WBEZ | David Schwimmer http://www.wbez.org/tags/david-schwimmer Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Hannibal Buress v. The Daily Eastern News http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-05/daily-rehearsal-hannibal-buress-v-daily-eastern-news-99468 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/hannibal%20buress.jpg" style="float: left; width: 300px; height: 303px; " title="Buress performing stand-up for a Comedy Central special." /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- <a href="http://www.avclub.com/chicago/articles/college-newspaper-starts-war-with-hannibal-buress,75503/"><em>The A.V. Club </em></a>draws our attention to</strong></span></span>&nbsp;complaints made against Hannibal Buress by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dennews.com/opinion/buress-comments-unfair-skewed/article_8ba7c856-a3d1-11e1-bf0d-001a4bcf6878.html">Eastern Illinois University&#39;s school paper</a>, spurred by sections from Burress&#39; stand-up routine. In the routines, Buress apparently discusses <em>The Daily Eastern News&#39;</em>&nbsp;disclosure of how much he was paid to perform at the University<a href="http://www.library.eiu.edu/denpdfs/2009/03/09march27pg02.pdf"> in a 2009 article</a>, among other things: &quot;During his act, Buress admits to telling our reporter that his performances include jokes related to &#39;personal stories, current events, the streets and even food&#39;,&quot; the opinion piece reads. &quot;Buress then proceeded to mock The DEN for including this comment.&nbsp;However, the blame for such a portrayal lies explicitly on Buress. If he did not wish for us to include that he talks about &#39;the streets&#39; in his act, he should not have said it in his interview.&quot;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- David Schwimmer </strong></span></span>will star in <em>Detroit</em> at Playwright Horizons in New York the summer, the <em>Associated Press</em> reports, opposite Amy Ryan. The play <a href="http://www.steppenwolf.org/About-Us/history/productions/index.aspx?id=503">premiered at Steppenwolf</a> in the fall of 2010.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- <a href="http://www.playbill.com/news/article/166251-Bernadette-Peters-Audra-McDonald-Ricky-Martin-Danny-Burstein-Norm-Lewis-Will-Be-Featured-on-Tonys">Here </a>are a</strong></span></span> few performances and appearances to look forward to at the Tony&#39;s.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Redmoon will be performing at Wicker Park Fest</strong></span></span>, as part of the festival&#39;s expanded arts line-up. Chicagoist says they&#39;ll be doing, &quot;a piece called The Sonic Boom, a massive battery powered vehicle, sculpture, and performance platform. Redmoon performers will activate the two hydraulic performance platforms and mobile DJ booth with spectacle performance and sound pieces, a portion of which will be fully composed in advance and a portion that will be structured for live improvisation during the event.&quot; No word on whether there will be fire, but they&#39;ll be there both <a href="http://wickerparkfest.com/music/">July 28 and 29th</a>, time TBD.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- <em>Clybourne Park</em> </strong></span></span>has had a <a href="http://clybournepark.com/">month </a>added to its Broadway run; it now closes August 12.</p></p> Wed, 23 May 2012 11:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-05/daily-rehearsal-hannibal-buress-v-daily-eastern-news-99468 Daily Rehearsal: E.L. Doctorow to discuss 'The March' http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-03-21/daily-rehearsal-el-doctorow-discuss-march-97512 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-March/2012-03-21/File:TheMarchBookCover.jpeg" alt="" /><p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>1. Upcoming comics at Zanies </strong></span></span>from March through May: Kevin Bozeman, Jake Johannsen, Greg Proops, Doug Benson, Rob Little, Bret Ernst, Cameron Esposito &amp; Adam Burke co-headlining, Jared Logan, John Roy and Mike Vecchione. Men.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>2.&nbsp;Lookingglass' 25th anniversary season </strong></span></span>has, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-02-15/daily-rehearsal-metamorphoses-returns-lookingglass-after-decades-96">as announced before, <em>Metamorphoses</em></a>. There will also be <em>Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo</em> and <em>Still Alive</em>. And David Schwimmer will direct the world premiere of Keith Huff's <em>Big Lake Big City</em>; Huff wrote <em>A Steady Rain</em>.&nbsp;“It’s both thrilling and apt that in our 25th&nbsp;Anniversary Season we’re serving up a quintessential Lookingglass feast for our audiences and artists," said Artistic Director Andrew White in a statement. &nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.wbez.org/sites/default/files/blog/insert-image/2012-March/2012-03-21/File%3ATheMarchBookCover.jpeg" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left; width: 200px; height: 300px; " title=""><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>3. <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-04-01/teatro-vista-new-york-and-chicago-honors-84628">Remember when</a> the Goodman and Teatro Vista</strong></span></span> did <em>El Nogalar</em> which became a big deal? Now they're trying to recapture the magic with<em> Fish Man</em> by Puerto Rican playwright&nbsp;Cándido Tirado’s. It's a "new comedic drama about a group of urban chess hustlers drawn together by a shared need to overcome their individual demons." This is all part of the three-year producing partnership between the two theater companies. It opens April 7.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>4. Victory Gardens has announced their 2012-13 season</strong></span></span>. They say: "The season will include&nbsp;<em>Equivocation</em>&nbsp;by Bill Cain, directed by Sean Graney;&nbsp;<em>Failure: A Love Story</em>&nbsp;by Phillip Dawkins, directed by Seth Bockley;&nbsp;<em>Disconnect</em>&nbsp;by Anupama Chandrasekhar, directed by Dexter Bullard;<em>&nbsp;The Whale</em>&nbsp;by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Joanie Schultz; and&nbsp;<em>Chicago is Burning</em>&nbsp;by Marcus Gardley, directed by Chay Yew." Ideas of home is the theme.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>5. As part of their plan to put up <em>The March</em></strong></span></span>, Steppenwolf will have an evening of discussion with E.L. Doctorow himself and Frank Galati. It's April 16 at 7 pm. One conversation that you might not want to miss.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-03-21/daily-rehearsal-el-doctorow-discuss-march-97512