| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Stuart Ward will be the guy and Dani De Waal the girl is the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical “Once,” which will play the Shubert Theater in New Haven in Feb. 26 to March 2. The tour of the romantic musical opens at the...
| Sep 6, 2013
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the theater scene offers its own bountiful fall harvest. From heirlooms to hybrids, homegrown treats to intriguing imports, the list below highlights just a few of the toothsome possibilities on the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:20 PM
"Once," the beautiful Broadway musical based on the 2007 movie starring Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, finally arrives in Chicago next week; the stand at the Oriental Theatre is the first big-city stop for the first national tour, which is working...
| 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 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...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 11:25 AM
The Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company's experimental production of "The Glass Menagerie" is one of the great Chicago storefront re-interpretations of a classic, really just as unstinting, innovative and revealing as David Cromer's "Our Town," or any other of...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 8:00 PM
"Kinky Boots, the Musical," which featured a Cyndi Lauper score and book by Harvey Fierstein, was named best musical at the 67th Tony Awards, presented Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall.
Based on the little-seen 2005 British comedy of the same name,...