In a Chicago summer marked by an unusual number of outstanding shows, the most remarkable one of all is “Feast.” A unique celebration of the role food plays in the lives of this city’s immigrant families, this altogether astonishing work has been devised by the Albany Park Theater Project (APTP), a creative universe that simply has no equal.
The Museum of Contemporary Art has named eighth blackbird, the virtuosic Chicago-based contemporary music ensemble, …
Chicago premiere of “Unspeakable,” the “dramatic fantasia inspired by the life of the comedic legend,” is headed to the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut for a limited five-week engagement, Oct. 6 – Nov. 8.
“Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits,” is this summer’s touring show in the city’s parks. It’s full of talent and energy, but all the sampling and cut-and-paste techniques seem designed for short attention spans. Not the best way to go.
The Theater Wit production of Joshua Harmon’s comedy of cross-cultural manners – which not only enjoyed a successful initial run in its Chicago premiere, and is virtually sold-out for its summer run at Skokie’s North Shore Center for the Performing Arts – is returning to the City. This time it will play in the Royal George Theatre’s cabaret space beginning Aug. 28.
John Rubinstein was 26 when he made his Broadway debut and created the title role in the 1972 Broadway musical, “Pippin.” Now he’s playing Pippin’s father, Charlemagne, in the national tour of the circus-infused 2013 Broadway revival.
Maestro Paul Freeman who, for 24 years was the Music Director of the Chicago Sinfonietta …
Plans have been announced for a memorial service for Abena Joan Brown, the pioneering force in the arts, who focused her energy and zeal on nurturing Chicago’s black artists. It will be on Thursday, July 23.
In Terrence McNally’s “A Perfect Ganesh” – the second of three plays that comprise Eclipse Theatre’s current season devoted to the work of the prolific playwright – two middle-aged women …
Chicago arts philanthropists Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis have given a gift of $1.5 million to Chicago Opera Theater (COT) – the single largest contribution in the company’s 42-year history.