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  • 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...
  • Artistic directors protest firing at Jewish theater

    Artistic directors protest firing at Jewish theater
    Several Chicago-area artistic directors have signed an open letter protesting the firing of Ari Roth, the artistic director of Theater J in Washington, D.C. Although the stated cause of Roth’s firing last week was insubordination, Roth has said in...
  • Chicago theater openings for the week of Dec. 12-18

     Chicago theater openings for the week of Dec. 12-18
    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...
  • John Malkovich goes eccentric in 'Casanova Variations,' photo exhibit

    John Malkovich goes eccentric in 'Casanova Variations,' photo exhibit
    Malkovich? Malkovich Malkovich. The strange, unconventional career of John Malkovich has two projects this fall to extend his brand of languorous eccentricity: his new movie, "The Casanova Variations," and an art exhibition featuring the actor...
  • A holiday message from Chicago's theaters

    A holiday message from Chicago's theaters
    It's that time of year again, and you know what that means — The Theater Loop's annual holiday video message! This year, 38 theaters and productions participated in the video. The theaters shown here — featuring hundreds of actors,...
  • Well known Chicagoans name their holiday family classics

    Well known Chicagoans name their holiday family classics
    What makes a holiday film, play or TV show a classic? For many, it's because watching it brings back fond memories of holidays past. For some, it's because the film offers an important message for the season. And there are those who just like spending the...
  • Steppenwolf and CSO are among the largest NEA grantees in Illinois

    Steppenwolf and CSO are among the largest NEA grantees in Illinois
    The National Endowment for the Arts announced its 2015 grant recipients on Tuesday. Out of $29 million in nationwide awards, 60 Illinois arts organizations will receive a total of $1,636,000. The local organization that received the most money was the...
  • Laurie Metcalf will be honored by Steppenwolf

    Laurie Metcalf will be honored by Steppenwolf
    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...
  • Chicago theater openings for the week of Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

     Chicago theater openings for the week of Sept. 26 to Oct. 2
    Sunday | "The Night Alive": When a stuck-in-a-rut guy comes to the aid of a distressed woman, both of their lives are changed for the better. Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper star in Conor McPherson's play. Through Nov. 16 at Steppenwolf Theatre Company,...
  • Steppenwolf actress Alana Arenas' style is as eclectic as her roles

    Steppenwolf actress Alana Arenas' style is as eclectic as her roles
    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...
  • Celebration of Sheldon Patinkin announced

    Celebration of Sheldon Patinkin announced
    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...