| Jan 12, 2014
Exit, Mr. Goodspeed
It's going to be strange not to see Michael Price in his office tucked away off the cozy lobby of the Goodspeed Opera House, sitting in his barber chair, holding court with guests during intermission. Or stationed at the bottom of...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Over and over, the negative reviews of "August: Osage County" have pulled variations on a sad theme, with various New York- and LA-based critics wrestling with the film without having seen, or read, the Tracy Letts play that came before it. Paraphrased,...
| Oct 8, 2013
Marguerite Duras' semi-autobiographical novel "L'Amant," or "The Lover," paints in many hues. It is a tactile portrait of the colors of Southern Indochina in 1929; it reminds us that not all colonialists were rich or powerful, complicating people; it...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Lookingglass Theatre ensemble member Tony Hernandez, currently appearing in “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip, had an unusual bit of audience participation on Thursday night, when Neil Patrick Harris took to his shoulders....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Chicago audiences have dipped their toes in various realms of aquatic theater before.
Think of director Mary Zimmerman's widely successful, Tony Award-winning stage adaptation of Ovid's "Metamorphoses," which originated in 1998 at Lookingglass Theatre...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:58 AM
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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Billy Crystal's autobiographical solo show "700 Sundays" is back on Broadway, performed by Crystal and directed by Des McAnuff. It will officially open Nov. 13 at the Imperial Theatre and run through Jan. 5, 2014. The show first debuted in 2004 at the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Extra! Extra! The "Newsies" are coming to Chicago!
Disney announced Wednesday that the Broadway musical about striking New York newspaper boys, a highly successful stage version of the flop movie, will have its much-anticipated national tour, replete...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:18 AM
The Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace has cast the Broadway veteran Karen Ziemba as Dolly Levi in its upcoming production of "Hello, Dolly!"
Ziemba has a Tony Award for her work in "Contact" and nominations for "Steel Pier," "Never Gonna Dance" and...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Very little casting is done in Chicago when big studio movies shoot here. Not significant roles, where the camera lingers on a person for more than a moment. It's a strange phenomenon considering the deep bench of acting talent in town, but every so often...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Every time Hugh Jackman's up there on screen, dining out on the rage stew that is the Wolverine, I think back to his Tony Award-winning performance as entertainer Peter Allen in "The Boy From Oz." It was a terrible musical but a wonderful Broadway turn,...