| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:24 AM
For his first full season as Center Stage artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah focused on works that could spark conversation about a variety of heady issues. Midway through that season, he has unveiled a very different theme for the next one.
| Nov 26, 2012
| 6:54 AM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be acquainted, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word:
We must enjoy speaking ill of other people,...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 1:32 PM
An area theater that does consistently fine work is beginning its last season in its current home.
Everyman Theatre’s upcoming season is slated to be its final one on N. Charles Street, in the Station North arts and entertainment district.
| May 27, 2011
| 6:26 AM
A year from now, Everyman Theatre will begin packing for the big move to a freshly renovated venue on the west side of town. To help stem any regrets, the title of the last show in the company's current Charles Street location will carry a familiar...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 6:30 PM
Charles Smith is just your average, bumbling occupant of the Oval Office. Up for reelection, he doesn't stand much of a chance of gaining a second term. His wife is already asking whether she can take one of the White House couches she had reupholstered...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Julie Andrews is wearing a white cap with the word "Think" embroidered on it as she sits down to tea in the Victorian parlor of the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.
The star of iconic and beloved musicals and films such as "My Fair Lady," "Camelot,"...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 10:33 AM
The musical premiere of a Jason Robert Brown musical based on the novel "The Bridges of Madison County" is one of the highlights of the 2013 summer season at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
The show, directed by Bartlett Sher and with a book by...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:27 PM
In a recent interview with Wired Magazine, a man named Tim O'Reilly said, "I don't really give a (censored because this is a family newspaper) if literary novels go away. They're an elitist pursuit."
What Tim O'Reilly says matters because Tim O'Reilly...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Critic's Notebook: The dramatist who used to regularly scorch the stage with complex stories has let his anti-P.C. rage blunt his work.
What in the world has happened to David Mamet? The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Glengarry Glen Ross," a modern...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Library of America to issue boxed set of Tennessee Williams' plays to mark his birth centennial...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 4:36 PM
The best Christmas movies bring back the memories. And television will supply the fare for a long sentimental journey, if you're inclined....
| Dec 23, 2010
| 4:32 AM
Glenn Davis, Phillip James Brannon and K. Todd Freeman in "The Brother/Sister Plays." The biggest asset of the Chicago theater? No question, it's the quality of the acting. In 2010, distinguished performances lit up Chicago-area stages from Evanston to...