| Mar 12, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The Goodman Theatre said Wednesday that its 2014-15 mainstage season in the Albert Theatre will begin with a reprise of Anne Kauffman’s hit 2013 production of Noah Haidle’s “Smokefall,” restaged for the larger space.
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Blythe Danner and scribes Donald Margulies and David Auburn have lined up world premieres as part of the Manhattan Theater Club's 2014-15 season, a lineup that sees the Gotham nonprofit partnering with L.A.'s Geffen Playhouse and Chicago's Goodman...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The veteran Chicago actor Larry Yando, best known currently for his annual turn as Ebenezer Scrooge at the Goodman Theatre, will play King Lear in a new production of William Shakespeare's tragedy directed by Barbara Gaines, Chicago Shakespeare...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Goodman Theatre has landed one of Broadway’s biggest names for its “A Dream Evening” gala.
Kristin Chenoweth (“Glee”) is set to perform at the benefit for Goodman Theatre’s education and community engagement...
| 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 15, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Rebecca Gilman's last play at the Goodman, 2010's "A True History of the Johnstown Flood," used the 1889 cataclysm that killed more than 2,200 people as a sweeping indictment of Gilded Age class privilege. It was a massive production, thematically and...
| Jan 20, 2014
When Kat Falls first imagined her best-selling middle-grade novel, "Dark Life," she was a busy stay-at-home mom of three, dashing from activity to activity and setting a 15-minute timer to ensure she got some writing in each day.
After taking about a...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:49 AM
August Wilson's plays first arrived in Chicago as they were still being written, mostly in the 1990s. For those of us who were around, the experiences at the Goodman Theatre — complete with Wilson, cigarette in hand, pacing the Dearborn Street...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:44 AM
It takes time to create a television documentary, and filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin have said they spent much of a year amassing 1,000 hours of video to make their CNN true-crime documentary "Chicagoland." So America currently is discovering, in...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 12:05 PM
This week’s Theater Loop Showcase is Antonin Dvorak’s 1901 Czech opera, “Rusalka,” currently onstage in a new production from Lyric Opera. This production marks Lyric's first "Rusalka" in all its 59 seasons. Like Hans Christian...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Walking into the Chicago Cultural Center for a warmhearted retirement celebration last week, I was pulled up short at the double door by a set of stickers. The ones with the menacing black handgun inside a bright circle, with a line through the gun. Those...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:28 PM
This week’s Theater Loop Showcase video is Tracey Scott Wilson’s serio-comedic new play, “Buzzer,” currently playing at the Goodman’s Owen Theatre. Jackson (Eric Lynch), a young African American lawyer, moves back to his...