So you think you’ve seen Georges Seurat’s famous painting "A Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte –1884"? You know, the pointillist one that inspired Stephen Sondheim’s musical Sunday in the Park with George? See it with new eyes when the Art Institute and Chicago Shakespeare collaborate to present a living version of the picture.
Best show of the year in any category: Gary Griffin’s Follies at Chicago Shakespeare. This flawless version of an underappreciated early Sondheim should be remounted somewhere and run forever; there’s not a false note or step anywhere in it.
Kelly KleimanElizabeth Rex: The late Canadian novelist/playwright Timothy Findley teased every dramatic possibility out of the fact that Shakespeare's company performed for the mis-described Virgin Queen on the eve of the exec
A new piece in the Stanford Social Innovation Review argues that there are five things considered essential to the success of nonprofits that are, in fact, wastes of time. The author is wrong about every one of them (Don’t use volunteers?
A rave from the usually ornery Charles Isherwood for Writers' Theatre's A Minister's Wife, a musical retelling of Shaw's Candida, remounted at Lincoln Center.Kudos to creator/director Michael Halberstam (Writers' Theatre's Artistic Director), bookwriter Austin Pendleton (of th