| Jun 5, 2012
| 11:34 AM
A Red Orchid Theatre has announced its 2012-13 slate, marking the Old Town theater company's 20th season of shows.
The year begins in October with the world premiere of "The Opponent," penned by Brett Neveu, the writer with a long association with A...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:37 PM
As autumn turns the Manhattan air crisp and cool, Broadway is gearing up for another season. In the 2012-2013 lineup are new plays, star-driven revivals, lavish musicals and shows inspired by movies, books, TV shows and one very well-known comic strip....
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Barack Obama once again seemed to have a firm grip on the Hollywood vote during this year's election, so it's no surprise that stars came out to support the president Tuesday at his election night rally at McCormick Place. And because, to them, there...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:24 PM
Being a bike messenger can be dangerous work, as the character played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("Inception") finds in this fast-paced action tale from director and co-writer David Koepp.
The deliveryman's latest parcel contains something a corrupt cop...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 12:40 PM
What does Oscar-nominated actor and former Evanston Township High School student Michael Shannon plan on doing as the most high-profile film of his career, "Man of Steel" — which co-stars Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner and, in the role of...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Can a live lit show about all things current find happiness in a jazz club steeped in a century of history? That’s what Christopher Piatt aims to find out this weekend as he moves The Paper Machete to the storied music club.
Piatt, a former Time...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:18 AM
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...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 3:27 PM
"No actor should be in Chicago 'cause they wanta make money," a character says in "The Last Duck," a new play that includes a brief but pointed look at our Second City complex. "It's more about art," the guy says. "You know, whatever that means. Or you...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:25 PM
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...
| Aug 23, 2012
*** (out of four)
The makers of “Premium Rush” could have cast Bow Wow as a bike messenger and Ray Liotta as a cop, and still delivered its package, generically and according to protocol.
Thankfully, this snappy little action flick from...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Thanks to such movies as "The Help," "The Tree of Life" and "The Debt," actress Jessica Chastain seems to have been everywhere lately.
She's also showcased by this Cannes Film Festival-honored drama about a family unsettled by the behavior of the husband...