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‘Tigers’ knows what it’s like to be young and restless

THEATER REVIEW: “Tigers Be Still” at Theater Wit ★★★ THEATER REVIEW: “Tigers Be Still” at Theater Wit ★★★ ……

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Griffin to inaugurate new theater in May, 2013

Chicago’s Griffin Theatre Company says that its first production in its new home in a former police station on Chicago’s North Side will take place in May, 2013….

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‘Once,’ ‘Newsies’ and Jessie Mueller score at 2012 Tony Award nominations

With the aptly named “Leap of Faith” unexpectedly snagging the contested fourth spot, the musicals “Once,“ “Newsies” and “Nice Work If You Can Get It” scored all-important 2012 Tony Award nominations in the category of best musical….

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Not just another day at the office

THEATER REVIEW: “The Receptionist” at Steep Theatre ★★★ THEATER REVIEW: “The Receptionist” at Steep Theatre ★★★ ……

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How do you make money in the entertainment biz? Listen to ‘Peter’ and write a prequel

Disappearing Broadway investments prove, especially this season, that there is still no formula for commercial success in the entertainment business, but the wicked track record of the prequel is really starting to stand out….

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‘The Iceman Cometh’ again

Robert Falls and Brian Dennehy, with a twist of Nathan Lane, take on O’Neill with ‘more of a sense of mortality’ In October 1990, a 36-year-old named Robert Falls was six years into his tenure at the artistic head of Goodman Theatre; he was little known outside Chicago….

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‘Emerging Theater Award’ announced

Theatre Seven of Chicago is the 2012 recipient of the Broadway in Chicago “Emerging Theater Award….

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‘Leap of Faith’ is a musical with a message

NEW YORK — Raul Esparza, the handsome and admirably complex star of the new screen-to-stage musical “Leap of Faith,” is the guy you want in your show when your leading character is having a crisis of faith….

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Awaiting director David Cromer’s take on ‘Rent’

The Barrow Street Theatre, an off-Broadway producing venue that keeps a particularly close eye on what’s popping in Chicago, is where David Cromer first made his name, when his production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” transferred from Chicago in 2009 and exploded a director’s career….

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Awaiting director David Cromer’s take on ‘Rent’

The Barrow Street Theatre, an off-Broadway producing venue that keeps a particularly close eye on what’s popping in Chicago, is where David Cromer first made his name, when his production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” transferred from Chicago in 2009 and exploded a director’s career….

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‘Elams’ an entertaining bit of sibling revelry; adapting ‘Moby Dick’

NINA METZ reviews “Dinner with the Elams” at iO Theater ★★★ and “All Girl Moby Dick” by The Mammals ★★½ NINA METZ reviews “Dinner with the Elams” at iO Theater ★★★ and “All Girl Moby Dick” by The Mammals ★★½ …

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Chicago theater openings for the week of April 27 to May 3

Picking the upcoming opening nights….

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Suburban theater for the week of April 27 to May 3

Kerry Reid on what’s on stage in Chicago’s suburbs Kerry Reid on what’s on stage in Chicago’s suburbs….

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Suburban theater for the week of April 27 to May 3

Kerry Reid on what’s on stage in Chicago’s suburbs “When the Rain Stops Falling”: Andrew Bovell’s play moves back and forth in time over an 80-year span (1959 to 2039) to trace four generations of a family, rife with disappearances, disappointments and repeating tragedies….

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Chicago theater openings for the week of April 27 to May 3

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