Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Popular Chicago cabaret star Suzanne Petri will be headlining "Torch, Sass and Swing!" — a musical tribute to the clubs and artists who made major contributions to Chicago's cabaret scene …SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 03:42PM
North Shore native and proud Cubs fan Chris O'Donnell has been back in town for the NLCS series, and was seen dining with a happy group at Chicago Cut Steakhouse.
The post Celeb sightings: C…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 09:01AM
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Even when one talks to singer Karen Mason on the phone — as I did recently to chat about her upcoming show at Davenport's in Wicker Park — there is a definite musical lilt to the veteran…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 09:54AM
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
There's a nice, positive extra note that R. Kelly will be adding to one of his upcoming Chicago concerts.
The post An R. Kelly Chicago show to benefit former vocal coach appeared first on C…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 05:42PM
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Within the space of a week, Michael Shannon will be seen on the big screen in two extemely different roles.
The post Real life detective helped Michael Shannon capture him for ‘Freehel…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 11:42AM
Monday, September 21, 2015
While comedian and raconteur John Hodgman is a New Englander through-and-through, the witty, longtime contributor to "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central does say, "Chicago has always been one…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 11:50AM
TV legend Regis Philbin was spied hanging out with Food Network star Jeff Mauro as the Pork & Mindy's co-founder cooked up his signature barbeque bacon burger using his new line of Pork…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 10:28AM
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
In what may be the most unusual filming location — especially for comedy bits — Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood"), plus former Chicagoans Jack McBrayer ("30 Rock") and noted comedy writ…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 02:34PM
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Catching up with Deanna Dunagan in her New York hotel room, as she prepared to attend the premiere of her new film "The Visit" (opening Friday), the Lincoln Park-based actress said, "if I ha…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 01:51PM
To mark the centennial of Frank Sinatra's birth this winter, the Public Chicago Hotel — joined by Our Town's own Tom Dreesen — are planning a huge celebration of "'Ol Blue Eyes" 100th bi…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 12:24PM
Monday, August 17, 2015
Idina Menzel got quite the delightful surprise, when she invited South Sider Ariana Burks, 15, to join her on stage Sunday night to sing along with the Tony winner's rendition of "Take Me or…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 12:11PM
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Just because David Koechner's "BeerSharkMice" improv shows are sold out at the IO Theatre this weekend, fans of the veteran comedian and actor — who don't have tickets — should know Koec…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 04:01PM
It was old home week for Salt-N-Pepa and Spinderella dining at Mr. Brown's Lounge in the Loop -- especially for Jamaican native Pepa, as the group lunched on chef Chris Douglas' authentic Ja…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 12:26PM
Monday, July 20, 2015
There was lots of buzz at the iO Theatre the other night as actor, filmmaker and Chicago native Bob Balaban was spied happily watching "Improvised Shakespeare" at the improv mecca, while "S…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 12:36PM
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
As is usually the case, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announcement Wednesday of its honorees for 2015 cover a wide and diverse range of artistic genres, from "Star Wars"…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 02:37PM
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Mike Kosinski knows he's one lucky guy. The actor and comedian, who co-stars in the new "Impastor" series (debuting at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on TV Land), moved to Los Angeles — after getting…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 06:37PM
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Samuel L. Jackson, in town filming Spike Lee's "Chiraq," was spotted dining at Gibsons Rush Street steakery Monday night, while director Lee himself was seen next door at Hugo's Frog Bar.
Th…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 04:45PM
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Popular Marian Hossa was spied lunching with the cup at Tavern on Rush.
The post Stars around town: Gloria Estefan, Marian Hossa, Grant Hill appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicag…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 02:48PM
Monday, June 15, 2015
It might seem like a strange casting choice, but there's word Rob Reiner wants to cast Woody Harrelson in a film he's long wanted to make about President Lyndon Johnson — with Harrelson pl…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 04:19PM
Coming shortly after he was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Tonys, the incomparable Tommy Tune will headline the 25th anniversary "Jubalee" gala of the Chicago Human Rhythm …SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 03:40PM
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Even though the show is called "Ithamar Has Nothing To Say," I told comedian Ithamar Enriquez I hoped he would not leave me in silence — when he called recently to talk about his upcoming …SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 06:10PM
Monday, June 8, 2015
The 42nd annual Jeff Awards honoring non-Equity theatre in Chicago turned out to be a big night Monday for both Bailiwick Theatre's "The Wild Party" and Griffin Theatre's "Men Should Weep."
…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 11:30PM
Kudos to partners Arny Granat and Steve Traxler of Chicago's own JAM Theatricals for walking off with their eighth Tony Award Sunday night at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
The post Chic…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 05:40PM
Hawks fans were delighted to spot for team great Jeremy Roenick dining at the new Prime & Provisions the other night — here in the midst of our big Stanley Cup fever.
The post Stars s…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 04:12PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
While in town shooting scenes for their upcoming "Michelle Darnell" flick, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell enjoyed a few cocktails in the Library Bar at Public Hotel.
The post Star sighti…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 06:10PM
Monday, May 18, 2015
While Jonathan Kite has snared a national audience thanks to the success of his hit CBS sitcom, "2 Broke Girls," the actor is heading our way this week to showcase his skill as a standup com…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 07:17PM
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Tony winner Sutton Foster is "very excited" to be coming to Chicago for the big annual Goodman Theatre summer gala this Saturday — at a time of year where she won't see her breath, every t…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 05:09PM
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
A large group of famous faces will hit town next week as part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's 25th annual "Alumni Hall of Fame" gala.
The post Celebrities to be honored by Boys …SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 05:59PM
Monday, April 27, 2015
Talk about a great treat! Carol Burnett (who just turned 82) gave local singer Hilary Ann Feldman quite the nice surprise the other day.
The post Carol Burnett surprises local singer appeare…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 03:09PM
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
When it comes to finding material for her standup act, comedian Rita Rudner doesn't have to go far.
"When I think about things that make me laugh — and hopefully my audience will find funn…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 04:26PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
For the "Return to the Forbidden Planet" musical spoof, the folks at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center in Cicero are using a number Chicago media personalities as part of the show.
The pos…SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times at 10:08AM