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.
"Adding Machine" composer Joshua Schmidt will collaborate with Austin Pendleton on adapting Shaw's "Candida" into a musical for Writers' Theater in Glencoe, Ill., outside Chicago.
William Petersen ("CSI") will return in summer 2009 to Victory Gardens Theater, the Chicago playwright-oriented institution where he earned his Equity card. Play itself is TBA, but it will be…
After its success with touring "The Jackie Wilson Story" to a number of urban venues -- including a monthlong run at Harlem's Apollo Theater in 2003 -- Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater is exploring…
A hip-hop version of "Much Ado About Nothing," a stage tuner incarnation of "Willy Wonka," a revival of Peter Schaffer's "Amadeus" directed by Gary Griffin, and its first production of a Christopher…
The Goodman Theater's 2006 production of "King Lear," directed by Robert Falls and starring Stacy Keach, will be remounted next year by the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, D.C. Show will…
Calling it Chekhovian may be going to extremes, but this lovely, scaled-down version of "Carousel" invests an aura of naturalism into the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.
This year's rollout of season announcements for Chicago's biggest theaters resembles nothing so much as the TKTS half-price booth in Times Square for the last year or two, with Broadway shows such as…
To fully appreciate the depth and breadth of quality within the Steppenwolf acting ensemble, seeing the Broadway hit "August: Osage County" won't suffice.
While Horton Foote has consistently seen his plays produced throughout the country, he is arguably only now being fully embraced in the urban areas that form the nation's theatrical capitals.