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  • 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...
  • A very full load of nominees for this year's Equity Jeff Awards

    A very full load of nominees for this year's Equity Jeff Awards
    Apparently confronted by a plethora of riches in the past season of Chicago theater, the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee offered up not the traditional four or five nominees one finds at the Tony Awards, for instance, but a bevy of nominees for its...
  • 'Macbeth' Reset As Vietnam Soldiers' Story At Long Wharf

     'Macbeth' Reset As Vietnam Soldiers' Story At Long Wharf
    Eric Ting respects superstitions, especially the one that says you can't say "Macbeth" aloud in a theater without dire consequences. ("The Scottish Play" is used instead.) "I think superstition is a powerful force," says the fate-conscious Ting,...
  • New hire from NYC at Victory Gardens

    New hire from NYC at Victory Gardens
    Victory Gardens Theater said Monday that it has hired Geoffrey Jackson Scott as its new director of new play development. Although he has a background in Chicago (he was associated with the old Roadworks Productions), Jackson Scott has spent the last...
  • With 'Ameriville,' a new artistic director makes a statement at Victory Gardens

    With 'Ameriville,' a new artistic director makes a statement at Victory Gardens
    The Chay Yew era at the Victory Gardens began in earnest Monday night with "Ameriville," an intensely politicized and energetic performance collage that starts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and ends up as a poetic indictment of all manner of...
  • At Hypocrites and Victory Gardens, two different ways to take charge

    At Hypocrites and Victory Gardens, two different ways to take charge
    Within 24 hours last weekend, I watched two artistic directors make their debuts at the artistic helm of two Chicago theater companies: Halena Kays at The Hypocrites and Chay Yew at the Victory Gardens Theater Company. Their opening salvos were striking...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Q&A: 'Sleepwalk with Me' star/co-director/co-writer Mike Birbiglia

     Q&A: 'Sleepwalk with Me' star/co-director/co-writer Mike Birbiglia
    Thanks to medication and spending every night in a sleeping bag, comedian Mike Birbiglia has his sleepwalking episodes under control. Well, except during times of intense anxiety—such as when he co-directs, co-writes and stars in a movie based on...
  • This comic's life, sans sleep, in 'Sleepwalk With Me' ★★★

    This comic's life, sans sleep, in 'Sleepwalk With Me' &#9733&#9733&#9733
    One night in a La Quinta motel room, comedian and storyteller Mike Birbiglia jumped through a second-story window while acting out one of his dreams, ending up in the hospital with a leg full of broken glass. Well, it's a living. Since then he has...
  • 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...