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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday Show Guide: Scrooges, Nutcrackers, Taylor Swift and more by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

From ice skating and concerts to comedy and dance, here's a look at some of the area's offerings to make your days and nights merry and bright.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

It’s a matter of ‘Minutes’ for set designer David Zinn’s latest work by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

“Suddenly people realized I understood the vocabulary of big spaces,” David Zinn recalls. “So breaking into set design wasn’t possible until it was.”

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Immigrant experience explored in Pivot Arts production by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

The show is staged in Uptown where Pivot teams up with the Chinese Mutual Aid Association for a look at the immigrant experience.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi shows off his style – via cabaret by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

In the show, Mizrahi sings standards while also riffing, on among other things, personal weight issues, sleeplessness and Jewish stereotypes.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Henry Godinez’s latest theatrical journey explores ‘Don Quixote’ by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

In his latest stage role, Godinez takes on a legendary fictional character.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

‘Invisible Scarlet’ torn from the comics pages of Chicago newspapers by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

The comic strip originated in the Chicago Times beginning in 1940 and, after the paper merged with the Chicago Sun in 1948, in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Janet Ulrich Brooks up for the challenge of regal TimeLine role by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Brooks: "It is rather daunting to play an iconic character that everyone feels they know. The Queen is just so visible and there are expectations."

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Comedian, raconteur Dick Smothers as politically savvy as ever by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Smothers says he follows today’s political satirists and feels they’re doing “a great job.”

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Neo-Futurists’ new show serves up plenty of ‘Food’ for thought by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

With his new play, Dan Kerr-Hobert wants to get people thinking and talking about food via a wide range of ideas.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Weill’s rarely staged ‘Johnny Johnson’ set for Chicago Folks Operetta by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

“Johnny Johnson” was Kurt Weill’s first work after leaving Germany and landing in the United States.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

One-woman show looks to young Bette Davis for portrait of the actress by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

The play homes in on a younger Davis and an earlier loss at the 1940 Oscar ceremony.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

‘T.’ stage drama revisits the still-fascinating Kerrigan-Harding saga by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

We’re not quite done with the icy saga of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Playwright hopes ‘King Liz’ is an inspiration to all women by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

“King Liz” is a no-holds-barred portrait of a powerful woman at the top of her game who must face the biggest challenge of her career.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chicago summer festivals season jam-packed with options by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

Here’s a look at where to find summer fun in the city and suburbs.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mysterious daughter, human side of Einstein explored in ‘Relativity’ by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

In recent years, numerous books about Einstein have delved not only into his scientific theories but also his tangled personal life.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Playwright transports ‘Great Expectations’ to Calcutta in new staging by Mary Houlihan - For The Sun-Times

The novel translates easily into Indian culture because the story is so universal, says British playwright Tanika Gupta.

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