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  • Big acting, small expenditures in the storefronts

     Big acting, small expenditures in the storefronts
    Chicago's storefront theaters operate on very low budgets. They typically put together a season, or several seasons, on a budget far less than a single Broadway play. Yet, time and again, the artists who work within those confines ensure that audiences...
  • Real boys are hard to find on this island

    Real boys are  hard to find on this island
    William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" was required reading for every 12-year-old in the 1960s and 1970s, especially in the United Kingdom, since it dealt with British boys marooned on an island who descend into savagery and generally put on a very poor...
  • 'Scandal' star Bellamy Young: 'Drunk Mellie' scared me

    'Scandal' star Bellamy Young: 'Drunk Mellie' scared me
    Nearly a week after "Scandal" First Lady Mellie Grant got sloshed and told off her philandering husband, fans still are buzzing about "Drunk Mellie." Bellamy Young is happy to hear it, but she was initially terrified about delivering the moonshine-...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 2013 Equity Jeff Awards: 'Good People' and 'Sunday' are big winners

    2013 Equity Jeff Awards:  'Good People' and 'Sunday' are big winners
    The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Broadway drama "Good People," and its lead actress, Mariann Mayberry, emerged triumphant at the Joseph Jefferson Awards held at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace on Monday...
  • 'Belleville' ★★★½

    '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...
  • Edward Albee wins Tribune's top award for writing

    Edward Albee wins Tribune's top award for writing
    Edward Albee is known as a vaunted playwright. But really he's a relationship expert. For more than 50 years, Albee's work has examined the tenuous bonds that bring couples, friends and families together and the all-too-human mistakes that force them...
  • Actress Kate Arrington is always never the same

    Actress Kate Arrington is always never the same
    In Amy Herzog's "Belleville" at the Steppenwolf Theatre, Kate Arrington plays a troubled young woman named Abby who is married to a creep. At Abby's low point, she is literally forced to beg her suddenly terrifying husband for her own phone in order to...
  • Johanna Day Cast In Premiere of 'Oblivion' At Westport

    Johanna Day Cast In Premiere of 'Oblivion' At Westport
    Johanna Day (Broadway’s “Proof,” Yale Rep’s “The Realistic Joneses,” Hartford Stage’s “Peter and Jerry”) is featured in the cast of the world premiere of “Oblivion” by Carly Mensch,...
  • Could the movie version of 'The Book Thief' be a sleeper hit?

    Could the movie version of 'The Book Thief' be a sleeper hit?
    In what is shaping up to be a year full of splashy young adult film adaptations vying to be blockbusters -- including "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bone," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" -- the adaptation of...