| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:41 AM
NEW YORK — "Before people had faith," remarks one of the two characters in Nick Payne's head-spinning new Broadway play "Constellations," "people's lives were their own."
That's the kind of line that pulls you up short in the theater. First you...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:23 AM
From his childhood in Austria, bearing witness as the Nazis declared hatred for European Jews, to his adulthood in America, studying the folklore of author Sholom Aleichem and portraying Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof," Theodore Bikel has been a...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 1:16 PM
"Disney's Newsies," coming Feb. 3-8 to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, concerns a newsboy strike in New York at the turn of the 20th century.
But the story of David (the ragtag paperboys, aka "newsies") versus Goliath (publishing...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The musical timeline of "The Fortress of Solitude" is mid-1960s to late 1980s. But the theme of this blood-pumping, heart-thumping show -- the indestructible links that bind us to the old neighborhood -- is timeless. The story, from Jonathan Lethem's 2003...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The event: As if on cue, the 125th anniversary of the Auditorium Theatre took center stage on the exact day the theater opened 125 years ago. The national historic landmark, headed by board chairman Melvin L. Katten of Winnetka and executive director...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Stephen Schellhardt, who was raised in Winnetka and has appeared in the Glencoe Writers Theatre production of “Days Like Today,” is company manager of the newly formed Chicago Artists Chorale.
Schellhardt, a 2001 New Trier Township High...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Take a break from the family, or with the family, and check out these post-Thanksgiving weekend events. For more event listings around the suburbs, check out the Pioneer Press events calendar.
‘Camelot,’ 8 p.m. Friday
This Broadway musical...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Ugly, groggy-eyed and not unlike a low-rent Tony Soprano, I headed to my stoop for my Sunday Tribune. My early-morning eyes landed on an envelope for my very loyal carrier's holiday tip. Excellent timing, Andre! I had the Newsies ringing in my ears.
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:55 PM
After years spent calling for Neil Patrick Harris to host the Oscars, fans of the star got what they asked for Wednesday when Harris was named emcee of the 2015 ceremony.
The actor playfully hinted at the announcement in a video distributed on social...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
By 9:30 p.m. Saturday I was home. From a rock concert.
Back in the day, we wouldn’t leave the suburbs for Chicago until 9:30 p.m. to hit places including Club 950 and Metro to hear what was called college rock, which morphed into indie rock.
| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Can you hear the hair?
On billboards and bus ads across Los Angeles, the curly locks of Gustavo Dudamel often seem to be in motion as the conductor strikes a pose of musical ecstasy.
In "Mozart in the Jungle," Amazon's new comedy series set in the...