Review: “The Winter’s Tale” at Goodman Theatre

Review: “The Winter’s Tale” at Goodman Theatre

Will Allan (Clown) with Amanda Drinkall Mopsa), Xavier Bleuel (Florizel), Chloe Baldwin (Perdita), Cher Alvarez (Nell), Martin Zebari (Shepherd), Susaan Jamshidi (Dorcas) and Christopher Sheard (Shepherd) | Photo Credit: Liz Lauren By Conor McShane The works of William Shakespeare are woven so heavily into the fabric of English-speaking culture that...

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Review | MAD BEAT HIP AND GONE at Promethean

Review | MAD BEAT HIP AND GONE at Promethean

“It often feels like we are being given glimpses of the great play this could have been, somewhere three drafts deep — and there’s something beautiful in that.”

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Review | “The Children” at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Review | “The Children” at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

“The Children” is built for a tidal wave but only delivers a babbling brook.

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Review | “West Side Story” at Lyric Opera

Review | “West Side Story” at Lyric Opera

If you get the chance to see one musical live onstage this summer, “West Side Story” at the Lyric Opera is a fabulous choice.

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Review | “Footloose” at Marriott Theatre

Review | “Footloose” at Marriott Theatre

This FOOTLOOSE is a fun and feel-good trip back through time, especially for those who experienced the original wonderful music and questionable sartorial choices.

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Review “Buyer & Cellar” at Pride Films and Plays

Review “Buyer & Cellar” at Pride Films and Plays

Pictured: Scott Gryder. Photo by Heather Mall. By Marie Warner BUYER & CELLAR is an upbeat exploration of fame, friendship, and the urge to own things. Jonathan Tolin’s fantasy revolves around Alex More, a struggling actor who gets the job of a lifetime–working in the subterranean shopping mall Barbra Streisand...

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Review | A CHORUS LINE at Porchlight Music Theatre

Review | A CHORUS LINE at Porchlight Music Theatre

If you think you know A CHORUS LINE because you’ve listened to the soundtrack a thousand times, or saw it back in the day, see it again at Porchlight.

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Review | “Utility” at Interrobang Theatre Project

Review | “Utility” at Interrobang Theatre Project

A play like UTILITY could be easily missed because it’s a slice of daily life for many people, with simple themes and quiet revelations. To overlook this play, however, would be a mistake.

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Review | “Lottery Day” at Goodman Theatre

Review | “Lottery Day” at Goodman Theatre

Much like an actual lottery, the characters in Lottery Day all face the randomness of tragedy and success.

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Review | “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey” at American Blues Theater

Review | “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey” at American Blues Theater

ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS is a great example that truly all you need to make good theatre is a talented actor to tell a movingly human story.

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