| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Look! Here's the recent high school graduate Tavi Gevinson swinging from a crab apple tree in her Oak Park backyard — as photographed by Annie Leibovitz and published in Vanity Fair. Look! Here's Tavi Gevinson lying on her single, teenager's bed...
| Aug 28, 2014
In an unexpected flurry of late summer activity, it was revealed that two Chicago theater companies are eyeing new homes in buildings that once were put to use by the city of Chicago. Chicago Children's Theatre, in residence at the Ruth Page Center for...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Seanachai Theatre Company announced its 2014-15 season on Tuesday, while also saying that it will no longer be called Seanachai Theatre Company. The theater’s new monicker is Irish Theatre of Chicago. It’s a bold change for the twenty-year-old...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:35 AM
With the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee taking a leaf from the Tony Awards playbook, the nominations for this year’s Jeff Awards are to be announced live and in public by a celebrity — in this case, the actress Jane Lynch.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:48 AM
Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro is to be at the helm of Larry David's upcoming Broadway production, entitled "Fish in the Dark."
Shapiro is continuing her association with producer Scott Rudin. Rudin is also the producer of Shapiro's...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:51 PM
"Fiddler on the Roof": Light Opera Works produces Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein's musical about Tevye and his five daughters living in their little village of Anatevka. Through Aug. 24 at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St. in...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Billie Letts, the mother of the Chicago playwright Tracy Letts, died on Saturday in her home state of Oklahoma, according to reports in the Tulsa World and other sources.
Letts, who was 76, was a highly regarded novelist (as well as a teacher and...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Still suffering the effects of the infamous polar vortex? May we present our annual list of the Hot New Faces of the Chicago stage.
The chance to be a part of Chicago theater draws actors from all across the country these days. The class of 2014...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Northbrook resident Denise Wasserman, a former elementary school teacher, has home-schooled her two daughters, but this fall the older one will join a handful of students in the inaugural freshman class at the G. K. Chesterton Academy of Chicago, which...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:52 PM
Written five years after Douglas Coupland popularized the demographic term “Generation X,” Kenneth Lonergan's “This is Our Youth” was, in its first blush of mid-1990s popularity, the quintessential slacker play.
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin are the latest star actors to take a crack at Kenneth Lonergan's "This Is Our Youth," the 1996 play that has always attracted notable talent thanks to the depth, pathos and wit of its portrait of adrift, privileged post-...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Joel Drake Johnson’s “Rasheeda Speaking,” which premiered in 2014 at Chicago’s Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, will mark actress Cynthia Nixon’s directorial debut, it was announced on Thursday. The drama’s New York debut...