Earnest drama that carries an emotional impact along with its cautionary message.
The Long Red Road" is a great work for those who adore lovingly detailed depictions of utter misery and despair.
To its credit, "The 101 Dalmatians Musical" is a polished, highly professional affair for kids -- it's directed, after all, by Jerry Zaks, and sponsored by Purina.
Set in the Bronx during the Depression, Clifford Odets' "Awake and Sing!" gets juiced with some decidedly contemporary and prototypically Chicago-style acting in Amy Morton's production at Northlight…
The mostly obsolete art of the double bill gets an awfully nice lift.
There's something deeply admirable about the show, although it comes off more numbing than bracing.
There's something remarkably satisfying about watching Tracy Letts do Mamet.
This tribute to sketch comedy ran for nearly four hours and sold out in 15 minutes.
They're campy and they're kooky, quite antic and hopelessly romantic. That's "The Addams Family."
Cirque takes a real slip with this frantic, vaudeville-inspired show.
Set in the Chicago suburbs in the fall of 1963, this easily relatable, deeply felt but overlong new play depicts a Jewish family struggling with personal dramas that reflect larger social changes and…