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NEW YORK — There are shows that revive aging material through revisionism. And there are productions that prefer to celebrate the pull of nostalgia, especially when the songs are great. "Pippin," the brilliant Diane Paulus revival of the...
Despite the modest surroundings of the Karger Center in Highland Park, Jessica Redish, the founding artistic director of the Music Theatre Company, is doing a lot to fill the North Shore gap left by the now-defunct Apple Tree Theatre. Redish's new...
New theaters. Renovated playhouses. Hot dramas. Nervous new artistic directors. Stephen Sondheim and his “Follies.” A celebration of Stephen Schwartz, a dissection of Mark Rothko, and a look at the tragedy that befell the Amish of...
Scores of shows are opening in Chicago this fall. Here are 10 productions to anticipate with particular relish. 'Follies' Just a few weeks after the opening of the Broadway transfer of the Kennedy Center revival, Chicago director Gary Griffin stages...
— The fall on Broadway started early this year. And auspiciously. Transferring from the Kennedy Center in Washington, Eric Schaeffer's lush, raw and moving revival of "Follies," the classic 1971 musical by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim, set the...
At one of the key moments in "Snapshots" — the unusual new show at the Northlight Theatre celebrating and re-conceiving the remarkable music of Stephen Schwartz — we watch an older man, whose marriage is in crisis, watching his younger,...
Few shows are trickier to keep on the tracks than "Pippin," one of the mercifully limited number of Broadway musicals set in the eighth century. "Pippin," which dates back to 1972, is a truly singular combo of a coming-of-age story of a hippie-ish young...
Most people wandering down a tourist promenade such as Navy Pier and seeing a little sign advertising a daytime production of "Pinocchio" probably would expect a tawdry troupe of chirpy, collegiate-level actors performing "Hi Diddle Dee Dee" and...
Culture MonsterHugh Jackman, Aaron Sorkin and Stephen Schwartz are collaborating on a new Broadway-bound musical titled "Houdini," set for the 2013-14 season....
Show TrackerThursday’s Highlights: 'Parks and Recreation' on NBC...
Culture MonsterThe Reprise Theatre Company said Wednesday that it has pulled the plug on its February production of the musical "The Baker's Wife," citing weak overall ticket sales and donations. The company said it is contacting ticketholders to arrange for refunds....
Culture Monster'Jesus Christ Superstar' sets Mar. 22 opening date at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre, following a fall engagement at the La Jolla Playhouse....
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