Chicago's About Face Theatre and Silk Road Theatre Project are among the 10 recipients across the country of the first National Theatre Awards bestowed by the American Theatre Wing, best known for Broadway's annual Tony Awards. Each of the 10 companies received a $10,000 grant at Oct.
Legendary Chicago Blackhawks hockey hero Bobby Hull, "the Golden Jet," will make a one-night-only appearance in the Goodman Theatre's lavish annual production of "A Christmas Carol." The great star of the 1961 Hawks Stanely Cup team will don him now some gay apparel (in the Chris
There are so many Chicago directors working in New York this season, it should be called "Windy City East." Goodman Theatre resident director Chuck Smith is there now directing "Knock Me a Kiss" by Charles Smith (different person/no relation) for the New Federal Theatre (opens No
As I reported many months ago in Chicago Footlights magazine, the hip-hoppin' Q Brothers are returning to Chicago Shakespeare Theater with "Funk It Up About Nothin," their version of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." GQ and JQ, who still call Chicago home, will return to Ch
Actors Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers, cut the ribbon Monday night on the new Chicago headquarters for its 13-state Central Region.As Shakespeare observed, "What's past is prologue," and so it is with Equity's new HQ, an historic West Loop survivor
In swift-moving and engaging ceremonies Monday night, the 42nd annual Joseph Jefferson Awards reduced the largest field of nominees in Jeff history--162--to 32 winners in 31 categories.The three big winners of the night were the classy musical revue "Oh Coward!" at Writers' Theatre, the wo