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  • World premiere 'Two Mile Hollow' takes on the white-family plays
    Chicago Tribune

    A troubled family gathers one last time at their ancestral home after the death of the patriarch. Over the course of the play, drinks are guzzled, grievances are aired and revelations are revealed. Sound familiar? It should — by my very unscientifi

  • Paramount announces 'Elf' cast
    Chicago Tribune

    Paramount Theatre has announced the cast of “Elf,” the holiday musical based on the hit 2003 Will Ferrell movie about an oversized elf on a Christmas quest. Kyle Adams will star as Buddy with Samantha Pauly as Jovie, Michael Accardo as Walter Hob

  • They’ve been building up to this: Elevate is a citywide festival of dance
    Chicago Tribune

    This weekend, Chicago dance artists and venues are opening their doors and inviting the public to stages all over the city to witness excerpts, works-in-progress and studio processes from our rich community of independent artists and small to midsize

  • 'Hamilton' star praises Chicago support as daughter struggles with epilepsy
    Chicago Tribune

    Miguel Cervantes, star of Chicago's production of "Hamilton," tearfully opens up about his young daughter’s epilepsy on Wednesday’s episode of “Rachael Ray.” Adelaide was diagnosed with epilepsy after she began having seizures at seven months

  • Porchlight's Chicago cast of 'Billy Elliot' surely will win you over
    Chicago Tribune

    The Porchlight Music Theatre production of “Billy Elliot,” through which I sat Sunday night with misty eyes, is to a great extent what I always hoped this piece would become in Chicago: not some massively budgeted musical with dazzling performanc

  • Strawdog announces cast of Ibsen's 'Pillars of the Community'
    Chicago Tribune

    Strawdog Theatre Company announced the cast for its upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen’s “Pillars of the Community” Monday. The production will feature Nicole Bloomsmith, Kamille Dawkins, Carmine Grisolia, Michaela Petro and John Henry Roberts

  • Steppenwolf to host public memorial for Mariann Mayberry
    Chicago Tribune

    A public memorial celebrating Mariann Mayberry will be held next month at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, it was announced Monday. The memorial for the ensemble member of 24 years will take place Nov. 6 at 1 p.m in Steppenwolf’s Upstairs Theatre, 1650

  • Video: 'Changing My Major' from 'Fun Home'
    Chicago Tribune

    This week's Showcase features a song from the Chicago premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron's Tony-winning musical "Fun Home," based on Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir, now playing at Victory Gardens Theater.  In the video, Hannah Starr, who play

  • 'Hard Times' at Lookingglass a chance to escape to the circus
    Chicago Tribune

    “People must be amused, squire, somehow,” observes Mr. Sleary in Charles Dickens’ “Hard Times.” “They can’t be always a-working, nor yet they can’t be always a-learning.” Exactly. Go Cubs. Sleary’s sentiment is a useful truth for

  • Theo Ubique to produce 'Sweeney Todd' this spring
    Chicago Tribune

    Meat pies will be served on stage and off this spring at the No Exit Cafe, where Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre will present an environmental staging of “Sweeney Todd” set in a pie shop. The storefront company announced Monday that it will swap out

  • Steve Scott to receive special Jeff Award
    Chicago Tribune

    Steve Scott will receive a special Jeff Award at the Equity ceremony in November, the Jeff Awards committee announced Monday. Scott, a longtime artistic associate of Goodman Theatre, will be honored for his decades of service to the theater community

  • Again to the barricades! A gorgeous touring 'Les Miserables' from a standout cast
    Chicago Tribune

    Across the years, like a low-rent Javert, I've felt the need to protect Chicago audiences from even a moment in a "Les Miserables" that dared to be less than emotionally devastating. Friday night, I felt a new impulse to protect this iconic and deepl