Posts in category "Theater in Chicago"

Fall Theater preview 2017: Highlights of Chicago's unique theaters and upcoming shows

Fall Theater preview 2017: Highlights of Chicago's unique theaters and upcoming shows
Unless you are among Chicago’s hardcore theater-goers or the Chicago Theater community, it is hard to keep up with all of the outstanding productions cranked out by the city’s more than 250 producing theaters. You probably know about Broadway In Chicago’s Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK, Broadway sensation WICKED, the 2016 Tony Award®-winning Best Play THE HUMANS and LOVE NEVER... Read more »

Hamilton Tickets: new block of seats to go on sale for Chicago Hamilton

Hamilton Tickets: new block of seats to go on sale for Chicago Hamilton
The hottest ticket in town, HAMILTON, the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, told through a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, now playing at The PrivateBank Theatre, has just announced that a new block of tickets will go on-sale starting at 10 am. on August 29, 2017. Here’s what... Read more »

Gypsy at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston entertains all

Gypsy at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston entertains all
GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success, based on the true story of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and her sister actress, June Havoc, opened Saturday at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston for a short run (August 19 through 27). The Music Theater Works production directed by Rudy Hogenmiller is... Read more »
Advertisement:

Broadway in Chicago free Millennium Park concert showcases the best of Broadway

Broadway in Chicago free Millennium Park concert showcases the best of Broadway
A summer favorite, the free Broadway in Chicago concert that showcases music and dance performances from some of Broadway in Chicago’s hottest musicals returns for 2017 on Monday, August 14 at 6:15 p.m. on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage in Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St). Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway In Chicago calls... Read more »

Last Dancer Standing: "LIVE" at Black Ensemble Theater

Last Dancer Standing: "LIVE" at Black Ensemble Theater
TV reality comes full circle at a “LIVE” taping of  “Last Dancer Standing (More Than Hip-Hop)”–an eight week dance competition that pits some of the best dancers in the country against each other in a competition to win $100,000 and a tour with R&B singing sensation Justin Paul (Deverin Deonte)–that opened Sunday at Black Ensemble... Read more »

An American in Paris at the Oriental Theatre ’S Wonderful

An American in Paris at the Oriental Theatre ’S Wonderful
Sometimes I worry when an award-winning Broadway blockbuster like An American in Paris* goes on tour. Will the touring cast measure up? Will the sets be less than magical? Will the costumes be tired? No worries with this An American in Paris that opened Wednesday night at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a... Read more »
Advertisement:

HIR at Steppenwolf: asks what pronoun are you?

HIR at Steppenwolf: asks what pronoun are you?
Ze, she, he, him, her, hir, his, hers, hirs Family isn’t quite what it used to be according to Mac Taylor’s (judy–not a name but a gender pronoun) explosive Chicago premiere of Hir now on stage at Steppenwolf Theatre. After recently seeing Eugene O’Neill’s Ah Wilderness at the Goodman Theatre–a story about family life in... Read more »

Ah Wilderness! Eugene O'Neill's rare comic take on family life at the Goodman Theatre

Ah Wilderness! Eugene O'Neill's rare comic take on family life at the Goodman Theatre
 I love the Fourth of July.      For me, it’s right up there with Thanksgiving. There’s no pretense, no gift giving, no blue state/red state rhetoric. We are all one– celebrating the red and blue of our flag (not of our politics). It is not surprising that Eugene O’Neill, used Independence Day as the... Read more »

My take on the Chicago Theater critic Hedy Weiss controversy

My take on the Chicago Theater critic Hedy Weiss controversy
Chicago’s long-time theater critic for the Chicago Sun Times and WTTW-TV, Hedy Weiss, has been the target of many in the city’s theater community for a review she wrote on “Pass Over,” a play that is currently running at Chicago’s highly respected Steppenwolf Theatre (through July 9). The world-premiere play by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by... Read more »
Advertisement:

Parade at Writers Theatre: more relevant now than ever

Parade at Writers Theatre: more relevant now than ever
There are many things I love about the South including grits and shrimp along with my husband–a bred and born Louisiana boy. There are other things, not so much. And although the South has changed a lot since the early 20th century–there are still pockets of prejudice in the South and throughout the country–yes Chicago,... Read more »
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Meet The Blogger

    Carole Kuhrt Brewer

    Arts, dining, theater and entertainment reporter for media since 1997.

  • Follow me on Twitter.

  • Recent posts

  • Monthly Archives

  • Categories

  • Google Analytics Stats

    generated by GADWP 
  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: