| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:57 PM
British playwrights love writing about class. American scribes prefer to probe relationships.
So goes the truism and also, to some extent, the reality. Take, for example, David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 drama (and later a movie)...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:53 PM
So who's more in tune with the times? Boozy Martha, Katie Holmes or Little Orphan Annie?
Passive aggression, defiant independence and sunny optimism all are offered as part of the fall season on Broadway, where "Annie" gets her first Broadway revival at...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 7:05 PM
"Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s 50th anniversary restaging of Edward Albee’s drama, was named best revival of a play at the 67th Tony Awards, presented Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall.
| May 15, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company is about to post "pardon our dust" notices in its lobbies.
On Monday, workers are to remove the facade of the former home of the Ethan Allen furniture store at 1700 N. Halsted St., located directly north of the...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 9:20 PM
On a stunning Tony Awards night for Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, whose revival of “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” proved triumphant in more categories than expected, “Matilda,” the spunky, imported, heavily favored...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 11:38 AM
Jimmy Smits, known for his TV work on "L.A. Law," "NYPD Blue," and "The West Wing" is headed to the stage of the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.
Smits, who appeared on Broadway in "Anna and the Tropics" and "God of Carnage" but has not worked in...