Chicago legit is hot in Gotham these days, and the regional Tony given to Chicago Shakespeare Theater is just more proof of it.
In her accomplished but not yet fully focused new work, "The Ballad of Emmett Till," playwright Ifa Bayeza is not at all shy about making a direct comparison between her title character, the Chicago…
More than three decades ago, Ifa Bayeza came up with the idea that her sister, a poet, should create a work for the stage. "I went on a two-year effort to convince her to release her writing for…
Yes, it's an unlikely oddity -- a cabaret act built off a patter song and filled with a series of rambling non sequiturs -- but to Mark Nadler's endearing and at times insanely entertaining "Russian…
Scribe Joel Drake Johnson's compact, potent new work, "Four Places," takes place in real time, as a middle-age brother and sister take their mother to lunch.
Robert Falls' production of "Desire Under the Elms," starring Brian Dennehy, is headed for a Broadway run after its January preem at the Goodman Theater in Chicago.
Michael McKean has signed to star in "Superior Donuts," the new play from Pulitzer-winning "August: Osage County" scribe Tracy Letts, beginning performances at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company…
Touring productions of "Grease," "A Bronx Tale," "A Chorus Line" and "Xanadu" will join previously announced Disney tuner "Mary Poppins" on the 2009 subscription slate for Nederlander Org's Broadway…
A breezy entertainment on serious themes, Larry Gelbart and Craig Wright's "Better Late" explores love, divorce, aging and death with a mature sensibility and a decidedly mainstream comedic tone…
The setting was right for a pitch: an eatery in Beverly Hills. But in this case, writer-producer Larry Gelbart wasn't pitching. He was kvetching. In other words, he was telling his friend and fellow…
"Magnolia," the latest play from Regina Taylor ("Crowns," "Oo-Bla-Dee"), will premiere at Chicago's Goodman Theater in March after a workshop this summer at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.