The title of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's fascinating, flawed play about massive social change in China, "The World of Extreme Happiness," is almost beyond ironic. Nobody in this work, premiering at the…
Playwright Rebecca Gilman is known for tackling the topical (racism in academia in "Spinning into Butter," stalking in "Boy Gets Girl") and for carefully, even over-bluntly, placing her characters…
Broadway observers can be forgiven for being skeptical when Disney Theatrical Prods. says it's taking a wait-and-see attitude toward the latest Mouse House-affiliated stage outing, "The Jungle Book."
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…
A new play by a Pulitzer winner and another by a fast-rising up-and-comer are among the brewing works tapped for development as part of the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill…
Early productions for two Hollywood-title tuners -- "Secondhand Lions" and "The Jungle Book" -- and the world premiere of a musical bound for New York are among the slew of notable productions to…
World premieres by Rebecca Gilman and Seth Bockley, a new play by Tracey Scott Wilson, a new revival of tuner "Brigadoon" and a production of Mary Zimmerman's "The White Snake" are among the titles…
World premieres by Rebecca Gilman, Tracey Scott Wilson and Seth Bockley, a revival of tuner "Brigadoon" and a production of Mary Zimmerman's "The White Snake" are among the titles on tap for the…
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."
Chicago honored its own Monday as local productions of recent Broadway shows and homegrown Pulitzer winner "Ruined" led the charge at the Joseph Jefferson Equity Awards.