| Nov 8, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Cyndi Lauper knows what she wants: good lighting. Harvey Fierstein knows what he wants too: "Whatever she wants," he said with a laugh.
The two were hamming it up for a photo shoot at the Orpheum Theatre, where their hit Broadway musical "Kinky Boots"...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Richard "Dick" Schaal, a pioneer at the Second City comedy theater in Chicago, the former husband of the actress Valerie Harper and a familiar face from a plethora of character roles on movies and television, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Henry Jaglom's “Train to Zakopané,” premiering at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, is based on an incident in the life of his father: a rich, complex, heartbreaking story of doomed lovers in Poland between the wars.
The script could stand...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Tank tops, shorts and sweaty sexual desire are the main currency of the aptly titled "Hot Georgia Sunday," the engaging little sleeper of a show from the rising Haven Theatre Company, staged at The Den Theatre in Wicker Park and directed by Marti Lyons,...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 6:28 PM
There are no household servants in Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw," which is appropriately set in a psychiatric clinic. The title, once popular for blue movies, is a British phrase referring to the sexual delights that have long kept domestics peering...
| Nov 23, 2014
Dance Theatre of Harlem has risen from the dead with stunning aplomb and force. It's not a miracle, though, except perhaps of perseverance and hard work. When the company announced a yearlong hiatus in 2004, it had 44 dancers and a $2.3 million debt....
| Nov 23, 2014
| 10:54 AM
As most theaters trot out their Scrooge, Schooner or George Bailey, the Victory Gardens Theater opens a difficult, sparse, austere, intense and most assuredly haunting piece that — given the graphic depiction of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Some of us must have been "dreaming as the days go by," but the "Lookingglass Alice" is now, well, older than Alice herself.
Lewis Carroll's adventurous traveler declares herself to be 7-1/2. David Catlin's adaptation of "Alice's Adventures in...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 12:43 PM
"A Delicate Balance," Edward Albee's 1966 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about emotional repression in an upper-crust WASP family, is once again a hot ticket on Broadway thanks to the new, starry revival production with Glenn Close and John Lithgow....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 2:22 PM
In 1955, Fred Wranovics, a bartender at the Woodlawn Tap on 55th Street in Hyde Park, bought a Hyde Park joint called the Hi-Hat Lounge. Wranovics decided he might as well add in the empty storefront next door and combine the two buildings, also on 55th....
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:17 PM
"King Lear" is regarded as Shakespeare's pinnacle achievement in tragedy, a masterpiece of vast scope and overwhelming intensity. How big is it? A.C. Bradley, the great Shakespearean scholar, contended that the play was "too huge for the stage."