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Monday, August 1, 2022

Rebounding From a Revolt, Victory Gardens Is Again Mired in Turmoil by Mark Caro

The esteemed Chicago theater’s artistic director is out, and artists and his supporters are upset with the company’s board of directors.

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Taking Over Victory Gardens to Make a ‘Theater for All’ by Mark Caro

Ken-Matt Martin, the esteemed Chicago theater’s first Black artistic director, is going in with his eyes open.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

A Gilbert & Sullivan Jaunt to Margaritaville by Mark Caro

The Hypocrites, a freewheeling Chicago theater troupe, has taken its popular production of “The Pirates of Penzance” around the country. Now New Yorkers can sidle up to the tiki bar.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Second City partners with TV/film company by Mark Caro

Aiming to launch more television and film projects while connecting its performers with managers who will work closely with the comedy troupe, Second City announced a new partnership Monday …

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Chicago's Mick Napier: Master of Annoyance by Mark Caro

Here's a story about Mick Napier that doesn't necessarily illuminate how he became one of improvisational comedy's guiding lights, a revered Second City director and the Annoyance Theatre fo…

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Adam McKay knows no limits by Mark Caro

Co-creator of Ron Burgundy and Ricky Bobby likes pushing audience boundaries while fanning the comic fires of his talented casts NEW YORK —  Adam McKay still has the improvising chop…

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Piano lessons by Mark Caro

(BY MARK CARO) As Mona Golabek signs books immediately after each performance of her one-woman show, "The Pianist of Willesden Lane," at the Royal George Theatre, people ask her variations o…

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Del Close: Dueling scripts detail improv pioneer by Mark Caro

Charna Halpern's script about her late iO (formerly ImprovOlympic) co-founder Del Close opens with the vastly influential, hard-living, difficult, brilliant improvisation pioneer glimpsing a…

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