Though Young Jean Lee’s play STRAIGHT WHITE MEN—now in its Chicago premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company—primarily concerns itself with characters befitting its title, the piece opens with two gender non-conforming performers (Elliott Jenetopulos and Will Wilhelm).
Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE based on the Academy Award-winner for Best Picture with screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard.
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.
Pictured: Sharriese Hamilton Firebrand Theatre has announced their inaugural season, which includes the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, 9 TO 5 featuring Sharriese Hamilton as Doralee, and a season kick-off benefit. Firebrand Theatre’s 17/18 Season (from press release): NOTHIN’ LIKE A DAME: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN MUSICAL THEATRE on Monday,...
Chicago Children’s Theatre has its cast and creatives for the world premiere of THE YEAR I DIDN’T GO TO SCHOOL: A HOMEMADE CIRCUS, based on the popular picture book by acclaimed illustrator Giselle Potter.
Within minutes of the curtain fluttering open, a young woman Micaëla enters the army camp of men; the scene I saw before me bore a striking similarity to that I had experienced not twenty-four hours beforehand. It was only the first in many moments of relevance that Rob Ashford’s expert direction delivers in his shining new production.
Pictured: Blue Man Group ensemble. Photo by Lindsey Best. Review: BLUE MAN GROUP at Briar Street Theatre By Jude Hansen The Blue Man Group is a multi-sensory experience incorporating elements of clowning, percussion and rave culture. This revamped iteration of the show incorporates references to smartphone technology, rock concerts, some...