| 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...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Vin Scully not doing a Dodgers World Series would be like the pope not doing Christmas.
Yet, if the Dodgers make it that far, that's exactly what we will face. The most amazing broadcaster of all time, baseball's most charming diplomat for 64 seasons,...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Jun 19, 2010
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...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 7:45 PM
It is unbelievable that winterlike weather is setting in, and Thanksgiving has arrived, and Christmas will soon be here.
Thank God for all His wonderful blessings at this season.
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| 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...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 3:18 PM
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,...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 1:34 PM
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...