The Music of Immigration Scores LA HAVANA MADRID
Sandra Delgado, creator of LA HAVANA MADRID, plays the title character in the world premiere. Photo by Joel Maisonet. Review: LA HAVANA MADRID – Teatro Vista at Steppenwolf By Jonald Jude Reyes It’s the music – the rhythm, the beat, and the culture. There’s an essence to music that’s... Read more
Martha Lavey, 1957 – 2017
Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf ensemble member and recently retired Artistic Director, passed away today due to complications from a stroke suffered last Wednesday, April 19. Lavey was still battling complications from a stroke in May of 2015. According to a statement from the theater: “She spent her last days as she... Read more
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Is Witty, Romantic and Exceptionally Well Staged

But the real joy in the production are all the subtle and not so subtle references to other Shakespeare quotes and plays.

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2017 Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominees Announced

The Jeff Awards announced today a total of 127 nominations in 26 categories for the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017.

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QUEEN Is Abuzz With Hive Knowledge at Victory Gardens

QUEEN lifts up women in a way that’s intellectual and passionate. In a way that’s human.

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Neverbird’s PINOCCHIO is a Magical, Touching and Relevant Story

When the lights came up at the end of this play’s seventy minutes, my friend and I looked at each other both surprised to have tears in our eyes.

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Glitz and Glamor Covers Unfocused Adaptation in Disney’s ALADDIN

While an extremely talented cast shines (from more than just the thousands of crystals on the costumes), the adaptation focuses too heavily on unnecessary backstory that ends up detracting from the overall plot.

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MUD Comes to the Raue Center
Pictured: Beth Manspeizer Cuban-born playwright Maria Irene Fornés’ MUD comes to the Raue Center for the Performing Arts in Crystal Lake on Saturday, May 6th. The production, developed by studio members of the Actors Studio in New York, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of actors, playwrights, and... Read more
Line-Up Announced for Fourth Annual Physical Festival Chicago 
Pictured: WOTJEK: The Happy Warrior by The Quarter Too Ensemble. Photo courtesy of Physical Festival Chicago.  Physical Festival Chicago has announced the line-up for the fourth annual event which includes nine days of group performances, solo artists and master classes.  The five companies and solo artists featured this year... Read more
Collaboration and Curiosity, Inside the Creative Life of Scott Davis

“I feel like the first time you work with a director, you’re designing, you’re doing all the normal stuff, but you’re also learning how to communicate. You’re learning each other’s vocabularies. Which is always real exciting, I mean. It’s just like first dates with people—you don’t know what’s going to happen.”

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