2. Sweeney Todd begins previews this weekend at Drury Lane Theater. Gregg Edelman, their own Sweeney Todd, talks about how he’s the “Susan Lucci of Broadway” and his intimate relationship with Sondheim.
3. Pinkalicious is moving to the Broadway Playhouse for the rest of its run, which is into January.4. Why do Chicago actors stand out? “Chicago is a very elemental town-as in vicious winters and blistering summers-that’s forced to manufacture its own fantasies,” writes Lawrence Bommer. “We have no palm trees to provide a semi-tropical escapism. What you see is what you get. In the face of such ruthless realism as seches, blizzards, heat waves, power failures and potholes, our theaters work overtime to create their own saving make-believe.” Why does it always gotta be about the weather?
5. Wolf by Brikenbrak Theatre Project at The Think Tank starts next week. “Given the nature of society, can certain relationships ever be more than just predator and prey? The relationship between a young teacher and his student is put under the microscope after tragedy strikes, and in a case with more questions than answers, the truth may be little more than a question of perception,” says the press release.
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