| Nov 23, 2011
| 1:49 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 2:29 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:13 AM
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...
| May 1, 2012
| 6:35 AM
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...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 2:47 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 3:19 PM
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...
| May 14, 2012
| 8:03 AM
"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....
| Oct 24, 2012
| 12:25 PM
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...
| May 23, 2012
| 1:38 PM
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...
| 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...