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At Victory Gardens, boarded up windows turned into billboards for a theater artists’ protest
Second City owner quits
Peer into the near future and there is reason to fear for America’s great cities.
Jeff Awards committee postpones ceremony
Chicago theaters say they stand in solidarity with protesters
No one knows if the next theater season will happen at all. For a good reason, Writers Theatre in Glencoe is announcing theirs anyway.
Brooke Flanagan will become the new executive director of Steppenwolf Theatre in mid-July.
The move appears to stem from the decision of the theater not to hire a new artistic director.
The short-lived NBC series was about a Broadway musical in-the-making about Marilyn Monroe. No dates or theater has been announced for the Broadway opening.
Mohammad Riad Hussain Ismat, 72, had a new life teaching at Northwestern and other Chicago-area universities. He is remembered as the former minister of culture of Syria.
Will the lively pop-diva musical “Six” play at the Broadway Playhouse in November and be the test case for how touring stage musicals return?
Richard Nelson’s “The Apple Family: What Do We Need to Talk About?" on Zoom by New York's Public Theater really captures our moment.
Broadway shows are officially off until Sept. 7, but it's likely the reopening will come much later.
A high-profile Chicago tryout of "Some Like it Hot" falls victim to COVID-19.
The Disney musical's last performance was March 11, before the Broadway shutdown. Tour plans will continue.
Canceled shows include “School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play” by Jocelyn Bioh; “Molly Sweeney” by Brian Friel; “American Mariachi” by José Cruz González; and a pre-Bro…
As the weather warms, evidence mounts that outside can be safer than in during the pandemic. Maybe there's a way to put on outdoor shows.
Public fireworks on July 4, or streaming "Hamilton" from July 3? The symbolism and debate will be too rich to resist.
Neither total isolation or totally restarting the economy can work. What's needed now is an honest and open debate.
One of the biggest arts institutions in the Midwest has slashed its 2020-21 season, a jolt for the arts.
Large theaters are closed until Phase 5 of the new Illinois reopening plan. Many won't survive. Here's some alternatives.
In 2010, Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre brought “August: Osage County" to Sydney Theatre Company. The actor Andrew Henry had his life changed, and so did Australian theater.
In the wake of artistic director Chay Yew's departure, she will be overall director of the longtime North Side theater.
Talking to the top government official, nominated by Trump's White House, who is looking out for artists and the arts in America.
No live theater at Chicago's famed Steppenwolf until at least mid-fall. Instead, many from the famous ensemble will do streaming productions.
The Hollywood types are all locked away in their beach houses and penthouses. Who's taking up the spotlight now? Our mayors and governors.
“A young black man and woman lean into each other across the table, within the allowed parameters of closeness," the playwright André Patterson wrote. His play must now wait to be staged.
The nominations are in for this year’s Non-Equity Jeff Awards, Chicago's theater awards going to productions not covered by a union contract.
Review: "Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration" on Broadway.com with Broadway stars Neil Patrick Harris, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt and others.
Another unfortunate casualty of the pandemic, the Stratford Fest in Canada has put theater "on hold."
Songs, books and movies all tell stories about moments in history. Wars, the 1960s, times of change. What will the pandemic story be?