Windy City Playhouse, a new Equity theater in Chicago, announced the cast of its inaugural production, Deborah Zoe Laufer’s comedy “End Days,” on Monday.
At Uncharted Books in Logan Square, I am crammed in so tightly that my back is touching the spines of dozens of used books. I feel a dusty copy of L. Ron Hubbard’s “Dianetics” poking into my side and hope it’s not an omen. Sound equipment is being fidgeted with and a...
Next Theatre of Evanston has closed its doors and cancelled the rest of its 2014-15 season, artistic director Jenny Avery said in a letter sent this weekend to the actors and other theater artists who had been contracted to appear in upcoming shows.
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Given its inexorable associations with the glamorous Kennedy White House and such formidable but distant personas as Richard Burton and Julie Andrews, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's exquisitely scored "Camelot" now usually comes with a retro patina, a stiff echo of an age long gone.
Beginning Friday, Nov. 7, The Theater Loop with Chris Jones will become part of the premium digitalPLUS tier of ChicagoTribune.com.
On Tuesday, the Washington Post printed an impassioned letter from pianist Dejan Lazic, which began like this: "Dear Madam/Sir, It is hard to believe that almost four years after this article was published in your newspaper the contents of it still appear amongst top ten topics on google...
There are some dark moments, to be sure, in Conor McPherson's "The Night Alive" at the Steppenwolf Theatre. On Thursday night, Halsted Street delivered an extra one.
NEW YORK - In the fall of 2012, the world's most lucrative redheaded, pooch-loving orphan appeared again on Broadway, directed by James Lapine. Although it was never the box-office hit its producers had hoped, "Annie," starring Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan, ran for more than 14 months,...
Diedre Hall, the daytime TV actress who starred as Dr. Marlena Evans on “Days of Our Lives,” will perform in Hell In A Handbag Productions’ holiday benefit this year, the theater said on Thursday.
In a zombie story that never actually uses the word "zombie" — one of the more realistic decisions made here — playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury sticks a handful of survivors in an abandoned building and watches them squirm.
Richard "Dick" Schaal, a pioneer at the Second City comedy theater in Chicago, the former husband of the actress Valerie Harper and a familiar face from a plethora of character roles on movies and television, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda," died Tuesday at the Motion...
Saturday | "Women at War": Megan Carney's world-premiere play consists of interviews with women who've served in the U.S. military. Through Dec. 6 at Rivendell Theatre, 5779. N. Ridge Ave.; 773-334-7728 or rivendelltheatre.org
Once, when I was a young teenager and my parents were out of town, the baby sitter staying at our home looking after me — and, by extension, looking after Missy, our sweet if somewhat daffy rescue dog — made the careless mistake of leaving the gate open to our backyard. Missy got...
It was a three-and-half-hour marathon of songs — some indelible, some forgettable, all sharing at least one rarefied trait: Each appeared in a Tony Award-winning musical.
The Broadway-bound show "First Wives Club The Musical" has announced who will play its leading trio of spurned spouses: Faith Prince, Christine Sherrill and Carmen Cusack.
"Having people with disabilities is like having a new color as a painter to add to your palette," says choreographer Heidi Latsky. "How does that change the art, make it stronger? Incorporating people with disabilities forced me to look at dance in different ways than I had before."
The previously announced Chicago-area premiere of “Billy Elliot” will be joined by two plays and two musicals at Drury Lane Theatre during the 2015-16 season, the theater said Monday.
The New Colony, a storefront theater company known for its zany, ensemble-based work, will make The Den Theatre in Wicker Park its new home, the company announced Monday.
Chicago Dramatists, the city’s playwright-centric theater, named five new resident playwrights on Monday, bringing the company’s total to 35.