| 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
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 8:26 AM
The first national tour of "Once," the Tony Award-winning musical based on the movie of the same name about an Irish street musican and his Czech angel, is headed to Chicago. "Once" will play the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph St.) for three weeks,...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 1:27 PM
The year 2012, as Queen Elizabeth II might have said, was quite the annus horribilis on Broadway. Especially after the leaves started to turn.
Consider the less-than-regal disappointments. "The Anarchist," the polemical new play by David Mamet, closed...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:49 AM
John Tiffany is the director of "Black Watch" and an associate director of the National Theatre of Scotland. He also directed the 2012 Tony-winning musical "Once" about a young street musician and his muse. "Black Watch" is written by Gregory Burke...
| 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,...
| Jun 8, 2013
For four days last month, Broadway's impresarios met with stage producers from around the country for what's known as the "road conference," a series of events showcasing the season's offerings.
The panels and parties were ostensibly thrown to help...