| Dec 2, 2014
| 12:21 PM
The actress Laurie Metcalf will be honored next year at the Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts luncheon, the theater said on Tuesday.
Metcalf is an original ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre, where she last appeared in Lisa D’Amour’s...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 3:26 PM
FRIDAY | "Newsies": "Headlines don't sell papes, Newsies sell papes." And tickets. This touring musical is based on the Disney movie about the Newsboys Strike of 1899, and has a score by Alan Menken and a book by Harvey Fierstein. Through Jan. 4 at the...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The first thing to know about "Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters," the new exhibition opening at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in River North on Saturday, is that the artists mean it.
They do, they really do.
| Nov 6, 2014
| 8:49 PM
There are some dark moments, to be sure, in Conor McPherson's "The Night Alive" at the Steppenwolf Theatre. On Thursday night, Halsted Street delivered an extra one.
A little after 9 p.m., about 15 minutes before the end of the show, the power went...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Terry Green, an old-timer when it comes to Chicago theater, took me to task on Facebook this week for giving short shrift to many of the early artistic glories of the Next Theatre Company, which declared itself busted on Monday — after 34 years on...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
People often want to describe Alana Arenas' eclectic personal style as "funky." But the 33-year-old Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member really would prefer that they didn't.
"That is a word that I actually hate," Arenas said. "I just feel like [my style...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:57 PM
A celebration of the life of Sheldon Patinkin, the influential teacher and Chicago comedy pioneer, has been set for Monday, Jan. 26, it was announced Monday. The event will take place in the main theater at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Steppenwolf For Young Adults' acclaimed production of "Animal Farm," newly-adapted from George Orwell's novel by Alice Austen and Steve Pickering, will add four more public performances, the theater said on Monday.
Those performances occur Friday, Nov....
| Oct 19, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Benjamin, the cynical, long-lived donkey who comes to regret not raising a hoof against tyrannical piggery, turns out to be the key to the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's blistering new 90-minute adaptation of George Orwell's "Animal Farm," the best...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:34 PM
The board of directors at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company engaged earlier this month in the kind of image management one associates more with politicians and major corporations than a nonprofit Chicago theater with roots in rough-hewn theatrical daring....
| Oct 6, 2014
NEW YORK — As inciting incidents go, the unsettling event as lights rise on "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is a doozy. A dog named Wellington lies dead in the garden of its provincial English owner, stabbed by a huge garden...