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  • Love lives don't get easier after college in 'A Swell in the Ground'
    Chicago Tribune

    A former Julliard fellow, the New York-based writer Janine Nabers clearly is well acquainted with the years when former students of prestigious schools hit New York City and find out a few hard truths about themselves and those they thought they love

  • New adaptation can feel uncertain, but this is still 'Dracula' for Halloween
    Chicago Tribune

    No “Dracula,” no “True Blood.” But Bram Stoker’s uber-vampire yarn still is centered on a creepy, fanged stalker who likes nothing more than to recruit an exposed female neck. How do you turn that into Halloween entertainment without either

  • Playoff tickets at 'face value'? The Cubs have learned from 'Hamilton'
    Chicago Tribune

    “The thrill is gone?” read the headline on a Tribune story about playoff tickets at Wrigley Field going for “under face value.” True. Thanks to the Chicago Cubs’ poor performance in the first part of the National League Championship Series

  • Video: 'Stars' from 'Les Miserables'
    Chicago Tribune

    Do you hear Josh Davis sing?  This week's Showcase features one of the many ballads from "Les Miserables," now playing at the Cadillac Palace in a 4-star touring production. In the video, Davis, who stars as Javert, sings "Stars," minus the full-s

  • 19 shows to see now
    Chicago Tribune

    "Amarillo" ✭✭✭ "What are you staring at?" asks a woman from the stage in “Amarillo,” a reflective, 70-minute production from Mexico City’s distinguished Teatro Linea de Sombra. "I’m nobody." Ideally we're all somebody the moment we're

  • Loop Alliance will study the economic impact of the arts
    Chicago Tribune

    The Chicago Loop Alliance has commissioned what it describes as Chicago's "first-ever study calculating the estimated economic impact of all arts and culture institutions" located in the Loop. Titled "Arts in the Loop" and including both the for-prof

  • Joffrey Ballet sets aside its modern lines and embraces 'Giselle'
    Chicago Tribune

    It’s a classic, but not classical. “Giselle” premiered in Paris in 1841, created for the ballerina Carlotta Grisi by choreographers Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot and set to a magnificent score by Adolphe Adam. Considered today as epitomizing th

  • Young Chicago actors don't let 'Trevor' or 'Billy Elliot' down
    Chicago Tribune

    The creative team behind “Trevor” — the new musical about a lovable young teen with a tough road but a passion for Diana Ross — was gathered in the Times Square offices of U Rock Theatricals the other day, trying to figure out the next stop o

  • 'Amarillo' is about risk, inequality and the costs of those border crossings
    Chicago Tribune

    “What are you staring at?” asks a woman from the stage in “Amarillo,” a reflective, experiential production from Mexico City’s distinguished, 24-year-old theater company Teatro Linea de Sombra. “I’m nobody.” You are somebody when you

  • Theatre at the Center announces 'Wonderful Life' cast
    Chicago Tribune

    Munster’s Theatre at the Center has announced the cast of “A Wonderful Life: The Musical,” based on the 1946 Frank Capra film. David Sajewich and Allison Sill will star as George and Mary Bailey, respectively, with James Harms as Mr. Potter, Da

  • Theater openings Oct. 20-26
    Chicago Tribune

    Saturday "Don’t Look Back/Must Look Back”: Audiences travel through various Uptown locations in this journey inspired by the neighborhood’s residents who fled their home countries. Through Nov. 19 at the Chinese Mutual Aid Association, 1016 W.

  • 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