Saturday, March 23, 2019

Unhinging the American Dream: Goodman Theatre’s ‘Sweat’ by Matthew Wexler

The Goodman Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Sweat," which tackles the collision of race, class, and friendship at a pivotal moment in America. The post Unhinging the American Dr…

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Friday, March 22, 2019

The Men of Motown Sizzle: ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Arrives on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

The music of Motown comes alive in "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations" directed by Tony winner Des McAnuff. The post The Men of Motown Sizzle: ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Ar…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Sibling Rivalry: Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change at Sony Hall by Matthew Wexler

"RuPaul's Drag Race" winners Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change teamed up for a one-night-only appearance at New York City's Sony Hall. The post Sibling Rivalry: Bob the Drag Queen and M…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Movie Mixtape: An Evening with The New York Pops by Matthew Wexler

The New York Pops concluded its season with a tribute to songs from the movies featuring Laura Osnes, Mykal Kilgore, Storm Large and Ryan Silverman. The post Movie Mixtape: An Evening with T…

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Can We Get a Theatrical Girl Power Reboot? by Matthew Wexler

Women are all over the boards this season, but are their portrayals breaking new ground or falling into age-old stereotypes? The post Can We Get a Theatrical Girl Power Reboot? appeared firs…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Parent Trap: ‘After’ Opens Off-Broadway by Matthew Wexler

An incident of bullying leads to a horrifying consequence in Michael McKeever's new play that follows the journey of two families and subsequent fall-out. The post The Parent Trap: ‘After…

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Year of Chicago Theatre 2019: 7 Can’t-Miss Shows by Cleo Aukland

The Year of Chicago Theatre is in high gear. Here are seven can't-miss recommendations, from new plays to musical theater classics. The post Year of Chicago Theatre 2019: 7 Can’t-Miss Show…

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Growing up and Growing Old: ‘Surely Goodness and Mercy’ by Matthew Wexler

Growing up and growing old collide in Keen Company's Off-Broadway production of Chisa Hutchinson's "Surely Goodness and Mercy." The post Growing up and Growing Old: ‘Surely Goodness and Me…

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Friday, March 15, 2019

More Like a Peck on the Cheek: ‘Kiss Me, Kate!’ Opens on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase star in the latest revival of "Kiss Me, Kate!" but the musical's romance and revelry only come alive from its leading lady. The post More Like a Peck on the Cheek…

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jeremy Jordan and Seth Rudetsky Take on NYC’s Town Hall by Matthew Wexler

Stage and screen star Jeremy Jordan ("Supergirl," "Newsies") joined Seth Rudetsky for an evening of stories and song at New York City's legendary Town Hall. The post Jeremy Jordan and Seth R…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Breaking: Hugh Jackman to Star in ‘The Music Man’ on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

Star of film and stage Hugh Jackman returns to Broadway next year in a revival of "The Music Man," directed by Jerry Zaks. The post Breaking: Hugh Jackman to Star in ‘The Music Man’ on …

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Jelani Alladin and Matt Doyle Sing ‘We Kiss in a Shadow’ by Cleo Aukland

The Broadway stars sing "We Kiss in a Shadow" as part of The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization's R&H Goes Pop! series. The post Jelani Alladin and Matt Doyle Sing ‘We Kiss in a Sha…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Feed Me More: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is Deliciously Satisfying by Matthew Wexler

The latest incarnation of the Howard Ashman and Alan Menkin musical proves that this plant with an appetite is still devilishly delicious. The post Feed Me More: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’…

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Too Cool for School? ‘Be More Chill’ Opens on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's virally popular Gen Z musical finally arrives on Broadway. Does this latest teen musical make a lasting impression? The post Too Cool for School? ‘Be More Chill…

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Skin Deep: ‘If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must be a Muhfucka’ by Matthew Wexler

Tori Sampson’s contemporary riff on a Nigerian fable brims with music and dance as frenemies jockey for their rank in a culture built on ideals forever out of reach. The post Skin Deep: …

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Millennial Mash-up: ‘Actually, We’re F**cked’ by Matthew Wexler

Matt Williams' new play follows four millennials as they debate controversial topics until one of them drops a bomb that will challenge their belief systems. The post Millennial Mash-up: ‘…

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Swiggin’ Sisters: ‘Chick Flick the Musical’ by Matthew Wexler

Playwright and composer Suzy Conn pays tribute to chick flicks as four best friends gather to drink, divulge and dive into some of their favorite rom-coms. The post Swiggin’ Sisters: ‘Ch…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Papa, Can You Hear Me? “Daddy” Reverberates Off-Broadway by Matthew Wexler

Fantasy and reality collide around a Bel Air swimming pool in playwright Jeremy O. Harris's surreal exploration of intimacy and identity. The post Papa, Can You Hear Me? “Daddy” Reverber…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Change Comes Hard: ‘Hurricane Diane’ and ‘The Cake’ by Matthew Wexler

Two new Off-Broadway plays position lesbian and female characters front and center, nudging queer storytelling’s white cisgender male dominance out of the spotlight. The post Change Comes …

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Things That Go Bump in the Road: ‘Death of a Driver’ by Matthew Wexler

Urban Stages presents Will Snider's new play about the decades-long friendship between an American engineer and a Kenyan taxi driver. The post Things That Go Bump in the Road: ‘Death of a …

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Monday, March 4, 2019

First Look: Curran’s ‘The Jungle’ by Matthew Wexler

The Curran presents the highly-anticipated west coast premiere of "The Jungle," co-directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin. The post First Look: Curran’s ‘The Jungle’ appeared fir…

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Friday, March 1, 2019

In Conversation: Becca Blackwell of ‘Hurricane Diane’ by Matthew Wexler

Transgender actor Becca Blackwell discuss gender and sexual identity, and how worlds collide in their starring role in New York Theatre Workshop's "Hurricane Diane." The post In Conversation…

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

First Look: Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2019 Season by Matthew Wexler

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 84th season kicks off with Shakespearan classics, Broadway musicals and new works. The post First Look: Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2019 Season appeared fi…

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Justin Sayre’s ‘Ravenswood Manor’ Returns to Joe’s Pub by Matthew Wexler

Justin Sayre's camp-horror-soap-opera 'Ravenswood Manor' returns to Joe's Pub for the latest installments in this spooky and sassy series. The post Justin Sayre’s ‘Ravenswood Manor’ …

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

‘Hamilton: The Exhibition’ Tickets Now On Sale by Cleo Aukland

It'll take a handful of Hamiltons ($39.50 for adults) to enter the new "Hamilton: The Exhibition" opening in Chicago this April. The post ‘Hamilton: The Exhibition’ Tickets Now On Sale a…

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Pretty People Have Problems, Too: ‘We Are The Tigers’ by Cleo Aukland

The night takes a bloody turn as a high school cheerleading squad gathers at the start of another season in the new musical 'We Are The Tigers.' The post Pretty People Have Problems, Too: …

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Down the Rabbit Hole with ‘Alice by Heart”s Jessie Nelson by Cleo Aukland

Director and co-writer Jessie Nelson talks about the inspiration for "Alice by Heart," a new musical from the creative team behind "Spring Awakening." The post Down the Rabbit Hole with ‘A…

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A Spellbinding Take on Social Upheaval and Salvation: ‘The Total Bent’ by Matthew Wexler

Chicago's Haven Theatre and About Face Theatre combine forces to present the Midwest premiere of the electric musical, "The Total Bent." The post A Spellbinding Take on Social Upheaval and S…

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

‘So in Love’: A Conversation with Kelli O’Hara from ‘Kiss Me, Kate!’ by Matthew Wexler

Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara chats about her latest role in the highly anticipated Broadway revival of "Kiss Me, Kate." The post ‘So in Love’: A Conversation with Kelli O’…

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Ben Platt’s ‘Ease My Mind’ Music Video Released by Cleo Aukland

Ben Platt releases a new music video, "Ease My Mind," a preview to his highly anticipated LP "Sing to Me Instead, which drops March 29. A tour is also scheduled. The post Ben Platt’s &…

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Steering Off-Road: Raven Theatre’s ‘How I Learned to Drive’ by Matthew Wexler

Chicago's Raven Theatre presents a revival of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning memory play about the complexities of sexual assault and the family ties that bind. The post Steering Off-R…

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