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.
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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…
"The Last Act of Lilka Kadison," represents another ideal example, a modest, somewhat transparent memory play lifted to surprising heights of beauty by animated design work, an astoundingly sharp…
Playwright Keith Huff, who spent years in the Chicago storefront trenches before achieving recording-breaking Broadway success with the Daniel Craig-Hugh Jackman starrer "A Steady Rain," is awfully…
A poignant play about illness, death and personal choice, "The Outgoing Tide" is nothing if not intensely relatable.