| Jan 1, 2014
Movies operate differently from plays. Tracy Letts knows and appreciates this point. There are things that the new film of "August: Osage County" can do that his Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play, which premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in...
| Jan 8, 2014
NPR's Joe Frank will bring his one-man show "Murdered by the Mind" to Steppenwolf Theatre Company for one night only on Saturday March 1, the theater announced on Wednesday.
Frank, who has previously appeared at Steppenwolf in 2010 and 2011 in other one-...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:13 PM
As part of the 2014 Garage Rep, Steppenwolf Theatre Company will bring back Late Night @ Garage Rep, an after-hours rotation of weekly fringe performances beginning on March 6, the company announced on Thursday.
Salonathon, the Noble Square...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Over and over, the negative reviews of "August: Osage County" have pulled variations on a sad theme, with various New York- and LA-based critics wrestling with the film without having seen, or read, the Tracy Letts play that came before it. Paraphrased,...
| Dec 27, 2013
It's the final column of 2013. So, happy New Year! And here are 10 moments from the Chicago theater — the inspired, the unusual and the I-can't-believe-they-just-did-that — that I'll be remembering for years to come.
1. The umbilical cord...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:43 AM
The holidays are upon us, and in the spirit of the season a few of Chicago’s many theaters would like to give you a special message.
The theaters shown here — including hundreds of actors, directors, designers, staff and administrators...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:50 PM
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomed 275 guests to its fifth annual Women in the Arts fundraiser.
Held at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on Dec. 9, the luncheon honored actresses Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale and Julianne Nicholson for their work...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The latest preview for NBC's "Chicago P.D." offers hints at how "dirty" cop Hank Voight managed to go from jail to running the department’s elite Intelligence Unit.
"Things worked out, yeah," Voight says to the incredulous District 21 commander...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:47 AM
Tarell Alvin McCraney, a 2003 graduate of DePaul University’s Theatre School, an ensemble member at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 2010, a sometime Chicago actor, and a writer known internationally for the acclaimed Louisiana trilogy “...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Janine Nabers is Hartford Stage’s new Aetna New Voices Fellow, a season-long position previously held by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes, as well as Daniel Beaty, Will Power and Martthew Lopez.
The fellowship allows...
| Oct 13, 2013
Miles Harvey has written a book that will ever be on my Best Books I've Ever Read list, 2000's “The Island of Lost Maps.” Also on that list is Alex Kotlowitz's “There Are No Children Here,” published in 1991.