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School is winding down and the days are stretching out, which is the perfect time for fun at the old ballpark, beach, street fair, and all the other seasonal frolics that Chicagoans dream about during the dreary winter months. But don't forget that...
Tags: Harry Houdini, Entertainment, Music, Noel Coward, Music Theater
A potential superhero awaits the unleashing of his powers. Tracy Letts mourns over Moscow. A Chicago disaster is revisited. A young man misses his appointment with Goldman Sachs. Oedipus hits the streets of Los Angeles. Hats fly on the Goodman Theatre...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Water Tower, Tony Awards, David Hare
5 - 6 a.m. The Saturday Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong 6 - 9 a.m. Mr. Fix-It with Lou Manfredini 6:50 a.m. Keep an eye on your little one - whether from the kitchen, the gym, your office or while on a trip! It's Saturday’s...
Mel Brooks' savvy producer Max Bialystock would never have closed down a hit show. But in Chicago, it happens all the time. The Goodman Theatre production of David Mamet's "Race" sold out its final weeks of performances, yet the show still closed with...
How important are pre-Broadway tryouts and dedicated Chicago productions to Chicago's cultural economy? Very. Especially since the business of touring theater has changed so very much. As Lou Raizin, Broadway in Chicago's savvy president, well knows,...
1939:Eugene O'Neill writes "The Iceman Cometh," an epic American play set in Harry Hope's New York bar. It premieres on Broadway in 1946. 1986: Brian Dennehy plays the lead in Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls' production of "Galileo," the...
Hartford CourantQuiara Alegría Hudes’s “Water by the Spoonful,” the 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Which was commissioned, developed and produced by Hartford Stage, will be published by TCG Books on Aug. 1. It will be quickly followed...
The New York-based actress (and Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member) Kate Arrington is joining the cast of Robert Falls' upcoming Goodman Theatre production of "The Iceman Cometh," the Goodman said Wednesday. The production of the Eugene O'Neilldrama...
Over a recent lunch, genial playwright Donald Margulies was wondering why it took so many years to get a foothold in Chicago. Margulies, who seemed genuinely quizzical on the subject, had a point. With the exception of a (to my mind) quotidian 2003...
Phylicia Rashad has signed on to direct a play called "Immediate Family," in a new commercial production to be staged this summer in rented space at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. The play, which is produced by Paul Boskind, Ruth Hendel and Stephen...
The Midwest is often accused of parochialism — and Chicago theater assumed to be preoccupied with dysfunctional American families. But there has been the distinct flavor of Africa in the air these last few weeks. Chicago theaters have offered a...
The Hartford CourantQuiara Alegria Hudes had no plans to write a trilogy after she completed her play, "Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue," which went on the be a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. Hudes went on to other projects, including the Broadway musical "In the...
Tags: Judaism, Entertainment, Music, Tony Awards, Religion and Belief
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