A charming score and a sincere premise buoy "Hero," a new musical set in a Milwaukee comicbook store that explores the distance between superheroic aspirations and everyday reality.
A topical comedy about a set of African-American siblings and what happens when the semi-secretly gay favorite brother brings home his white potential husband.
Profiles Theater, the epitome of Chicago's storefront legit scene, might at first seem a surprising choice for the U.S. premiere of a high-profile American scribe like Neil LaBute.
Nathan Lane's admirably and ably stretching his tragic chops, playing pipe-dream-destroying salesman Hickey in Eugene O'Neill's mammoth 1939 play "The Iceman Cometh."
Frank Galati's stage adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's 2005 Civil War novel "The March" adheres gallantly to the complexity of the book's sweeping themes and frequently contradictory characters, and it…
Chef Rick Bayless and Lookingglass Theater are remixing dinner theater the way molecular gastronomy remixes lemon peels.
Complex and stylistically daring, Ralph Ellison's 1952 novel "Invisible Man" remains among the most respected American artistic achievements of the 20th Century, and this production at the Court…
The show honors above all its ability to capture a tone generated by the central character's imaginative, pre-pubescent worldview.
Chicago isn't known for its musicals, but with new infrastructure springing up, the winds of change are blowing in the Windy City.
What "A Mighty Wind" did for folk music and "Altar Boyz" did for boy bands, "The Doyle & Debbie Show" does for country music duos.
With a collection of both famous and obscure songs by Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "Pippin") threaded through an older couple's retrospective of their own boy meets girl, boy gets girl (finally!), boy…