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  • Review: Gorgeous Gershwin music and the City of Light, that’s 'American in Paris'
    Chicago Tribune

    George Gershwin's 1928 symphonic tone poem, "An American in Paris," was written on commission. Modernist and experimental, rather than obviously lush or romantic, it was intended to convey the sensory experience of a Stateside visitor walking through

  • 18 shows to see now
    Chicago Tribune

    "Aladdin" ✭✭✭ "Aladdin," the most frenetic and cartoonish of Disney's screen-to-stage musicals, officially opened its first national tour in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. And Adam Jacobs, his gleaming white teeth, his charming costar

  • 'Total Bent,' 'Displaced' in Haven's upcoming seasons
    Chicago Tribune

    Haven Theatre will produce the world premiere of Isaac Gomez's "The Displaced" and the Chicago premiere of Stew and Heidi Rodewald's "The Total Bent" in upcoming seasons, the company announced Thursday. Jo Cattell will direct "The Displaced" (May 31-

  • Chicago premieres in Shattered Globe's 2017-18 season
    Chicago Tribune

    Shattered Globe Theatre announced its 2017-18 season Thursday. First up, Louis Contey will direct James Still’s "The Heavens are Hung in Black" (Sept. 7-Oct. 21), an epic focusing on the lead up to Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Pro

  • 'Fight City' works when it's an action flick on stage
    Chicago Tribune

    The future is female — but it's still an unholy mess. That's the dystopic premise in Scott OKen's "Fight City," now in a slam-bang world premiere with Factory Theater. Set in 2077, where a concatenation of catastrophes has left most men sterile and

  • Theater openings July 28-Aug. 3
    Chicago Tribune

    Saturday "In the Wake": The Comrades present Lisa Kron's play, set during Thanksgiving in 2000, about friends and family grappling with election assumptions. Through Aug. 26 at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-404-7336 and the-com

  • When great theater can be experienced on a budget
    Chicago Tribune

    I picked up my voicemail earlier this week and found the kind of message that makes doing this job feel like a privilege. "I am below the poverty line," the older gentleman on the recording said, "but I am going to buy a ticket to this 'Lela' that yo

  • 'Significant Other,' 'Bull in a China Shop' in About Face's 2017-18 season
    Chicago Tribune

    About Face Theatre will present three Chicago premieres in its 2017-18 season, including Joshua Harmon's "Significant Other," which played its last performance on Broadway in April.   Co-produced with Theater Wit, "Significant Other" (Nov. 2-Dec. 1

  • 'Madagascar' works only if expectations are low
    Chicago Tribune

    Chicago Shakespeare Theater has a proud history of producing family-oriented summer shows that go far beyond what you would expect at a pleasure pier. On Navy Pier in 2010, "The Emperor's New Clothes" was fabulous. In 2011, "The Adventures of Pinocch

  • Facility Theatre announces inaugural season
    Chicago Tribune

    The Facility Theatre, a new theater collective lead by artistic director Kirk Anderson, announced its inaugural season Wednesday. The collective says it aims to bring veteran and emerging artists together "to bring a fresh eye and alternate perspect

  • 'American in Paris' is coming to Chicago
    Chicago Tribune

    "An American in Paris," which arrives in Chicago this week for a three-week stand of its national tour, was a critical (and a modest financial) success on Broadway in 2015. But the much-anticipated arrival of Christopher Wheeldon’s production at Ch

  • Marriott announces 'Honeymoon in Vegas' cast
    Chicago Tribune

    The Marriott Theatre announced the cast of "Honeymoon in Vegas" Tuesday. As previously announced, the regional premiere will be lead by the original Broadway team, including director Gary Griffin, choreographer Denis Jones and costume designer Brian