7 million people...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:01 PM
When the stage musical “Once” comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Feb. 4-9, it won’t look or sound like any other Broadway show you’ve seen.
Based on the 2006 Irish indie film of the same title, “...
| 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 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 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...