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  • Tony Awards: Steppenwolf, Tracy Letts lead Chicago nominations

    Tony Awards: Steppenwolf, Tracy Letts lead Chicago nominations
    Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company had a very good New York morning Tuesday with three of its ensemble members scoring 2013 Tony nominations: Tracy Letts and Amy Morton for their work in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," also a Tony...
  • Seth Meyers and the rise of the Chicago writer-performer

    Seth Meyers and the rise of the Chicago writer-performer
    Back in 1999 — a gut-wrenching 14 years ago — a theater just north of Wrigley Field was filled on weekend nights with the nervous laughter of people on dates. "Pick-Ups and Hiccups" (a title with admirable descriptive prowess), was a hugely...
  • William Petersen to return to Steppenwolf stage

    William Petersen to return to Steppenwolf stage
    William Petersen, the actor with longtime roots on the Chicago stage, is to appear this summer at the Steppenwolf Theatre in a two-person show about a teenager and her reculsive uncle in Costa Rica. Titled "Slowgirl" and penned by Greg Pierce, it will...
  • A bit too tame a party for the likes of Pinter

    A bit too tame a party for the likes of Pinter
    Can "The Birthday Party" be celebrated in a wide-open space? It depends, surely, on the intent of the event. As the history of the 20th century teaches us, and as the Nobel laureate Harold Pinter understood at a very early age, unwanted, destructive...
  • 'Belleville' ★★★½

    'Belleville' ★★★½
    Amy Herzog's play "Belleville" begins with a young American in Paris arriving home in the middle of the day to find her husband, the husband she thought was at work as a junior physician, sitting at his computer, consuming pornography. This ironically...
  • Steppenwolf gala nets $1.1 million

    The Steppenwolf Theatre Company said Thursday it raised $1.1 million at its annual gala last Saturday — for its artistic, educational and community programming. Items at the live auction including opening-night tickets to the upcoming Broadway...
  • 'Book of Mormon' announces Chicago cast, including James Vincent Meredith

    'Book of Mormon' announces Chicago cast, including James Vincent Meredith
    NEW YORK — The Chicago cast of the satirical musical "The Book of Mormon" will feature Nic Rouleau, the current star of the Broadway company, in the central role of Elder Price, along with Ben Platt (known for his work in the movie “Pitch...
  • A tricky maze of dividing right from wrong

    A tricky maze of dividing right from wrong
    When death comes for me — and, as Markus Zusak's novel, "The Book Thief," makes very clear, death surely is coming for us all — I wouldn't mind if he were played by Francis Guinan. Guinan, an ensemble member at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company...
  • When our heroes are revealed to be flawed ...

    When our heroes are revealed to be flawed ...
    In the movie "Flight," for which Denzel Washington scored an Oscar nomination, a brilliant pilot successfully lands a catastrophically damaged plane, saving scores of lives, even though this captain was high as he sat behind the throttle. To some degree,...
  • Tomorrow looking bright for 'Annie'

    Tomorrow looking bright for 'Annie'
    Everyone's first "Annie" should be at a venerable venue like the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, which opened for business in 1931, right when "Little Orphan Annie" mania was at its peak. The historic theater on the Fox River was built just one year after...
  • How TV shapes the Tony Awards, plus our predictions

    How TV shapes the Tony Awards, plus our predictions
    Ever since the first national TV broadcast in 1967 of the Tony Awards, then its 21st year, a delicate dance has been tapped out between the handing out of trophies for artistic theatrical worthiness and the entertainment of the ever-fickle folks at home....
  • Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield reunite in Chicago supermarket

    Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield reunite in Chicago supermarket
    Chicago once again played host to a Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield reunion Saturday, just like it did when the two former boxing rivals appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2009. But rather than reunite in front of a live studio audience, they smiled and...