| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Michael Shannon, a star of "Man of Steel" and many a Chicago storefront, has added an encore in Chicago.
After finishing his extended run of "Simpatico" at A Red Orchid Theatre, Shannon will perform in "White Rabbit, Red Rabbit," an absurdist...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Al Capone, arguably the most famous gangster ever, has grown into a mythic figure, a sort of cigar-chomping, fedora-wearing, machine gun-wielding, vicious, ruthless monster.
To Deirdre Marie Capone, he was simply Uncle Al.
Technically, her granduncle,...
| Sep 5, 2013
How many alternative rock lead singers go on to a successful career in stage magic? The answer is just one: Rob Zabrecky. In the '90s, Zabrecky fronted the Los Angeles band Possum Dixon, which released three albums through Interscope...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Very little casting is done in Chicago when big studio movies shoot here. Not significant roles, where the camera lingers on a person for more than a moment. It's a strange phenomenon considering the deep bench of acting talent in town, but every so often...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Before gangster Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) explores a money-making opportunity in Florida, he takes care of business on his Atlantic City turf in Episode 38 (“Resignation”) of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:02 PM
So Darko Tresnjak, you’ve just won a Tony Award for outstanding director of a musical, what are you going to do now?
No, not go to Disney World, especially after your show “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” beat out “...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:40 AM
A Red Orchid Theatre, a longtime fixture of Chicago's Off Loop community, announced Thursday that it has established a new partnership with the New York-based Bisno Productions, aimed at transferring some A Red Orchid productions to New York under the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Before his poetry reading Wednesday night, James Franco, who has been in town rehearsing for his Broadway debut in "Of Mice and Men" with director (and Steppenwolf ensemble member) Anna Shapiro, spoke to the Tribune about his side job as a poet, his...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:13 PM
James Franco went on Jimmy Fallon's "The Tonight Show" to talk about theater and film, but he got sidetracked by poetry. His new collection, "Directing Herbert White," is coming from Graywolf Press on April 15.
"I know how an actor writing poetry...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:54 AM
The agreeable romantic-comedy critique "They Came Together" is occasionally very funny, and moderately funny the rest of the time. In mathematical terms that adds up to pretty funny or "funny enough."
Director David Wain has worked in genre spoofs and...