First Wives Club opens in Chicago

The highly-anticipated review of the First Wives Club premiered at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre Wednesday March 11 and will run through March 29. Tickets A full house witnessed the apparent big-budget production full of laughs and typical Broadway tunes open on the historic Oriental stage. Those who attended were delighted and often left in stitches by the First... Read more »

Dear John Hughes Brings the House Down

Dear John Hughes kicked off its Chicago run at the Broadway Playhouse located at Water Tower Place on Thursday night to a full house. The show could best be described as a tribute John Hughes’ high school films, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. The “For the Record” production will run through March 15. Tickets Although... Read more »

Marlon Wayans talks In Living Color, screen-testing as Pryor

Marlon Wayans talks In Living Color, screen-testing as Pryor
If you check out Marlon Wayans’ IMDB page, you’ll be reminded he was on In Living Color with other members of the Wayans family as well as current icons such as Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx. Then you’ll see a vast range of work, from silly comedies like White Chicks to unique cult dramas such... Read more »
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Dee Snider's Rock and Roll Christmas Tale - review

Dee Snider has officially kicked off  Christmas in Chicago with Dee Snider’s Rock and Roll Christmas Tale. The rocking, silly-fun holiday show is playing now through Sunday January 4, 2015 at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago. TICKETS The musical successfully intertwines both Twisted Sister and holiday favorites through the story of a heavy metal band... Read more »

Comedian Ted Alexandro talks "Teacher's Lounge", Occupy and more

Comedian Ted Alexandro talks "Teacher's Lounge", Occupy and more
After 20 years in the business, Ted Alexandro has long been enjoying the view from the top of stand up comedy. Alexandro has a plethora of impressive television credits that include Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, two half-hour Comedy Central specials, and multiple appearances on the Late Show with... Read more »

Jim Jefferies exclusive interview - "Legit" movie?

Jim Jefferies exclusive interview - "Legit" movie?
Wednesday night, fans of FX’s recently cancelled Legit were overjoyed to see comedian Jim Jefferies take to Facebook and Twitter regarding the possibility of a Legit movie. Jefferies wrote: I’m interested in making a “legit” movie to wrap everything up. But I need to find some money. Jefferies will be performing at the Vic theater in Chicago... Read more »
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Billy Bob Thornton talks Fargo and Technology in film & tv

Billy Bob Thornton talks Fargo and Technology in film & tv
Don’t worry, **NO FARGO FINALE SPOILERS HERE** There’s no doubt that FX’s Fargo has been a smash hit. The television show greatly succeeded in capturing the same quirky and unique nuances of the North Dakota town the way the film did. And don’ t cha know, just like the film, the quirkiness is perfectly offset with... Read more »

C2E2 Photos 2014's best costumes

As always, many fantastic and unique costumes made for a plethora of quality C2E2 photos so far this year. Many made it in the above photo gallery, but here are some of my favorites that stood out in my mind: Sharknado – A simple, but quality take on the modern day Casablanca. Spawn – Big and... Read more »

Comedian Hari Kondabolu Performing in Chicago

Comedian Hari Kondabolu Performing in Chicago
Hari Kondabolu, an immigrant rights organizer turned comedian, will be performing in Chicago Friday, April 4th at Lincoln Hall. Hari fearlessly discusses such taboo subjects as race in his act and is driven by his idea of justice derived through his work with immigrants. Kondabolu has appeared on such television shows as Jimmy Kimmel Live and Conan.... Read more »
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Heartbeat of Home finds a home in Chicago

Heartbeat of Home made its US premiere to a packed house at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago Wednesday night. After a captivating opening night performance, it’s clear Heartbeat of Home has found a very welcoming home in Chicago. From the producers of Riverdance, Heartbeat of Home evolves traditional Irish dancing to the next level. Through... Read more »