Music

A rip-roaring “Anything Goes” at Marriott Theatre

A rip-roaring “Anything Goes” at Marriott Theatre

April 16, 2015 / Music, Stage, Stage Reviews

Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” is a classic musical comedy of the “they just don’t make ‘em like that anymore” variety. It’s a show that exists solely to entertain, and in its sensational Marriott Theatre revival that is precisely what it does, and then some. To quote Porter, “It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s delectable, it’s delirious….it’s de-lovely.”

Four major Chicago arts organizations receive Wallace Foundation grants to study audience building

Four major Chicago arts organizations receive Wallace Foundation grants to study audience building

April 15, 2015 / Music, Stage

Four Chicago performing arts organizations — the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre and Lyric Opera Chicago — are among 26 such entitites nationwide selected to receive the New York-based Wallace Foundation’s “Building Audiences for Sustainability” effort – a new, six-year, $52-million initiative aimed at developing practical insights into how arts organizations can successfully expand their audiences.