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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

‘Heathers’ stage musical a timely and relevant take on high school life by Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan | For the Sun-Times Beloved books and films have long served as ... The post ‘Heathers’ stage musical a timely and relevant take on high school life appeare…

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Joel Grey, now unburdened and emboldened, tells his story in new memoir by Sun-Times

On a recent New York afternoon, Joel Grey, 83, was in high spirits, marking the publication of his memoir, "Master of Ceremonies." For a performer who hid who he was for decades, Grey is now…

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Andrea Goss: ‘Cabaret’ national tour is ‘a dream’ by Sun-Times

The national tour of the thrilling musical "Cabaret" is about to launch and it's led by a young woman who knows it intimately. After all, Andrea Goss watched it for a year on Broadway — fr…

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Marc Salem mines his audience for mind-blowing experience by Sun-Times

BY TRICIA DESPRES | FOR THE SUN-TIMES As a child, Marc Salem knew what he was ... The post Marc Salem mines his audience for mind-blowing experience appeared first on Chicago Entertain…

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tony-nominated actor Ken Watanabe battling stomach cancer by Sun-Times

A publicist for Ken Watanabe says the Tony Award- and Oscar-nominated actor has been forced to delay his return to Broadway’s “The King and I” while he battles stomach cancer. The post…

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Jimmy Buffett stage musical to premiere at California theater by Sun-Times

By Mark Kennedy | Associated Press NEW YORK — The Jimmy Buffett musical will make ... The post Jimmy Buffett stage musical to premiere at California theater appeared first on Chicago …

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

‘Love Story’ actors Ryan O’Neal, Ali MacGraw, return to Harvard 45 years later by Sun-Times

BY PHILIP MARCELO | ASSOCIATED PRESS CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Actors Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal ... The post ‘Love Story’ actors Ryan O’Neal, Ali MacGraw, return to…

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

‘Grease: Live': Vanessa Hudgens performs a day after dad’s death by Sun-Times

Associated Press Vanessa Hudgens will take the stage in Fox’s “Grease: Live” tonight in honor ... The post ‘Grease: Live': Vanessa Hudgens performs a day after dad’s death …

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Verdi’s ‘Nabucco’ returns in force to the Lyric Opera stage by Sun-Times

By Kyle MacMillan | For the Sun-Times Sibling treachery, religious conversion, romantic rivalry and a ... The post Verdi’s ‘Nabucco’ returns in force to the Lyric Oper…

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Bette Midler to return to Broadway in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ by Sun-Times

By Mark Kennedy | Associated Press NEW YORK — It’s a match made in musical ... The post Bette Midler to return to Broadway in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ appeared first on Chicago Entertain…

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

‘Pinocchio’ musical latest neighborly offering from Portage Park’s Filament Theatre by Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan | For the Sun-Times As a child, Tyler Beattie loved fairy tales. ... The post ‘Pinocchio’ musical latest neighborly offering from Portage Park’s Filam…

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Character actor Richard Libertini, a Second City alum, dies at 82 by Sun-Times

By Derrik J. Lang | Associated Press The comedic character actor Richard Libertini has died. He ... The post Character actor Richard Libertini, a Second City alum, dies at 82 appeared …

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Ready to see a play set in a New York hotel — at a New York hotel? by Sun-Times

A play that imagines what it might have been like had Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Joe DiMaggio and Sen. Joe McCarthy met in a hotel room in 1953 will make its New York debut next month …

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The laughs are right on track at Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival by Sun-Times

By Selena Fragassi | For the Sun-Times The laughs keep coming at the Chicago Sketch ... The post The laughs are right on track at Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival appeared first on Chicag…

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Redmoon Theater flames out, will shut down operations by Sun-Times

Redmoon Theater, the Chicago company know for the ill-fated Great Chicago Fire Festival and other ... The post Redmoon Theater flames out, will shut down operations appeared first on Chicago…

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Second City Theatricals names Brian Loevner managing producer by Sun-Times

Brian Loevner has been named managing producer for Second City Theatricals, it was announced today ... The post Second City Theatricals names Brian Loevner managing producer appeared first o…

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Monday, November 23, 2015

‘Book of Mormon’ Chicago tickets on sale Nov. 30 by Sun-Times

Single tickets for the return of “The Book of Mormon” will go on sale Nov. ... The post ‘Book of Mormon’ Chicago tickets on sale Nov. 30 appeared first on Chicago Ent…

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Singers, dancers in perpetual motion in Susan Stroman’s grand ‘Merry Widow’ by Sun-Times

By Kyle MacMillan | For the Sun-Times A ridiculously rich widow and loads of suitors. ... The post Singers, dancers in perpetual motion in Susan Stroman’s grand ‘Merry Widow…

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nutcrackers, Scrooges and caroling and more: Our holiday show guide is here by Sun-Times

Compiled by Selena Fragassi | For the Sun-Times O, Christmas Tree! In case you didn’t ... The post Nutcrackers, Scrooges and caroling and more: Our holiday show guide is here appeared…

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Metropolitan Opera brings Johan Botha’s ‘Tannhaeuser’ to the world by Sun-Times

By Mike Silverman | Associated Press Deep into the third act of Wagner’s “Tannhaeuser,” the title ... The post Metropolitan Opera brings Johan Botha’s ‘Tannhaeuser…

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Real voices tell the deeper story of Louisiana oil ‘Spill’ by Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan | For the Sun-Times In the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of ... The post Real voices tell the deeper story of Louisiana oil ‘Spill’ appeared first on Chicag…

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Lyric’s madcap ’Cinderella’ charms with wild costumes, inventive effects by Sun-Times

By Kyle MacMillan | For the Sun-Times Few fairy tales are more universal or enduring ... The post Lyric’s madcap ’Cinderella’ charms with wild costumes, inventive effects appeared…

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

David Rabe retools ‘Good for Otto’ for world premiere at Gift Theatre by Sun-Times

BY MARY HOULIHAN | FOR THE SUN-TIMES A short piece, originally created for a fundraiser, ... The post David Rabe retools ‘Good for Otto’ for world premiere at Gift Theatre a…

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Star of ‘A Gentleman’s Guide’ tour thrilled to be dying over and over by Sun-Times

By Mark Kennedy | Associated Press They met for the first time across a crowded ... The post Star of ‘A Gentleman’s Guide’ tour thrilled to be dying over and over appe…

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

British playwright captures volatile emotions with ‘Sucker Punch’ by Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan | For the Sun-Times The 1980s were a defining decade for British ... The post British playwright captures volatile emotions with ‘Sucker Punch’ appeared fir…

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Monday, September 21, 2015

After Broadway debut, Michael Flatley plans to retire from dance by Sun-Times

By Mark Kennedy | Associated Press Former “Riverdance” star Michael Flatley, the Chicago native who ... The post After Broadway debut, Michael Flatley plans to retire from dance app…

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Fall Arts Preview 2015 – Classical Music by Sun-Times

BY KYLE MACMILLAN | FOR THE SUN-TIMES The Chicago Symphony Orchestra stands at the pinnacle ... The post Fall Arts Preview 2015 – Classical Music appeared first on Chicago Enterta…

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Chicagoan returns home with ‘We Gotta Bingo’ dinner-theater experience in tow by Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan | For the Sun-Times Chicago audiences are not strangers to interactive theater, ... The post Chicagoan returns home with ‘We Gotta Bingo’ dinner-theater exp…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Chicago-based Boeing gives Kennedy Center $20 million for expansion by Sun-Times

WASHINGTON — Aerospace giant Boeing Co. is giving the John F. Kennedy Center for the ... The post Chicago-based Boeing gives Kennedy Center $20 million for expansion appeared first on Chic…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

E.L. Doctorow, author of ‘Ragtime,’ dies in New York at 84 by Sun-Times

BY VERENA DOBNIK | ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined ... The post E.L. Doctorow, author of ‘Ragtime,’ dies in New York at 84 appeared first on…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Actor, singer Theodore Bikel dies at 91 by Sun-Times

By Mark Kennedy | Associated Press NEW YORK  — Theodore Bikel, the Tony- and Oscar-nominated ... The post Actor, singer Theodore Bikel dies at 91 appeared first on Chicago Entertainm…

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