2. Stephen Sondheim will be honored at the Music Institute of Chicago’s 82nd Gala with the Duskin Award, named after MIC’s founder Dorothy and David Dushkin. Former recipients include Richard Muti, Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming and Placido Domino. It will be held at the the Four Seasons. Tickets are $550, not $600, as the original press release stated. Spend that money on a new pair of shoes for when you and Stevie become besties.
3. The MaryKay Letourneau Players has been extended at iO through March 11.
4. Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep have been cast in the movie version of Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County. Let the worry commence: Will they ruin it? Can Meryl do no wrong, still? How is it possible that they haven’t been in a movie together yet?
5. The Dueling Critics were on Eight Forty-Eight this morning. After Jonathan was missing last week, I’m sure you want them to get back to their fighting.
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