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  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    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. Some events...
  • Goodman to stage Noah Haidle play in 2013-13 season

    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...
  • Summer Theater Guide 2012: Our top 10 most-anticipated shows

    Summer Theater Guide 2012: Our top 10 most-anticipated shows
    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...
  • 'Family' connections: How Phylicia Rashad found Stovall and his play set in Hyde Park

    'Family' connections:  How Phylicia Rashad found Stovall and his play set in Hyde Park
    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...
  • MCA bringing Stew, Handspring Puppet Theatre, Mike Daisey to Chicago in 2012-13

    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...
  • History is set for 'Iceman Cometh,' even as its future still is unsure

    History is set for 'Iceman Cometh,' even as its future still is unsure
    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...
  • Urgency unclear in a musical about a man trapped in a cave

    Urgency unclear in a musical about a man trapped in a cave
    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....
  • Sighting: Tom Hanks, LeAnn Rimes, Jimmy Buffett, Jeremy Piven at RL

    Sighting: Tom Hanks, LeAnn Rimes, Jimmy Buffett, Jeremy Piven at RL
    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...
  • No Broadway production for 'Iceman Cometh,' Goodman says

    No Broadway production for 'Iceman Cometh,' Goodman says
    "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...
  • Goodman fills in missing Falls show

    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...
  • Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater

    Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater
    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...
  • Wearing it proudly: Regina Taylor's new production of "Crowns" has more of a story

    Wearing it proudly: Regina Taylor's new production of "Crowns" has more of a story
    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...