| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:00 PM
"Will I like this show?"
A critic is often asked that question — by total strangers, no less — as if it's possible to know the precise taste of any theatergoer.
With "The Book of Mormon," the touring Broadway hit that opens Tuesday, Oct....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Autumn bounty came to Broadway last week, with major sales and attendance bumps logged at most shows on the boards and no fewer than four titles topping an impressive $1.8 million each.
The Main Stem traditionally begins to shake off the September...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Looks like on Broadway, Magneto and Professor X sell. Or Gandalf and Jean-Luc Picard do.
The two-play outing led by Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, with productions of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" and Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land" playing...
| Feb 14, 2013
National tours of two Broadway smashes, the musical "Book of Mormon," and the epic play featuring life-sized puppetry, "War Horse," highlight the seven-show 2013-14 season at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.
Those two shows, Tony...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Playwright Christopher Durang and director Bobby Lopez will be among those participating in an all-Yale concert presentation of Cole Porter's "Kiss me Kate," celebrating Porter's centennial of his graduation from Yale University in New Haven in 2013....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:49 AM
CHICAGO - It's sleek, shiny and sensational.
But let's add two more words to describe Chicago for tourists: darn expensive.
On Feb. 1, admission to the Art Institute of Chicago jumped to $23 for out-of-state visitors. In the past month, a host of...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has, when you think about it, been a remarkably good sport when it comes to "The Book of Mormon."
As that money-spinning, massively irreverent musical lampooning the Mormon religion and many of its...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Where did the famous and semi-famous spend New Year's Eve in the Chicago area?
NASCAR driver Danica Patrick dined New Year's Eve at the newly opened Baume & Brix in the River North neighborhood before heading nearby to The Grid. "Cooler Than Me"...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:07 PM
"The Book of Mormon," which ends its Chicago engagement at the Bank of America Theatre on Oct. 6 after 43 weeks and 344 performances, is coming back to Chicago, likely during the fall or winter of 2014. The dates and the length of the return engagement...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:17 AM
If any show could make the case that you can have fun with absolutely anything in the oft-painful run of human experience — AIDS, genocide, genital mutilation, poverty, religion, "The Lion King" — then that show is "The Book of Mormon," the...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 1:50 PM
NEW YORK — The Chicago cast of the satirical musical "The Book of Mormon" will feature Nic Rouleau, the current star of the Broadway company, in the central role of Elder Price, along with Ben Platt (known for his work in the movie “Pitch...