| Apr 16, 2014
| 3:37 PM
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...
| May 21, 2014
| 1:33 PM
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 ....
| May 23, 2014
| 10:15 AM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 10:44 AM
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...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 2:27 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:30 PM
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?
| May 12, 2014
| 1:12 PM
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,...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:01 AM
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-...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:37 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:19 AM
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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:12 PM
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...