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  • What about the boy? In 'Tommy,' new insights into Pete Townshend

    What about the boy? In 'Tommy,' new insights into Pete Townshend
    When, in 1975, the movie director Ken Russell turned "Tommy," an album by The Who, into a film, catapulting the Pinball Wizard to further glory, he made one particularly notable change: He switched the period of the rock opera from the years following World War I to the years following World War II. This necessitated changing the title of one of Pete Townshend's rock numbers ("1921" became "1951"), but the benefit was not just a more contemporary milieu (back in '75, at least) but a period that more closely charted Townshend's own life.
  • Chicago theater openings for the week of Jan. 23-29

     Chicago theater openings for the week of Jan. 23-29
    FRIDAY | "The Selfish Giant": Family-friendly musical play, based on Oscar Wilde's story and staged by Blair Thomas & Co. for Chicago Children's Theatre, is part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. Through Feb. 22 at Ruth Page Center for...

    Sighting: Prince Royce catches Bulls game

    Sighting: Prince Royce catches Bulls game
    Every once in a while you’ll see a famous face in the crowd at a Bulls game. There were two on hand last week that I know of. And if the Bulls can make a run at the NBA title as some are predicting, it’s safe to assume there will be a lot...

    Nathan Lane To Receive Connecticut's Eugene O'Neill Theater Honor

    Nathan Lane To Receive Connecticut's Eugene O'Neill Theater Honor
    Nathan Lane, who will star in "The Iceman Cometh" this spring, will receive the Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. The ceremony will take place in New York on April 13 during the Waterford-based center's annual Manhattan gala....

    Cast-change, 'Blister, Burn'

    Cast-change, 'Blister, Burn'
    The Goodman Theatre announced a cast replacement for its fast approaching production of Gina Gionfriddo’s “Rapture, Blister, Burn” on Monday. The role of Catherine, which was originally to be played by New York actress Robin Weigert,...