| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Like the 22 books that preceded it, Markus Zusak's “The Book Thief” was chosen for the Chicago Public Library's One Book, One Chicago fall selection based on its literary merit and universal themes that would appeal to the widest range of...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:37 PM
As autumn turns the Manhattan air crisp and cool, Broadway is gearing up for another season. In the 2012-2013 lineup are new plays, star-driven revivals, lavish musicals and shows inspired by movies, books, TV shows and one very well-known comic strip....
| Oct 22, 2012
When the Goodman Theatre announced its prices for its current production, "Sweet Bird of Youth," starring Diane Lane, it listed $89 as the top ticket price for that show, a price that duly appeared in this newspaper. And had you bought your decent main-...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:41 PM
When death comes for me — and, as Markus Zusak's novel, "The Book Thief," makes very clear, death surely is coming for us all — I wouldn't mind if he were played by Francis Guinan.
Guinan, an ensemble member at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 9:04 PM
Some actors choose to ignore the critics. And then some, like John Cusack, choose to take the critics on.
The Evanston native and “Hot Tub Time Machine” star went on the defensive Friday after his new film, “The Raven,”...
| May 2, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Gary Sinise isn’t sure if there will be a ninth season of CBS’s “CSI: NY.” The Highland Park High School alum and former “Forrest Gump” and “Ransom” actor said the show is “on the bubble,” and he...
| May 3, 2012
| 9:18 AM
Here is one word to describe the current summer offerings in our great Midwestern capital of live theatrical entertainment: Thin.
Sure, we're buzzing through June, what with Nathan Lane, "Timon of Athens" and the TBS Just for Laughs Festival, which is...
| May 8, 2012
| 10:10 AM
The Steppenwolf Theatre has announced its 2012-13 season for young adults.
The two-show slate, aimed primarily at teen audiences, begins in the fall with Heidi Stillman's adaptation of "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak, the story of a young, book-loving...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:48 AM
At its 25th summit in Chicago this weekend, NATO will be preoccupied with the tricky business of how to advance its various institutional priorities — like global security and the building of stability — even as its member nations are more...
| May 21, 2012
| 12:31 PM
David Schwimmer, the Lookingglass Theatre ensemble member and movie and television star, will perform in the New York premiere of Lisa D'Amour's "Detroit," Playwrights Horizons announced Monday.
"Detroit" premiered in Sept. 2010 at the Steppenwolf...
| May 23, 2012
| 1:38 PM
A potential superhero awaits the unleashing of his powers. Tracy Letts mourns over Moscow. A Chicago disaster is revisited. A young man misses his appointment with Goldman Sachs. Oedipus hits the streets of Los Angeles. Hats fly on the Goodman Theatre...