| Dec 18, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The Goodman Theater's much-lauded 2012 staging of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" has locked in a New York run that will play the Brooklyn Academy of Music in spring 2015 with its original cast -- including Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy -- intact....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Brian Dennehy, who is currently in the Los Angeles production of "The Steward of Christendom" at the Mark Taper Forum, will reprise his recent Chicago performance in Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" for a six-week run at the Brooklyn Academy of...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The actor's life is arduous and peripatetic, but it can be a long and fulfilling ride. You can find yourself handed enormous responsibility at a young age, like Johnny Rabe, given the pivotal job of playing Winthrop Paroo in the Paramount Theatre's "The...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:43 AM
The holidays are upon us, and in the spirit of the season a few of Chicago’s many theaters would like to give you a special message.
The theaters shown here — including hundreds of actors, directors, designers, staff and administrators...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:58 PM
"We are gentrifiers," declares the defiant Jackson, one of the three young urban professionals in "Buzzer," Tracey Scott Wilson's sizzling new drama of race, real estate and sexual betrayal now at the Goodman Theatre under the direction of Jessica Thebus....
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:49 AM
On Saturday Feb. 22, the starry cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of “Of Mice and Men,” currently rehearsing in Chicago, stopped by the Goodman Theatre to take in a performance of “Luna Gale.” Directed by Anna D. Shapiro,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The Goodman Theatre has announced the cast for the Chicago premiere of "Venus in Fur," David Ives' audition-set play, and it is a major break for the Chicago actress Amanda Drinkall, who recently appeared in "Great Expectations" at Strawdog Theatre...
| Dec 27, 2013
It's the final column of 2013. So, happy New Year! And here are 10 moments from the Chicago theater — the inspired, the unusual and the I-can't-believe-they-just-did-that — that I'll be remembering for years to come.
1. The umbilical cord...
| 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
| 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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Picking a mere 10 shows from the plethora of work on offer this winter in Chicago's theaters is no easy task. Here's a mere sprinkling of the different kinds of live entertainment on offer in the city in the coming weeks, including a few shows that look...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:36 PM
NEW YORK — "Things like that freak me out," says Jessie Mueller, coming to life in a booth at Bond 45, a Midtown eatery where Broadway stars like to be seen. Except that Mueller, who opens Sunday in the role of Carole King in the new jukebox musical...