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  • 'Kinky Boots' creators Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein kick back

     'Kinky Boots' creators Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein kick back
    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"...
  • Dick Schaal, a Second City pioneer and former husband of Valerie Harper, dies at 86

     Dick Schaal, a Second City pioneer and former husband of Valerie Harper, dies at 86
    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...
  • Henry Jaglom's 'Train to Zakopan√©' a vivid story of tragic love

    Henry Jaglom's 'Train to Zakopané' a vivid story of tragic love
    Henry Jaglom's “Train to Zakopan√©,” 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...
  • REVIEW: 'Hot Georgia Sunday' by Haven Theatre Company

     REVIEW: 'Hot Georgia Sunday' by Haven Theatre Company
    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,...
  • Epigrams and clothes fly in Taper's 'What the Butler Saw'

    Epigrams and clothes fly in Taper's 'What the Butler Saw'
    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...
  • REVIEW: Uplifting return by Dance Theatre of Harlem

    REVIEW: Uplifting return by Dance Theatre of Harlem
    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....
  • REVIEW: 'The Testament of Mary' at Victory Gardens

     REVIEW: 'The Testament of Mary' at Victory Gardens
    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...
  • Review: 'The Lookingglass Alice' by Lookingglass Theatre

    Review: 'The Lookingglass Alice' by Lookingglass Theatre
    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...
  • 'A Delicate Balance': A look back at the Katharine Hepburn movie version

    'A Delicate Balance': A look back at the Katharine Hepburn movie version
    "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....
  • Mike Nichols' two unforgettable years in Chicago

    Mike Nichols' two unforgettable years in Chicago
    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....
  • Globe's compact 'King Lear,' at the Broad, lacks needed heft

    Globe's compact 'King Lear,' at the Broad, lacks needed heft
    "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." The...