| May 19, 2014
| 6:04 PM
When I think of cinematographer Gordon Willis, I think of “Manhattan," one of his signature efforts. Working with director Woody Allen, as he would do so many times, they drenched the city in such exquisite light and shadows that you can stop the...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"On Your Feet!," the brewing musical about the lives and careers of Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan, has mapped out a conga-line to Broadway, with producers of the tuner planning a Chicago try-out next summer ahead of a fall 2015 opening on the Main...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
James Earl Jones will return to Broadway this fall in a revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's "You Can't Take It With You."
Scott Ellis helms the comedy about an eccentric family thrown into upheaval when the daughter falls in love with an uptight...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:41 AM
Dwier Brown was on screen for about five minutes. It was enough to help create one of the movies' greatest moments.
And we’re giving you the chance to meet him, hear his stories and answer your questions. I’m sure he’ll also sign an...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 10:28 AM
The legendary Cicely Tyson stole the Tony Awards on Sunday evening with her moving acceptance speech after being named best actress in a drama for the revival of Horton Foote's "A Trip to Bountiful."
It was the 79-year-old actress' first Tony and her...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Within the Shakespearean canon, there are "problem plays," such as "Measure for Measure." And then there's "Cymbeline," which is a portmanteau piece caught somewhere between comedy, romance and self-parody. (A rom-arody?) At any rate, it's loopy, as...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Leroy Collins never says anything about it. He never tells his neighbors he was once a movie star — once.
Collins is 89 and lives by himself in the Montgomery Place retirement community in Hyde Park. Scientists who worked on the Manhattan...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:04 AM
I'd like to use my space this week to talk about "Lincoln." No, not the Steven Spielberg blockbuster that may be front-and-center at Sunday's Oscar ceremonies, and not Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln," now on our television screens.
This one is...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HAMPTON — It was the first day of conditioning drills, and everyone was intrigued by this long and lean transfer from somewhere in Michigan. He looked like a player, but did he have what it took?
Kecoughtan coach Ivan Thomas takes it from here:...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Opening a file cabinet at the Center for UFO Studies reveals manila folders marked with spine-tingling titles such as "Alien Luggage Report," "Project Moonwater" or "The CIA's role in UFO Studies." Yet, elsewhere there's a conspicuous lack of secret...