Daily Rehearsal: Dan Savage spotted at Steppenwolf
1. Julie Taymor will be asked questions about Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark until she dies. Now she says the media propagated misconceptions about the show, but that "I'm very proud of what I've done, and I'm proud of the people inside that show."
3. Starting Here, Starting Now by Theo Ubique is at No Exit Café, and BOY does it sound emotional! "A stirring coming of age story that unspools through poignant lyrics, exhilarating music and soaring voices as three young characters find love, lose it and find it again." It's dinner theater, but for $20, your meal does not include beverages, taxes, and tips/gratuities.
4. Chicago Shakespeare Theater returns to its roots for the London Olympics. It'll be part of the "Globe to Globe" international theater festival produced by the Globe in London. It's a piece of the Cultural Olympiad, which reinterpretes Shakespeare's work for a modern and global audience. Chicago Shakes will be contributing Othello: The Remix, which will be the play, but "presented in American hip-hop." The play will eventually be staged state-side, though no indication when.
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