| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:56 PM
With the holiday season upon us, the odds are good that some folks may be invited to a party, imbibe a bit too much spiked egg nog or eat a few bad mushrooms, pass out, and experience visions of surreal and bizarre events and characters dancing in their...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 11:04 AM
The Broadway season has not been kind to David Mamet. The playwright has seen his new drama "The Anarchist" close after less than a month while a highly touted revival of "Glengarry Glen Ross," starring Al Pacino, has earned unenthusiastic reviews....
| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:07 PM
We spoke with three actors in the Chicago company of “The Book of Mormon,” now at the Bank of America Theatre. James Vincent Meredith as Mafala Hatimbi
James Vincent Meredith is the ranking Chicagoan in the cast, a longtime Chicago stage...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Playwright Christopher Durang and director Bobby Lopez will be among those participating in an all-Yale concert presentation of Cole Porter's "Kiss me Kate," celebrating Porter's centennial of his graduation from Yale University in New Haven in 2013....
| Dec 21, 2012
| 5:38 PM
The last time the trio of Si Osborne, Lia D. Mortensen and Brad Armacost performed Brian Friel's "Faith Healer" in Chicago, they all were 18 years younger and working in a short-lived venue, the Turnaround Theatre, named, with a note of optimism, for...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 11:40 AM
“Forbidden Broadway” is fond of bringing funny to South Florida.
The revue that has been parodying Broadway musical since 1982 is landing twice here: Dec. 26-31 at Kravis Center in West Palm Beach and Jan. 4-5 at Aventura Arts & Cultural...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Most years, the last full week before Christmas is quiet — the best-of-the-year lists are already done, and the holiday perennials are up and running. Steppenwolf, which is not about to program "The Gift of the Magi," sometimes opens a defiantly...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:26 AM
It's time, dear reader, to raise a glass to Mick Napier, improv queen Susan Messing, wild Joe Bill, hard-toiling Jennifer Estlin, restless Mark Sutton and the Annoyance Theatre, which have, improbably, survived together for 25 years.
On Aug. 18, the...
| Aug 19, 2012
There's been a lot of beard news to comb through this summer: Egypt elected Mohammed Morsi, its first bearded president. In Ohio, the big news is a series of beard- and hair-cutting attacks by Amish people against fellow Amish. Meanwhile, entertainment...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 8:00 AM
When the national tour of "The Book of Mormon" lands in Los Angeles in September, a lottery for $25 tickets is to be held two hours prior to each performance at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
The Pantages announced on its website that lottery entries...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 6:00 AM
"The Book of Mormon" is releasing another 12-week block of tickets for its Chicago engagement. The new tickets, which go on sale Sept. 21, cover performances through June 2.
This is not expected to be the last "extension," although it remains an open...