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  • Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months

    Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months
    As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the theater scene offers its own bountiful fall harvest. From heirlooms to hybrids, homegrown treats to intriguing imports, the list below highlights just a few of the toothsome possibilities on the...
  • Musicals to 'LeapFest,' 41 more shows for your summer

    Musicals to 'LeapFest,' 41 more shows for your summer
    Just when you thought it was safe to get out of your house and into the long-delayed sunny season, Chicago theaters of all sizes unleash some of their most promising offerings of the year. When you're ready for a break from the beach and the ballpark,...
  • From gypsies to Mormons, the big stories of 2012

     From gypsies to Mormons, the big stories of 2012
    As 2012 draws to a close, let's take a look back at the year in Chicago theater. January started with a roar — Klea Blackhurst doing Ethel Merman doing "Gypsy" at the Drury Lane Theatre. Twyla Tharp, an artist who refuses to stop reworking her...
  • What gives with the shorter theater seasons?

    What gives with the shorter theater seasons?
    Traditionally, Chicago's nonprofit theaters view the first production of the autumn season, usually in late September or early October, as the tent pole of their artistic marquee. It's a chance to unveil something artistically challenging and...
  • In Pulitzer, seeing American drama's Chicago footprint

    In Pulitzer, seeing American drama's Chicago footprint
    On Monday, Ayad Akhtar, author of the terrific play "Disgraced," which began life at the American Theater Company in Chicago, won the Pulitzer Prize in drama. He beat out writer Amy Herzog, who was a finalist. Others regarded as likely candidates for...
  • 'Louder Than a Bomb' still crackles with young poets' ideas

    'Louder Than a Bomb' still crackles with young poets' ideas
    Last week, in a valiant effort and one that deserves to be applauded, the mayor and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas took the point in an effort to raise money to expand the at-risk youth basketball program known as Windy City Hoops. “For me, as a...
  • It's a new era at Victory Gardens — what do the folks in the seats think?

    It's a new era at Victory Gardens — what do the folks in the seats think?
    The regulars at Victory Gardens Theater are theater-going people. A number of subscribers say they hold season tickets to six to eight different theaters all over town — and have for decades. Many of them also feel a longtime affinity for Victory...
  • Sighting: Tom Hanks, LeAnn Rimes, Jimmy Buffett, Jeremy Piven at RL

    Sighting: Tom Hanks, LeAnn Rimes, Jimmy Buffett, Jeremy Piven at RL
    While in Chicago promoting his upcoming film, "Larry Crowne," Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson visited RL in the Gold Coast Thursday and Friday. Country singer LeAnn Rimes and husband Eddie Cibrian had brunch at RL Sunday. Cibrian is filming NBC's...
  • The remnants of Riverview

    The remnants of Riverview
    When Russ Hencinski looks out of his classroom window at Lane Tech High School, the science and astronomy teacher sees a strip mall with a Jewel-Osco grocery store and other smaller shops. But in his mind's eye, Hencinski can conjure up an image of the...
  • 'Ameriville' now a union show at Victory Gardens

    Maria Somma,  a spokeswoman for the Actors' Equity union in New York, said Friday morning that the Victory Gardens Theater production of "Ameriville" was now being produced under an Equity contract. Cathy Taylor, a Victory Gardens spokeswoman, confirmed...
  • New season, era at Victory Gardens

    Victory Gardens Theater has announced its 2012-13 season, the first under new artistic director Chay Yew and featuring several directors making their debuts at this long-standing Chicago company. The 2012-13 begins with the Chicago premiere of...