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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield reunite in Chicago supermarket

    Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield reunite in Chicago supermarket
    Chicago once again played host to a Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield reunion Saturday, just like it did when the two former boxing rivals appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2009. But rather than reunite in front of a live studio audience, they smiled and...
  • 'Book of Mormon' announces Chicago cast, including James Vincent Meredith

    'Book of Mormon' announces Chicago cast, including James Vincent Meredith
    NEW YORK — The Chicago cast of the satirical musical "The Book of Mormon" will feature Nic Rouleau, the current star of the Broadway company, in the central role of Elder Price, along with Ben Platt (known for his work in the movie “Pitch...
  • Dramas seem tailor made for screen, and that's problematic

    Dramas seem tailor made for screen, and that's problematic
    One of the downsides of our ascendant era of writerly TV drama — wherein networks are constantly luring away playwrights with big checks — is that new plays by young authors now often feel more like spec treatments or screenplays than juicy...
  • 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...
  • Following Garlin to some interesting places — because why not?

    Following Garlin to some interesting places — because why not?
    The comedian Jeff Garlin is never happy unless he actually starts his prepared material — well, what passes for his prepared material — at approximately the time his show was scheduled to end. Over two decades of reviewing his elongated...