“Shirt Off My Back,” choreographer Ray Mercer’s new work for Giordano Dance Chicago, grew out of a conversation about relationships he had with friends in the cast of “The Lion King,” the Broadway musical in which he has performed for more than a decade.
Chicago-based actress and writer Sandra Delgado has been named one of four recipients of 2015 Joyce Awards designed to support collaborations between artists of color and leading arts and cultural organizations in the Great Lakes region.
“Wonderland, Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure” — a new family musical created by director Rachel Rockwell and music director Michael Mahler — will be presented by the Chicago Children’s Theatre’s as the finale in its 10th anniversary season.
Gina Gionfriddo’s “Rapture, Blister, Burn” bears a scorching title. But the truth is, it is a glib (if frequently amusing), belief-stretching play about the evolution of feminism in recent decades.
Beckett’s play might not seem quite as revolutionary as it once did, although even now it no doubt leaves an impression on those experiencing it for the first time. Court Theatre’s production is utterly faithful to Beckett
Sean Graney, who had stepped away from the artistic directorship of The Hypocrites three years ago, will resume his post.
Audiences headed to TimeLine Theatre to see one or both of Richard Nelson’s tightly connected Apple Family plays — “That Hopey Changey Thing” and “Sorry” — are strongly advised to eat before arriving.
There will be a world premiere play by Marcus Gardley as part of this season’s lineup at the Victory Gardens Theatre. But instead of the previously announced “A Wonder in My Soul,” audiences will see “An Issue of Blood,” a story that is part history and part myth.
Drury Lane Theatre’s grand-scale, emotionally wrenching production of “West Side Story” is a vivid reminder of the musical’s enduring mix of tragic grandeur and streetwise savvy.
TUTA Theatre Chicago will present the U.S. premiere of French playwright Jean-Luc Lagarce’s “Music Hall,” which will run Feb. 5-March 8 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee. The production will then transfer Off Broadway.