WBEZ | Nathan Lane http://www.wbez.org/tags/nathan-lane Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Henry Wishcamper to wish no more for the Goodman http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-08/daily-rehearsal-henry-wishcamper-wish-no-more-goodman-101989 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/4797296588_c229392744.jpg" style="float: right; height: 269px; width: 300px; " title="A scene from 'Animal Crackers' directed by Wishcamper at the Goodman in 2009. (Courtesy of Goodman Theatre)" /><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size: 14px; "><strong>- Celebrate your 25th anniversary</strong></span></span>; give back to the community; raise money -- it&#39;s all in the plan for ComedySportz this year. &quot;Over our 25 years, we&#39;ve seen how the joy, imagination, and laughter that come from improv comedy make people&#39;s lives better. We&#39;re so grateful for the support we&#39;ve received in this community, that we wanted to help other organizations that make Lakeview and the world better places to live,&quot; said&nbsp;ComedySportz President and CEO Matt Elwell in a statement. This means they&#39;re working with groups like The Night Ministry, Funny Bones Improv, the Lymphoma Research Foundation and the Sam Thompson Foundation. To learn more, <a href="http://www.comedysportzchicago.com/latest/713-25-yearz-celebration-to-conclude-with-month-of-charitable-giving">head to their website</a>.</p><p><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size: 14px; "><strong>- Henry Wishcamper</strong></span></span> is now a new resident artistic associate of the Goodman Theatre, <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/stage/14762493-421/henry-wishcamper-named-goodman-artistic-associate.html">reports Hedy Weiss of the<em> Sun-Times</em></a>. As <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-02-28/daily-rehearsal-jungle-book-set-world-premiere-goodman-96794">previously announced</a>, Wishcamper will be directing <em>Other Desert Cities </em>in January at the Goodman. Additionally, Seth Bockley will be an artist-in-residence for two years at the theater.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Some thoughts on the </strong></span></span><a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-08/daily-rehearsal-shakespeare-and-mayor-101873"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>lack of love</strong></span></span> for Nathan Lane</a> in this years Equity Jeff Award nominations, as well as who should win, <a href="http://chitheatreaddict.com/2012/08/21/2012-equity-jeff-nominations-a-chicago-theatre-addicts-reactions/">from Bob Bullen</a>.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="http://kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-08/daily-rehearsal-henry-wishcamper-wish-no-more-goodman-101989 Actor Brian Dennehy on 'The Iceman Cometh' http://www.wbez.org/blogs/mark-bazer/2012-04/actor-brian-dennehy-iceman-cometh-98336 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP081217037886.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Actor Brian Dennehy talking the meaning of art, explaining his passion for Eugene O'Neil and telling me my wife was more intelligent than me? Yeah, you could say I was pretty darn thrilled the whole time I got to share a stage with him.</p><p>Dennehy, of course, is in town to co-star with Nathan Lane in <em>The Iceman Cometh</em>, at the <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/">Goodman</a>. Previews begin Saturday April 21. I can't wait.</p><p>Below, watch my far-reaching, Manishewitz-and-vodka-fueled conversation with Dennehy.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JGI5gWB-xBA" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p>The next Interview Show is Thursday May 3, in Brooklyn, featuring interviews with writer Chuck Klosterman, <em>Delocated</em> star Jon Glaser and sex advice writers Em &amp; Lo, plus music by Nova Social. More info <a href="http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&amp;eventId=4424675">here</a>.</p></p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 09:14:22 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/mark-bazer/2012-04/actor-brian-dennehy-iceman-cometh-98336 Daily Rehearsal: Nathan Lane in 'The Iceman Cometh' http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-07-15/daily-rehearsal-nathan-lane-iceman-cometh-89198 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//blog/photo/2011-July/2011-07-15/nathanlane_ap_evanagostini.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-July/2011-07-15/nathanlane_ap_evanagostini.jpg" style="width: 200px; margin: 10px; height: 251px; float: right;" title="Nathan Lane in 2009 at a Roundabout Theatre Gala (AP/Evan Agostini)"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>1. Biggest news of the week? The Goodman is <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/Production.aspx?prod=129">doing <em>The Iceman Cometh</em></a></strong></span></span> with Nathan Lane. <em>The Iceman Cometh</em> is not about a man who brings ice to homes, in case you were wondering. It is about a traveling salesman who gets sober and tries to make everyone around him do the same. Lane <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/theaterloop/ct-ent-0715-goodman-20110715,0,524132.column">told Chris Jones</a>,&nbsp;"I am not thinking of this as some pre-Broadway tryout. I just want it to be good in Chicago."&nbsp;You're going to have to wait awhile -- tickets aren't available until March.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;">2. There's a new theaterish blog on the street -- the Chicago Theater Addict</span></strong></span> aka Bob Bullen is <a href="http://chitheatreaddict.com/2011/07/13/chicago-theatre-addict-now-blogging-for-chicago-convention-tourism-bureau/#comments">now writing for the Chicago Convention &amp; Tourism Bureau</a>. Did you not know that they had <a href="http://chicagosecondtonone.wordpress.com/">a blog</a>? Neither did anyone; it appears so fresh that they're still rocking a pretty basic Wordpress format. Ah, growing pains.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>3. The Joffrey ballet appears to have <a href="http://www.chicagonewscoop.org/joffrey-reaches-pact-but-tensions-linger/">ended their lockout</a></strong></span></span> -- for now. Perhaps it was the pressure of a potential leafleting session tomorrow in front of the Joffrey that pushed the Company into action. The dancers <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-Joffrey-Ballet-Dancers/217664081602594">announced on their Facebook page</a> late yesterday that "late this afternoon, AGMA and the Joffrey Ballet reached a tentative agreement. The Dancers will start taking class on Monday and Stage Managers will resume their normal schedule on Monday as well. The next step in the process is for the Dancers and AGMA's Board of Governors to ratify the agreement."</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>4. <a href="http://www.emeraldcitytheatre.com/shows_1011_pinkalicious_bic.php"><em>Pinkalicious: The Musical</em></a> is running at Emerald City Playhouse</strong></span></span>, and it may remind you of an extra-special episode of <em>The Magic School Bus</em>: "When Pinkalicious Pinkerton eats one too many pink cupcakes, she catches a serious case of "Pinkititis" and turns pink from head to toe!" Remember when Arnold <a href="http://www.ireallylikefood.com/709823257/arnold-turns-orange-the-magic-school-bus/">ate too many Seaweedies</a> and turned orange from all the carotene and the class went into his body?</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;">5. Orny Adams is at <a href="http://www.improv.com/ComedyClub/Chicago/Event/Orny-Adams/ee0b1aa0-aa1f-4f57-943b-d00f577e2004">Improv comedy club</a> on Saturday</span></strong></span> at 7 and 9:15 pm. <a href="http://www.avclub.com/chicago/events/orny-adams,251230/">The A.V. Club says that</a>, "Adams’ rapid-fire delivery hits all of the right beats, but it only partially glosses over pandering, bromidic bits on outsourcing customer service or the hilarity of prescription pill side effects.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-07-15/daily-rehearsal-nathan-lane-iceman-cometh-89198