OPERA REVIEW: "Acteon" and "Le Jugement de Pan" at Haymarket Opera Company OPERA REVIEW: "Acteon" and "Le Jugement de Pan" at Haymarket Opera Company. The urge to breathe fresh contemporary life into forgotten musical gems from the late 17th century speaks directly to the artistic mission of Haymarket Opera Company.
Writers Theatre announced on Friday the cast of its upcoming new musical, “Days Like Today” inspired by the plays of Charles Mee, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and a book by Laura Eason. Eason’s recent work as a writer on the second season Netflix’s “House of Cards” has garnered national attention.
The Joyce Theater Foundation in New York City announced that it will honor Chicagoans David Herro and Jay Franke at its Spring Gala this year, a representative for the Foundation announced on Friday. The couple has been singled out for their “extraordinary support of American dance and, especially, arts education.”
Here were your theater-going options at Chicago's major theaters on Saturday, Feb. 15: At the Goodman Theatre, you could have seen either "Luna Gale" by Rebecca Gilman in the Albert space or "Buzzer" by Tracey Scott Wilson in the Owen. Show More Summary
After the scaled-back current season, the Victory Gardens Theater will return to full producing strength during the 2014-15 season — which features five shows, including two world premieres and the first Chicago production of plays by Samuel Hunter, Colm Toibin and Ayad Akhtar.
OPERA REVIEW: 'La Clemenza di Tito' at Lyric Opera of Chicago ???½ OPERA REVIEW: 'La Clemenza di Tito' at Lyric Opera of Chicago ???½ Mozart's penultimate opera, "La Clemenza di Tito," is now generally hailed as a masterpiece after languishing on the fringes of the repertory for the better part of the last century.
David Ives' "Venus in Fur," a hit Broadway show in 2011, is a very self-aware and theatrical study of the intersection of power and eroticism. It features a relationship between a director and an auditioning actress who rapidly strips down to her lingerie and who, when pushed, wields a whip to help her get what she wants.
Outside the Dublin airport, there's a savvy sign: "Welcome home," it reads. It's both balm for the weary Irish traveler and a pitch, both comforting and savvy, aimed at visitors who trace at least some of their ancestry back to the Emerald Isle.
"I had the dancers meditate for three hours a day. They hate me! I ask them to drop everything and sit still with eyes closed. Some boys snuck away as protest. But I persisted, and eventually they enjoyed it."
Jeffrey Fauver, the press representative for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, is leaving the high-profile Chicago theater at the end of the month.
Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company will produce the world premiere of a new play by Lisa D'Amour ("Detroit"), directed by Joe Mantello, during its 2014-15 season, the theater announced Wednesday.
THEATER REVIEW: 'Seminar' by Haven Theatre ???½ THEATER REVIEW: 'Seminar' by Haven Theatre ???½... If you have ever taken a writing workshop, Theresa Rebeck's slick and witheringly amusing "Seminar" is a show for you.
Heidi Kettenring will lead the kitty cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats” at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, playing Grizabella, the “Memory”-crooning glamor cat, representatives for the theater announced on Tuesday.
DANCE CARD: Though "jamming" might sound like a new street dance, it's actually a physics concept — equally applicable to traffic jams and vacuum-packed coffee — about particles whose states change under pressure, from liquid to solid and vice versa.
On Tuesday, Court Theatre announced the cast of its spring production of David Henry Hwang’s ("Chinglish") “M. Butterfly,” directed by Charles Newell.
"I remember when this neighborhood used to be rich white people," says comedian Adam Burke on opening night of the revamped "Lincoln Lodge" at Subterranean in Wicker Park. "Now it's all wealthy Caucasians." He's not the only one surveying the new digs. Show More Summary
Billy Zane, the actor best known for his work in the hugely popular movies “Titanic” and “Back to the Future” will star as Captain Von Trapp in the upcoming Lyric Opera of Chicago production of “The Sound of Music.”
Former Chicago improv comedian Jordan Klepper is the newest member of “The Daily Show’s” correspondent team, the Comedy Central show announced Monday.
THEATER REVIEW: "Leveling Up" by Steppenwolf for Young Adults ?? THEATER REVIEW: "Leveling Up" by Steppenwolf for Young Adults ??... In the moments before "Leveling Up," the new show by Deborah Zoe Laufer produced by the Steppenwolf for Young Adults program...