| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:35 AM
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.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:51 PM
"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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:04 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:48 AM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:30 AM
"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...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:07 PM
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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:49 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:07 AM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"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...