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  • Jayne Houdyshell, Liv Rooth To Star in Westport Shows

    Jayne Houdyshell, Liv Rooth To Star in Westport Shows
    Jayne Houdyshell and Liv Rooth will head casts for the 2013 season at the Westport Country Playhouse.   Twice-Tony Award-nominated Houdyshell ("Well," "Follies") will star in George Kelly's comedy "The Show-Off," directed by Nicholas Martin, The shoiw...
  • Video: A holiday message from Chicago's theaters

    Video: A holiday message from Chicago's theaters
    The holidays are upon us, and in the spirit of the season a few of Chicago’s many theaters would like to give you a special message.  The theaters shown here — including hundreds of actors, directors, designers, staff and administrators...
  • Highs and lows in Chicago theater, all of them memorable

     Highs and lows in Chicago theater, all of them memorable
    It's the final column of 2013. So, happy New Year! And here are 10 moments from the Chicago theater — the inspired, the unusual and the I-can't-believe-they-just-did-that — that I'll be remembering for years to come. 1. The umbilical cord...
  • Johanna Day Cast In Premiere of 'Oblivion' At Westport

    Johanna Day Cast In Premiere of 'Oblivion' At Westport
    Johanna Day (Broadway’s “Proof,” Yale Rep’s “The Realistic Joneses,” Hartford Stage’s “Peter and Jerry”) is featured in the cast of the world premiere of “Oblivion” by Carly Mensch,...
  • Could the movie version of 'The Book Thief' be a sleeper hit?

    Could the movie version of 'The Book Thief' be a sleeper hit?
    In what is shaping up to be a year full of splashy young adult film adaptations vying to be blockbusters -- including "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bone," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" -- the adaptation of...
  • Dramas seem tailor made for screen, and that's problematic

    Dramas seem tailor made for screen, and that's problematic
    One of the downsides of our ascendant era of writerly TV drama — wherein networks are constantly luring away playwrights with big checks — is that new plays by young authors now often feel more like spec treatments or screenplays than juicy...
  • L.A. Theatre Works season to include Neil LaBute, 'Osage County'

    L.A. Theatre Works season to include Neil LaBute, 'Osage County'
    The new season at L.A. Theatre Works is scheduled to feature a roster of top-notch theater names, including Neil LaBute, Tracy Letts and David Auburn. In addition, actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater are to reprise their roles in Shakespeare'...
  • Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months

    Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months
    As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the theater scene offers its own bountiful fall harvest. From heirlooms to hybrids, homegrown treats to intriguing imports, the list below highlights just a few of the toothsome possibilities on the...
  • 2013 Fall Guide: Coming soon to a stage near you

    2013 Fall Guide: Coming soon to a stage near you
    The fall theater season of 2013 is already very much underway. From the scores of intriguing possibilities, here are 10 Chicago shows, opening between now and the holidays, that sound especially juicy. They're listed in alphabetical order; date ranges...
  • 2013 Fall Guide: Kimberly Senior's slate is jam-packed from here to Broadway

    2013 Fall Guide:  Kimberly Senior's slate is jam-packed from here to Broadway
    After 19 years directing in area theaters large and small, you'd hardly call Kimberly Senior any kind of sudden success. Still, it's hard to think of another Chicago director with a remotely comparable 2013-14 dance card. Senior has one show lined up...
  • 3 Playwrights Get $150,000 Each At Windham-Campbell Awards Ceremony

    Whenever playwrights get about a half million dollars to help their careers I think it’s a good day. And it was a great day this week at Yale’s Sprague Hall in New Haven when three playwrights -- among nine writers in all -- were the...