| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:20 PM
"Once," the beautiful Broadway musical based on the 2007 movie starring Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, finally arrives in Chicago next week; the stand at the Oriental Theatre is the first big-city stop for the first national tour, which is working...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:33 AM
In Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's 1978 musical, "Evita," the young Eva Duarte aspires to a life beyond her lowly upbringings only to become overtaken by her own ambition. The sung-through show wonders aloud whether the Spiritual Leader of Argentina...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:57 AM
In 1978, before the merger of show business and politics was complete, it was still possible to build a show with the shocking premise that a working-class actress with a body and a dream could seduce a military leader and an entire nation. Tim Rice and...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Don't look for Caroline Bowman to play Cruella de Vil or the first female Scar on Broadway any time soon.
Bowman currently is Eva Peron in the Equity-cast national tour of the Broadway revival of "Evita," that Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical...
| Sep 6, 2013
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the theater scene offers its own bountiful fall harvest. From heirlooms to hybrids, homegrown treats to intriguing imports, the list below highlights just a few of the toothsome possibilities on the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The fall theater season of 2013 is already very much underway. From the scores of intriguing possibilities, here are 10 Chicago shows, opening between now and the holidays, that sound especially juicy. They're listed in alphabetical order; date ranges...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:27 PM
There will come a day when regional theaters — and then colleges and even high schools — will be fighting over the rights to "Wicked." But there is no evidence that day is coming any time soon.
On Oct. 30, the phenomenally successful...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:13 AM
The producers of "Riverdance," the massively successful Irish dance extravaganza, have announced that Chicago will host the United States premiere of their newest endeavor, "Heartbeat of Home," a new show that will fuse Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban dance...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Complete casting was announced for movie-turned-musical "Big Fish," which will transfer to Broadway with its two leads in tow.
Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz ("Dead Accounts") and Tony nominee Kate Baldwin ("Finian's Rainbow"), who starred in the recent...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The touring production of "Ghost The Musical," a show that did reasonably well in London's West End and then came and went quickly on Broadway after being savaged by critics, is coming to Chicago.
"Ghost," which is based on the 1990 movie, will play the...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Four years now have passed since the great Arthur Laurents directed "West Side Story" in its last Broadway revival, a production that sparked some absurd controversy by attempting to instill the notion that veracity would be enhanced if the Sharks...