Posts tagged "Goodman Theatre"

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole mark the battle lines in War Paint `

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole mark the battle lines in War Paint `
“There are no ugly women, only lazy ones,” Helena Rubinstein The audaciously named “War Paint,” Goodman Theatre’s world premiere production, pits mid 20th-century cosmetic giants Helena Rubinstein (Patti LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Christine Ebersole) in a decades long competition for top dog in the beauty biz. Not unlike the “war paint” historically used by North American... Read more »

Disgraced at Goodman Theatre dishes up food for thought

Disgraced at Goodman Theatre dishes up food for thought
A celebratory dinner turns sour when inner demons explode and cultures collide in “Disgraced” at Goodman Theatre in Chicago. The blistering production, which opened Monday night at the Goodman’s Albert Theatre, exposes the landscape of prejudice in the “politically correct” world of 21st century urban America. In the capable hands of the play’s original director,... Read more »

The Upstairs Concierge: A Review of Kristoffer Diaz's World Premiere Comedy

The Upstairs Concierge: A Review of Kristoffer Diaz's World Premiere Comedy
Pandemonium rules at Kristoffer Diaz’s world premiere comedy, The Upstairs Concierge, that opened Monday night on the Goodman Theatre’s Owen stage. The farcical misadventures take place at The Hotelman Arms—a boutique hotel in Chicago—where no doors are locked and “everyone is family.” The play is a farce, which has been in development since 2013 by... Read more »
Advertisement:

“A Christmas Carol,” Second City Style: Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You!

“A Christmas Carol,” Second City Style: Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You!
With the “holiday season” starting earlier and earlier every year, it is about this time of the season that many have had a little too much Christmas. For those of you to whom this applies, may we suggest Second City’s “Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You!”  It’s fun, funny and creative in a style that... Read more »

Brigadoon Comes to Life in Chicago at Goodman Theatre Revival

Brigadoon Comes to Life in Chicago at Goodman Theatre Revival
Check your skepticism at the door before taking your seat for Chicago’s Goodman Theatre revival of “Brigadoon”—a song and dance fantasy that recreates an idyllic place unaffected by time. This legendary Lerner and Loewe musical from Broadway’s Golden age has been a stranger to the stage for many years. Not easy to produce and considered... Read more »

Mary Zimmerman's The Jungle Book at the Goodman Theatre: More Than the Bare Necessities

Mary Zimmerman's The Jungle Book at the Goodman Theatre: More Than the Bare Necessities
Mary Zimmerman’s new musical adaptation of The Jungle Book, the tale of the “man-cub” Mowgli who is adopted and raised by wolves in an Indian jungle, now running at Goodman Theatre, is a solid production punctuated by some high notes and more than just the ‘Bare Necessities.” The hope/hype, for the world premiere production is that... Read more »
Advertisement:

Other Desert Cities: Heats up Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

Other Desert Cities: Heats up Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
CHICAGO, Tuesday, January 29, 2013. On January 22, the coldest night in Chicago in the past two years, Goodman Theatre was a welcome refuge.  The audience was able to escape the brutal cold for the warm confines of Palm Springs for the opening night of Jon Robin Baitz’s political potboiler, Other Desert Cities—a Pulitzer Prize... Read more »

Holiday Theater Chicago 2012: Show Me Chicago's Guide to the Best in Family, Adult and Children's Entertainment.

Holiday Theater Chicago 2012: Show Me Chicago's Guide to the Best in Family, Adult and Children's Entertainment.
CHICAGO, Friday, November 30, 2012. If you’re thinking about getting tickets for the theater this holiday season, you have a lot of choices from traditional fare, children’s shows or something a little more dysfunctional and irreverent. Show Me Chicago has put together its list of holiday happenings–we checked it twice–so that you can pick out... Read more »

The Iceman Cometh to Chicago's Goodman Theatre: A Powerful Mounting of O'Neill's American Masterpiece.

The Iceman Cometh to Chicago's Goodman Theatre: A Powerful Mounting of O'Neill's American Masterpiece.
It’s “the No Chance Saloon, Bedrock Bar, the End of the Line Café, the Bottom of the Sea Rathskeller…no one here has to worry about where they’re going next, because there is no  farther they can go”–Playwright Eugene O’Neill. Chicago, Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Sadness, loneliness and desperation permeate in Robert Falls’ major revival of The... Read more »
Advertisement:

Theater in Chicago Review: Camino Real at Chicago's Goodman Theatre Sparks Debate.

Theater in Chicago Review: Camino Real at Chicago's Goodman Theatre Sparks Debate.
Tennessee William’s most poetic and perhaps least known work, Camino Real, has been creating a lot of buzz–both good and bad–from audiences at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. The show, directed by the controversial Barcelona-based director Calixto Bieito in collaboration with Marc Rosich, opened over the weekend, sparking debate on social media and in print. Some people... Read more »