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  • Video: High-octane flirting in 'Rapture, Blister, Burn'

    Video: High-octane flirting in 'Rapture, Blister, Burn'
    This week’s Theater Loop Showcase video is Mark L. Montgomery and Jennifer Coombs in “Rapture, Blister, Burn,” a comedy by Gina Gionfriddo currently playing the Goodman Theatre. In the play Catherine (Coombs), a professor, comes to...
  • In the controversy over all-white Oscar nominations, what needs fixing?

    In the controversy over all-white Oscar nominations, what needs fixing?
    The Jan. 15 announcement of the 2015 Academy Award nominations was greeted with widespread dismay at the omission of Ava DuVernay, the director of "Selma," and David Oyelowo, the movie's star. Once people analyzed and totaled up the nominations, dismay...
  • Judith Roberts performs a scene from 'Airline Highway'

    Judith Roberts performs a scene from 'Airline Highway'
    This week’s Theater Loop Showcase video is Judith Roberts ("Orange Is The New Black") in Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Broadway-bound production of “Airline Highway” by Lisa D’Amour. D’Amour’s drama takes...
  • This is a new golden age for suburban Chicago theater

    This is a new golden age for suburban Chicago theater
    When I first started reviewing Chicago theater — some years ago now — the commercial suburban theaters that ringed the city seemed like aberrations and relics of a former era. Places like the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace or the...
  • For 'Airline Highway,' Lisa D'Amour knows New Orleans

    For 'Airline Highway,' Lisa D'Amour knows New Orleans
    When Lisa D'Amour wrote "Detroit" — a play that premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 2010 and went on to New York and London's National Theatre and became a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize — it seemed like she knew the Motor City...
  • REVIEW: 'Airline Highway' at Steppenwolf Theatre

    REVIEW: 'Airline Highway' at Steppenwolf Theatre
    "In the beginning," observes a dying character in Lisa D'Amour's fascinating new Steppenwolf Theatre Company drama, "Airline Highway," "there was sex." Miss Ruby, who is played by the remarkable actress Judith Roberts, and whose imminent demise is the...
  • 'Anna Christie' a new stage in Jeff Perry, daughter Zoe's relationship

    'Anna Christie' a new stage in Jeff Perry, daughter Zoe's relationship
    "Scandal" star Jeff Perry was "gushing and crying" when he saw his actress daughter Zoe Perry on Broadway in 2013. The Northwestern graduate not only made her Broadway debut in Sharr White's thriller "The Other Place" but she also received much...
  • John Malkovich photo exhibition heading to Los Angeles in February

    John Malkovich photo exhibition heading to Los Angeles in February
    John Malkovich has played his share of refined psychopaths on screen, though perhaps his most famous role to date was a meta-version of himself in the 1999 Spike Jonze movie "Being John Malkovich." Last year, the actor once again refracted his eccentric...
  • Adsit, Perry, Cromer and more will take part in Patinkin memorial

    Adsit, Perry, Cromer and more will take part in Patinkin memorial
    A notable group of stage and screen artists will celebrate the life of Sheldon Patinkin, the theater artist and teacher who died Sept. 21, it was announced on Friday. Although the free, Jan. 26 event is sold-out, attendees without tickets may be...
  • Chicago Theatre Week tickets go on sale

    Chicago Theatre Week tickets go on sale
    Tickets for participating productions in Chicago Theatre Week, the League of Chicago Theatres and Choose Chicago's annual period of discounted show tickets, went on sale Tuesday morning. Over 100 productions at theaters including the Goodman Theatre,...
  • Theater in Winter 2015: Puppets, 'Godot' and a busy Berry

    Theater in Winter 2015: Puppets, 'Godot' and a busy Berry
    The winter season in Chicago theater features festivals, large-cast epics and revivals with a twist. Out of the scores of shows opening in the next few weeks at Chicago theaters, here are 10 that, for one reason or another, I'm anticipating with...