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  • Little respite from young men's wounds

    Little respite from young men's wounds
    It is hard to immediately think of a theater piece as tough to watch as Dael Orlandersmith's new solo show "Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men," a relentlessly intense and deeply disturbing charting of the broad swath cut when adults abuse young men, whether...
  • Andre de Shields to star in Goodman 'Jungle Book'

    The Goodman Theatre said Wednesday that Andre de Shields, a growing presence on the Chicago theater scene, would be part of the ensemble cast of Mary Zimmerman's "The Jungle Book" this spring. He'll play King Louie. The show, which uses the beloved...
  • Looking ahead to winter 2013 on the Chicago fringe

     Looking ahead to winter 2013 on the Chicago fringe
    Pushing boundaries, good taste and tiny budgets to their breaking point is the very definition of Chicago's fringe theater scene. But, most important, you can always count on honest performances, often delivered in spaces the size of your living room....
  • Gift finds the real people beneath 'Vigils' blunt symbols

    Gift finds the real people beneath 'Vigils' blunt symbols
    Any theater company can make you fall in love again with a play you adore. The real mark for creative moxie is whether they can breathe life into a script that felt DOA the first time you saw it. When I saw Noah Haidle's portrait of a young, benumbed...
  • Turning the tables on Tennessee Williams' story of fading beauty

    Turning the tables on Tennessee Williams' story of fading beauty
    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...
  • 'Iceman Cometh,' 'Follies' big Jeff Award winners

     'Iceman Cometh,' 'Follies' big Jeff Award winners
    Two of the most accomplished productions in the history of Chicago theater — "Follies" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and "The Iceman Cometh" at the Goodman Theatre — shared top honors at the Joseph Jefferson Awards, presented Monday night...
  • Rachel Rockwell to make her Goodman debut with 'Brigadoon'

    Rachel Rockwell to make her Goodman debut with 'Brigadoon'
    Rachel Rockwell, the Chicago director whose career has flourished at such musical theaters as the Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace and the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, is to make her Goodman Theatre debut in the summer of 2014. Rockwell will direct a new,...
  • Goodman announces 'Desert Cities' casting; cancels a 'Sweet Bird'

    The Goodman Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming production of "Other Desert Cities," directed by Jon Robin Baitz. Tracy Michelle Arnold will play Brooke Wyeth (the role originated on Broadway by Rachel Griffiths); the Tony Award-winning...
  • 'The Jungle Book' at Goodman Theatre: When Mary met Walt (and Rudyard)

    'The Jungle Book' at Goodman Theatre: When Mary met Walt (and Rudyard)
    Rudyard Kipling hated Chicago. "It holds rather more than a million of people with bodies, and stands on the same sort of soil as Calcutta," wrote the man whom George Orwell dubbed "the prophet of British imperialism in its expansionist phase,"...
  • Holiday Guide 2012: Chris Jones' Top 10 shows for the season

    Holiday Guide 2012: Chris Jones' Top 10 shows for the season
    Chicago has a plethora of holiday shows each and every year — and I’ll be reviewing enough of them over the next couple of weeks to put Rudolph in rehab. But based on many years of seasonal theater-going, here are 10 of our potential favorites...
  • Summer 2013: 10 theater shows for a sunny Chicago

    Summer 2013: 10 theater shows for a sunny Chicago
    Two components of many a Chicago summer of live entertainment are absent this year — there's no Cirque du Soleil tent at the United Center and no Riverfront Theater at the Tribune Company's Freedom Center. So you'll have to go camping for fun...
  • The fine art of making art pay: Bernie Sahlins alongside McCormick, Ray Kroc

    The fine art of making art pay: Bernie Sahlins alongside McCormick, Ray Kroc
    So what did Bernie Sahlins, who died June 16, have in common with such fellow Chicagoans as Cyrus McCormick, Ray Kroc, Gustavus Swift, George Pullman, Potter Palmer, Wallace C. Abbott and Aaron Montgomery Ward? Not much, you may be thinking. Sahlins ran...