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  • At the Jeff Awards, not everyone can be above average

    At the Jeff Awards, not everyone can be above average
    Whether it's the Tonys, Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys or Jeffs, handing out awards is hard work and mostly a thankless job. Artistic excellence is a subjective business (somewhat subjective, but that's another column). You're always going to take flack...
  • Pulitzer Winner "Water By The Spoonful" Now Published

    Pulitzer Winner "Water By The Spoonful" Now Published
    Up until now the only people who have any detailed idea what the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning play was really about were limited to the 6,000 or so folks who saw the world premiere of “Water By the Spoonful” at Hartford Stage. Now the rest...
  • 'Man of Steel' co-stars Diane Lane, Michael Shannon returning to Chicago area

    'Man of Steel' co-stars Diane Lane, Michael Shannon returning to Chicago area
    Diane Lane and Michael Shannon, who filmed the Superman reboot “Man of Steel” in the Chicago area last summer, will both return this fall in the name of theater. Lane will star in the Goodman Theatre’s production of “Sweet Bird...
  • How much for a ticket? The latest deals and prices

    The creation of my top 10 list of upcoming fall theatrical attractions for last Sunday's A+E section meant some quality time wrestling with ticket prices. And comparing my list with that of the previous year, I could see an interesting snapshot of where...
  • 'Chicago Code' cracked

     
    Fox's "Chicago Code" is fading fast. Too bad. It looked good, but the characters sounded like they were written by Californians....
  • Feeling the absence of an everyman in 'Death of a Salesman' on Broadway

    Feeling the absence of an everyman in 'Death of a Salesman' on Broadway
    In one of the pivotal scenes in "Death of a Salesman," the great Arthur Miller drama from 1949, Willy Loman, a single-company traveling salesman of some 36 years standing, must beg for his job from his old boss' son Howard, whom he remembers as a baby...
  • 'Race' goes clean; more 'Dark Stories'

    The Goodman Theatre's production of "Race" has sold out. Zero tickets are available for the remaining shows, the Goodman said, including the added performances. The Mamet slugfest closes Sunday. Meanwhile, Collaboraction has added two more weeks of...
  • With 'Time Stands Still,' Margulies is finally on solid ground in Chicago

    With 'Time Stands Still,' Margulies is finally on solid ground in Chicago
    Over a recent lunch, genial playwright Donald Margulies was wondering why it took so many years to get a foothold in Chicago. Margulies, who seemed genuinely quizzical on the subject, had a point. With the exception of a (to my mind) quotidian 2003...
  • It's the sound of angels singing

    This year, women are very much in charge of the Congo Square Theatre's annual production of "The Nativity." Starting with the new director, Ilesa Duncan, and extending all the way up to Gabriel. That archangel is played this year by Alexis J. Rogers,...
  • It's been a hot winter: What to see so far in '12

    It's been a hot winter: What to see so far in '12
    So many shows have opened in Chicago over the last three weeks, it's tough to keep them all straight. And he who hesitates can be lost. So let me use the space this week to sort out what you should be seeing right now. Let me say at the top that the...
  • An intimate 'Light' shines in Rogers Park

    An intimate 'Light' shines in Rogers Park
    Kelli Harrington, the little-known actress playing Margaret Johnson in Fred Anzevino and Brenda Didier's deftly sung, intensely intimate, astutely staged and very moving little production of the Adam Guettel musical "The Light in the Piazza," is currently...
  • Phylicia Rashad to direct in Chicago

    Phylicia Rashad has signed on to direct a play called "Immediate Family," in a new commercial production to be staged this summer in rented space at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. The play, which is produced by Paul Boskind, Ruth Hendel and Stephen...