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  • Hear Nuggets of Future Vampire Weekend Songs (Maybe) at Broadway's 'This Is Our Youth'

    The average Broadway playgoer may not recognize the name Rostam Batmanglij when they see it in the program for "This Is Our Youth," the new staging of the 1996 play starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson. But a couple of them probably...
  • Steppenwolf director to work with Larry David

    Steppenwolf director to work with Larry David
    Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro is to be at the helm of Larry David's upcoming Broadway production, entitled "Fish in the Dark." Shapiro is continuing her association with producer Scott Rudin. Rudin is also the producer of Shapiro's...
  • Michael Cera anchors a 'Youth' that spans decades

    Michael Cera anchors a 'Youth' that spans decades
    Written five years after Douglas Coupland popularized the demographic term “Generation X,” Kenneth Lonergan's “This is Our Youth” was, in its first blush of mid-1990s popularity, the quintessential slacker play. Its caustic,...
  • Chicago Theater Review: 'This Is Our Youth' Starring Michael Cera

    Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin are the latest star actors to take a crack at Kenneth Lonergan's "This Is Our Youth," the 1996 play that has always attracted notable talent thanks to the depth, pathos and wit of its portrait of adrift, privileged post-...
  • Memorize this: How stage actors learn all their lines

    Memorize this: How stage actors learn all their lines
    How good is your memory? Is it shot, like mine? Do you know all your passwords? Can you remember what you did last Tuesday? If someone asked you to recall every item you bought during a recent trip to the grocery store, could you do it? Now consider the...
  • Thinking about plays that stand the test of time, or don't

    Thinking about plays that stand the test of time, or don't
    Theater is a time-bound art. I'm not just speaking about the way shows vary from night to night — although, of course, they do. I speak of how some plays seem to stay au courant and others quickly start to feel like they've passed their sell-by...
  • SUMMER THEATER: Sting, Bayless and a man named Jed

    SUMMER THEATER: Sting, Bayless and a man named Jed
    There are a lot of famous names out and about this summer: Sting, Michael Cera, Bruce Norris and Sandra Oh, just to name a few. The reason is partly a few Broadway tryouts and partly a few more new Chicago productions that seemed designed to attract out-...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal following sister Maggie to Broadway

    Jake Gyllenhaal following sister Maggie to Broadway
    Jake Gyllenhaal will follow in his older sister Maggie's footsteps when he makes his Broadway debut later this season in the play "Constellations," which is scheduled begin preview performances Dec. 16 in a production by the Manhattan Theatre Club....
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  • Video: Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin & Tavi Gevinson

    Video: Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin & Tavi Gevinson
    Actors Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Broadway-bound production of “This Is Our Youth” stopped by Tribune Tower on Tuesday to chat with theater critic Chris Jones. Here, they discuss...
  • Front and center: Tavi Gevinson joins Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin in Steppenwolf's 'This Is Our Youth'

    Front and center: Tavi Gevinson joins Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin in Steppenwolf's  'This Is Our Youth'
    A couple of weeks ago, Tavi Gevinson was presented with an ideal scenario for any 18-year-old graduating senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School (or any other): Her parents were going out of town. Gevinson these days is hanging out with her new,...
  • Harold Ramis' film legacy

    Harold Ramis' film legacy
    As a writer and/or director (and sometime actor), Harold Ramis is responsible for some of the most popular, enduring comedy hits of the past four decades, including four movies that rank among the American Film Institute's "100 Years...100 Laughs" best-...