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  • Emmy nominations reinforce Chicago's rep as comedy training ground

    Emmy nominations reinforce Chicago's rep as comedy training ground
    Nominees for the 64th Primetime Emmys include several former Chicagoans, continuing a trend from years past. The 2011 winner for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, Plainfield native and “Mike & Molly” star Melissa McCarthy, was again nominated in that category as well as outstanding guest actress for her much-lauded performance as host on “Saturday Night Live.”
  • Michael Shannon drawn to 'Elvis & Nixon' due to mystery surrounding historic meeting

    Michael Shannon drawn to 'Elvis & Nixon' due to mystery surrounding historic meeting
    There’s no need to ask Shannon whether he likes film or the theater more. The Oscar-nominated actor will tell you he prefers theater without being prompted — no wavering, no politically correct answer — even though he realizes most...

    After 34 years, Next Theatre has closed its doors in Evanston

    After 34 years, Next Theatre has closed its doors in Evanston
    UPDATED ... Next Theatre Company, the 34-year-old, Equity-affiliated Evanston company that premiered “Killer Joe” (Tracy Letts' first play) and Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt's hit musical “Adding Machine,” is shutting down,...

    Michael Shannon to perform next season at A Red Orchid

    Michael Shannon to perform next season at A Red Orchid
    Michael Shannon will return to A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago next season to star in a show, the actor has said. “It’s going to be our 20th anniversary at Red Orchid next season, so I’m going to come back and do a show,”...

    Prepare yourself for gawk-apalooza

    Prepare yourself for gawk-apalooza
    There isn't going to be a better time all year for star sightings in Chicago than this weekend. Lollapalooza will not only bring 100-plus acts to the city, but also draw dozens of celebrities who are just as excited as the rest of us to watch their...