| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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,"...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:46 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:47 PM
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.
| Aug 29, 2014
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.
SELFIE, 8 p.m. Tuesday:...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:10 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 11:58 AM
This weekend the new season of Chicago theater gets underway in earnest. If there is an unintended theme of the fall, I'd say it is that Chicago theater finds itself collectively engaged with issues dealing with the final years of our lives. If you have a...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:15 PM
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....
| Jun 30, 2014
| 12:30 AM
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...