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  • '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,"...
  • 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...
  • Robert Falls to direct at New Group

    Robert Falls to direct at New Group
    Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls is to helm playwright Beth Henley's play "The Jacksonian" at the New Group in the fall, the New York-based theater company said Monday. Falls' off-Broadway cast will include Ed Harris, Glenne Headly, Amy...
  • A family's well-kept secrets unspool in the desert

    A family's well-kept secrets unspool in the desert
    Any writer knows the temptation of using one's family for material. They're immediate and present. Their influence is intense and fundamental. Writers usually justify the act on the grounds of authorial honesty: Since the issues in one's life are forged,...
  • Make it your mission to visit these spots after 'Book of Mormon'

    Make it your mission to visit these spots after 'Book of Mormon'
    It's a little after 10 p.m. in Chicago's theater district and you just got out of "The Book of Mormon" at the Bank of America Theatre, but the show's dirty jokes and catchy music numbers have left you a little too giddy to go home. What are some good...
  • Diane Lane embraces age and 'Youth'

    Diane Lane embraces age and 'Youth'
    When Diane Lane first arrived at the Goodman Theatre to begin rehearsals for David Cromer's much-anticipated fall production of Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth," someone handed the famous actress — star of such movies as "Rumble Fish,"...
  • A big-hearted and rich 'Scrooge' returns to the Goodman

    A big-hearted and rich 'Scrooge' returns to the Goodman
    The set is the same, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. So for those who hoped that the Goodman would mark the 35th anniversary of "A Christmas Carol" by sprucing up the visuals – well, maybe Santa will strike that off your wish...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Danai Gurira carves out her place in 'The Walking Dead'

    Danai Gurira carves out her place in 'The Walking Dead'
    It didn't take long for Danai Gurira to make her mark as zombie-killing warrior Michonne in "The Walking Dead." After all, the beloved character from Robert Kirkman's graphic novels can chop off a walker's head with one stroke of her katana sword....
  • Andy Brown, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis hit Chicago

    Andy Brown, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis hit Chicago
    Inspiring music-making isn't necessarily loud, aggressive, self-aggrandizing or heavily promoted. Consider what happens early every Wednesday night at Andy's Jazz Club, where the superb but serenely understated Chicago guitarist Andy Brown leads a...