| Dec 6, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Hershey Felder may be the most efficient performing artist on the planet.
One man, one grand piano, one composer's body of work at a time, and you get six plays — seven if you count "Abe Lincoln's Piano," which uses Civil War-era songs for the...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The setting for Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance" is "the living room of a large and well-appointed suburban home," and scenic designer Santo Loquasto has conjured the scene so sumptuously at Broadway's Golden Theatre that you can practically hear the...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 10:31 AM
Dancers move, right? They don't talk. Yet Chicago is home to a generous handful of choreographers whose funny, pointed text-laced works not only entertain but instruct, generally without any agenda or conclusion.
Dance and words intersect to probe the...
| 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 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....
| Dec 7, 2014
| 3:19 PM
It might engender a few eye rolls, but the notion of Billy Corgan writing a musical makes excellent sense. He has always been an artist of ambition, his lyrics long suffused with the emotional language of melancholy and transformation. He has enjoyed...
| 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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:41 AM
"It's a pleasure to bring these new voices into the studio, get the right people in the room, then watch the magic happen," says Terence Marling, former Hubbard Street performer and rehearsal director, now directing Hubbard Street 2, the second company....
| Dec 2, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Check out festivals and events in December across the state.
Featured destination: Key West
Dec. 4-21: Key West 'Bight' Before Christmas, Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance for...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Still wondering what to get your theater-obsessed nearest and dearest? Theater critic Charles McNulty shares his gift ideas for those with the right kind of histrionic nature.
"Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh" (W.W....
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:00 PM
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas -- an unusually frosty, Northeastern Christmas for these climes -- at the Hudson Mainstage, where a twinkly new production of John Cariani's "Almost, Maine" has opened.
The whimsical collection of nine...