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The prospect of interviewing Don DeLillo produces a certain anxiety. DeLillo, one of the most heralded American novelists of the past 40 years, has a reputation for being inaccessible, emotionally and otherwise. While by no means a recluse like J.D....
Tags: Roger Ebert, Movies, USA Today, Libraries, Entertainment
The Lyric Opera of Chicago's season opens Saturday with "Elektra" and will close in April with "A Streetcar Named Desire." Here are excerpts from the "Lyric 2012-13 Season Companion" about translating the Tennessee Williams play into an opera. A...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Poetry, Music, Opera (genre), Samuel Barber
Jimmy Smits, known for his TV work on "L.A. Law," "NYPD Blue," and "The West Wing" is headed to the stage of the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. Smits, who appeared on Broadway in "Anna and the Tropics" and "God of Carnage" but has not worked in...
The creation of my top 10 list of upcoming fall theatrical attractions for last Sunday's A+E section meant some quality time wrestling with ticket prices. And comparing my list with that of the previous year, I could see an interesting snapshot of where...
Name a book that shaped you as a person, as a reader. This book should be something you would call "a book that mattered" or "a favorite piece of literature." I had to pick such a book the other day after being invited, along with a dozen other people,...
He has spent most of his adult life in the demanding and financially precarious world of music. Despite that, John Devens remains a sane man, and so it came as a mild shock to learn that he has decided to become the artistic director of a new music club...
The 2013 season at the Mark Taper Forum will feature plays by Bruce Norris and Sebastian Barry, as well as revivals of classics by August Wilson and Joe Orton. Actor Brian Dennehy will be featured in Barry's "The Steward of Christendom." In all, the...
The Milwuaukee Repertory Theatre announced Thursday that it has created a new large group of more loosely affiliated associate artists, essentially replacements for what was one of the last remaining resident companies of actors in America but nonetheless...
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NEW YORK — Anton Chekhov is always with us in the theater. But this summer his work has been especially prevalent, serving as an inspirational model for such contemporary playwrights as Tracy Letts, Andrew Upton and Annie Baker. Having recently...
Hartford CourantWestport Country Playhouse will present “a celebration of laughter” with its 2013 season of five comic productions -- ranging from wild farce to dark humor -- playing next year from April through October. The 83rd year of the theater will...
Tribune criticBon Appetit just released its 50 Best New Restaurants list, and two Chicago newcomers made the cut. Andrew Knowlton, who writes the magazine's BA Foodist column, praised Balena (1633 N. Halsted St., 312-867-3888), mentioning its proximity to...
Bailiwick Chicago, Buzz22 Chicago and Theatre Seven of Chicago will have all shows in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's annual Garage Rep Rep repertory series, slated to begin in February. Bailiwick will produce Michael John LaChiusa's chamber musical...
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