All stories by Robert Loerzel on BroadwayStars

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Why Escape to Margaritaville Won’t Be Just Another Juke-Box Musical by Robert Loerzel

Christopher Ashley, Greg Garcia, and Kelly Devine explain how they found the emotional depth in Jimmy Buffet’s songs to create an organic story and character-driven show.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Why Newsies Regional Premiere Is Unlike Any Other Staging of the Tony-Winning Musical by Robert Loerzel

The Chicago-area production features an immersive setting in the round.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

What to Expect from Paramount Theatre’s Million Dollar Quartet by Robert Loerzel

The production about Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis opens at the Illinois theatre September 13.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Why Machinal Should Be Revived More Often by Robert Loerzel

In the true-crime era, Chicago’s Greenhouse Theatre presents the groundbreaking story of a woman who lashes out under societal pressures.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

How a Government Agency Ended Up Responsible for Swing Mikado, Among Others by Robert Loerzel

With the NEA under threat of elimination, a look back at a time when the Federal Theatre Project was a shot the arm for artists and audiences in the dark days of the Depression.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Couple Onstage and Off Takes on The Gin Game in Chicago by Robert Loerzel

Paula Scrofano and John Reeger are finally living out their dream of starring together in The Gin Game, at Drury Lane.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Good Fences Don’t Necessarily Make Good Neighbors in Native Gardens by Robert Loerzel

Karen Zacarias’ play presents Latino characters as “full-bodied members of American society.”

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Why More Plays Should be Set in Chicago by Robert Loerzel

Playwright Ike Holter believes his adopted home town needs more attention.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Brandishing the Bard by Robert Loerzel

For any Shakespeare fan, Chicago’s Newberry Library exhibit is a must-see.

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