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  • 'We Will Rock You' totally misses Queen's mercurial nature

    'We Will Rock You' totally misses Queen's mercurial nature
    What a betrayal. That's what I kept thinking during the long, slow slog through rock 'n' roll cliché that is "We Will Rock You," the jukebox musical built around the songs of Queen that opened Wednesday night at the Ahmanson Theatre. A king-sized...
  • REVIEW: 'Silk and Steel' at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

    REVIEW: 'Silk and Steel' at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
    Imagine a huge canvas covered in human flesh and billowing cloth, combining Hieronymus Bosch's earthbound creatures with the angels of Michelangelo's "Last Judgment." That was the vision as the curtain rose on "Surge," a jam-packed visual wonder created...
  • REVIEW: 'Dance for $9.99' at Hamlin Park Fieldhouse

    REVIEW: 'Dance for $9.99' at Hamlin Park Fieldhouse
    The spirit of summer fun — serious fun, defying expectations — rules "Dance for $9.99/D49." Produced by the Energizer bunny of local dance, the 41-year-old Chicago Moving Company, this second incarnation of the two-day festival again...
  • REVIEW: 'Hamlet' by Shakespeare's Globe at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★

    REVIEW: 'Hamlet' by Shakespeare's Globe at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★
    If you were to see the Shakespeare's Globe "Hamlet" in dusty South Sudan, or in the tiny nations of Tuvalu or Nauru, or on St. Kitts and Nevis (maybe both if the touchy latter island decides to execute its right to secede from its Caribbean twin), this...
  • Dixie Longate rings up laughs and sales in 'Dixie's Tupperware Party'

    Dixie Longate rings up laughs and sales in 'Dixie's Tupperware Party'
    Showbiz has been this route before: a man playing a woman who sports a stereotypical regional and class-specific accent, outrageous hair and accessories, and a wit wicked enough to keep the character airborne on continual gusts of laughter. Spasms, even....
  • Renee Fleming makes debut in a play at Williamstown Theatre Festival

    Renee Fleming makes debut in a play at Williamstown Theatre Festival
    Renée Fleming has performed dozens of opera's leading roles in a professional career that has spanned three decades. This month, the soprano is trying something altogether new for her -- she's starring in a stage play. The new role isn't actually such a...
  • Average cost of a Broadway ticket passes $100 for the first time

    At Sunday's Tony Awards ceremony in New York, many of Broadway's biggest stars — and some of Hollywood's too — were on hand to tout the theater community's achievements from the 2013-14 season, which ended in May. One milestone that didn't...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Black Orpheus' to become a Broadway musical

    'Black Orpheus' to become a Broadway musical
    The movie "Black Orpheus," which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959 and an Academy Award for foreign-language film, will become a Broadway musical under the creative guidance of George C. Wolfe and playwright Lynn Nottage....
  • 'Jersey Boys' has been a windfall for all involved

     'Jersey Boys' has been a windfall for all involved
    At the height of their fame, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons churned out a string of hit singles about a rag doll, a girl named Sherry and a particularly memorable night in late December, back in '63. The team behind the stage musical "Jersey Boys"...