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  • John Cunningham, Jordan Lage in "Ride The Tiger" At Long Wharf Theatre

    John Cunningham, Jordan Lage in "Ride The Tiger" At Long Wharf Theatre
    John Cunningham is Joe, Douglas Sills is John and Jordan Lage is Sam in William Mastrosimone's new play, "Ride the Tiger" slated for New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre. And if you want to assume they're Joe Kennedy, JFK and mobster Sam Giancano, well, there...
  • Confronting artist Kara Walker

    Confronting artist Kara Walker
    Kara Walker will be difficult. This gets whispered to you by enough people in the art world and you start to believe it: She's humorless! Confrontational! Intimidating! David Mamet intimidating! And this week, before the Thursday opening of “...
  • Shia LaBeouf quits Broadway play over 'creative differences'

    Shia LaBeouf quits Broadway play over 'creative differences'
    Shia LaBeouf won't be making his Broadway debut this season after all. The 26-year-old actor has quit the upcoming revival production of the play "Orphans" in New York over "creative differences," according to a news release sent Wednesday.  LaBeouf has...
  • Daniel Pink says we're all salesmen in 'To Sell Is Human'

    Daniel Pink says we're all salesmen in 'To Sell Is Human'
    One in nine of us works in sales, according to the U.S. government. The other eight in nine of us work in... sales, according to Daniel Pink. We just don't sell it as such. "They're not stalking customers in a furniture showroom, but they — make...
  • 'Gangster Squad' a fusillade of bullets and cliches ★★

    'Gangster Squad' a fusillade of bullets and cliches ★★
    A triumph of production design but a pretty dull kill-'em-up otherwise, the post-World War II-set "Gangster Squad" comes from the director of "Zombieland," Ruben Fleischer. It's clear Fleischer, who also made "30 Minutes or Less," hadn't worked through...
  • Movie gangsters so bad they're good

    Movie gangsters so bad they're good
    One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
  • Watch 'Family Guy' take on Broadway in theater-themed episode

    Watch 'Family Guy' take on Broadway in theater-themed episode
    [This post has been updated.] "Family Guy" on Fox gave its satirical regards to Broadway on Sunday in a new episode in which Brian and Stewie face off as rival playwrights battling for supremacy in the Griffin household.  Sunday's episode featured...
  • Our town was Wilder's town too

    Our town was Wilder's town too
    Chicago makes a claim on many writers — Nelson Algren, David Mamet, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg — even if those scribes spent only a portion of their lives within its sweet confines. But Thornton Wilder, the author of such iconic plays...
  • From gypsies to Mormons, the big stories of 2012

     From gypsies to Mormons, the big stories of 2012
    As 2012 draws to a close, let's take a look back at the year in Chicago theater. January started with a roar — Klea Blackhurst doing Ethel Merman doing "Gypsy" at the Drury Lane Theatre. Twyla Tharp, an artist who refuses to stop reworking her...
  • 'Glengarry Glen Ross,' with Al Pacino, recoups investment

    The Broadway season has not been kind to David Mamet. The playwright has seen his new drama "The Anarchist" close after less than a month while a highly touted revival of "Glengarry Glen Ross," starring Al Pacino, has earned unenthusiastic reviews....
  • A 'Glengarry' that has forgotten its realistic soul

    A 'Glengarry' that has forgotten its realistic soul
    NEW YORK— Early in "Glengarry Glen Ross," as David Mamet brilliantly employs the scene-blackout-scene rhythm he learned sweeping floors at Chicago's Second City cabaret, Shelley can't-close-a-deal Levene is told that he cannot have the "premium...
  • Al Pacino in 'Glengarry Glen Ross': What did the critics think?

    Twenty years ago, Al Pacino starred in the movie version of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross," receiving an Oscar nomination for his performance as Ricky Roma, one of a group of shady real-estate agents whose directive from management is to "always be...