| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Chicago-based actress Molly Glynn, who was born and raised in Hartford, died Saturday after being struck by a tree while out cycling with her husband. She was 46.
She died after a tree fell on her while she was caught out bicycling during a storm on...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:35 AM
With the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee taking a leaf from the Tony Awards playbook, the nominations for this year’s Jeff Awards are to be announced live and in public by a celebrity — in this case, the actress Jane Lynch.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:48 AM
Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro is to be at the helm of Larry David's upcoming Broadway production, entitled "Fish in the Dark."
Shapiro is continuing her association with producer Scott Rudin. Rudin is also the producer of Shapiro's...
| 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
In an unexpected flurry of late summer activity, it was revealed that two Chicago theater companies are eyeing new homes in buildings that once were put to use by the city of Chicago. Chicago Children's Theatre, in residence at the Ruth Page Center for...
| 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 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 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...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 8:22 PM
The Tonys live...
8:22 p.m.: "Kinky Boots" was named best new musical, bringing its awards haul to six, the most of any production at the 67th annual Tony Awards. The musical, based on the 2005 British movie about a drag queen who saves a shoe factory,...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 9:20 PM
On a stunning Tony Awards night for Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, whose revival of “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” proved triumphant in more categories than expected, “Matilda,” the spunky, imported, heavily favored...