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  • Rous named Virginia Symphony conductor

    Benjamin Rous has been selected as the new associate conductor of the Virginia Symphony. His first assignment here will be conducting the symphony's free outdoor pre-season concerts in August-September. As associate conductor, he'll be responsible for...
  • 'Lilka Kadison' is possessed by the supernatural

    About halfway through "The Last Act of Lilka Kadison," the final show of the 2010-11 season at the Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre, I found myself reflecting on the deep perils of dramatizing the memories of older folk. It's a tempting perennial,...
  • '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...
  • New ice show a blitz of sensations at Busch Gardens

    New ice show a blitz of sensations at Busch Gardens
    There's no kitchen sink in "Iceploration," the new ice-skating show at Busch Gardens in Tampa, but it wouldn't be that surprising. The show throws a lot at you. The production features a dozen ice skaters (including one that takes flight), life-size...
  • 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...
  • About Face charts a new century of gay life in Chicago

    About Face charts a new century of gay life in Chicago
    Philip Dawkins' ambitious, substantial and deeply impressive new play, "The Homosexuals," begins with a disaster: Catherine Zeta-Jones winning the Tony Award. "For singing," spits out Peter, one of the group of gay Chicagoans whom this play follows...
  • Simple storytelling comes fully alive in 'War Horse'

    Simple storytelling comes fully alive in 'War Horse'
    When the National Theatre of Great Britain's majestic, magnificent adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's "War Horse" opened at New York's massive Lincoln Center — on its way to five Tony Awards, sold-out houses, and a 21-month run — one had an...
  • On the block, Joseph Jefferson III

    The famed John Singer Sargent portrait of the actor Joseph Jefferson III, currently owned by the financially strapped Players Club of New York, is on the block, New York Post columnist Michael Riedel reports today. According to Riedel, the painting is...
  • Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68
    Marvin Hamlisch, the composer of "A Chorus Line" and a prolific Broadway and Hollywood figure known for his accessible, toe-tapping melodies, thick glasses, love of silky strings and ebullient if nerdy personality, died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age...
  • A very full load of nominees for this year's Equity Jeff Awards

    A very full load of nominees for this year's Equity Jeff Awards
    Apparently confronted by a plethora of riches in the past season of Chicago theater, the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee offered up not the traditional four or five nominees one finds at the Tony Awards, for instance, but a bevy of nominees for its...