With a history of infusing classic tales with fresh theatricality, auteur-director Mary Zimmerman ("Metamorphoses") is both a natural choice to adapt a Disney film to the stage and a nearly…
New musical "Big Fish" has a high-class problem. In the six months between the end of this Chicago tryout and its Broadway launch in September, creatives need to resist tampering too much with…
While admirable in its ambition to depict gay suicide as a complex phenomenon beyond simplistic media depictions of cause and effect, Christopher Shinn's "Teddy Ferrara" displays the same…
The new musical "Kinky Boots," running in Chicago prior to a March launch on Broadway, has a lot going for it. There's a spirited charm; a broad message of acceptance; a surprisingly effective…
A relentlessly intense version of Edward Albee's 1962 masterpiece about marital loathing and gamesmanship.
Diane Lane delivers a superbly convincing performance as faded, drug-addled movie star Alexandra del Lago in a Chicago revival of Tennessee Williams' 1959 drama "Sweet Bird of Youth."
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…