Paul Rudnick's lightweight "I Hate Hamlet" has finally reached Chicago, where it will be up against some stiff competition in both the commercial and nonprofit arenas, to say nothing of the nightly…
Shakespeare Repertory artistic director Barbara Gaines has delivered an "Othello" that, among other things, attempts to interpret the play as a commentary on racism. In her production notes, Gaines…
Whether or not she sticks with playwriting, Constance Congdon almost certainly has a future in television. She is adept at creating the kind of flaky , wacky characters that make TV sitcoms so…
Jeffrey Sweet's new work is solid, craftsmanlike playwriting at its finest. "With and Without" isn't an ambitious piece likely to make a major mark in the theatrical world, but for a little more than…
Rick Cleveland's "Tom and Jerry," a short, incomplete piece about two blue-collar Chicago hit men, has been given a first-rate world premiere by the American Blues Theatre.
John Logan's "Never the Sinner," a taut examination of the curious relationship between convicted killers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, premiered in Chicago in 1985 in a superb production directed…
Court Theater ended its 1994-95 season with fine productions of Moliere's "The Misanthrope" and Stoppard's "Travesties" in rotating rep. Court artistic director Charles Newell has opted to open the…
In "Almost Blue," playwright Keith Reddin has penned a work that mimics film noir in both style and subject matter. Weird characters, ominous settings and strange plot twists abound, though Reddin…
With new artistic and managing directors, the Steppenwolf Theater Co. has launched its 20 th-anniversary season with a high-strung revival of Sam Shepard's 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning "Buried Child."…
What was growing increasingly apparent in some of August Wilson's recent works is clearly evident in his newest, "Seven Guitars." One of America's most gifted playwrights needs a good editor.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Oscars: With Historic ‘Moonlight’ Win, the Academy Embraces Empathy Over Escapism
- Oscar-Winner Casey Affleck Calls Denzel Washington ‘One of the First People Who Taught Me How to Act’
- Epic Oscars Mistake: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty Announce Wrong Best Picture Winner
- ‘La La Land’ Makes Damien Chazelle Youngest Best Director Winner in Oscars History