| May 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Just when you thought it was safe to get out of your house and into the long-delayed sunny season, Chicago theaters of all sizes unleash some of their most promising offerings of the year. When you're ready for a break from the beach and the ballpark,...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" came to life May18 at the Fairmont Chicago hotel for more than 700 people in attendance at the Goodman Theatre Gala. The evening featured the first musical performance of selected songs from the theater's new summer...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Sometime in the next few weeks, if you're walking down Fullerton Avenue around DePaul University and have 15 minutes to spare, duck into the tidy brick building alongside the CTA station. Here you will find the DePaul Art Museum, an institution so...
| Aug 31, 2012
This summer might have been too darn hot, but the theater scene is about to zoom into the red zone. It's impossible to do justice to the awe-inspiring variety of work that is waiting in the wings this season at theaters large, small and in-between, but...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:33 PM
HBO has bowed out of "Ruined," a planned screen adaptation of the acclaimed play by Lynn Nottage. The drama, set in a brothel in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, had been a project between HBO Films and Harpo Films, Oprah Winfrey's production...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 11:31 AM
"The Iceman Cometh" is not going to Broadway, at least not during the upcoming season, the Goodman Theatre concluded Friday.
According to Roche Schulfer, the theater's executive director, various factors conspired against the much-discussed potential...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Tennessee Williams' fleet of fragile, fading beauties contains many traps for long-beautiful actresses eager to publicly confront their neuroses and their mortality, if only to assert that they're not in denial about the constant ravages of time, even...
| May 2, 2012
| 2:30 PM
They don't talk the language of chemical addiction in Harry Hope's New York saloon — once a first-class hangout for sports, now a brutal "Bottom of the Sea Rathskeller" where the denizens have fallen as far as anyone can fall in this world, save for...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 1:16 PM
To open up “The Glass Menagerie” in Chicago — whether you're in a second-floor walk-up or a downtown showcase — is to awaken the ghosts of history.
This city never supported a needier or worthier play. There's an excellent case to...
| May 17, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The new 2012-13 season at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa is scheduled to feature recent comedies by Stephen Adly Guirgis and David Henry Hwang, as well as a world-premiere work by playwright Noah Haidle. The season is also to feature plays by Sarah...
| Mar 8, 2013
For many people the defining moment in the Field Museum's recent history was the bid at a 1997 auction that made Chicago home to the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Sue.
But that choice could have far less impact on the Field's future than another...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 9:01 AM
With Scrooge back under wraps, it's time for the 2013 winter theater season to begin in earnest. There's an especially strong slate of classical works opening between now and the end of March, but the offerings also are as diverse as ever. Among the...