| Feb 10, 2015
| 11:58 AM
I think I'm going to like Peyton Owen when he responds to my outstretched arm with a long, firm handshake.
I know I like him after he answers my first question.
So, you're a fifth-grader playing a 4-year-old," I say with a playful smile to the young...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Whether you're looking for the perfect Valentine's Day date idea or just a few good laughs to distract from the sugar-coated Hallmark holiday, Chicago's theaters have you covered. From true tales of dates gone wrong to couples struggling with the zombie...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 12:21 PM
Early in “First Date,” the savvily titled but thoroughly predictable Broadway musical from 2013, one of the primo datees, the cute-but-snarky Casey, she of the red dress and the wrist tattoo, decides to torture the disappointingly nebbish...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 9:25 AM
Three nights a week since Christmas Eve, an all-Cuban cast of performers has danced and belted out songs, bringing the American rock musical, "Rent," to life in Havana.
As they perform in Spanish to sold-out audiences at the Bertolt Brecht Theatre,...
| Feb 13, 2015
Hayden Milanes loved baseball as a kid.
He's in the major leagues now, but not for swinging a bat. His vocal pipes have been his ticket to fame as a lead in the touring company of "Jersey Boys." The Broadway musical, based on the story of the pop...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:53 PM
FRIDAY | "Samsara": An American couple are expecting a baby via a surrogate from India in Lauren Yee's new play. Through March 8 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-871-3000 or victorygardens.org
SUNDAY | "Marie Antoinette":...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:30 AM
F.B.I Director James Comey did the nation a huge favor last week when he publicly acknowledged that too many police officers allow unconscious racial biases to influence their conduct toward young black men. That is a reality residents of the nation's...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 10:02 AM
A few minutes into Alejandro G. Inarritu's black comedy "Birdman," it becomes apparent that the camera has yet to blink. Over the course of its two-hour running time, the film somehow maintains the high-wire act, never visibly cutting away until the...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 9:38 AM
Punxsutawney Phil will look for his shadow on Broadway starting in 2017.
"Groundhog Day," the popular Bill Murray movie from 1993, will become a Broadway stage musical set to open in early 2017, producers have announced. The production will be...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 6:10 AM
The Los Angeles premieres of the Broadway hit "If/Then" and the Tony Award-winning "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical" anchor the Pantages Theatre's 2015-16 season, organizers announced Monday.
The theater also will mark its 85th year with two...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:58 PM
"The Last Five Years," starring Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan and their powerful pipes, plays like a Broadway musical, because basically it is a musical. A very distinctive Jason Robert Brown musical, albeit the run was off-Broadway. With clever lyrics,...