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  • Uptown Theater, West Chicago school on latest endangered list

    Uptown Theater, West Chicago school on latest endangered list
    An Illinois preservation group’s annual list of endangered historic places includes the long-shuttered Uptown Theater in Chicago as well as McAuley Schoolhouse in West Chicago, which was the last functioning one-room schoolhouse in the state when it...
  • Rosie O'Donnell To Receive Special Honor at the 2014 Tony Awards

    The organizers of the Tony Awards have tapped Rosie O'Donnell to receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award, handed out annually to a legiter who's made a significant contribution to humanitarian causes, social services or charitable orgs. O'Donnell -- who...
  • Lorraine Mihok

    Lorraine Mihok
    Lorraine D. Mihok, a retired John Carroll School office administrator, died March 6 at Symphony Manor Assisted Living of complications from a fall following a stroke she suffered in 2012. The Forest Hill resident was 75. Born Lorraine Dailey in...
  • Anna Gunn Shoots for Off Broadway in 'Sex With Strangers'

    Anna Gunn is following her "Breaking Bad" co-star Bryan Cranston to the New York stage, where she'll star this summer in Laura Eason's "Sex with Strangers" directed by David Schwimmer. Gunn hasn't been on the New York boards since she was in the...
  • Neil Finn strives for new sensations in 'Dizzy Heights'

     Neil Finn strives for new sensations in 'Dizzy Heights'
    A lyric from the title track from New Zealand rocker Neil Finn's new solo album, "Dizzy Heights," crystallizes much of what the erstwhile member of Crowded House, Split Enz and the Finn Brothers is up to on his latest work. "Help me make up a new sound,...
  • Daniel Waters Reveals Alternate Endings for 'Heathers'

    Here are some of the ways the 1988 film "Heathers," the blackest of high school comedies, could have ended: The school blows up. Or protagonist Veronica blows up. Or Veronica asks old friend Martha if she wants to rent a movie, prompting Martha to stab...
  • Health and Family Voices

    Dying in a peaceful way "Don't cry; be happy for me." Those were the words our 48-year-old daughter said to us three years ago as she lay dying from metastatic breast cancer, much like the mother of Nancy Watkins, as described in "Death unvarnished;...
  • Broadway Box Office: Neil Patrick Harris Looks Legendary in 'Hedwig' Launch

    If it were possible to gauge a Broadway musical's box office prospects from a single performance alone, then Neil Patrick Harris' turn in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" looks legendary. But we'll have to, ahem, wait for it if we want to know for sure...
  • Idina Menzel opens on Broadway in musical 'If/Then'

    Long before "Frozen" and John Travolta made her famous, Idina Menzel was a certifiable Broadway star with enough box-office clout to open a show. On Sunday, the Tony Award-winning actress, who has appeared in the hit musicals "Rent" and "Wicked,"...
  • Broadway Review: 'If/Then' Starring Idina Menzel

    In her belated return to Broadway after "Wicked," powerhouse belter Idina Menzel is sorely misused in "If/Then." "Next to Normal" writing team Brian Yorkey (who bears responsibility for the pretentious book and lyrics) and Tom Kitt (who composed the...
  • 'If/Then' takes an exciting leap between two lives

    'If/Then' takes an exciting leap between two lives
    — “I don't want to be a new kind of married,” howls one of the self-doubting characters in Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's occasionally precious but thoroughly fascinating and intellectually and musically rich new Broadway musical. With...