Close Login Box
The Oscar-winning short film has been expanded into a fervent, surprisingly playful, fully musicalized two-hour show.
The 1928 play by Sophie Treadwell was in many ways far ahead of its time in both style and substance,
WEISS: As sick and twisted as the Black Button Eyes production is, its depiction of domestic horror is so imaginative that you cannot look away.
Neither Alexander Hamilton, nor any of such scientifically-minded Founding Fathers as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, had an app, although they certainly had “appetites.”…
Gaines' re-imagined production, with Shakespeare's script featuring additional dialogue by Second City's Ron West, is set in 1919 Chicago.
The festival will run Sept. 29 through Oct. 29 at various venues.
The musical is based on the 1994 Oscar-winning short film.
WEISS: Mercury Theater Chicago production is at once grand-scale yet intimate, aiming to capture the fashion, attitudes and anxieties of the era.
WEISS: The reality TV takeoff also delves into backstage drama, a variety of musical styles and even contemporary politics.
Since its publication in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s novel, ‘The Wonderful of Wizard of Oz,” has been the source of countless iterations, from the magical 1939 MGM film, to the u…
The play's author, Thomas R. Geoghagen, pairs the Founding Father with Edgar Allan Poe as a way to examine Jefferson's contradictions.
Let’s just say that three Chicago actors – Alex Weisman, Jessie Fisher and James Romney – will probably be taking very long leases on New York apartments soon. And why is t…
Steppenwolf says the actress, who appeared in Chicago and on Broadway in "August: Osage County," was "at the center of who this company is."
The pre-Civil War era melodrama by Dion Boucicault is receiving a smartly staged production by director Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
The plays will be presented at Shattered Globe's resident home at Theater Wit.
The peerless songs of George and Ira Gershwin are paired with the sinuous direction and brilliantly varied choreography by Christopher Wheeldon.
The lineup will also inaugurate the Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, dubbed “Destinos."
A family musical at heart, the show might just be the ideal tonic for any grownup in search of a brief, zany escape from news of the real world.
Consistently true to its title, "Luzia" is infused with dazzling effects of light, color, texture and water that evoke Mexico in the most poetic ways.
Early on in “Something Rotten!,” the irreverent musical farce that imagines the birth of the Broadway musical as it might have happened during the Elizabethan era, a character su…
Compile a list of some of the most famous directors of Broadway musicals — Jerome Robbins, Gower Champion, Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, Susan Stroman, Tommy Tune, Graciela Daniele, Kathleen…
Wandachristine who masterfully brings her characters to life under the fluid, incisive direction of Ron OJ Parson.
Raven Theatre will begin a national search for a new artistic director immediately.
As you enter Steep Theatre you instantly become part of designer Joe Schermoly's genteel living room set.
The season will include the Midwest debut of David Rabe's "Cosmologies" and Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffour's "Hang Man."
"Something Rotten!" is no serious meal of a musical. It's an elaborate dessert that might have been cooked up by a popular chain.
Has time been kind to "God of Isaac"? The answer requires a bit of a Talmudic approach.
As the show's title suggests — Luzia fuses the sound of “luz” ("light" in Spanish) and “lluvia” ("rain").
Taylor Mac's play receives one of those take-no-prisoners, anything goes Steppenwolf productions.
The one-man show features co-author Erik Jensen in a bravura turn as the dissipated but fervent Lester Bangs.
Douglas Carter Beane's poignant yet high-spirited play-with-music is now receiving a terrific Chicago premiere by Pride Films & Plays.