| Jun 29, 2010
| 9:00 AM
| Apr 9, 2011
| 9:53 AM
Sidney Lumet, the award-winning director of such acclaimed films as "Network," "Serpico," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "12 Angry Men," has died. He was 86.
Lumet's death was confirmed Saturday by Marc Kusnetz, who is the husband of Lumet's stepdaughter,...
| May 8, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Darko Tresnjak, a theater director known for his work with Shakespeare, world classics and the rediscovery of neglected plays, is expected to be named the new artistic director of Hartford Stage when the board votes Monday morning. He will succeed Michael...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 12:54 PM
In the waning days of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, David T. Little's military-themed song cycle Soldier Songs — performed by the baritone David Adam Moore — is at Yale's Iseman Theater June 23-25 (1156 Chapel St. $25; 888-736-...
| 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 5, 2011
| 1:43 PM
Three months ago, I met a woman who I'm really into physically, emotionally and mentally. She's someone I could see myself with. Problem is, when we started having sex, she insisted on a condom for birth control. I haven't worn one in probably eight or...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 9:33 AM
"Well, let's be honest," said Timothy Douglas, over a coffee in Evanston the other day. "There aren't many people who look like me running theater companies that look like Remy Bumppo."
Douglas, the new artistic director of that very Chicago company, was...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 10:38 AM
In The CW's new drama, "Ringer," Kristoffer Polaha plays Henry Butler, a struggling writer who is frustrated with his career and his marriage. To complicate matters, Henry is having an affair with his wife Gemma's (Tara Summers) best friend, Siobhan...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 3:26 PM
The Artistic Home is moving to Stage 773. The small Chicago theater company said Thursday that it will stage its entire 2011-12 season at the larger theater, beginning in October with Eugene O'Neill's "A Touch of the Poet." (Oct. 2 to Nov. 6 at Stage...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Bringing "Fela!" to Broadway was astonishing to producer Stephen Hendel.
Having the show go to London where the National Theatre produced the musical in repertory with "Hamlet" (and later filmed for "NT Live!" HD broadcasts) was amazing.
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town.