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In his previous book “Razzle Dazzle,” the writer Michael Riedel claims 1980s Broadway saved New York City. In his new sequel, '90s Broadway comes into its own. Shows like "Rent" and "Ang…
Second City said Wednesday that it has hired a new executive producer: Jon Carr, a writer and artistic director with roots in Atlanta improv and theater.
The first of what will be an annual fellowship totaling $27,500 will go to the Chicago playwright Kristiana Rae Colón and, aptly enough, Congo Square.
American Blues is presenting its long-running, old time radio-style show via Zoom this year, performed live each night for the audience from the actors' homes.
Porchlight Music Theatre found young performers you haven't seen before and the historic Studebaker Theater as a venue, then added hits ("Les Miz," "Phantom") and forgotten songs from Broadw…
When Chicago's Newberry Library opened a 2016 exhibition entitled “Civil War to Civil Rights: African American Chicago in the Newberry Collection,” the artifacts on display included a sa…
A streaming video of “Eleanor’s Merry Christmas Wish — The Musical" is being repackaged and offered to theater audiences all over the country. And it's not the only one. Is this a new …
When Broadway closed down due to the pandemic, Tracy Letts' play “The Minutes” was on the cusp of its opening night.
Set during the pandemic, when some people have been tempted to look up old flames, James Ijames' play stars K. Todd Freeman and Jon Michael Hill and clocks in at just 20 minutes.
We've got to have something for live, downtown holiday entertainment in 2020. Art on theMart video projections are shown nightly through Dec. 30.
Other theaters are in retreat. But Steppenwolf is proud to show off the progress on its interconnected lobbies and intimate new theater-in-the-round in its campus on Halsted Street. Remember…
Chicago actor and director Donterrio Johnson was hired to take over from David Zak. Now he's resigning, saying Zak is still exerting influence on the theater.
The suburban musical house wins for “An American in Paris” and “The Color Purple.” Plus Carrie Coon gets an acting trophy for "Bug" at Steppenwolf Theatre.
Taking a walk on a warm Saturday in the North Side and suddenly hearing the sounds of cars horns and cheering. But healing after this election will be no simple process.
Do not adjust your computer. An unusual and intense Zoom play from Interrobang Theatre replicates pandemic politics and the kind of online exchanges we're suddenly so familiar with.
Rising COVID numbers and new City of Milwaukee restrictions mean plans for the live holiday solo show must be scrapped ... "heartbreaking."
The echo chamber strikes again. The New York Times deletes a tweet saying the news media declares election victories, and Trump may be planning to become a media channel all his own.
As spread to Chicago by choreographer Erika Chong Shuch, the program pairs up artists and elders and lets the creativity exchange begin. You could call it a new way of defining "audience."
As presented by Chicago theater company The Roustabouts, this new audio play is about a virus, a liberal community and the present moment. Very scary for your Halloween listening.
August Wilson archive headed home to Pittsburgh
What will happen during this likely locked-down winter? Will we stay on our screens and spend on Big Tech? Or is there hope for local culture, if we try?
Talking with Teller (of Penn & Teller) about his frequent collaborations with Chicago Shakespeare and what he thinks of magic over Zoom.
At the beginning of the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tenn., President Trump kept his earlier bluster in check and outscored Joe Biden. It couldn't last forever, though.
The Chicago comedy theater, along with troupes in New York and Los Angeles, are taking applications for an 'SNL' scholarship with the aim to diversify comedy.
The Goodman Theatre's powerful staging of Arthur Miller's classic would go on to Broadway and win four Tony Awards. A Showtime film of that production is now available to watch for free thro…
Analyzing the trajectory of a presidency is not unlike inhabiting a writer’s room at Netflix or HBO. Or reading one's Shakespeare.
The theater in Glencoe has a new play with blues music, adds a Christmas play and the digital play "Ride Share."
As "Peacebook" turns to video, we get authentic stories set in North Lawndale, a brave account from performance artist Sami Ismat and others, about two hours in all.
As a fundraiser for Chicago's Actors Fund, the Goodman will stream the Chicago production that went on to Broadway. Here's how to watch.
In a strange year for Broadway, the 2020 Tony Award nominations have been announced. The last theater season was cut short by the pandemic, which forced Broadway to shut down on March 12, le…
Whether they work on stage or screen, actors rely on their unions for health insurance. Those systems rely on a real, live working theater, or Broadway, or on Hollywood movie making. But thi…