| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Billie Letts, the mother of the Chicago playwright Tracy Letts, died on Saturday in her home state of Oklahoma, according to reports in the Tulsa World and other sources.
Letts, who was 76, was a highly regarded novelist (as well as a teacher and...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Look! Here's the recent high school graduate Tavi Gevinson swinging from a crab apple tree in her Oak Park backyard — as photographed by Annie Leibovitz and published in Vanity Fair. Look! Here's Tavi Gevinson lying on her single, teenager's bed...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Northbrook resident Denise Wasserman, a former elementary school teacher, has home-schooled her two daughters, but this fall the older one will join a handful of students in the inaugural freshman class at the G. K. Chesterton Academy of Chicago, which...
| Jul 2, 2014
We went to see "This Is Our Youth" at the Steppenwolf Theater Company last night. It stars Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson and Kieran Culkin, and I wondered, despite Chris Jones' positive review, whether we weren't in for a bit of......
| Sep 11, 2014
| 3:30 PM
NEW YORK — In its home base of Chicago, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's studiolike production of Kenneth Lonergan's closely observed and emotionally potent “This Is Our Youth” was an intimate, immersive affair. With the audience seated...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 9:27 AM
To be an actress with red hair — and Molly Glynn was so gifted — is to constantly find your name attached to adjectives like "fiery" or "feisty" after even the most minor display of independence or spunk. Glynn, who was fond of red sweaters,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Chicago theaters all over the city will dim their lights on Thursday in memory of WGN radio personality Roy Leonard and actors Molly Glynn and Bernie Yvon, all of whom died last week.
The theaters, including the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced the lineup for its sixth annual Garage Rep, the theater’s yearly repertory of local storefront work, on Tuesday. The three participating theaters include Cold Basement Dramatics, Pride Films and Plays and Red...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Cooler temperatures and changing leaves might cue the chants of “wait until next year” for Chicago baseball fans, but for theater lovers it's a whole new ballgame. Below are just a few promising names on this fall's roster of shows.
| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Griffin Theatre Company announced its spring production on Thursday, Lanford Wilson’s “Balm in Gilead.”
Jonathan Berry, currently assisting Anna D. Shapiro on the Broadway mounting of “This Is Our Youth,” will direct the...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 8:50 AM
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of "Airline Highway" by Lisa D'Amour is to move to Broadway after its Chicago engagement. Joe Mantello directs both in Chicago and New York.
"Airline Highway," a play about life on and around a seedy New...