| May 27, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Before Evanston-born actress Jessie Mueller was a Best Actress in a Musical Tony Award nominee for playing the title role in “Beautiful — The Carole King Musical,” she was, well, a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award nominee...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Chicago is home to approximately 250 theater and comedy companies, but none of them call Bridgeport home. That's about to change.
Friday marks the debut of The Bridge, which is housed in The Orphanage, the second floor theater space above the historic...
| May 7, 2014
| 1:57 PM
It is sometime in the late 1970s, a steel town in Alabama. The crew working the graveyard shift ambles into the noisy, steam-filled plant and goes about its business. The circumstances on this night are less than ideal. They are a man short....
| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:03 AM
In the years since Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's "Bounce" bowed at the Goodman Theatre in 2003, replete with Hal Prince, Broadway stars, press conferences and expectations to match, it has become clear to Sondheim watchers that this particular...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Welcome to Questions of Characters, the monthly column that puts a name to some of the most familiar faces in movies, on television, the stage and commercials who either hail from Chicago or have spent enough time here to consider it home.
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The Albany Park Theatre Project is not a typical theater for young people. Such is the level of trust among the young people from the neighborhood who perform with this company, and such is the dedication to artistic excellence of its creative staff, that...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Until this past week — and I find this rather incredible — Conor McPherson had never been to Chicago. It's surprising because few theater-loving cities, outside of Dublin anyway, have been so obsessed with the works of a fellow who is, to my...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 11:20 AM
The cast of the Goodman Theatre’s summer revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s musical “Brigadoon” was announced on Monday. The theater also said that writer Brian Hill will “refresh” Lerner’s...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:46 AM
On May 13, the Goodman Theatre will celebrate the life of Robert Christen, the theater’s Resident Lighting Designer who died on March 9 at the age of 64. Christen spent over three decades at the Goodman, providing the lights for plays as diverse and...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:36 AM
The Goodman Theatre has announced the final show in its 2014-15 mainstage season: it is to be a new production of the classic Amerian potboiler "The Little Foxes," written by Lillian Hellman and first staged in 1939.
Henry Wishcamper is to direct. A...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:49 AM
This week’s Theater Loop Showcase video is Lyric Opera’s new production of “The Barber of Seville,” directed by Rob Ashford. In Gioachino Rossini's 1816 opera, Count Almaviva disguises himself as a student named Lindoro to win...
| Jan 23, 2014
Dwyane Wade, a Chicago native and major part of three Miami Heat NBA championship teams, has sold his four-bedroom town house in Chicago's River West neighborhood for $1.66 million.
Wade, 32, recently became engaged to actress Gabrielle Union. He also...