Knockout boxing drama “The Royal” adds performances

Knockout boxing drama “The Royal” adds performances

March 4, 2015 / Sports, Stage, Stage Reviews

To meet the high demand for tickets to its galvanic production of “The Royale,” Marco Ramirez’s rhythmically-powered play about boxing, race and more, the American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron, has added a number of performances (on Wednesday and Sunday evenings) to the final two weeks of its run.

Steppenwolf announces 2015-2016 season

Steppenwolf announces 2015-2016 season

March 4, 2015 / Stage

Steppenwolf Theatre has announced its 2015-2016 subscription season which will mark the kickoff of the company’s 40th anniversary. Among the productions to be produced will be a world premiere play by Tracy Letts (of “August: Osage County” fame), and a stage adaptation of a John Steinbeck novel by Frank Galati.

Broadway in Chicago announces its 15th anniversary season

Broadway in Chicago announces its 15th anniversary season

March 3, 2015 / Dance, Music, Stage

Broadway In Chicago’s 2015-2016 season will feature three Tony Award winners: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” the revival of “Cabaret,” and “Matilda The Musical.” Also on the schedule are “If/Then,” “Dirty Dancing” and the pre-Broadway world premiere of “Gotta Dance.”

The obsessive lure of conspiracy theories in “Yankee Tavern”

The obsessive lure of conspiracy theories in “Yankee Tavern”

February 27, 2015 / Stage, Stage Reviews

The title of Steven Dietz’s play, “Yankee Tavern,” is a bit of a red herring, subtly calling to mind the communal bar scene of television’s “Cheers.” But Dietz, whose play is receiving a zesty Chicago premiere by American Blues Theater, is on to something considerably more intriguing as he homes in on the twisted web of lies, conspiracy theories, denial and walk-on-the-wild-side black comedy that ensnares his four characters.