One of the odder theatrical experiences, the stage version of "Dirty Dancing" is a gargantuan souvenir of the 1987 movie, serving up generous layers of pretty cheesy nostalgia to an audience that…
One day in 1956, in a happy accident of history, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash hung out together at the Sun Records Studios in Memphis.
Audacious in its ambition but not fully satisfying in its execution, Frank Galati's adaptation of Haruki Murakami's vastly evocative novel "Kafka on the Shore" possesses plenty to admire but not…
Premiering at Chicago's Goodman Theater, wispy new jukebox tuner "Turn of the Century" floats along on a thin time-traveling premise and a series of occasionally cute quips.
Carla Gugino and Pablo Schreiber will join the previously announced Brian Dennehy in a production of "Desire Under the Elms" at the Goodman Theater in Chicago.
The Goodman Theater isn't calling the tuner "The Turn of the Century" a Broadway tryout. But with a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, producer Elizabeth I. McCann attached, director Tommy…
"Funk It Up About Nothin'," the hip-hop adaptation of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" that premiered at Chicago Shakespeare in June, received the Dress Circle Award for musical production at…
Chicago directors Robert Falls, Mary Zimmerman and Frank Galati established high-profile careers by dividing their commitments between their home base and New York.
While its frequent use of puppetry provides moments of pure imagination, this Chicago Shakespeare production of "Willy Wonka" -- a family-targeted musical version of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the…
Now that Lin-Manuel Miranda has rapped a Tony acceptance speech for "In the Heights," it's probably time to stop talking about how hip-hop has been gradually bubbling into mainstream theater and…
While the process of artistic creation certainly doesn't function this way, it's tempting to believe Tracy Letts sets the tone for a play by selecting the drugs his principal characters choose to…
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