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  • Ambitious new work would help elevate Center Theatre Group

    Ambitious new work would help elevate Center Theatre Group
    Taking stock of Center Theatre Group on the occasion of the Music Center's 50th anniversary is a bit like trying to summarize an up-and-down marriage. So many reasons to leave, so many cherished moments making it impossible to go. After the rudderless...
  • For Henry Louis Gates Jr., a lifelong interest in family history in 'Finding Your Roots'

    For Henry Louis Gates Jr., a lifelong interest in family history in 'Finding Your Roots'
    Those who develop a strong interest in their forebears tend to do so later in life. But that was not the way for Henry Louis Gates Jr. The Ivy League professor, whose fascinating genealogical show "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr." is now in...
  • 2014 Chicago fall theater preview

    2014 Chicago fall theater preview
    Perhaps it dates back to the classic Greek tragedies performed at harvest-time festivals, but autumn has always been prime season for theater. "In the summertime, people like to do summer things, and then all the [theater] seasons start up in the fall,"...
  • Digital film project created by Center Stage gets new life as a feature film

    One of Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah's bright ideas has evolved into a feature film that will be unveiled worldwide next week. The project began in 2012 when Kwei-Armah was looking for a way to celebrate his theater's 50th anniversary....
  • 'Nurse Jackie' Season 6 Finale Recap: Could Things Get Any Worse for Jackie?

    WARNING: SPOILERS FOR "NURSE JACKIE" SEASON SIX FINALE BELOW The dedicated nurse and hardcore drug addict has hit rock bottom (we can only hope it doesn't get worse) in tonight's sixth season finale of "Showtime's" touted series, for which Edie Falco won...
  • Chicago theater openings for the week of Sept. 12-18

     Chicago theater openings for the week of Sept. 12-18
    Friday | "Death Tax": In Lucas Hnath's play, a dying woman is convinced that her nurse and daughter are working to speed up her death in order to avoid paying an estate tax. Tony Award winner Deanna Dunagan stars. Through Oct. 12 at Lookingglass Theatre...
  • 50 shows for fall: The game's just beginning

    50 shows for fall: The game's just beginning
    Cooler temperatures and changing leaves might cue the chants of “wait until next year” for Chicago baseball fans, but for theater lovers it's a whole new ballgame. Below are just a few promising names on this fall's roster of shows. HEAVY...
  • Season Preview 2014: What to watch on TV in Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: What to watch on TV in Orlando
    Here are the synopses, time slots and premiere dates, where available, for new series and programs from the broadcast networks, cable channels and PBS. Schedules can change. TV critic Hal Boedeker assesses the programs. ABC SELFIE, 8 p.m. Tuesday:...
  • Tony Shalhoub Joins 'Nurse Jackie' for Season 7

    Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" has tapped Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub for a recurring role in season seven, the cabler announced Wednesday. Shalhoub will play Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss,...
  • REVIEW: 'Let Me Down Easy' at American Theater Company ★★★

    REVIEW: 'Let Me Down Easy' at American Theater Company ★★★
    In 2013, after years of denials, the cyclist Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he had taken performance-enhancing drugs. Some four years previously, Armstrong had given an interview to the actor-writer Anna Deavere Smith for her solo...
  • 'Nurse Jackie' To End After Seventh Season

    "Nurse Jackie's" upcoming seventh season will be its final round, Showtime Networks president David Nevins announced Wednesday. The show also tweeted about the news: One last shot at redemption. Join us in 2015 for the seventh and final season of...