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  • 'Memphis' knows how to have a good time

    'Memphis' knows how to have a good time
    Scurrying toward the exit of the Cadillac Palace Theatre on Tuesday night, I was atypically besieged by the delighted. "I hope," said one striking, determined woman, affecting a tone between deep worry and a mild threat, "that you liked this show as...
  • Deanna Dunagan to return to Chicago stage in 'A Little Night Music'

    Deanna Dunagan to return to Chicago stage in 'A Little Night Music'
    The Tony Award-winning actress Deanna Dunagan has been absent from the stage since her internationally acclaimed performance in Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County." Writers' Theatre said Thursday that she is coming back as part of the cast of the upcoming...
  • Director Michael Mayer on 'American Idiot,' the hazards of theater

     Director Michael Mayer on 'American Idiot,' the hazards of theater
    Ever since his smash hit "Spring Awakening," Michael Mayer has been one of Broadway's hottest, busiest and most distinctive directors. We spoke with Mayer about the tour of his Broadway production of "American Idiot," which opens Tuesday in Chicago, his...
  • 'Motown the Musical' to kick off tour in Chicago

    'Motown the Musical' to kick off tour in Chicago
    It's signed, sealed and soon to be delivered: "Motown the Musical" is to kick off its first national tour in Chicago next spring, with a 12-week engagement at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., from April 22 to July 13, 2014. "Why would I start...
  • 'Once,' 'Newsies' and Jessie Mueller score at 2012 Tony Award nominations

    'Once,' 'Newsies' and Jessie Mueller score at 2012 Tony Award nominations
    With the aptly named “Leap of Faith” unexpectedly snagging the contested fourth spot, the musicals “Once,“ “Newsies” and “Nice Work If You Can Get It” scored all-important 2012 Tony Award nominations in...
  • Deanna Dunagan cast in 'Other Desert Cities'

    The Goodman Theatre said Wednesday that Deanna Dunagan will appear in the role of Polly in the upcoming production of "Other Desert Cities," slated for January of next year. Dunagan, who will play the role currently played on Broadway by Stockard...
  • Looking ahead to the Tony Awards: An off year for musicals, but 'Once' deserves to win

    Looking ahead to the Tony Awards: An off year for musicals, but 'Once' deserves to win
    NEW YORK — What with "Ghost,""Lysistrata Jones" and other wearying disappointments, the 2012-13 Broadway season hardly will go down as a banner year for new American musicals. Indeed, should the best-musical Tony Award go, at Sunday night's...
  • At UP Comedy Club, comedy veteran Andrea Martin takes audience down merriment lane

    At UP Comedy Club, comedy veteran Andrea Martin takes audience down merriment lane
    "I'm gonna try out some material," Andrea Martin said Friday night at Second City's UP Comedy Club, declaring herself thrilled to be back for the weekend at the institution that, via its Canadian branch and SCTV spinoff, launched her career long ago....
  • Goodman announces 'Desert Cities' casting; cancels a 'Sweet Bird'

    The Goodman Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming production of "Other Desert Cities," directed by Jon Robin Baitz. Tracy Michelle Arnold will play Brooke Wyeth (the role originated on Broadway by Rachel Griffiths); the Tony Award-winning...
  • Summer Theater Guide 2012: Our top 10 most-anticipated shows

    Summer Theater Guide 2012: Our top 10 most-anticipated shows
    A potential superhero awaits the unleashing of his powers. Tracy Letts mourns over Moscow. A Chicago disaster is revisited. A young man misses his appointment with Goldman Sachs. Oedipus hits the streets of Los Angeles. Hats fly on the Goodman Theatre...
  • Drury Lane has its Dolly

    Drury Lane has its Dolly
    The Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace has cast the Broadway veteran Karen Ziemba as Dolly LeviĀ 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...