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The first big show to return to Chicago’s Loop, Teatro ZinZanni is, at its core, a continental-style dinner circus with shades of old-school vaudeville.
Writers Theatre said Wednesday that Michael Halberstam, its co-founder and the only artistic director it has known during its decades of growth, was resigning effective immediately.
Mark Kelly, Chicago’s widely admired leader of the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), announces he will retire.
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, a 25-year-old Chicago company specializing in repertory works of literary merit, has announced new artistic leadership, though it is expected to remain dark in t…
This Fourth of July weekend was fireworks without the fireworks in Chicago, and that's an apt metaphor for our current moment. No one feels like celebrating the end of the pandemic.
How to get Chicagoans to come back to the theater? Try a comedy show by chef Rick Bayless, with food, titled "Recipe for Disaster" and opening in the fall.
It's now the David Geffen Yale School of Drama, and free tuition will make life a lot easier for its students and graduates. But how will everyone else keep up?
Tickets for some shows are on sale now, but the Loop's Downtown Theatre District won't really be hopping until November and next spring.
Intermissions are back at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, which had previously nixed them as a COVID-19 precaution.
Bruce Springsteen returned to Broadway Saturday, and ignored anti-vaccine protesters to put on a great show.
Victory Gardens, the Tony Award-winning Chicago theater company famous for its close relationship with playwrights, has announced a new group of affiliated writers: Marisa Carr, Keelay Gipso…
What is missing from the streets of Chicago this summer? People from other countries. And that's a problem.
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of Tracy Letts’ “The Minutes” is to open on Broadway — two years later than previously scheduled.
Live Chicago theater you’ve surely heard, will come roaring back in Chicago in the weeks after Labor Day. But summer 2021 also has possibilities.
The billionaire former wife of Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos picked out smaller Chicago arts organizations for her donations, and asked that the spotlight not be on her.
Does Second City have a new pipeline to John Oliver and Stephen Colbert's shows, and what does that actually mean for the comedy theater on Wells Street?
Blue Man Group is returning to Chicago. A reopening, but without shared marshmallows.
Stephen Colbert is now on the board of the famed Chicago comedy theater The Second City. So are other powerful industry players.
Such was the career of Lyric’s director of media relations and really its supremely confident problem solver for some 30 years.
The Goodman Theatre in Chicago has announced a 2021-22 season with many of the productions originally planned before the pandemic closed the theater for more than a year.
A nw mural at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chris Jones writes, is an apt tribute to the late Martha Lavey.
The theater in Chicago's Millennium Park has a full slate of live performances planned for 2021-22, including international artists.
Bruce Springsteen will return to Broadway this summer for a limited run of his one-man show “Springsteen on Broadway.”
The 76-foot artwork off Halsted Street will be Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick’s largest work to date and his first outdoor mural, a tribute to former artistic director Martha Lavey.
The Tony nominee Joaquina Kalukango (’Slave Play”) and the Canadian musical-theater star Chilina Kennedy (“Beautiful”) are to star in “Paradise Square,” the Garth Drabinsky music…
Second City is bringing back its e.t.c. stage for a June 4 reopening.
Jay Españo, an actor, singer and director with experience in both film and live performance, has been appointed artistic director of PrideArts, the Chicago theater company formerly known as…
This play with a complicated past is set to reopen Broadway in August. Let's not forget its heritage at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.
The tennis superstar doesn't want to talk to the press? She'll win in the end because the nature of celebrity is changing with the younger generation.
In just 20 minutes on YouTube, the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago sends feathers and angels to save a dancer.
The “Saturday Night Live” star and former Second City touring company member was at his best when he was improvising, riffing with the crowd in Old Town.