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William Petersen

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  • Emmys 2014: In today's TV landscape, it's evolve or die

    Emmys 2014: In today's TV landscape, it's evolve or die
    Word had it that by the time Warren Leight took over as “Law & Order: SVU” showrunner in the series’ 13th season that the job would be a temporary assignment. “There was a sense that it would be 13 and out. Welcome to the Titanic.&...
  • For 'Dance,' an overdue visit from Conor McPherson

    For 'Dance,' an overdue visit from Conor McPherson
    Until this past week — and I find this rather incredible — Conor McPherson had never been to Chicago. It's surprising because few theater-loving cities, outside of Dublin anyway, have been so obsessed with the works of a fellow who is, to my...
  • William Petersen among friends at Geffen Playhouse's 'Slowgirl'

     William Petersen among friends at Geffen Playhouse's 'Slowgirl'
    From David Mamet's first expletive-laced success in the 1970s to the advent of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County" as one of the most acclaimed 21st century American dramas to date, drawing blood — and not always just figuratively — has been...
  • Blythe Danner to star at Geffen Playhouse before Broadway

    Blythe Danner to star at Geffen Playhouse before Broadway
    Blythe Danner will return to Broadway in the new Donald Margulies play "The Country House," which is scheduled to open Oct. 2 in a production by the Manhattan Theater Club. But before bowing in New York, Danner and the play will open at the Geffen...
  • Review: 'Slowgirl' peels back the layers of hidden feelings

     Review: 'Slowgirl' peels back the layers of hidden feelings
    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...
  • Original Cast Member Paul Guilfoyle to Exit 'CSI'

    Paul Guilfoyle, one of only two actors who has been with CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" as a regular since its start, will depart the drama this season. Guilfoyle has played series regular Captain Jim Brass in all 14 seasons of the crime series...
  • No age barrier in these best performances of 2013

     No age barrier in these best performances of 2013
    The actor's life is arduous and peripatetic, but it can be a long and fulfilling ride. You can find yourself handed enormous responsibility at a young age, like Johnny Rabe, given the pivotal job of playing Winthrop Paroo in the Paramount Theatre's "The...
  • Stars Strive to Shine Just Right in Awards Season Spotlight

    So is Robert Redford really a "fun guy"? And does Joseph Gordon-Levitt truly project "a mellow, laid-back vibe?" I pondered these earth-shaking questions as I read recent examples of that dubious literary genre, the "celebrity interview," wherein...
  • William Petersen, Michael Shannon Among Thesps Making Return to Chicago Stages

    Can't go home again? That old adage apparently doesn't apply to actors who started in Chicago theater before going on to Hollywood success. In the past six months alone, Windy City auds have seen the return of an impressive ensemble of well-known big- and...
  • Cable vs. Broadcast TV: Learning to Love the Low End of the Dial

    I've recently rekindled a strained professional relationship: I'm watching scripted series on the Big Four networks again. This development surprises no one more than me, since I had admittedly become a cable and pay TV snob. Like so many others in the...
  • TV Networks' Pilot Spending Reflects Cable Competition

    On paper, it appears that each of the Big Four networks is on track to shoot about 40 to 50 pilots for the 2014-15 development cycle -- numbers that are, of course preposterous. For the past decade, the major broadcast nets have produced 20-25 pilots...
  • Robots in plain sight on 'Transformers' set

    Robots in plain sight on 'Transformers' set
    [Update: Filming for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will continue this weekend in the Loop. Shooting will take place 7 am to 10 pm Saturday and Sunday on LaSalle Street, from West Lake Street to West Jackson Boulevard. According to a notice sent out to...