| 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...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:24 PM
More than 450 people enjoyed the rollicking Chicago premiere of "Pullman Porter Blues" on Sept. 24 as part of the Goodman Theatre's season-opening celebration. The festive evening began at The Standard Club, with a reception in its elegant wood-paneled...
| 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...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:00 PM
"Tragedy," the critic Eric Bentley once wrote, "is an experience of chaos." True. But not only is the chaotic the landscape of "Hamlet," "Othello" and the like, it also visits many of us on a daily basis. A waiter finds himself in the weeds. A reporter...
| 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...