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  • Will Goodman Theatre stage 'Far From Heaven'?

     
    Before the holidays, Playwrights Horizons announced its intent to commission a new musical version of the 2002 movie "Far From Heaven," a noir piece about 1950s suburbia that was directed by Todd Haynes. The composer, Scott Frankel, and the lyricist,........
  • Ravinia 2011 season announcement

     
    Chicago Tribune reports: Fortunate we are to live in a metropolitan area that doesn't send musical innovation, variety or quality on summer vacation. Now that …...
  • Jennifer Hudson, Maroon 5, Lifehouse performing at 2011 Ravinia Festival

     
    Jennifer Hudson performs during the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Remember the days when it felt like Ravinia Festival catered mostly to your parents?...
  • Arthur Laurents is dead at 93, the indefatigable author of 'Gypsy,' 'West Side Story'

     
    Patti LuPone and Arthur Laurents at the curtain call for "Gypsy" opening night at St. James Theatre in New York in 2008. When Patti LuPone belted out “Rose's Turn” at the climax of director Lonny Price's unforgettable 2006 production of......
  • Course gets music lovers ready for the Ravinia Festival

     
    The Chicago Tribune reports: She may be 81, but Muriel Haase, of Highwood, insists that listening to music never gets old. That's why Haase, who …...
  • Ravinia Roundup June 6-12

     
    Ravinia season is in full swing, which means folks across Chicagoland are flocking to Highland Park to enjoy the sounds of summer at the famous …...
  • Dispatch from Washington: Is this full-scale 'Follies' bound for Broadway?

     
    The talk of the theater world this summer is whether the production of Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" at the Kennedy Center has a life after Washington....
  • Tributosaurus cover band selling subscriptions

     
    Matt Spiegel had a dream, a vision. He was singing a Moody Blues song, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was pounding at his back and the …...
  • Theater listings: Dance performances

    Theater listings: Dance performances
    DANCE-CITY Dance Chicago 2010: Dance Slam: See five-minute performances by local and national dancers, choreographers and ensembles and vote for your favorite. The event, billed as the world's largest dance competition, features 550 local dancers with 35...
  • 8 13: BIG HEAD TODD (OF BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS)

    8 13: BIG HEAD TODD (OF BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS)
    Big Head Todd and The Monsters are celebrating the release their brand new studio album, Rocksteady (July 20, 2010/Big Records). As the Denver Post reported in a recent feature story, Rocksteady finds the platinum selling artists "centered and...
  • 3 decades of jazz concerts in Chicago and beyond

    3 decades of jazz concerts in Chicago and beyond
    In 33 years of covering music for the Tribune — first as a freelancer and then as a staffer — I've chronicled great performances across the city and around the world. Many are covered in my newest book, “Let Freedom Swing: Collected...
  • The evolving images of 9/11

    The evolving images of 9/11
    The first screening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" came just weeks after the attacks of Sept. 11. The movie had been in the works for years, the first in a trilogy based on novels that had been written decades earlier, of course,...