| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| May 17, 2012
| 1:01 PM
The Goodman Theatre said Thursday that it will stage "Smokefall," a new play by Noah Haidle ("Vigils," "Mr. Marmalade") as part of its 2013-14 season. Anne Kauffman is scheduled to direct the piece, which is about three generations of a Michigan family...
| May 23, 2012
| 1:38 PM
A potential superhero awaits the unleashing of his powers. Tracy Letts mourns over Moscow. A Chicago disaster is revisited. A young man misses his appointment with Goldman Sachs. Oedipus hits the streets of Los Angeles. Hats fly on the Goodman Theatre...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 1:47 PM
When Phylicia Rashad was cast as a replacement Violet Weston in Anna D. Shapiro's Broadway production of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County," the Broadway gossip boards were abuzz with the notion of casting an African-American actress, best known for...
| May 30, 2012
| 1:19 PM
Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art has announced its 2012-13 season of live performances. The typically expansive, eclectic and inter-disciplinary season includes the following events:
- "Imperial Science: Una Opera Muerta" An operatic collaboration...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 12:42 PM
On Sunday, the iceman goeth. Unless you happen to be Nathan Lane's long-lost great-uncle from Tipperary, or come with your own pot of gold, good luck getting a ticket.
At press time, it was not yet clear whether Robert Falls' Goodman Theatre production...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The potent Adam Guettel and Tina Landau musical "Floyd Collins," memorably produced by the Goodman Theatre in 1999 with the late Guy Adkins in a lead role, is all about a young and unlucky 1920s Kentucky spelunker who finds himself trapped down a hole....
| Jun 28, 2011
| 2:04 PM
While in Chicago promoting his upcoming film, "Larry Crowne," Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson visited RL in the Gold Coast Thursday and Friday. Country singer LeAnn Rimes and husband Eddie Cibrian had brunch at RL Sunday. Cibrian is filming NBC's...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 11:31 AM
"The Iceman Cometh" is not going to Broadway, at least not during the upcoming season, the Goodman Theatre concluded Friday.
According to Roche Schulfer, the theater's executive director, various factors conspired against the much-discussed potential...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Robert Falls will direct William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" as part of the Goodman Theatre's 2012-13 season, the Goodman announced on Wedndesday.
The slot had been listed as a TBA in the Goodman's 2012-13 subscription season.
This will be...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 11:40 AM
The temperature in these parts has been sizzling all week. An ideal time, then, for an annual On the Town event: The unveiling of the Hot New Faces of the Chicago-area stage. Class of 2011.
We've found this year's group of rising stars everywhere from...
| 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...