| Jul 21, 2011
| 9:00 AM
The Goodman Theatre said Thursday that the final Owen Theatre subscription slot in its 2011-12 season will be not one but three different shows, all fully staged but on a modest scale. Subscribers will each get assigned to see one of the three staggered...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:08 AM
Charles Newell's office is spotless. Unnervingly tidy. Standing in it makes you feel as though you have intruded on a magazine photo shoot about anal-retentive work environments. His desk, which looks out onto 55th Street in Hyde Park, gleams: There's not...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Oxymoronic as the whole notion may seem, chess hustlers are one of the pleasures of urban life. I've watched naive amateur players get taken for hard cash by well-masked intellectual killers in Washington Square Park in New York, Harvard Square in...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 9:03 AM
NEW YORK -- At the top of "Look, I Made a Hat," the second half of his exhaustively detailed two-volume set of collected lyrics to such incomparable musicals as "Gypsy" and "Follies," Stephen Sondheim addresses some of the complaints about the first book,...
| Jul 16, 2011
David Henry Hwang's smart and enormously witty "Chinglish" is one of the first major U.S. plays to address the rising economic power of China, as well as America's attempts to benefit from that new money. Currently in a world premiere at the Goodman...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Nathan Lane, one of Broadway's most bankable names and the original star of "The Addams Family" and "The Producers," will appear alongside Brian Dennehy next spring at the Goodman Theatre.The storied duo will star in a new production of Eugene O'Neill's...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 2:04 AM
The entire Goodman Theatre cast of David Henry Hwang's “Chinglish” will reprise their roles on Broadway this fall. With one exception.
The central role of Daniel, played at the Goodman by James Waterston, will now be played by Gary Wilmes....
| Sep 15, 2011
| 10:12 AM
— The fall on Broadway started early this year. And auspiciously. Transferring from the Kennedy Center in Washington, Eric Schaeffer's lush, raw and moving revival of "Follies," the classic 1971 musical by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim, set the...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Jackie Taylor, the founder and artistic director of Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater, is staring at an utterly transformative fall.
On Nov. 18, the $19 million new Black Ensemble Theater will open at the hitherto moribund 4450 North Clark St.,...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 9:52 AM
Scores of shows are opening in Chicago this fall. Here are 10 productions to anticipate with particular relish.
Just a few weeks after the opening of the Broadway transfer of the Kennedy Center revival, Chicago director Gary Griffin stages...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 12:12 PM
Just as the sun starts coming out in Chicago, so do a couple of terrific new plays.
The Goodman Theatre is just completing a season dominated by ambitious world premieres: "Stage Kiss" from Sarah Ruhl, "Mary" by Thomas Bradshaw, "El Nogalar" by Tanya...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
New theaters. Renovated playhouses. Hot dramas. Nervous new artistic directors. Stephen Sondheim and his “Follies.” A celebration of Stephen Schwartz, a dissection of Mark Rothko, and a look at the tragedy that befell the Amish of...