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  • Go Away With ... Dan Lauria

    Go Away With ... Dan Lauria
    Though Dan Lauria has traveled to numerous destinations, the actor said he has never taken a proper holiday. "I've never taken a vacation," says Lauria, who is best known for playing Fred Savage's father on "The Wonder Years." "I've never been to Europe....
  • REVIEW: 'The Cryptogram' at Profiles Theatre Alley Stage ★★½

     REVIEW: 'The Cryptogram' at Profiles Theatre Alley Stage ★★½
    The Profiles Theatre production of "The Cryptogram" features a really great performance from Aaron Lamm, a seventh-grader at Wilmette Junior High School. People tend not to believe critics when they say that a kid was really great in a show. "Oh, he's...
  • Broadway's 'Curious Incident' Opening: Nobody Thought It Was a Good Idea

    The National Theater's stage adaptation of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" opened on Broadway to rave reviews Oct. 5, after a well-received London debut that led to a West End run and multiple Oliviers. Which is pretty funny for a...
  • John Lahr on 'Tennessee Williams'

    John Lahr on 'Tennessee Williams'
    Thirty-one years after his death and 70 years after his first Broadway hit, "The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams remains something of a mystery. Although his major plays — "Menagerie," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The...
  • Goodspeed To Present Workshop Testing 'Honeymooners' As Musical

    Goodspeed To Present Workshop Testing 'Honeymooners' As Musical
    "The Honeymooners" as a musical? The folks at Goodspeed are hoping it's a "Bang, zoom, straight to the moon" idea. The East Haddam-based theater, in association with Jeffrey Finn productions, will present a private workshop of a new musical based on the...
  • Fake food has supporting role in 'Smokefall'

    Fake food has supporting role in 'Smokefall'
    Dirt, paint, pencils and flower petals are not fit human fare, yet at least six times a week Catherine Combs appears to chow down on them during the Goodman Theatre's return engagement of "Smokefall" — and she still shows up for the curtain call...
  • Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79

    Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79
    Sheldon Patinkin, a crucial figure in the development of improvisational comedy in Chicago and a mentor to generations of American and Canadian comedians, as well as aspiring theatrical directors and other theater artists, died Sunday at the age of 79,...
  • REVIEW: 'Rest' at Victory Gardens Theater ★★½

     REVIEW: 'Rest' at Victory Gardens Theater ★★½
    The Idaho retirement community at the heart of "Rest," the new play by Samuel D. Hunter, who received a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" last week , is no place you want to spend your golden years. Granted, there are no druggies or winos, but it is...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • REVIEW: 'Season on the Line' at House Theatre ★★★

     REVIEW: 'Season on the Line' at House Theatre ★★★
    What the cult Canadian TV show "Slings & Arrows" did for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival — and for resident classical theaters in general — so Shawn Pfautsch's "Season on the Line" aims to do for small Chicago theater companies. The...