| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:53 AM
For a while last year, I started to worry about liking Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” so much.
Most of my colleagues didn’t like it — not that being out of sync with the herd ever bothered me greatly. It usually turned out...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Cooler temperatures and changing leaves might cue the chants of “wait until next year” for Chicago baseball fans, but for theater lovers it's a whole new ballgame. Below are just a few promising names on this fall's roster of shows.
| Aug 29, 2014
The Orlando nightspot, at 100 S. Eola Drive, hosts plays, concerts and a fall cabaret series. The cabaret performances are at 8 p.m. and cost $10 each. Details: abbeyorlando.com.
Monday Night Cabaret Series
REBECCA FISHER: Sept. 8...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:33 AM
The intimate, intense Steep Theatre Company in Edgewater announced its 2014-15 season on Tuesday morning. The roster includes four dramas, none of which have been seen previously on Chicago stages.
In the fall (Oct. 2 - Nov. 8), Shade Murray will direct...
| Jul 24, 2014
Among recent Woody Allen films, the crabby but pretty "Magic in the Moonlight" is a well-thumbed playing card from the middle of the deck, not one of his fully good ones ("Midnight in Paris," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"), not one of the whiffs ("Cassandra'...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Woody Allen's late period has been defined by a quality you wouldn't have expected from the man who produced the inspired chaos of "Bananas" or the Fellini-esque carnival of "Stardust Memories": tidiness.
For years now, Allen's films have been light...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:50 AM
After dealing with the emotional breakdown at the core of "Blue Jasmine," a very contemporary tale of free-falling down the social ladder that won star Cate Blanchett the Best Actress Oscar, director / writer Woody Allen once again seeks refuge in the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Woody Allen has directed so many movies, it's hard to pick just one favorite. At the L.A. premiere of his latest, "Magic in the Moonlight," at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study on Monday, the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:15 PM
The slow progress of a wound scabbing over and flaking back into smoothness is dramatized in writer-director Britta Sjogren's restrained trauma drama, "Redemption Trail."
The paths of medical doctor Anna (Lily Rabe) and paroled criminal Tess (LisaGay...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:21 AM
The longest-running theater in Central Florida — the Annie Russell at Rollins College — has announced its 82nd season. There's good news for musical lovers: The theater will stage two musicals during the season, the first time that has...
| Jul 18, 2014
Romance blooms under the sun and the stars in Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight," a high-spirited bauble that goes down easy thanks to fleet comic pacing, a surfeit of ravishing Cote d'Azur vistas and the genuinely reactive chemistry of stars Colin...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Annette Bening has booked a role opposite John Lithgow in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of "King Lear," starting performances in July.
Bening will play one of the king's scheming, ingrate daughters in "Lear," in which Lithgow...