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The show, which most often is produced on vast Broadway and opera house stages, will also have a formidable cast.
An ironic, knowing laugh rippled through the audience Thursday night as the immensely engaging musical “Yank! A WW II Love Story,” received its Chicago premiere by Pride Films an…
The work of four female playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize-winners Lynn Nottage and Paula Vogel, as well as Anna Jordan and Laura Eason, will comprise Raven Theatre’s 2018-2019 seas…
The result is an emotionally rich look at dreams pursued, dreams denied, and the struggle to forge a life of value (and values) in America.
The Hansberry documentary deals extensively with the playwright's political engagement, among other topics.
WEISS: Each of the characters in William Francis Hoffman's play is in desperate need of help, but it's a newborn baby you may want to rescue.
In "Flamingo & Decatur," a most winning tragicomedy of Vegas manners, homes in on generally unexamined aspects of the fabled city.
From its inception, August Wilson, who died in 2005, was a fervent supporter of Congo Square. This production of "Jitney" does him proud.
The show is deeply rooted in Regan's family home located on a lake outside of Mankato, Minnesota.
Pegasus Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival has been in operation for 31 years, along the way capturing the shifting zeitgeist of adolescent life. Under the program, professional thea…
Artistic director Carlos Kalmar brings rarely heard treasures as well as familiar classics to Millennium Park starting in June.
WEISS: The gently campy musical burlesque seems custom-made for Black Button Productions and its affinity for the surreal.
Fink arrives in Chicago after serving as managing director of Theatre Bay Area.
Albert, who in November announced he would be leaving his position at Court as of Fall 2018, had been quietly fighting cancer for several years.
Both the level of choreography and the dancing in the many theaters now producing musicals in this city witnessed exponential growth.
A slew of incisive and imaginative productions ignited Chicago's theater scene in 2017.
WEISS: Dion Johnstone makes a remarkable transition from young and self-confident to old and bitter in handsome Chicago Shakespeare Theater staging.
WEISS: While touring production of the Oz musical stays true to the original staging, the meaning of its story seems to have evolved in emphasis.
There is far more to this show than biography.There is the vibrant sense of a musical era in the making.
The show's playful yet pungent parody seems more timely than ever.
Puccini's melodies are beyond rapturous, with several haunting themes and variations exquisitely laced throughout the opera's three acts.
Clarion voices and exceptional acting reveal the full beauty of Jeanine Tesori's work.
His haunting pencil drawings and prints became a prized feature of the Chicago theater scene in the 1980s and '90s.
WEISS: Since the debut last season of Christopher Wheeldon's production, the ballet has become clearer and deeper in its storytelling and dancing.
WEISS: The exuberantly performed holiday musical can't overcome its essentially annoying quality.
WEISS: A lively Northlight cast plays out the path taken to get the Bard's 36 plays on paper.
"White Christmas" is at once a sassy romantic comedy and a patriotic homage to the post-World War II era.
"Lizzie," the riveting musical about the notorious Lizzie Borden, turns out to be an ideal inaugural production for Firebrand Theatre.
Playwright Tracy Letts has devised a blood ritual rooted in the farcical manifestations of local government and parliamentary procedure.
Georges Bizet was just 24 years old when his opera, “The Pearl Fishers” (“Les pecheurs de perles”) — now in a new-to-Chicago production at Lyric Opera — had its p…
Think of it as a sort of "SpongeBob Square Pants" for adults.