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  • 'Belleville' ★★★

    'Belleville' ★★★½
    Amy Herzog's play "Belleville" begins with a young American in Paris arriving home in the middle of the day to find her husband, the husband she thought was at work as a junior physician, sitting at his computer, consuming pornography. This ironically...
  • William Petersen to return to Steppenwolf stage

    William Petersen to return to Steppenwolf stage
    William Petersen, the actor with longtime roots on the Chicago stage, is to appear this summer at the Steppenwolf Theatre in a two-person show about a teenager and her reculsive uncle in Costa Rica. Titled "Slowgirl" and penned by Greg Pierce, it will...
  • Steppenwolf gala nets $1.1 million

    The Steppenwolf Theatre Company said Thursday it raised $1.1 million at its annual gala last Saturday — for its artistic, educational and community programming. Items at the live auction including opening-night tickets to the upcoming Broadway...
  • A tricky maze of dividing right from wrong

    A tricky maze of dividing right from wrong
    When death comes for me — and, as Markus Zusak's novel, "The Book Thief," makes very clear, death surely is coming for us all — I wouldn't mind if he were played by Francis Guinan. Guinan, an ensemble member at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company...
  • When our heroes are revealed to be flawed ...

    When our heroes are revealed to be flawed ...
    In the movie "Flight," for which Denzel Washington scored an Oscar nomination, a brilliant pilot successfully lands a catastrophically damaged plane, saving scores of lives, even though this captain was high as he sat behind the throttle. To some degree,...
  • Tonys 2013: 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' wins best revival of a play

    Tonys 2013: 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' wins best revival of a play
    "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s 50th anniversary restaging of Edward Albee’s drama, was named best revival of a play at the 67th Tony Awards, presented Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall. Directed by...
  • Tomorrow looking bright for 'Annie'

    Tomorrow looking bright for 'Annie'
    Everyone's first "Annie" should be at a venerable venue like the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, which opened for business in 1931, right when "Little Orphan Annie" mania was at its peak. The historic theater on the Fox River was built just one year after...
  • How TV shapes the Tony Awards, plus our predictions

    How TV shapes the Tony Awards, plus our predictions
    Ever since the first national TV broadcast in 1967 of the Tony Awards, then its 21st year, a delicate dance has been tapped out between the handing out of trophies for artistic theatrical worthiness and the entertainment of the ever-fickle folks at home....
  • 'Head of Passes': A family's trials, inspired by Job

    'Head of Passes': A family's trials, inspired by Job
    Despite his humility and regard for God's rules, Old Job has a rough time in his book. The fire of God burns up his sheep, and his oxen are carried off by raiders, but that's just livestock. He gets boils on his head, but that's just an affliction of...
  • Steppenwolf Theatre producer heads to Redmoon

    In a shuffling of artistic staffs, Rebecca Rugg, recently a producer at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, is heading to Redmoon Theater, where she'll work on that recently re-energized company's Great Chicago Fire Festival. The Great Chicago Fire...
  • Chicago-style 'Virginia Woolf' cuts deep on Broadway

    Chicago-style 'Virginia Woolf' cuts deep on Broadway
    NEW YORK - In an unusual throwback to how Broadway operated when Edward Albee's booze-soaked George and Martha first prowled the boards in 1962, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's naturalistic, emotionally intense, Chicago-style take on “Who's Afraid...