WBEZ | Jimmy Smits http://www.wbez.org/tags/jimmy-smits Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Jimmy Smits takes role in 'Motherf**ker with the Hat ' http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-jimmy-smits-takes-role-motherfker-hat-102580 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/JimmySmitsbyMarkAnderson_Edited2.jpg" style="height: 260px; width: 300px; float: right; " title="Jimmy Smits (Photo by Mark Anderson)" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>-&nbsp;Jimmy Smits&nbsp;has been cast in Steppenwolf&#39;s&nbsp;<em>The Motherf**ker with the Hat</em></strong></span></span>&nbsp;as &quot;addiction recovery sponsor Ralph D.&quot; You best know Smits from <em>NYPD Blue</em>, <em>Star Wars</em> and the <em>West Wing</em>. So, everything.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- George Lopez </strong></span></span>is performing at the<a href="http://www.thechicagotheatre.com/events/2012/september/george-lopez-at-the-chicago-theatre.html"> Chicago Theatre</a> on Saturday; tickets are $68.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; "><span style="font-family: georgia, serif; "><strong>- What a headline:<a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/hamlet-at-the-writers-theatre/Content?oid=7474416">&nbsp;&quot;A homo Hamlet?&quot;</a>&nbsp;</strong></span></span>The <em>Reader&#39;</em>s Tony Adler makes the argument that this interpretation at Writers&#39; Theatre is for the better, solving problems like Hamlet&#39;s fascination with dying or the mean way he treats his girlfriend Ophelia.&nbsp;&quot;The notion of a homo Hamlet isn&#39;t new, but it&#39;s definitely a minority position,&quot; writes Adler. &quot;Director Michael Halberstam demonstrates that it makes absolute&mdash;even revelatory&mdash;sense in his fascinating, if not entirely successful staging of&nbsp;<em>Hamlet&nbsp;</em>for Writers&#39; Theatre.&quot;</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:52:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-09/daily-rehearsal-jimmy-smits-takes-role-motherfker-hat-102580