In New York last week, I caught up with three theater muck-a-mucks with Chicago connections: director Gary Griffin, performer Andre De Shields and actor/writer Charles Busch.At this very moment Griffin is enjoying a two-week holiday in Costa Rica, and he's earned it, having had two Chicago productio
South Africa has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, with roughly 1 in 300 people behind bars. This has inspired a growing number of prison outreach programs. In Cape Town, one such program isn't turning criminals into angels.
Andrew Jackson: victor at the Battle of New Orleans, seventh President of the United States, first Westerner in the White House, author of the policies that lead to the Trail of Tears.President Jackson may seem an unlikely subject for a Broadway rock musical, but Michael Friedman felt differently.
Patti LuPone is perhaps best known for her roles in the Broadway hits Evita, Les Miserables and Gypsy.But the Tony award-winner has also experienced some slightly less-glamorous roles -- not to mention a few flops -- during her long theater career.In her book, Patti