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  • The selling of Oak Park teen Tavi Gevinson

     The selling of Oak Park teen Tavi Gevinson
    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...
  • TimeLine, Children's Theatre and a tale of 2 city buildings

    TimeLine, Children's Theatre and a tale of 2 city buildings
    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...
  • Seanachai Theatre changes name, announces season

    Seanachai Theatre changes name, announces season
    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...
  • Actress Jane Lynch will announce Jeff Award nominations

    Actress Jane Lynch will announce Jeff Award nominations
    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. Lynch, a...
  • Steppenwolf director to work with Larry David

    Steppenwolf director to work with Larry David
    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...
  • Chicago theater openings for the week of Aug. 8-14

     Chicago theater openings for the week of Aug. 8-14
    Saturday "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...
  • Billie Letts, mother of Tracy Letts, dies in Oklahoma

    Billie Letts, mother of Tracy Letts, dies in Oklahoma
    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...
  • HOT NEW FACES 2014: Here they are, 10 talents you should know

    HOT NEW FACES 2014: Here they are, 10 talents you should know
    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...
  • New high school promotes classical curriculum

    New high school promotes classical curriculum
    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...
  • Michael Cera anchors a 'Youth' that spans decades

    Michael Cera anchors a 'Youth' that spans decades
    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. Its caustic,...
  • Chicago Theater Review: 'This Is Our Youth' Starring Michael Cera

    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-...
  • Cynthia Nixon to direct 'Rasheeda Speaking' off-Broadway

    Cynthia Nixon to direct 'Rasheeda Speaking' off-Broadway
    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...