| Jun 16, 2014
| 12:57 PM
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....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:38 AM
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...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:10 AM
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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:52 PM
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.
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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-...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:01 AM
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-...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:26 PM
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,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:17 AM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:01 AM
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-...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Sibling rivalry is kept at a low, slow simmer in "Asteroid," a fractiously intimate family drama in which the scabs of adult orphanhood are rather savagely picked. The sophomore feature from Mexican writer-director Marcelo Tobar, this story of a prickly...
| Apr 9, 2014
Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin will star in a new production of Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 play "This Is Our Youth," originating this summer at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater and moving on to Broadway for a September opening.
Anna D. Shapiro, the "August:...