“Big Fish,” the musical based on Daniel Wallace’s 1998 book and popular 2003 film, arrived …
Some directors hide on opening nights. Not PJ Paparelli, the artistic director of American Theater Company (ATC), who died Thursday, at the age of 40, in a car accident in Scotland. Earlier this month, at the world premiere of “The Project(s)” – the richly evocative and probing history of public housing in Chicago that he devised, co-wrote (with Joshua Jaeger), and directed – he was positively beaming as he gave a brief opening speech to the audience.
PJ Paparelli, the artistic director of American Theater Company, 40, has died. Mr. Paparelli died …
While in town shooting scenes for their upcoming “Michelle Darnell” flick, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell enjoyed a few cocktails in the Library Bar at Public Hotel.
The “Conga” line led straight to the lobby of Oriental Theater on Tuesday morning as Emilio and Gloria Estefan greeted the press in preparation for the debut of their Broadway-bound musical, “On Your Feet,” which begins previews in Chicago on June 2 and is set to open in New York on Nov. 5.
During its 42nd season as one of Chicago’s top presenters of contemporary dance, the Dance Center of Columbia College will showcase the Stephen Petronio Company paying homage to American postmodern masters, a Butoh-meets-hip-hop duet courtesy of Michael Sakamoto and Rennie Harris, the New York-based troupes of Urban Bush Women and Camille A. Brown, San Francisco Bay Area’s Joe Goode, Camille A. Brown and this city’s very own Natya Dance Theatre and the ever-popular Giordano Dance Chicago.
While Jonathan Kite has snared a national audience thanks to the success of his hit CBS sitcom, “2 Broke Girls,” the actor is heading our way this week to showcase his skill as a standup comic.
Here are the stats: Between July 19 and Aug. 16, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), in association with the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District and Boeing ,will continue the annual citywide summer tradition of Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, presenting 24 free performances of “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits,” in 17 neighborhood parks. And while in previous seasons, CST staged abridged editions of a single play, this time around it will home in on Shakespeare’s most memorable characters in a surprising mash-up of scenes from his most celebrated plays.
“What would you save? ” That is the provocative question posed in the TimeLine Theatre …
“Shining Lives: A Musical,” the fervent yet poetic chamber work now receiving a fittingly radiant world premiere at Northlight Theatre, is, above all, a story of courage and determination in the face of profound betrayal. It is a true story – about a group of women who fall in love with their jobs, and the freedom those jobs provide, and about what happens when those women gradually come to realize that the very thing they loved was, in fact, killing them.