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  • Seanachai Theatre changes name, announces season

    Seanachai Theatre changes name, announces season
    Seanachai Theatre Company announced its 2014-15 season on Tuesday, while also saying that it will no longer be called Seanachai Theatre Company. The theater’s new monicker is Irish Theatre of Chicago. It’s a bold change for the twenty-year-old...
  • Actress Jane Lynch will announce Jeff Award nominations

    Actress Jane Lynch will announce Jeff Award nominations
    With the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee taking a leaf from the Tony Awards playbook, the nominations for this year’s Jeff Awards are to be announced live and in public by a celebrity — in this case, the actress Jane Lynch. Lynch, a...
  • Chicago theater openings for the week of Aug. 8-14

     Chicago theater openings for the week of Aug. 8-14
    Saturday "Fiddler on the Roof": Light Opera Works produces Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein's musical about Tevye and his five daughters living in their little village of Anatevka. Through Aug. 24 at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St. in...
  • Billie Letts, mother of Tracy Letts, dies in Oklahoma

    Billie Letts, mother of Tracy Letts, dies in Oklahoma
    Billie Letts, the mother of the Chicago playwright Tracy Letts, died on Saturday in her home state of Oklahoma, according to reports in the Tulsa World and other sources. Letts, who was 76, was a highly regarded novelist (as well as a teacher and...
  • Steppenwolf director to work with Larry David

    Steppenwolf director to work with Larry David
    Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro is to be at the helm of Larry David's upcoming Broadway production, entitled "Fish in the Dark." Shapiro is continuing her association with producer Scott Rudin. Rudin is also the producer of Shapiro's...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'Sex With Strangers' Starring Anna Gunn

    "Sex With Strangers" sounds like fun. Scribe Laura Eason certainly tries hard to make it so, with a cunning plot about a callow young author of bestselling dreck who seduces a gifted older novelist whose brilliant work he loves and envies. You don't often...
  • REVIEW: 'The Qualms' from Steppenwolf Theatre Company ★★½

    REVIEW: 'The Qualms' from Steppenwolf Theatre Company ★★½
    Why do married — or otherwise committed — couples go to sex parties? One obvious reason presents itself. But the characters in the new black comedy "The Qualms" — set amid a little clutch of mostly miserable middle-aged Midwestern...
  • New high school promotes classical curriculum

    New high school promotes classical curriculum
    Northbrook resident Denise Wasserman, a former elementary school teacher, has home-schooled her two daughters, but this fall the older one will join a handful of students in the inaugural freshman class at the G. K. Chesterton Academy of Chicago, which...
  • Little Mac surprises, delights

     
    We went to see "This Is Our Youth" at the Steppenwolf Theater Company last night. It stars Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson and Kieran Culkin, and I wondered, despite Chris Jones' positive review, whether we weren't in for a bit of......
  • 'The Qualms' to end Playwrights Horizons' season

    Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Bruce Norris' new comedy "The Qualms," which opens on Sunday night at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, will play Playwrights Horizons in New York in 2015, a representative for the off-Broadway theater said on...
  • New Play by Pulitzer Winner Bruce Norris Set for New York Run

    "The Qualms," the new play by Pulitzer winner Bruce Norris ("Clybourne Park"), has locked in a New York run at Off Broadway's Playwrights Horizons just ahead of the opening night of the show's world premiere run in Chicago. Playwrights Horizons was the...