REVIEW | “Nina Simone: Four Women” at Northlight

REVIEW | “Nina Simone: Four Women” at Northlight

Very many shows are about Black women, but Northlight Theatre’s production of “Nina Simone: Four Women” is also for Black women.

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Review: IN THE BLOOD at Red Tape Theatre

Review: IN THE BLOOD at Red Tape Theatre

Parks’s meditation on the vilification of poor Black motherhood and the unfortunate conditional humanity practiced by our society is material that deserves more stage time.

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Review | LA RUTA at Steppenwolf

Review | LA RUTA at Steppenwolf

Pictured (front, left to right): Isabella Gerasole (Women of Juarez), Sandra Delgado (Yoli) and Alice da Cunha (Women of Juarez); (rear) Mari Marroquin (Zaide), Cher Álvarez (Brenda), Charín Alvarez (Marisela), Karen Rodriguez (Ivonne) and Laura Crotte (Desamaya). Photo by Michael Brosilow. By Sheri Flanders Named for the bus route that...

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Review | THE NUTCRACKER at Joffrey Ballet

Review | THE NUTCRACKER at Joffrey Ballet

Victoria Jaiani & Miguel Angel Blanco | Photo by Cheryl Mann By Sheri Flanders The genre of dance is criminally underrated among mainstream audiences, yet for the uninitiated, the Joffrey Ballet’s NUTCRACKER is a wonderful annual entrée to the beauty of the artform this holiday season. Set against a reimagining...

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Review | RIGHTLYND at Victory Gardens Theatre

Review | RIGHTLYND at Victory Gardens Theatre

An electrifyingly entertaining journey into the dark heart of the Chicago Political Machine, Rightlynd by Ike Holter is a rollicking fun good time.

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Review | MASTER CLASS at TimeLine Theatre Company

Review | MASTER CLASS at TimeLine Theatre Company

Fun fact: it turns out that watching an opera class is actually more entertaining than attending the opera.

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Review LA BOHÈME at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Review LA BOHÈME at Lyric Opera of Chicago

This production, this version of LA BOHÈME is not likely to bring new audiences through the doors in droves unless the tickets are free.

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Review: Firebrand and Timeline’s CAROLINE, OR CHANGE

Review: Firebrand and Timeline’s CAROLINE, OR CHANGE

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE represents the best of what musical theatre is and should be. A riveting story with unique and unforgettable characters, amazing music and sprinkle of magic is change everyone can get behind.

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Review: WE’RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME at Goodman Theatre

Review: WE’RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME at Goodman Theatre

How well do we know our parents? How well do we try to know them? And how well could we possibly know them even if we tried our best?

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Review: PAMPLONA at Goodman Theatre

Review: PAMPLONA at Goodman Theatre

The era of writing the tragic creative male hero as an aspirational and sympathetic figure is over. Keach presents a broken and bitter Hemingway on the far side of his prime, years of broken marriages and broken promises weighing heavily on his heart.

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