| 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...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Seanachai Theatre Company announced its 2014-15 season on Tuesday, while also saying that it will no longer be called Seanachai Theatre Company. The theater’s new monicker is Irish Theatre of Chicago. It’s a bold change for the twenty-year-old...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Bruce Norris' new comedy "The Qualms," which opens on Sunday night at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, will play Playwrights Horizons in New York in 2015, a representative for the off-Broadway theater said 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...
| 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......
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"The Qualms," the new play by Pulitzer winner Bruce Norris ("Clybourne Park"), has locked in a New York run at Off Broadway's Playwrights Horizons just ahead of the opening night of the show's world premiere run in Chicago.
Playwrights Horizons was the...
| 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-...
| 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 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,...