Iconic Musical Marks Milestone In ChicagoIts soundtrack has become as iconic as its story. The 1966 groundbreaking show "Cabaret" is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a national tour.
Rock Star Brings Sounds Of Colombia To Goodman TheatreA new production at the Goodman Theatre documents the very real story of a beauty pageant held in a Colombian women's prison.
Fall Theater Preview In ChicagoFrom a parody of Harry Potter to a new take on Sherlock Holmes, theatres in Chicago offer a number of must-see plays. Mark your calendar for these five productions.
Suburban Theater Community ThrivingWhile Chicago's downtown theater district attracts big audiences, the theater community in the suburbs also is thriving, reports WBBM's Regine Schlesinger.
New Musical Opening In Chicago Tells Story Behind "Amazing Grace" A new musical opening soon in Chicago before it heads to Broadway, tells the story behind one of the world's best known songs, reports WBBM's Regine Schlesinger.
Leading Chicago Theatre, Comedy Figure Sheldon Patinkin Dies At 79Chicago is grieving the loss of Sheldon Patinkin, a developmental figure in the world of improv in the city.
What Makes ‘Kinky Boots’ Tick And Why It Grabbed 13 NomsWhat does it take to make a great Broadway musical? A talented score, a clever book, great singing and dancing, impressive costumes and an engaging set. Do all great musicals hit all of these points equally well? Of course not. But “Kinky Boots” does.
‘Kinky Boots’ Leads Tony Award Nominations With 13The nominations were announced Tuesday in a televised event co-hosted by Tony winner Sutton Foster and "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9.
Burlesque In Space (And Time!)Gorilla Tango Theatre performs some of the best burlesque in Chicago. Infused with humor and an underlying intelligence, it's some of the bester entertainment you'll find on stage ANYWHERE. See their newest show, a Doctor Who parody titled "Don't Blink," NOW!
How To Drink Away The Pain Of 2012 OR How To Celebrate New Year’s EveDid 2012 break you, too? Did it stomp you into the little, wretched human being your mother always claimed you'd turn into? Just shake it off, buddy. Seriously, everyone has a bad day... week... year... every once in awhile. It happens. All you need to do is blow off some steam. Here's how you can do that on NYE...
Best Indie Movie Theaters In ChicagoWhen it comes to independent movie theaters, get ready to look beyond the multiplex for historic and unique gems in Chicago.
Cure For Boredom: August's EventsWhat does August have in store for us? Read about the best events happening in Chicago right here!
The Renovated Logan TheatreTo use a cliché and say that The Logan Theatre has “had a facelift” would be an understatement. Everything seems new. From the floor to the ceiling, the insides of The Logan barely seem like the same theatre. In fact, everything is so darn nice, dates won’t be offended when I take them there anymore. How unfortunate.
Gorilla Tango Theatre: More Than Just Burlesque (Though That's Nice Too)A little neighborhood theatre located in Bucktown, Gorilla Tango creates a feeling of closeness for those who attend shows there. Literally. It only seats about fifty people, but I think this works in its favor, closing that gap of separation you might feel while watching a bigger production, pulling the crowd into everything that happens onstage just a little bit more.
Best Chicago Neighborhood TheatresThe dawn of a new year is particularly exciting for local theatre-goers, as it signals the start of new seasons of productions around town. While the Broadway-style shows in the Loop often steal the limelight, there’s never a shortage of top-quality theatre to experience outside of downtown. Neighborhood theatres are too often one of those things that people discover only after having lived in a particular area for a long time...