Friday, May 20, 2022

Sales, sanctuaries, giardiniera, and Mortified by Micco Caporale, Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

Looking for some things to do? Consider these options! We found some happenings all over the map this time around, including Evanston, Back of the Yards, downtown, Logan Square, South Shore,…

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Downton Abbey: A New Era by Marah Eakin

Little of consequence happens in Downton Abbey: A New Era, but that’s sort of the point. The post Downton Abbey: A New Era appeared first on Chicago Reader.

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NEA gives more than $2 million to Illinois and Chicago arts organizations by Doug George

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced 52 grants to Chicago and Illinois organizations, totaling $2,172,510, as part of nationwide grant-making this week.

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Court Theatre of Chicago to Receive 2022 Regional Theatre Tony Award by Michael Eddy

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that based on the recommendation by the American Theatre Critics Association, Court Theatre of Chicago will be the recipient of the 2…


The Studebaker gets ready to roll by Kerry Reid

Last August, I caught up with Jacob Harvey just as he was taking over as the new (and first-ever) managing artistic director of theaters for the Fine Arts Building. At the time, he noted tha…

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The price of exposure by Sheri Flanders

In Viola Spolin’s seminal work Improvisation for the Theater, the very first exercise listed is named “exposure.” During this exercise, a group of actors are divided into halves and in…

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We Are All Refugees: A Review of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Broadway in Chicago  by Dennis Polkow

When Israeli actor Yehezkel Lazarov as Tevye intones the iconic line about villagers “trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune” without breaking one’s neck, our gaze takes in the …

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Chicago bassist Nick Macri celebrates some roots and branches on his first solo release by Bill Meyer

Chicago bassist Nick Macri is the model of versatility. He has appeared with a formidable gallery of jazz, folk, and rock musicians, including Ken Vandermark, James Elkington, Laetitia Sadie…

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Listen to The Ben Joravsky Show by Ben Joravsky

Senior writer Ben Joravsky riffs on the day's stories with his celebrated humor, insight, and honesty, and interviews politicians, activists, journalists and other political know-it-alls. …

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Take shelter by Katie Powers

In the Chicago premiere of Sarah Treem’s When We Were Young and Unafraid with AstonRep, a group of multitudinous women navigate domesticity, violence, and identity in a cultural landscape …

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Dictator dictation by Melissa Renee Perry

The energy in the Den Theater last Thursday was electric, as The Secretaries, written by Omer Abbas Salem and directed by Laura Alcalá Baker, made its highly anticipated debut with First Fl…

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This bird has flown by Kerry Reid

Aaron Sorkin’s gonna Sorkin, even when he’s working off someone else’s material. In his new adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, now in a short touring stop with Broadwa…

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Seeking Arrangement Review: Does It Work in 2022? Can You Find a Real Relationship? Here’s the Lowdown by Corvelay Media

Looking for a no holds barred review of Ashley Madison? We tried the famous site and can tell what works, what doesn't, the best and worst parts. Continue reading! The post Seeking Arrangeme…

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Odds & Ends: Shoshana Bean, Samantha Pauly & More Set for Broadway Sings Taylor Swift by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed. Taylor Swift (Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images) Broadway Stars to Put Their Spin on Taylor Swift The Broadway Sings concert ser…

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Babes with blades by Kerry Reid

Whether by design or happenstance, Writers Theatre has focused on the theme of women in competition and collaboration this season. In Eleanor Burgess’s Wife of a Salesman, two actors portr…

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Immigrant song by Kerry Reid

If you’re a fan of Henry Louis Gates’s Finding Your Roots on PBS, then you can probably relate to Annabelle Lee Revak’s impulse to create a musical out of the World War I-era letters o…

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The play about the baby by Kerry Reid

Reproductive rights cuts both ways: the government deciding that you may not have a child comes from the same authoritarianism that tells you that you must continue an unwanted pregnancy. Gi…

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17 Best Sugar Baby Websites and Apps to Meet Sugar Babies (2022) by Corvelay Media

Finding the right sugar baby can be a challenge. Here are the 17 best sugar dating sites and apps for sugar babies and sugar daddies to meet. The post 17 Best Sugar Baby Websites and Apps to…

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Review: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ tour arrives in Chicago — the Aaron Sorkin version will have you pondering this story all over again by Chris Jones

Early in Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic, young Scout Finch starts telling us about the courtroom in fictional Maycomb, Alabama. She does so with the reverence of a chi…

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Chess, circus, and the game of life by Kimzyn Campbell

Here is a riddle for you: What do a game of chess and life have in common?*  Inside the tidy, rule-driven universe of a chess board, seven-year-old Alice stumbles upon the inexplicable and …

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JRLX Adds “Do All” Proteus Lucius™ to Rental Stock by Michael Eddy

Chicago-based systems integration, sales, and production firm JRLX, Inc. has added Elation Professional’s outdoor-rated Proteus Lucius™ LED profile moving head to its growing inventory o…


‘SNL’s’ Sarah Sherman, aka Sarah Squirm, returns to Chicago for a performance: ‘I’m having a lot of fun showing people how truly disgusting by Zach Freeman

Sarah Sherman often performs under the name Sarah Squirm, and squirm is exactly what she’s known to make her audiences do.

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Theater Top 10 for summer: Our picks favor the musicals, from ‘Prada’ and ‘Superstar’ to a homegrown ‘Priscilla’ by Chris Jones

It’s worth noting that Chicago has four new musicals trying out this summer, all shooting toward Broadway.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Broadway In Chicago Announces JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Tickets On Sale May 19 by Showbiz Chicago Newsdesk

Broadway In Chicago announced today that following critically acclaimed, sold-out engagements in the UK, individual [...]

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The Janes is a call to action by Kathleen Sachs

“What we know for a fact is that making abortion illegal does not stop women from seeking abortions, it just keeps them from getting safe abortions.” The post <i>The Janes</i>…

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The Devil Bell Hippies: Chicago’s greatest avant-garde band that only kind of exists by Steve Krakow

When I finished college downstate and moved to the Windy City in 1995, the Chicago no-wave scene was breaking apart. While still in school, I’d often driven three hours to catch gigs here,…

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Court Theatre of Chicago to receive 2022 Regional Theatre Tony Award by Broadway News

The Court Theatre of Chicago will be awarded this year’s Regional Theatre Tony. The special honor is given annually to a regional theater company in the United States, and includes a $25,0…

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Chicago's Court Theatre Will Receive 2022 Regional Theatre Tony Award

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that based on the recommendation by the American Theatre Critics Association, Court Theatre of Chicago will be the recipient of the…

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Chicago's Court Theatre to Receive 2022 Regional Theatre Tony Award

The theater is currently in its 67th season.

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Emma Hospelhorn of Ensemble dal Niente releases a scintillating solo debut as Em Spel by J.r. Nelson and Leor Galil

Gossip Wolf always likes to hear about a new solo album from a member of Ensemble dal Niente—the long-running local contemporary-classical corps has built a spotless reputation for adventu…

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