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  • 'Of Mice and Men,' and of Chris O'Dowd's Lennie

    'Of Mice and Men,' and of Chris O'Dowd's Lennie
    NEW YORK - Many in the audience for "Of Mice and Men" are coming to see James Franco. But given director Anna D. Shapiro's long history with Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble, it's perhaps not surprising that the main pleasures of her straight-up but...
  • Steppenwolf for Young Adults announces 2014-15 season

    Steppenwolf For Young Adults announced its 2014-15 season on Wednesday. The first of two shows is a new adaptation of George Orwell’s  “Animal Farm” (Oct.15 - Nov. 9) by Althos Low, co-adapted by Steve Pickering and Alice Austen ....
  • Shubert Foundation 2014 grants announced

    The Shubert Foundation in New York announced the recipients of its 2014 grants on Friday. This year the foundation awarded $22.5 million to non-profit performing arts organizations. 22 Chicago organizations received grants altogether totaling $1.2...
  • A pause to give thanks for churches that give theaters homes

    A pause to give thanks for churches that give theaters homes
    Last week, the news arrived in my inbox that the storied but under-theatered Bridgeport neighborhood was to get a new theater — aptly called The Bridge. The announcement spoke of a new venue at 643 W. 31st St., run by a Roosevelt University...
  • 'Way West' needs a dramatic compass

    'Way West' needs  a dramatic compass
    In the best scene of Mona Mansour's "The Way West," the otherwise rather frustrating new play at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company that contrasts the optimism of initial Western expansion in these United States with today's struggling California middle...
  • Review: 'Of Mice and Men' finds James Franco in CliffsNotes mode

    NEW YORK — Why is James Franco, the world's most famous perpetual student, making his Broadway debut in a revival of that panting war horse "Of Mice and Men," a favorite of high school English teachers and Turner Classic Movies addicts? It's a...
  • Chicago hits, home again by the Commercial Collective

    Chicago hits, home again by the Commercial Collective
    Can a Chicago hit come home again from New York? The Chicago Commercial Collective certainly is hoping so. A small, for-profit producer, the Collective, which is co-run by Brian Loevner and Aurelia F. Cohen, is attempting to build a touring market,...
  • SUMMER THEATER: Sting, Bayless and a man named Jed

    SUMMER THEATER: Sting, Bayless and a man named Jed
    There are a lot of famous names out and about this summer: Sting, Michael Cera, Bruce Norris and Sandra Oh, just to name a few. The reason is partly a few Broadway tryouts and partly a few more new Chicago productions that seemed designed to attract out-...
  • Cast of Steppenwolf's 'The Qualms' announced

    Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced casting for the world premiere of "The Qualms" by Bruce Norris on Tuesday. Norris is the author of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning "Clybourne Park." The nine-person cast includes Steppenwolf...
  • Review: 'Slowgirl' peels back the layers of hidden feelings

     Review: 'Slowgirl' peels back the layers of hidden feelings
    In Greg Pierce's "Slowgirl" at the Geffen Playhouse, 17-year-old Becky (Rae Gray) comes to visit her Uncle Sterling (William Petersen), who left the U.S. years earlier for Costa Rica. She's freaked out by his primitive jungle lifestyle, which is...
  • Steppenwolf press rep. to head to New York

    Jeffrey Fauver, the press representative for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, is leaving the high-profile Chicago theater at the end of the month. Fauver, 30, said this week that he intends to move to New York to pursue new opportunities as a press...
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville announces 2014-15 season

    Actors Theatre of Louisville announces 2014-15 season
    The Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced its 2014-15 season, the theater’s fifty-first. First up in the Pamela Brown Auditorium is “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” (Sept 2 - 21) a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s comedy...