The theater community is demanding a new standard of purposeful storytelling, a stronger call to answer the question “Why now?” — particularly when mounting a revival. Musical theater, with its fandom and nostalgia, is precious to audiences in a way that other forms are not, and so has often been exempt from engaging in deeper conversation with the real world.
Mercury Theater Chicago has announced the cast for Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY, which will open their new venue, the Venus Cabaret Theater.
Mercury Theater Chicago has announced the cast and creative team for BUNNY BUNNY: GILDA RADNER, A SORT OF LOVE STORY.
Alan Zweibel and Gilda Radner. Photo courtesy of Robin Zweibel Mercury Theater Chicago has announced it will produce BUNNY, BUNNY: GILDA RADNER A SORT OF LOVE STORY, directed by Warner Crocker. Based on the book of the same name, former Saturday Night Live writer Alan Zweibel recalls his eccentric kinship spanning 14 years with the...
Peter Stossel is set on sailing through dangerous winter conditions to deliver Christmas trees – tenenbaums – to the German immigrants of Chicago so that they can enjoy their holiday season with the traditions of old.
Bram Stoker might not have intended for his novel to be funny, but undoubtedly he would have approved of The Hypocrites’ approach to DRACULA.