| Sep 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Manhattan Theater Club, the New York nonprofit theater company, will round out its Broadway season with "Airline Highway," the new play by Lisa D'Amour ("Detroit") that will premiere later this fall at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater.
Joe Mantello ("...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:52 PM
Written five years after Douglas Coupland popularized the demographic term “Generation X,” Kenneth Lonergan's “This is Our Youth” was, in its first blush of mid-1990s popularity, the quintessential slacker play.
| 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 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...
| 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
| 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,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:16 AM
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...
| 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 21, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Casting was announced on Tuesday for the world premiere of playwright Mona Mansour's "The Way West," a serio-comic play of frontier tales told by a modern downtrodden California mom, at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Directed by ensemble member Amy...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:47 PM
At once poetic, political, sad, funny, timely, complex and compassionate, Ike Holter's thrilling, beautiful new play "Exit Strategy" is the story of the desperate final days of a condemned, crumbling Chicago public school dreading its upcoming prom date...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:30 PM
NEW YORK — Why is James Franco, the world's most famous perpetual student, making his Broadway debut in a revival of that panting war horse "Of Mice and Men," a favorite of high school English teachers and Turner Classic Movies addicts?