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  • In 'Traces' and 'Falling,' artists get their own moments

     In 'Traces' and 'Falling,' artists get their own moments
    About halfway through Second City's very moving and revealing collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago last week — you missed it, but I suspect it will be back — I found myself thinking about another fabulous show at the Broadway Playhouse in 2011. Titled "Traces," it was the work of a Montreal-based company named 7 Fingers, and it subsequently played off-Broadway. Both of these shows were memorable for much the same reason. They involved performers seizing the chance to self-actualize and break out of a box.
  • Broadway review: Mormons, missionaries and music

    Broadway review: Mormons, missionaries and music
    If any show could make the case that you can have fun with absolutely anything in the oft-painful run of human experience — AIDS, genocide, genital mutilation, poverty, religion, "The Lion King" — then that show is "The Book of Mormon," the...

    'The Jungle Book' at Goodman Theatre: When Mary met Walt (and Rudyard)

    'The Jungle Book' at Goodman Theatre: When Mary met Walt (and Rudyard)
    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,"...

    Summer 2013: 10 theater shows for a sunny Chicago

    Summer 2013: 10 theater shows for a sunny Chicago
    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...

    How TV shapes the Tony Awards, plus our predictions

    How TV shapes the Tony Awards, plus our predictions
    Ever since the first national TV broadcast in 1967 of the Tony Awards, then its 21st year, a delicate dance has been tapped out between the handing out of trophies for artistic theatrical worthiness and the entertainment of the ever-fickle folks at home....