Great literature -- from Wordsworth and Dr. Johnson onward -- gets extensively quoted in "Japes," and Simon Gray's disappointing new play might be vastly improved if Gray's own language this time…
The American premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's two interconnected and simultaneously staged dramas provides a perfect opportunity for the Goodman Theater to showcase its spiffy new two-theater facility in…
"I've got something on everyone," gloats Eddie (Henry Goodman) not long into "Feelgood," but not every script, Alistair Beaton's intermittently hilarious and inadvertently up-to-the-minute satire…
In the great heyday of the Cook County democratic machine in the 1950s and 1960s, entire graveyards were known to find their way to the polls. So the premise that Chicago politicians would, when…
If you sliced up a couple episodes of "Law and Order" and put the pieces back together in random order, you might come up with something resembling Kia Corthron's "Force Continuum," a decidedly…
Joel Wayne, executive vice president of creative advertising at Warner Bros. Pictures, will receive a new award, honoring achievement in motion picture advertising, at ShoWest 2001.
Signature Theater's Eric Schaeffer now has two jobs, maybe three.
London's Vaudeville Theatre has changed ownership, with Max Weitzenhoffer purchasing it from Vaudeville Enterprises, which will continue to manage the venue.
The Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation announced recipients of its annual awards on Thursday at the Rihga Royal's Gershwin Room. Winners included several newcomers to the musical theater, as…
Aussie-born Heath Ledger, who first gained major public exposure starring opposite Mel Gibson in last year's "The Patriot," has been chosen as ShoWest 2001's male star of tomorrow.
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization is in negotiations with both the Weisslers and the Royal National Theatre of London for rights to produce two different productions of "South Pacific."