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High-flying Dance Routines and Excitement Aplenty in Black Ensemble's Touching "My Brother's Keeper: The Story of the Nicholas Brothers

21 February 2017 in Theatre Reviews

Black Ensemble Theater CEO/Artistic Director Jackie Taylor has yet again brought a story to the forefront that is as entertaining…

Robert Falls to Direct Stacy Keach as Ernest Hemingway in “Pamplona” by Jim McGrath at Goodman Theatre

20 February 2017 in Buzz Extra

Ten years after their critically acclaimed collaboration on King Lear, Artistic Director Robert Falls and stage and screen star Stacy…

Gorilla Tango Originals Produces Wacky, Gender-bending, Family-friendly Spin on “Jack and the Beanstalk”

17 February 2017 in Buzz Extra

Gorilla Tango Originals proudly presents a new take on an old story: “Jack and the Beanstalk: A Panto Adventure” by…

Casting is Complete for "Spamilton", The Smash Off-Broadway Hit Beginning at the Royal George Theatre March 3rd

17 February 2017 in Buzz Extra

“Spamilton,” the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s sensation, “Hamilton,” has set casting for its regional premiere in Chicago…

Scientology Exposed Like Never Before in Schenkelberg's "Squeeze My Cans"

17 February 2017 in Theatre Reviews

It goes something like this: “Sit down, relax and squeeze the two cans in front of you” The cans are…

Review: Straight White Men at Steppenwolf

17 February 2017 in Theatre Reviews

With a title like "Straight White Men" there's a lot to unpack. Asian American playwright Young Jean Lee directs her…

You Can Dance, You Can Jive! Marriott Theatre's "Mamma Mia!"

17 February 2017 in Theatre Reviews

As stories go, Mamma Mia! is a light, simple love story injected with plenty of humor and song – nothing…

Tony Award-Winner Davd Rabe Joins Gift Theatre Ensemble

15 February 2017 in Buzz Extra

The Gift Theatre’s artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton, co-founder William Nedved and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario are proud to…

Four World Premiers Featured in the Joffrey Academy's Winning Works Free Weekend of Performances March 11-12

15 February 2017 in Buzz Extra

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet in collaboration with Chicago Public Library present four world…

Carmen: Love in the Time of Rebellion

13 February 2017 in Theatre Reviews

The heart wants what the heart wants and the fiery, rebellious Carmen, in the self-titled opera now playing at Lyric…

Theater at the Center’s “My Way” A Delicious Homage to the Great Frank Sinatra

13 February 2017 in Theatre Reviews

Tribute shows are generally as good as the performers that star. I probably just stated the most obvious fact on…

Porchlight's "The Scottsboro Boys" Serves As A Powerful Reminder

12 February 2017 in Theatre Reviews

In 1931nine African American teenagers were wrongly accused of raping two white women while aboard a freight train in Alabama.…

 

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