| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:12 PM
An international blockbuster arrives in Chicago next week, a production that has played for months to capacity houses and has broken box office records. Already, it has been seen by more than a million theatergoers.
Stop already, you say. Everybody...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 1:48 PM
"The Artist" has won the Oscar for best picture and I'm speechless.
It's not lack of passion for the film that has robbed me of the power of words; it's that I felt so strongly that my thoughts were geared to how I would react should the worst happen,...
| Dec 20, 2012
When the National Theatre of Great Britain's majestic, magnificent adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's "War Horse" opened at New York's massive Lincoln Center — on its way to five Tony Awards, sold-out houses, and a 21-month run — one had an...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Most years, the last full week before Christmas is quiet — the best-of-the-year lists are already done, and the holiday perennials are up and running. Steppenwolf, which is not about to program "The Gift of the Magi," sometimes opens a defiantly...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Walt Disney Studios will no longer release movies from its partner DreamWorks Studios around the world.
The two companies have renegotiated their longstanding agreement. Going forward, Disney will only release movies produced by DreamWorks, the...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:05 AM
"War Horse" on Broadway will ride off into the sunset in January. Producers of the Tony Award-winning drama have set a Jan. 6 closing date for the play at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. By the time it closes, the play will have run for close to 21 months. ...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 8:00 PM
The nominations for the 2011-2012 Ovation Awards were announced Tuesday evening. Leading the way were Center Theatre Group with 29 nominations, followed by the Celebration Theatre and Musical Theatre West, with 16 nominations each.
| Sep 13, 2012
| 11:21 AM
The creation of my top 10 list of upcoming fall theatrical attractions for last Sunday's A+E section meant some quality time wrestling with ticket prices. And comparing my list with that of the previous year, I could see an interesting snapshot of where...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 1:49 PM
Holland Taylor is familiar to many TV viewers for playing the randy grandmother on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men." In recent years, the Emmy-winning actress has been busy traveling the country in her one-woman stage show "Ann," based on the life of...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:48 AM
At its 25th summit in Chicago this weekend, NATO will be preoccupied with the tricky business of how to advance its various institutional priorities — like global security and the building of stability — even as its member nations are more...
| May 23, 2012
| 1:52 PM
There was once an era, before "Twilight" and before "The Hunger Games" — not that long ago, really — when, if you wanted to know what teenage girls were thinking and feeling, few writers had their finger on the pulse better than...