WBEZ | Diane Lane http://www.wbez.org/tags/diane-lane Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: At end of run, 'Sweet Bird' performance canceled due to Lane's laryngitis http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-end-run-sweet-bird-performance-canceled-due-lanes <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/sweet%20bird%202.jpg" style="float: right; height: 214px; width: 300px; " title="Diane Lane and Finn Wittrock in 'Sweet Bird of Youth' (Photo by Liz Lauren)" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- People</strong></span></span> <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/too-much-light-dance-party-salon-series/Content?oid=7737866&amp;storyPage=1">are still loving </a><em><a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/too-much-light-dance-party-salon-series/Content?oid=7737866&amp;storyPage=1">Too Much Light</a>...&nbsp;</em>so a reminder: go see it!</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- David Mamet&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://thewoods.eventsbot.com/"><em>The Woods </em></a></strong></span></span>is being put up by Mechanical Advantage: &quot;At a New England lake house, Ruth and Nick spend their first weekend together as a couple. Isolated in the woods, these two lovers inhabit a world that feels like our own but is also magical and otherworldly.</p><p>During their time in the woods, away from the city, Ruth and Nick tell stories to one another about the animals who live in the lake, the history of their families, martians, and a mysterious brown bear who may be living under the house. However, the power of storytelling never solves the couple&rsquo;s fundamental problem: does their relationship represent true love?&quot;</p><p>If you bring a guest the creators don&#39;t know, they get in for free, which, if you don&#39;t know them, is a pretty good deal.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- The <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/stage/15938128-421/goodman-cancels-sweet-bird-performance-due-to-diane-lane-illness.html"><em>Sun-Times</em> reports </a></strong></span></span>that the Goodman has canceled tonight&#39;s performance of <em>Sweet Bird of Youth </em>because lead actor Diane Lane has come down with laryngitis. She should be back tomorrow; the production closes Sunday, which means some people will get a gift certificate to a future show, and others will be rescheduled for the rest of the week.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/daily-rehearsal-end-run-sweet-bird-performance-canceled-due-lanes Daily Rehearsal: See what came before 'New Girl' http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-see-what-came-new-girl-102438 <p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- Comedian Tommy Davidson</strong></span></span> visited<em>&nbsp;The Morning AMp</em> (and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2012-09-14/afternoon-shift-148-making-it-work-102439"><em>Afternoon Shift</em></a>) today and took <a href="https://twitter.com/UpComedyClub/status/246622832212185088/photo/1">a cool photo with a pair of Rockettes</a>.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- People love talking about Diane Lane</strong></span></span>. Specifically, Diane Lane&#39;s &quot;famously beautiful face.&quot; Additionally, in <a href="http://theater.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/theater/diane-lane-back-onstage-in-sweet-bird-of-youth.html?ref=theater">this <em>New York Times</em> article</a>, Goodman artistic director Robert Falls speculates as to whether <em>Sweet Bird of Youth</em> will move to Broadway after its run in Chicago.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/mistakes%20madeline%20made.png" style="float: left; height: 240px; width: 300px; " title="" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- A fan of<em> New Girl</em>?</strong></span></span> Creator Elizabeth Meriwether&#39;s play <em>The Mistakes Madeline Made</em>&nbsp;opens at <a href="http://www.greenhousetheater.com">Greenhouse </a>October 3. It&nbsp;&quot;tells the story of a young woman, Edna, who develops Ablutophobia, the fear of bathing. Struggling with a soul-crushing job as a personal assistant and an unexpected loss, she wages a furious and funny war against all things complacent, pampered and clean. As Edna&rsquo;s smell starts to overwhelm her co-workers and many casual lovers, the play raises the questions: is dirty living a political act? And is clean living even possible in these times of unrest?&quot; Oh. Wow.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:03:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-see-what-came-new-girl-102438 Daily Rehearsal: Diane Lane to shine her star on Chicago http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-07/daily-rehearsal-diane-lane-shine-her-star-chicago-100930 <p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- &quot;Relationships should be perfect</strong></span></span>. But the truth is even the good ones leave scars. Come experience a profoundly visceral night of theatre that explores a&nbsp; perfect relationship like one would look at the inverted, bloody sinews of a skinned animal,&quot; proclaims Cor Theatre&#39;s press release for <em>Skin Tight</em>. It&#39;s described as a &quot;high physical&quot; love story that includes &quot;erotic abandon.&quot; So, bring the kids! It opens August 28 in previews.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/211179532_e7c48599d5_z.jpg" style="height: 432px; width: 300px; float: left; " title="Is this photo of Diane Lane with Robert Duvall in 1989 not amazing? (Flickr/Alan Light) " /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- My <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-06-27/daily-rehearsal-5-lesbians-eating-quiche-88391">weird obsession with <em>5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche</em></a></strong></span></span> can let its freak flag fly again, as the production returns for a brief run at the Center on Halsted before it goes to the New York International Fringe Festival. It&#39;s August 2-5. Only some of the original cast returns, which means some of the roles have been switched around and Mary Hollis Inboden is no more. She does have <em>Boss </em>and all.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- I had heard that TJ and Dave at Theater on the Lake</strong></span></span> were not throwing up their best performances, but it seems at least one member of the reviewing community disagrees. Writing for <em>Chicago Now</em>,<a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/the-fourth-walsh/2012/07/%E2%80%9Ctj-dave%E2%80%9D-theater-on-the-lake-taking-the-long-way-to-a-good-thing/">&nbsp;Jasleen Jaswal Vines loved it</a>, though cautioned that &quot;unless you like driving in circles around Lincoln Park looking for a free spot and then grudgingly ponying up to park at the zoo, I highly recommend biking down along the lakefront or taking public transit.&quot;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;Writers&rsquo; Theatre and the Village of Glencoe</strong></span></span> received a $100,000 Our Town grant from the NEA which will go to creating a new theater in the town. The center is being designed by architecture star Jeanne Gang and they plan for it to be LEED certified.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- <em>Measure for Measure </em></strong></span></span>has been added to the Goodman&#39;s season as has star of stage and screen Diane Lane, who will star in <em>Sweet Bird of Youth.</em></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001-EUtlzQoRq6d5D8iz3HVkMs5epVx30qTV2G_axxMxsZQIqL5Rre9-cAhKoMPM1Yyt8Xa5xsb4e477VI8Yg5zJZ6sPe6CvK2XKMaD1bixlLhU0uJiw2ZqL1nZZGOL9egEwef1ENgPL6mrM-Dy7Ntz1Yt86iAQ_-9Uaq_-nan4cYvbmhlF1G4uCuZ37XCkBUNUUadWo8WgmK9uKKi8hZLq42GoLFamQh3o" linktype="1" shape="rect" target="_blank" track="on">The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP)</a></strong></span></span>&nbsp;is opening an American Rhythm Center where the who&#39;s-who of Chicago dance companies will work.&nbsp;</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email<a href="http://kdries@wbez.org"> kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-07/daily-rehearsal-diane-lane-shine-her-star-chicago-100930