WBEZ | Brian Dennehy http://www.wbez.org/tags/brian-dennehy Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Applications for Garage Rep 2013 now open http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-04/daily-rehearsal-applications-garage-rep-2013-now-open-98380 <p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>1.&nbsp;Brian Dennehy</strong></span></span> was <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/mark-bazer/2012-04/actor-brian-dennehy-iceman-cometh-98336">on <em>The Interview Show</em></a> and charmed the pants off of Mark Bazer.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/HitTheWall_01.jpg" style="float: left; width: 300px; height: 199px; " title="'Hit the Wall' (Photo by Ryan Bourque)"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>2. <a href="http://steppenwolf.org/garagerep2013">Garage Rep</a> applications</strong></span></span>&nbsp;are now being accepted. Considering <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-03-09/daily-rehearsal-more-hit-wall-shows-added-97121">the success of<em> Hit the Wall</em></a>, it seems likely that people might be even more encouraged to do 2013's season. If your company wants some Garage Rep action, feel free to&nbsp;&nbsp;"attend an informational meeting at 6pm on April 23, 2012 in the Garage Theatre (1624 N Halsted St); members of Steppenwolf’s artistic staff discuss the application and selection process, and Garage Rep alumni share their experiences." Applications are due at 5 pm on June 1, 2012.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>3. Chris Hardwick took </strong></span></span><a href="http://www.timeoutchicago.com/things-to-do/chicago-blog/15278846/the-nerdist-live-at-the-vic-review"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong><em>The Nerdist Live</em></strong></span></span> to the Vic</a>. If you want to know every single joke they made, read this <em>TimeOut </em>review. We do get to know that&nbsp;"the Nerdist hosts exuded an air of approachability, an unlikely yet fitting byproduct of the cult following which they have obtained. Unfiltered by earbuds, the show yielded charmingly candid observations in addition to a bevy of topical quips."&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>4. The <a href="http://www.chicagoimprovfestival.org/web/index2.php">Chicago Improv Festival</a> </strong></span></span>is next week; it runs from April 23 through 29. The <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/its-just-spring-and-the-world-is-improv-luscious/Content?oid=6089390"><em>Reader</em> delivers</a>&nbsp;highlights, some of whom are local and you can see whenever, and some of whom are from Russia or Ohio.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>5. Hopefully the last and final word</strong></span></span> on Mike Daisey from Ira Glass, who <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2012-04/ira-glass-mike-daisey-and-retraction-episode-american-life-98345">talked to Alison Cuddy</a> before his St. Charles show.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:08:02 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-04/daily-rehearsal-applications-garage-rep-2013-now-open-98380 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