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'Tis the season for sucking up at company holiday parties — or, as Frank, the central character in David Ives' "The School for Lies" would put it, this is prime time, baby, for "two-faced pestilential etiquette." Perchance you indulged in a little...
While most of her friends at Highland Park High School were still thinking of where they were going to study, Elana Ernst Silverstein already was booking the national tour of one of Broadway's biggest hits: "Mamma Mia!". And she had a bright future on the...
Step back, Scrooge. There's another Dickens hit in town — but only for a few days. Step lively if you want to snag a ducat before it departs. "Dickens' Women," first performed by star and co-creator Miriam Margolyes in 1989, closes out a...
As 2012 draws to a close, let's take a look back at the year in Chicago theater. January started with a roar — Klea Blackhurst doing Ethel Merman doing "Gypsy" at the Drury Lane Theatre. Twyla Tharp, an artist who refuses to stop reworking her...
An answer to a long-standing mystery finally was forthcoming today: What would the organization known as Chicago Muse do with the remaining proceeds from the sale of the Theatre Building Chicago, located at 1225 W. Belmont Ave., to Lukaba Productions?...
Tags: Music, Arts and Culture, Entertainment
Jason Danieley, who appeared on Broadway in "Candide," "Curtains" and as a replacement cast member in "Next to Normal," will star in Gary Griffin's upcoming Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of "Sunday in the Park with George." His co-star will be...
Few things are as pleasurable as sitting in a theater alongside those whose expectations are being well and truly exceeded. Such was the case on Navy Pier this weekend with director Rachel Rockwell's remarkably excellent 70-minute Chicago Shakespeare...
On Sunday afternoon on the lawn of the South Shore Cultural Center, some 700 people showed up for a remarkable new initiative: a Shakespearean production from a first-class company designed to remove two of the most formidable barriers to unleashing the...
Tags: Navy Pier, Arts and Culture
Apparently confronted by a plethora of riches in the past season of Chicago theater, the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee offered up not the traditional four or five nominees one finds at the Tony Awards, for instance, but a bevy of nominees for its...
NEW YORK — What with "Ghost,""Lysistrata Jones" and other wearying disappointments, the 2012-13 Broadway season hardly will go down as a banner year for new American musicals. Indeed, should the best-musical Tony Award go, at Sunday night's...
Two of the most accomplished productions in the history of Chicago theater — "Follies" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and "The Iceman Cometh" at the Goodman Theatre — shared top honors at the Joseph Jefferson Awards, presented Monday night...
Chicago Shakespeare Theater concluded its 25th season with an anniversary celebration gala June 11 at Navy Pier. More than 350 supporters were treated to an evening of fine dining, top-notch performances and the presentation of the second annual "Spirit...
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