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  • 'Delicate Balance' teeters slightly but always fascinates

    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...
  • 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....
  • '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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: '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,...
  • 'Kiss Me, Kate' an ingenious adaptation at Pasadena Playhouse

    'Kiss Me, Kate' an ingenious adaptation at Pasadena Playhouse
    “Let's Make a Deal's" Wayne Brady as the lead in a revival of "Kiss Me, Kate": It almost sounds like an especially wacky draft in some fantasy stunt-casting league for theater directors. Sheldon Epps of the Pasadena Playhouse has not only made...
  • Three bright performances on Broadway: Nathan Lane, Michael Cera and Alex Sharp

    In an age of vacuous celebrity, in which body parts can go viral and a good plastic surgeon can get you a bigger pay day than talent, it is heartening to report that Broadway's leading men still come in all shapes and sizes. Here, a character actor...
  • REVIEW: 'come, been and gone' at MCA Chicago ★★★

    REVIEW: 'come, been and gone' at MCA Chicago ★★★
    I was whipsawed by "come, been and gone," performed Saturday by the London-based rogue ballet troupe Michael Clark Company in its Chicago debut. A tribute to David Bowie and his collaborators, it runs through Monday at the Museum of Contemporary Art in...