| Jul 9, 2012
| 1:50 PM
Regina Taylor's "Crowns" — a huge hit on the regional-theater circuit a decade or so ago but never a Broadway musical — has been reconceived as a Chicago story with roots in Englewood. As reimagined by Taylor in a big summer production at...
| Dec 10, 2011
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,...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:48 AM
Director David Cromer's production of Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" at the Goodman Theatre next season has its star: Diane Lane.
She’ll play opposite Finn Wittrock as the drifter Chance Wayne, recently on Broadway in ”Death of a...
| Jun 11, 2012
You do not spend eight years at the heart of "The Cosby Show," the seminal TV show that revived the sitcom genre in part by extending to its reach to affluent and successful African-Americans, without learning a thing or three about mining family...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 10:28 AM
On Monday night, following a weekend that saw 17 people shot in Chicago and with the memories of the shootings of 7-year-old Heaven Sutton and 10-year-old Kitanna Peterson fresh on everyone's minds, Scott Pelley of the CBS Evening News asked Chicago Mayor...
| Jan 24, 2012
There is no shrewder scribe than that ideologically slippery, made-in-Chicago fox David Mamet, who deftly figured out that the one problem with all those very careful, earnest and politically correct plays about America struggling to come to terms with...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 5:06 PM
The Goodman Theatre production of David Henry Hwang's "Chinglish," which transferred to Broadway this fall, will mis-translate its last phrase on Jan. 29.
Producer Jeffrey Richards announced Monday that the show, which received mixed reviews in New...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 9:59 AM
The Goodman Theatre has cast all the roles in "The Iceman Cometh," the Chicago theater's flagship spring production, starring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy. Those stars are to command Broadway prices: tickets will top out at an eye-popping $119. "Luxury...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The Goodman Theatre's production of "The Iceman Cometh" has a Broadway star in Nathan Lane. And it has Broadway prices to match.
The Goodman said Thursday that single tickets to the Robert Falls production will top out at $119, an eye-popping sum for a...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 9:34 AM
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...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:07 AM
Jeffrey Fauver, a longtime publicity associate at the Goodman Theatre, is the Steppenwolf Theatre's new comunications director.
Fauver, 28, replaces David Rosenberg, who left the Chicago theater company last month and is now a freelance publicist.
| Mar 15, 2012
| 5:39 PM
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...