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…
Two lesbian couples contemplate parenthood in this play, which smartly mixes debate and drama, argument and psychological revelation.
There are many lessons one could take from this noble but ultimately unavailing effort to adapt the 1991 USO-saluting film "For the Boys" to the stage, but it ultimately boils down to something very…
Perhaps no other play has so directly explored the comic confusions of our modern, Babel-like culture clashes as David Henry Hwang's splendidly savvy and entertaining new work "Chinglish," receiving…
"The Homosexuals" ends up a bit like the lives of the characters it depicts -- filled with hope, mixed with cynicism, and ultimately acknowledging that the effort itself is perhaps paramount to the…