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  • Welcome to Printers Row!

    Welcome to Printers Row!
    Dear Members of Printers Row, What a nice ring to that phrase! On behalf of my colleagues here at the Chicago Tribune, I'm delighted to welcome you to this great new adventure: Printers Row. This is the first of your weekly newsletters, and a step in...
  • Goodman Theatre's upcoming season to highlight a Mary Zimmerman take on 'Jungle Book'

    Goodman Theatre's upcoming season to highlight a Mary Zimmerman take on 'Jungle Book'
    Mary Zimmerman will premiere her new stage-musical version of "The Jungle Book"in Chicago, as part of the Goodman Theatre’s 2012-13 subscription season, the Chicago theater announced. "The Jungle Book," a Goodman production enhanced by the...
  • Lyric sets world premiere of new opera based on Ann Patchett novel for 2015-16 season

    Lyric sets world premiere of new opera based on Ann Patchett novel for 2015-16 season
    Lyric Opera of Chicago has shied away from commissioning any new operas over the last decade, at a time when other major American opera companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera and Los Angeles Opera have...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago cast in L.A. for 'Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity'

    The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles is not only planning to stage Kristoffer Diaz's "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity," it says it will do so with two of the original Chicago leads: Usman Ally and Desmin Borges. First produced in 2009 at the...
  • Steppenwolf Theatre adds staffers

    Aaron Carter is the new literary manager at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Carter, also a playwright and a longtime player on the Chicago theater scene, served as literary manager of the Victory Gardens Theater for nearly four years. He was closely...
  • Chay Yew talks about his plans for making Victory Gardens grow

     Chay Yew talks about his plans  for making Victory Gardens grow
    For most of its 37 years of existence, Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater has been synonymous with, and run by, Dennis Zacek and his wife, Marcelle McVay. Beginning this fall, a new artistic director takes over at Victory Gardens, 46-year-old playwright...
  • 2011 FALL THEATER GUIDE

    2011 FALL THEATER GUIDE
    New theaters. Renovated playhouses. Hot dramas. Nervous new artistic directors. Stephen Sondheim and his “Follies.” A celebration of Stephen Schwartz, a dissection of Mark Rothko, and a look at the tragedy that befell the Amish of...
  • A new stage for South Coast Repertory

    A new stage for South Coast Repertory
    Being artistic director of a major regional stage company means you get to give everyone "notes" — theater lingo for putting in your two cents while a play is being readied. Being Marc Masterson, newly arrived as South Coast Repertory's artistic...
  • It's 'True Blood' versus Homer for Denis O'Hare

     It's 'True Blood' versus Homer for Denis O'Hare
    Life for Denis O'Hare has changed significantly. Vampires and their ilk took care of that. O'Hare has always worked as an actor, ever since graduating during an especially fertile period for Northwestern University and arriving on the Chicago theater...