| May 9, 2013
| 4:00 PM
An indie movie about the making of an indie movie, "He's Way More Famous Than You" is the jittery spawn of "Living in Oblivion" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Halley Feiffer, playing a washed-up-before-her-time actress (named Halley Feiffer) who's...
| Sep 13, 2012
It's the details that stand out whenever a classic film is converted to 3-D.
With "Finding Nemo 3D," the shimmering sea surface, scratches on the lens of a diver's goggles and smudge marks Nemo the clown fish makes when he mashes his face up against...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 8:03 AM
Steppenwolf Theatre Company said Sunday that the National Theatre in London will produce Lisa D'Amour's "Detroit" in May, 2012.
This will not, though, be the Steppenwolf production of the play (as was the case in 2008 with Tracy Letts' "August: Osage...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 12:26 PM
"Detroit," the well-received new play by Lisa D' Amour that premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago last year under the direction of Austin Pendleton, will make its New York bow at Playwrights Horizons in that non-profit theater's 2012-13 season,...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:16 AM
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...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 6:52 AM
A production of Harold Pinter’s “The Birthday Party” directed by Austin Pendleton, a fresh staging of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Broadway hit “Good People,” a new play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, a remounting with a new...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 4:08 PM
A model facade of a lovely house — lights burning brightly in the little windows but located, alas, in a dull provincial town — now hangs high over the Steppenwolf Theatre stage. For anyone who saw "August: Osage County," the last great...
| May 4, 2012
Few realizations are as painful in life as the one that comes to a previously generous person, fallen on hard times and made suddenly and brutally aware that the quality of kindness among homo sapiens is neither reciprocal nor ubiquitous.
| May 21, 2012
| 12:31 PM
David Schwimmer, the Lookingglass Theatre ensemble member and movie and television star, will perform in the New York premiere of Lisa D'Amour's "Detroit," Playwrights Horizons announced Monday.
"Detroit" premiered in Sept. 2010 at the Steppenwolf...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 11:18 AM
The venerable off-Loop operation known as a the Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company has announced its 27th season.
The slate begins with Sam Shepard’s drama "Geography of a Horse Dreamer" in September (Carlo Lorenzo Garcia directs), followed by "a Mary-...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 9:34 AM
So many shows have opened in Chicago over the last three weeks, it's tough to keep them all straight. And he who hesitates can be lost. So let me use the space this week to sort out what you should be seeing right now. Let me say at the top that the...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 4:32 PM
An actor is never too good or too experienced to benefit from a week away at theater camp. Thatâs the premise behind the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, inaugurated in 2009 in the Wisconsin woods, where chosen actors get to spend a......