| Nov 15, 2011
| 1:26 PM
"The Shakespeare Guide to Italy: Retracing the Bard's Unknown Travels"
Even as the film "Anonymous" questions the authenticity of the Bard from Stratford, a fascinating new book retraces Shakespeare's steps in modern-day Italy.
Richard Paul Roe, who...
| Nov 24, 2011
Canadian actor and stage director
John Neville, 86, a British-born Canadian actor and stage director who played the title role in Terry Gilliam's 1988 film "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" and had a recurring role in "The X-Files" TV...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Sunday night's installment of "The Walking Dead" on AMC had it all: zombie deaths, human deaths, a car wreck, new characters, a working bar, heated arguments and — to cap it all off — a song by Maryland-based blues-metal band Clutch.
| Oct 5, 2011
| 12:09 PM
Among Stephen Sondheim fans, it's already being called "the other 'Follies.'" When Gary Griffin and Chicago Shakespeare Theater began making plans for a major Chicago revival of the 1971 musical (book by James Goldman, music and lyrics by Sondheim)...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 2:09 PM
Stephen Ouimette, the distinguished Canadian actor known for his work at the Stratford Festival of Canada and for the cultish TV show "Slings and Arrows," has been added to the cast of Robert Falls' starry production of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 3:01 PM
The Startford Festival's production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" is headed to Broadway.
Des McAnuff's production will open at the Neil Simon Theatre on March 22, the Canadian festival announced on Tuesday. Prior to New York, the show will play a fall...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Ask William Shatner a simple question like, oh, "How are you?" and he comes back with, "I am reeking of vitality," a phrase that seems to sum him up pretty well, all things considered.
It has echoes of his youth as a Shakespearean actor in director...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:56 AM
Chicago-area fans of the Stratford Festival in Canada have a new and vastly more convenient way to fly to the popular theatrical destination. On June 14, American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will begin non-stop service from...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 9:00 AM
The Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada announced Saturday that Anthony Cimolino, its current executive director, will become its next artistic director.
Cimolino will replace Des McAnuff, the current artistic director, who is stepping down to...
| Nov 15, 2010
| 9:57 AM
| Oct 29, 2011
Who wrote Shakespeare? Sounds like "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?" Yet about 150 years ago, people on both sides of the Atlantic began asking how an otherwise obscure William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon could have crafted the most brilliant works...