| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Most years, the last full week before Christmas is quiet — the best-of-the-year lists are already done, and the holiday perennials are up and running. Steppenwolf, which is not about to program "The Gift of the Magi," sometimes opens a defiantly...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:12 PM
An international blockbuster arrives in Chicago next week, a production that has played for months to capacity houses and has broken box office records. Already, it has been seen by more than a million theatergoers.
Stop already, you say. Everybody...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 10:00 PM
Southern California's biggest theater company was the biggest winner at the 2012 Ovation Awards, which were handed out Monday evening at a ceremony at the Los Angeles Theatre in downtown.
Center Theatre Group scooped 13 trophies for its productions of...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:19 AM
If you're the acclaimed puppeteers of Handspring Puppet Company, how do you follow the Tony Award-winning, international hit, the "epic "War Horse?"
By turning to Shakespeare, of course.
What is being called "an experimental version of 'A Midsummer...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:47 AM
In just four years, Kit Harington has gone from fledgling actor to one of the leading men in the HBO hit "Game of Thrones."
Harington plays Jon Snow, the bastard son of Ned Stark and a mother he's never known who now serves as a Brother of the Night's...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 7:00 AM
This story has been updated.
If there's one thing that Broadway insiders can agree on this season, it's that there is no clear front-runner for the Tony Awards. The season lacks the blockbuster Tony magnets of recent years, such as "The Book of Mormon,""...
| May 3, 2012
| 9:18 AM
Here is one word to describe the current summer offerings in our great Midwestern capital of live theatrical entertainment: Thin.
Sure, we're buzzing through June, what with Nathan Lane, "Timon of Athens" and the TBS Just for Laughs Festival, which is...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 10:38 AM
The star of the road tour "Catch Me If You Can" can't wait to get home to South Florida when the Broadway musical comes to Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.
"I'm from Miami," says Stephen Anthony, who plays the lead Frank Abagnale, Jr., a charismatic...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:23 AM
"Lincoln" is a grave and surprisingly subtle magic trick, conjuring the past and an almost ridiculously impressive figure in ways that transcend art direction and the right stovepipe hat. Director Steven Spielberg's latest combines the most commonly...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:48 AM
At its 25th summit in Chicago this weekend, NATO will be preoccupied with the tricky business of how to advance its various institutional priorities — like global security and the building of stability — even as its member nations are more...
| May 23, 2012
| 1:52 PM
There was once an era, before "Twilight" and before "The Hunger Games" — not that long ago, really — when, if you wanted to know what teenage girls were thinking and feeling, few writers had their finger on the pulse better than...
| May 30, 2012
| 9:27 AM
The 2012-13 season at the Ahmanson Theatre will feature Theresa Rebeck's "Seminar," starring Jeff Goldblum, and the U.S. premiere of "Backbeat," a new musical about the origin of the Beatles, based on the 1994 movie.
As previously announced, the...