“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, experimental puppeteer Basil Twist and set designer Mimi Lien are among the names on the list of 2015 MacArthur Foundation Fellows, each receiving a hefty sum…
Playwright Samuel Hunter, docu filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer, musician Steve Coleman and cartoonist Alison Bechdel are among this year’s picks for the MacArthur Foundation’s genius grants. The 21…
For Neal Baer, all roads lead through North Carolina these days. The multi-hyphenate is busy serving as showrunner on CBS’ ambitious fantasy-thriller drama “Under the Dome,” which is lensing in…
This winter, the blizzards in Chicago aren't solely of the meteorological variety.
Sarah Ruhl's "The Clean House" is a rich, ruminative work about the big themes of love, life and death from a young playwright with an original and audacious voice. This funny, tender play has screwy…
A new generation of cats just took over Broadway. Simply said, Julie Taymor's staging of Disney's "The Lion King" is a marvel, a theatrical achievement unrivaled in its beauty, brains and ingenuity.
This season of revelations continues to come up with extraordinary surprises, the latest being Julie Taymor's staging of Carlo Gozzi's minor commedia dell'arte classic "The Green Bird," an unsettling…
Gospel singer Marion Williams and public radio pioneer William H. Siemering are among 13 women and 18 men sharing in $ 9.2 million in so-called "genius grants" from the John D. and Catherine T…