| Oct 24, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Chris Jones is the chief theater critic for the Chicago Tribune. He has reviewed and commented on culture, the arts, politics and entertainment for the Tribune for 15 years.
Along with being the paper's chief voice on local and national theatrical...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Nina Arianda, the actress whose last stage role scored her a Tony in "Venus in Fur," will swing back to the stage with the Off Broadway bow of "Tales from Red Vienna" at Manhattan Theater Club.
Gotham nonprofit MTC brought "Venus" to Broadway --...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:16 PM
If you don't have tickets for Wednesday's sold-out concert by pianist Emanuel Ax, here's another cultural treat for arts lovers.
On Wednesday, Oct. 23, for one night only the musical "Merrily We Roll Along" will be screened in movie theaters.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Broadway legend Elaine Stritch delighted the Chicago International Film Festival audience of the new documentary, "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me," at AMC River East on Sunday afternoon by participating in a brief question and answer session after the credits...
| Oct 20, 2013
Have you seen AT&T's running-with-books TV commercial? Olympic marathoner Ryan Hall starts up “The Odyssey” audiobook on his smartphone and proceeds to listen and run for hours under a cloudless blue sky down a tree-lined country road, through...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Esau Pritchett (Broadway’s “A Free Man of Color”) plays Troy Maxson, the commanding father in August Wilson’s “Fences” at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, directed by Phylicia Rashad.
Also featured in the show,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Will Eno’s "The Realistic Joneses" which had its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre last year is heading to Broadway in the spring, but with only one of the original four cast members from the New Haven production.
Tony Award winner Tracy...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:02 AM
In "The North China Lover," Heidi Stillman's adaptation of Marguerite Duras' novel currently onstage at Lookingglass Theatre, a writer, M, recalls the early loves of her teenage years spent in French Indo-China. The romance that reverberates loudest...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:50 AM
The conductor flicks his wrists and the sultry sounds of the jazz age creep into the 21st century. Dancers slither from the darkness, loosening their bodies to the smooth rhythm.
On Oct. 9, Broadway’s “Chicago: the Musical” national...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
"Two and a Half Men" is a cash cow for CBS, but the network and creators Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn aren't the only ones benefiting.
"Men" star Ashton Kutcher leads Forbes' annual list of top-paid TV actors, having earned an estimated $24 million...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:37 PM
The lovable ogre was brought to life in a stage show - presented here as performed on Broadway - that won a Tony Award for its costume design.
The story goes back to the roots of the animated screen saga, detailing how Shrek (Brian d'Arcy James, "Smash"...