| Dec 27, 2012
| 2:07 PM
For Chicago stage director Rachel Rockwell, 2012 began with the brood of Capt. von Trapp and ended with the little orphan girls of "Annie."
Be the kids proud Austrians or precocious New Yorkers, Rockwell knows how to wrangle the little darlings. Most of...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 9:01 AM
With Scrooge back under wraps, it's time for the 2013 winter theater season to begin in earnest. There's an especially strong slate of classical works opening between now and the end of March, but the offerings also are as diverse as ever. Among the...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 10:07 AM
TORONTO — Luminato, the festival of arts, culture and ideas that just concluded in Canada's largest city, has only been held for four years. But this citywide extravaganza already attracts a collective audience in excess of 1 million and spends...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 10:30 AM
Good theater can make the strange familiar. Great theater usually makes the familiar strange.
And for someone like me who has worked on Michigan Avenue for years, what is more familiar than the city of Chicago? A city one thinks one knows, having lived...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced casting for its upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's "Follies."
Hollis Resnik will perform the role of Carlotta (and sing "I'm Still Here") in director Gary Griffin's production. The...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 2:11 PM
"En route," the revelatory, four-star, sold-out performance experience staged on and through the streets of Chicago, will be extended through Sept. 17, Chicago Shakespeare Theater is slated to announce Friday.
The Australian originator of the piece, the...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 7:51 AM
When the new $46 million Goodman Theatre opened its doors on Dec. 11, 2000, with the inaugural performance of August Wilson's "King Hedley II," the Loop was beset by a blizzard. Ever cognizant of the political perils of Chicago snowstorms, Mayor Richard...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 12:43 PM
Chicago Shakespeare Theater said Wednesday that it will present the National Theatre of Scotland (which did "Black Watch") in an intimate production called "Long Gone Lonesome" at the Hideout, a neighborhood bar located at 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.
| Nov 6, 2011
| 4:12 PM
It was an afternoon to remember at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
In the same audience for the Sunday matinee of Gary Griffin's production of "Follies" were the much-awarded playwright David Henry Hwang, the British theatrical giant Sir Peter Hall and...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 2:39 PM
NEW YORK — For the Kennedy Center revival of “Follies,” a 1971 musical about a bittersweet showgirls' reunion on the eve of the demolition of their beloved old theatrical grind joint, the inside of Broadway's Marquis Theatre has been...