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Friday, October 18, 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

‘Hamilton the Exhibition’ is closing early in Chicago by Chris Jones Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — In the first significant disappointment for the hugely successful team behind “Hamilton,” one of the most successful Broadway musicals of all time, the spinoff known as “Ha…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Q&A: Laurie Metcalf on her Broadway portrayal of Hillary Clinton by Chris Jones Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Laurie Metcalf, known for her work on the TV sitcoms “Roseanne” and “The Connors,” has become a Broadway mainstay. She is the current star of Lucas Hnath’s dark comedy …

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Broadway's disjointed, manic ‘Beetlejuice’ is hard to swallow by Chris Jones Chicago Tribune

Adaptation of Tim Burton movie is the season's most ill-conceived musical.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Chicago's immersive 'Hamilton' exhibition puts visitors in the rooms where it happens by Chris Jones Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO • Can the creative minds at Hamilton Inc. pull off their biggest gamble yet?

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Michael Jackson musical cancels Chicago tryout by Chris Jones Chicago Tribune

“Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough,” the new Broadway musical about the life and work of Michael Jackson, has canceled its Chicago tryout, slated for fall. A New York spokesman for the …

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

‘Hamilton: The Exhibition,’ by Lin-Manuel Miranda and his team, will debut in Chicago by Chris Jones Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO • “Hamilton,” the phenomenally successful musical written and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, brought so much posthumous celebrity to Alexander Hamilton that America’s first …

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

In 'Until the Flood,' Dael Orlandersmith voices feelings that came after the facts in Ferguson by Chris Jones Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO • In 2015, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis commissioned actor-writer Dael Orlandersmith — a warm-hearted and gregarious performer whose work I’ve been watching since her app…

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Life lessons from the legendary Chita Rivera by Chris Jones Chicago Tribune

In times of stress and trouble, wise creative souls seek out the wisdom of Chita Rivera.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Broadway's loud, messy farce 'Meteor Shower' stars Amy Schumer by Chris Jones Chicago Tribune

If you’re Steve Martin and you walk into some Los Angeles house party, you must quickly find yourself surrounded by chatty rich people who look at your face and grant themselves permission…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Tracy Letts' Broadway-bound play will debut in Chicago by Chris Jones Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO • Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company will have the world premiere this fall of a new play by Tracy Letts. The play will then move to Broadway.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

No stunt: Wayne Brady said he had to play Aaron Burr in 'Hamilton' by Chris Jones Chicago Tribune

Wayne Brady clearly did not like being called an unusual casting choice for the role of Aaron Burr in the Chicago production of “Hamilton,” an assignment he begins Tuesday night at the P…

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda and the terrifying urgency of fame by Chris Jones Chicago Tribune

Here, on a sweaty August Monday at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown, Lin-Manuel Miranda, now one of the most sought-after celebrities in America, is doing something he absolutely no longer nee…

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