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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Summer Theater Guide 2012: Our top 10 most-anticipated shows

    Summer Theater Guide 2012: Our top 10 most-anticipated shows
    A potential superhero awaits the unleashing of his powers. Tracy Letts mourns over Moscow. A Chicago disaster is revisited. A young man misses his appointment with Goldman Sachs. Oedipus hits the streets of Los Angeles. Hats fly on the Goodman Theatre...
  • Andre De Shields headed to Victory Gardens

    Andre De Shields headed to Victory Gardens
    The Broadway actor Andre De Shields is headed to do some extensive work at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater. The Fox Foundation announced Wednesday that  De Shields has been awarded $25,000 to support his work in Chicago on his experimental methodology,...
  • Jan Kallish leaving Victory Gardens

    Jan Kallish leaving Victory Gardens
    A Chicago theater that has seen a lot of staff turnover is going through more: Jan Kallish, the executive director of the Victory Gardens Theater, said Thursday that she is leaving the theater company, which operates at the Biograph Theatre in Lincoln...
  • Sandy Shinner no longer associate artistic director at Victory Gardens

    Sandy Shinner, the longtime associate artistic director of the Victory Gardens Theater, has been removed from that position, several sources with knowledge of recent developments at the non-profit Chicago theater said. In a telephone message, Shinner,...
  • Victory Gardens to stage new version of 'Medea,' set in Pilsen

    Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago said Thursday that it plans to end its current season with the world premiere of "Mojada," a new adaptation of the classical Greek tragedy "Medea" set in modern-day Pilsen.  It's the work of Luis Alfaro, the author of...
  • Winter agenda: Events for the season

    Winter agenda: Events for the season
    STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...