| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company had a very good New York morning Tuesday with three of its ensemble members scoring 2013 Tony nominations: Tracy Letts and Amy Morton for their work in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," also a Tony...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:02 AM
NEW YORK -- The Tony nominations announcement Tuesday morning brought good news to Christopher Durang’s dysfunctional-family tale "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" and the late Nora Ephron's period journalism weepie "Lucky Guy" with the two...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:41 PM
I smell a niche at Theater Wit, the multispace venue just a few blocks from the bars and eateries of Wrigleyville: the date-night show. Not a bad idea, given the locale.
Itamar Moses' "Completeness," wherein a pair of brainy graduate students almost...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 10:05 PM
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...
| Sep 14, 2012
Name a book that shaped you as a person, as a reader.
This book should be something you would call "a book that mattered" or "a favorite piece of literature."
I had to pick such a book the other day after being invited, along with a dozen other...
| May 28, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Under the Streetlamp
Saturday March 19
25 E. Galena Boulevard
The performance will raise funds for the Aurora Area...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 4:03 PM
Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts, indie film fave Parker Posey, Johanna Day (Edward Albee's "Peter and Jerry") and Glenn Fitzgerald (off-Broadway's "This") make up the cast for the world premiere of Will Eno's "The Realistic...
| Mar 26, 2012
Steppenwolf's third annual "Women in the Arts" luncheon March 12 highlighted the career of actress Julianna Margulies. Co-chaired by Carole L. Brown, Elizabeth Connelly, Nene Foxhall, Jan Melk and Donna La Pietra, the sold-out event at the JW Marriott...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 2:15 PM
The New York-based actress (and Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member) Kate Arrington is joining the cast of Robert Falls' upcoming Goodman Theatre production of "The Iceman Cometh," the Goodman said Wednesday.
The production of the Eugene O'Neilldrama...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:16 AM
Over a recent lunch, genial playwright Donald Margulies was wondering why it took so many years to get a foothold in Chicago.
Margulies, who seemed genuinely quizzical on the subject, had a point. With the exception of a (to my mind) quotidian 2003...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Etel Billig, the co-founder of the Illinois Theatre Center in Park Forest, an indefatigable pioneer of professional theater in the Chicago suburbs and a Chicago actress with decades of work on the city's leading stages, died March 28, after suffering a...