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  • Michael Urie and Jonathan Tolins rummage around in Streisand's cellar

    Michael Urie and Jonathan Tolins rummage around in Streisand's cellar
    Michael Urie and Jonathan Tolins are goofing around in the empty halls of the Mark Taper Forum. Like two puppies just released from their crates, the best buds roll around on their backs on the carpet for a photo shoot and pose, campily, in front of a...
  • 'ABBAMEMNON' a fun, jam-packed hybrid

    'ABBAMEMNON' a fun,  jam-packed hybrid
    Aeschylus meets Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid in “ABBAMEMNON,” the latest deconstruction from Troubadour Theater Company. The classic Greek playwright, Swedish pop group and incomparable troupe may never be quite the same again, and...
  • Sarah Steele of 'The Country House' finds comfort in her characters

    Sarah Steele of 'The Country House' finds comfort in her characters
    "Who are you?" It's a line Scott Foley, playing TV star Michael Astor, delivers to Sarah Steele's teenage character Susie Keegan in the new Donald Margulies play "The Country House" at the Geffen Playhouse after Susie delivers a diatribe of truth: The...
  • Eli Wallach, an Actors Studio veteran and theater stalwart

    Eli Wallach, who died on Tuesday at the age of 98, was an actor whose working-class demeanor often led to typecasting and character parts on the big screen. Onstage, where he began his career and continued to work well into old age, his career was...
  • Eli Wallach had the power to illuminate a character on stage and screen

      Eli Wallach had the power to illuminate a character on stage and screen
    Some actors are too good for stardom. Eli Wallach, who died Tuesday at 98 after a long and distinguished career on stage and screen, was at the top of my list of the best actors I've encountered in the theater — a striking fact given that I was...
  • Classic sampling in 'The Curse of Oedipus' at Antaeus Theater

    Classic sampling in 'The Curse of Oedipus' at Antaeus Theater
    It’s easy to see why “The Curse of Oedipus,” now at the Antaeus Theater, was originally intended to be presented over the course of two evenings. Not only does playwright Kenneth Cavander sample liberally from Sophocles’...
  • For 'Venus in Fur' author, working with Roman Polanski was 'heaven'

     For 'Venus in Fur' author, working with Roman Polanski was 'heaven'
    Beyond his many accomplishments as a dramatist, author, humorist and all-around urban wit, David Ives can also lay claim to a reasonably good impression of Roman Polanski. The lanky, owlish playwright was seated in a cramped coffee shop a few blocks...
  • Rupert Murdoch-inspired satire 'Great Britain' opens in London

    Rupert Murdoch-inspired satire 'Great Britain' opens in London
    A thinly veiled satire of the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed Rupert Murdoch's tabloid newspaper empire, "Great Britain" is a play with a surfeit of topical relevance. The new stage drama by "One Man, Two Guvnors" playwright Richard Bean opened this...
  • 'The Simpsons' set to invade the Hollywood Bowl

    'The Simpsons' set to invade the Hollywood Bowl
    When you gather some of the top creative names behind "The Simpsons" in one room, a reporter's questions tend to get buried under rapid-fire one-liners, overlapping anecdotes and boisterous laughter. ¡Ay caramba! But who would expect otherwise from a...
  • Kyle Kinane's unfinished puzzle

    Kyle Kinane's unfinished puzzle
    Before he found comedy, Kyle Kinane was in a Chicago punk band, The Grand Marquis, with some of the friends he grew up with in west suburban Addison. "Our motto was, 'It's not talent, but it's at least entertainment,'" he recalls now, some two decades...
  • Comedy for fall 2014: Big laugh lineup in Chicago

    Comedy for fall 2014: Big laugh lineup in Chicago
    It's a fine fall for comedy in the Chicago area as the latest stand-up renaissance continues. Below are some of the leading shows of the season, and we don't even mention the steady fare at Laugh Factory, UP or Zanies; the wealth of improv and variety...