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If you like your Mamas Rose to be of the old school — the Ethel Merman type of stage mother, you might say, as distinct from the more nuanced, needy, or psychologically revisionist kinds of Mama — then Klea Blackhurst's classic...
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NEW YORK — What with "Ghost,""Lysistrata Jones" and other wearying disappointments, the 2012-13 Broadway season hardly will go down as a banner year for new American musicals. Indeed, should the best-musical Tony Award go, at Sunday night's...
When faced with a dark night of the soul, the powerful often seek the sustenance of subordinates. Such juicy, on-the-cusp moments — real or merely possible — are hard for playwrights to resist. Thus just as "Nixon's Nixon" memorably imagined...
Chicago Shakespeare Theater said Monday that it will be the only U.S. theater company among the 37 international troupes invited to be part of the “Globe to Globe” festival for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The project aims to present...
The door at the back of a Wilmette movie house cracked open. A young girl poked her head in. She spotted a half dozen or so twentysomethings standing amid the seats of an otherwise empty theater and her eyes grew wide. “Wow! Hey! Team StarKid!&...
In Chicago Shakespeare Theater's new rethinking of Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens," the venerable London stage actor Ian McDiarmid plays Timon, "a psychological mess," the actor says, "a British lord in America, rich from birth and generous with money,...
Chicago Shakespeare Theater's hip-hop production of "Othello: The Remix" opened Saturday night in London. The show, devised by Chicago's Q Brothers and one component of the massive Globe-to-Globe festival featuring Shakespearean productions from around...
Over lunch last week, I asked actor Stephen Ouimette, who is simply extraordinary as Harry Hope in Robert Falls' Goodman Theatre production of "The Iceman Cometh," how many seasons he has performed at the Stratford Festival in Canada, where he is a...
At its 25th summit in Chicago this weekend, NATO will be preoccupied with the tricky business of how to advance its various institutional priorities — like global security and the building of stability — even as its member nations are more...
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School is winding down and the days are stretching out, which is the perfect time for fun at the old ballpark, beach, street fair, and all the other seasonal frolics that Chicagoans dream about during the dreary winter months. But don't forget that...
A potential superhero awaits the unleashing of his powers. Tracy Letts mourns over Moscow. A Chicago disaster is revisited. A young man misses his appointment with Goldman Sachs. Oedipus hits the streets of Los Angeles. Hats fly on the Goodman Theatre...
Should you be overwhelmed by your problems — or maybe you're just involved with someone who considers their personal needs of greater cosmic significance than you think they merit — then an evening spent in the company of Ontroerend Goed...
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