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  • 25 years for 'Too Much Light': Neo's reach goes far beyond Andersonville

    25 years for 'Too Much Light': Neo's reach goes far beyond Andersonville
    Some Chicago theater companies become important by growing to the point they become institutions — entities that hire actors, build subscriber bases, raise money for new buildings, that kind of thing. That's one form of influence. But what of that...
  • Christopher Evan Welch: An actor who made an impression

    Christopher Evan Welch: An actor who made an impression
    We lost a sterling actor this week, an actor whose name was less familiar than his face or voice. But fame is many things: fleeting, relative, frequently a matter of chance. To those who knew his work on screen and on stage, Christopher Evan Welch wasn'...
  • Eric and Liz Lefkofsky pledge half their wealth to charity

    Eric and Liz Lefkofsky pledge half their wealth to charity
    Chicago technology entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky and his wife Liz are among the latest families to sign the Giving Pledge, promising to give more than half their wealth to charity. Founded four years ago by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, the...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Actress Kate Arrington is always never the same

    Actress Kate Arrington is always never the same
    In Amy Herzog's "Belleville" at the Steppenwolf Theatre, Kate Arrington plays a troubled young woman named Abby who is married to a creep. At Abby's low point, she is literally forced to beg her suddenly terrifying husband for her own phone in order to...
  • Herzog in 'Belleville': How well do we know each other?

    Herzog in 'Belleville': How well do we know each other?
    So, how well do you know your lover? Can you really trust your husband? Your wife? Implicitly, you say to yourself as you read. One would hope so. But every so often, the news media will throw up a story of someone living a complete lie, someone who...
  • Steppenwolf Theatre producer heads to Redmoon

    In a shuffling of artistic staffs, Rebecca Rugg, recently a producer at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, is heading to Redmoon Theater, where she'll work on that recently re-energized company's Great Chicago Fire Festival. The Great Chicago Fire...
  • The super summer of Michael Shannon

    The super summer of Michael Shannon
    In early June, a few weeks before Michael Shannon moved back to Chicago for the summer, he could be found at home on a Saturday morning padding about, doing chores, soaking in a relatively unscheduled moment of free time. This was before the release...
  • Jeff Goldblum heading off-Broadway for Bruce Norris' 'Domesticated'

    Jeff Goldblum heading off-Broadway for Bruce Norris' 'Domesticated'
    Bruce Norris, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright of "Clybourne Park," opened his metaphysical drama "A Parallelogram" at the Mark Taper Forum on Sunday. The busy New York writer already has his eye on his next play, the politically...
  • Review: 'A Parallelogram' as existential riddle

     Review: 'A Parallelogram' as existential riddle
    A high-toned concept combined with disagreeable characters and a jaded worldview provided the formula for Bruce Norris' bracing retort to "A Raisin in the Sun," "Clybourne Park," the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that became a huge hit at the Mark Taper...
  • Edward Albee wins Tribune's top award for writing

    Edward Albee wins Tribune's top award for writing
    Edward Albee is known as a vaunted playwright. But really he's a relationship expert. For more than 50 years, Albee's work has examined the tenuous bonds that bring couples, friends and families together and the all-too-human mistakes that force them...