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Tribune theater criticI've never understood "Ragtime" detractors, even though there are legions of them, invariably eager to argue that history hasn't been kind to Garth Drabinsky's spectacular production. They're wrong. Especially from the current Broadway vantage point of...
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Tribune criticThe unprecedented Chicago production of "Wicked" will ring down its final curtain after its 1,500th performance at the Oriental Theatre on Jan. 25, 2009, show producer David Stone is expected to announce Wednesday. By the time they fly away, the witches...
Tribune theater criticThere's a new witch in town. Name: Ana Gasteyer. Resume: "Saturday Night Live," "Mean Girls," The Groundlings, Northwestern University. Sings: Pretty well. Acts: Very well. Comic timing: Priceless. In "Wicked," portraying flying green animal-rights...
Tribune theater criticThis story contains corrected material, published May 6, 2005. `It's a bit much, isn't it?" admits the Wizard of Oz in "Wicked," referring to an enormous metallic mask which bears a startling resemblance to Mr. Burns on "The Simpsons." But, he says, "you...
- At the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., a human skull sits in a place of honor. When the legendary Chicago improv guru Del Close died in 1999, he willed his cranium to the Goodman for use as a prop -- Close had poor Yorick specifically in mind....
Tags: Politics, Death, Goodman Theatre, Entertainment, Theater
Tribune theater criticWhat I love about Richard Chamberlain playing Ebenezer Scrooge is the idea that Charles Dickens' grasping, covetous old skinflint looks as if he just popped back to London after three weeks at a spa in Aruba. I'm not saying he looks fabulous. I'm saying...
The rebellion will have to wait a few months. "Masada," a musical drama about the mass suicide of Jewish rebels defying ancient Roman enslavement, has postponed its pre-Broadway Chicago tryout until February. Announced last year as a Shubert Theatre...
Tribune arts criticIn a major boost for Chicago tourism, Loop businesses and the Chicago theater community, the producers of the Broadway show "Wicked" are creating a dedicated Chicago company of the hit that will remain at the Oriental Theatre for months--and maybe even...
Tribune arts critic"Something has changed within me, something is not the same," sings the 'Wicked' girl with the pointy witch's hat, the magic powers and the pained, persistently green face. "I'm through with playing by the rules of someone's else's game." Even on an...
Tribune arts reporterLeaving a big hole in the upcoming Broadway in Chicago season, the previously postponed pre-Broadway tryout of the musical "Masada" now has been canceled entirely because of problems with theater availability in New York and a lack of funding. Inspired...
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