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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical/Broadway In Chicago by Mary Kroeck

RECOMMENDED What do the songs “The Loco-Motion,” “Take Good Care of My Baby,” and “It’s Too Late” all have in common? Aside from being number one hits, they were all penned by …

SOURCE: at 01:00PM
Friday, November 27, 2015

Sherlock Holmes/Broadway In Chicago by Mary Kroeck

RECOMMENDED The tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth wonderfully come to life in this new adaptation of “Sherlock Holmes” by Greg Kramer. Directed by Andrew Shaver with prod…

SOURCE: at 07:00PM
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Review: 1984/Steppenwolf for Young Adults by Mary Kroeck

Bringing classic literature to life is always a challenge. Those challenges are especially clear in Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ production of “1984.” Directed by Hallie Gordon, t…

SOURCE: at 12:45PM
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Review: My Mañana Comes/Teatro Vista by Mary Kroeck

RECOMMENDED America is known as the Great Melting Pot. It’s a place where people come to have a better life, dream big dreams and do what they can to help them come true. However, it also …

SOURCE: Newcity Stage at 03:52PM
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Review: The Madness of Edgar Allen Poe: A Love Story/First Folio Theatre by Mary Kroeck

RECOMMENDED With the fall season at hand and Halloween right around the corner, it’s easy to think of haunted houses as being the top destination to get a good scare. However, First Folio …

SOURCE: Newcity Stage at 02:01PM
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Review: Peter and the Starcatcher/Drury Lane Theatre by Mary Kroeck

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” now playing at Drury Lane Theatre, attempts to tell the story of how Peter Pan—the boy and the myth—became ageless. Directed by William Osetek, this prod…

SOURCE: Newcity Stage at 09:45AM
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Review: The History of Alcohol in Chicago: A Drinker’s Guide/The Public House Theatre by Mary Kroeck

Chicagoans love their booze. “The History of Alcohol in Chicago: A Drinker’s Guide” explores the days where gangsters ruled, prohibition was law, and the ways people still found to get…

SOURCE: Newcity Stage at 07:00PM
Friday, August 21, 2015

Review: Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage/Broadway in Chicago by Mary Kroeck

“Dirty Dancing” is undoubtedly one of my favorite films. I remember watching it in grade school for the zillionth time with one of my best friends and getting in trouble for jumping off …

SOURCE: Newcity Stage at 12:00PM
Monday, July 27, 2015

Review: Buzzed Broadway/MCL Chicago by Mary Kroeck

Improv is a skill. Being able to successfully improvise a storyline to music while drinking is an even greater skill. That’s the challenge the cast of “Buzzed Broadway” takes o…

SOURCE: Newcity Stage at 02:00PM
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Review: On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan/Broadway In Chicago by Mary Kroeck

RECOMMENDED Seven Grammys. Over 100 million albums sold worldwide. A true-life story that so many can relate to in its triumph and tragedy. That’s the life of Emilio and Gloria Estefan and…

SOURCE: Newcity Stage at 02:32PM

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May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards