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  • 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...
  • How the West was fun: John Lehr of Hulu's 'Quick Draw'

    How the West was fun: John Lehr of Hulu's 'Quick Draw'
    John Lehr and Nancy Hower didn't know a lot about Westerns when they embarked on writing their new Hulu comedy, "Quick Draw." But they dug up comedy gold while researching the Old West. "It's amazing the stuff that never made it into the Westerns because...
  • Behind the scenes at Divvy headquarters

    Behind the scenes at Divvy headquarters
    There are no signs or banners on this nondescript industrial warehouse in West Town to indicate that the 18,000-square-foot structure is headquarters for what could soon become the largest commuter cycling system in the country. "It's intentional,"...
  • Why Chicago loves Italian beef sandwiches

    Why Chicago loves Italian beef sandwiches
    There are things, for all time, which are decidedly the essence of Chicago: the Belushis, Michael Jordan, The Second City, thick-fingered Old-Style-drinking dudes who pronounce the word sausage as "saah-sidge," the Sears—err, Willis—Tower, hot...
  • Video: A puppet performs with Second City

    Video: A puppet performs with Second City
    On October 26, an ornery puppet named Moses from Blind Summit Theatre’s “The Table,” which recently concluded an acclaimed stint at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, took to another one of Chicago’s famous stages — The Second City...
  • Chicago's Robert Townsend talks Cosby, Second City and a 1-man show

     Chicago's Robert Townsend talks Cosby, Second City and a 1-man show
    Here's something you may not know about Bill Cosby. "He orders lunch for everyone," Robert Townsend said when I reached him in Los Angeles by phone. "Usually somebody like a production assistant does that. But he will call the restaurant himself and...
  • 25 years for 'Too Much Light': Neo's reach goes far beyond Andersonville

    25 years for 'Too Much Light': Neo's reach goes far beyond Andersonville
    Some Chicago theater companies become important by growing to the point they become institutions — entities that hire actors, build subscriber bases, raise money for new buildings, that kind of thing. That's one form of influence. But what of that...
  • Top 10 shows that live on: Best Chicago theater of 2013

    Top 10 shows that live on: Best Chicago theater of 2013
    The year in Chicago theater produced some gorgeous new plays, a stunning revival of one of the most important dramatic works ever penned by a Chicagoan and any number of intimate encounters with matters of import, not the least being the problem of gun...
  • 'Hip hop conservative' congressman faces arraignment on drug charge

    'Hip hop conservative' congressman faces arraignment on drug charge
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Trey Radel, a first-term Republican from Florida, faces arraignment in a Washington court Wednesday morning after being charged with possession of a controlled substance, according to court documents. Radel was arrested on Oct....
  • The Crowd: SCR takes center stage at gala

    The Crowd: SCR takes center stage at gala
    There was a time, not many years ago, when Orange County was the cultural stepchild of Los Angeles. Boy, have things changed. Today, on many fronts, the O.C. leads the charge in such areas as the performing arts, visual arts, healthcare and scientific...
  • Chicago Closeup: Jeff Garlin, improvised outlaw

     Chicago Closeup: Jeff Garlin, improvised outlaw
    It took the cringe-humor masterpiece of HBO's long-running "Curb Your Enthusiasm" to finally give Chicago-style improv a measure of TV legitimacy. The easygoing yin to Larry David's irascible yang, Second City alum Jeff Garlin carries that same approach...