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  • 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: 'Oubliette' by Khecari Dance

    REVIEW: 'Oubliette' by Khecari Dance
    Applause seemed a trivial response to an experience as profoundly disturbing as Khecari's "Oubliette," Jonathan Meyer's Beckettian exercise in the elemental and the empathic. Thoughtful, beautifully crafted, it's nevertheless no well-made dance but a...
  • Florida travel calendar for November

    Florida travel calendar for November
    Check out festivals and events in November across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Nov. 1-2: The Fall Fiesta in the...
  • Revenge of the social wannabe in 'Serial Killer Barbie'

    Revenge of the social wannabe in 'Serial Killer Barbie'
    If you're into the slash-and-spatter genre, you may find the title of “Serial Killer Barbie” at the NoHo Arts Center a bit of a misnomer. The belated slayings seem designed more to accommodate the attention-grabbing concept rather than as an...
  • 'Into the Woods' has a bewitching popularity — and presents issues

     'Into the Woods' has a bewitching popularity — and presents issues
    The new movie version of "Into the Woods" is big in many ways — big stars (Meryl Streep, Chris Pine), big visual effects (giant beanstalk, angry giantess) and big score (booming orchestra that lays on the grandiosity). The $50 million that...
  • 'Luna Gale' a grimly rich study of the fight to protect a child

     'Luna Gale' a grimly rich study of the fight to protect a child
    Rebecca Gilman, the talented author of such plays as "Spinning Into Butter," "Boy Gets Girl" and "The Glory of Living," is known for confronting social problems head-on. Racism and white hypocrisy, stalking and sexism, degradation and immorality —...
  • Lessons shoehorned into 'Kinky Boots'

    Lessons shoehorned into 'Kinky Boots'
    Would you believe that in the Broadway juggernaut "Kinky Boots," which has just arrived at the Pantages Theatre, nobody even wears boots? Of course you wouldn't. I'm kidding. The show, which won six Tonys last year, including awards for musical,...
  • Anjelica Huston speaks at Humanities Fest

    Anjelica Huston speaks at Humanities Fest
    The 25th annual Chicago Humanities Festival, built around the theme of "Journeys," wrapped up in a most appropriate manner on Friday night with Anjelica Huston, who spoke candidly and sometimes emotionally about the many roads that made up her life's...
  • Review: 'The Mousetrap' by Northlight Theatre

    Review: 'The Mousetrap' by Northlight Theatre
    Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" has been running in London for more than 60 years now — some 25,000 performances of the whodunnit that bested all whodunits have taken place, making "The Mousetrap" by far the longest-running show in British...
  • 'Reasons to Live' at Skylight: Wringing laughs from tragedy

    'Reasons to Live' at Skylight: Wringing laughs from tragedy
    Since time immemorial, the plot device of a dead child has propelled drama from Iphigenia to Ibsen to “Rabbit Hole.” At a comfortably cathartic distance, audiences have thrilled to the unimaginable loss of a child. Yet in recent years, that...