| May 22, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Two components of many a Chicago summer of live entertainment are absent this year — there's no Cirque du Soleil tent at the United Center and no Riverfront Theater at the Tribune Company's Freedom Center. So you'll have to go camping for fun...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 6:27 AM
The Milwuaukee Repertory Theatre announced Thursday that it has created a new large group of more loosely affiliated associate artists, essentially replacements for what was one of the last remaining resident companies of actors in America but nonetheless...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 2:33 PM
When the Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced its production of "The Motherf***er with the Hat," it sure sounded very much like a reprise of the 2011 Broadway production. The director, ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro, was to be the same. Todd Rosenthal's...
| Apr 15, 2013
Despite his humility and regard for God's rules, Old Job has a rough time in his book. The fire of God burns up his sheep, and his oxen are carried off by raiders, but that's just livestock. He gets boils on his head, but that's just an affliction of...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:06 PM
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...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:20 PM
You'd easily think that "She Kills Monsters" the clever, funny, moving, lively and delightfully geeky standout at this year's Garage Rep at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, was entirely created by Buzz22 Chicago, a very young theater company created by...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 4:49 AM
NEW YORK - In an unusual throwback to how Broadway operated when Edward Albee's booze-soaked George and Martha first prowled the boards in 1962, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's naturalistic, emotionally intense, Chicago-style take on “Who's Afraid...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:26 PM
Bailiwick Chicago, Buzz22 Chicago and Theatre Seven of Chicago will have all shows in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's annual Garage Rep Rep repertory series, slated to begin in February.
Bailiwick will produce Michael John LaChiusa's chamber musical...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 7:31 PM
In the most devastating scene of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," a young businessman named Howard fires Willy Loman, even though the past-his-prime salesman knew his new boss when Howard was still a baby. At least Willy gets his pink slip while...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:07 PM
The comedian Jeff Garlin is never happy unless he actually starts his prepared material — well, what passes for his prepared material — at approximately the time his show was scheduled to end.
Over two decades of reviewing his elongated...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 3:33 PM
A few years back, in a sleepy hotel bar in Costa Rica, I found myself in one of those late-night conversations in which it felt like my new friend was not telling the whole truth. No doubt the history of this genial, white-haired American emigre was...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 12:51 PM
William Petersen, the actor with longtime roots on the Chicago stage, is to appear this summer at the Steppenwolf Theatre in a two-person show about a teenager and her reculsive uncle in Costa Rica.
Titled "Slowgirl" and penned by Greg Pierce, it will...