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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: "A Small Fire" at Steep Theatre ★★½

    REVIEW: "A Small Fire" at Steep Theatre ★★½
    Adam Bock's "A Small Fire," a melancholy off-Broadway drama from 2011 now in its first Chicago production at Steep Theatre, is only about 80 minutes long. But the changes it charts in its central character, a middle-aged woman named Emily Bridges, are...
  • iO performs its final show in Wrigleyville space

    iO performs its final show in Wrigleyville space
    When I talked with iO Theater proprietor Charna Halpern late Saturday night, she didn't seem particularly nostalgic about the Wrigleyville location she was leaving after nearly 20 years. "I'm not sad," she said. Not even a little bittersweet. Next week...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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....
  • 'In the Boom Boom Room' piles on misery with unrelenting punch

    'In the Boom Boom Room' piles on misery with unrelenting punch
    2Cents Theatre has taken on David Rabe's seldom-revived early play "In the Boom Boom Room" (1972), the trippy, choleric story of a Philadelphia woman’s degradation. The play can’t exactly be considered a cautionary tale, since even 40...
  • Independent Shakespeare Company's 'Twelfth Night' opens at Griffith Park

    Independent Shakespeare Company's 'Twelfth Night' opens at Griffith Park
    Along with a thousand or so of their closest friends, a high-octane Independent Shakespeare Company ensemble opened the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival’s fifth season with a highly accessible “Twelfth Night” that takes its...
  • Michael Urie and Jonathan Tolins rummage around in Streisand's cellar

    Michael Urie and Jonathan Tolins rummage around in Streisand's cellar
    Michael Urie and Jonathan Tolins are goofing around in the empty halls of the Mark Taper Forum. Like two puppies just released from their crates, the best buds roll around on their backs on the carpet for a photo shoot and pose, campily, in front of a...
  • Tony Award nominations are up for grabs

    Tony Award nominations are up for grabs
    NEW YORK — Recent Broadway seasons have yielded musical juggernauts: "The Book of Mormon," "The Producers" and "Spring Awakening," for example, each scooped up fistfuls of Tony nominations before going on to win best musical. But as voters have...
  • For L.A. cabaret show, Jeremy Jordan is nervous about being himself

     For L.A. cabaret show, Jeremy Jordan is nervous about being himself
    Even guys who have starred on Broadway, been a regular on a TV series and have a few films under their belt hit that moment in their career where Jeremy Jordan was recently. "Honestly, I didn't have anything to do," Jordan said. The actor, who quickly...