| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Second City director Matt Hovde had two guests onstage on a recent weekday afternoon at the UP Comedy Club, Nic Rouleau and Ben Platt — Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, respectively, from the Chicago production of “The Book of Mormon.”...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Stephen Anthony, the baby-faced star of Troika Entertainment's production of "Catch Me If You Can," will not be spending his whole career on the non-Equity touring circuit. This charming young performer has one of those light Broadway voices that offer...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Now that they both have landed TV series that require them to spend significant time on the West Coast, Broadway stars Sutton Foster and Andrew Rannells will be performing on stage together for the first time.
Foster and Rannells are scheduled to appear...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 5:16 PM
It’s been a long f--king wait--get it? “It’s About Time”?--but “Girls” finally returned for its season 2 premiere this week.
So what’s happening? In short, Hannah tries to distance herself romantically from...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 12:58 PM
As the youngest of the Mormon elders in "The Book of Mormon," Arnold Cunningham is a case study in well-meaning ineptitude and comic confabulations that hybridize Mormon theology with geek-culture signifiers from "Star Wars" and "Lord of the Rings"...
| 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...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Updated Nov. 20, 2012, 4:07pm CT ‘Tis the season when people's minds start turning toward the holidays! And during this stretch from Thanksgiving to New Year's, and everything in between, besides eating, shopping and making merry, another thing that...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:33 AM
When Joseph Smith Jr. published The Book of Mormon in 1830, he likely wasn't expecting that an outrageously profane musical that purloined his golden title would dominate the 2011 Tony Awards. Then again, he probably wasn't anticipating "South Park"...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:17 AM
If any show could make the case that you can have fun with absolutely anything in the oft-painful run of human experience — AIDS, genocide, genital mutilation, poverty, religion, "The Lion King" — then that show is "The Book of Mormon," the...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 12:20 PM
The Spanish Colonial interiors of the new comedy "The New Normal" evoke such romance -- the sculptural arches, the verdant courtyards -- that even those One Million Moms protesting the latest show from co-creator Ryan Murphy would swoon.
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:18 PM
No need to bone up on the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith before attending "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre. Just know that this exceedingly naughty, though in the end disarmingly nice, show is devised by the minds behind "South Park" and that...