| Mar 25, 2014
Raised in Chicago and now a resident of Los Angeles, Lucas Neff is best known to television viewers as Jimmy Chance, the young dad on the Fox series "Raising Hope" whose series finale is scheduled to air on Friday, April 4. And he's the first to admit...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Jeffrey Fauver, the press representative for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, is leaving the high-profile Chicago theater at the end of the month.
Fauver, 30, said this week that he intends to move to New York to pursue new opportunities as a press...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:45 PM
UPDATED MARCH 11 WITH FULL OBITUARY ... The men playing Ebenezer Scrooge changed over the years — William J. Norris, Tom Mula, Larry Yando — but not the man lighting the famous Dickensian sinner's pathway to redemption.
For the entire 36-year...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:12 PM
The Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced its 2014-15 season, the theater’s fifty-first.
First up in the Pamela Brown Auditorium is “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” (Sept 2 - 21) a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s comedy...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
From David Mamet's first expletive-laced success in the 1970s to the advent of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County" as one of the most acclaimed 21st century American dramas to date, drawing blood — and not always just figuratively — has been...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In Greg Pierce's "Slowgirl" at the Geffen Playhouse, 17-year-old Becky (Rae Gray) comes to visit her Uncle Sterling (William Petersen), who left the U.S. years earlier for Costa Rica.
She's freaked out by his primitive jungle lifestyle, which is...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin are the latest star actors to take a crack at Kenneth Lonergan's "This Is Our Youth," the 1996 play that has always attracted notable talent thanks to the depth, pathos and wit of its portrait of adrift, privileged post-...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:03 AM
James Franco is not just in Chicago for a poetry reading. The actor, who stars along with Chris O'Dowd in Anna D. Shapiro's upcoming Broadway production of "Of Mice and Men," actually is rehearsing here through the end of February, prior to the show's...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera (L-R) came to the Tribune Tower to be interviewed by Chris Jones for the Theater Loop blog, to talk about their new play at the Steppenwolf Theatre called, "This is Our Youth". It's a play that explores the...
| Jun 12, 2014
Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, founder and director of the Medical Program for Performing Artists in Chicago, was the physician actors, singers and musicians turned to when stricken with an injury or illness that threatened their craft.
When actor Steve...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Many a play deals with language and communication. There is always theatrical ore to be mined in the way people express themselves — or fail to — and how that can complicate so many things in life.
British playwright Nina Raine gives the...