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  • "Head of Passes" at the Steppenwolf Theatre ★★★

    "Head of Passes" at the Steppenwolf Theatre ★★★
    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...
  • With 'Good People,' a look at class in American culture

    With 'Good People,' a look at class in American culture
    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)...
  • Fall Theater 2012: Broadway highlights include 'Annie,' 'Glengarry,' 'Virginia Woolf'

    Fall Theater 2012: Broadway highlights include 'Annie,' 'Glengarry,' 'Virginia Woolf'
    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...
  • Tonys 2013: 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' wins best revival of a play

    Tonys 2013: 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' wins best revival of a play
    "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. Directed by...
  • Steppenwolf starting construction on education center

    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...
  • 2013 Tony Awards: A strong Chicago accent again

    2013 Tony Awards: A strong Chicago accent again
    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...
  • Summer 2013: 10 theater shows for a sunny Chicago

    Summer 2013: 10 theater shows for a sunny Chicago
    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...
  • Brand new way to look at love and addiction

    Brand new way to look  at love and addiction
    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...
  • 'She Kills Monsters' conjures D&D cool

    'She Kills Monsters' conjures D&D cool
    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...
  • Steppenwolf builds raw, aggressive 'Good People'

    Steppenwolf builds raw, aggressive 'Good People'
    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...
  • Generosity abounds in simmering performance

    Generosity abounds in simmering performance
    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...
  • Jimmy Smits headed to Steppenwolf stage

    Jimmy Smits headed to Steppenwolf stage
    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...