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  • Barbershop Quartet Musical To Open Norma Terris Season

    Barbershop Quartet Musical To Open Norma Terris Season
    A new musical about a not-so-traditional barbershop quartet penned by the head writer of “The Cosby Show” and the writer of "Freud's Last Session" will open the 2013 season at Goodspeed Musicals’ Norma Terris Theatre in Chester....
  • "His Girl Friday" Showing at the Connecticut Reperatory Theatre in Storrs

    "His Girl Friday" Showing at the Connecticut Reperatory Theatre in Storrs
    His Girl Friday Feb. 28 through March 10, Connecticut Reperatory Theatre, 802 Bolton Road, Unit 1127, Storrs, (860) 486-2113, crt.uconn.edu   The Front Page was one of the most popular plays of the 20th century. The snappy Chicago newspaper drama...
  • On Theater: A wickedly entertaining production

    On Theater: A wickedly entertaining production
    It's only after about the third viewing of the hit musical "Wicked" that you begin to realize that, in addition to the show's brilliantly conceived special effects and razzle-dazzle showmanship, it's also a fiendishly clever concoction. Creators Stephen...
  • 50 SHOWS FOR FALL

    50 SHOWS FOR FALL
    As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town. BIG DEALS...
  • Likable 'Pippin' is stuck with a foot in two camps

    Despite the modest surroundings of the Karger Center in Highland Park, Jessica Redish, the founding artistic director of the Music Theatre Company, is doing a lot to fill the North Shore gap left by the now-defunct Apple Tree Theatre. Redish's new...
  • Gags, gimmicks blur musically gorgeous 'Snapshots'

    Gags, gimmicks blur musically gorgeous 'Snapshots'
    At one of the key moments in "Snapshots" — the unusual new show at the Northlight Theatre celebrating and re-conceiving the remarkable music of Stephen Schwartz — we watch an older man, whose marriage is in crisis, watching his younger,...
  • Broadway for fall 2011: 'Follies,' 'Godspell,' 'Chinglish' and 'On a Clear Day'

    Broadway for fall 2011: 'Follies,' 'Godspell,' 'Chinglish' and 'On a Clear Day'
    — The fall on Broadway started early this year. And auspiciously. Transferring from the Kennedy Center in Washington, Eric Schaeffer's lush, raw and moving revival of "Follies," the classic 1971 musical by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim, set the...
  • Complicated and thoughtful, this 'Pinocchio' is no sing-along

    Complicated and thoughtful, this 'Pinocchio' is no sing-along
    Most people wandering down a tourist promenade such as Navy Pier and seeing a little sign advertising a daytime production of "Pinocchio" probably would expect a tawdry troupe of chirpy, collegiate-level actors performing "Hi Diddle Dee Dee" and...
  • Fall 2011: Top 10 plays to watch

    Fall 2011: Top 10 plays to watch
    Scores of shows are opening in Chicago this fall. Here are 10 productions to anticipate with particular relish. 'Follies' Just a few weeks after the opening of the Broadway transfer of the Kennedy Center revival, Chicago director Gary Griffin stages...
  • 2011 FALL THEATER GUIDE

    2011 FALL THEATER GUIDE
    New theaters. Renovated playhouses. Hot dramas. Nervous new artistic directors. Stephen Sondheim and his “Follies.” A celebration of Stephen Schwartz, a dissection of Mark Rothko, and a look at the tragedy that befell the Amish of...
  • At BoHo Theatre, 'Pippin' still has a ways to travel

     At BoHo Theatre,  'Pippin' still has a ways to travel
    Few shows are trickier to keep on the tracks than "Pippin," one of the mercifully limited number of Broadway musicals set in the eighth century. "Pippin," which dates back to 1972, is a truly singular combo of a coming-of-age story of a hippie-ish young...
  • Northlight announces casts for 'Snapshots' and 'Season's Greetings'

    Northlight Theatre has announced the casting for its upcoming shows "Snapshots" and "Season's Greetings" in Skokie. The musical “Snapshots” (Sept. 16 to Oct. 23) is made up of songs by Stephen Schwartz, the creator of “Wicked.”...