| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Composer Robert Lopez was surfing YouTube recently when he came across a video of a music box playing "Let It Go," a stirring, radio-friendly empowerment anthem that he and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, wrote for the upcoming Walt Disney Animation...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is eyeing his first big tentpole feature: He's entered discussions to direct "The Jungle Book" for Warner Bros.
"Harry Potter" scribe Steve Kloves will produce while Callie Kloves penned the script.
The pic would be a live-...
| May 28, 2013
| 6:02 AM
Eastern philosophy is not the first thing one associates with the Disneyland Resort, but the message of the Fantasyland Theatre's […]...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Tom Hiddleston is a big enough fan of Disney's "The Jungle Book" that he isn't afraid to perform the animated film's classic song "The Bare Necessities" in front of a room full of fellow fans bearing camera phones to immortalize the stunt online.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Introducing our Top 10 Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater. We have improvisers and comedians, singers and storytellers and impeccably trained actors aplenty. We think you're looking here at some soon-to-be-famous faces. Either way, once the heat of summer...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Rudyard Kipling hated Chicago. "It holds rather more than a million of people with bodies, and stands on the same sort of soil as Calcutta," wrote the man whom George Orwell dubbed "the prophet of British imperialism in its expansionist phase,"...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:38 PM
In the very last scene of Mary Zimmerman's production of "The Jungle Book," when Mowgli the lost man-cub is safely back with his own people and his adventures with Bagheera, King Louie and Baloo have receded in his memory, a little visual trick brings one...
| Jul 17, 2013
Guillermo del Toro is a human dream catcher, a fanboy's fanboy. At 48, the Mexico-born filmmaker is the subject of so much wishful thinking that if he were to actually make all of the upcoming movies that entertainment websites have linked to him, he...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:30 PM
With a history of infusing classic tales with fresh theatricality, auteur-director Mary Zimmerman ("Metamorphoses") is both a natural choice to adapt a Disney film to the stage and a nearly impossible one. Her writing process, accomplished collaboratively...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Two components of many a Chicago summer of live entertainment are absent this year — there's no Cirque du Soleil tent at the United Center and no Riverfront Theater at the Tribune Company's Freedom Center. So you'll have to go camping for fun...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Just when you thought it was safe to get out of your house and into the long-delayed sunny season, Chicago theaters of all sizes unleash some of their most promising offerings of the year. When you're ready for a break from the beach and the ballpark,...