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  • Smallest 'Tommy' actor growing in big role

     Smallest 'Tommy' actor growing in big role
    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...
  • 8 Valentine's Day shows in Chicago

    8 Valentine's Day shows in Chicago
    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...
  • REVIEW: 'First Date' at the Royal George Cabaret

     REVIEW: 'First Date' at the Royal George Cabaret
    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...
  • S. Florida native reflects on production of 'Rent' in Cuba

    S. Florida native reflects on production of 'Rent' in Cuba
    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,...
  • Singer Hayden Milanes leads the cast of 'Jersey Boys'

    Singer Hayden Milanes leads the cast of 'Jersey Boys'
    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...
  • Chicago theater openings for the week of Feb. 13-19

     Chicago theater openings for the week of Feb. 13-19
    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":...
  • 'Everyone's a little bit racist'

    'Everyone's a little bit racist'
    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...
  • 'Birdman' creators on rehearsing the labyrinth-like film

    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...
  • 'Groundhog Day' to be relived (and relived) as Broadway musical

    'Groundhog Day' to be relived (and relived) as Broadway musical
    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...
  • 'If/Then,' Carole King musical lead Pantages' 2015-16 season

    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...
  • 'The Last Five Years' feels a bit stage-bound

     'The Last Five Years' feels a bit stage-bound
    "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,...