| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Jeff Kready, who played the lovably square Mr. Snow in Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Carousel" at the Goodspeed Opera House, will play Crumpet, the cynical Macy's Elf in "The Santaland Diaries," the statge adaptation of David Sedaris' comic holiday essays....
| Jan 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Broadway will show that it cares when stars, producers, writers, and directors come together for “From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook” on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at Waterbury's Palace Theater.
Linda Eder ("Jekyll & Hyde"),...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:10 PM
I'm 51 and Bilbo-free. Somehow "The Hobbit" has eluded me my entire reading life. What was I reading in junior high when I first noticed everyone else was reading it? "Big A: The Story of Lew Alcindor," maybe. Or William K. Everson's book on Laurel &...
| Mar 3, 2013
Hollywood has had a love affair with head-turning white gowns both on-screen and off for more than half a century. Who can forget Marilyn Monroe's white Travilla halter dress billowing around her waist as she stands atop a subway grate in the 1955 film...
| Feb 10, 2013
The year 2012 was full of films that captured the essence of memorable time periods through costume. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" was brought to life by designer Joanna Johnston's stovepipe hats and wool shawls, for instance. And what would the film "Anna...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:30 AM
As the annual Oscar campaign comes to resemble a presidential race more by the year, the fall festival calendar starts to resemble a long political primary, with its own Carvilles, Plouffes, and perhaps even its Atwaters. But as even the smaller...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 9:26 AM
It was a ho-ho-ho-hum weekend at the box office, as five new releases failed to draw moviegoers to the multiplex in droves.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was the No. 1 film for the second consecutive weekend, collecting an additional $36.7...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 9:21 AM
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" scampered away with the top spot at the multiplex this weekend, beating out a handful of popular Christmas releases to claim No. 1 yet again.
For the third consecutive weekend, Peter Jackson's prequel to "The Lord...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 9:04 AM
"Texas Chainsaw 3D" easily sliced through the competition at the box office this weekend — not that its rivals were particularly threatening.
As the only new film to hit theaters nationwide, the reboot of the 1974 horror flick only had to...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:04 AM
The new touring production of "Les Miserables," which was a huge hit in Chicago this fall, is headed back to Broadway, producer Cameron Mackintosh announced Tuesday.
This will be the third Broadway stand for the famous warbling waif. The show will...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:37 AM
The national touring production of the Broadway musical "Sister Act" picks up a little home field advantage when it arrives in the Loop. Mother Superior is played in the tour by Chicago actress Hollis Resnik.
The Tony-nominated "Sister Act," adapted from...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:37 AM
The former "Saturday Night Live" star Nora Dunn is to star in the upcoming production of the Broadway farce "Boeing-Boeing" at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace.
Dunn, who is becoming a familiar face in Chicago theater, is also working on a...