A straight-ahead showbiz satire that's cleverly crafted and robustly entertaining, if unsurprising.
After plugging away for years as a playhouse that supported writers without gaining a whole lot of recognition, Chicago Dramatists stands to benefit significantly from its history with "A Steady…
A crafty play inspired by the 1982 balloon flight of truck driver 'Lawn Chair Larry' Walters.
Composer Josh Schmidt is intriguing in that he doesn't follow typical rules of musical theater.
The critical success in Chicago and Off Broadway of his musical "Adding Machine" made composer Josh Schmidt one of the country's most intriguing new voices in musical theater.
This complex piece about the way we communicate and connect never loses sight of the simple.
Playwright Naomi Iizuka leads us into a world of convincing lyricism.
Of this year's Humana slate, unveiled April 3-5, half of the six offerings were not traditional narrative plays but belonged instead to the broader category of "theatrical performance." These…
Necessarily but imaginatively reduced in scale for touring purposes, this fully satisfying roadshow version of "Mary Poppins" flies into Chicago with air under its wings (or, rather, its umbrella)…
Regina Taylor's adaptation of "The Cherry Orchard" is one freighted play, weighed down both with the self-imposed anxiety of Chekhovian influence and a desire to depict the convoluted depth of…
I had the honor of meeting playwright Horton Foote -- who passed away March 4, just short of his 93rd birthday -- while he was in Chicago last year during the Goodman Theater's festival devoted to…