Review: RED VELVET at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Review: RED VELVET at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Ira Aldridge was one of the most famous, highest paid actors of his day, and one of the first prominent African-American actors to tackle some of Shakespeare’s greatest roles.

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“God, That’s Good!” SWEENEY TODD at Paramount is Theatrical Bliss

“God, That’s Good!” SWEENEY TODD at Paramount is Theatrical Bliss

I hold very few things sacred, yet, SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET rises to the ranks. Over twenty years ago, I saw a production that transformed me into a musical theater lover.

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WONDERFUL TOWN is Simply Wonderful

WONDERFUL TOWN is Simply Wonderful

(l-r) Jordan Brown (Wreck), Kristin Villanueva (Helen), Bri Sudia (Ruth) and Lauren Molina (Eileen). Photo by Liz Lauren.  WONDERFUL TOWN, now playing at the Goodman Theatre, is the quintessential example of the traditional musical. Big chorus numbers, a simple, but heartfelt plot, and an ending that wraps up suddenly and...

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Bri Sudia – Crafting Her Own Path in Chicago Theater

Bri Sudia – Crafting Her Own Path in Chicago Theater

“I wasn’t really going to be an actor,” Bri Sudia insists. When I got a chance to interview her over the phone, she was fresh from rehearsal, stretching out after a long day at the Goodman, where she stars as Ruth Sherwood in the Mary Zimmerman-directed WONDERFUL TOWN.

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