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  • 'How Long Will I Cry?' gives voice to cries in the wilderness

    "The only premise of the book was to just go out and listen." And the book, edited by Miles Harvey, who is quoted above, is remarkable. It's one of a kind, as far as I know -- "How Long Will I Cry?" -- the first publication of a newly formed nonprofit...
  • Deaf star of 'Tribes' wants theater world to listen

    Deaf star of 'Tribes' wants theater world to listen
    I've written several times about the issue of hearing actors playing the roles of deaf, or partially deaf, characters. That happens from time to time in Chicago, most recently at Profiles Theatre. The casting of a hearing actor in the role of a deaf...
  • 25 years for 'Too Much Light': Neo's reach goes far beyond Andersonville

    25 years for 'Too Much Light': Neo's reach goes far beyond Andersonville
    Some Chicago theater companies become important by growing to the point they become institutions — entities that hire actors, build subscriber bases, raise money for new buildings, that kind of thing. That's one form of influence. But what of that...
  • L.A. Theatre Works season to include Neil LaBute, 'Osage County'

    L.A. Theatre Works season to include Neil LaBute, 'Osage County'
    The new season at L.A. Theatre Works is scheduled to feature a roster of top-notch theater names, including Neil LaBute, Tracy Letts and David Auburn. In addition, actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater are to reprise their roles in Shakespeare'...
  • Jane Lynch's Glee for Edgy Roles Keeps Her in Demand

    Although she's best known as silver-tongued killjoy Sue Sylvester, a scheming cheerleader coach with a propensity for track suits on Fox's "Glee," Jane Lynch's range as an actress runs wide and deep. Her roots with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and...
  • Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months

    Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months
    As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the theater scene offers its own bountiful fall harvest. From heirlooms to hybrids, homegrown treats to intriguing imports, the list below highlights just a few of the toothsome possibilities on the...
  • 3 Playwrights Get $150,000 Each At Windham-Campbell Awards Ceremony

    Whenever playwrights get about a half million dollars to help their careers I think it’s a good day. And it was a great day this week at Yale’s Sprague Hall in New Haven when three playwrights -- among nine writers in all -- were the...
  • Joan Allen is back at Steppenwolf for 'The Wheel'

     Joan Allen is back at Steppenwolf for 'The Wheel'
    A Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member returning to Chicago to appear in a show at Steppenwolf is not typically big news. Why else have an ensemble? But the case of Joan Allen is different. Previews began Thursday for "The Wheel," a play by the...
  • Christopher Evan Welch: An actor who made an impression

    Christopher Evan Welch: An actor who made an impression
    We lost a sterling actor this week, an actor whose name was less familiar than his face or voice. But fame is many things: fleeting, relative, frequently a matter of chance. To those who knew his work on screen and on stage, Christopher Evan Welch wasn'...
  • 'Chicago P.D.' preview highlights Chicago's toughest

    'Chicago P.D.' preview highlights Chicago's toughest
    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...
  • Chicago theater openings for Sept. 20-26

     Chicago theater openings for Sept. 20-26
    Friday "4000 Miles": Kimberly Senior directs the drama by Amy Herzog about a grandmother and grandson. Through Oct. 20 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; $25-$75 at 847-673-6300 and northlight.org Saturday "The Wheel": Actress Joan...