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  • Etel Billig, Chicago theater pioneer, dies after taking ill at her theater

    Etel Billig, Chicago theater pioneer, dies after taking ill at her theater
    Etel Billig, the co-founder of the Illinois Theatre Center in Park Forest, an indefatigable pioneer of professional theater in the Chicago suburbs and a Chicago actress with decades of work on the city's leading stages, died March 28, after suffering a...
  • Cast change at 'Iceman Cometh'

    The New York-based actress (and Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member) Kate Arrington is joining the cast of Robert Falls' upcoming Goodman Theatre production of "The Iceman Cometh," the Goodman said Wednesday. The production of the Eugene O'Neilldrama...
  • Stephen Sondheim: In his own words, on his own words

    Stephen Sondheim: In his own words, on his own words
    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,...
  • A bona fide breakout role for 'Chinglish' star

    A bona fide breakout role for 'Chinglish' star
    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...
  • Nathan Lane, Brian Dennehy in 'Iceman Cometh' at Goodman Theatre

    Nathan Lane, Brian Dennehy in 'Iceman Cometh' at Goodman Theatre
    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...
  • Broadway casting set for 'Chinglish'

    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....
  • Broadway for fall 2011: 'Follies,' 'Godspell,' 'Chinglish' and 'On a Clear Day'

    Broadway for fall 2011: 'Follies,' 'Godspell,' 'Chinglish' and 'On a Clear Day'
    — 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...
  • This fall, a Black Ensemble Theater transformed

     This fall, a Black Ensemble Theater transformed
    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.,...
  • Fall 2011: Top 10 plays to watch

    Fall 2011: Top 10 plays to watch
    Scores of shows are opening in Chicago this fall. Here are 10 productions to anticipate with particular relish. 'Follies' Just a few weeks after the opening of the Broadway transfer of the Kennedy Center revival, Chicago director Gary Griffin stages...
  • Two worthy new summer plays: 'Chinglish' and 'The Homosexuals'

    Two worthy new summer plays: 'Chinglish' and 'The Homosexuals'
    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...
  • 2011 FALL THEATER GUIDE

    2011 FALL THEATER GUIDE
    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...
  • What Chicago can learn from Toronto

    What Chicago can learn from Toronto
    TORONTO — Luminato, the festival of arts, culture and ideas that just concluded in Canada's largest city, has only been held for four years. But this citywide extravaganza already attracts a collective audience in excess of 1 million and spends...