| Jan 25, 2012
| 2:14 PM
When does a lie take on a life of its own? Two very different plays, running within blocks of each other on Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park, tackle that question.
"Dark Play, or Stories for Boys" ***
Carlos Murillo's "Dark Play, or Stories for Boys"...
| May 8, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Last Sunday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of these...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 12:44 PM
David Mamet had already established himself as a promising Chicago writer when, in early 1975, he submitted the script of his "American Buffalo" to Goodman Theatre, guaranteeing the management that, if produced, it would win the Pulitzer Prize for drama....
| Jul 30, 2009
Mattie Hawkinson's Chicago theater credits include:
"Rock 'n' Roll," Goodman Theatre, 2009. As Esme/Alice, the 16-year-old daughter of a Cambridge professor, in her first role at the Goodman.
"A Flea in Her Ear," Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 2006. As...
| May 3, 2009
There are precious few guarantees in the theater anymore. Boffo playwrights went out with the Neil Simon dinosaurs. A new show by Stephen Sondheim, hands down the greatest living musical theater composer, can't even count on a Broadway booking. The only...
| Jul 17, 2009
It was supposed to be six but it turned out to be seven, and you know what? Seven is better.
Earlier this year, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that it would expand the number of nominees in the best series and acting categories...
| Apr 13, 2009
The Big Bang Theory: A comic book fan starts romancing Penny (Kaley Cuoco); Wolowitz and Leonard (Simon Helberg, Johnny Galecki) decide to check out Ladies' Night at a local bar. Kevin Sussman guest stars in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS).
| Dec 5, 2008
For 11-year-old Warren Wudtke, it doesn't get much better than hanging out near the creek by his home, catching tree frogs and then letting them go.
When the sixth grader gets bored with the little critters, there's always mountain biking on one of the...
| Jan 9, 2009
The lead character on "In Treatment" has made some big changes as the show enters its second season, and HBO is switching things up too.
The network has altered the way it's scheduling the show, which returns to the air in April. Rather than air episodes...
| Oct 20, 2008
New patients are lining up to see Dr. Paul Weston on the second season of "In Treatment."
The HBO drama has added Hope Davis and John Mahoney to its cast for the coming season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Elsewhere, Jeffrey Nordling has joined...
| May 22, 2008
| 10:27 AM
In the era of alternative fuels, grease is turning into a pretty slick investment.
Restaurants increasingly are being paid for their used cooking oil, icky stuff that historically they've had to pay to have hauled away. And sales of kits that allow...
| Feb 6, 2009
| 4:30 PM
With the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show taking place this week (Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. on USA), it seems like the right time to take a closer look at one of TV???s most memorable pooches. We???re talking about......