| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Jeffrey Fauver, the press representative for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, is leaving the high-profile Chicago theater at the end of the month.
Fauver, 30, said this week that he intends to move to New York to pursue new opportunities as a press...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:45 PM
UPDATED MARCH 11 WITH FULL OBITUARY ... The men playing Ebenezer Scrooge changed over the years — William J. Norris, Tom Mula, Larry Yando — but not the man lighting the famous Dickensian sinner's pathway to redemption.
For the entire 36-year...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:12 PM
The Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced its 2014-15 season, the theater’s fifty-first.
First up in the Pamela Brown Auditorium is “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” (Sept 2 - 21) a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s comedy...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
From David Mamet's first expletive-laced success in the 1970s to the advent of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County" as one of the most acclaimed 21st century American dramas to date, drawing blood — and not always just figuratively — has been...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In Greg Pierce's "Slowgirl" at the Geffen Playhouse, 17-year-old Becky (Rae Gray) comes to visit her Uncle Sterling (William Petersen), who left the U.S. years earlier for Costa Rica.
She's freaked out by his primitive jungle lifestyle, which is...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:03 AM
James Franco is not just in Chicago for a poetry reading. The actor, who stars along with Chris O'Dowd in Anna D. Shapiro's upcoming Broadway production of "Of Mice and Men," actually is rehearsing here through the end of February, prior to the show's...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:24 AM
The Grammy Award-winning musician Sting will appear at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in a benefit event to support the theater's Artistic Development Fund on Feb. 24, Steppenwolf announced on Friday.
Ahead of the world premiere of his new Broadway-bound...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Many a play deals with language and communication. There is always theatrical ore to be mined in the way people express themselves — or fail to — and how that can complicate so many things in life.
British playwright Nina Raine gives the...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The latest preview for NBC's "Chicago P.D." offers hints at how "dirty" cop Hank Voight managed to go from jail to running the department’s elite Intelligence Unit.
"Things worked out, yeah," Voight says to the incredulous District 21 commander...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:50 PM
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomed 275 guests to its fifth annual Women in the Arts fundraiser.
Held at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on Dec. 9, the luncheon honored actresses Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale and Julianne Nicholson for their work...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:47 PM
At once poetic, political, sad, funny, timely, complex and compassionate, Ike Holter's thrilling, beautiful new play "Exit Strategy" is the story of the desperate final days of a condemned, crumbling Chicago public school dreading its upcoming prom date...