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Countdown to the Tony Awards! 2 DAYS LEFT!

Only 2 more days until the Tony Awards! This week we’re honoring Chicago’s five Regional Tony Awards (that’s more than any other city!) by taking a look back at what makes each winner so special. Today we celebrate Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the 2008 Regional Tony Award winner. CST has a 48 week season, which means... Read more »

Countdown to the Tony Awards! 3 DAYS LEFT!

Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of Voltaire's satire was Goodman's most recent bonafide hit. After a best-of-all-possible time in Chicago, "Candide" eventually made it all the way to Washington D.C.
Only 3 more days until the Tony Awards! This week we’re honoring Chicago’s five Regional Tony Awards (that’s more than any other city!) by taking a look back at what makes each winner so special. Today we celebrate Goodman Theatre, the 1992 Regional Tony Award winner, with a photo gallery taking a look back at... Read more »

Countdown to the Tony Awards - Steppenwolf Theatre Co.

He's a playwright, an actor and a 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winner for "August: Osage County." Letts is pretty much a certified genius, and his work as George in Steppenwolf's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woof?" was hailed by critics as truly formidable.
Only four more days until the Tony Awards! This week we’re honoring Chicago’s five Regional Tony Awards (that’s more than any other city!) by taking a look back at what makes each winner so special. Today we celebrate Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the 1985 Regional Tony Award winner, with a photo gallery of some of our... Read more »
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Countdown to the Tony Awards!

It’s the countdown to the Tony Awards! Every day this week we’ll be taking a look at each of Chicago’s Regional Tony Award winners. Chicago is home to FIVE Regional Tonys…that’s more than any other city! Ever wonder what goes through the head of a Tony Award winner? Here’s an interesting take from Andrew White,... Read more »

REVIEW: Hell in a Handbag presents "TROGG! A Musical"

Three days in a row of unadulterated warmth! We have earned it this year, Chicago! Remember that blizzard we lived through? I’m still reeling. Let’s do something summery. We could set up a lemonade stand! Or have a block party! Ooh! Camping! Let’s go camping! Okay, things to pack: guns, men in drag, bikini teens,... Read more »

REVIEW: Court Theatre's "PORGY AND BESS"

There’s a great moment in My Best Friend’s Wedding when Julia Roberts is offering Cameron Diaz an explanation by means of Jell-o versus Creme Brulee. “Food” she says, “I’m better with food.” Well, big teeth and an Academy Award for Best Actress aren’t the only things Ms. Roberts and I have in common. I also... Read more »
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Fast-Paced Fun

  One Hundred one-minute plays by 50 emerging Chicago playwrights. That’s 100 minutes of unadulterated drama, comedy, and pretty much anything else each could squeeze into 60 seconds! Tonight and tomorrow, for two nights only, Victory Gardens is hosting The Chicago One-Minute Play Festival…and trust me, it’s gonna be hysterical. Come check it out! You can... Read more »

REVIEW: Bailiwick Chicago's "PASSING STRANGE"

A while back, a friend convinced me to spend $20 on the Passing Strange Broadway cast recording. Two hours of self-indulgent “storytelling” later, I felt duped. And broke. I could’ve spent that money on something worthwhile, like a pizza. Or Kleenex for my BLEEDING EARS! Suffice it to say, I was not prepared for the... Read more »

Original Sin

Finally! A version of Grease just for grownups. American Theater Company concludes its twenty sixth season with their production of The Original Grease.  Long before John Travolta and Olivia Newton John had us wanting some Summer Lovin’ of our own, the former Kingston Mines Theatre in Chicago took a chance on two emerging writers whose... Read more »
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ALIEN QUEEN

Only 10 days until ALIEN QUEEN at Metro! The legendary music of QUEEN combined with an outrageous parody of the ALIEN movies. Join some of Chicago’s best singers and rock musicians for an evening of epically exquisite camp. And with Ryan Lanning (Goodman’s Candide, Northlight’s Grey Gardens) b-b-b-belting his beautiful face off as the kickass... Read more »