| Jun 30, 2011
| 12:12 PM
Just as the sun starts coming out in Chicago, so do a couple of terrific new plays.
The Goodman Theatre is just completing a season dominated by ambitious world premieres: "Stage Kiss" from Sarah Ruhl, "Mary" by Thomas Bradshaw, "El Nogalar" by Tanya...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 10:02 AM
Theater Wit, a small Equity company on Chicago's North Side, has announced its 2012 season.
There are no shows this fall. In January, Kimberly Senior will direct "The North Plan," a dystopian drama by Jason Wells that was first seen at the Steppenwolf...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 11:01 PM
Jeffrey Sweet lives in New York, but he's a Victory Gardens playwright and a man long compelled by the history of Chicago theater. So he said this week that he plans to bring his current hit from the New York Fringe Festival to town. Briefly, for now. ...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 3:10 PM
"Traces," the circus show that impressed at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago last winter, is getting an off-Broadway run. The show will open in August at the Union Square Theatre in New York. It's the work of the Montreal-based 7 Fingers; Fox Theatricals...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 9:30 AM
Jessie Mueller, the versatile musical-theater actress known for her work at the Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook and the Goodman Theatre, appears headed for Broadway in "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," starring Harry Connick, Jr.
| Sep 22, 2010
Though Alex North ushered in a completely new sound in American film music, he wasn't a Young Turk when he arrived in Hollywood 60 years ago to pen the groundbreaking jazz-influenced score for "A Streetcar Named Desire."
He was nearly 40 at the time,...
| Mar 13, 2011
After four weeks of runway shows parading designers' visions for this coming fall and winter, here's what retail buyers — who will bring the looks home to you — are saying.
Amanda Brooks, fashion director, Barneys New York
The season's big...
| Mar 13, 2011
Distilling dozens of designer collections isn't easy. But after a month-long cavalcade of fashion weeks in the style capitals of Paris, Milan, London and New York, here goes — our picks for the fall-winter 2011 season's top five trends.
| Nov 8, 2010
There is a classic Jill Clayburgh scene in Paul Mazursky's "An Unmarried Woman," the 1978 film the actress will be remembered for most in a career that kept her busy with work nearly until her death on Friday. She's walking down a crowded New York City...
| Sep 5, 2010
New York Review Books: 560 pp., $17.95 paper
In 1941, a doctor told Georges Simenon that he had two years to live. The famously prolific author eventually learned the diagnosis was wrong (he died in 1989), but the...
| Oct 23, 2010
'Project Runway' co-host and style expert Tim Gunn shares his style tips and shows off the fall line of Lucky Brand Jeans, SoCal gone global with an emphasis on pattern and texture mixing, cold-weather pieces (sweatsuit alternative!) and versatility. To...