Saturday, August 13, 2022

FroSkate shoe release, tattoos, music fests by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

FroSkate, a BIPOC-led skate collective that centers female, trans, queer, and gender nonconforming skaters, is celebrating the release of the FroSkate x Nike SB Dunk. The skate shoe drops th…

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Gardens, free stuff, dancing, and laughs by Micco Caporale and Kerry Reid

Get some fresh air today by joining a free garden tour at the Lincoln Park Zoo (2001 N. Clark). Every second Saturday, a staff horticulturist leads groups through the zoo’s […] The post …

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Friday, August 12, 2022

Let the Little Light Shine by Dmitry Samarov

It’s a small story whose roots and branches radiate in all directions. The post Let the Little Light Shine appeared first on Chicago Reader.

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Bullet Train by Adam Mullins-Khatib

Bullet Train’s biggest feat is its own understanding of merging its chaotically Looney Tunes-level of violence with some genuinely interesting storytelling turns, and its use of Brad Pitt…

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Bodies Bodies Bodies by Noah Berlatsky

I’m sure Bodies Bodies Bodies will have many enthusiastic fans. I’m just at the stage in life where I don’t take much pleasure in watching the kids hurt themselves. The post Bodies Bo…

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Girl Picture by Kathleen Sachs

A few scenes evince a unique aesthetic for this type of film, and the lead actresses give stand-out performances. The post Girl Picture appeared first on Chicago Reader.

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Remembering Myrna Salazar 1947-2022 by Kerry Reid

Next month, the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance will present the fifth annual Destinos Chicago International Theater Festival. But it will be bittersweet; the woman most responsible for maki…

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Melbourne punk trio Clamm show how much they care on their new second album by Jamie Ludwig

Trying to make sense of the times can feel like an exercise in futility, but it can also be a powerful tool of self-expression. That’s the modus operandi of Clamm, […] The post Melbourne…

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“The Show That Came So Close”   by Sandi Durell

by Michael Colby . . . It Can Only Happen In the Theatre It has happened to many shows. CHICAGO was overshadowed by A CHORUS LINE. THE MOST HAPPY FELLA was the other hit in the season of MY …

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Watch Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Phantom Etc at Broadway in Bryant Park by New York Theater

Watch video excerpts of performances from the casts of four Broadway shows, and one Off-Broadway, presented at the Broadway in Bryant Park lunchtime concert this week. “Chicago.” Lana Go…

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Broadway in Bryant Park: Chicago the Musical by NewYorkTheater

The current Broadway cast of "Chicago" perform three musical numbers at the Broadway in Bryant Park lunchtime concert August 11, 2022. Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly and ensemble: “All That Ja…

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Photos: PHANTOM, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HADESTOWN, and More Take the Stage at Broadway in Bryant Park

Broadway in Bryant Park is back! iHeartMedia New York's 106.7 LITE FM returned yesterday for the second performance in the 2022 season of the beloved series. Check out photos of the casts of…

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Youth art, Slo ’Mo, and more by Micco Caporale and Kerry Reid

Summer is coming to a close, and Yollocalli Arts Reach, the free youth arts education program offered through the National Museum of Mexican Art, is looking back at another hot one in the ci…

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

VIDEO: Watch HADESTOWN, DEAR EVAN HANSEN & More Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park

Today's lineup featured performances from the Broadway casts of Between the Lines, The Phantom of the Opera, Dear Evan Hansen, Hadestown, and Chicago. Watch highlights in this video!

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Be good to yourself with the return of Tasting India to the next Monday Night Foodball by Mike Sula

Jasmine Sheth has had a hell of a year. Last March the impresario of the always fascinating Tasting India meal delivery pop-up took a break from her regular hyper-regional menu drops to go s…

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De’Adre Aziza Will Star in Lynn Nottage's Clyde's in Chicago and Los Angeles by Andrew Gans

The Tony-nominated play will be seen at the Goodman prior to a run at the Mark Taper Forum.

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De'Adre Aziza, Kevin Kenerly, Reza Salazar & More to Star in Chicago & West Coast Premieres of CLYDE'S

Celebrated creative collaborators over two decades, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and director Kate Whoriskey will return to Goodman Theatre with their latest Broadway pr…

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State of anxiety by Ben Joravsky

With each passing day, I get more anxious about the Democratic strategy of promoting MAGA candidates like Darren Bailey in Republican primaries. Oh, I understand the logic—it’s an attemp…

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Young-Holt Unlimited were more than Ramsey Lewis’s rhythm section by Steve Krakow

Most musicians use their first professional endeavors to find a voice and develop their chops. So I love it when artists “spin off” into new sounds, even if they break up beloved bands t…

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Angelica Ross Will Be The First Trans Actor To Play Roxie In 'Chicago' On Broadway

According to, trans actors including Alexandra Billings (“Wicked,” “The Nap”), Kate Bornstein (“Straight White Men”), ...

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Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Hadestown, and Phantom of the Opera Play Broadway in Bryant Park August 11 by Raven Brunner

The fan-loved series began August 4 with performances by Off-Broadway's STOMP!, Disney's Aladdin, and The Lion King.

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Kimberly Akimbo, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Hadestown, and Phantom of the Opera Play Broadway in Bryant Park August 11 by Raven Brunner

The fan-loved series began August 4 with performances by Off-Broadway's STOMP!, Disney's Aladdin, and The Lion King.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Art on the south side, Dining Out for Life, and more by Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Through September 11, the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life initiative is celebrating 10 years of their artists-in-residence program (dubbed AIR) with the exhibition “All That L…

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Susan V. Booth talks about coming home to the Goodman by Kerry Reid

The past two years have seen more upheavals and changes in leadership at Chicago theaters than at any time in my memory, exacerbated by the long COVID-19 shutdown. So perhaps it makes sense …

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A musical class clown at 20 by Dan Jakes

In the 20 years since Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’s gently irreverent and thoroughly catchy musical premiered, it’s become such a beloved staple among professional and amateur companies…

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Galaxy cats by Emily McClanathan

Nerds of many stripes will feel at home entering the magical portal that is Otherworld Theatre, a Wrigleyville-based theater company that specializes in science fiction and fantasy. Fancy a …

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Great Altercations needs alterations by Kelly Kleiman

There are half a dozen exceptionally talented individuals in the new Second City e.t.c. revue, Great Altercations. But that turns out to be a problem: they remain individuals rather than for…

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What does it mean to be a cuckquean? by Dan Savage

Many words describe letting your partner have sex with other people. The post What does it mean to be a cuckquean? appeared first on Chicago Reader.

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Claude creates dream pop for facing nightmares by Tasha Viets-Vanlear

On a warm and sunny afternoon in June, I meet up with Claudia Ferme in Palmer Square Park for an interview that turns into a picnic. We nibble on pastries I picked up from Lost Larson and si…

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Remaining Victory Gardens Theater Staff Move To Unionize With IATSE

Staff at Chicago's stories Victory Gardens Theater, which has been engulfed in accusations of 'toxic behavior' and a 'lack of transparency' are seeking union representation. The remaining 16…

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Chicago singer-songwriter Claude makes dream pop for the youth, young and old by Noah Berlatsky

“I’m a twentysomething / Don’t you think it’s about time?” Chicago singer-songwriter Claudia Ferme, aka Claude, sighs on “Twenty Something,” which opens her debut full-length, …

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